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Comprehensive immigration reform supporters are gathering in front of Oregon Senator Smith's Office today to rally in opposition to the immigration reform bill being considered in the U S Senate. KBOO’s Laura Young Reports.
- Title: Immigration Reform Rally
- Length: 5:23 minutes (1.54 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 40Kbps (CBR)
Day laborers who gather at Southeast Sixth and Ankeny each day may have to relocate to a not-yet-constructed day labor center, according to the latest city plan. Mayor Tom Potter will meet with participants in latest round of public planning discussions set for 5:00 PM today, in Lovejoy Room on the 2nd Floor of City Hall. Day laborers face difficult conditions and are often underpaid or not paid at all for their work. And now, with anti-immigrant violence on the rise, they face even more precarious threats. Several weeks ago, two Latino men south of Oregon City were severely beaten by a crowd of white teens. According to police, the mob kicked, beat and pummeled the Salem men with large rocks while chanting, "Go back to Mexico." Last weekend, a group of about one hundred rallied at the park to protest the rising anti-immigrant hate and violence. KBOO reporter Lina Aglialoro spoke with Cesar who attended the vigil.
- Title: 06/06 Hate Crimes against Day Laborers
- Length: 1:23 minutes (3.17 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)
In the second day of the pro-Israel ‘Convergence Northwest’ conference in Vancouver, protests continued outside the Vancouver Hilton today:
- Title: 06/06 Convergence Northwest Protes
- Length: 2:39 minutes (2.42 MB)
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Antiwar protests at the Port of Tacoma have increased, with more arrests and injuries occuring over the weekend.
Marc de Giere reports.
The Oregon Bureau of Land Management is considering the sale of 270 acres of public land to make up a budget shorfall. The shortfall is due to the federal government's decision to cut funding for the Rural Schools Act.
KBOO's Marc de Giere spoke to Katlin Hill, with the American Lands Alliance, a group opposed to the sale of public lands.
Senator Gordon Smith's office has become the target of peaceful sit-ins calling on him to defund the war.
Marc de Giere reports.
The Multnomah County Library celebrated the opening of new offerings in periodicals: independently produced magazines, better known as Zines.
Marc De Giere reports.
Two national security experts assess the danger of portable nuclear weapons.