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.
An Interview with Campaign for America's Future's Bill Scher: The Bush administration says it needs $700 billion to avert the current financial crisis from turning into a global depression. Taxpayers see this as another use of their money to protect the wealthy. Congress is caught in the middle, trying to come up with a plan that will stop a financial meltdown without turning voters against. them.
What exactly does need to be done about the collapse on the Wall Street? Will the administration's plan help or hurt the situation? Jo Ann and Dave talk with Bill Scher of Campaign for America's Future, a non-profit organization advocating progressive solutions to the nation's problems.
A special one-hour Membership Drive Edition on the financial crisis. Theresa interviews Robin Hahnel, professor emeritus of economics at American University and currently visiting at Portland State University. Hahnel's most recent books are "Panic Rules!: Everything You Need to Know About the Global Economy," "The ABCs of Political Economy: A Modern Approach," and "Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation."
Kayse Jama spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium. He participated in the plenary session "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice." Jama recently organized for the Western States Center under a New Voices Fellowship. He lives in Portland, a refugee from Somalia and helped found the Western States Center.
Jo Ann Bowman spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium. She participated in the plenary session, "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice." Bowman is the Executive Director of Oregon Action, President of Coalition for a Livable Future, a Public Affairs Program radio host, and a former member of the Oregon State House of Representatives. She is President of Bowman Consulting SErvices and is also a Social Justice Training Professional.
As part of the September 11th Special: The War on Liberty since 9/11, GoudarzEghtedari speaks with Tom Nelson who talks about the 9/11 impact on communities in the Middle East and Islamic communities and organizations.
A protest was held outside the Oregonian newspaper in Portland this morning to challenge the newspaper's decision to distribute one point two million anti-Muslim DVDs in yesterday's paper. Aisha loREN spoke to KBOO's Air Cascadia this morning from the protest. This morning's protest was outside the Oregonian newspaper officers. A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today announced that it has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, or FEC, about the group that distributed the DVD. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations has urged the FEC to investigate the Clarion Fund, a shadowy non-profit organization that distributed the DVDs, titled “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West".
Pu-uhonua is a consistent voice for the just restoration of the inherent rights to self determination and self governanace of native Hawaiians. Mr. Kanahele is active in the movement to restore and advance the rights of indigenous peoples of the Americans and throughout the world. For the past decade, he has served on the Board of Directors of the International Indian Treaty Council. His work fosters alternative, compassionate appropriate and alternative solutions to the political,economic, social, and cultural issues and concerns faced by Native Hawaiians.
Col. Ann Wright is the co-author of "Dissent:Voices of Conscience". A retired 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves, she resigned from the Department of State ion March 19, 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war. Wright was a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, MIcronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia.
Wright participated in the plenary discusion "Three Powerful Women," of the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.