Held for 106 days, Portlander Yonas Fikre was beaten with plastic pipes, deprived of sleep and held in stress positions. No lawyers allowed and no charges filed. What did his torturers want? Information about The Islamic Center of Portland and its Iman. That’s right torturers in The United Arab Emirates asking questions about a mosque in Portland. Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guests Portland attorney, Tom Nelson and his client, Yonas Fikre, by phone from Sweden. Hear Fikre describe in his own words his ongoing ordeal at the Hands of the U> S. State D3partment!
Breaking News! Swedish TV just released videos of Yonas Fikre:
CALIFORNIA 90420, a documentary on Oaksterdam University
Host Jay Thiemeyer interviews filmmaker Dean Shull about his new documentary CALIFORNIA 90420 which looks at Oaksterdam University, the nation's only college preparing students for work in the medical marijuana industry. The film shows at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland starting Friday, April 27th.
90420 focuses on the rapidly open and growing marijuana trade in the State of California. The film explores the burgeoning 'above ground' industry through the eyes of four, 20-something characters whose real lives are caught up in the changing green landscape.
Host Theresa Mitchell discusses headlines including Ron Wyden, Fukushima, Sudan and New York protests, followed by the "Occuflu" and whether or not it is Tularemia. She also talks about the system of biological sensors in our major cities for detecting pathogens.
Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo asks Laila, her compatriot, about the history of French Imperialism and Arab immigration to France. They discuss racism and race relations in their country as well as Maghrebi literature and its contributions to denouncing historical silencing. Laila Amine specializes in twentieth-century African American and African Diaspora literature with particular interest in comparative race and ethnic studies. Her current project, Algerian Paris: Belonging beyond Diaspora uncovers how the Algerian war (1954-1962) and its legacies shaped representations of a transnational Paris in African American, French, and Maghrebi cultural texts.
A recent arbitration ruling to reinstate Aaron Campbell's shooter to the Portland Police force is continuing to outrage the community. Aaron Campbell, an unarmed African-American man, was fatally shot by officer Ron Frashour in 2010. Campbell's family received a $1.2 million settlement last February in response to their Federal wrongful death lawsuit.
On Friday, arbitrator Jane Wilkinson ruled that the city of Portland must re-instate Ron Frashour with back-pay. KBOO's Zeke Harrington spoke with Dan Handleman from Portland Copwatch about the arbitration system.
Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States. Samantha Taylor and Del Criscenzo ask Walidah about the peculiar history of African Americans in Oregon and Portland and openly talk about the "isms" that continue to impact our society. Walidah is a historian, a reporter, a poet, a spoken word artist, a documentary film maker, a writer and a community organizer. She teaches for the Black Studies department at Portland State University and in the Women’s Studies Department at Oregon State University. This Spring term you can take her class on the History of the Black Panther Party at PSU, and a class on race, gender and empire in Disney films at OSU.
Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs is our guest.
Lyn and Ani are excited for the opportunity to talk with Keith about the work of Food Not Bombs and the efforts by the establishment to stop their important service.
Keith has been arrested more than 100 times, serving over 500 nights in jail. He faced a sentence of 25 years to life because of the California Three Strikes Law, but was released after an Amnesty International campaign.
What makes feeding people so dangerous? Isn't it good to feed the hungry? Why has Food Not Bombs been targetted by the establishment.
Campbell, Martin, Brisette and Madison: Official violence against African American men
The Portland police officer who fatally shot Aaron Campbell was recently reinstated. Florida's State Attorney is being investigated for interference in the police investigation of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Seven years after James Brissette and Ronald Madison were fatally shot by police officers from New Orlean's Danziger Bridge, the officers who pulled the triggers as well as those who covered up the killings have finally been convicted for their crimes.
Beginning October 7th, KBOO began a trial period of 'The Thom Hartmann Show' from 4 - 5 pm weekdays. Click here to find out more about our trial period of airing Thom Hartmann - we want to hear your response!
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