Today in our recurring feature Civil Liberties Watch, reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund talks about a newly released report condemning the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma for Constitutional and Human Rights violations.
Per Fagereng interviews Peter Erlinder, professor of constitutional and criminal law at William Mitchell College of Law. He is former president of the National Lawyers Guild. They discuss a recent article Erlinder wrote about Rwanda.
Per Fagereng speaks with Ellen Brown, who developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In "Web of Debt", her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and "the money trust." She shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back.
Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Anne Elizabeth Moore, author of Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity, a look at the corrosive effects of corporate infiltration of the underground.
Robyn Shanti speaks with Michael Shuman, author of "Going Local: Creating Self Reliant Communities in the Global Age" and "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition."
Dewey Weddington (Saké One) joins Food Show hosts Marliese, Miriam and Mark for a discussion of how saké is made in Oregon. Mark will discuss Parma. He just returned from a trip to Italy. Allen Rousseau from the Portland Farmer's Market discusses Pine Mountain Buffalo Ranch. Plus news tidbits from around the world for dessert.
The release this week of video footage showing a 16 year old detainee at Guantanamo Bay highlights a Bush Administration policy that's at odds with international law: imprisoning youth caught up in armed conflict. Attorneys for Omar Khadr say teenagers shouldn't be detained and prosecuted for war crimes. Yet the Bush Administration maintains its stance, even filing a motion with a federal appeals court today insisting that the U-S military can detain juveniles on the battlefield. Since 2003, the U-S has detained some 2,400 children in Iraq alone, including children as young as 10 years old. The detention rate rose drastically since last year – to an average of 100 new children arrested per month.
The watchdog group, "Our Oregon" has filed a complaint with the state Elections Division asking for an investigation into alleged initiative fraud.
KBOO's Rebecca Nay spoke with organization representative Scott Moore.
The Environmental Protection Agency released a comprehensive report Thursday that examines the repercussions of global climate change on humans .
But critics say the agency is interested in keeping the findings under wraps. Although the report was ready for release in April, the agency stalled its release; and despite its scientists' own findings, the E-P-A decided last week to not regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
F-S-R-N spoke with Rick Piltz, Director of Climate Science Watch about the study.