Last Week, CodePink Women for Peace attempted to bring essential goods into Gaza but were stopped from entering by the Israeli guards. KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with one of the participants, Lana, about the situation.
The Rising Tide bike riders took over the streets of North Portland Sunday, June 14th, shouting “Twelve Lanes? That’s Insane”.Their slogan refers to a proposal to construct a new I-5 bridge known as the ‘columbia river crossing’ between Portland and Vancouver.
Protesters also hung a giant banner from a rooftop on Mississippi Street, near Mason, last night, which read “More lanes equal more cars equal more climate change.
No Columbia River Crossing !”
Jonathan Erwin from rising Tide describes the days events.
Marianne Barisonek interviews peace activist and former political candidate Cindy Sheehan.
Cindy Sheehan founded Gold Star Families for Peace, which is a member organization of the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition. Sheehan first captured media headlines in August 2005 when she and a group of her supporters camped out in front of President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, demanding that Bush meet with her to discuss the death of her son Casey, a U.S. Army soldier who in April 2004 had been killed in combat in the Iraq War. Sheehan dubbed the location of her protest “Camp Casey,” in honor of her son.
A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon
June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
TUESDAY June 16 2009
This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 16 2009
The National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU of Oregon and the the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society are sponsoring an evening seminar entitled "Civil Liberties Under the Obama Administration: Are We Still at Risk?" at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The event is free and will be held at the Portland State University Urban Center's Second Floor Gallery, 506 SW Mill. The seminar will cover continuing issues of race, preventive detention, the Obama administration's plans for Guantanamo detainees, and ethnic and religious profiling. 2:59 minutes (2.74 MB)
Thousands of front-line workers from all over the state are taking to the streets in Portland Sunday for the “United for Oregon” march and rally. Their message is that it’s unacceptable for Oregonians that can least afford it to bear the brunt of the effort to balance the budget. The state is facing a shortfall topping four billion dollars.
But what do the residents of Lents really think? The Lents deal has triggered deep-seated concerns about livability, affordable housing, economic development, historic preservation and how much voice citizens have with City Hall. Dave Mazza talks with Lents residents Kathleen Juergens de Ponce and Nick Christensen, organizers of Friends of Lents Park, about what their neighbors are concerned about and what they really think about Randy Leonard's desire to play ball in Lents. He also talks with Damien Chakwin, chair of the Lents Neighborhood Association and a supporter of the stadium proposal.