An emergency rally to stop the expansion of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) was held in Portland. Organized by a number of local groups, the rally was held outside the Federal Building on Southwest Third.
One of the speakers was Centolia Maldonado Vasquez, a Mexican community leader.She spoke with KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund today:
Omar Khadr was only fifteen years old whe he was captured by American Forces in Afghanistan.This program talks about his torture and mistreatment in U.S. custody. For more information start with Wikipedia and follow the many leads. For newspaper coverage go to The Torotno Star and reporter Michelle Shephard. Go to the ACLU for an organization in support of Khadr's rights.
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.
Fifty refugees held in solitary confinement at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp need the United States government to come up with safe places for them to be released to. Having committed no crimes, the men have been held for years despite the admission of the government that they are not criminals or terrorists. Attorney Emi Maclean of the Center for Constitutional Rights testified before congress on their behalf. Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviewed her for the story.
The full interview with Emi Maclean by Kboo Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund. Ms Maclean attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights talks in depth about her testimony before congress on behalf of refugees held in solitary confinement and the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Excerpts of this interview were used in the May 12th Kboo evening news feature Civil Liberties Watch. Find out about who the men are , why they are at Guantanamo and what needs to be done on their behalf.
The Pentagon and US Military have been waging a secret war against foreign Journalist including locking them up in Guantanamo without charges. In this segment of Civil Liberties watch reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund takes a closer look.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, he is the author of the book The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. The book is a comphrehensive examination of each and every man locked in Guantanamo from how they came into the custody of the United States Military through their imprisonment in Guantanamo.
Kboo reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Isabel MacDonald of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting about the recent Pentagon Pundits Scandal and the Pentagon's ongoing use athe media in its illegal campaign to mislead the American public about the Iraq War.
James Douglass is the author of a powerful and meticulously documented new book that brings to the fore the central focus of Kennedy's presidency. This focus was his determination to pursue Peace, with Khrushchev, Castro and in Vietnam and he stood isolated in the Security State in which he operated. It is a focus that has been obscured by official histories and only now can be fully told. It is this focus that ultimately cost him his life by the agencies within the very government he was president of.
Listen to a montage of the voices and music of three Oregon women who wear headcoverings. Hear them talk about why they wear them, there spiritual meaning and even the role that fashion plays in there selection.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners in Guantanamo had the right to a hearing in Federal court. this was one of the most important Human Rights cases ruled on by the court in decades. Twice the Bush Administration and the Congress had tried to put these prisoners outside the reach of the courts.
The prosecution throws up new obstacles in the case of eight former members of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Jailed defendants Jalil Muntaquin and Herman Bell are delayed in their return to New York for a parole hearing.
Angola 3 defendant Albert Woodfox had his 1973 comviction for the killing of Angola prison guard overturned by a federal judge in Lousisiana. This is a significant victory for former Black Panther, Woodfox who was held in solitary confinement for over 34 years.
The Seattle University School of Law and the non-profit One America relaease reportor on Human Rights violations found at The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Washington. The report follows an eight month study on the 1,000 detainnee facility used to hold people awaiting immigration status hearings.
The US Senate debates a law to protect journalists from being forced to disclose confidential sources. Citizen journalists are not included for protection in the Senates version of The Free Flow of Information Act, S2035.
Reed Graduate, Andrew Pappone and his attorney Tom Nelson discuss his detention by the Israeli Defense Force when he left Palestine following completion of n internship with the Palestine Fair Trade Association. After he returned to the US he and his family faced harrassment by the FBI prompting him to hire civil rights attorney Tom Nelson.
Toronto Star, award winning journalist, Michelle Shepherd discusses her book Guantanamo's Child; The Untold Story of Omar Khadr. Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was a wounded fifteen year old when taken into custody by the US military in Afghanistan. He has spent the past six years in the Guantanamo Prison Camp and is on the governments short list to face a Military Tribunal. Ms Shepherd has covered his story since 2002 and interviewed others in his life extensively.
The first US War Crimes Tribunal since WWII concluded this past week with the sentencing of Salim Hamdan. Author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, Andy Worthington talks about some of the lessons to take away from it.
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews guest Andy Worthington, author of TheGuantanamo Files: The Stories of The 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.They discuss the trial of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden. What did we learn from this , the first United States war crimes trial since WWII. More from Andy Worthington can be found at www.andyworthington.co.uk/
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Jane Mayer about her new book The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals. The book reveals how a small group of extremists inside the White House the Pentagon and the CIA took over America's policy on prisoners and their treatment following 911.It documents how rendition and torture became standard procedure throughout CIA "black sites", at Guantanamo and US military prisons abroad.
Eric Lichtblau is the Justice Department beat writer for the New York Times newspaper. He and his partner in writing, Jim Risen were the recipients of the 2006 Pullitzer Prize fpr national reporting for their story that revealed the secret, warrantless wiretapping program of the National Security Agency. He talks about the Bush Administrations secret actions to rewrite or circumvent Civil Liberty protections most Americans consider the bedrock of our freedom.
His compelling and important book is Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice
Stephen Soldz is a psychoanalyst, psychologist and faculty member at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is a founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychlogy and organization leading the struggle to change the American Psychological Association policy on participation in abusive interrorgations. He discusses with host Linda Olson-Osterlund the role psychologists have played in the use of torture by the U.S. Military and Intelligence agencies and the current struggle inside the American Psychological Association to end this role.
You can visit his blog Psyche, Science, and Society and at the web site Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice
Andy Worthington the author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison hosted by Linda Olson-Osterlund gives an update on Guantanamo. Who's still there and what is happening to them now. They also talk about the important role of the prisoners, lawyers, civil liberty activists and independant media in bringing this story to light.
For more from Andy Worthington go to andyworthington.co.uk
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews author Jean Phaelzer about her book Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans. From the Gold Rush in the 1840's through the Civil War and into the early 1900's Chinese faced brutal purges and roundups throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her book chronicles this history and the courageous story of Chinese resistance. Their are important parallels for taday and the roundups of Mexican immigrants across our country.
This edition of Civil Liberties Watch is a roundup of current cvil liberty battles and their heroes. From the resignation of Prosecutor Vandeveld at Guantanamo to charges being dropped against journalists arrested at the RNC victories for civil liberties are being won.Other feaured battles include the Electronic Frontier Foundation's new lawsuit against the National Securtiy Agency, and government officials including President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the dragnet surveillance of Americans and the court victory of the American Civil Liberties Union to have US prisoner interrorgation photos made public.
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.
Frederick Lane, author of the book The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court, and host Linda Olson-Osterlund discuss the November election, Sarah Palin and the effect the outcome of the election will have on America's future. For more go to www.fredericklane.com
Diane Schroer a former commander in the US Army Special Forces won a landmark sex discrimination lawsuit against the Library of Congress for rescinding a job offer when they were informed she was transitioning.
Andy Worthington Author of The Guantanamo Files: The stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison talks with host Linda Olson-Osterlund about the most recent developments at Guantanamo and what difference the upcoming Presidential election will make to the prisoners there. www.andyworthington.co.uk/
Author and Lecturer Naomi Wolf is interviewed by We The People contributor Linda Olson-Osterlund and then opens up to listener calls. The dicussion includes her travels around the country warning of the rapidly closing democracy in the United States and what she believes has been a Coup by the Bush administration. She calls on the public to take immediate actions to fight for democracy.
Naomi Wolf, author of Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries isinterviewd for We The People by contributor Linda Olson-Osterlund. She talks about what she calls a coup by the Bush administration.
In Part 2 she answers calls from Kboo listeners and talks about actins taht can be taken to restore democracy in the United States.
The Bush Administration dismantled the White House system for archiving e-mails and never put a new one in place as required by the Federal Records Act. The missing e-mails cover the period of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's contact with the White House as well as the time period of the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Last week a federal Court allowed an important lawsuit to to move forward in attempts to preserve these important records.
The Pdx Peace Coalition has called on the Portlland City Council to consider declaring Portland a Sanctuary City for GI resisters.
If passed the resolution would prevent Portland Police from executing Federal warrants for soldiers absent without leave from the Military.
The activists spoke of the toll that the wars in Iraq and Afghaniatan are having on soldiers and the courage it takes to refuse to go. Over 5000 veterans are expected to committ suicide this year alone.
This past week has seen developments in several Civil Liberty issues, including the on-air admission of Vice President Cheney to the authorization of torture in an interview with the ABC news. His admission has led to even mainstream media asking if Cheney is a War Criminial. An ACLU press release repudiated Cheney and the Bush administration's torture policy and encourages individuals to sign a petition to close Guantanamo.
In other torture news the US Supreme Court issued a rulingmoving forward an important case charging Donald Rumsfeld and Generals in the chain of command with responisbility for their detention and torture in US custody at Guantanamo. In a pre-trial hearing the case of Omar Khadr took a step forward as attorneys for Khadr revealed their intention to put on the witness stand a soldier whose testimony casts further doubt on the governments case.
On January 26th, just six days after his inaugeration, President Obama
will face his first scheduled Guantanamo Tribunal. The trial of Canada born Omar Khadr
just 15 years old when captured by US forces following a firefight in
Aphghanistan is scheduled to begin. Michelle Shepherd, Toronto Star National Security writer, and author
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Siddharth Kara author of the new book Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. His book chronicles his
travels around the globe to investigate the business of sex slavery in the world today.
He brings us the stories of escaped slaves from Nepal to Albania and he details the
economics of one of the most profitable businesses in history.
Madame Prosecutor: Confronting Humanities Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity is the memoir of Carla Del Ponte, former Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals on Yugoslavia and on Rawanda. As the current Ambassador to Argentina for Switzerland she has been banned from talking about her own book due to its' allegedly inflammatory contents. In her job as chief prosecutor over the first International War Crimes Tribunals since WWII, she confronted the culture of impunity that allows leaders to incite and commit acts of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing without fear of being held accountable.
On his second day in Office, President Obama issued an executive order
to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. As part of that order he gave
Secretary of Defense Gates thirty days to conduct a thorough review of
the prisoners held there and the conditions of their confinement.
All Prisoners were to have "Humane standards of confinement" in
conformity with all applicatable laws National and International. The report
A February, United States Supreme Court Ruling has sent rumbles through Indian Country. The ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar handed down by the Roberts court throws into dispute the sovereignty of land recovered by tribes not recognized before the 1934 enactment of The Indian Reorganization Act. The decision turns on its head over 70 years of legal interpretation by the courts and by the Department of the Interior. The Narrangasett Tribe inside Rhode Island are the immediate losers in the case but have vowed to fight what they see as the " latest attempt at Judicial Termination" referring to the illegal state dissolution of the tribe in 1810.
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews London based Journalist, Author and Human Rights activist Andy Worthington. He has released the most comprehensive list of all of the men who have been locked in Guantanamo. How they were picked up, what they were accused of, if they have been released and what's happening to them now. They also discuss the treatment of Guantanamo prisoners under the Obama Administration.
The Obama Department of Justice has put forth a claim of
“Sovereign Immunity” in a motion to dismiss in the domestic
spying case of Jewell v. NSA. The lawsuit brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the National
Security Agency for spying on tens of thousands of citizens
without a warrant, during the Bush Administration. The
spying utilized the telecom company AT&T's fiber optic
network to access the communications of unsuspecting
Americans. The claim of Sovereign Immunity is unprecedented
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Ronault L.S. Catalani, author, poet immigrant rights attorney and the the City of Portland's Immigrant & Refugee Affairs Coordinator. In his evocative new book Catalani also known as "Polo" writes a series of essays from familiar cafes. Each one gives a new and startlingly intimate experience of one mans life as an immigrant. The interview springboards from the book to the political forces underpinning his experience of "ethnic Cleansing" to the effects of those forces in the life of refugees today. The wide ranging discussion touched on the value of war crimes tribunals to the camaraderie immigrants from different cultures find in each others company.
The Family an underground shadowy organization of Fundamentalists, influencing US and World governments for decades. My guest, Jeff Sharlet contributing editor for Harpers and The Rolling Stonewent inside their training camp for young men , Ivanwald.
It’s leader, Oregonian Doug Coe, a spiritual counselor toformer dictator Suharto of Indonesia and at times to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
historian and author of the book The Guantanamo Files:
The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.
What progress is being made since Obama has become President?
We discuss recent releases of prisoners, the transfer of some
Chinese Uighurs to Bermuda and the suspicious death of America's
most famous "Ghost Prisoner" in a Libyan prison
Author and anti-slavery activist Kevin Bales is interviewed by host Linda Olson-Osterlund about his new book The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, co-authored with historian Ron Soodalter. Bales' earlier book on modern slavery, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy was nominated for a Pullitzer Prize and is largely responsible for shining the international spotlight on this subject. He is the President of the organization Free The Slaves in Washington D.C. In this interview he uses real examples to talk about the different types of slavery that are found throughout our nation. How slaves are hidden among us. Sometimes in the fields or forests but often in urban settings. From household slaves, who often face the most brutal and longest lasting enslavement to construction workers brought in after a disaster.
Learn about Human Trafficking and Slavery in Oregon from the voices of those who's jobs have them confront this modern day horror every day. Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviewed Deputy Kieth Bickford chair of the Oregon Human Trafficking Taskforce, the organization tapped to help bring together the myriad number of federal, state and local agencies involved in combating trafficking. Oregon is a West Coast destination city and trafficking hub for sex trafficking of underage minors.
In August The Inspector General's 2004 CIA Torture Report was finally released to the public as a result of a lawsuit. This past session the Oregon Legislature put a stop to out states cooperation with The Real ID ACT. Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest executive director of the Oregon ACLU, David Fidanque. They discuss these recent Civil Liberty victories. Listen and learn about the battles fought and won, here in Oregon and Nationally.
Jeff Sharlet, contributing editor to harpers Magazine, joins host Lilnda Olson-Osterlund to talk about a Small but powerful movement of evangelist Christians concentrated in the Officer Corps who are committed to converting the US Military. Sharlet's May 2009 cover story for Harpers titled Jesus Killed Mohammed: The Christian Crusade to Convert the US Military, revealed this movement who see their service in the Military as their "Mission Field". With leadership at the highest levels of all of our Armed Forces these men put their commitment to their religon above their oath to uphold the Constituion.
Journalist, historian and now Film maker, Andy Worthington joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund on A Deeper Look to discuss his new documentary, Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo. Co-directed with Polly Nash this powerful film focuses on Three detainees and their journey to Guantanamo and for two of them their release. Please tune in to hear about the film and a clip featuring Omar Deghayes talk about hisimprisonment. And don't miss Worthington on the decisons of the Obama administrations to move some prisoners to the United States for Trial while keeping others at Guantanamo to face Military Commissions.
Interview with Frans De Waal, Director of the Living Links Center. The Age Of Empathy; Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society, this is the title of a new book by Dutch born biologist Frans De Waal. Are we our brothers keepers,? Do we have an instinct for compassion, or are we selfish, evolving only to serve our own survival and interest? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund, to address these questions with guest Frans DeWaal Director of the Living Links Center at Emory University. Hosted by: Linda Olson-Osterlund
Guests Dr. Roger Fouts co-founder of The Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institutein Ellensburg, Wa. and author of the book Next of Kin: My Conversations With Chimpanzees and Matt Rossell of In Defense of Animals join host Linda Olson-Osterlund to discuss the ethics of bio-medical research on non-human Primates. OHSU's controversial National Primate Research Center in Beaverton, Oregon is planning to expand their site.
Which tactics were appropriate. Marches? Ones with permits? Blockading streets with lockdowns? How about breaking windows of corporate buildings. Would the world have heard of the dissent in this country without these tactics? Hear the voices of activists with divergent points of view.
Yemen, Cruise Missiles,The Christmas airline Bomber and Guantanamo "detainee's". What do they have to do with each other? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and guest Andy Worthington author of The Guantanamo Files and co-director of the powerful new documentary Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo. Tune in for the most up to date information with a focus in on the detainees and their ties if any to terrorism.
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, will open it's eagerly awaited and much protested regional center on NW Martin Luther King Blvd in Portland this Valentines Day. Guests, Liz Delapoer marketing director for the organization and Roey Thorpe of Planned Parenthood Advocates join host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the hadf ought opening, about the services offered and the protests. They also talk about current threats to reproductive health care in Oregon and in the Nation.
Kimberly A. C. Wilson is a reporter for the Oregonian newspaper and was sent to Haiti after the January earthquake to cover stories related to the Pacific Northwest. This radio program is taken from interviews conducted by Kboo host Linda Olson-Osterlund and provide a personal look back at her trip to Haiti.
Author, Lisa J. Shannon joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund in the Kboo Studio to talk about her new book,A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into The Worst Place On Earth To Be A Women. In 2005 Lisa saw an episode of the Oprah show depicting the plight of women in the conflict in The Congo where rape had affected the lives of over fifty percent of the women fleeing the fighting. That show changed Lisa's life forever. She founded Run For Congo Women, raising funds to sponsor Congolese women through Women For Women International, then traveled to the eastern Congo to meet the women she sponsored.
Oxbow Springs in Cascade Locks is the target of Nestle Corporation's plans for bottling millions of gallons of water from the springs and from city well water. Listen, to find out about Nestle, their plans and the coalition to oppose them. Coming to you from the studio, guest, Julia Degraw, northwest organizer for Food and Water Watch, a non profit consumer organization discusses the potential environmental impacts of the bottling plant proposal and the steps that will be gone through before decisions are final.
Judith Arcana, local writer, poet and long time activist in support of a woman's right to choose, read her poems as part of Kboo's 2010 International Women's Day programming. They were used to inspire discussion for the am call in talk show, No Regrets; Women On Abortion.
Listen in to this Membership Drive edition of A Deeper Look. Brooklyn writer Ando Arike joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about his recent article in Harper's Magazine, TheSoft-kill Solution: New Frontiers in Pain Compliance. Learn about, not only the development of new crowd or "riot control " weapons, but their deployment against protesters in the United States and internationally. What are these "non-lethal" weapons. Where do the rights of citizens to protest fit in this new era of control?
Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund for a probing interview with author Jere Van Dyk about his new book. Over the years Van Dyk, who was raised in the Portland area, has been a reporter for CBS news, the New York Times, National Geographic and much more. He wrote the book, In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey based on travels in the 1980's and later served as a front man for the National Security Council in Washington DC. You can view him on the web at the Big Think or on CSPAN.
Linda Olson-Osterlund is joined by famed enviornmental attorney, Cormac Cullinan, author of Wild Law, A Manifesto For Earth Justice. What is the movement to protect the "rights" of the earth and how does it relate to the current harm caused by BP? Learn about The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth that came out of the Peoples World Conference on Cllimate Change this past April in Cochabamba Bolivia.
Linda Olson-Osterlund conducts a discussion with listeners on the use of "pretext" stops and racial profiling by local police. Pretext stops occur when police become suspicious about a car or its occupants, and then use a minor traffic infraction as an excuse to initiate a stop. This controversial law enforcement technique led to the fatal shooting of James Jahar Perez, an unarmed black motorist, killed by a Portland policeman in 2004.
In Uganda an anti-homosexual bill has been poised to pass in Parliament. The bill would execute a gay person for engaging in repeated homosexual acts. It would put anyone in jail for 3 years for failure to report suspicions of homosexuality to the Police. Learn how American, political and religious leaders are behind this Ugandan movement. Author and journalist Jeff Sharlet, joins host, Linda Olson-Osterlund. He’ll talk about his article in the September issue of Harper's Magazine, Straight Man’s Burden:The American Roots of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Persecutions.
C Street, You’ve probably heard about it. The Secret house in the nation’s capital linked to three congressional sex scandals. A private, tax free sanctuary and congressional Boarding house owned by a shadowy religious organization know as TheFamily. Jeff Sharlet is the author who ripped the cover off of this secret organization with his book The Family. But he didn’t stop there.
Planned Parenthood & Reproductive Rights Under Attack!
Last Friday, February 18th, the right wing led, U.S. House of Representatives voted to ban the use of federal funds for any services provided by Planned Parenthood of America. They don't just hope to stop women from using their legal right to abortion services but to put birth control out of reach of hundreds of thousands of American women. Tune in to A Deeper look this Thursday morning at 9:30.
In the wake of the US Helecopter gunship killing of nine Afghan boys gathering wood protests have erupted in their village of Nanglam and in the capital Kabul. Protesters carried signs saying " Death, death to America". The real cost of the U.S. war on Afghanistan is incalculable according to peace activist Kathy Kelly. Even corrupt Afghan President Karzai called the American apology “not enough”. Tune in for the human cost of the War in Afghanistan.
Do you like a mystery? Then I have one for you. It’s the mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
This American educated, Pakistani neuroscientist, and her 3 young children disappeared in Pakistan in 2003. Did she go underground with al-Quaeda or was she kidnapped by the US and Pakistan? That question has never been answered.What we do know is that she reappeared in 2008. Picked up by authorities in Afghanistan, she was shot in the stomach and accused of attempting to kill US soldiers. In February she was sentenced to an astonishing 86 years in Federal prison despite the complete lack of forensic evidence to support the prosecutions case.
Tune in to learn more about the mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a terrorist?
There is no one better to address these issues than guest Michael Ratner.He is an author, an attorney and the President emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights , (CCR). As president he helped lead the fight to demand due process for the prisoners locked in Guantanamo. Over the past decade the CCR has used lawsuits, lobbying and public education to end the government's use of torture and extraordinary rendition.
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The Occupy Movement, America’s Democratic Uprising, continues to grow forging new forms of Democratic Participation along the way. On A Deeper Look Guest, Frances Fox Piven, will join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund. Piven, a long time social Activist and Professor of Graduate Studies at City University of New York will talk about the Occupation at Wall Street that she enthusiastically supports and about the movement as whole.
Which US military force carried out the infamous night raids in Afghanistan? It flies more Drones than any other force and has captured, interrogated and imprisoned over a thousand alleged “terrorists”. Recently it carried out the targeted assasinations of American Citizens in Yemen. You might guess the CIA but you’d be wrong. It is the JSOC, the President's personal sword. Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund, and her returning guest William Arkin, author of Top Secret America:. The Rise of the New American Security State. He shines a light on this shadowy organization playing a pivotal role internationally.
January 11th 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Prison. Protests against this monument to Imperial impunity are happening in London, New York City, Washington DC and San Francisco, Portland OR and other cities around the U.S. London journalist, activist and author Andy Worhington joins host, Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about closing Guantanamo and freeing the prisoners that are not convicted of a crime. He reports on Wednesday's protests and the growing movement to close Guantanamo as well as the challenges it faces.
Ben Gotschall 4th generation Nebraskan cattle rancher and Energy Director for Bold Nebraska talks about the fight to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline would cross the fragile Ogalalla Aquifer threatening the water supply and environment of much of Nebraska.
This is an ongoing struggle; For more information and to take action: 350.org
Held for 106 days, Portlander Yonas Fikre was beaten with plastic pipes, deprived of sleep and held in stress positions. No lawyers allowed and no charges filed. What did his torturers want? Information about The Islamic Center of Portland and its Iman. That’s right torturers in The United Arab Emirates asking questions about a mosque in Portland. Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guests Portland attorney, Tom Nelson and his client, Yonas Fikre, by phone from Sweden. Hear Fikre describe in his own words his ongoing ordeal at the Hands of the U> S. State D3partment!
Breaking News! Swedish TV just released videos of Yonas Fikre:
Fracking; Shattering subterranean rock to release natural Gas. Clean energy for America or poision to neighboring communities? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund for a Membership Drive Special. Her guest will be Tom Wilber author of the just released book Under The Surface: Fracking, Fortunes and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale.
American Muslims in Portland; Surveilled during prayer services at their Mosques, followed as they go about their daily activities & some stopped on their way home from a trips abroad, then denied reentry to their own country. Yonas Fikre, an Amaerican citizen was imprisoned and tortured in a proxy country. All of this, with no criminal charges brought. How far will our National law enforcement go in the name of security? How far will we let it go? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and Oregon Attorney Tom Nelson. They talk about the role of the Department of Justice in creating islamaphobia in the Portland area the fight to get justice for Fikre and Nelson's other innocent clients who have been targeted for persecution.
Oregon Oysters! So Popular on Summer Menus! At risk from Carbon Dioxide in the waters off our coast! Ocean Acidification is damaging sea life across the globe, now it’s putting the future of Oregon fisheries at risk. Host, Linda Olson-Osterlund on A Deeper Look is joined by Dr. George Waldbusser of OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.
Fusion Centers, Have you heard of them? No-o-o not a new type of food cart or a place to blend teas. But Oregon does have 2 of them. They are Secret Surveillance Centers started by the Department of Homeland Security, "Fusing" intelligence gathered by local state and federal law enforcement and then helping to coordinate response. Paired with local Joint Terrorism Task Forces, they try to keep their locations & their influence hidden but their impact is huge. KBOO host and investigative reporter, Linda Olson-Osterlund, reports on the newest fusion center in Oregon. Its location and its actions.