War & Peace

Outside The Law: Stories From Gunatanamo; Andy Worthingron on his new Documentary

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A Deeper Look
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Wed, 11/25/2009

Journalist, historian and now Film maker, Andy Worthington joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund on A Deeper Look to discuss his new documentary, Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo. Co-directed with Polly Nash this powerful film focuses on Three detainees and their journey to Guantanamo and for two of them their release. Please tune in to hear about the film and a clip featuring  Omar Deghayes talk about his imprisonment. And don't miss Worthington on the decisons of the Obama administrations to move some prisoners to the United States for Trial while keeping others at Guantanamo to face Military Commissions.

28:16 minutes (25.88 MB)

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog on the Sad State of the Health Care Debacle

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Tue, 11/24/2009

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris 

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe for a perusal of the health care legislation that has emerged from the House and that which should shortly be produced by the Senate.  Surprise -- the insurance industry is going to get everything it wants, and the American people will get only a fraction of what they need.

54:56 minutes (25.15 MB)

Alternative Radio on 11/24/09

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 11/24/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Dahr Jamail – GI Resistance (lecture)

At Nuremberg the plea of, “I was just following orders” was not accepted by the tribunal. That raises the question: What are soldiers to do when faced with orders they know to be against international law and basic morality? Today, reports of U.S. troops refusing orders, of active duty soldiers refusing deployment and speaking out against the wars and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have trickled into the mainstream media. What makes GIs deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan decide to resist, file for conscientious objector status, or even serve prison sentences to avoid taking part in these wars and occupations? There are devastating societal consequences beyond the many deaths and severe physical and psychological wounds. Suicide rates and domestic violence among returning vets are high. As the wars drag on more and more GIs are asking questions and are resisting.

Dahr Jamail is an award-winning independent journalist who went to Iraq to report on the war and occupation. His articles appear in “The Guardian,” “The Nation” and other journals and magazines. He is the author of “Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq” and “The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

November 23 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 11/23/2009

Do higher taxes make for fewer jobs -- or more?  Is Congress debating real healthcare reform -- or just another corporate bailout?  Is PTSD a good way to think about how people are  affected by violence?   This show takes on these questions, with host Tom Becker, Old Mole regulars  Bill Resnick and Jan Haaken, and guests Karen Kraut and Rebecca Hyman.  

 

50:40 minutes (28.99 MB)

The Politics of PTSD

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Mon, 11/23/2009

 Is PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) a useful concept  for thinking about how people deal with a society saturated in violence?   What is gained by using it to treat soldiers suffering from the results of battle mayhem?  Can it be extended  to understand women in abusive relationships, or children growing up in a police state?  Two mental health professionals discuss the history of the concept, its usefulness and its limits -- the Old Mole's  Jan Haaken and  Rebecca Hyman, a student of  trauma  theory.   

19:53 minutes (11.38 MB)

The Yes Men Fix The World

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 11/23/2009

 Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with one of the Yes Men. The Yes Men often pose as powerful people as a form of protest.  Their new movie “The Yes Men Fix the World” is showing at Cinema 21 this week.

25:36 minutes (23.43 MB)

Veteran's Voice on 11/20/09

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Fri, 11/20/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Is the Military Ignoring Its Heroin Problem in Its Ranks?

Hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires of Northwest Vets for peace speak with reporter Shaun McCanna who has written about the use of drugs by the military in Afghanistan.

November 16 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 11/16/2009

 This show is hosted by Tom Becker (pictured here), and covers this variety of topics:  What has to happen to include jobs in the economic recovery (it's not happening now); a new film about Hip Hop culture spanning the distance between Portland and Sierra Leone;  how stories about PTSD and psychiatry are being used to protect the planners of war from the guilt and trauma of war; and Elizabeth Strout's pulitzer prize book of fiction Olive Kitteridge.

56:15 minutes (32.19 MB)

Psychiatry and the Military at Fort Hood

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Mon, 11/16/2009

 Reponding to the recent shootings at Fort Hood, Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Maureen Katz talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about how the military uses psychiatry, and how the media portray PTSD and mental illness among  soldiers and mental health workers.   Who carries the trauma and the guilt produced by wars set in motion by the State?   Katz is the author of an article on these matters: "Prisoners of Azkaban: Understanding Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Due to War and State Terror (With Help from Harry Potter)."

17:26 minutes (9.97 MB)

John Perkins and Hoodwinked Live in Studio

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Tue, 11/17/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.

57:33 minutes (26.35 MB)
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