The Seriously Pissed-Off Grannies staged a protest in front of the Broadway Military Recruiting Center today, with the theme 'Peace on Earth means No to War'. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bonnie Tinker, one of the grannies who participated:
Hosted by Denise Morris, this Christmas Eve show begins with Bill Resnick interviewing Jocelyne Cesari, author of When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the US. They discuss similarities and differences between Muslim immigrants in the US and Europe and debunk notions that link Islam with terrorism. Jay Thiemeyer reviews The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen.
A conversation with Canupa Gluha Mani (aka Duane Martin Sr.) from the Strongheart Civil Rights Movement about the declaration (pdf) earlier this month by the Lakota Indian Nation of independence and secession from the United States. He was a member of the delegation which delivered the official documents to the U.S. State Department. The Lakota Freedom Movement has extensive documentation related to the reasons for their action.
Our anthology of sweet morsels from the past year, served on a silver speaker by Jeeves, with a side of kippers - all our best efforts. The voice of Boom Boom goes on hiatus, except his writing, of course. Bon voyage, Boom Boom...
Just over a week ago a major operating manual for the United States Military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay was leaked and posted on the internet.This manual reveals that the military had an official policy of putting some new prisoners in isolation to break them down psychologically.A number of psychologists were involved in the development of the so-called ‘harsh interrogation techniques’.