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5-1-17 29-Apr-2017 13:24

May Day Rally & March - PDX

From the open publishing newswire: Join the Portland May Day Coalition to rally and march in unity and solidarity with immigrant workers and communities.

Meet at 12pm,

Rally at 2pm,

March at 3pm.

Portland Farmer's Market - Shemanski Park, 1010 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

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5-1-17 29-Apr-2017 13:21

May Day Actions 2017

From the open publishing newswire: An anti-capitalist march is set to take place here on Monday May 1st. Open to the public, ALL are welcome except: police goons, Nazi/Alt-Right boot-lickers, and agent provocateurs. Meet-up is scheduled to take place at Shemanski Park in SW Portland at 1:00pm. This is a more radical march than the city-sanctioned permitted one which is scheduled for 12:00pm that day, same location.

Attendees of the anti-capitalist march are encouraged to wear all black and mask up. While the Portland Police Gestapo will likely provide friendly and courteous escort service for the permitted march (much as they did for the Women's March back in January), a wholly different response is expected for the more radical one. Police abuses and excesses are guaranteed. [...]

environment | forest defense 09-Apr-2017 17:35

Public Lands and the Elliott Forest - Update and Next Steps

From the open publishing newswire: Public lands are under attack all across the west, but perhaps one of the greatest threats to public ownership is right here in Oregon. The State Land Board appears to be moving closer to privatizing the Elliott State Forest, which means advocates of public lands need to get organized! Come learn about the wide array of threats to public lands and what we can do to help save the Elliott State Forest:

Monthly Wild Ones Meeting
"Public Lands and the Elliott"
6:30pm - 8:30pm, April 11, 2017

Base Camp Brewing (930 SE Oak St, Portland)
RSVP HERE:  http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1780/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=99676

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community building | imperialism & war 04-Apr-2017 09:47

4/4/17 Public Reading of MLK's speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence

From the open publishing newswire: 50th Anniversary Public Reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence.

April 4, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. To commemorate this anniversary, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 is hosting a public reading of the speech at the Portland Art Museum. Following the speech, we will discuss how militarism, racism, materialism and other issues addressed in his speech are still relevant today.

PORTLAND--
What: Free Public Reading of Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence
Who: Veterans from US wars in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and others will read
When: April 4th 2017 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Portland Art Museum - Miller Gallery - Mark Building- 1119 SW Park Ave, Portland Oregon

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29-Mar-2017 17:13

COMMENTS ON REVISED DIRECTIVE 635.10, CROWD MANAGEMENT/CROWD CONTROL

From the open publishing newswire: To Chief Marshman, Acting Chief Davis, Capt. Bell, Captain Krantz, PPB Policy Analysts, Compliance Officer/Community Liaison Team, Community Oversight Advisory Board staff, US Dept. of Justice, Citizen Review Committee and the Portland Police Bureau:

While we are thankful that the Bureau has asked for more input into Crowd Management/Crowd Control Directive 635.10, as we predicted, the sheer volume of changes made to the last draft posted in January is far too large for a 15-day comment period. We've repeatedly requested "red-line" versions of proposed Directives, and noted that when you began this new process, a list of general concepts about changes being made would make public input more meaningful. Now we find ourselves in the position of sorting through the revised draft almost from scratch.

While all references to pepper spray have been removed from the Directive, it's not clear if that substance (whether in canisters or projectiles) is covered by the generic term "riot control agents," which still appears in a few places in the new draft (including Procedure 5.1.6). We remain opposed to the use of impact munitions, tear gas, flash-bangs and other weapons at protests, as well as bicycles used as weapons and the Mounted Patrol Unit in crowds.

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April 7th & 8th 28-Mar-2017 13:20

Three Events to Participate In

From the open publishing newswire:
1) A presentation from former Political Prisoner Daniel McGowan about his experiences in the Earth

2) TILTED SCALES COLLECTIVE PRESENTS Fighting Charges, Strengthening Movements: A presentation and community discussion based on their new book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant

3) Portland Rising Tide: Direct Action Training

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human & civil rights | police / legal 28-Mar-2017 13:11

The Killing of Quanice Hayes by officer Andrew Hearst - AMA

From the open publishing newswire: Press Statement For Immediate Release - March 22, 2017

The Grand Jury decision not to indict Portland Police Officer Andrew Hearst for the killing of 17-year-old teenager Quanice Hayes is like a recorder repeated over and over again especially when it comes to Black Lives.

The District Attorney and Grand Juries have never indicted a White Police Officer for killing or using excessive force against a Black person or Latino in the history of the City of Portland.

Whether Quanice Hayes was guilty or not of personal robbery it is not the responsibility of the Police Officer to act as Judge or Jury and carry out the sentence.

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environment | youth 28-Mar-2017 13:08

High School Environmental Leadership Program (HELP Portland) April 4th

From the open publishing newswire: High School Environmental Leadership Program Meeting (HELP Portland)
Learn more about your potential as a leader and collaborate with other students about actions we are taking as an interconnected group of youth, supported by community!

NEXT MEETING: APRIL 4th (Dinner Included!)

Join a gathering of HELP Portland! Learn more about your potential as a leader and collaborate with other students about actions we are taking as an interconnected group of youth, supported by community!

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updates 3/24 - 3/31 - 4/7 17-Mar-2017 23:03

The Shortwave Report 03/17/17 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, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (March 17) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml

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government | police / legal 17-Mar-2017 22:59

Four Arrested at Trump Protest in Olympia After Being Identified as Domestic Terrorists

From the open publishing newswire: Four people at a Trump counter-demonstration in Olympia, WA were arrested after being identified as domestic terrorists by members the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Force Protection Division that had infiltrated the counter-demonstration.

About 200 Trump supporters and a like number of anti-Trump demonstrators gathered in Olympia, WA over the weekend to express support for and opposition to the policies of the Trump Administration. Four individuals demonstrating against Trump's policies were arrested after being identified as 'domestic terrorists' by members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Force Protection Division that had infiltrated the anti-Trump demonstration.

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22-Feb-2017 12:52

Portland Riot Cops Clash w/ Citizens in "Not My President's Day" Actions

From the open publishing newswire: Anti-Trump actions quickly turned violent as units of heavily armed and armored riot gestapo shot "crowd control" weapons at citizens. The police assaults happened during President's Day actions held in downtown - today February 20th. Between 100-300 activists took part in a rally and march beginning around noon. Organized by Don't Shoot Portland, the "Not My President's Day" street action was meant to voice opposition to Trump's fascist advances, as well as repeat demands of justice for Quanice D. Hayes. Hayes was a 17 year old Black teen gunned down by Portland cop Andrew Hearst back on Feb. 9th 2017.

Riot cops fired "less-than-lethal" projectiles at the marchers. They also tackled and arrested several people. Citizen-captured video shows one woman standing off against a wall of riot cops while on the sidewalk, then being apprehended. Police thugs were also captured on video pepper-spraying and roughing up marchers... even as people remained on the sidewalk. [...]

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anti-racism | media criticism 22-Feb-2017 12:49

Why No Apologies From The Oregonian & Portland City Hall for Internment Actions ?

Ah, the good ole days! From the open publishing newswire: Apologies are still needed from Portland City Hall and The Oregonian for the wretched racist internment campaigns waged on behalf on the white majority at the time. The decades that have passed since these horrors started in 1942 have in no way diminished the need for real atonement, especially since many of the people on the wrong end of these life shattering nightmares are still alive. Portland's current status as a proud Sanctuary City will continue to ring hollow in the extreme if official apologies, at the very least, are not forthcoming. [...]

So apologies are still needed from Portland City Hall and The Oregonian for the wretched racist internment campaigns waged on behalf on the white majority at the time. The decades that have passed since these horrors started in 1942 have in no way diminished the need for real atonement, especially since many of the people on the wrong end of these life shattering nightmares are still alive.

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anti-racism | police / legal 22-Feb-2017 12:47

The Murder of Quanice Hayes

From the open publishing newswire: Hayes was gunned down by officer Andrew Hearst, gang member of the Portland Police Gestapo, (PPG) on Thursday morning February 9th 2017. Hayes was 17 years old and Black. Hearst is White. This racial police murder took place near NE 82nd Ave. and Handcock. More than a week after Hayes' murder, details remain sketchy. With no apparent video recordings and no [known] witnesses, the only account from that day has come from the Portland Police regime. Hayes was shot by Hearst at least three times. On the Sunday following Hayes' murder, about 100 people gathered for a vigil in the teen's honor. Mourners included his mother Venus Hayes, who spoke on her son's behave. On Thursday February 16th, one week after Hayes' murder, hundreds of people held a rally and march demanding justice for Hayes and his killer to be brought to justice. The rally began in the South Park blocks then marchers made their way through down town Portland. Because the march had been "unpermitted" (i.e. you don't need permission from the city to protest injustice), cops in riot gear armed with war weapons harassed the marchers for several hours. One person was reportedly arrested.

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