War & Peace

Guantanamo Family Stories-3

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 04/24/2008

British-born Mozzam Begg spent a total of 3 years imprisoned at US-run prison camps at Guantanamo, Bagram and Kandahar. His book, Enemy Combatant, details the horrendous conditions he suffered, including 2 years in solitary confinement. He also writes about relations with US prison guards and interrogators. Since his release, Mozzam Begg has campaigned tirelessly for the closure of Guantanamo Bay. In this interview with Bread and Roses, Mr. Begg talks about his family's activism during his imprisonment.

16:21 minutes (14.97 MB)

Guantanamo Family Stories-2

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 04/24/2008

If you've seen the Hollywood movie, Rendition, you'll recognize the story of Saifullah Paracha. In the Hollywood movie, an innocent man is literally kidnapped off a plane by US agents, hooded, shackled and sent to a prison camp. This is essentially what happened to Saifullah Paracha, a Pakistani businessman who in 2003 was removed from a flight and sent to a horrendous US prison camp in Bagram, then on to Guantanamo. As in the movie, the Paracha family had no idea of his whereabouts for over a month. However, unlike the movie which has a happy Hollywood ending, Saifullah remains in Guantanamo where he has been held since 2004. Bread and Roses spoke to Saifullah Paracha's teenage daughter. She lives in Pakistan.

9:14 minutes (8.45 MB)

Guantanamo Family Stories-1

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 04/24/2008

During Omar Deghayes' 5 years of imprisonment at Guantanamo, his family became very outspoken. For the Deghayes family, it seemed history was repeating itself: In 1986, they had fled persecution in Libya where Omar's father had been assassinated, and had sought asylum in Britain. But in 2002, Omar, who had moved to Pakistan, was kidnapped and sold for a $5,000 bounty to US authorities. Details of his subsequent torture at US-run detention centers is well documented. Omar was released, without charges, in December 2007.

In this interview, Omar's brother, Taher, talks about the terror of Omar's imprisonment, but also of the great community of activists from around the world who became involved in trying to free him.

17:05 minutes (15.64 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 28, 2008

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Sun, 04/27/2008

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this program has pieces  on the International Longshoreman Workers Union and May Day, the Italian radical film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the left turn in Paraguay, and the impact of the economic crunch on the poor.  You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or  individual segments by clicking on their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Craig  Merrilees and Peter Parks about the history and the  activism of the ILWU.

 2. Italian scholar Angela Porcarelli talks with Jan Haaken about the work and philosophy of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

51:13 minutes (23.45 MB)

Joe and Abe on May Day

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Mon, 04/28/2008

Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power.

80:01 minutes (36.63 MB)

May Day & the ILWU

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Sun, 04/27/2008

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has a long history of  struggling for justice and workers' rights.  Bill Resnick talks with two of its  representatives.  Craig  Merrilees, director of communications reviews  the history of this important union.  Peter Parks is chief  organizer  of ILWU May Day activities planned for May 1 here in Portland, including a ceremony at noon protesting the war in Iraq on the Eastside Esplanade between the Burnside Bridge and the Steel Bridge.  For more information, click here.  

14:30 minutes (6.64 MB)

Interview with Author Susan F. Hirsch

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Fri, 04/04/2008

Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Susan F. Hirsch Author of In the Moment of Greatest Calamity; Terrorism, Grief, and a Victim's Quest for Justice. The Author who was herself a victim of the 1998  bombing of American Embassy in Tanzania and whose husband was killed there discusses her book and her opposition to the upcoming Military Tribunal of Ahmed Ghailani accused in the attack.

16:25 minutes (15.03 MB)

Get This: We The People Impeach!!!

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Sun, 04/27/2008

Hosted by Chris Andreae. Today's guest is Dr. Barbara Ellis, impeachment activist, (WeThePeopleImpeach.org)who will outline a very plausible plan to impeach the bums!!!

25:44 minutes (23.57 MB)

Ending Funding to Occupations: PDX Testimonials

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/22/2008

 

This past Sunday, a town hall meeting was held at the friends meeting hall here in Portland, Oregon, on the subject of ending the funding of the Afghanistan and Iraq occupations.

Some twenty people testified at the Town Hall.

5:12 minutes (1.49 MB)
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