In his new book Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, Max Blumenthal reports on and analyzes the pathological culture of the Christian Right and how they have taken over the party. Here he talks with Bill Resnick about what he discovered and what it might mean for progressive politics. Blumenthal will be speaking at Powell's on Burnside at 7:30 tonight (9/28/09).
While protesters on the streets outside were being gassed by police, what were the world leaders doing inside? Lots of pious promises to help the poor, but any action? Bill Resnick talks with Arthur Stamoulis, Director of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign who has followed the talks. They also discuss the E-Convergence Conference, featuring Noam Chomsky and many others, coming up later this week here in Portland. For details, go here.
A wide-ranging discussion of healthcare and health insurance issues by seven participants in a course called "Humanity in Perspective." The course was offered free at Willamette University and at Reed College to adults who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. In this conversation, moderated and edited by Professor Ivan Welty of Willamette University, the students speak from personal experience with the difficulties of the current healthcare system.