David Barsamian spoke at a KBOO Benefit event on October 1st in Portland, in conjunction with the Econvergence. David Barsamian is the host of Alternative Radio, which airs every Tuesday at 9 am on KBOO. During this talk, Barsamian talks mainly about the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and fields questions from the audience on this topic and about his own life.
At a time when corporations are handing pink slips to innocent individuals, some Portlanders think its time to hand pink slips to the institutions that are culpable. Go Fire Your Bankwas created by concerned citizens who believe in local, socially-responsible economies.
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.