War & Peace

Political Perspectives on 12/02/09

Air date: 
Wed, 12/02/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Reactions to President Obama's speech on the future of the war in Afghanistan.

Vietnam Redux: The Perpetual State of War in These Here United States

program date: 
Tue, 12/01/2009

 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

Vietnam Redux -- Abe and Joe examine President Obama's fateful decision to escalate the War in Afghanistan.

Like LBJ before him in Vietnam, President Obama plans to escalate the War in Afghanistan.  Abe and Joe examine the lessons of history, and opine as to how the president's choice may impact the remainder of his time in office.

56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/01/09

Air date: 
Tue, 12/01/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Vietnam Redux -- Abe and Joe examine President Obama's fateful decision to escalate the war in Afgha

Like LBJ before him in Vietnam, President Obama plans to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Abe and Joe examine the lessons of history, and opine as to how the president's choice may impact the remainder of his time in office.

Alternative Radio on 12/01/09

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/01/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Howard Zinn  Three Holy Wars (lecture)

Howard Zinn, professor emeritus at Boston University, is perhaps this country's premier radical historian. He was born in Brooklyn in 1922. His parents, poor immigrants, were constantly moving to stay “one step ahead of the landlord.” After high school, he went to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. After the war, he went to Columbia University on the GI Bill. He was an active figure in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. Today, he is in great demand as a public speaker. He's a regular contributor to "The Progressive" magazine. His masterpiece, "A People's History of the United States," continues to sell in huge numbers. His latest books are "A Power Governments Cannot Suppress" and "Original Zinn." His documentary “The People Speak” premieres on the History Channel, Sunday December 13, 8PM EST.

Shalom Portland on 12/04/09

Air date: 
Fri, 12/04/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Shalom Portland program 3 - J Street and Religious Freedom

An interview with

Joel Glick and Yehuda Winter, from Brit Tzedek and J Street.

J Street is the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace lobby newly established in Washington DC.  The first ever J Street conference was held this fall, we'll talk about the goals of J Street, the conference itself, meetings with Oregon Senators and Representatives, and opportunities for dialogue re Israel within the local Jewish community.


Is the Military Ignoring Heroin Problem in its Ranks?

program date: 
Fri, 11/20/2009

 Hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires of Northwest Vets for peace speak with reporter Shaun McCanna who has written about the use of drugs by the military in Afghanistan.

54:59 minutes (25.17 MB)

Dhoruba bin Wahad and Naji Mujahid: Denied entry into Palestine

program date: 
Thu, 11/26/2009

5:00 - 6:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 26th

KBOO interviews Dhoruba bin Wahad, who is speaking from a hotel in Jordan after being detained and then denied entry into Palestine by Israeli authorities.  bin Wahad is a former political prisoner in the US who was charged in 1971 with the murder of two police officers, but was vindicated nineteen years later when a judge ruled that the FBI had fabricated evidence in order to frame bin Wahad of a crime he didn't commit.

As an African-American, on his way to a conference on political prisoners convened by the Palestinian Authority in the city of Jericho, bin Wahad feels that he was racially profiled, along with his travelling companion Naji Mujahid - the only two African Americans on a busload of white tourists.

57:57 minutes (53.05 MB)

Outside The Law: Stories From Gunatanamo; Andy Worthingron on his new Documentary

A Deeper Look
program date: 
Wed, 11/25/2009

Journalist, historian and now Film maker, Andy Worthington joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund on A Deeper Look to discuss his new documentary, Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo. Co-directed with Polly Nash this powerful film focuses on Three detainees and their journey to Guantanamo and for two of them their release. Please tune in to hear about the film and a clip featuring  Omar Deghayes talk about his imprisonment. And don't miss Worthington on the decisons of the Obama administrations to move some prisoners to the United States for Trial while keeping others at Guantanamo to face Military Commissions.

28:16 minutes (25.88 MB)

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog on the Sad State of the Health Care Debacle

program date: 
Tue, 11/24/2009

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris 

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe for a perusal of the health care legislation that has emerged from the House and that which should shortly be produced by the Senate.  Surprise -- the insurance industry is going to get everything it wants, and the American people will get only a fraction of what they need.

54:56 minutes (25.15 MB)

Alternative Radio on 11/24/09

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/24/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Dahr Jamail – GI Resistance (lecture)

At Nuremberg the plea of, “I was just following orders” was not accepted by the tribunal. That raises the question: What are soldiers to do when faced with orders they know to be against international law and basic morality? Today, reports of U.S. troops refusing orders, of active duty soldiers refusing deployment and speaking out against the wars and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have trickled into the mainstream media. What makes GIs deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan decide to resist, file for conscientious objector status, or even serve prison sentences to avoid taking part in these wars and occupations? There are devastating societal consequences beyond the many deaths and severe physical and psychological wounds. Suicide rates and domestic violence among returning vets are high. As the wars drag on more and more GIs are asking questions and are resisting.

Dahr Jamail is an award-winning independent journalist who went to Iraq to report on the war and occupation. His articles appear in “The Guardian,” “The Nation” and other journals and magazines. He is the author of “Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq” and “The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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