Revolutionary activist, organizer and author Ahjamu Umi spoke at the Law and Disorder Conference at Portland State University earlier in May. Ahjamu Umi is an organizer for the All African Peoples' Revolutionary Party. He is also part of the Blazing Arrow Organization, which was formed to organize poor and people of color communities in Portland to resist gentrification and police violence.
Grant High School, Portland, has proposed cuts to its well-regarded and well-loved Japanese immersion and language program for the upcoming academic year. Student Sara Onitsuka presents this APA Call to Action, and encourages everyone to show support for the program at https://www.facebook.com/SaveGrantJapanese. Produced by Andrew Yeh.
New information has come out this week that could have an impact on the upcoming May twenty-first vote on water fluoridation in Portland.
A lab test of the fluoridation compound proposed for Portland’s water supply found high levels of arsenic in the compound. The test was commissioned by the anti-fluoridation group ‘Clean water Portland’.
In addition, the Oregon Health Authority just released the latest figures on children’s dental health in Multnomah County, showing significant improvements in all categories, and bringing into question the county’s claim that fluoridation of water is necessary to improve dental health.
After getting a tip from our friend Lightning, we found out about the celebration of World Environment Day. In this audio file we meet Lightning and he gives a tour of his public art display, and we talk about the upcoming six week celebration starting on Earth Day and continuing until World Environment Day on June 5.