An interview with Mike from the Safety Committee about the occupation. Features interesting "day in the life" stories and insights into life in the camps. Also interviews about Occupy the Bagdad, medical malfesence, more information on the benefit at the Bagdad and a report from the Arts and Cultural Committee.
This Thanksgiving, Abe and Joe give thanks for an awakened American people.
This Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for, even in this time of hungry ghosts. The American people have awakened, and a Movement is afoot. Abe and Joe give thanks for the Occupaction, and take your calls.
In the past week, we’ve seen a nation wide campaign to evict protestors from the Occupy encampments, including the mass arrests in Zucotti Park at the heart of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Locally, Portlanders came out in force to support the Occupy movement on Saturday, November 12th, with the announcement of a midnite eviction by Mayor Sam Adams. Thousands rallied in the streets to show support and delay an eviction.
With recent events, many are asking, What’s next for the movement?
Jodie Evans speaks on "Disturbing Power the CODEPINK Way"
Rocking the boat is never an easy task but you can accomplish meaningful things and have some fun along the way. Playing ball with the rich and powerful of course has its rewards. You're in the golden rolodex. You get invited to all the right parties. People nod at you when you enter a room. Your name gives you entrée to inner circles. In politics the president or the secretary of state may even smile at you and call you by your given name. But all of that adds up to what exactly? Not much. That kind of fame is fleeting. Better to shake things up and fight for human rights and justice. Even if you don't succeed every time you can look in the mirror and feel good about yourself.
The KBOO News team brings you highlights from our Occupy Portland recordings, including interviews from the Portland encampment, the eviction, and from the Wall Street out of Health Care rally held on Saturday Nov. 19th in Portland.
Tariq Ali - World in Crisis - Part One of a special two part program (interview)
On December 17, 2010 Muhammad Bouazizi, a street vendor in a small town in Tunisia, burned himself to death. He was protesting harassment and mistreatment by state authorities. His death fueled a revolt in Tunisia which toppled the Ben Ali dictatorship. The spark spread to Egypt and within weeks the decades old Mubarak regime was overthrown. The so-called Arab Spring rocked the entrenched old order. Those revolutionary currents have stirred the waters elsewhere. The economic collapse is shaking things up in the U.S. Witness the Occupy Wall Street movement. Americans, fed up and struggling to make ends meet, watch their military bomb and occupy countries from Pakistan to Yemen, are taking to the streets. Citizens are challenging and questioning the status quo.