War & Peace

Torture, Obama and the Rule of Law

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Sun, 05/31/2009

 President Obama opposes torture and defends the rule of law, and yet his actions don't entirely repeal the Bush era's attack on constitutional rights.  Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about what it all means.  Mike's recommendations for getting active on this matter:  The ACLU and Center for Constitutional Rights.

12:54 minutes (7.39 MB)

Israel and the Middle East

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Sun, 05/31/2009

With two new administrations in Israel and the US, what are the chances for change in the direction of less conflict in the Middle East?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, where you can find many articles by her.  

15:44 minutes (9 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 06/01/09

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Mon, 06/01/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Lynn Eden, acting co-director (2008-09) at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University.  Eden's book Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004; New Delhi: Manas Publications, 2004) explores how and why the U.S. government--from World War II to the present--has greatly underestimated the damage caused by nuclear weapons by failing to predict damage from firestorms.

Eric Margolis: US Stirs Hornets' Nest in Afghanistan

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Wed, 05/27/2009

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Canadian journalist and author Eric Margolis about Afghanistan and other issues.

Eric S. Margolis is an award-winning, internationally syndicated columnist. His articles appear in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Times of London, the Gulf Times, the Khaleej Times and Dawn.

26:37 minutes (12.19 MB)

The Oregon Guard Home Campaign - Update on Efforts to Block Deployment of National Guard Troops to Iraq and Afghanistan

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Thu, 05/28/2009

KBOO's public affairs host William Seaman interviews Dan Handelman about the campaign to keep Oregon's National Guard troops from deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan ... how close is the vote in the Oregon House and Senate on legislation aimed at challenging the federalization of the Oregon Guard?  Also in the conversation by telephone is national campaign coordinator, Ben Manski, with an update on other state campaigns challenging guard deployments.

31:03 minutes (14.22 MB)

Enhanced Interrogation is Torture

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Wed, 05/27/2009

Waterboarding, Torture or Enhanced interrogation ? What about the men and women who authorized it?  Are they criminals or Public Servants protecting America? Should they be held accountable? If so, then how? Should it be by a court or panel?  On this show we listen to the voices of experts and perpetrators alike. What is the path forward?  Many callers added to the discussion.

56:01 minutes (38.47 MB)

Political Perspectives on 05/29/09

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Fri, 05/29/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Will Seaman interviews Dan Handelman of Peace & Justice Works here in Portland, and Ben Manski of the national "Bring the Guard Home, It's the Law" campaign. They'll talk about the legislation that may soon be coming up for a vote in the Oregon Legislature that is part of a national effort to stop the National Guard from being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rawandan War Crimes Tribunal

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/21/2009

Canadian courts have, for the first time, convicted someone for war crimes committed in another country.

Though the Canadian government is not calling their law ‘Universal Jurisdiction’, today’s ruling has a lot of similarities with a Spanish law that has allowed that country to convict foreign war criminals.

KBOO’s Linda Olson-Osterlund has more:
1:56 minutes (1.78 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/28/09

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 05/28/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Hear an interview with one of the attorneys for the founders of the Holy Land Foundation. Her client was just sentenced to 65 years in prison for charitable work serving Palestinians. Dr. Mads Gilbert talks about the brutal humanitarian conditions for hundreds of thousands of displaced Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and Financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts on participatory budgeting and financial permaculture.

Interview with Samir Al Sharif from Gaza

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/25/2009

Jenka Soderberg interviews a newly-arrived immigrant from Gaza on his life in the Gaza Strip, and the difficulty of getting out of the besieged Occupied Territory.  The Gaza Strip is one of the most crowded places on earth, where 1.5 million Palestinians - most of whom are 2nd and 3rd generation refugees from what is now Israel - live crowded together in extremely harsh and difficult conditions.  The borders have been sealed by Israeli and Egyptian authorities since June 2007, leading many Gazans to call the Strip "the largest open-air prison on earth."

21:03 minutes (19.28 MB)
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