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A Profession Without Reason: On Psychiatry and Spinoza, with Bruce Levine

Airs at: Wed, 09/07/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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    There's a crisis in psychiatry. Even the former director of the National Institute of Mental Health has said: “Whatever we’ve been doing for five decades, it ain’t working.”  According to today's guest, Bruce Levine, the field of psychiatry requires a completely fresh... Read more

To decolonize is to demilitarize: think globally, act locally!

Airs at: Wed, 08/31/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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  Continuing with our focus on militarization, climate change and the movement for global justice, today we turn our attention to the role of the U.S. military in the Pacific Northwest. Without the United States military, this region would still be Indigenous territory as ... Read more

To Take Climate Change Seriously, the U.S. Military Needs to Shrink, with TIME journalist Alejandro de la Garza

Airs at: Wed, 08/24/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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    As we continue to look at the role that militarization and war play in fueling the climate crisis, our guest today is Alejandro de la Garza, who has been writing about issues related to technology and climate change at TIME magazine.     Read more

Veterans against war and climate catastrophe

Airs at: Wed, 08/17/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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  As more voices speak out against the military's outsized role in destabilizing our earth's climate, Veterans for Peace members stepped up with an action two weeks ago protesting just that. Today's guests will be talking about that action and their activism against war an... Read more

United States: Still the "greatest purveyor of violence in the world"?

Airs at: Wed, 08/10/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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  Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine has once again, as during the Cold War, drawn the geopolitical battle lines, forcing countries to choose sides. And once again the United States has positioned itself as the champion of democracy and the foe of evil in the world. But o... Read more

Anti-colonial struggles in "Canada" with Kanahus Manuel

Airs at: Wed, 08/03/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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    With the Pope's recent visit again shining the spotlight on Canada's shameful treatment of its indigenous colonial subjects, including the abuse and murder or death by neglect of children stolen from their Native families and communities, we spend the hour with Indige... Read more

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/27/22

Airs at: Wed, 07/27/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Against manufactured consent: a conversation with Joe Lauria of Consortium News

Airs at: Wed, 07/20/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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  Today's guest, Joe Lauria, is editor-in-chief of Consortium News and a former UN correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and numerous other newspapers. He was an investigative reporter for the Sunday Times of London and began his professional career as a... Read more

Organizing for Philippine solidarity

Airs at: Wed, 07/13/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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    Today's guests are Copeland Downs and Gabe Penk. Downs is a member of the Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (PCHRP), a grassroots organization committed to defending human rights and building a just and lasting peace in the Philippines.  Penk is ... Read more

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/06/22

Airs at: Wed, 07/06/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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