Today the Portland City Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution calling for a Federal Department of Peace.
A number of local residents spoke in favor of the resolution at this morning’s City Council meeting.
The following are statements from Kathleen Pequeno (pay-KAY-ne-yo), Martha Perez, and Lynn Mystic Healer:
Health care workers around the country have been struggling to form unions, facing off against private health care companies that care little about living wages and benefits.
Workers Independent News brings us this report about one group of workers trying to unionize in Chicago:
Today marks the anniversary of the world’s first nuclear bomb explosion.
That bomb was dropped by the United States airforce on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6th 1945.
It was followed three days later by a second nuclear bomb, also dropped by the U.S. airforce, on Nagasaki, Japan.
In Portland, three days of events have been organized to commemorate the horrific events of 1945.
Chisao Hata is one of the organizers. She spoke with KBOO News today