The Central American nation of El Salvador inaugurated its first leftist President in decades today, amidst great fanfare and nationwide celebrations.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Samantha Alloy, with the Portland branch of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, about the importance of today’s inauguration, and local solidarity actions in Portland:
Former P-L-O advisor Diana Bhuttu on how the Palestinian Authority is subcontracting the Israeli Occupation, an interview about upcoming hearings in the San Francisco 8 case, and a Jewish Canadian activist talks about being dropped from a major art exhibit because of her anti-Zionist activities.
With two new administrations in Israel and the US, what are the chances for change in the direction of less conflict in the Middle East? The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, where you can find many articles by her.
John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.
Is the annual Village Building Convergence relevant in today's economic climate?
This week, the 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?
Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Lynn Eden, acting co-director (2008-09) at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. Eden's book Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004; New Delhi: Manas Publications, 2004) explores how and why the U.S. government--from World War II to the present--has greatly underestimated the damage caused by nuclear weapons by failing to predict damage from firestorms.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
TUESDAY June 2 2009
This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 2 2009
The Grand Opening of the Urban Farm Collective Market will be Wednesday, June 3, at 4 to 7 pm, at the Tin Shed and Garden Cafe's garden patio, located at 1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211. For more info, visit www.urbanfarmcollective.com, email email@example.com, or call Seed Garden Designs at (503) 449-8178.
Everyone is welcome Tuesday June 2 (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.
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