The Portland State University chapter of the NAACP will host a seminar entitled Black America: A state of Emergency! this Saturday. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">
KBOO reporter Christian Danielsen spoke with chapter organizers Aimeera Flint and Erica Lee-Johnson
Building on the work of visionPDX, the Portland Plan
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and environmental development of Portland over the next 30 years. City Repair, among many projects,
seeks to activate people to be part of the communities around them, as
well as part of the decision-making that shapes the future of their
The full interview with Emi Maclean by Kboo Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund. Ms Maclean attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights talks in depth about her testimony before congress on behalf of refugees held in solitary confinement and the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Excerpts of this interview were used in the May 12th Kboo evening news feature Civil Liberties Watch. Find out about who the men are , why they are at Guantanamo and what needs to be done on their behalf.
Fifty refugees held in solitary confinement at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp need the United States government to come up with safe places for them to be released to. Having committed no crimes, the men have been held for years despite the admission of the government that they are not criminals or terrorists. Attorney Emi Maclean of the Center for Constitutional Rights testified before congress on their behalf. Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviewed her for the story.