On the first anniversary of the James “Jim-Jim” Chasse killing, we interview Jason Renault of the Mental Health Association of Portland, Alejandro Queral of the NW Constitutional Rights Center, and Kwik Jones, local playwright.We also will play excerpts from a film by Copwatch, called “These Streets are Watching” – a 53 minute documentary which is available on google video.
The Hammerskin Nation, a neo-Nazi skinhead organization, aims to attract hundreds of hardcore racists to the group's twentieth-anniversary celebration, to be held from today until Sunday somewhere in the greater Portland area. The group has not publicized the location of the event.
The Hammerskins, began life in 1987 as the Confederate Hammerskins. The group was founded in Dallas, TX gang specializing in violence against Jewish people and people of color, sexual minorities, as well as activists.
The Hammerskin Nation--a masthead for Hammerskin racist skinhead crews--has since gone national, and later international, with their bigoted agenda.
Volksfront, a portland based white supremacist group will be joining with The Hammerskin Nation to celebrate an event known as hammerfest 2007. The event will be held somewhere in the Portland area from October 5th to 7th.
KBOO news reporter, Eoin (Owen) Bastable, spoke with Mark Po-TOK from the Southern Poverty Law center about the groups sponsoring this annual, national event.
It took days - often weeks - for governmental agencies and relief organizations to respond to the disaster in the Gulf.
But residents - in the middle of the disaster - didn’t have a choice, and acted immediately.While countless lives were saved by these first responders, their heroic actions were rarely reported by mainstream media.
We interview Claude Marks, of the Freedom Archives in San Francisco, CA, who produced the documentary Legacy of Torture: The War on the Black Liberation Movement. We also include audio from the documentary.