Portland State University has, for many years, provided assistance to community members with disabilities through the Assistive Technology Center. Now, that center has closed its doors to the community due to budget cuts. KBOO’s Nathan Jimenez (heh-MEN-ez) brings us this commentary on this and other cuts to services for the disabled in Portland:
O.k., so we're not going to get a single payer health this year, and maybe not even a public option. Can anything good still come out of Congress this year? Kathleen Stoll of Families USA thinks we can expect some real improvements in access to health care from the legislation likely to emerge. Here she talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.
Film director Roman Polanski was recently arrested in Switzerland for possible extradition to the US to face charges for raping a 13 year old girl some 30 years ago. Many in the film industry have risen to defend him. In this commentary, Frann Michel demonstrates how these defenses reveal the male supremacy that lies at the heart of bourgeois ideology. Here are links to her sources: