War & Peace

Voices from the Edge on 07/23/09

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Thu, 07/23/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How do we change the national conversation about war and peace? A conversation with Oregon Peace Ins

Seven months into a new administration and the nation still finds itself embroiled in two Asian wars. Many Americans would have difficulty explaining how the Obama administration's conduct of these wars differs from the last administration's. They're certainly not being helped by policymakers and pundits who are working overtime to marginalize arguments for American withdrawal from the region. With the economy now people's foremost concern, how does the peace movement change the national conversation about war and peace?

Update on Israel-Palestine

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Sun, 07/19/2009

 Anna Balzer writes about the Middle East on her website and is part of the Palestine Solidarity Movement.  Here she talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what Palestinians are up against and how they are organizing.  Their efforts include calls for divestment from Israeli firms and boycotting Israeli products, which you can read about here.  Balzer is also with the International Women's Peace Service.

17:16 minutes (9.89 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 07/20/09

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Mon, 07/20/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Ellen Augustine and Barry Hermanson are Californian residents who have started a campaign to alert fellow citizens to the gross overspending of the US military budget.

Their campaign, called Not My Priorities, centers on educating people through a simple pie chart about the discrepancy in spending on the Pentagon versus all other areas in the national budget.

Hermanson, who founded the campaign was a Green Party candidate for congress in California's 12th Congressional District. Augustine also ran for the US congress, and founded four non-profit organisations. This is an inspiring interview with two people who believe Americans can harness their democratic process, and really make a difference.

Voices from the Edge on 07/16/09

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Thu, 07/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's the future of community media? A discussion with Erik Mollberg and Phil Busse

As recent events in Iran have shown, technology has given ordinary people the power to inform neighbors down the street and strangers halfway around the world about important events regardless of government censorship or corporate media indifference. "Community media" - citizen-operated print, broadcast and digital technologies - is filling the information needs of a growing number of Americans.

Locus Focus on 07/15/09

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Locus Focus
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Wed, 07/15/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

This morning on Locus Focus, guest host Trillium Shannon speaks with members of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), about the history of solidarity work, current events and trends in Latin America, and how local communities are responding.

The Secret Surveillance Program, and the Health Care Bill

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Mon, 07/13/2009

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:12 minutes (26.19 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/14/09

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Tue, 07/14/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Abe takes a look at the breaking story of the Bush-era "surveillance program" that Cheney ordered the CIA to keep secret from Congress. That would be Vice-president Cheney, who has Constitutional authority over exactly nothing. Also, Jerry Flanagan returns with an update on the health care bill making its way through Congress.

The July 13 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Sun, 07/12/2009

 

Hosted by Laurie Mercier (pictured here) and featuring music by activist folk-singer Anne Feeney, this program discusses what Obama's experience as a community organizer  might mean for him as President; the role of science in the law; Hurt Locker, the movie about defusing bombs in Iraq; and the bad job  the mainstream press is doing on the military coup in Honduras.  

53:57 minutes (30.87 MB)

Movie Moles: "The Hurt Locker"

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Sun, 07/12/2009

 The Hurt Locker follows a US military bomb squad in Iraq as they face harrowing situations.  Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken discuss how the film works to position its viewers on the side of the US occupation, and they ask Can there really be an anti-war film?  The Hurt Locker will be shown at the Hollwood Theater in Portland on Monday, July 20  followed by a discussion with the director Kathryn Bigelow. This is a benefit for the Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival.

11:22 minutes (6.5 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 07/13/09

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Mon, 07/13/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

An interview with professor Lawrence Wittner, an award-winning American historian who has written extensively on peace movements and foreign policy.

Wittner is the author of seven books, including his most recent: Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, published by Stanford University Press in 2009.

Wittner is a Professor of History at the State University of New York/Albany.

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