War & Peace

Peace Activist Rebecca Griggin, Explains Why Moving Aditional Troop to Afghanistan is a Mistake

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Evening News
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Tue, 02/17/2009

President Obama’s decision to send aditional troops to Afghanistan has raised the ire of the peace activist community.  
One such organisation, Peace Action West, feels that sending the supplemental seventeen thousand soldiers contradicts Obama’s promise of more diplomacy and less force.  
Rebecca Griffin, Political Director of Peace Action West, explains why she feels this new surge is a mistake.
 

2:36 minutes (2.39 MB)

War Crimes and Impunity

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Wed, 02/25/2009

The Rule of Law.  The idea that the will of the Rulers can be bound by laws. Since the Magna Carta, It's seemed like a pretty good idea.

This show addressed War Crimes and Impunity. Should the Bush administration be held accountable for possible war crimes?  What is the obligation of the Obama administration to restore the rule of law? 

We interviewed Chuck Sudetic co-author of "Madame Prosecutor: Confronting Humanity's Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity" and Francis Boyle, University of Illinois law professor and internationally recognized expert on international law and human rights.

Post your comments and questions here. Just because the President does it, doesn't mean it's not illegal.

58:40 minutes (40.29 MB)

Flashpoints on 02/26/09

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

An interview with Dr. Mads Gilbert, one of the doctors allowed into Gaza to give emergency medical aid, on the effects of the DIME bombs used by Israel in the recent raid of Gaza.

Interview; Chuck Sudetic on Madame Prosecutor: Confrontations With Humanities Worst Criminals

program: 
Radiozine
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Thu, 02/19/2009

Madame Prosecutor: Confronting Humanities Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity is the memoir of Carla Del Ponte, former Chief Prosecutor for the  International Criminal Tribunals on Yugoslavia and on Rawanda. As the current Ambassador to Argentina for Switzerland she has been banned from talking about her own book due to its' allegedly inflammatory contents.   In her job as chief prosecutor over the first International War Crimes Tribunals since WWII, she confronted the culture of impunity that allows leaders to incite and commit acts of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing without fear of being held accountable.

29:07 minutes (26.66 MB)

Positively Revolting on 02/06/09

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Fri, 02/06/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Marty Hart-Landsberg, Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College. His books include Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy, which he edited with Richard Westra and Seongjin Jeong. This is part one of a two-part conversation, which continued on February 20th.

Ray McGovern Calls on the Obama Administration to prosecute Bush Officials for War Crimes

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program: 
Evening News
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Mon, 02/23/2009

Ray McGovern is a 27-year veteran of the CIA.  He spoke on KBOO's Evening News about his call for criminal prosecution of the Bush administration.

9:30 minutes (4.35 MB)

One Land Many Voices on 02/27/09

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Fri, 02/27/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Hala Gores speaks with attorney Tom Nelson, who just returned from Gaza as a member of a National Lawyers Guild delegation of 8 attorneys who went to Gaza to assess the effects of the recent attacks on the Palestinian people, and to determine what, if any, violations of international law occurred and whether U.S. domestic law has been violated as a consequence. She also speaks with Bill Corcoran, President of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), who also just returned from a visit to Gaza. ANERA was incorporated in 1968 to help ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. It has become one of the largest American non-profits working solely in the Middle East for 40 years. In fiscal year 2008, ANERA delivered more than $50 million worth of donated medicine and medical supplies into Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon.

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Pratap Chatterjee on our Privatized, Outsourced Military

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/24/2009

 Pratap Chatterjee (CorpWatch) talks about why the privatized, outsourced military Barack Obama has inherited from the Bush administration will prove a done deal.  Pratap Chatterjee's article, "The Military's Expanding Waistline, What Will Obama Do with KBR?," appears at http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175036

54:07 minutes (24.78 MB)

Radiozine on 02/27/09

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Radiozine
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Fri, 02/27/2009 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Jeff Albert, one of the founders of The Aquaya Institute about "Freshwater Scarcity and Its Effect on the Struggle for Arab-Israeli Peace." Jeff Albert, PhD, is a water resource specialist.  Jeff is a 2005 recipient of EPA's Bronze Medal for his work on drinking water in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami. Between 1998 and 2001, Albert worked at the Israeli Water Commission, the agency with prime responsibility for water allocation.
Brit Tzedek v’Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice & Peace will be hosting a forum on "The Politics of Water in the Twenty First Century in the Middle East & the Third World," on Sunday, March 1, 2009 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at Congregation Shir Tikvah/Bridgeport UCC, 621 NE 76th, Portland. Jeff Albert is one of the speakers.

Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 02/25/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

An examination of U.S. hegemony and the use of celebrities in the Congo and a new look at the government's response to the global economic crisis.

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