Protest and action

Demonstrators Rally Against Liquefied Natural Gas

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Evening News
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Wed, 09/23/2009

Demonstrators are planning a rally in Astoria, today, to again voice their concerns about the negative effects on the environment from liquefied natural gas.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more.
 

3:12 minutes (2.93 MB)

Environmental Activists Stage Activities in New York

program: 
Evening News
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Fri, 09/25/2009

Environmental activists staged several protests, forums and educational activities in New York this week, as world leaders met to discuss climate change at the United Nations.  KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:
 

3:37 minutes (3.31 MB)

Groups in Arizona Call for "Humane Borders" Between US and Mexico

program: 
Evening News
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Mon, 09/28/2009

Every year hundreds of people are killed or die of thirst while trying to cross from Mexico into the US.
This weekend, a number of groups in Arizona came together to call for ‘humane borders’ between the US and Mexico.  KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with one of the organizers of the event:
 

2:57 minutes (14.9 MB)

Survivors of 911 March on New York's City Hall

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program: 
Evening News
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Mon, 09/28/2009

Thousands of survivors of the September 11th attacks marched on New York’s City Hall yesterday demanding that city officials stop trying to block a ballot initiative calling for a new investigation of the attacks.
The marchers included family members of those killed in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as first responders who continue to suffer health effects from contamination at Ground Zero.
Ted Walter, with the New York Coalition for Accountability Now, helped organize the march:
 

2:33 minutes (2.33 MB)

Autism Speaks March Held in Portland

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Evening News
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Mon, 09/28/2009

The group Autism Speaks held a march this weekend in Portland and raised over fifty thousand dollars, which they say will go to research on autism.
But some people with autism and parents of kids with autism protested the march, saying that it does not represent them.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Phoebe Lumis, one of the protest organizers and a member of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network:

4:11 minutes (3.83 MB)

Mad as Hell Doctors Cross-Country Media Blitz

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/05/2009

Oregon’s homegrown Mad As Hell Doctors were met by Congressman Dennis Kucinich in Washington DC on the final days of their cross-country media blitz.  KBOO reporter David Rosenfeld filed this report from the nation's capitol.
 

4:36 minutes (4.22 MB)

Off-Reservation Tribal Members Unable to Receive Energy Assistance

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/05/2009

Through investigative research, KBOO news has discovered that Native Tribal members who live off-reservation in Oregon are unable to receive energy assistance.  KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has the story:
 

5:17 minutes (4.84 MB)

Peace Activists Oppose War in Afghanistan

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Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 10/07/2009

8 years on from the invasion of Afghanistan, peace activists have launched a virtual vigil, flooding the White House Facebook page with messages opposing the war.  KBOO’s Paul Munday reports:
 

2:14 minutes (2.04 MB)

Residents Protest Lewis and Clark College Expansion

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/29/2009

A group of residents of the Collins View neighborhood in southwest Portland are up in arms about a planned expansion by Lewis and Clark College.  The College hopes to construct three new apartment-style dorms in a residential neighborhood off Terwilliger Boulevard.  But neighbors have launched an angry campaign against the new buildings, saying that the College acted in bad faith in its relations with the neighborhood, and glossed over the many potential problems of the site.  Prakash Joshi (per-KAH-sh JOE-shee) is the Chair of the Collins View Neighborhood Association:
 

2:17 minutes (2.1 MB)

Protesters Call for Arrest of "Torture Memo" Author Judge Bybee

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/29/2009

Today in downtown Portland, a group of protesters gathered to call for the ‘torture memo’ author to be arrested. One protester got arrested simply for standing on the steps handing out leaflets. Security guards started shouting at him at close range, then handcuffed him within seconds and hauled him inside the ninth circuit court. Judge Jay Bybee, who wrote the memo authorizing the use of torture by the Bush administration, continues to serve in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Lone Vet Joe Walsh, who was one of the protesters standing in the rain today calling for Bybee’s arrest:

3:06 minutes (2.84 MB)
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