War & Peace

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)

More Talk Radio

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 06/01/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Dr. Patricia T. Morris is Executive Director of Peace X Peace, a nonprofit Global Network where women connect through the internet to promote sustainable peace. Dr. Morris is an internationally known leader in women’s rights and development. She comes to Peace X Peace from Women for Women International, where she designed and directed programs for women survivors of conflict and war in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Dr. Morris is also a calypso singer and songwriter. Under her pseudonym, Pepper Pat, she writes songs for non-profit organizations like Women Thrive Worldwide. Pepper Pat composed and produced “A Better Tomorrow” for Women Thrive Worldwide’s fifth anniversary. “A Better Tomorrow” may also be heard on Let Freedom Ring, a collection of acoustic and world music songs in support of Soroptomist International’s Project Independence. Let Freedom Ring is featured in the 49th Annual Grammy Awards Entry List in the category of Best Contemporary World Music Album.

Political Perspectives on 05/28/09

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Thu, 05/28/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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.

He is a regular columnist with the Quebecor Media Company and a contributor to The Huffington Post. He appears as an expert on foreign affairs on CNN, BBC, France 2, France 24, Fox News, CTV and CBC.

Amnesia on Memorial Day

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Sun, 05/24/2009

 Well-read Red Frann Michel reminds us of many things President Obama forgot to remember in the traditional Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and concludes with an anti-war poem by Adrienne Rich.  You can read her comments, with links to her sources, here.  

7:48 minutes (4.47 MB)

Alternative Radio on 05/27/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 05/27/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Satya Sivaraman - Human Rights in India: Binayak Sen (interview)

Satya Sivaraman is an independent journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist based in New Delhi. He is the author of "Asia Sees America and other Rants." Touted as an emerging superpower and the world's largest democracy, India is a very complex country with enormous internal problems such as desperate economic inequality, hunger, racism, casteism and religious bigotry. There are pogroms of Christians in Orissa and Muslims in Gujarat. Not surprisingly, the oppressed are fighting back. There is a series of mini-wars and rebellions going in many parts of India. Human Rights Watch notes "a pattern of denial of justice" and holds New Delhi accountable for its "failure to protect women, children, and marginalized groups such as Dalits, tribal groups and religious minorities. Indian security forces are responsible for extrajudicial killings and arbitrary detention." In Kashmir alone, tens of thousands have been killed. This program looks at the case of Dr. Binayak Sen. It is in many ways a microcosm of the serious issues facing India.

The Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers

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Mon, 05/25/2009

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris solve the Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers!!!

Closing the Guantanamo Bay gulag would be nice and all, but not if we have to bring the terrorists back to the United States! Apparently they're all 10 feet tall with various mutant superpowers, and no American prison can hold them.

55:55 minutes (25.6 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/26/09

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 05/26/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Scottish Leftist Member of Parliament George Galloway talks about Gaza. This speech was recorded in Berkeley on May 20th.

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