This past Friday the South Pacific island nation of Tonga crowned the fifth monarch of its modern history -- George Tupou [pron. too-poh] the Fifth. KBOO's Pacific correspondent Michael Gene Horowitz reports from Tonga on the upbeat political developments surrounding this historic event.
The US Senate debates a law to protect journalists from being forced to disclose confidential sources. Citizen journalists are not included for protection in the Senates version of The Free Flow of Information Act, S2035.
The Seattle University School of Law and the non-profit One America relaease reportor on Human Rights violations found at The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Washington. The report follows an eight month study on the 1,000 detainnee facility used to hold people awaiting immigration status hearings.
Angola 3 defendant Albert Woodfox had his 1973 comviction for the killing of Angola prison guard overturned by a federal judge in Lousisiana. This is a significant victory for former Black Panther, Woodfox who was held in solitary confinement for over 34 years.
On the July 30 News and Public Affairs Special on the Climate Crisis, Stephanie Potter looked at how our numbers are affecting the climate crisis, and learned that providing women with the means to determine the size of their families could lead to population stabilzation. She spoke with Bob Doppelt, Director of the Climate Leadership Initiative at the Univesity of Oregon's Institute for a Sustainable Environment; Marian Starkey, Communications Director at the Population Connection; Ramona Rex, Population Issues Coordinator for the Sierra Club's
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Ronault LS Catalani (Polo), community lawyer and Asian Reporter columnist, shares a Talking Story and asks that we cease arguing about what immigrants want/need and shift the focus to what America sorely needs from Immigrants--their social, cultural and spiritual capital. Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.
Recently voted 'Best place to relive your most graphic sexual encounters in front of a live audience' by Willamette Week, tune in to find out about Dirty Queer. You'll hear from Sossity Chiricuzio, MC of Dirty Queer, the monthly open mic event for queer erotica, which is also a benefit for In Other Words.
Dirty Queer happens the second Friday of every month at In Other Words (8 NE Killingsworth).
Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work online in a central location and to collaborate with and support each other and social movements. Just Seeds member Pete Yahnke talks with the Old Mole's Sudarat Musikawong about the collective and the history of political print-making. Check out their informative website for many examples of their posters.