Human Rights

On the Brain Labor Report for June 15, 2009 we discuss the sweatfree procurement policy that will soon be approved by the Ashland Oregon city council. We also play the Workers Independent news and music by Anne Feeney.

June 15, 2009 >>> Listen or download here 

We talk with Barbara Scott Winkler, coordinator of the Womens’ Studies Program at Southern Oregon University. We discuss the history of International Womens’ Day and activities planned in Ashland. March 4, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report we interview Robert Bahar, the director of the Emmy Award winning documentary Made In L.A..

November 19, 2008 >>> Listen Here

 On the Brain Labor Report, we interview Jim Bauermeister, president of the Multicultural Association of Southern Oregon, about their victory against the Federal Government regarding a 1st amendment violation & their association with Al Haramain. Al Haramain is a Islamic charity in Ashland Oregon that was labeled a terrorist organization in 2004.

November 18, 2008 >>> Listen Here

Jason and Vanessa Houk discuss recent $2.3 million settlement in Fresno that may boost rights of the homeless.

July 10, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We talk with Alison Bodine, the west coast speaker for 19th annual Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan.

June 20, 2008 >>> listen or download here

A discussion with Irene Kai about the history of the New York Garment Industry.

“They don’t even know there is a world out there and that they are being exploited…” ~ Irene Kai

March 17, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We discuss tonites candlelight vigil to support basic rights and Oregon’s domestic partnership law.

January 2, 2007 >>> Listen Here

Gitmo Protest AP

Hope Marston, Western Region Organizer of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee explore the 5th anniversary of Guantanamo prison.


On Jan. 11, 2002, the first 20 detainees arrived shackled and blindfolded, from Afghanistan. Since then, nearly 800 prisoners have passed through the detention center in southeastern Cuba.

About 395 foreign men currently held at Guantanamo are allegedly linked to al-Qaida or the Taliban. All are classified as “enemy combatants” _ a status that accords them fewer rights than prisoners of war under international law. Most have been held for years without being charged.

Watch a video about Adel Hamad, husband and father, aid worker and teacher, who has been detained at Guantanamo Bay since 2003.