LABOR RIGHTS VERSUS FREE TRADE: DOCKWORKERS' STRUGGLE IN BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/24/2014
AN INTERVIEW WITH JHON JAIRO CASTRO, PRESIDENT OF THE BUENAVENTURA CHAPTER OF THE UNIÓN PORTUARIA OF COLOMBIA. THE PREDOMINANTLY AFRO-COLOMBIA CITY OF BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA'S LARGEST PORT, SUFFERS CRUSHING POVERTY AND VIOLENCE DESPITE THE WEALTH FLOWING ACROSS THE DOCKS. EXPLOITATION OF DOCKWORKERS CONTINUES NOTWITHSTANDING THE US-COLOMBIA "LABOR ACTION PLAN" THAT CAME WITH THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS.  ALLOF WHICH MIGHT SEEM FAR AWAY UNTIL YOU REALIZE THAT THE CORPORATIONS EXTRACTING PROFIT FROM BUENAVENTURA HAVE NAMES THAT ARE FAMILIAR IN PORTLAND,TOO. 10:48 minutes (9.89 MB)

La Lucha por Derechos Laborales en el Puerto de Buenaventura, Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/24/2014
Jhon Jairo Castro, presidente del capítulo en Buenaventura de la Unión Portuaria de Colombia, habla sobre la lucha por derechos laborales en el puerto. 13:40 minutes (12.51 MB)

Alison Weir Explains Israel in Time and Space

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Air Cascadia
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Fri, 11/21/2014
Here's the link that takes you to alison Weir's latestt, 'Against Our Better Judgement, the secret history of how the US was used to create Israel
http://www.amazon.com/Against-Our-Better-Judgment-History/dp/149591092X

There is one problem, it takes you to Amazon and once you step into the quicksand, you may never step out. There are other ways to acquired the book besides having it delivered by drone...

That said, this is a remarkable and essential book.  It is imperative that we all read the thing 17:26 minutes (15.97 MB)

Ferguson Speak Out

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Evening News
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Thu, 11/20/2014
Clergy and youth activists will publicly call on media and policymakers to focus on the real, deeper issues that sparked protest after the killing of teen Michael Brown and will once again be front and center should Officer Darren Wilson be acquitted by a grand jury.
71:49 minutes (16.44 MB)

Volunteers of America Feature

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Between Us
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Thu, 11/20/2014
There is a jewel buried amongst the businesses and warehouses of SE Portland. Volunteers of America Oregon operates a facility that helps women rise out of addiction into a better life and helps moms improve life for their kids. This is not your parent's VOA. These days, it does a lot more than pick up mattresses and refrigerators. Don Merrill followed the trail of a klatch of women standing in a parking lot to a truly remarkable pair of heroic and life changing programs.

15:17 minutes (13.98 MB)

And It All Started with One Dr. Walter Tamosaitis....

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 11/20/2014
Last month we learned that the Energy Department does not have an adequate system at Hanford to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers.
More than 50 workers in the past year have reported smelling vapors and then becoming ill after working around some of Hanford's 177 underground storage tanks holding nuclear waste. The workers were checked by doctors and cleared to return to work.
The nuclear reservation near Richland contains waste left over from the Cold War-era production of plutonium for nuclear weapons.
Yesterday Washington State AG Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that Hanford workers since 1987 have been reporting exposure to harmful vapors, with no solution found.
  14:53 minutes (13.62 MB)

111914 US Ferguson Update

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2014
111914 US Ferguson Update 5:20 minutes (4.88 MB)

111914 US Fracking in Louisiana part 2

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2014
111914 US Fracking in Louisiana part 2 1:35 minutes (1.44 MB)

111914 US Fracking in Louisiana part 1

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2014
111914 US Fracking in Louisiana part 1 2:54 minutes (2.66 MB)

111914 US Protections for Hanford Workers

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2014
111914 US Protections for Hanford Workers 5:52 minutes (5.36 MB)

The Week That Put a Cork in the KeystoneXL and Opened the Floodgates in Palestine

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 11/19/2014
A Message from Mazin:

 
On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 12:03 AM, Mazin Qumsiyeh <mazin@qumsiyeh.org> wrote:
 
    I return to this country (and it is one country) to find the situation more
    tense than it was two weeks ago when I left. An Israeli colonial settler
    runs over Palestinian children killing one 5 year old and injuring another.
    A Palestinian native runs over Israeli border police in Jerusalem killing
    one officer and injuring several. Such incidents are increasing. Zionism
    started here as a colonial movement to change a multi-religious flourishing 13:01 minutes (11.92 MB)

Movie Moles: Dear White People

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Mon, 11/17/2014
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss Dear White People, an independent first feature written and directed by Justin Simien; funded in part via Indiegogo, it has been a big hit at Sundance and with critics. It's currently playing in Portland at Cinema 21. Dear White People centers around the lives of four Black students at the a fictional Ivy League university. Sam (played by Tessa Thompson) runs the controversial campus radio show ‘Dear White People’ which has been accused by the administration of stirring racial tensions around the school. 15:20 minutes (7.02 MB)

Black Friday, WalMart workers Stand Up for 15

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Mon, 11/17/2014
Bill Resnick reads from Brice Covert of ThinkProgress about Walmart workers, Black Friday, the Fight for Fifteen, and he discusses the upcoming Portland action
Oregon Walmart workers stand up
November 28, 2014• 11:00 AM
Walmart• 4200 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266
Host Contact Info: sarahunitedforrespect@gmail.com

5:11 minutes (2.37 MB)

 

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