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Activist Report for Mar. 24, 2008

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Sun, 03/23/2008

Martha Odom reports news from the activist community and events of note for the upcoming week.

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Proposal for One-Stop Domestic Violence Shelter in PDX

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Evening News
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Tue, 03/18/2008

 

In this morning's City Council meeting in Portland, the council voted to accept the Feasibility Study for a One-Stop Domestic Violence Service Center.

Claudia is one of those who testified in favor of the one-stop center:

That was testimony heard today at the city council meeting, on the proposal for a One-stop domestic violence center in Portland.

 

1:58 minutes (1.81 MB)

Police Accountability: from Members of the Citizen Review Committee

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Evening News
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Tue, 03/18/2008

 

Portland's City Council also heard a Report on the Performance Review of the Independent Police Review Division, or I-P-R.

The following is an excerpt of testimony from several members of the Citizen Review Committee, or C-R-C, including Alejandro Queral Dan Handelman and Lynn Smalth-Lopez:

Those were excerpts of today's City council hearing on the Independent Police Review.

 

2:50 minutes (2.6 MB)

Housing Activists Stand up for Accountability in New Orleans

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/20/2008

 

 

The City council of New Orleans voted last night to criminalize homelessness -- just two months after deciding to demolish thousands of undamaged, affordable public housing units.

Housing activists have called the latest move an outrage that targets the poorest survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Six activists were arrested yesterday at Saint Bernard housing project, and dozens more marched on the home of Louisiana Senator David Vitter.

3:12 minutes (2.94 MB)

4th Annual Sunshine Week: For Freedom of Information and Open Government

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/20/2008

 

This week marks the 4th annual "Sunshine Week", led by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

The focus of the week is to "shed light" on government secrecy, and to call for open government.

Patrick Yack is a Florida-based newspaper editor who heads the Freedom of Information Committee for the American Society of Newspaper Editors:

2:19 minutes (2.12 MB)

The Price Tag for 5 years of War: from the Oregon News Service

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/20/2008

 

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and the National Priorities Project has released a state-by-state estimate of what the war has cost. 

For Oregon, the price tag is four-point-two (b) billion dollars already spent, and another one-point-eight (b) billion dollars budgeted. 

KBOO’s Helen Honey has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:

 

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

Grannies Arrested at PDX Recruiting Center

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/20/2008

 

Portland's seriously pissed off grannies were back at the Broadway Military Recruiting Center today, after having taken several months off from their Friday protests.

Portland police arrested four people for putting red handprints on the windows of the Recruiting Center.

The Grannies say the handprints symbolize the blood of those who have died in the war.

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Vicente Fox(Part Two) the Texas Border Wall, NAFTA and the War

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/20/2008

 

Inside the Arlene Schnitzer Hall, a large crowd heard Fox oppose the war in Iraq, praise the North American Free Trade Agreement, yet criticize the South Texas border wall.

Fox appeared courtesy of the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

 

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Vicente Fox, President of Mexico Speaks in Portland

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/20/2008

 

Protesters greeted Mexican President Vicente Fox Wednesday night as he spoke at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert hall in downtown Portland.  KBOO reporters Crystal Elinski and Jason Dowd were there.

 

 

1:13 minutes (1.12 MB)

Day of Action of Fifth Year War Anniversary Part Two

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Evening News
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Tue, 03/18/2008

 

One of the events held today to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq was a protest called "Funk the War".

That group targeted what they term "war profiteers" here in Portland, including Wells Fargo.

KBOO's Ani Haines brings us the latest:

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