A group of Oregon activists have succeeded in forcing an Israeli company to change the labeling on its products.
The company is called Sodastream, and it sells a soda-making machine that is popular among do-it-yourselfers.
But the Sodastream factory is located on Palestinian land in the West Bank, and the company takes advantage of the Israeli military occupation of Palestine, according to activists.
The Israeli company recently changed the labels on its products to say “Made in the West Bank.”
Previously the labels said “Made in Israel”. 3:08 minutes (4.31 MB)
This, from The Columbia River InterTribal Fish Commission's website:
Columbia River Treaty
The United States’ Columbia River Treaty with Canada governs hydropower and flood control on the 1,200-mile Columbia River. The current treaty, implemented in 1964, does not consider the needs of fish, a healthy river, or the treaty fishing rights and cultural resources that are now fully protected under modern laws. 30:00 minutes (20.6 MB)
Ever heard of an ‘A to Z’ timber sale? You know…when a private logging company pays off the Forest Service for the freedom to “manage” the land.?
You haven’t heard of it and that is exactly what the timber industry needs – secrecy, complacency ignorance – in order to get away with the murder of a forest.
Since the Forest Service has been paid a million dollars for the
contract in which Vaagen Brothers Timber will do all the work associated with the sale,
perhaps the FS will actually make a profit. This aspect needs to be further
investigated. If that is the case, what a motivator for the agency!
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A conversation with Jewish Theatre Collaborative's Executive Director and founder, Sacha Reich, and composer/cellist Gideon Freudmann, who wrote the music for JTC's current production, The Ministry of Special Cases, based on the novel by Nathan Englander 42:58 minutes (39.34 MB)
This week: we continue our coverage of the annual meeting of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs, with audio from the Uruguayan delegate Milton Romani and also from Martin Jelsma of the Transnational Institute. Plus, we look at the recent firing of Tom Burns, who had been putting together Oregon's legal adult use marijuana program. 29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)