War & Peace

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Fri, 12/12/2008 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Portland Winter Soldier: Voices of Iraq Veterans and Civilian Victims

Winter Soldier was first held in 1971, when veterans of the Vietnam War gathered in Washington DC to testify about the atrocities they had committed or witnessed during the war. Now, Iraq Veterans Against the War have resurrected the tradition by holding a number of Winter Soldier events, including here in Portland.  Veterans' testimonies, recorded in Portland in October, were followed by a live forum with Iraq war vets and civilian victims of Occupation.

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Listen to Pacifica recordings of the national Winter Soldier event held in March 2008.

Iraq Veterans Against the War website

Live blog of Portland Winter Soldier

Portland Sanctuary city campaign

No More Victims

If You Love This Planet

Air date: 
Mon, 12/08/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

The US Missile Defense system enthusiastically promoted by the outgoing Bush administration has long been met with criticism and doubt within the scientific community. In this episode Host Dr Caldicott talks with Dr Ted Postal, Professor of Science, Technology and National Security Policy in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr Postal has defiantly uncovered numerous false claims about missile defenses, and in this interview he describes how the idea of a missile defense system fits in with US strategic nuclear policy, and how such a system is dangerously flawed.

Ethnic Media, plus Agent Orange Justice campaign

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APA Compass
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Thu, 12/04/2008

This month APA Compass will look at the impact of ethnic media with Abhay Prasad from Trikone, Alex Sonbalee from Siam Chronicle and Sandip Roy from New America Media. Also a talk with delegates from the Agent Orange Justice Speaking Tour - Dang Hong Nhut, Tran Thi Hoan and Merle Ratner - and another edition of the Angry APA Minute with writer Kip Fullbeck.

54:08 minutes (15.49 MB)

More Talk Radio

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 12/08/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Cecil and Celeste speak with Pulitzer Prize journalist Steve Fainaru. On assignment for the Washington Post he traveled with a group of security contractors on their missions in Iraq. He was one of the last people to see them alive. Fainaru's new book, Big Boy Rules, is a shocking expose' of the parallel army of private contractors. He talks about the people who are fighting America's war for money.

APA Compass

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APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 12/05/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A look at the impact of ethnic media, also the Agent Orange Justice Speaking Tour

This month APA Compass will look at the impact of ethnic media with Abhay Prasad from Trikone, Bunloue Sonbalee from Siam Chronicle and Sandip Roy from New America Media. Also a talk with delegates from the Agent Orange Justice Speaking Tour - Dang Hong Nhut, Tran Thi Hoan and Merle Ratner - and another edition of the Angry APA Minute with writer Kip Fullbeck.

Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 12/04/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Financial analyst Catherine Austin Fitts with the Community Business Report, an eyewitness report of Israeli settler and military violence against Palestinians in the West Bank and an update on the case of death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis.

Iraqi Child Returns Home

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/02/2008

Mustafa Abed, a boy from Fallujah, returned to Iraq today after a tearful goodbye at the Portland airport.

Mustafa's father, Ahmed, expressed his gratitude to the group No More Victims and the people of Portland for their help.  Last month, Ahmed spoke at the Portland Winter Soldier event, along with local Iraq Veterans Against the War.

No More Victims is a group committed to showing people in the US the human cost of the ongoing occupation in Iraq.   They bring children who were injured by US forces in Iraq to the US for medical treatment.

Cole Miller, a co-founder of the group, spoke on KBOO last year about No More Victims.  Ned Rosch and Maxine Fookson heard the interview, and were inspired to start a branch in Portland.  They worked tirelessly to raise money and support, and managed to bring Mustafa and his father to Portland on September 8th.

7:21 minutes (6.74 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Portland; A Sanctuary City for GI Resisters?

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Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 12/02/2008

The Pdx Peace Coalition has called on the Portlland City Council to consider declaring Portland a Sanctuary City for GI resisters.

If passed the resolution would prevent Portland Police from executing Federal warrants for soldiers absent without leave from the Military.

The activists spoke of the toll that the wars in Iraq and Afghaniatan are having on soldiers and the courage it takes to refuse to go. Over 5000 veterans are expected to committ suicide this year alone.

3:59 minutes (3.66 MB)

Veteran's Voice

Air date: 
Wed, 12/17/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

The guest is Deborah Nelson, author of The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes. Nelson is the Carnegie Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland College of Journalism. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1997 and was a project editor on Pulitzer Prize-winning investigations in 2001 and 2006.

Converting the economy to Peace

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Sun, 11/30/2008

The government  is about to spend billions to stimulate the economy.   What should they spend it on?  What can be learned from the post-coldwar period of the 1990s about that?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with economist Ann Markusen.

19:09 minutes (10.96 MB)
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