In Zimbabwe, in southern Africa, Robert may still be president, but his cabinet is in crisis. The cabinet seats for his party total fifteen. These cabinet seats control finance, foreign affairs, police, justice and government information. The main opposition party currently controls thirteen cabinet seats. According to U-S officials, an economic blockade on food and investment will be lifted if the government of Zimbabwe increases the number of cabinet seats of the opposition. That was Obi Egbuna of the Zimbabwean Herald, speaks on the roots of the current situation in Zimbabwe.
With the Bush administration pushing for a number of free trade agreements before they leave office, local groups are organizing to oppose these agreements. Groups like the Oregon branch of the AFL-CIO, the Oregon Sierra Club, the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, and a number of local unions have called for an end to free trade agreements that outsource Oregon jobs to other countries. Latter tonight, the groups will hold a seminar on the Future of Trade, here in Portland. Arthur Stamoulis with the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, speaks on the 'Future of Trade' event to be held in Portland tonight.
With the explosion of growth over the last several years in Washington County, homelessness and poverty are also on the rise. KBOO's Eoin Bastable brings us this report on a center that is trying to deal with these issues in Hillsboro
The Bush administration and the Bureau of Land Management sent ripples through the environmentalist community yesterday when they released a new impact statement for the Western Oregon Plan Revision. Earlier this morning, KBOO’s Chris Andreae spoke to Leslie Adams of the Klamath-Siskiyou Coalition about what the report Entails.
Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher hosts Minhtran of Minhtran and Company who perform a 10-year retrospective at Reed College on October 24th through October 26. And Joanne Alai of PDX for Women about the event Peace for Women Survivors of War at Oaks Park on Saturday October 18.