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Lew is a part of Tenant Rights Project and Portland Tenants United Portland Tenants United has its meetings every Sunday from 5-7pm at KBOO.
Lew is a part of Tenant Rights Project and Portland Tenants United Portland Tenants United has its meetingsevery Sunday from 5-7pm at KBOO.
1. Part Two of Bill Resnick's interview with Mike Houck and Kaitlin Lovell about Portland's Climate Action Plan;
2. Medea Benjamin's list of ten really good things that happened in 2015 (read by Tom Becker);
3. The Movie Moles' review of the movie "Carol"
4. Joe's conversation with Lew Church about the Portland Tenants Union and a possible rent strike.
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Bill Resnick interviews Mike Houck and Kaitlin Lovell about Portland's latest Climate Action Plan. Mike Houck has been a member of the Planning and Sustainability Commission, and is director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute. Kaitlin Lovell is Manager of the Science, Fish and Wildlife Division for the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services. This is the first of a two-part conversation.
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Frann Michel talks with Jan Haaken, director of the documentary Guilty Except for Insanity, about questions around competency and the insanity plea in the Robert Lewis Dear case, the shooting that left three dead at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs in November. Jan comments on the history of the political use of the insanity plea as well as the role of madness--both individual and collective--in prosecution of mass killings.
[image via Guilty Except for Insanity]
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Bill Resnick talks with Mike Houck & Kaitlin Lovell about the Portland Climate Plan
Clayton Morgareidge advocates an economy of generosity
Joe Clement reads about the need for a rent strike in Portland
Jan Haaken discusses the Planned Parenthood shooter and insanity pleas
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Joe Clement reads an opinion piece from December 23rd's Portland Observer by Lew Church of Tenant Rights Project and Portland Tenants United, that suggests a city-wide rent strike is worth considering.
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Joe Clement and special guest Dennis Gravy review the classic Christmas-time cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas. They consider anti-commercialism, alienation, cultural appropriation, white supremacy, and why the "workers revolution" that seems to promise an answer to Charlie Brown's problems falls flat. Dennis Gravy is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World and the Marilyn Buck Abolitionist Collective.
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Desiree Hellegers hosts a round table discussion on the climate impacts of the Transpacific Partnership, featuring Miya Reback, development and campaign coordinator for 350.org Portland, Kristen Sheeran, Oregon Director for Climate Solutions, and Michael Shannon, Executive Director, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. They also recommend the work of Renew Oregon.
image via 350.org