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Why Represention at the PJTTF Hearing is Crucial

From the open publishing newswire: On September 19th at 2:00pm the city council will meet to hear the publics' view on renewal of this (thus far) renegade organization. Show up early and sign up to speak your mind! 1221 SW Fourth Ave, Second Floor, City Council Chambers Let 'em know where we stand, Portland! No Compromise in Defense of our Civil Rights!

The Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force (PJTTF) is up for renewal and if they had not shown some sort of results over the last year the possibility of the PDX police force continued affiliation with the FBI would slim down considerably. In order to justify their very expensive and still-renegade existence through a mostly uneventful year they have suddenly discovered a "middle Eastern, High-Ranking Terrorist" (Sheik Kariye), and, Holy Cats! possibly the "whole ELF"!! Four real live, uh, social justice activist/student/green party representatives (Forest Activist Indictments). whoa.

The following two segments are taken from previous IndyMedia posts. What they have in common is our illustrious Joint Terrorism Task Force. What they also have in common is timing. For some contrast, I have added some very helpful information from the FBI website, as well as their site address. Personally, I found it just fascinating... [ Read More ]

Past PJTTF Features:
[ Oct. 4, 2001 - Mayor Katz forced to back-pedal: Joint Terrorism Task Force not renewed after all | Oct. 12, 2001 - Portland City Council meeting update | Oct. 17, 2001 - Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force renewed ]