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Human Rights and the World Drug Situation

Airs at: Wed, 02/14/2024 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Human Rights and the World Drug Situation. The United Nations Human Rights Council on February Fifth held an Intersessional panel discussion on human rights challenges in addressing and countering all aspects of the world drug situation. We hea... Read more

Opposing Military Recruitment in Portland Public Schools

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for More Talk Radio
John Grueshow, of The War Resisters League, speaks about the work to resist military recruitment in Portland Public Schools.  John became a peace activist as a result of his resistance to the military draft during the Vietnam War.  He moved to Portland in 1979 and soon took... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 12, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which is a re-broadcast from Against the Grain. What insights into Israel/Palestine, and what visions for the region, were articulated by Edward Said? Under what conditions did the Palestinian-American scholar, critic, and ... Read more

Joe Sacco: Footnotes in Gaza - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 02/08/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  As part of the 20th anniversary commemoration of Words and Pictures, we revisit our January 2010 conversation with Portland artist and self-styled "war junkie" Joe Sacco. Sacco has carved out a niche in the publishing world for his war reportage comics.  For more than t... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 5, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Legal Case for Genocide: In December 2023, residents of Gaza and two nongovernmental human rights organizations filed a lawsuit in a federal court in California arguing that the US... Read more

The Legal Case for Genocide

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In December 2023, residents of Gaza and two nongovernmental human rights organizations filed a lawsuit in a federal court in California arguing that the US federal government has violated the 1948 Genocide Convention by failing to intervene in Israel’s recent actions in Gaz... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 29, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Silhouette of Godzilla looming over silhouette of Broadway bridge against a rainbow background. Image by Mark Nerys. Used with permission. Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Zionism Was Not the Only Alternative! There... Read more

Zionism Was Not the Only Alternative!

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
There was another prominent movement among oppressed Jews in the Russian Empire and Eastern Europe: The Bund. Sharon Rudahl is the author of a new graphic history of The Bund. Norm Diamond talks with her about that working class socialist organization, its commitment to the... Read more

Cascade Festival of African Films and The Nyback Show

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Portland Community College has hosted the Cascade Festival of African Films for 34 years, inviting filmmakers from the African diaspora to Oregon and welcoming the community to attend screenings free of charge. This year's festival co-directors, Eugenie Jolivett Fontana ... Read more

Hannukah Bridge Blockade for Gaza Ceasefire

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Radiozine
On December 14th, 2023, the last night of Hannukah, hundreds of Jewish Portlanders and supporters blockaded the Burnside Bridge during rush hour to pressure the Biden administration and members of Congress into demanding a permanent ceasefire in Israel’s genocidal siege of ... Read more