"A million doors for peace" was an event that took place this past weekend around the country, in which peace activists aimed to knock on one million doors as a peace action. Instead of another big protests, the coalition of groups that organized the event decided to get peace activists connected to others in their community who may also oppose the war in Iraq. The aim of the weekend event was to get a million signatures for a petition calling on Congress to bring the troops home from Iraq, a goal that organizers say they surpassed. Jennifer Bruner was a local participant in the Portland branch of "A million doors for peace":
Protesters and supporters gathered outside of the Portland Day Labor Center at NE Everett and Martin Luther King Boulevard today. KBOO reporters Honna Veerkamp and Trillium Shannon were there, and filed this report:
The debate over the Bush Administration's 700 Billion dollar bail-out plan reached a new level on Capital Hill today. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulsen sat in front of the Senate Banking committee asking for the authority to institute what is becoming the largest financial assistant package ever. But, both sides of the isle are very skeptical. With more, KBOO's Spencer Raymond reports from the Capital.
Here is a very young but advanced player of contemporary electric guitar music. Combining vocals and looping devices, he blends sounds with subtleties quite uncommon to young "noise" players who are so wont to blast walls of mish mashed overdrive to a reluctant audience. This fellow has no such issues and his music reflects the intellectual and humble character he brings to the neighborhood of St. Johns.
Currently, StepMother is sowing his wild oats travelling the world, but we eagerly await his return so that we can continue pushing him toward his destiny as a prosperous sonic artist.
Now we go to KBOO's Jenka Soderberg, who spoke by phone with our Washington DC correspondent Spencer Raymond. He addresses the financial crisis, and the bailout proposed by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulsen, the Ted Stevens trial, and recent allegations about McCain's campaign advisor:
The local branch of the national housing and political action group, ACORN, will hold a rally this Friday in St. John's calling for the city to address safety problems at key intersections. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Dan Bell, a representative of the group
We spoke to nine self identified anarchists from around the United States to learn more about anarchist thought, to discuss problems with anarchy and to take inspiration from our fellow anti-authoritarians.
Following up on a news story he filed 8/14/08 about the Redwoods--a Jubilee residential community that provides housing for disabled, low income and previously homeless individuals whose residents believe they are being targeted for police harassment in order to force them to leave so the city could gentrify the property--Jacob Anderson-Minshall reports on a September 2nd administrative search of the property. Questions are raised by the property manager, residents and a public defense attorney about the search and police involvement