Tonight on Circle A Radio, we’ll be talking to Bhavia Wagner, Executive Director of Friends of Cambodia, Activist Lawyer and Asian Reporter Columnist Polo, and we’ll also hear audio from the documentary Cambodian Culture: Death Of A Sideshow: Reclaiming The Shattered Past - produced by Barbara Bernstein in 1987.
April 17th, 1975 the Khmer Rouge marched into Phenom Phen and turned the clock back to year zero.
The Summer 2008 Olympics will take place in Beijing, China.As protests continue to bring attention to the human rights abuses in this year’s summer Olympics host, Circle A Radio explores human rights abuses of Olympics past with Author and Retired Professor Helen Jefferson Lenskyj.We will also speak with Kanahus Paltki of the Native Youth Movement about the campaign against the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Bananas are a fruit native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia
and Australia. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. Bananas are
among the most widely consumed foods in the world, and are grown in at least
We took at field trip to the Freedom Archives in San Franciso. The Freedom Archives contains8000 hours of audio and video recordings documenting social justice movements locally, nationally, and internationally from the 1960s to the present. The Archives features speeches of movement leaders and community activists, protests and demonstrations, cultural currents of rebellion and resistance.
We feature 2 grassroots projects respnding to concrete needs in our community. We speak to many members of the New Born Tribe Cultural Center, 3525 NE MLK in Portland, and then to organizer Imani Muhammad, of the Peace and Unity Festival, which takes placeSaturday Aug 9th at 126 NE Alberta.
For years, people used to migrate into the united states through the cities.
Then in the early 1990’s trade policies began to effect patterns of immigration, . The US began building walls, and sealing urban areas, pushing immigration routes to isolated and more desolate areas, like the desert.
We spoke to nine self identified anarchists from around the United States to learn more about anarchist thought, to discuss problems with anarchy and to take inspiration from our fellow anti-authoritarians.
In October 2000, Circle A Radio, began as an anti-authoritarian, feminist radio collective, broadcasting from KBOO, Portland. On this show we feature highlights from the past 8 years, including the voices of Pam Africa, Lorenzo Komboa, Utah Phillips .
Prostitution-free zones designated by the City Council under Chapter 14B.30. The zones were areas in which police had probable cause to believe a person committed prostitution as defined in Section 14B.30.030 of city code. Offenders could be banned from the zone for a twelve to 18 month period.
In 2007, Mayor Tom Potter allowed Portland's Prostitution Free Zone ordinances to sunset after determining that the law was ineffective.
In recent months, neighbors of the Montavilla neighborhood have begun organizing to mark the one year anniversary since the city dropped the Prostitution Free Zone. The groups claim that crime has risen since the zone was dropped, and are attempting to push for its reinstatement.
Proposition 8 was passed this November in California. It changed the state Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman and eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry .
We explore the issues of marriage equality, people of color and the LGBT movement. with THOMAS WHEATLEY, Organizing Director of Basic Rights Oregon, and Bonnie Tinker and The Rev. Cecil Charles Prescod from Love Makes a Family.
Studs Terkel, one of our radio heros, died October 31, 2008 at his home in Chicago. He was 96. We spend this hour with personal tributes, but mostly with Studs own work, ranging from interviews he did for WFMT, and for his many Oral History books, as well as interviews where he was the subject. He is missed.
Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian islands. She was deposed by opposition forces who called themselves the Committee of Safety, with the help of the U.S. Marines. On January 17, 1893, Queen lileo kulani yielded her authority:
. . . Now to avoid any collision of armed forces, and perhaps the loss of life, I do this under protest and impelled by said force yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representatives and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the Constitutional Sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.
David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist on issues of labor, immigration and international trade. He will soon be coming to Portland to discuss these issues, and here on Circle A Radio, we hear from him about his life, his beginnings as a journalist and artist, and about immigration and popular struggles all over the world. Friday, January 30th
Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist talks about her life as an Activist/Organizer, the nearly 20 years she spent in prison on charges of seditious conspiracy, her presidential pardon, and her advice to the younger generation.
The Dicentra Collective is based in Portland, OR. They are 7 individuals who are collectively committed to create radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building. Tonight on Circle A Radio we talk with the members of Dicentra Collective about their beginnings, their workshops, and their ideas for radical caregiving. We also include readings from a zine they produced on Cronic Pain, as well as other media they've created.
The 14th annual San Francisco Anarchist bookfair takes place this year on March 14th and 15th in Golden Gate Park, in lovely San Francisco California.
The bookfair began in 1996 to celebrate an the 20th anniversary of San Francisco’s anarchist collective bookstore Bound Together Books. Over the years, they’ve hosted many speakers, while showcasing anarchist and alternative book and magazine publishers
Tonight on Circle A Radio we’ll be listening to a variety of speakers featured over the years at the San Francisco Anarchist book fair, recorded and released by AK Press on the CD "Mob Action Against the State" and also hear from participants, and attendees.
As a country, we tend to forget the dangers of current methods of processing coal. We focus on the myth of “clean coal” and don’t pay much attention to stories such as the December 22nd Coal Ash Disaster in Kingston, Tenn.,
The 65 foot tall pile of 1.6 billion gallons of coal ash created by years of burning coal for electricity broke the dam that separated it from the nearby Emory river, spilling into the river and burying 400 acres of land.
Reese Erlich began his career in journalism in the 1960s as an investigative reporter for the magazine Ramparts. He works regularly as a radio and print journalist, and is also an author. His most recent book Dateline Havana: The Real Story of US Policy and the Future of Cuba, was published January, 2009. He also wrote The Iran Agenda: published in 2007, and, with Norman Solomon, Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You published in 2003.
Tonight on Circle a Radio, we’ll be talking to reese Er lich about his new book, his personal history of international journalism, jazz, and more.
The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn starting in most places in 1929 and ending in the 1930s or early 1940s depending on the country. It was the largest economic depression in the 20th century, and is used in the 21st century as an example of how far the world's economy can fall.
Tonight on Circle A Radio, we listen to Oral Histories recorded in the 1930’s and 40’s, and we talk to historian Howard Zinn to help us understand the comparison between the present economic crisis, and the economic crisis of america’s past.
Boise Voices is an intergenerational Oral Histrory Project, founded by Apricot Irving. This project pairs at-risk youth from Albina Youth Opportunity School, and Boise Elementary School, with Boise Neighborhood Elders in order to preserve the history of the neighborhood.
The culmination of this project will be a publication of a "Boise Voices" website which will allow visitors to access historical information about the Boise Neighborhood, as well as listen to excerpts of the recorded interviews. A "Boise Voices" audio CD will feature additional material from the interview
David Irving is a British author and a revisionist historian who denies the holocaust ever happened. Irving’s reputation as a historian was widely discredited when he lost a libel suit in 1996. He will be appearing in Portland July 19th at an undisclosed location. There is a call by Rose City Antifa to shut the event down.
Tonight we talk to Eric Ward, from the Center for New Community who was a witness in the libel trial. We also talk to representatives from Rose City Antifa and we’ll hear voices of some survivors of the holocaust.
Charges were recently dropped against 4 of the San Francisco 8, leaving only one defendent left.
We talk with Richard Brown of the SF8 and Miasha Quint from the Committee to defend the SF 8 about the recent developments, the sucess of the organizing, the cointelpro targeting of the Black Panther Party, and more.
Whe Flo Kennedy died at the age of 84 on December 22, 2000, the progressive movement lost a fiery dedicated and outspoken lawyer; civil rights activist; lecturer and writer. For nearly 50 years, Flo was a prominent activist in the Black, gay rights and feminist movements.
As the number of people living on the streets continues to increase during this recession, many cities are passing ordinances restricting survival activities such as sleeping, sitting down, and asking for spare change. The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty released a report in July called Homes Not Handcuffs.
The 190 page report says that city ordinances frequently serve as a tool for criminalizing homelessness.
Tonight we hear about the House of Sound and it’s vibrant history as a community and cultural space from community members, and former employees and customers: Clifford Walker, Mel Renfro, Ken Dickson, David Dawson, Yugen Rashad, Cleo Smith, Billy Holt, Woodrow Wilson, Jr., Keedah Giannetti, and Wone.
Special thanks to those who helped make this show possible, including Yugen Rashad, Vanessa Renwick, and Charles Bedford.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we will bring you audio from the sixteenth annual anti racist action network conference. This year, the conference was in Portland, Oregon from July 22 to the 25, 2010. We’ll focus on the Anti Racist Action History Panel, and the panel on Self-Defense, called Prepared, Not Paranoid: Conflict Resolution & Confrontation Management.
This week KBOO and Outside In worked together on a youth media project about sexual health. We have an interview with Nili Yosha about the project, and then work from William Madden, Rogelio Evangelista, and Eric Garcia about Violence Against Sex Workers, C, Mouse, Thor & Travis with a piece on Suicide Prevention, D.J. Derp & Titus talking about HIV Stigma, Aisling & Juliette on Bondage Discipline Sado –Masochistic, BDSM, Juicy, Jigglez & Elighe Martinez on Teen Pregnancy, and Jammin’ Joey, Mr. E Madhatter, and Jess Coshatt with a piece on Commitment. The program was narrated by Kayla Stone. The poem within the Suicide Prevention piece was read and written by Mouse. Special thanks to Toni Tabora-Roberts.
On this episode, we feature excerpts of a 2-hour interview we did with Rita “Bo” Brown.
Bo Brown is most well known to us as a member of The George Jackson Brigade, a Seattle based revolutionary group. To learn more about the George Jackson Brigade in general, we recommend the recently published books by Daniel Burton-rose, Guerilla USA, and Creating a Movement with Teeth.
Rita "Bo" Brown, was originally from Klamath, Oregon, and moved to Seattle in the 60’s to find community she’d lacked in Klamath. She soon found lesbian bars, and political activists. She became radicalized while in prison for a “social crime”, and was reading the George Jackson book “Soledad Brother” when he was murdered in California, in 1971.