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Oakland PD shoot Iraq war veteran for exercising constitutional rights

Oakland PD shoot Iraq war veteran for exercising constitutional rights

A twenty four year old USMC Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, is in critical condition tonight after being shot at close range with a tear gas canister or rubber bullet by law enforcement during protests in Oakland last evening. An active member of Veterans For Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War was engaging in […]

Author Brian Willson to visit Coos County on 2011 Book tour

Author Brian Willson to visit Coos County on 2011 Book tour

Willson left from Portland State University Saturday morning, June 25th, and he will arrive in San Francisco on July 16th. He will celebrate his seventieth birthday on July 4 in his former hometown of Arcata. In 1987, while engaging in a nonviolent blockade in protest of weapons shipments to El Salvador at the Concord Naval Weapons Station in California, Willson was run over by an accelerating US Navy ammunition train and lost both of his legs below the knee.

Bob Main responds to Stufflebean accusation

As posted previously, during the recent IBO Luncheon recall debate, Kevin Stufflebean accused Commissioner Bob Main of colluding with the laid off road workers. In response to a question asking why the Board ignored Main’s motions to reconsider the layoffs Stufflebean said We actually did consider that but the problem we ran into was that […]

KBOO Radio tomorrow

Tomorrow morning I will be interviewed on KBOO FM at 9:30 regarding the upcoming Winter Soldier event in Portland, October 18, 12:00PM to 5:00PM at the First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave (@ Main) in Portland. Panelists include: Dahr Jamail, journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone Camilo Mejia, author of The Road […]

War is a racket

“War is a racket.” So spoke Marine Brigadier General Smedley D Butler, America’s most decorated general. “It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and […]

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