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Category: Civil Rights


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  • EO 9066: Japanese-American Internment, 75 Years Later (VB #103.11&12) :
    A forum on Executive Order 9066, which led to over 100,000 Americans being put in internment camps, included family members of internees and community activists connecting 1942 to today. (6/12/17)

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  • Prisoners' Advice: Dedicate Your Life (parts 1&2) (VB #101.01&02) :
    At a book release event words were spoken from political prisoners like Jalil Muntaqim and folk who well know the cost & benefits of the struggle. (10/3/16)
  • Kevin Boyle: Housing Discrimination (parts 1&2) (VB #88.08&09) :
    The professor analyzes a couple's home purchase in a redlined neighborhood in the 1920s as evidence the Civil Rights Movement did not affect the North and South equally. (8/19/13)
  • Trevor Aaronson: Manufacturing Terrorism (parts 1&2) (VB #86.10&11) :
    The author/journalist compares the FBI sting involving Portland and a fake bomb plot to dozens of similar schemes around the nation featuring informants, Muslims, and missing FBI recordings. (3/13) --Video----Clip--
  • Our Streets: The Police, The Public & The Law (parts 1&2) (VB #84.08&09) :
    A panel discussion about Americans' rights to be on the streets and how police act to curtail those rights, including protests, people experiencing homelessness and the Occupy movement.(8/12)
  • Minority Profiling 101 (parts 1&2) (VB #83.05 & 06) :
    Andrea Ritchie, author, police misconduct attorney and organizer, explains how the criminalization of LGBTQ people was instrumental to colonialism and how it continues today. (4/12) --Video----Clip--
  • Internment of Japanese Americans: Civil Liberties in Wartime (parts 1&2) (VB #83.09&10) :
    70 years since Executive Order 9066, Dr. DavidAdler analyzes laws and policies that led to the forcible removal of Japanese American citizens from their homes. (5/12)
  • Civil Liberties 2011: Can We Be Safe and Free? (parts 1&2) (VB #83.01&02) :
    Panel covering the threats caused by American policies of torture, targeted killing (including by drones), extraordinary rendition, warrantless wiretaps, political and religious surveillance and more. (4/12)--Video----Clip--
  • Portland Black Panthers and the Media (parts 1&2) (VB #78.12&13) :
    Members of the NW History Network hear about the biased treatment in the 1960s of the Portland Black Panthers in local newspapers and television. 3/11 --Video----Clip--
  • David Hilliard and the Black Panthers (parts 1&2) (VB #79.03&04) :
    Former co-leader of the Black Panther Party speaking in Oregon about the Panthers' international connections, social programs, empowerment work, and persecution by the FBI. 4/11 --Video----Clip--
  • Civil Liberties 2009: Are We Still At Risk? (parts 1&2) (VB#73.02&03) :
    Presenters at Portland State U. describe ongoing threats to Americans' civil liberties despite steps to reverse policies of the eight years after 9/11. 10/09
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  • Guantanamo: Democracies and Detainees (parts 1&2) (VB#67.06&07) :
    Discussion including Federal Public Defender Steve Wax reflects on legal, policy and human rights issues concerning the Guantanamo Bay prison camps, Reed College, March 2008. 5/08
  • Lynne Stewart: Attorney on Trial (parts 1&2) (VB#64.06&07) :
    Accused of aiding terrorist clients, the grandmother and former attorney gives her side of the story with an inside view of our criminal justice system under President Bush. 8/07
  • The Civil Rights Movement, Then and Now (parts 1&2) (VB #48.5&6) :
    Rep. John Lewis of Georgia on his experiences in the non-violent revolution civil rights movement and the need for a similar movement to end war and use our resources to build, not to kill. 7/03
  • Convicted in the Womb (parts 1&2) (VB #47.12&13) :
    Noted author, prisoners' rights activist Carl Upchurch (1950-2003) details his journey from prisoner to peacemaker. 6/03
  • Marian Wright Edelman: Defending Our Children (parts 1&2) (VB #43.8&9) :
    Award-winning child advocate on how to improve conditions for children in the U.S. (Portland, February 2002)
  • Christian Parenti: The Effects of September 11 (parts 1&2) (VB #43.4&5) :
    Noted author speaks on post-9/11 civil rights crackdown in America and history of US involvement in Afghanistan.
  • No More Prisons (parts 1&2) (VB #38.3&4) :Author William Upski Wimsatt speaks to the hip hop generation (and the rest of us), on issues including the prison industry and the cool rich kids movement. 1/01
  • Prisons for Profit (SE #096) ? :Panelists compare today's prison system to slavery, as corporations continue to exploit incarcerated "workers" and prisons themselves become privatized. 60 min. 6/00
  • Organizing in Oppressed Communities (VB #31.02) :Cecilia Rodriguez, noted activist, on the elements necessary to assist oppressed people achieve meaningful change. 30 min. 4/99
  • Ramona Africa: On MOVE, Mumia, and Political Prisoners (pt 1&2) (VB #28.07&8) :Firebrand activist calls for release of Mumia and other political prisoners, skewers capitalism and abusive cops, and urges all of us to get involved. 60 min. 8/98
  • "C" is for Civil Rights (CL 01.04) : Presents facts surrounding a case where a man who was videotaping the police interrogation of his seven year old son in his own home had his camcorder confiscated. 60 mi 09/03/91
  • "1" is for First Amendment (CL 01.06) : Freedom of speech & political protests. Freedom of the press & the mainstream media. Freedom to redress grievance. Excerpts from the Brown Bag Lunch: Talk to George Bush. 60 mi 10/01/91
  • Native American Religious Rites (VB #04.05) : Hearings on Native American sovereignty. 30 mi 07/30/92
  • Native Amer. Relig. Rights Hearings (parts 1&2) (SE #019) : 02/14/93
  • Anti OCA/Radical Right (VB #08.02) : 30 mi 07/12/93
  • Walking & Shopping (VB #11.03) : Willamette Pedestrian Coalition asserts rights. PCUN boycotts SE Ptld Supermarket. 30 mi 04/18/94
  • Crime Bill '94: Local & National Repercussions (VB #12.07) : Clinton's much-ballyhooed Crime Bill similar local measures, including statements by Oregon officials 30 mi 8/15/94
  • Censoring Cable Access: Oregon HB (VB #15.01) : 30 mi 04/03/95
  • Activists Consider Counter-Terrorism Bill (Parts 1&2) (VB #15.12&13) : 60 mi 06/19/95
  • Justice For Just Us (VB #16.06) : Mumia Abu-Jamal and Judi Bari: Activists set up by the system fight back. 30 mi 08/07/95
  • Hemp & Freedom (VB #16.11) : Two experts explain the many uses of hemp. Also, PDX Street Bytes on Freedom. 30 mi 09/11/95
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