An undercover video made by the Humane Society of the US has brought about the largest beef recall in the United States. The video shows crippled and sick animals being pushed along the ground with forklifts, among other things.Now, the scramble is on to find out if any of the meat is still destined for school children's lunches.The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday ordered the recall of one hundred forty three million pounds of beef that came from Chino-based Westland/Hallmark Meat Company.
The Oregon Students Public Interest research group held a rally today in Portland.They used street theater, costumes and props to represent what they see as a broken health care system in the state of Oregon.
KBOO's Robert Barncord spoke with one of the organizers.
Washington state held primary elections today. But the results will not be used to pick the state's democratic delegates. The delegates were selected at the caucuses held two weeks ago.So why hold a primary at all? Some Washington voters are calling it a waste of taxpayer money.Pete Anderson is one of them
A protest was planned in Hawai'i for Friday February 22, 2008, to challenge the US Marine training at a 50,000 acre base contaminated with radiation. A complete environmental impact survey of the base has not been completed. The training location is at the two most sacred mountain peaks to the local peoples in the Pacific region, not to mention the unknown health threat to residents, troops and visitors. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke today with Jim Albertini, a peace activist in Hawai'i.
Members of the Buffalo Field Campaign held a series of events this week to confront the National Park Service’s plan to slaughter hundreds of wild bison in Yellowstone National Park.The herd of 4,500 bison in Yellowstone is the last remaining herd of wild bison in the world.Reporter Christian Danielsen spoke with volunteer Mike Bowersox about the week of action.
We interview Claude Marks, of the Freedom Archives in San Francisco, CA, who produced the documentary Legacy of Torture: The War on the Black Liberation Movement. We also include audio from the documentary.
Long-time gay rights activists, and current PFLAG members talk about the Portland Chapter of Parents Friends and Families of Lebians and Gays. The recordings were made by the Preserving Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History class at Portland State University.
The trial of Brianna Waters in Tacoma, Washington has completed its second week. Waters is accused of being the lookout for an arson targeting experimental crops at the University of Washington. Although no one was harmed in the arson, Waters and nine others were charged with "eco-terrorism".This week, witnesses included Robert Corina, a cousin of Waters who allegedly helped rent the car used as the lookout vehicle during the action. In addition, Lacy Fillibaum and Jennifer Kolars were brought to the stand. Both Fillibaum and Kolars are former environmental activists turned informants for the prosecution.
We're revisiting last year’s series on do-it-yourself education. You’ll hear voices from the Portland Free Skool and the Waypost, as well as Matthew Stadler, who gave a presentation at Reed College’s Learning is Fun and Dangerous event about a WWII-era zine called Vedem. As always, podcasts, zines and all kinds of information is available at http://destinationdiy.org.