1. Listen to We Do the Work, Tuesdays, 5:00pm, and Sundays, 5:30pm at KSVR, 91.7 FM or KSVU, 90.1 FM
A weekly local worker radio program that features news, interviews, music, and comments, “We Do the Work” believes American workers are at the heart of our economy and culture, deserving dignity, respect, and a decent family wage. To hear our other shows, go to We Do The Work Archives. Questions about interviews? Email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW – We Do The Work’s program for Tuesday, Nov 27, 5:00pm and Sunday, Dec 2, 5:30pm – Sarah Newell, Communications & Campaigns Coordinator for the International Labor Rights Forum
Interview by Ken Winkes: Sarah discusses ILRF’s mission, how the organization works, its successes, and what lies ahead. For more information, go to https://laborrights.org/ or ILRF on twitter, or https://migrantjustice.net/milk-with-dignity-campaign.
We Do The Work Comments:
- Americans are opening up their homes for refugees.
- The administration has plans to privatize the postal service.
2. Listen to Speak Up! Speak Out! Radio
Listen to Speak Up! Speak Out! – a half hour weekly radio show committed to community, peace, justice, and non-violence issues – on KSVR, 91.7 FM in Mt. Vernon; KSVU, 90.1 FM in Hamilton. Airs Wednesday at 5:00pm on both, Thursday at 8:00am on KSVU and Sunday at 5:00pm for both. Our shows are available online. Stream or download a show at http://speakupspeakoutradio.org/ anytime. Interested in getting SUSO e-News? Contact SUSOenews@gmail.com.
NEW – Speak up! Speak out! Wednesday, Nov 28 – Plane Truths
For 20 years, Moving Images Video Project, a non-profit organization, has produced and distributed documentaries about war and peace, human rights, global justice, and protection for the environment. Host jim justice speaks with co-founders, Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, about a new film entitled Plane Truths.
The recent expansion of Navy training activities in the Northwest has many local residents concerned. Community members on Whidbey Island, the San Juans, and the Olympic Peninsula are disturbed by an increase in noise caused by new jets based at Naval Air Station Whidbey (NAS). On Whidbey, communities have been additionally impacted by water system pollution caused by chemicals used for firefighting on NAS landing strips. Their new 30-minute film, PLANE TRUTHS, explores a variety of perspectives on these issues from farmers, current and retired military personnel, environmentalists and other citizens of the affected areas. Listen as Melissa and Mark talk about their new documentary.
This film will be shown in LaConner, Friday, Nov 30, 7:00pm, at the United Methodist Church, 601 South 2nd Street, on top of the hill.
3. Coffee ‘n Cards
All are invited to drop in (for any length of time). Coffee ‘n Cards is now operating from 10:00am – 12:00pm each Monday and Tuesday at the Skagit Democrats Headquarters. Sending postcards to give a PoB (Pat on the Back), oppose/support a specific issue, or occasional SOY (Shame On You) to deserving individuals or groups is a positive way to react to the negative news from Trump administration. Colorful postcards, pens and topic cards with addresses are provided, stamps sold 3/$1, and you bring your own coffee! Return address labels for your cards are timesavers. We have sent out an average of 50 cards per week, since the first of the year to local, state, and national lawmakers, government officials, individuals and groups. We have sent out over 3,140 cards since January.