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May 27, 2017
Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco speak in Portland
Aladdin Theater

Stop Fascism: Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco Talk About Resistance. A benefit for KBOO Community Radio. $20/ticket

Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and Portland-based award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones — areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. The story of that journey became the book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”, a critically-acclaimed union of graphic novel and searing indictment of global capitalism’s effect in places like Camden, New Jersey; West Virginia; Pine Ridge, North Dakota; Immokalee, Florida; and New York.

The portrait of misery, painted from post-industrial America and published in 2014, has not changed. Or has it? And how?

Join Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco as they discuss the mechanisms for resistance that exist and explore the current state of revolt in the United States.

KBOO Community Radio is proud to host this important discussion. This exclusive, one time only event is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio, and all proceeds go to one of the region’s longest running independent media outlets.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Princeton University professor, author, and activist, as well as a columnist for the news and commentary website Truthdig. He also hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which airs “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. He has written 11 books, including “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” (2015) and the New York Times bestseller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with Portland-based comics journalist Joe Sacco.

Joe Sacco was born in Malta, and lives in Portland, OR, where he makes his living as a comics journalist. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. His comic book, “Palestine”, won an American Book Award in 1996, and his graphic novel, “Safe Area: Goradze”, about his time in Bosnia, won the Will Eisener Award for Best Original Graphic Novel in 2001. Sacco’s most recent major work is a book about the southern Gaza Strip, Footnotes in Gaza, was published in early 2010; it received the 2010 Ridenhour Book Prize.

KBOO Community Radio serves communities through our free broadcast training programs — including the Youth Collective: a youth mentorship program, media co-sponsorships for grassroots groups, local citizen-produced news, live in-studio music program, remote broadcasts from community events, and more.

KBOO has served the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge since 1968. We broadcast live 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 90.7 FM Portland, 104.3 FM Corvallis, 91.9 FM Hood River, and worldwide at

Aug 19, 2017
The KBOO Book and Record Sale!
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

The KBOO Book and Record Sale, at Cider Riot!, is your one-stop shop for rare and funky collectables at bargain-basement prices! All proceeds to go Portland's original community radio station.

Cider Riot! is located at 807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232.

KBOO is getting ready for our Annual Used Book and Record Sale on Saturday, August 19th, noon - 6 pm, at Cider Riot! Not only will there be fabulous books, DVDs, cds, and vinyl to grab at ridiculously low prices, but it will also be a madcap fun community event. Come dig through our stacks and crates, find new-to-you treasures, and grab a cider - all to benefit good radio made for the good our our community!

Dec 23, 2017
Was-sale! Gift Fair, benefit for KBOO Community Radio
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

Join us for Live Music from Mae McCoy and friends, warm mulled cider, locally made crafts from a variety of artisans, and unbeatable specials on cases of Rudy's Cranberry Hibiscus Cider.

May 11, 2017
Plant This Movie
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

PLANT THIS MOVIE: Local Filmmaker, Karney Hatch, takes us on a global tour of fantastic urban farms in Havana, Shanghai, Addis Ababa, London, Lima, Calcutta, Lisbon and London- as well as hopeful and inspiring US urban farms -of course here in Portland, too :) #kboo #psxurbanfarms #eatlocal #savethebees With rapidly growing cities and a warming planet, Hatch shows how urban farming is a crucial key for urban health, food, community, habitat and even to help stop climate change. FREE SEEDS & PLANT STARTS to all attendees! Suggested donation: $7-10, with no one turned away for lack of funds! Filmmaker Q&A afterwards, with gardeners and beekeepers on hand to answer questions too. See you there! :) :) :)

From EcoWatch: Granted, there were fewer people and more open spaces then, but it's still possible to grow a lot of food in urban areas, especially with composting and enriched soil techniques. Toronto plans to supply 25 percent of its fruit and vegetable production within city limits by 2025 and a study from Michigan State University concluded Detroit could grow 70 percent of its vegetables and 40 percent of its fruit on 570 vacant lots covering 5,000 acres of city land. One patch of Detroit land where 12 vacant houses were removed to grow food has supplied almost 200,000 kilograms of produce for 2,000 local families, provided volunteer experience to 8,000 residents and brought the area new investment and increased safety.

Cities needn't be wastelands of car-choked roads and pavement. Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more livable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.

Investing in small-scale farmers can help lift over 1 billion people out of poverty – UN report. - an estimated 2.5 billion people who manage 500 million smallholder farm households provide over 80 per cent of the food consumed in much of the developing world. Credit: IFAD

Plant This Movie: 86 minutes.

Jun 8, 2017
Film Screenings: Chulas Fronteras, and Del Mero Corazon (KBOO Community Radio)
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

CHULAS FRONTERAS & DEL MERO CORAZON Music of the Mexican community on both sides of the border becomes a form of social protest. Suggested admission: $7-10, but no one turned away ever for lack of funds! #kboo #Teardownthewall #noborderwall #loveyourneighbor

CHULAS FRONTERAS (Beautiful Borders) filmed by the brilliant Les Blank in 1976, tells the story of the norteño or conjunto music which is played on both sides of the Mexico–Texas border. A complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza.

DEL MERO CORAZON (STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART) documents the cantina way of life, both celebrated and found wanting. Here homes are broken up, and not just by migrant work–sometimes even by the music itself. Both short films by Les Blank 1976. The heart of Chicano culture in love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y Brown Express and more

CHULAS FRONTERAS was selected by The Library Of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and was selected to be added to the National Film Registry list, as one of the 400 motion pictures to be preserved in perpetuity. We will also screen the beautiful short film, Del Mero Corazon, "Straight From The Heart."

For almost 20 years, Les Blank has scoured modern America for the remnants of a simpler, happier, richer life. A life that usually centers around such indigenous music as blues, zydeco and norteño. His lyric documentaries honor the origins and settings that beget such music in what has evolved into a personal visual language: skies and rivers and roads and fields and pastures; tools and wildflowers; well-worked hands and well-earned faces; and, above all, food–the festive, greasy, smoking, aromatic indelicacies of America’s regional cuisines. His work is a national treasure and is worth a look almost without exception.

Best of all of these programs is Del Mero Corazon, apparently constructed from Chulas Fronteras outtakes, in which Blank acknowledges, for once, the contradictions of contemporary simplicity. Associative yet acutely shaped, this is a movie in which the cantina way of life is at once celebrated and found wanting. Here homes are broken up, and not just by migrant work–sometimes even by the music itself. There’s more ugliness and sexuality than innocence and nobility of the faces, and the gorgeous two-dimensionality of the hot pastel backgrounds urbanizes Blank’s tone. A yearning lovesong belted over a UFW mural at the finale has more political power than all the slogans in Chulas Fronteras.

Blank’s work is so warm, human-scale and casual that it’s ideal for home viewing, especially as an opener for one of those mouth-watering meals he always makes you crave.

A lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y Brown Express and more.

A film by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling,

Music of the Mexican community on both sides of the border becomes a form of social protest. Initial release: 1976

Reviewed by Robert Christgau and Carola Dibbell

Jun 22, 2017
Film Screening of House On Coco Road, about the 1980s US invasion of Grenada
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD: the powerful 1980s Afro-centric Jewel revolution took hold on the island nation of Grenada, and then Reagan sent troops to invade. Firsthand accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton weave together director Damani Baker’s family portrait of utopian dreams, resistance and civil unrest with a film score composed by music luminary Meshell Ndegeocello. #kboo #blacklivesmatter #angeladavis #meshellnegeocello suggested admission $7-10, but no one turned away for lack of funds!

A fascinating and under-reported chapter in the never-ending struggle for justice on behalf of black men and women worldwide, as well as a scalding appraisal of Reagan-era racial attitudes at home and abroad.”. Justin Chang - LA TIMES

In October 1983 the largest military power in the world, the United States, invaded one of the smallest countries on the planet, the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada--a country with a population smaller than Dayton, Ohio, and a military smaller than the New York City Municipal Police Department. The film celebrates women crucial to the Jewel movement, and examines why the US was determined to crush this Black Power Revolution.

Jun 30, 2017
Arabic Music & Its Secrets/On The Banks Of The Tigris
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS: an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films. Iraqi-Australian writer/ actor Majid Shokor fled Iraq during the war, but later learned an amazing secret about the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad. At its heart, this is the story of culture triumphing over regime, presenting Iraq as a significant multicultural centre, where Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions were welded together in a unique Iraqi culture that today appears almost utopian. #kboo #iraq #oud #arabicmusic #jewishmusic Suggested admission $7-10, but no on turned away for lack of funds! Decoupling people from their culture is a perennial tactic in war. The millions of Syrian refugees now seeking asylum across Europe retain little of their material culture, and within Syria cultural material is targeted for destruction. But people’s stories, songs and music do not need suitcases to survive, and it is worth being reminded that war is transient, regimes pass, but culture and identity are shared, enduring and powerful constructions.

On the Banks of the Tigris (2015) – the product of 10 years of vision, belief, and sheer hard work by documentary filmmaker Marsha Emerman and Iraqi-Australian writer and actor Majid Shokor. The film chronicles Majid’s journey after fleeing Iraq to reconnect with the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad.

Last month, the film was awarded Best Documentary Film at the Baghdad International Film Festival. The award celebrates the resilience, in the face of relentless attack, of the people who create, nurture and preserve cultural identity.

It explores the influence of Iraqi Jewish musicians in the cultural life of Iraq, charting their passage from Baghdad to Israel, from celebrity to anonymity. And it reflects on Majid’s own journey as a refugee from Saddam Hussein’s tyranny, and the journeys of so many like him.

In Australia, the memory of the music of his childhood leads Majid to explore its history and to uncover the extraordinary truth that much of this music, still loved by Iraqis, was composed and performed by Iraqi Jews. This revelation takes Majid from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet Iraqi-Jewish musicians, and other great Iraqi musicians, and to learn their stories.

Kawkab Hamza, one of Iraq’s most famous songwriters in the 1960s, explains how the then Vice President, Saddam Hussein, contrived to erase the names of Jewish composers and other musicians unsympathetic to the regime. Refusing Saddam Hussein’s “invitation” in 1973 to join a committee to “review Iraqi musical heritage”, Hamza fled the country, with devastating results for himself and his family.

Yair Dalal and Majid Shokor. Fruitful Films. In Israel Majid hears acclaimed composer, violinist, oud player, and singer Yair Dalal. Born in Israel to Iraqi-Jewish parents, Dalal performs traditional Iraqi music as well as his own compositions and teaches Iraqi music to young Israelis. “Arab” music, once dismissed in Israel, is now all the rage, an irony not lost on Dalal or those students from Arab-Jewish backgrounds.

Ahmed Mukhtar master oud player. Fruitful Films. In the UK, Majid meets master oud player Ahmed Mukhtar, a composer and recording artist, born in Baghdad but a political refugee in the UK where he teaches oud and Arabic music theory at the University of London.

On the Banks of the Tigris is an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films.

KBOO Community Radio - KBOO streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

Jul 13, 2017
Tomorrow Film Screening, benefits KBOO Community Radio
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

This is screening as part of the monthly KBOO @ THE CLINTON series.

Come watch this inspiring and uplifting documentary and spread the word about a more sustainable future for our planet and our children.

KBOO Community Radio streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis. We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

Aug 19, 2017
A film screening of Nowhere To Hide, a benefit for KBOO Community Radio
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

NOWHERE TO HIDE: "More of a message in a bottle to the West than a documentary." Maybe the most disturbing aspect of watching “Nowhere to Hide,” Zaradasht Ahmed’s gripping portrait of a male nurse in Iraq, is accepting how empathy itself has become collateral damage. Detachment may be a survival mechanism, but for Nori Sharif, a young father of four and a dedicated medic in an emergency hospital not far from Baghdad, it’s a luxury he can’t afford. And when he’s handed a small video camera by his director and asked to film his life, the resulting diary of perseverance and suffering has a raw immediacy that’s both appropriate and involving. #KBOO #Peacenow #nomorewars #savethechildren #boycottoil #peace #Baghdad #worldpeacenow

The look is rough, the emotions always hovering near the surface. Yet, buoyed by Mr. Sharif’s cheery personality, these can sometimes be defiantly upbeat. Moments like this are few, though, as he documents the rising tide of danger and displacement that follows the 2011 withdrawal of coalition forces and the eventual arrival of the Islamic State. Throughout, his director (who was born and raised in Iraq and has been observing families in the region for years) maintains a determinedly hands-off approach. This allows Mr. Sharif’s bewilderment over what he calls “an undiagnosed war” to become the story, one that speaks specifically to the profoundly destabilizing nature of lengthy conflict.

It also honors those whose spirits appear indestructible.

“Everything is expensive in this country,” goes a lively song that plays at a wedding, “but sadness Is for free.” And the men dance.More of a message in a bottle to the West than a documentary." #KBOO #Peacenow #nomorewars #savethechildren #boycottoil #peace #Baghdad #worldpeacenow

It also permits us to honor those whose spirits appear indestructible.

“Everything is expensive in this country,” goes a lively song that plays at a wedding, “but sadness you can get for free.” And the men dance.

KBOO Community Radio - streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

Sep 14, 2017
Trump Lost/The Best Democracy Money Can Buy film screening
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

When Donald Trump said, "This election is rigged"—he should know. His buddies rigged it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls.

Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, which was designed to steal a million votes in the 2017 election.

Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his computer program has identified 7.2 million people in 29 states who may have voted twice in the same election--a felony crime. The catch?

Most of these “suspects” are minorities—in other words, mainly Democratic voters. Yet the lists and the evidence remain “confidential”. Palast has broken front-page stories for BBC Television Newsnight, The Guardian, Nation Magazine and now Rolling Stone Magazine- now he proves our US democracy is in serious jeopardy.

Palast and his investigative side-kick Badpenny do what it takes to get their hands on the data, analyze it and go find some of these 7.2 million Americans tagged “suspects” and “potential duplicate voters” whose votes were at risk in November.

They hunt down and confront Kobach with the evidence of his "lynching by laptop." Then they are off to find the billionaires behind this voting scam.

The search takes Palast from Kansas to the Arctic, the Congo, and to a swanky Hamptons dinner party held by Trump’s sugar-daddy, John Paulson, a.k.a. "JP The Foreclosure King." Palast and Badpenny stake out top GOP donors, the billionaire known as "The Vulture" and the Koch brothers, whom Palast nails with a damning tape recording.

This real life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Ed Asner, Palast and his associates expose the darkest plans of the uber-rich to steal America’s democracy.

Suggested admission $7-10, no one ever turned away for lack of funds!

KBOO Community Radio - streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

Sep 23, 2017
Rooted in Peace film screening
through Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

In celebration of International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21, we bring our community the thought provoking documentary ROOTED IN PEACE.

From Huffington Post, March '17

Greg Reitman is indeed the right man to make this sweet and poignant film at just the right time—amidst a current backdrop of political bitterness, unprecedented national divisiveness and bellicose buildup of military might at the expense of public health and our environment.

Although Donald Trump was not yet on the political scene when Rooted In Peace was conceived and produced, his presidency and dark values loom in stark contrast to the movie’s primary message of the need for peace, hope and love to prevail if humans hope to live in harmony with themselves, each other, and nature.

$5-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Oct 9, 2017
Clinton Street Resistance presents Night of the Living Dead, a benefit for Oregon Music Hall of Fame
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

A cult classic--one that can stand the test of time, even if Vincent Canby didn't realize it in 1968.


By Vincent Canby Published: December 5, 1968

Night of the Living Dead is a grainy little movie acted by what appear to be nonprofessional actors, who are besieged in a farm house by some other nonprofessional actors who stagger around, stiff-legged, pretending to be flesh-eating ghouls.

The dialogue and background music sound hollow, as if they had been recorded in an empty swimming pool, and the wobbly camera seems to have a fetishist's interest in hands, clutched, wrung, scratched, severed, and finally—in the ultimate assumption—eaten like pizza.

The movie, which was made by some people in Pittsburgh, opened yesterday at the New Amsterdam Theater on 42d Street and at other theaters around town.


Tonight's nonprofit recipient recognizes all former artist inductees and, once a year, elects new inductees into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame based their contributions to music in Oregon as well as their impact on music around the world.

While honoring Oregon’s musical heritage, OMHOF helps develop Oregon’s talent of today and tomorrow by hosting periodic Emerging Artist Showcases and introducing Oregon audiences to the State’s hottest new bands and solo acts.

OMHOF also takes an active part in promoting musical education in Oregon schools--first through scholarship money for selected Oregon high school seniors who are continuing their musical studies in college. Secondly, as music programs are being cut from Oregon grade and middle schools, OMHOF, helps raise funds to keep the music flowing.

If you want to reserve a seat or simply make a $5 donation, you can do so in the ticket link provided.

Oct 15, 2017
Working In Protest film screening
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

WORKING IN PROTEST: Moving, inspiring and powerful film! The day after the filmmaker Michael Galinski graduated from high school in 1987, the Klu Klux Klan marched in his North Carolina hometown. He photographed the procession and recorded community reactions to this demonstration of spent power. “It’s an artefact,” says one bystander, “the last opportunity to see something like that.” Political turmoil in the United States takes on a movingly personal aspect through this judiciously edited archive of street marches and public demonstrations, shot since the 2000 Republican Convention by filmmakers Michael Galinski and Suki Hawley.

Her words haunt the film that follows, as we encounter a succession of protests and counter-protests – against the Iraq War, against poverty, against the erosion of voting rights, against the normalisation of police force, against the bailing out of the banks, for the Confederate Flag, for Bernie, for and against Trump. Michael Galinsky, filmmaker, will be in attendance for a Q+A following both screenings. KBOO Volunteers KBOO Community Radio #blacklivesmatter #dontshootportland #savedaca #healthcare #saveourschools #resist #resistance #takeaknee #youarenotalone #warisover #workinginprotest #michaelgalinski

The filmmakers catch illuminating altercations between members of opposing factions – young men of Occupy Wall Street vs an old school liberal Democrat, Trump supporters vs detractors gathered for the inauguration – while keeping a vigilant eye on the role of the police in protecting the targets of dissent.

Oct 19, 2017
Dia De Los Muertos: Calling Home The Dead, fundraiser for VOZ
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

On the Day of the Dead, when the spirits come back to us, the road from heaven must be made easy, they say, not slippery with tears. Film, music, dancing and foods invoking the spiritual/cultural meaning of Dia De Los Muertos as it is celebrated in Patzcuaro, Mexico.

Fundraiser for VOZ Worker's Rights Education Project And KBOO: before this beautiful film, music and dancing from El Colectivo Son Jarocho, Dia De Los Muertos pastries and Horchata. Suggested admission:$7-20, but no one turned away for lack of funds! #diadelosemuertos #kboo #saveDACA #workersrights #mexico #adelante #dayofthedead #portland #milenio #grassrootsefforts #VozHispana #PortlandResistance #MovimientoEnMarcha #SonJarocho #portland #afromexican

As the villagers of Lake Patzcuaro lovingly clean and prepare the graves with beautiful handmade ofrendas, blankets of marigolds, special foods- they prepare for a shared remembrance called Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead. They shoot rockets into the heavens to awaken the departed souls and call them home. More tone poem than traditional documentary, Calling Home the Dead transports the viewer in a compelling celebration of the continuity of life and the enduring love of family and friends. Images saturated with color and life join a magical soundtrack of original and local music; and a window is opened to another world. KBOO VolunteersKBOO Community Radio Voz Workers' Rights Education Project Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland

Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland plays traditional Afro-Mexican music from southern Veracruz. Join us for an evening of sones & zapateado! We'll bring the tarima - you bring your dancing shoes!! Armando Puentes, KBOO's illustrious program host, will emcee the evening.

"Calling Home the Dead is easily the best film on Day of the Dead that I have ever seen. The filmmakers offer a subtle, visually stunning poetic invitation to experience the beauty and meaning of this spiritual celebration as it unfolds over several days. With minimal but thoughtfully crafted narration, this voyage in richly evocative images and sound emphasizes indigenous practices during el Dia de los Muertos, an invaluable perspective, seldom seen outside of Mexico."
--Alice A. Nelson, Ph.D. Professor, Latin American Cultural Studies and Spanish, The Evergreen State College.

Nov 12, 2017
Resist! Barsamian on Resistance In the Age of Trump, a benefit for KBOO
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

DAVID BARSAMIAN: RESISTANCE IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. Journalist, author, activist David Barsamian radically altered the Media Landscape when he invented Alternative Radio 32 years ago. Great thinkers like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Angela Davis, Arundhati Roy, Vandana Shiva, Tariq Ali, Edward Said and many more have been widely broadcasted for the first time through the media work of Barsamian's radio programs.


any remaining tix will be sold at door- suggested admission $7-20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds! All proceeds got to support KBOO community radio.

Barsamian will be speaking about the broad coalition in opposition to the Trump Administration is growing: environmentalists, women’s groups, pro-diplomacy policy organizations, ecumenical and interfaith religious groups, immigrant rights organizations, civil rights organizations, LBGTQ communities, progressive Democrats, concerned Republicans.

He'll be reflecting on the core issues at stake today, and why are so many people from such a range of identities and perspectives challenging the administration.

Barsamian's latest book of interviews with Noam Chomsky is Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions.

He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.

As Arundhati Roy wrote for The Guardian, Barsamian was deported from India due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He is still barred from traveling to "the world's largest democracy."

Dec 3, 2017
PDX Gentrification: Priced Out
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Priced Out is an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices are displacing Portland's black community and reshaping the entire city. The feature-length documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification and how it relates to Portland's housing crisis. The film is a sequel to the 2002 documentary NorthEast Passage: The Inner City and the American Dream.

Tickets $8 -

Show will be followed by brief Q&A with the filmmaker.

PRICED OUT: Cornelius Stewart documents 15 years of Portland gentrification in this piercing and revealing film. Stewart will be on hand for Q&A after the screening.

In the late 1990s, Nikki Williams, a single mother living in Portland's only "ghetto," embraced the idea of gentrification. At that time, her neighborhood was dominated by abandoned buildings and the fear of drug dealers. Fifteen years later, Nikki was one of the last black residents on her block, as high-end restaurants and throngs of young newcomers came to dominate the area. While some black residents said good riddance to the old neighborhood, others felt betrayed by city officials who promised revitalization without displacement. As gentrification grew beyond Nikki's neighborhood and plunged the entire city into a housing crisis, Nikki found herself torn between feelings of grief about the loss of home.

Gentrification, a phenomenon that occurred only in big cities like New York, is now sweeping across cities across the country from Tacoma to Toronto, Minneapolis to Memphis.

Over the last decade, urban neighborhoods once considered no man’s land have transformed into some of the most desirable places in the country. But these new investments are just the latest chapter in a long history of institutional discrimination that has sought to isolate and exclude minorities. Communities once devastated by redlining, urban renewal, and drugs are now being crushed by market forces as big business moves in and longtime residents get priced out.

Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker, Cornelius Swart!

Director: Cornelius Swart
Country: United States
Year: 2017
Runtime: 60 minutes

Dec 7, 2017
KBOO, Open Signal & XRAY Giving Hour at Dig A Pony!
Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand

The owners at Dig A Pony have generously offered to donate a percentage of sales from this event to the Friends of Noise Willamette Week Give!Guide! So join us and groove to the sound selection of Black Daria + Shi Shi, Marty En and our former board member Aaron Hall! We'll have laptops to make direct donations too! While you are there check out our Community Media friends KBOO Community Radio, Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center and XRAY.FM cause they will there too! Oh this event will be all ages!! (21+ only at the bar tho) That's right, youth can kick it up until pm sharp!

Jul 21, 2017
AfterMATH, there will be Pluses: the Portland Zine Symposium kick-off party
Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

AfterMATH, there will be PLUSES: the Portland Zine Symposium kick-off party!!

Things are bleak af in this broken world, but we're still HERE, so join us for a pre-zine fest party; music, zine readings, food and fun. No really- it's going to be fun and hopefully hopeful.

Music by: Black Belt Eagle Scout (Katherine Paul) electro dream pop

Late Night Sleep TV (Paul Burke) laser accurate fight-synth

Ermine (Marya Errin Jones) electro-soul/desert dada

Zine readings by: Demian DinéYazhi Radical, Indigenous, Autonomous, Self-Advocating Artist, Poet, Curator

Alex Wrekk Brainscan Zine, Copy Scams Balladeer, Shop Owner, Founder/Volunteer

Lawrence Lindell Independent Cartoonist, Artist, Musician,

Rhea Wolf Weirdo queer witch astrologer mama who writes stuff

Pamela K. Santos Writer, Radio Magician, Lumpia Sovereign, Super Sagittarius, Mets Fan

  • July 21, 2017, Friday
  • Doors at 6:30p, Show starts at 7:00pm
  • at APANO JAMS located at 8114 SE Division in Portland, Oregon.
  • $7-10 Sliding Scale (All proceeds go to the Portland Zine Symposium, your donations are appreciated!)

::::Thank you to our Sponsors::::

Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) XRAY FM JADE District Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) KBOO Community Radio SCRAP PDX

Portland Zine Symposium - An organization that since 2001 has put on events to celebrate and support small press and DIY culture.

May 6, 2017
KBOO's May 2017 Anti-oppressions Study and Action Group
KBOO Community Radio

We are mixing it up and doing something a little different this month and will be screening the documentary "Missrepresnettion" in our ongoing focus on Internalized Misogyny for this month's meeting.

A discussion will follow.

Please bring something to eat to share if you are able!

See you all on Saturday, May 6th!

"Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective."

Oct 12, 2017
Radiance of Resistance - Mission Theater Screening
Mission Theater

The 2017 winner of Best Documentary at the Respect Human Rights Film Festival in Belfast will be playing one night only in Portland, Oregon. The night will be filled with interactive booths highlighting all of the local contributors to this documentary. Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) and Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the current situation in Palestine.

Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Meet the filmmakers Jessé Roberts of Rise Up & Jesse Locke of AMZ Productions. We will be having a Q&A after the screeing as well.

$13 dollars at the door. $10 online

Come and watch this award winning film, and help contribute to the future of Rise Up and our mission to help refugees throughout the world. Huge Thank you to our sponsors for this event Rise Up International Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights and KBOO Community Radio

Radiance of Résistance
Winner of Best Documentary at Respect Human Rights Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Radiance of Résistance tells the story of Palestinians Janna Ayyad 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi 14 years old who have become global ambassadors for human rights.

Nov 12, 2017
The Art of the Protest Song
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

In celebration of High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy, the Oregon Historical Society has partnered with four local folk musicians to present a showcase of popular topical/ and protest songs from the Kennedy era as well as original songs focused on contemporary issues. Join us for a rousing display of the music that helped define Kennedy’s era and the tradition of protest songs that continues today.

Alexa Wiley is a post-folk songwriter activist whose singing style is potent, tenacious, and spiritual.

Magda Leyna is a Portland-based singer/songwriter whose music focuses on creating empowered communities and liberating the indigenous feminine.

Nathan Earle is a songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist living in the NW US.

Bill Valenti is a seasoned folkie songwriter from Bend, Oregon, who launched the “Art of the Protest Song” series three years ago, bringing renewed focus to this powerful form of journalism.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by KBOO Community Radio.

Jan 20, 2018
50 Years of KBOO: OHS Exhibit Opening Party
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

Come join us for an all-day party to kick off our exhibit opening at the Oregon Historical Society!

50 Years of KBOO is the story of Oregon’s first community radio station. Learn how KBOO started as a relief to Portland’s bleak FM desert and became a community effort to build a more accessible media. This exhibition reveals how KBOO connects to counter-culture and activism locally as well as nationally. See how radio is made, and how listener-supported radio first came to be, as part of a chronicle of our region’s shared history.

May 13, 2017
Amy Goodman public talk and book signing in Beaverton
Powell's Books At Cedar Hills Crossing

Join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, for a public talk and book signing on her North American tour: "Democracy Now!: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America." Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable.

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005


TICKETS: This event is free and open to the public.

VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for volunteers to help Amy at the event. Volunteers arrive thirty minutes before the event. If you are interested, please fill out this form:

SOCIAL MEDIA: If you attend the event, we’d love to see your photos or video posted on social media! On Twitter, please use @democracynow and #CoveringTheMovements. Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr using @democracynow. Thank you!

MORE ON DEMOCRACY NOW!: Learn more about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman:

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, syndicated columnist, author, and the host of Democracy Now!, an independent, global daily news hour. She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.”

In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media, but central to Democracy Now!’s daily journalism.

Apr 27, 2017
Filming Fossil Fuel Resistance:The Reluctant Radical fundraiser
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

Filming The Fossil Fuel Resistance: a fundraiser for THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, a documentary film on climate activist Ken Ward. Film Director/Producer Lindsey Grayzel & Co-Producer Deia Schlosberg in person! 100% of ticket sales donated to help finish the film! Join us for scenes from this work-in-progress film, Scholsberg's short film on fracking, BACKYARD, and for a discussion on the filmmakers' recent arrests and felony charges for filming climate activists' civil disobedience. Presenting partners 350pdx and KBOO Community Radio More event info & tickets: