Phyllis Bennis talks with Bill Resnick about the Petraeus report and Iraq; Tom Becker reads a piece on Bush as jihadist; Frann Michel's Well-read Red revisits Jack London's "The Iron Heel"; Bill Resnick reads from the Guardian about Israel and Iran; and Jay Thiemeyer reviews "The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia".
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of James Chasse (CHASS-ee) at the hands of the Portland Police. Police accountability advocates marked the occasion with a rally, vigil and calls for increased oversight of the police in Portland. KBOO’s Sascha Krader has more:
The U.S. Forest Service in Oregon held an Open House last night in Portland to present their plan for the future of Mount Hood.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Alex Brown, the Executive Director of the environmental group Bark, about the Forest Service Open House:
Beaverton lawyer Brandon Mayfield continued his case against the Patriot Act in a federal court in Portland today.
Mayfield was wrongly accused of involvement in the Madrid train bombings of 2004. Federal agents used the Patriot Act to enter Mayfield’s home without a warrant.
KBOO’s Linda Olson-Osterlund was at the federal courthouse today, where attorneys Gerry Spence and Eldon Rosenthal spoke, along with their client, Mayfield.
ACTIVISTS FROM A GROUP KNOWN AS SENSELESS VIOLENCE LEADS TO SILENCE HOSTED THEIR FIFTH ANNUAL MARCH AND RALLY SATURDAY. THE EVENT WAS HELD IN HONOR OF ASIA BELL JAMES, WHO WAS MURDERED ON HER FRONT PORCH IN A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN 2002.
KBOO’S LINDA OLSON-OSTERLUND SPOKE WITH ASIA’S MOTHER, PERLIA BELL, FOUNDER OF THE GROUP AND ORGANIZER OF THE EVENT