On June 12th, 2007, as workers at the Del Monte
processing plant in North Portland, neared the end of their work shift, agents
from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement
or ICE, raided the plant, detaining 167 people, separating families, and
spreading fear and anxiety through out the community.
The following program is from a panel discussion that took
place at the day long conference titled “Planting Prosperity and Harvesting
Health:Trade-offs and Sustainability
in Our Regional Food System.”
The April conference focused on
the recently released draft report from the Institute of Portland Metropolitan
Studies, which assesses food system sustainability trends in the region.
Ani Raven Haines interviews author and activist Robert Jensen on his new book, "Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity". Jensen is an associate professor in the School of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin.
This month APA Compass explored the topic of race and environmental justice
including an interview with Julie Sze, environmental justice advocate,
Assistant Professor of American Studies at UC Davis and director of the
Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment.
The program will also include a live roundtable discussion with local
environmental justice activists Alan Hipolito, Chris Winter, Kevin
O'Dell & Marcelo Bonta. And as always another edition of the Angry
APA Minute, this month featuring hip hop artist Skim.
With the New York
Times reporting that Senator Hillary Clinton will resign from the Presidential
race, the Democratic nomination will almost certainly go to Senator Barack
Obama gave a
speech yesterday that raised a great deal of criticism among human rights
In the speech, given at the annual conference of the
American-Israel Political Action Committee, or AIPAC Obama stated that he would
give the disputed city of Jerusalem to Israel without any negotiation.
Bannoura spoke with Professor Naseer Aruri about the implications of Obama's
That was Professor Naseer Aruri, speaking with
KBOO reporter Saed Bannoura.
was hastily built in 1943 as thousands of workers moved to the area to take up
jobs in the wartime seaports. Forty thousand workers took residence in the
town, which grew from shanty structures to massive public housing in a few
short years. At its peak it was the second largest city in Oregon but after the
war, the population dropped to just over eighteen thousand. But for the African
Americans who stayed, it was a place to call home.
On Sunday June 1st, the battle to halt the siting
of a Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline through Oregon entered a new phase. a man
named Rick also known as Brokenfeather
began a 10 day Hunger Strike in front of the NW Natural Energy Company
Headquarters at 220 NW ist ave.
Nw natural is just one of several pipeline
proposals being considered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It is
working with Palomar Gas Transmission System on a plan that would install 500
miles of Oregon’s public and Private lands.