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Reports from independent journalists and interviews with knowledgeable people covering the topics of independent journalists, democracy, human rights, press freedom, and journalism.

    Weekly News Briefing 10-15-2021

    Weekly News Briefing 10-15-2021

    We begin a weekly series of short reports on timely topics from some of our staff. This week we report on the history and usage of the term “Progressive”, the effect of communications technologies on human behavior, and the threats to journalists and press freedom around the world.

    • 21 min
    9-23-2021 Update. Carpenters Strike

    9-23-2021 Update. Carpenters Strike

    Carpenter Arthur Esparza provides another update. Workers are now out on strike. Workers are organizing independently from their own union claiming that Carpenters Union local 30 and Associated General Contractors of Washington (AGC) are not representing their best interests. They want a stronger contract that keeps up with inflation, equity with other trades, and a democratic Union with leadership accountability and less cronyism. Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net

    • 4 min
    Republished Archival Episode Occupy Wall Street 5th Anniversary

    Republished Archival Episode Occupy Wall Street 5th Anniversary

    On this, the 10th Anniversary of Occupy Wallstreet we republish our podcast of the 5th Anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, this archival episode of Democracycast was recorded live on September 17, 2016. Dean Edwards introduces Sanna Camera and Aisha Dabo from Dakar, Senegal. Jo Ellen Kaiser moderates as John Harvey, Jan Weinberg and Sally Gellett report from Zuccotti Park in New York City Released: 2021-09-18 Duration: 02:08:37

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    Seattle Carpenter’s Demands Update. The proposed contract was rejected.

    Seattle Carpenter’s Demands Update. The proposed contract was rejected.

    Carpenter Arthur Esparza provides an update. The membership voted to reject the proposed contract. A new proposal will be considered, perhaps, in two weeks. Workers are organizing independently from their own union claiming that Carpenters Union local 30 and Associated General Contractors of Washington (AGC) are not representing their best interests. They want a stronger contract. Recorded 2021-08-12 Duration 0:08:19 Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net

    • 8 min
    Seattle Carpenter’s Demands. Carpenter Arthur Esparza reports.

    Seattle Carpenter’s Demands. Carpenter Arthur Esparza reports.

    Workers in Seattle are organizing independently from their own union claiming that the Carpenters Union local 30 and The Associated General Contractors of Washington (AGC) are not representing their best interests. They want a stronger contract that keeps up with inflation and equity with other trades. And, a democratic Union, leadership accountability and less cronyism. Recorded 2021-08-05 Duration: 00:28:57
    Send listener feedback to: democracycast@earthlink.net

    • 28 min
    Beachie Creek Fire Update

    Beachie Creek Fire Update

    A program featured on KMUZ community radio in Salem Oregon’s show Willamette Wakeup on 10-29-2020 that provides an update on the Beachie Creek Fire and recovery that occurred in August & September of 2020. Melanie Zermer talks with Brian Nicholas Marion County’s Public Works Director. A little over 1000 properties were affected. He describes all of the support services, recovery, cleanup, and rebuilding resources that are available. Recorded 2020-10-29 Duration 31:58

    • 31 min

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