Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
TUESDAY May 5 2009
This is the community calendar for Tuesday May 5 2009
Everyone is welcome Tuesday May 5 (today) at the Wild Oats on NE 15th and Fremont to the Eastside democratic meeting, which happens every first Tuesday at noon. This is a progressive group that provides information and works for change. For more information contact Anna Faro at 503 282 0298.
The People's Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. It's a year-round market at 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block north of Powell Blvd. For more information call Ariana Jacob at (503) 232-9051
Sharon E Streeter's Bushraging Open Mic happens the first Wednesday of the month, tomorrow, 7:30pm – to 8:30pm at 8638 N Lombard, Proper Eats Cafe and Grocery. 2:46 minutes (2.54 MB)
On 10/04/2002 Patrice Lumumba Ford was arrested along with 3 other suspects of the Portland Seven in Portland, Oregon. He was accused of traveling overseas in a conspiracy to wage war against the United States, provide material support and resources to Al Qaeda and contribute services to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
On 12/02/2003 Patrice Lumumba Ford was sentenced, in a plea bargain, to 18 years imprisonment.
Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, On July 18, 1996 arrived to arrest Alvaro at his home on a trumped up charge of aggravated robbery When the unarmed Alvaro questioned the sheriff's action, the officer drew his weapon. Before he could shoot, Alvaro disarmed him and fled. (At the trial for robbery, Alvaro represented himself and had the charge dismissed.). No warrant for the arrest had been issued.
30 miles from the nearest town,
hidden in the Louisiana hills, traveling along a long
twisting road at a dead end you will find Angola, a former plantation now a prison the size of Manhattan which is unlike any other known at this point in time.
On March 1st 2009 Portland Brit Tzedek V’Shalom, Congregation Shir Tikvah and the Bridgeport UCC co-sponsored an event, The Politics of Water in the Middle East & the Developing World.
Speaking that afternoon were Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Dr. Jeff Albert, and Mousa Diabat. The topics discussed included water scarcity in the third world, and the effect of water scarcity on the Arab-Israeli peace.
Due to time limitations for today’s broadcast we will only air today the comments by Congressman Blumenauer on water issues globally, and two of the questions for the panel from the audience.