A number of local anti-war veteran groups have called on the Portland City Council to declare the city a ‘sanctuary’ for war resisters.
The group is currently collecting signatures for a petition to submit to the City Council, which has not yet taken any action on the ‘Sanctuary City’ proposal.
The Portland ‘Women in Black’ held their weekly vigil at noon today in front of the Federal Building in downtown Portland.
Members of the group dress in black as a symbol of mourning for those who have died due to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.
April 19, 20, and 21 2009 are the dates for Portland's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day) Community Commemoration.
This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Portland, University of Portland, and others. For this year, instead of religious services the Holocaust experience will be explored through art, music, and film. In particular the paintings, letters, and poems of survivor Alice Lok Cahana will be presented and discussed. Alice Cahana is the mother of Rabbi Z. Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel.
This show features music by and an interview about Tupac Shakur. Also discussed are: reclaiming the consensus that the richest folks should pay the most for the government services everyone needs; how details of the Easter story (crucifixion and resurrection) run parallel to much earlier myths; and protesting the drones operated from California to rain destruction in the middle east.
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Pilotless aircraft -- drones -- controlled by "pilots" in California are dropping bombs on targets in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. What's the impact on the ground? On the operators? Kathy Kelley of Voices for Creative Nonviloence talks with Bill Resnick. Kelley was among the 14 people recently arrested, protesting at Creech Airforce Base.
Host Theresa Mitchell interviews renowned theorietical physicist Michio Kaku, cofounder of string field theory, best selling author, and national radio and TV host. Kaku explores the boundaries of the real world by asking, "Could the impossibilities of today become the realities of the future?"
Analysis of President Obama's new weapons projects, the untold story of the Iraqi resistance and the significance of the U.S. indictment of a Cuban exile for the bombing of a Cuban airliner and other acts.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris speak with Dr. Michael C. Huntington of Physicians for a National Health Program about single payer options. Dr. Huntington will be one of the speakers, along with Representative Earl Blumenauer and State Senator Dr. Alan Bates, at a Healthcare Panel Discussion on Thursday, April 16th, from 6 -8 PM at the First Unitarian Church at 1011 SW 12th Ave. in Portland.
Theresa Mitchell and Presswatch are off this week. Today we'll hear from local war tax resisters on actions planned for Tax Day and why it's still important to resist war taxes. Guests include Pam Allee. Crystal Leighty hosts.