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August 2017 Newsletter

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Amy Goodman on Grassroots Movements and Media

Amy Goodman 2017]

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, appeared in Beaverton on May 13, 2017 with Denis Moynihan. The award- winning journalists spoke about how activists are working for civil rights, peace, the environment and migrant rights. They also talked about the history of and stressed the importance of independent media.

The two spoke at the Cedar Hills Crossing Powell's Bookstore as part of Democracy Now!'s national tour on Goodman's book Covering the Movements Changing America. As they put it in the description for the event: "The unprecedented resistance to President Donald Trump's rise to power did not materialize overnight. Grassroots movements have been challenging the establishment for years, and are what Democracy Now! reports on every day in its global news hour, and in this book." See and hear the talk on "Amy Goodman on the Movements Changing America" (VB #104.2&3).

City Council Hears First Misconduct Case in 14 Years

On February 22, 2017, Portland City Council held a hearing to determine whether a police officer followed policy when he used a Taser as many as six times on a man with mental health issues. On the two-part show "Tased and Confused: Civilian Oversight