This program, hosted by Tom Becker, deals with better ways to repair the economy, making Portland Sweat Free (no purchases of city uniforms produced by sweatshop labor), the Winter Soldier Project in Portland where Iraq veterans testify about the impact of the war on their lives, and what Columbus really did.
Tom also announced the Cross Trade Solidarity Report-back from the Labor Notes Conference, Saturday, October 18, starting at 6pm, at the Musicians Hall, 325 NE 20th Ave in Portland.
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Old Mole Jan Haaken talks with Mary Gedry, mother of an Iraq War veteran, who will be speaking at Winter Soldier NW: Eyewitness Accounts of War, in Portland on Saturday, October 18. She recounts the impact of war on her son, and on other soldiers. For more information, go here.
Winter Solder Northwest: Working to end America's other crisis.
The nation is transfixed by the financial meltdown. It has become the top issue of the presidential campaign. But while stock prices drop, casualties continue to rise in Afghanistan and Iraq. This Saturday, soldiers, their families, veterans, journalists and peace activists are coming together in Portland to offer testimony on the human cost of war. Winter Soldier Northwest, modeled on the Winter Soldier hearings held in 1971 by Vietnam veterans opposed to that war, is one of many regional hearings held around the country to build the political will needed to end the war and bring the troops home.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cuss and discuss the latest election news and coverage, including a run-down of the various Oregon Ballot Measures. The cops are tracking your car's location with high tech cameras that log when and where your license plates appear. Be aware!!!
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.
Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins from the Institute for Policy Studies about a real recovery plan that would revive the enconomy, support working people, and lead to new and green forms of production. Jan Haaken interviews Megan Brooker, an organizer of the Winter Soldier Conference, about the impact of war on mental health. And Tom Becker explores the significance of Columbus Day.
Host Ani Haines leads a discussion of active troops returning from Iraq to occupy the homeland. Ani will speak with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, and Dan Handelman from Portland Copwatch & Peace and Justice Works, to see where we go from here.
17 innoncent Uighurs refugees who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo are scheduled for a Habeas hearing in federal court on Tuesday. They are among the first prisoners to have the hearings, since the Supreme Court upheld their right to them in a June decision. The Supreme Court emphasized in it's ruling that the hearings should be "promp", given that most of the prisoners had been held for 6 years without charges.
Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund spoke with Steve Wax, author of the book Kafka Comes To America, and the Oregon Public Defender. Waxes office has represented 7 Guantanamo prisoners and he spoke with her about theri cases and court delays.