Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear:
- End Clean and Safe Bill Resnick talks with Kaitlyn Dey, a community organizer challenging the city's policies of sweeping, harassing and criminalizing the homeless, including the current campaign "End Clean and Save" that would replace them with a policy of creating housing and providing services.
- The Left and the Law, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker, take up the recent wave of lawsuits filed by cities and states against the oil industry in the US based on the industry's damage to communities and covering up their own scientific data on the lethal threat of fossil fuels to the planet.
- A reportback about the picket at the Old Town Voodoo Doughnuts on 7/29 at 6pm from a Doughnut Workers United organizer, as well as a longer conversation about the worker-led organizing going on in the shop.
The Old Mole is pleased to present a retrospective of Bette’s work, kicking off with an interview of the activist with a camera on August 9. Every week after that we’ll post a new photo documenting Portland’s protest history and linking past actions with ongoing organizing and resistance. Bette can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about Bette Lee and her photography click on link above.
Below: Street Medics during BLM Protest 2021