Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton. In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and actions the public can take to support these workers.
For more information about UNITE HERE go to their website: unitehere.org
The first ever national study of day labor worker centers found abuses of workers rights to be BUSINESS as usual for most day laborers.
The director of the national day laborers organizing network was joined by the director of the center of urban studies from the university of illinois to present the findings of the study here in portland.
The Summer 2008 Olympics will take place in Beijing, China.As protests continue to bring attention to the human rights abuses in this year’s summer Olympics host, Circle A Radio explores human rights abuses of Olympics past with Author and Retired Professor Helen Jefferson Lenskyj.We will also speak with Kanahus Paltki of the Native Youth Movement about the campaign against the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Shane Scheider reads from the tip of the tongue his poem entitled, Wanna Go Dancin'? You can catch Shane performing his spoken word about Portland and playing music in such projects as Cexfucx, Death Worth Living, Fiasco - Free Improvisation, Mudbow, Portland Bicycle Ensemble, and more. In the past he has peformed under monikers such as Papa Sweat, Shane Love, Pixie Storm, and more. He was also Steven Schneider is the famous Magic Theatre of Omaha. Here he is now on Night of the Living Tongue.
KBOO's locally produced series of reports and commentary about the environment in Our backyard: This edition: Murder on the Columbia. The Swiss have in their constitution a requirement that "account to be taken of the dignity of creation when handling animals, plants and other organisms". Writing in the current edition of The_Weekly_Standard , author and lawyer Wesley J.
The state of Indiana held its election primary today, amidst allegations of voter disenfranchisement. Last week the US Supreme Court upheld Indiana's voter ID requirements, which are the strictest in the nation. Election observation groups in Indiana have noted that a large number of students and young people have been turned away from the polls for not presenting an Indiana state drivers license as ID. Becky Jenkins is a student in Indiana:
Indiana's voter ID law has been widely criticized for preventing eligible voters from being allowed to cast their ballot. There has never been a case of voter fraud by voters in Indiana, but Republican lawmakers pushed hard for the ID requirements, which mainly affect Democratic voters.
The effects of global climate change are already being felt in places close to the polar regions like Australia and Alaska.
Larry Merculieff is an Alaska native leader who is currently touring around the US to raise awareness about the necessity of taking action now to combat climate change. He spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg: