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March 18, 2006

Mitchell McLaughlin, MLA, Sinn Féin General Secretary

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A Saint Patrick's Day Reception with Mitchell McLaughlin, MLA and Sinn Féin General Secretary. Sponsored by Friends of Sinn Féin Canada. Recorded on March 18, 2006 at Patrick O'Ryan's Irish Public House, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

McLaughlin discusses topics such as the Irish peace process, power-sharing in the 6 Counties, and the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. Audio file of full discussion plus Q and A.


February 25, 2006

Sweatshop Workers Speak Out

Filed under: Special Feature — blackboxradio @ 12:27 pm

Download the feature with worker and union organizer Branice Musavi from Kenya 16:37 minutes.


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Sweatshop Workers Speak Out: A panel sponsored by University of Michigan student organization SOLE. Recorded on Feb 16 in the Michigan Union.

-Phannara Duangdet, Lian Thai Factory, Thailand
-Branice Musavi, Protex Factory, Ahti River Free Trade Zone, Kenya
-Siti Malikhah, PT Kolon Factory, Indonesia

Sweatshop workers are some of the most exploited workers on earth. Regularly forced to work 12 hour shifts, often exposed to dangerous chemicals with no protections, many have their passports stolen and live trapped in the factory compound, or may be forced to take pregnancy tests before entering the factory and risk losing their jobs for getting pregnant. Workers are often physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by management, in addition to pitifully low-wages. Workers everywhere are fired or harrassed for trying to form unions and having a voice on the job.

This panel intends to bring the stories of three workers who have courageously stood up for human rights around the world to students at the University of Michigan.


February 20, 2006

Superbowl Analysis from the Detroit Summer Collective

Filed under: Special Feature — blackboxradio @ 10:03 pm

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9 mins 48 sec. Produced by Jenny Lee and Ilana Weaver.


February 11, 2006

Haunani-Kay Trask at SCOR Conference

Filed under: Special Feature — blackboxradio @ 12:12 pm

Haunani-Kay Trask is one of Hawai'i's best known Native leaders and scholars and was a featured speaker at this year's Students of Color of Rackham (SOCR) conference. Her grandfather, a Hawai'i Territorial Senator, and her father, a lawyer and advocate for Hawaiians, were among the political figures known for their speechmaking and political contributions toward securing Native land rights in Hawai'i. Today, she is widely considered an authority on Hawaiian political issues, as well as an internationally known indigenous human rights advocate.

This recording is split into two files: the full lecture and the q & a that followed. The talk was recorded on Thursday, February 9 in the Rackham Hall Amphitheatre.

January 19, 2006

Voices Left Behind: Hurricane Katrina and the Prison Epidemic

Filed under: Special Feature — blackboxradio @ 3:22 pm

The Prisoners Creative Arts Projecs presented this event, which was recorded on January 16, 2006. Louisiana prisoners and their families faced a unique circumstance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Prisoners were literally left behind and forgotten when tragedy struck. This event featured a unique panel of individuals who offer first-hand accounts of what it means to be left in flooding prisons; to live for days without food or water; to go weeks without contact from family or friends.

Part 1: Tammy Williams | Part 2: Megan Garvey

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