Peter Bohmer: Police Shooting in Olympia, WA; It Can Happen Anywhere

At 1:15 AM on May 21, on the west side of Olympia, Washington, white police officer Ryan Donald shot two young unarmed Black brothers, Andre Thompson, 24, and Bryson Chaplin, 21.

Peter Bohmer: Venezuela: the Revolution Continues

I spent 10 weeks in Venezuela in early 2012, 2 months with a group of 30 students from the Evergreen State College and then 2 weeks continuing my travels with a good friend. I had a similar ten week experience in early 2009 and also spent three weeks in Venezuela in 2011. This article focuses Read more…

Peter Bohmer: Two Weeks That Shook Olympia

For almost two weeks in November 2007, anti-war activists in Olympia, Washington stopped the flow of military weapons and cargo being unloaded from a Navy ship from Iraq. Tactics and actions included sitting in front of trucks, building barricades on the roads where these military vehicles were traveling, and holding anti-war demonstrations and vigils. A Read more…

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