Protest and action

Public Housing Residents Stage Protest During Obama Visit to New Orleans

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/19/2009

As President Obama made his first visit to New Orleans last Thursday, residents of public housing staged a protest.  They challenged the ongoing crisis in public housing in New Orleans, which they say was caused mainly by the selling off of undamaged housing projects to private developers in the four years following Hurricane Katrina.  KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:
 

2:13 minutes (2.03 MB)

Health Care Reform Protests in Portland Lead to Arrests

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/19/2009

Several protests have been held in Portland over the last few days calling on the US Congress to enact meaningful and substantial health care reform. One of these protests even involved civil disobedience, and a number of people were arrested.  KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg had a chance to speak with one of those who got arrested at the protest:
 

4:05 minutes (1.53 MB)

Protesters Gather Outside Chase Bank in Portland

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/28/2009

People gathered outside of the offices of Chase Bank, in downtown Portland this afternoon and KBOO’s Jay Theimeyer was there to hear from the protesters. Kurt Lauer has the story…

2:37 minutes (2.39 MB)

Portland activist calls for the arrest of Judge Jay Bybee.

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/22/2009
A Portland activist has called for the arrest of Judge Jay Bybee, who authored the torture memos used by the Bush administration to justify its policies. KBOO’s Andrew Schwager met up with activist Joe Walsh outside the Appeals Court in Portland today, and brings us this report: 1:41 minutes (1.54 MB)

Bread and Roses on 10/30/09

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/30/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dare to Care--International scholars have issued a challenge to live the Golden Rule! Can we truly care? Bread and Roses speaks with activist and author Sister Joan Chittister about the challenge. Also: Dia de Los Muertos remembrances--call in!

Voices from the Edge on 10/29/09

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Thu, 10/29/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is it time to go fire your bank?

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 Bank was created by concerned citizens who believe in local, socially-responsible economies.

Common Sense Talk Radio on Employment Help for Immigrants, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Wed, 10/28/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama, Grassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Political Perspectives on 10/28/09

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Wed, 10/28/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Guests include Terry Hurst, a Mestizo Institute of Culture and Art (MICA) board member, husband to renowned Salt Lake City artist Ruby Chacón, and father to Salt Lake City musician, Orion Chacón-Hurst. He volunteered to ride across the country on his bicycle to raise money for MICA.

The 350 Movement & Copenhagen

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Mon, 10/26/2009

 Environmental writer and activist Brian Tokar talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the 350 Movement and its limits.  For stronger measures than will emerge from the upcoming Copenhagen climate conference, go herehere, and here.  

9:06 minutes (5.21 MB)

The Brink of Extinction

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Mon, 10/26/2009

"Industrial civilization is functionally incompatible with life on this planet and is murdering the planet."  So argues  Chris Hedges in this piece from TruthDig, read here by Tom Becker.   

6:38 minutes (3.79 MB)
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