Host Theresa Mitchell interviews Peter Phillips. Phillips and Project Censored co-authored the new book Censored 2009, reflecting media research from March 2007 to April 2008. Introduction by Cynthia McKinney. Cartoons by Khalil Bendib. This year’s top stories include real news from Iraq, behind the scenes plans for the Security and Prosperity Partnership ("NAFTA on steroids"), US militarization of Latin America, an Executive Order to seize protesters’ assets, and the Act to rout out “Homegrown Terrorism.” Featuring contributions by Yes! Magazine, FAIR, the Index on Censorship, the Center for Media and Democracy; Project Censored special research on media reform in the Truth Emergency movement, and much, much more.
Jo Ann Bowman spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium. She participated in the plenary session, "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice." Bowman is the Executive Director of Oregon Action, President of Coalition for a Livable Future, a Public Affairs Program radio host, and a former member of the Oregon State House of Representatives. She is President of Bowman Consulting SErvices and is also a Social Justice Training Professional.
Col. Ann Wright is the co-author of "Dissent:Voices of Conscience". A retired 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves, she resigned from the Department of State ion March 19, 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war. Wright was a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, MIcronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia.
Wright participated in the plenary discusion "Three Powerful Women," of the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.
Betty Reardon's peace education work is noted for its integration of human rights principles and feminist perspectives on global issues into its substance and methodology. Reardon is the Founding Director Emeritus of the Peace Education Center at Teachers College Columbia University and the International Institutes on Peace Education, a global consortium for continuing education on issues of peace. Reardon participated in the plenary discusion "Three Powerful Women," during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.
We bring you audio from the original Winter Soldier, with Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and excerpts from Winter Soldier 2008 which took place March 14th thru the 16th in Silver Spring Maryland, organized by Iraq Vets Against The War. We also talk with Seth Manzel from the Seattle Chapter of Iraq Veteran’s Against the War, about the upcoming NW Winter Soldier, to take place May 31st at Seattle Town Hall.
News and Public Affairs Day. Tune in for the best in recent speeches and interviews with cutting edge thinkers.
12 Noon - Barbara Ehrenreich on "This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation." Recorded in Portland in July.
1PM - The Voting System: Disenfranchisement and the Uncounted - Local producers Meghan Planchon, David Rosenfeld and Ethan Scarl detail the numerous ways you can lose your right to vote and what you can do to stop it.
2:30PM - Linda Olson Osterlund interviews the attorney for the detainees at Guantanamo, whose release has been ordered by the court.
3:00PM - Scott Forrester interviews award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Trent.
Northwest Vets for Peace host a special Membership Edition of this show. Their guests are Jose Vasquez, from Iraq Veterans Against the War and Aaron Glantz, co-author with Iraq Veterans Against the War of the new book Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan.
A moving presentation recorded last month at the Old Church in Portland featuring mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade and a group of local vets and their families. They use poetry and story to heal wounds and protest war.
Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with Robert Fisk, world renowned Middle East correspondent for London's Independent. He currently resides in Beirut. He is the author of numerous books, including most recently "The Age of the Warrior."