Occupation is a crime, killing children is a crime - was the chant that filled the downtown streets of Portland Tuesday afternoon, as hundreds of local residents gathered with handmade signs and megaphones to voice their outrage at the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that have continued for the last four days.
In Arabic, protesters chanted, Palestine - maintain your dignity, Gaza, stay steadfast.
Israeli authorities say that the first stage of their long-planned assault is ending, and the second stage is about to begin - a ground invasion of the besieged and imprisoned Gaza Strip.
A special program featuring a lecture by Howard Zinn, professor emeritus and author of "A People's History of the United States." It was his first speech following the election of Barack Obama as President.
A look at what's happening in Gaza including eyewitness accounts of the killing and destruction there, a report from the Free Gaza humanitarian boat rammed by the Israeli Navy, and peace activist Colonel Ann Wright on her participation in a protest outside the compound where President-Elect Barack Obama is vacationing.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with a member of the Free Gaza movement who was on the boat that was rammed by the Israeli navy in international waters early Tuesday morning, in addition to Rami Almeghari, a Palestinian journalist in Gaza talking about the ongoing attacks and desperate need for humanitarian aid.
On January 26th, just six days after his inaugeration, President Obama
will face his first scheduled Guantanamo Tribunal. The trial of Canada born Omar Khadr
just 15 years old when captured by US forces following a firefight in
Aphghanistan is scheduled to begin. Michelle Shepherd, Toronto Star National Security writer, and author
As bombs rain down on the people of Gaza in the largest single Israeli attack since 1948, 325 Palestinians have been killed - 305 in a five-minute bombing blitz on Saturday afternoon, and 20 in bombs dropped on Sunday and Monday.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with reporter Rami Almeghari in Maghazi Refugee Camp in Gaza, Natalie Abu Shakra in Gaza City, Jacob Rosenblum in Jerusalem and Hala Gores in Portland in this special report aired Monday, Dec. 29th from 11:15 - 12:00.