Over 700 Lights for Liberty events across the United States and in a couple of dozen countries were planned on Friday, July 12th, to protest concentration camps at the US southern border. Other significant protests within the past few months were one in Crystal Springs, Texas, and Fort Sill Oklahoma. These were both on or near sites where families of Japanese descent were incarcerated the United States government during WWII.
Dr. Satsuki Ina was one of the organizers for the Crystal Springs and Fort Sill events. Dr. Ina describes why she demonstrates against current United States policies of incarcerating people, families and children (separate from their families, at the southern border to Tom Ikeda of the Seattle-based, Densho Project.
Doug Basler is challenging incumbent Adam Smith to represent Washington’s 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Smith has held this position since 1997.
The 9th Congressional District includes Bellevue, Mercer Island, much of South Seattle, Renton, and extends to Tacoma. After the redistricting of 2010, it became the state’s first majority minority district.
KBCS news director Yuko Kodama has the coverage. Producers are Angie Voyles Askham and Jennie Cecil Moore.