Letters to the Editor for March 13



‘Hamlet’ a must-see

A very sophisticated current theater offering in Hood River: the Hood River Valley High School production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” done in stunning period costume, with superb acting, directed by Rachel Harry.

Making Shakespeare’s arguably most famous, complex and layered play accessible in our community is a gift. There are two more performances this weekend, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Bowe Theatre. Not to be missed!

Tina Castañares


Help people of Tibet

Communist China invaded peaceful Tibet in 1950. In 1959 when the Tibetans rebelled against their oppressors, the United Nations called for an end to depriving the people of basic human rights and autonomy. Only three small nations signed the Resolution, with the major powers showing no support for Tibet.

March marks 54 years since the Dalai Lama fled Tibet and the genocide continues, with hundreds of thousands of Tibetans imprisoned, starved, tortured and executed. Today, only one-third of Tibet’s inhabitants are Tibetan.

The U.S. Senate recently unanimously passed a “Resolution Expressing Support for the People of Tibet.” Write your Representative today urging them to support House Resolution 609.

Melba Gohl

White Salmon, Wash.

Democracy held hostage?

On March 6, a story was aired on OPB radio. The story was chilling: An elected official in Portland had set up a town hall-type meeting with her constituents to discuss gun control options. The meeting had to be canceled because she received “thousands” of threatening messages.

Is everybody paying attention here? Is it possible that our beloved democracy is being held hostage at gunpoint? The next casualty caused by crazy men with assault weapons appears to be the very foundation of this great nation.

Ann Lameka

Mount Hood

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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"

‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge

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