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community building | human & civil rights 21-Oct-2016 08:24

Video: Portland Human Rights Commission meeting 10 5 16

From the open publishing newswire: Video recording: The Portland Human Rights Commission meeting on October 5th 2016.
Four New HRC members attended this meeting.
Standing Rock discussion has held during the public comment time frame
Discussion & planning for Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards happens at the end of this meeting.
The commission is still one person short.

This video is also available on  https://archive.org/details/HRCMeeting10.5.16 to view or download.


actions & protests | police / legal 13-Oct-2016 09:23

Portland Police "Bulldozing" Protestors Out Front Door Of City Hall - Any Reports?

From the open publishing newswire: lots of screaming and screeching on the YouTube videos as they're thrown out front door...

City Hall - Riot Cops 5 PM News Update Wednesday 10.12.16

 https://youtu.be/Vl5YxvL470I (20 min YouTube video)


actions & protests | indigenous issues 10-Oct-2016 14:09

Sacred Water Walk - Solidarity with Standing Rock & No DAPL Protest - Portland 10.9.16

From the open publishing newswire: Here are some pictures form the Portland Oregon, Peace Walk for Clean Water and to show Solidarity with those in Standing Rock that are protesting the NoDAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline).

This peace walk today title " Sacred Water Walk" started at noon under the Steele bridge - the walk took us along the Willamette river on the east side river bank...meeting along the way, under the Hawthorn bridge, with the Elders and those who couldn't make the walk for a prayer and ceremony and music. [...]


Updated post: 10/14 10-Oct-2016 14:07

The Shortwave Report 10/07/16 Listen Globally!

shortwave report From the open publishing newswire: A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.

The latest Shortwave Report is up at the website:  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml


human & civil rights | police / legal 06-Oct-2016 13:19

TO COUNCIL: Allow testimony, be on the right side of history, reject the contract

From the open publishing newswire: We urge you to reconsider the heavy-handed, undemocratic position you have taken to hold a City Council meeting without the public present. You should allow testimony on the Amendments to the Portland Police Association contract. The Amendments were introduced after a 2.5 hour recess on September 28 when a number of groups / individuals had already testified, including ours. When Council left the chambers on October 5 to avoid listening to what probably would have amounted to 1 hour of testimony, those of us awaiting to speak spent over 2 hours waiting for you to reconvene. Meanwhile, the allegedly desperately thin ranks of the Police Bureau were largely inside City Hall arresting and intimidating those who remained inside. We were also treated to a fleet of Department of Homeland Security vehicles parked in the street and several federal officers inside the hall. These measures and others listed below are indicators that Mayor Hales is willing to use any heavy handed tactic he can to push through the inadequate PPA contract. Portland Copwatch urges you not to be on the wrong side of history. You must delay this vote and let the next Mayor negotiate what his police will do.


actions & protests | prisons & prisoners 22-Sep-2016 08:28

VIDEO: No Prisons Protest 9 9 16 Portland Oregon

From the open publishing newswire: On Friday, September 9th, people in Portland and Northwest converged in Downtown Portland in solidarity with the US wide prison work strike against prison slavery and white supremacy. The goal was a mass showing of support with the growing prison rebellion in the US and to also march on the corporations in the Downtown area that make massive profits off of prisoner enslavement.

Video of the Protest in Portland on 9/9/16 - Prison Strike Solidarity

 https://youtu.be/8pnnc9w_NrM [2 hour 30 minutes video]


actions & protests | prisons & prisoners 08-Sep-2016 07:51

PDX March to End Prison Slavery & White Supremacy: Sept. 9

Its Going Down (dot) org From the open publishing newswire: 2PM: Teach-in at Chapman Square
3PM: March to Prison Profiteers
6PM: Reconvene at Chapman for a Noise Demo @ the Justice Center (across the street from Chapman Square)

The strike, which starts officially on September 9th, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, is historic. The strike is being led by groups such as the Free Alabama Movement, Free Texas Movement, Free Ohio Movement, Free Virginia Movement, Free Mississippi Movement, and many more. Prisoners have asked that supporters hold noise demonstrations outside jails and prisons, protest, disrupt, and demonstrate outside of corporations that profit from prison labor, and also support the strike that is happening across the US.


anti-racism | neighborhood news 08-Sep-2016 07:45

Hate Crime In Gresham,OR

From the open publishing newswire: Many people have been gleefully egging on a race war this year, especially in wake of recent events. Clearly, some of these so-called "race warriors" can't wait, though.

Larnell Malik Bruce had recently moved in with family in Gresham,OR. Bruce was at a 7-Eleven store on 188th and E. Burnside close to midnight on Wednesday August 10th 2016. He was reportedly charging his phone and talking with a friend. It was at this moment that Bruce was attacked by two white supremacist thugs without provocation. The two pieces of white trash were later identified as 38 year old Russell Courtier and his girlfriend/whore 35 year old Colleen Hunt. Bruce was standing outside the convenience store when the two white thugs drove up in a 1991 Jeep Wrangler. According to witnesses, within seconds a fist fight had broken out between the two men, with Hunt egging her boyfriend on. At one point, [...]


police / legal 24-Aug-2016 16:57

BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse – a celebration of & conversation September 17

From the open publishing newswire: On Saturday, September 17th, Cerimon House joins the Mental Health Association of Portland and members of the community to offer a memorial, a documentary screening, and a community conversation marking the occasion of the passing of Chasse, who died in police custody ten years ago.

WHAT: BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse - a celebration of & conversation about the life of James Chasse Jr. on the 10th anniversary of his death

WHERE: CERIMON HOUSE - 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland

WHEN: Saturday, 9/17/16 - Film screening @ 5:00 PM, Community Conversation @ 7:00 PM

HOW: Reservations: bearingwitness.brownpapertickets.com [FREE]

BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse begins with a 5:00 PM screening of Brian Lindstrom's powerful documentary Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse. [ http://www.alienboy.org/]


anti-racism | prisons & prisoners 10-Aug-2016 00:14

Clandestine Occupations Book Event Announcement

From the open publishing newswire: Book reading on August 25, 2016 7 pm at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway Portland

Diana Block will read and discuss her new radical feminist novel, Clandestine Occupations. Based on lived experience, this suspenseful novel spans two generations of activist women moving from the passions of seventies to the awakenings of the Occupy movement and even beyond - to a boldly imagined insurgency of the future.

Diana is an active member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman's Journey Underground and Back.

See  http://www.broadwaybooks.net/event/diana-block-clandestine-occupations


Updated: 8/5 8/12 8/19 8/26 - 9/2 9/9 9/16 28-Jul-2016 18:16

The Shortwave Report 07/29/16 Listen Globally!

shortwave report From the open publishing newswire: A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (July 29) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml


environment | human & civil rights 21-Jul-2016 09:33

Video: Lac-Mégantic commemoration in Portland Oregon - Train Wreck Kills 47

From the open publishing newswire: An event was held around noon time in Pioneer Square, Portland Oregon on July 6th.
This was the third year that Portland has honored those that have lost their lives at the tragic oil train accident in 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. This event was in memory of those 47 people and also served as a reminder to what danger lies in having oil trains in our communities.

 https://youtu.be/C6TLRq4IxvM (Video 46:25 minutes)

"Tragedy struck in the wee hours of July 6, 2013, when a train transporting crude oil derailed and exploded, causing 47 deaths and the destruction of much of Lac-Megantic's downtown core."


actions & protests | human & civil rights 13-Jul-2016 23:55

#DontshootPDX organizers children's march, briefly blocks intersections

From the open publishing newswire: Around 200 people marched in the streets of North/Northeast Portland to demand police accountability

Around 200 people met at North Portland's Dawson Park to take part in a march organized by Don't Shoot Portland. The march briefly, blocking intersections along the way, traveled east to NE MLK Jr. Blvd and then back to Dawson Park via N. Vancouver Ave. Don't Shoot Portland organizer Teressa Raiford said before the march that police in riot gear were spotted nearby, though they did not appear during the march.

Some tweets of the event.



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