27 APRIL 2009
Happy Monday! This is Margaret with your community calendar for 27 April 2009.
This evening from 7 to 9:30 pm, the Village Ballroom opens its doors for the Free Geek Benefit Square Dance, featuring the Greasy Chain String Band. All ages and experiences welcome; you’ll learn all you need to know as you go! This is a benefit to support Free Geek, and it takes place at the Village Ballroom, located at 700 NE Dekum.
Tomorrow evening, and every Tuesday evening, you're invited to join Portland Books to Prisoners for their weekly mailing night. 2:05 minutes (1.91 MB)
Clent Manich from Medford, Oregon had a goal in January 2008 to lose over 200 lbs. in one year while switching to a raw foods diet. He had almost attained his goal last September when, just after climbing Mt. Whitney (the highest point in the continental U.S.), Manich spoke with KBOO's Mel Reslor.
Organizing the Unemployed - Yesterday and Today. With hosts Jamie Partridge and Peter Shapiro, listeners hear lessons from the Unemployed Councils of the 30's and current, local campaigns for organization of the jobless. Guests include Chris Pyle and Aimee Olin, leaders of ACORN (Association of Communities Organizations for Reform Now), plus Ted Pyle and George Slanina, leaders of the Coalition of Unemployed, Underemployed and Marginalized Workers.
There is a secular (non-sectarian) resistance gong on in Iraq. The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with New York radio producer Bill Weinberg about acknowledging and allying with the Iraqi civil resistance. Weinberg is the National Co-chair of the National Organization for the Iraqi Freedom Struggles (NO-IFS). For more information on Iraqi secular resistance, go here, and here.
This program hosted by Bill Resnick deals with the incarceration of immigrants, prosecuting those responsible for torture, the secular resistance in Iraq, and organizing Trimet riders, and features the music of Casey Neill. To hear the entire program, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow the links below:
"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."
Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.