Protest and action

Activist Report for 1/21/08

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Sun, 01/20/2008

Martha Odom reports some of the events of last week and upcoming actions in the Cascadia region.

3:11 minutes (1.1 MB)

Rebooting Democracy Rally: Blumenauer Challenged

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Evening News
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Sun, 01/13/2008

 

In Portland Friday, a group called 'rebooting democracy' held an event to encourage progressive activism within electoral politics.

But not all attendees were happy with the group's choice of keynote speaker. 

KBOO's Katie Arrants has more

 

1:44 minutes (1.59 MB)

Steelworkers protest hazardous imports

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Evening News
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Wed, 01/16/2008

 

On Wednesday, January 16, the local branch of the steelworkers union led a coalition of groups that marched on  Senator Gordon Smith’s Portland office.

The protestors called on the Senator to take action on the problem of imports that are hazardous to our health. 

 

3:46 minutes (3.45 MB)

A step back through the KBOO archives - 40 years of KBOO

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/31/2007

 

Happy New Year from the KBOO Evening News Team.  2008 marks KBOO's 40th anniversary, and in honor of the occasion, we've been digging through the KBOO archives, which are filled with recordings from KBOO's 40 years of radical radio.  Throughout the coming year, you will have the opportunity to hear more recordings from the KBOO archives, as we attempt to restore some of the older pieces from delicate reel-to-reel tapes.

And tonight, for the next hour, we'd like to present some excerpts of a few of these recordings. 

58:11 minutes (23.31 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 14, 2007

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Sun, 01/13/2008

 This  is the Old Mole Variety Hour in its entirety.   Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program focuses on some  popular movements the mainstream media  fail to cover.  First, Phil Alden Robinson from the Writers Guild talks with Bill Resnick about the writers's strike and how the issues have been slanted by mainstream media.  You can hear this segment separately here.  

54:07 minutes (49.54 MB)

Civil Resistance in Iraq

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Sun, 01/13/2008

 Press coverage of Iraq tells us that  the US is trying to build a secular democracy there, when in fact democratic and  secular groups are most under attack by the US and its Suni and Shia allies.  Bill Weinberg, award-winning journalist, radioactivist, and producer at  Pacifica's WBAI in New York, talks with Laurie Mercier about civil resistance to the US occupation.   Weinberg maintains an on-line journal World  War 4 Report with links to more news about the non-religious democratic labor movements  in Iraq.  

14:28 minutes (6.63 MB)

"Zapatista"

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Sun, 01/13/2008

 Laurie Mercier and Luz María Gordillo review Zapatista, the play by Dañel  Malán about Subcomandante  Marcos  and the Zapatista insurgency in the Mexican state of Chiapas,  discussing, among other things, whether the Zapatistas are post-modernists.  Zapatista plays in a bi-lingual production through January 19 at Teatro Milagro here in Portland.   Follow the link for more information.  

15:31 minutes (7.11 MB)

Direct report from Washington county residents: experimenting with homelessness yourself

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/10/2008

 

Nine Washington County residents spent a night in their cars and on the street last week to experience what it was like to be homeless.

K-BOO's David Rosenfeld reports.

 

2:59 minutes (2.74 MB)

Portland Peaceful Response Coalition

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Sun, 01/06/2008

Martha Odom presents the weekly activist report: news of last weeks actions and upcoming events for this week. You can also hear an interview with Will Seaman of Portland Peaceful Response Coalition talking about efforts to stop the Friday night rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

6:10 minutes (5.65 MB)

Bolivian Constitutional Reform

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/27/2007

 

Bolivia is recovering from a violent weekend of protests in Sucre . 4 people were killed and hundreds were injured as groups protested a constitutional assembly being held to reform Bolivia’s founding document.
 
KBOO's Eoin Bastable spoke earlier today with Evan Cuthbert who is living in Bolivia and reporting on the current political situation.

 

3:42 minutes (3.39 MB)
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