October 27th marks the second anniversary of the murder of independent journalist Brad Will in Oaxaca, Mexico.The Mexican government has marked the occasion by arresting a number of activist leaders and charging them with Brad's murder.
Prison Pipeline presents another CR10 report. The subject - Ban the Box - Portland's own Patty Katz from Partnerships for Safety and Justice speaks a the workshop in California and tells her story of crime, incarceration and now her crusade with PS&J to "Ban the Box" from employment applications that require telling "YES" convicted of a felon.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features discussions of bank nationalization and student anti-war actions. We also hear a review of three recent novels by women writers. To hear the whole show, including music by tenor sax player Don Byas, click on the arrow above. To hear separate pieces, follow the links below:
Two students from Macalester College in Minnesota, Sophie Smith and Hadley Pope, who locked themselves down in front of a weapons manufacturer talk with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about their experiences and the significance of their actions. You can find extensive coverage of the event here.
Teacher and writer Dan La Botz writes on economic topics in the Monthly Review. He talks with Bill Resnick about the close relationship between banking and government, about when and where banks have been nationalized before, and the prospects for state ownership of banks in the future. Two of his articles on the current economic crisis are here and here.
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/