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Robert King: Angola 3

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Thu, 04/23/2009

The Case of the Angola 3

Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.

15:06 minutes (13.83 MB)

Patrice Lumumba Ford - one of the "Portland Seven."

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Thu, 04/23/2009

On 10/04/2002 Patrice  Lumumba Ford was arrested along with 3 other suspects of the Portland Seven in Portland, Oregon. He was accused of traveling overseas in a conspiracy to wage war against the United States, provide material support and resources to Al Qaeda and contribute services to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

On 12/02/2003 Patrice  Lumumba Ford was sentenced, in a plea bargain, to 18 years imprisonment. 

47:38 minutes (43.61 MB)

Examining Zionism: Special guest, New York University Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and History, Zachary Lockman

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Thu, 04/23/2009

This week Hala Gores and William Seaman welcome New York University Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and History, Zachary Lockman, to the program for a discussion of Zionism.  Zionism is broadly understood as the movement supporting the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people.  In 1975, the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 3379 declaring that Zionism is a form of racism.  Is Zionism inherently racist?  What role has Zionism played, and what role does it continue to play, in the Palestine-Israel conflict?  Join us this Friday for a discussion of Zionism on ONE LAND, MANY VOICES with our special guest, Professor Zachary

56:12 minutes (25.73 MB)

Torture in US History: Dark Role of the CIA

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Presswatch
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Wed, 04/22/2009

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Host Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know:"    Continuing global recession with rising unemployment. And the shame of torture in U.S history--from slave days to post WWII and into the present. Torture achieves only hostility and  resistance.  But may help to perpetuate myths as to who was responsible for the 911 attacks.  Also bankruptcy financing in the works for automakers, swine flu evolving--found in Californians,   and more dust storms in US from global warming.

 

24:50 minutes (11.37 MB)

Rethinking Ballot Measure 11

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Wed, 04/22/2009

As Oregon's economy continues to decline, lawmakers are faced with a growing budget gap and spiraling prisons costs driven by state mandatory sentencing laws. Some in the legislature say its time to revise state sentencing programs and find more efficient ways to handle convicted offenders. Among the proposals working their way through the legislative process is a bill that would allow judges to review mandatory sentences at mid-point and revise them if deemed appropriate. Dave and Jo Ann talk with Rep. Chip Shields about this proposed bill and other changes lawmakers are considering this session.

55:55 minutes (44.79 MB)

Rethinking Ballot Measure 11

program date: 
Wed, 04/22/2009

As Oregon's economy continues to decline, lawmakers are faced with a growing budget gap and spiraling prisons costs driven by state mandatory sentencing laws. Some in the legislature say its time to revise state sentencing programs and find more efficient ways to handle convicted offenders. Among the proposals working their way through the legislative process is a bill that would allow judges to review mandatory sentences at mid-point and revise them if deemed appropriate. Dave and Jo Ann talk with Rep. Chip Shields about this proposed bill and other changes lawmakers are considering this session.

55:55 minutes (44.79 MB)

National Security and Domestic Policy

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Wed, 04/22/2009

Soon after taking office, President Obama called the economic crisis a matter of national security.  On this episode of We the People, we explore the link between national security and domestic policy.

55:41 minutes (38.24 MB)

 

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