The findings of the Portland Police internal review into the death of James Chasse [CHA-see] were released today. James Chasse was a musician and writer who died three years ago from injuries arising from his arrest by Portland Police. The review found that the use of force by officers at his arrest did not violate policy and that one of the officers “knew or should have known that Mr. Chasse had suffered a serious physical injury.’ However it found that Sergeant Kyle Nice violated a police board directive that should have lead to Chasse being taken straight to hospital, rather than to the Jail. KBOO’s Paul Munday talked to Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Association, a friend of Jason Chasse, and Dan Handleman of Portland Copwatch, for their reaction.
Siren Nation is a celebration of women in the arts. Out Loud focuses on the queer talent as part of the Siren Nation festival. Tonight we hear live music from The I's, and Carla interviews Natlalia Kay, Executive Director of Siren Nation. Natalia shares some queer film suggestions showing as part of the S.N.
Tune in to hear Dr. Scott Allen of Physicians for Human Rights and co-author of the newly published report; Aiding Torture: Ethics and Human Rights Violations Revealed in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General's Report. The newly released CIA Torture report reveals so far undisclosed techniques used to "break" prisoners in Guantanamo and Bagram Air base in Afghanistan. It also gives the clearest picture yet of the central role played by Health Professionals in the CIA's "Interrogation" program.
Why is 350 an important number? A discussion on climate change.
This Saturday, Portlanders will be gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to convince other Oregonians that 350 is a very important number. That's the maximum safe level of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The 350 movement, initiated by author-activist Bill McKibbon, is having actions in over 140 nations this Saturday to pressure governments to take serious action to curb climate change. In the United States, the call to action comes as the U.S.
Today's topic is our educational system, and how it does (or does not) relate to the Immigrant and Refugee Community. We'll hear three Portland Public School teachers with years of experience in English as a Second Language programs talk about their experiences, both with the school system and with their students.
Today's guest is local activist Lucilene Lira, also from the Center for Intercultural Organizing, and they talk about the problems and experiences immigrants often have when organizing for solidarity and social change.