Politics

Political Perspectives on 06/08/11

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Wed, 06/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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"Joint Palestinian-Israeli Popular Struggle: The Face of a Future of Peace and Equality"

Stanford University Professor of Middle East History, Joel Beinin speaks on "Joint Palestinian-Israeli Popular Struggle: The Face of a Future of Peace and Equality"

Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford.

Obama Strikes Out On Global Warming

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Tom Becker reads Bill McKibben's esssay "Obama Strikes Out on Global Warming," which tracks the unambiguous support the administration has given various carbon-intensive industries. It can be found at truth-out.org.
 

6:57 minutes (6.36 MB)

Helen Keller: politically incorrect rebel girl

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Helen Keller is a beloved bleeding-heart symbol of personal perseverance, an "unmitigated American folk-hero" even, but what we hardly hear in school is that she persevered against capitalism and in solidarity with the radical left movements of her time. This short essay, read by Joe Clement and published at On This Deity, pays tribute to that legacy. At the end is a clip of a Joe Hill song, The Rebel Girl, sung by Hazel Dickens. That song can be found HERE, but note that the music is preceded by about a minute of narration.

5:12 minutes (4.77 MB)

Physicians for a National Health Program & Medicare for All

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Dr. Garrett Adams testifies to the impact that Medicare made on the populations it served when it was first implemented in the 1960s, and makes a case against medical privatization and for expanding Medicare for all. Rather than an essential feature of public management, it's suggested that private interests seeking to profit off the delivery of medical care are what create obscene bureacracy and high costs.

Dr. Adams is president of Physicians for a National Health Program and specialist in pediatric infectious epidemiology.
 

15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)

War on Drugs: failures, misconceptions and alternatives.

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Bill and Sanho talk about the reasons why the war on drugs has failed to curb abuse while defying empirical evidence about usage. More importantly, Sanho points out, the Drug Warriors fails to grasp why some people use drugs and why most others don't: the lack of means to lead a purposeful life, which Sanho believes would be the greatest deterant to drug abuse.

Sanho Tree is director of the Drug Policy Project, which works to end the domestic and international “War on Drugs” and replace it with policies that promote public health and safety, as well as economic alternatives to the prohibition drug economy.

18:57 minutes (17.35 MB)

A Deeper Look on 06/09/11

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 06/09/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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The Brainwashing of the US Population! Guest: Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven. Have you heard of her? The left wing mastermind behind the 2008 financial crisis! According to Glenn Beck, that is! He put this distinguished professor, activist and long time contributor to the Nation Magazine in the cross hairs of his television show no more than 30 times. She was inundated by thousands of messages of hate and scores of death threats via email and standard methods. Her home and work addresses were published by those taking up Beck's wild accusations.

Tune in to hear this courageous and long time scholar and activist. We will talk about the propagandizing of the U.S. public and the message they are trying to silence.

Talk Radio on 06/10/11

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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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“The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States”

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arjun  Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which has released a paper “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States.”

This week AP reported that, "Japan's government has doubled the estimate of how much radiation leaked from a tsunami-hit nuclear plant and says the damage to the reactors was greater than previously thought."

Muslim-American activists discuss Osama Bin Laden's death

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/06/2011

Last month, President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden to the world. Sarika Mehta spoke with Afifa Ahmed Shafi and Muna Abshir Muhamud, two Muslim-American community members, on their thoughts surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden, the past decade of Islamophobia and their thoughts on a "post-Bin-Laden" world.

17:13 minutes (15.76 MB)

What you don't know can't hurt the Oregonian; We'll look at the paper's new online partnership

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Tue, 05/31/2011

Like newspapers everywhere, the Oregonian is struggling to find a place in the new world of digital media. Its new online Oregon News Network pairs it with a set of independent partners to generate locally-based reporting -- including the Cascade Policy Institute, a libertarian think tank. The CPI has championed, among other things, privatizing public education and Social Security, as well as abolishing the minimum wage in favor of a new (and lower) "training wage."

55:24 minutes (25.36 MB)

A Categorized Program Not on 05/31/11

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Tue, 05/31/2011 - 6:15am
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What you don't know can't hurt the Oregonian. Abe and Joe look at the paper's new online partnership

Like newspapers everywhere, the Oregonian is struggling to find a place in the new world of digital media. Its new online Oregon News Network pairs it with a set of independent partners to generate locally-based reporting -- including the Cascade Policy Institute, a libertarian think tank. The CPI has championed, among other things, privatizing public education and Social Security, as well as abolishing the minimum wage in favor of a new (and lower) "training wage."

Abe and Joe discuss the relative merits of the Oregonian's new online model, and whether it's a good idea for it to use radical "news" outlets like CPI.

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