As bombs rain down on the people of Gaza in the largest single Israeli attack since 1948, 325 Palestinians have been killed - 305 in a five-minute bombing blitz on Saturday afternoon, and 20 in bombs dropped on Sunday and Monday.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with reporter Rami Almeghari in Maghazi Refugee Camp in Gaza, Natalie Abu Shakra in Gaza City, Jacob Rosenblum in Jerusalem and Hala Gores in Portland in this special report aired Monday, Dec. 29th from 11:15 - 12:00.
A cross-generational look back at 2008 and look ahead at 2009
What opportunities and challenges have the events of 2008 created for us in the coming year? Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by two college students - Justin Ralls and Ted Sweeney, whom she recently met at a Sellwood cafe - for a cross-generational conversation about how we create social movements for change in the current climate. How are these times similar to another crossroads era, the 1960s, yet how are they significantly different? This program continues the coffehouse conversation and opens it up to KBOO's listeners.
Bill Resnick hosts this program with a focus on movement struggles for the rights of workers and for a sane US foreign policy. The show also features the music (abbreviated for the web) of Dead Prez. To hear the whole show, go right to the arrow above. The hear individual pieces, jump on the links below:
Two organizers of the Chicago sit-in talk with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about their victory, what it means, and how the union works. They are Leah Fried, a field reppresentative for the United Electrical Workers; and Rickie Macklin, union member and worker at the factory.
Workers at a door and window company in Chicago were recent victorious in a sit-down action. Old Mole Denise Morris reads from a piece by Christopher Phelps and Nelson Lichtenstein about the history of such actions. You can find the online version here.