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:
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:
Wall Street executives have awarded themselves record bonuses again this quarter. The four and a half billion dollars in bonuses surpasses the record high of 2007, when the financial market market was in the peak of its bubble. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with former investment banker Nomi Prins about these record bonuses:
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:
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:
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)
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!
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 Bankwas created by concerned citizens who believe in local, socially-responsible economies.