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Colman McCarthy speaks with KBOO about Pope Francis' visit to Washington

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Fri, 09/25/2015
The head of the Catholic church worldwide, Pope Francis, spoke in front of the U-S Congress today.
He said that the U-S should abolish the death penalty, but did not call on the U-S to reduce or eliminate its militarism.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with former Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, who said the Pope could have gone much further in his calls to action in Washington
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Communities fight back against corporate water takeovers

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Fri, 09/25/2015
On Wednesday evening in Hood River, the Local Water Alliance launched the Hood River County Water Protection Measure, a ballot initiative that would ban corporate water bottling facilities in the county.
A large crowd filled the Springhouse Cellar Winery to hear speakers, watch a video on the proposed Nestle plant in Cascade Locks made by local high school students and listen to live music.
KBOO news will have audio from the event next week.
But in the meantime, another community in the Pacific Northwest is fighting to regain control of their local water resource in the face of yet another multinational corporate takeover.
Mt. Shasta, a small town on I-5 about fifty miles south of the Oregon border, has been targeted for its water by Otsuka Holdings, a Japanese pharmaceutical corporation which owns the Crystal Geyser Water Company.
Crystal Geyser would follow in the steps of Dannon and then Coca Cola, which for ten years pumped   billions of gallons of local water to fill single use plastic bottles for export around the world.
Earlier today, KBOO’s Paul Roland spoke with Vicky Gold of Water Flows Free, a Mt. Shasta resident who is helping organize an event tomorrow they are calling “Water: Every Drop Sacred” at the Mt. Shasta City Park.

http://www.localwateralliance.org/.
https://www.facebook.com/events/885213588216127/


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Vic Remmers faces protesters as he attempts to cut ancient trees on two sites in Portland

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Tue, 09/15/2015
Portland residents in two separate neighborhoods engaged in civil disobedience today to stop ancient trees from being cut down by developer Vic Remmers.

A neighborhood group in Southeast Portland has banded together to stop the cutting of two old-growth trees near 41st Avenue and Clinton Street. The trees are on a property owned by developer Vic Remmers.
Last month, Remmers’ company, Everett Custom Homes, demolished the single home on the lot, a structure that was built over 100 years ago. Remmers plans to build three new houses on the lot.
To make room for the new development, two of the four old-growth Douglas Firs on the lot, including the largest of the four, were cut down on Saturday.

Neighborhood residents mobilized quickly, attempting to prevent the destruction of the two remaining trees.
This included gathering at the site this morning, cheering on a protestor who climbed one of the two remaining trees.
The protestor, Elizabeth Bennett, an assistant professor at Lewis and Clark College, remained in the tree, on a perch about 40 feet up, until about two o’clock this afternoon.
She came down after assurances from Remmers that no trees would be cut down today.
To get more on the story, we spoke with John Roberts, who lives in the Richmond neighborhood near the two Douglas Firs.

The developer, Vic Remmers, writes on his website: “We are very aware that being part of a neighborhood means being a good neighbor.  That’s why I’m a fixture at City Council and neighborhood association meetings, and I work tirelessly with the community before the first nail is pounded. The neighborhoods were there first, and it is our responsibility to be a welcome improvement and a worthy addition.”
But neighbors say that Remmers and his company did not make any attempts to work with neighbors on this development.

The Clinton street neighborhood was not the only place in Portland to come under the axe of developer Vic Remmers today.  In the Eastmoreland neighborhood this morning, south of Reed college, residents were surprised to see a tree demolition crew show up to try to pull down three ancient Sequoia trees.

They were especially surprised since they’ve been actively negotiating with the owner of the property, developer Vic Remmers, and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase the property and protect the trees.  The neighborhood association head said that he last met with Remmers last Wednesday, and left that meeting with the impression that the negotiations were going well.

Instead, less than a week later, Vic Remmers sent out a demolition crew with no prior notice to the neighbors.
For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with the head of the Eastmoreland neighborhood association, Robert McCullough.
 
Mayor Hales recently created a 25-member Stakeholder Advisory Committee to assist with the city’s residential infill project. The objective is to ensure that new houses are well integrated into the fabric of the neighborhood. Vic Remmers is one of the committee members, and their first official meeting is tomorrow (Sept. 15th) at 6pm.
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Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines condemns attack

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Wed, 09/09/2015
The Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines has issued a statement condemning the torture and extrajudicial killing of indigenous Lumad tribal leaders and educators. The indigenous leaders were allegedly attacked by the Philippine military forces at the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development.

The local Committee consists of immigrant youth, students and allies working together in solidarity to advance in the national democratic movement in the Philippines.

For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the members of the local committee
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Taxpayers will pay KBR $30 million in legal fees after lawsuit from poisoned vets

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Fri, 09/04/2015
U.S. taxpayers will have to pay at least $30 million to cover attorney fees incurred by defense contractor K-B-R.  The company, a subcontractor of the infamous Halliburton corporation, was found guilty of wrongly exposing U.S. and British soldiers to toxic chemicals while serving in the Iraq War.

More than 30 Oregon Army National Guard soldiers who served at Qarmat Ali filed a 2009 fraud and negligence lawsuit against KBR in Portland.
The vets alleged that exposure to the toxic dust caused them to suffer health problems, including serious respiratory illnesses.

A jury agreed, awarding the vets eighty five million dollars.  But K-B-R appealed that ruling, and the guilty verdict against the company was thrown out by an appeals court on a technicality, after the U.S. Supreme Court changed the rules regarding lawsuits.

That ruling was related to an entirely different case, made in another state

Now, a judge has ruled that taxpayers will have to pay back defense contractor K-B-R thirty million dollars in legal fees.

The Supreme court ruling also, apparently, makes it so that any future claims made by veterans in this case, and potentially others, will be borne by taxpayers.

For more, KBOO’s jenka soderberg spoke with David Sugarman, one of the lawyers for the Oregon national guard veterans:
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ShellNo protest in Portland while Obama visits Alaska

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Tue, 09/01/2015
 
President Obama is in Alaska today for a meeting with world leaders about climate change in the Arctic.
He was met by hundreds of protesters challenging his decision to allow Shell Oil to drill in the Arctic – a move they say will greatly increase climate change, and is likely to result in difficult-to-access oil spills.
In Portland, a rally and march was held mid-day today in solidarity with the Alaskan activists.
The group Shell No! organized the event, which included a funeral procession and die-in for the Arctic at the federal building in downtown Portland.
According to the protest organizers, Arctic drilling which will wreak havoc on the fragile ecosystems of the Arctic and bring us ever closer to surpassing the 2 degree threshold that scientists have warned will cause irreversible climate catastrophe and massive loss of life.
Here are some excerpts from the rally, recorded by KBOO’s Paul Roland.
 
The voices you heard included Graham Clumpner with Iraq Veterans Against the War, Carrie with Idle No More, and local climate activist Daphne Wysham
The organizers of today’s action, the Shellno Action Council, has made four demands of the Obama administration.
The group demands A rapid transition to renewable energy, the end of exploratory drilling in the Arctic, the Protection of indigenous peoples’ rights and communities, and Binding agreements at the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference that are on par with what science has shown is necessary for a livable future.

https://www.facebook.com/shellnoactioncouncil
http://shellnodotorg.tumblr.com/
http://www.kgw.com/story/news/2015/08/31/shell-no-protesters-march-downt...
http://www.katu.com/news/local/ShellNo-protesters-stage-die-in-call-Pres...
http://act.alaskawild.org/sign/shell_no/

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KBOO interviews witness to fatal police shooting in Oakland

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Thu, 08/27/2015
A policewoman shot a man to death this morning in the Adams Point neighborhood of Oakland, after he assaulted her with what the police have only described as a “metal object,” but which witnesses say was a bike chain.
The officer, who has not been named, received a call that the man had assaulted somebody with a bike chain early in the morning.
She radioed for more police and an ambulance at eight-thirty-six after shooting the man, who is black, and who relatives have said suffers from an unspecified mental illness.
KBOO spoke with Nayomi Munaweera, a Sri Lankan-American author based in Oakland, who witnessed the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
 
Munaweera also captured cell phone video of the aftermath of the shooting, including people reacting as the police finally began to perform C-P-R on the man, who his clearly lying in a pool of blood.
 
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Oakland Police Department did not respond to KBOO’s questions in time for broadcast, regarding the time that elapsed before first aid, and the department’s policies regarding officers approaching mentally ill suspects.
          The names of both the officer and the dead man have not been released. 
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Analysis on Iran's nuclear deal and the Jewish community in Iran

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Wed, 08/26/2015
The U-S Congress is on a deadline to vote on a nuclear deal with Iran by September seventeenth.  Freelance foreign correspondent Erlich is recently back from Iran on assignment for GlobalPost.  He has reported from Iran six times and has covered the Middle East since 1986. His piece "Iran's Jewish community gets behind nuclear deal with U.S." was recently published by GlobalPost and USA Today.
KBOO spoke with Ehrlich earlier today about the Iranian nuclear deal, and the response by Iran’s Jewish community:
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Totem Pole Journey coming to Longview, Portland and Hood River

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Thu, 08/20/2015
Each of the past two years, Lummi Nation tribal members have carved and transported totem poles thousands of miles to raise public awareness and strengthen opposition to the export of fossil fuels from the west coast of the United States and Canada.
Starting this Friday, the Lummi House of Tears Carvers, led by Master Carver Jewell James, will embark on their third journey with a new totem pole, which will be a gift to the Northern Cheyenne of Montana.
Working in close association with other tribal governments, environmental organizations and the faith-based community, these efforts have helped shape the public debate and understanding of what is at risk with the proposed fossil fuel export facilities and their transport by rail, ship and pipelines.
Starting off in Vancouver, British Columbia on Friday and Saturday, the pole’s journey will take it to Longview, Washington on Sunday for an event and ceremony at St. Stephens Episcopal Church at 6 p.m.
It will arrive in Portland on Monday for a blessing ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 2408 Southeast Sixteenth Avenue.
The caravan will then stop in Hood River on Tuesday, August 25 at the Riverside community Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
KBOO’s Paul Roland spoke with Lummi Master Carver Jewell James.

http://totempolejourney.com/
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Drought Prompts Action at All Levels of Government

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Thu, 08/13/2015
The town of Banks, Oregon, located in western Washington County northwest of Hillsboro, recently implemented water use restrictions on businesses, partly in response to drought conditions across the state.
For more on Oregon’s driest year in decades and government responses to it, KBOO’s Sam Bouman has this report. 

 

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