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Previous Episodes for 2003

 

February 2003

Labor Against War

Guests: Ah Quon McElrath, Member of the Board of Regents - UHM; Claire Shimabukuro, Organizer at Local 5, Executive Director of the People's Fund; John Witeck, Labor and Community Activist.

A discussion about why organized labor opposes the war. Economic, political and civil liberties reasons are advanced as arguments against war and for a peaceful option.

 

March 2003

Conquest for Peace?

Guests: Vaughn Beckman, Pastor-First Christian Church, Honolulu Member of Friends of Sabeel; Norrie Thompson, Retired Attorney at Law, Honolulu Member of Friends of Sabeel; Ramsis Lutfy, Retired Professor of Zoology, Member of Friends of Sabeel.

A discussion of Israel's conquest of Palestinian Authority territories in the context of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza since 1967.

 

April 2003

Workers Talk Turtle Bay

Guests: Claire Shimabukuro, Community Organizer - Local 5, Executive Director - People's Fund; Daniel Kerwin, Organizer & Business Agent, HERE, Local 5; Jason Ward, Research Analyst, HERE, Local 5.

Local-5 workers and organizers discuss the treatment of workers by the management of Turtle Bay Resorts. Management's relations with the community is also discussed.

 

May 2003

After the Invasion

Guests: Farideh Farhi, Dept. of Political Science - UHM; Ramsis Lutfy, Retired Professor of Zoology, Member of Friends of Sabeel.

A discussion about the US occupation of Iraq and what it might mean to prospects of peace in the Middle East region, including Iran and Palestine. Impacts of war on the environment are also discussed.

 

September 2003

Occupation: Iraq and Palestine

Guests: Farideh Farhi, Dept. of Political Science - UHM; Ramsis Lutfy, Retired Professor of Zoology, Member of Friends of Sabeel.

Middle East developments are discussed with focus on developments in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, especially the Bush "Roadmap" to "peace;" and the situation in Iraq and Iran. The role of the US in the Middle East conflict is also highlighted.

 

October 2003

Edward Said, 1935 - 2003

Guests: Sanakaran Krishna, Professor of Political Science - UHM; Monisha Das Gupta, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies - UHM; Paul Lyons, Assistant Professor of English - UHM.

The life and works of the late Edward Said are discussed with a focus on Edward Said as a public intellectual and humanist committed to peace, justice, and the triumph of the human spirit.

 

November 2003

Labor at a Crossroads

Guests: Ah Quon McElrath, Member of the Board of Regents - UHM; Eric Gill, Financial Secretary/Treasurer-Local 5; Ray Camacho, ILWU Oahu Division Director.

The condition of labor in Hawaii and the challenges that face it under Republican administrations both on the national and state levels. New momentum in the trade union movement is highlighted.

 

December 2003

Homelessness on the Rise

Guests: Ah Quon McElrath, Member of Board of Regents - UHM; Margot L. Schrire, P. R. and Volunteer Manger, Institute for Human Services.

Discusses the social and political environment that breeds homelessness. It also shows the efforts of the Institute for Human Services (IHS), and Health Care for the Homeless in providing services for the homeless. The program points out what needs to be done.