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HOT ACTION: Julian Bond

Reed's Kaul Auditorium was packed Friday, February 2. The crowd gave a warm welcome to long-time activist and current NAACP chair Julian Bond, who approached the podium with an air of distinguished confidence. He earned a standing ovation before even opening his mouth to give a speech that was part his...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Sarah Olson

Late last year, Sarah Olson found herself in a place no journalist wants to be: she had become a part of the story she was covering.

Olson, 31, is an independent journalist based in Oakland, California. She has written for TruthOut.org, and her work has also been featured on Pacifica Radio and ...   More
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

Just Say Go

Portlander establishes a new Mexican connection for ibogaine, a controversial drug that some say can help addicts.

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Rocky Caravelli worked as a flooring contractor for 23 years installing hardwoods, linoleum and carpeting in Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area. But three years ago, he became something else: an ...   More
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Alejandro Queral

Alejandro Queral has only been in Portland a year, but he's managed to get right in the middle of some of the hottest political issues (at least as seen by some on the local left): government surveillance, police violence and most recently, racial profiling.

Queral, 34, is the executive...   More
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Darrell Anderson

Two days after President Bush announced his plan to send 21,000 additional troops to Iraq, 150 Portlanders packed into the Multnomah Friends Meeting House on Southeast Stark Street to listen to Iraq vet Darrell Anderson talk about acts of resistance.

Specialist Anderson, 25, recently re...   More
Monday, January 15, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: John Zerzan

John Zerzan—a legendary (and/or notorious) primitivist and anarchist—spoke to a standing-room-only crowd crammed into Laughing Horse Books on 10th Avenue last Friday about what he calls the “frightening pathologies of everyday life.” Zerzan read an essay that will appear in G...   More
Monday, January 8, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

Playing Dead for Peace

One hundred people lay dead on the ground. Well, actually, they were just pretending to be dead. This was the die-in Saturday in Pioneer Square, an event organized by local peace activists from several organizations to mark the death of more than 3,000 American soldiers as well as hundreds of thousands...   More
Saturday, January 6, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Discussing the Death Penalty

The death penalty is probably a subject you tried to avoid around the holiday table this year. But there are a lot of reasons to bring it up right now.

The execution of Saddam Hussein last Saturday continues to be a topic of passionate discussion around the world in the new year...   More
Tuesday, January 2, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

Agents Of Instruction

The FBI's citizens' academy will tell you how to handle a gun, but not how many G-men are in Oregon.

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My cheek is pressed against the cold, hard butt end of a 9 mm submachine gun that can fire 800 rounds a minute. I've only recently fired my first shots with a handgun, so I shouldn't be surprised that ...   More
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Genny Nelson

Genny Nelson has a lot of friends without permanent addresses. She's been doing social service work for more than 20 years and, in 1979, partnered with Sandy Gooch to found Sisters of the Road Café.

The project was conceived of as a restaurant that would serve square meal...   More
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 by Julie Sabatier
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