October 27th marks the second anniversary of the murder of independent journalist Brad Will in Oaxaca, Mexico.The Mexican government has marked the occasion by arresting a number of activist leaders and charging them with Brad's murder.
On the Thursday following Barack Obama's election as president, KBOO hosts Linda Olson-Osterlund and S.W. Conser discuss the future of civil liberties and foreign relations with guests Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union; Chris Toensing, Executive Director of the Middle East Research and Information Project; and Harpers Magazine Editor John R. MacArthur.
On the Jan 15 Radiozine, Jenka Soderberg host a two part program on the crisis in Gaza. This is part two - an update on the situation in Gaza, from Rami Almeghari in Maghazi Refugee Camp outside Gaza City. She also speaks with Pennie Quinton in Nablus, where a 'Safe Place for Gaza' has been created to allow Palestinian factions to come together to express their support with their fellow Palestinians in Gaza.
OREGON SENATOR RON WYDEN HAD A TOWN MEETING SCHEDULED IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY YESTERDAY. AROUND FORTY PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO THE SCHEDULED LOCATION, ALL BUT ONE OF THEM THERE TO DEMAND THAT WYDEN MAKE A STATEMENT ON THE ISRAELI INVASION OF GAZA.
BUT THEY WERE DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN THAT RON WYDEN HAD CANCELLED THE MEETING AT THE LAST MINUTE IN ORDER TO HEAD BACK TO WASHINGTON.
On October 18th, 2011, health care workers from Washington and Oregon left for a medical delegation to Gaza, hosted by the Gaza Community Mental Health Program. The purpose of the trip is to learn more about the effects of ongoing war and occupation on the health of the citizens of Gaza.