Open Lines: Callers share what's on their minds about Portland Police and politics.
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Hosts: Jo Ann Bowman, Dave Mazza
Program Engineer: Steve Nassar
Audio Editor: Alicia Olson
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews David Swanson about his new book War Is A Lie, in which he exposes the reality of why the U.S. is constantly at war. He addresses the web of lies, the taboo subjects, the false claims, and the mythic messages and lays waste to them. Your phone calls are welcome.
Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace discuss suicide among veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. They also feature an interview from the Talk Nation Radio show with 1st Infantryman Jeff Hanks who went AWOL to avoid redeployment to Afghanistan. Hanks had a panic attack at the airport when he was about to ship out for the Middle East again... he went AWOL to try to get mental health treatment. Hanks turned himself in shortly after the interview, and his efforts to get care have been mixed.
Tonight we speak with Author and Activist William Hathaway about his new book Radical Peace. Hathaway joined the special forces to study and write about war. He has since become an accomplished writer and voice of the strong anti-war movement. His most recent book, Radical Peace, is a collection of personal stories from war resisters that encompasses a full spectrum of resistance, from property destruction and deserting to meditation.
"Flag-waving politicians like Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Mike Pence, and Newt Gingrich use the concept of "exceptionalism" to prove how much they love America. Such hyper-nationalism, usually tied to a Christian God, denies our common humanity with the rest of the world, undercuts international cooperation, and promotes an arrogant disregard for world opinion."
Jan and Mike talk about Mohamed Mohamud, accused of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. They consider the tactics used by the FBI to create the criminal scenario, whether Mohamed was really a sleeping terrorist and how entrapment fators into any of it.
Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye