Education Not for Sale

Around the world, students have been taking to the streets. They’re opposed to rising tuition fees and cuts to education. On this edition, we’ll hear how students in Quebec helped bring down the government and why Chilean students are back out on the streets again. We’ll also speak to an activist in Puerto Rico who says she’s had enough of US-style higher education. 

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The Life, Death, and Rebirth of ACORN

It took 40 years to build ACORN, but just a few months to bring it down.  Local organizers are trying to rebuild, but how is ACORN’s absence affecting elections, poverty, and the continuing housing crisis?

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm PDT

The Penalty is Exile: How Immigration and Criminalization Collide

Under President Obama more than 1 million people have been deported from the United States. Immigration officials claim that many of those being deported are criminals. On this edition, producer Cory Fischer-Hoffman investigates the connection between immigration and the criminal justice system and the impact this burgeoning relationship is having on immigrants.

Direct download: MakingCon_121017_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm PDT

Microfinance: How it Lost Its Way and Betrayed the Poor

Hugh Sinclair, the author of Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic, in conversation with KALW radio host Rose Aguilar. Sinclair tells the story of how he learned the dirty truths behind the banking sector that’s creeping across the "developing" world.

Direct download: MakingCon_121010_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm PDT

COINTELPRO 101 (Part 2) ENCORE

COINTELPRO, the secret FBI project to infiltrate and disrupt domestic organizations thought to be “subversive,” targeted many movements for self-determination by people of color in the U.S..  Between 1956 and 1971, the FBI conducted more than 2,000 COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) operations.  This week, the second part of the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” produced by the Freedom Archives.

Direct download: MakingCon_121003_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT



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