Laurie Mercier speaks with Shena Elrington, Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice at the Center for Popular Democracy.
They discuss how communities, cities and states can lead progressive reforms on immigrant rights and create alternative and humane environments for receiving immigrants and refugees in light of reactionary opposition at the federal and state levels.
See her piece inCommon Dreams.
15:52 minutes (10.9 MB)
Jan Haaken talks with Maxine Fookson and Helena Lee about their recent trip as part of a Social Justice delegation, organized by the Unitarian Universalist church in Portland, traveling to the US/Mexico border. They also talk about religion, politics, and the recent attack in San Bernadino.
Bill Resnick talks with Brian Tokar about this week's Paris climate change talks, which are headed toward an international agreement designed to allow fossil fuel companies to continue to profit, even though the tax discounts they get could be used for helping climate victims and transitioning to sustainable sources of energy. The Mole discusses the next steps for the climate action movements to save the planet.
Friday, November 27, marked 5 years since the FBI set up Somali American teenager Mohammed Mohamud in a sting operation at the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. Portland Copwatch among other organizations, were part of a moving protest around the square as thousands of Portlanders participated in the annual event. KBOO's Don Merrill talked with Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch about the anniversary of the sting and his efforts to remind people, as he says, that "bombs are falling as people are shopping". 4:21 minutes (3.98 MB)