Hotseat: Jody Williams

A Nobel Peace Prize winner who threatened to fry Canada’s prime minister.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams wasn’t always so anti-authoritarian and outspoken.  Williams, who is speaking in Portland this week, says she worried about getting in trouble growing    More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

From The Shores Of Tripoli

Three generations of Libyan women living in Portland voice their fears for their homeland.

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When the insurrection against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi spread to Tripoli a few weeks ago, Lutfia Zarrugh could hear endless   More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Here's What One Portlander Saw in The Gaza Strip

Mercy Corps aid worker Cassandra Nelson (second from the right) has just returned from a six-week trip to the Middle East. Nelson, a native Portlander, was in the Gaza Strip trying to bring relief aid to Palestinians. The Israeli military campaign that started Dec. 27 against Hamas had subsided somewhat since a ceasefire in mid-January. Today, however, the conflict erupted again after Israeli ...   More
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Dan Green

UPDATED: As Iran Celebrates a Revolution, Feds Still Mum on Portland Charity Raid

As Iran this month celebrates the 30th anniversary of its 1979 Islamic revolution, federal authorities in Portland remain mum on the reasons they raided Oregon's largest Iranian charity last summer. Navid Sehedali, a member of the board of Child Foundation, says he still has no idea why FBI agents seized computers and fax machines in a July 15 raid on the charity's downtown Portland office. The ...   More
Monday, February 23, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Film Crew Ambushed in the Congo

Just when a lot of folks in local media are bitching about their work conditions — or lack thereof — comes this bit of perspective from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A Portland-based film crew claims it was ambushed and robbed at gunpoint by soldiers in the war-torn Central African country on Monday. The crew apparently was working on a documentary to encourage an end to the ...   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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