The Portland ‘Women in Black’ held their weekly vigil at noon today in front of the Federal Building in downtown Portland.
Members of the group dress in black as a symbol of mourning for those who have died due to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.
Melinda Bernert guest hosts. The topic is "Portland's New Soccer Stadium. Who's left holding the ball?" The guest is Jules Boykoff, assistant professor at Pacific University. He has written articles on the issue including "My Own Private Bail-out" for the The Guardian.
John's short story collection The Space Between, based on his lifelong fascination with bridges, has just been published by Furnace Press, and his documentary Head Trip follows a trio of iconic giant Doggie Diner heads on a cross-country odyssey.
Close to 400 people descended on the state capitol in Salem on Wednesday to lobby their legislators and demonstrate on the capitol steps for healthcare reform. They want lawmakers to pass a series of bills that would pave the way for universal coverage in Oregon within four years. KBOO reporter David Rosenfeld was there and he filed this report.
The Obama Department of Justice has put forth a claim of
“Sovereign Immunity” in a motion to dismiss in the domestic
spying case of Jewell v. NSA. The lawsuit brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the National
Security Agency for spying on tens of thousands of citizens
without a warrant, during the Bush Administration. The
spying utilized the telecom company AT&T's fiber optic
network to access the communications of unsuspecting
Americans. The claim of Sovereign Immunity is unprecedented
President Obama announced last night that he plans to make immigration reform a top priority during his first year in office.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with local immigrant rights activist Francisco Lopez about what this pledge could mean for Oregon’s immigrant community: