Martha Odom presents the weekly activist report: news of last weeks actions and upcoming events for this week. You can also hear an interview with Will Seaman of Portland Peaceful Response Coalition talking about efforts to stop the Friday night rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Bolivia is recovering from a violent weekend of protests in Sucre . 4 people were killed and hundreds were injured as groups protested a constitutional assembly being held to reform Bolivia’s founding document.
KBOO's Eoin Bastable spoke earlier today with Evan Cuthbert who is living in Bolivia and reporting on the current political situation.
Host Per Fagereng interviews Conn Hallinan, columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus, about two of his recent articles. In "Death at a Distance: The U.S. Air War," Hallinan says "an enormous intensification of U.S. bombardments" in Iraq and Afghanistan entails an "increasing number of civilian casualties ... and the growing role of pilot-less killers in the conflict." His most recent piece is "The Surge: Illusion and Reality," which argues that a decrease in attacks on U.S. troops is more the result of political decisions by the U.S. government and Iraqi groups than the result of more U.S. troops in Iraq.
On the Jan. 3rd, Recovery Zone host Stephanie Potter speaks with Regna Merritt from Oregon Wild and Floy Jones from Friends of the Reservoirs who are working to protect Bull Run and Portland's water system. Recent federal rulings mandate hundreds of millions of dollars to be paid to corporations to "purify" our water. The activists counter that our present system is already so effective and "sweetly low-tech" that it could be coming from some very green future.
John Niekrasz (drums) and Seth Brown (electric piano) perform rigidly composed and yet very flowing, free music. This is from a show only hours before John flew to India to seek a drum master. This performance sums up four years of work as a duo, plus other projects such as Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly.
Today we air a new recurring feature of the KBOO evening news, Civil Liberties Watch, with KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund. Tonight's program is a review of the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act