Mustafa Abed, a boy from Fallujah, returned to Iraq today after a tearful goodbye at the Portland airport.
Mustafa's father, Ahmed, expressed his gratitude to the group No More Victims and the people of Portland for their help. Last month, Ahmed spoke at the Portland Winter Soldier event, along with local Iraq Veterans Against the War.
No More Victims is a group committed to showing people in the US the human cost of the ongoing occupation in Iraq. They bring children who were injured by US forces in Iraq to the US for medical treatment.
Cole Miller, a co-founder of the group, spoke on KBOO last year about No More Victims. Ned Rosch and Maxine Fookson heard the interview, and were inspired to start a branch in Portland. They worked tirelessly to raise money and support, and managed to bring Mustafa and his father to Portland on September 8th.
Nov. 30 marked the nine year anniversary of the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.
With some economists now calling for a new WTO ministerial to deal with the global economic crisis, KBOO's Jenka Soderberg takes us back to 1999 to address whether the W-T-O is the right body to solve today's economic woes
The Pdx Peace Coalition has called on the Portlland City Council to consider declaring Portland a Sanctuary City for GI resisters.
If passed the resolution would prevent Portland Police from executing Federal warrants for soldiers absent without leave from the Military.
The activists spoke of the toll that the wars in Iraq and Afghaniatan are having on soldiers and the courage it takes to refuse to go. Over 5000 veterans are expected to committ suicide this year alone.
Dmae Roberts talks with Gregg Bielemeier and Lyndee Mah about Skinner, Kirk + Bielemeier dance concert Dec. 3-7th at the Portland Opera Studio Theatre presented by Whitebird Dance. And Robin Lane of Do Jump's "Home for the Holidays" is featured in the second half. That show runs through January 4th at Echo Theatre.
Should all the money to be spent by the Obama administration to get the economy moving be put into steel and concrete, highways and bridges? Most of those jobs go to men. What about the infrastructure of care--child care, long-term nursing, and other work done mostly by women? The Old Mole's Frann Michel discusses how to make the economy work for women. You can read her remarks here.
The government is about to spend billions to stimulate the economy. What should they spend it on? What can be learned from the post-coldwar period of the 1990s about that? The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with economist Ann Markusen.
The US Economic Crisis has affected many women across or great country, but how is it affecting women in other countries?
Join me, Bridget B., as I speak to women from Sweden, Amsterdam and Paris; each one expressing their views on the negative and even positive impact the US Economic Crisis is having on women in their country. The conversations were most insightful so listen to what my guests had to say as we discuss the US Economic Crisis and the impact it is having on their lives and the lives of other women in their country.
Host Barbara Bernstein invites Heidi McIntosh, associate director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, discusses the impact that some of Bush's midnight regulations could have on pristine and remote areas in southeastern Utah (which are among Barbara Bernstein's favorite spots in the world).
A new 'national bank' plan by the Federal Reserve will allow the government to lend out up to 800 billion more dollars to banks and businesses.
This is just the latest attempt to bail out the failing financial system in the US.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research about the economic crisis, and Obama's planned response.