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Black cop suspended, white cops get away with murder

Black Baltimore cop is suspended after knocking out 'mentally ill' black woman who punched his white colleague twice in the head after 'heckling protesters'Black cop suspended, white cops get away with murder
 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8377101/Baltimore-police-officer-suspended-caught-camera-punching-woman.html

hey alza miento, you must be new here — lest we forget 'OD' 01.Jun.2020 17:17

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check out his thread of comments on his own publication here,

The Police Murders Of Terence Crutcher & Keith Lamont Scott
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433220.shtml

[quote] "These goddamned pigs"

[quote] "race-traitors"

[quote] "Black cops should watch their backs"

05.Oct.2016 20:07  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433220.shtml#448042
OD [quote]:
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"Of course, the system has ways of devouring said race-traitors. Black cops - and in particular, the cop who murdered Scott - should watch their backs. The Whites have never really had their backs, and since they betrayed their own - one day they will find themselves in a position where no one will be there for them."
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Response to / requests for clarification of ^above
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433220.shtml#448045


More violence provocateur-ing :

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433641.shtml#448525
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433220.shtml#448042
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433220.shtml#448045

probably inadvisable to repost Daily Mail-sourced ***tstirring items...

Reply "Must be new" 01.Jun.2020 19:16

alza miento

Are you a member of the PDX IMC collective? Are you an Admin for this page?

Thanks.

Hey moderators-Who is this asshole dissing people here 03.Jun.2020 14:07

Sketch

Fuck whoever you are making assumptions about alza and other people who post or comment here.

"alza must be new here" Who the fuck are you, some little person with an "indymedia" name tag that reads Little Peteie Patrol
and a beanie that says "I know stuff!!" Stop being a disrespectful piece of shit and fuck off.

What an idiot to appoint themselves portland.indymedia.org police. You obviously have no life to take such time to live online on this website, collect every single thing that has ever been posted and then attack and condescend to people, railing that their post and perspective is not important because somebody already addressed something similar here a million years ago. And who the hell is OD?

AND C'MON WORKER BEES. YOU SEE HOW MUCH SPACE THIS PERSON TAKES UP HERE INSULTING AND BULLYING. YOU CAN SEE EVERYONE'S IP ADDRESS. WHY CAN'T THIS PERSON BE FLAGED AND BANNED AS SO MANY OTHER SITES DO IN SUCH A CASE? WAKE THE FUCK UP FOR CRISSAKES. THIS IS THE PERSON WHO POSTS ABOUT HOW FUCKED UP HE THINKS ANTIFA IS WITH PICTURES OF WALLS OF HANGING DILDOS. WHAT THE FUCK.

Well... 03.Jun.2020 19:00

alza miento

Life is funny.

I had earlier pulled out a box of photos taken back when I was covering events on film and video tape. Many of those pics made their way to this site along with later digital work.

I first heard about this website when PDX IMC reporter Deva came Salem to cover a farm worker boycott rally and march there some 20 years ago. I was there for the Movement. There after I would run into him, Cat with her camera. There was also Blank. Such a great video team... We were in the streets dodging rubber bullets and tear gas canisters. There were collective meetings, anarchist events. They were so great in being allies with APOC actions and events, getting the word out, plastering the city with flyers for APOC events (yeah, I remember you and your hammer tacker M.B.).

There was 9/11 and the over reach of government with the Bush regime and creeping fascism, the plight of political prisoners, Indigenous Rights, anti-immigrant counter demos, Zapatista support, the Green Scare and all of the people's live caught up in that and how people turned on each other... so, so much. I would average, I don't know, maybe 2 or 3 articles a month here on this site as a reporter, along with announcements and opinion pieces and such.

I have had a few pieces removed from here. I have had comments removed from here. And rightfully so. At the time I sure thought I had a point tho lol! I honestly can't remember - was it 2011 since I last published here since returning? 2010...

Time passes. Time changes. There are private squabbles. Public squabbles. Folks move on. Young people grow up. And away.

I don't know who the people are who comment on this thread. Aliases. I have one now tho previously I published under my real name for quite sometime. I also had a stalker, which provided a bit of drama.

Sketch, if you don't see what you like, scroll on. There are often responses with lots of links and references that have nothing to do with me. I briefly peruse and move on. This place has had a different feel for a few years. I have been critical. But it is still a great resource. And I am not new here.

So let's move on to what matters. Three plus years of Trump has brought me out of retirement. And not one more George Floyd, or Ahmaud Arbery, Briona Taylor, too many to list. This country is on fire! See you in the streets.

And who is OD you ask? Ya got me, buster.

RACE, race, race, Black-v.-White, RA-AACE, race, race 06.Jun.2020 11:58

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It's Class, Stupid, Not Race
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433786.shtml


Hope Against Despondency: Interpreting Class Post-Trump
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433827.shtml
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Enclosing Trump as a solitary force for bigots, racists, misogynists would be politically tragic, as it is simplistic, in that it fails to recognize the manoeuvres of such narratives. There is a more imperative underscore of why and who elected this candidate that must be teased-out.

Today it is clear that much work needs/is to be done. An immediate and important aspect of this effort is to recognize how our contemporary class consciousness is currently being expressed. As evident, it is a class-identity channelled through an autonomous individuation associated with self-interest rather than a body correspondingly divorced from the means of production and consequentially exploited. It is essential that a clear understanding of where one sits in relation to the distal structures of power be grounded in a recognition of the State and the means of production. What then needs to be taken off the shelf is a class consciousness of shared-relation(s); a collective recognition of alienation as a class rather than a singular neoliberal by-product (or subject).
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What It Means to Put Class First
author: Michael Schwalbe 04.Jan.2019 19:47
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/01/437040.shtml



A Critical Analysis Of Some Left-Liberal Reaction To The Recent Election
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433791.shtml


Liberal Brains Pickled In The Formaldehyde Of Identity Politics
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433787.shtml
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A "grab them by the pussy," racist, sexist white man has grabbed the White House, and the polite class is twirling in outrage like dervishes approaching oblivion.

This insult to the "dignity of the office" and the "nation" is more shocking than the action of the black man who took the Nobel Peace Prize and then proceeded to bomb seven countries.

Liberal brains pickled in the formaldehyde of identity politics are unwilling to recognize in the politically incorrect catastrophe of Donald Trump's victory the blowback to the ferocious economic plunder by the neoliberal order, backed by decades of wanton and unchecked military aggressions.
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Strategic Extremism: How Republicans + Democrats Use Identity Politics To Divide And Rule
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/05/438530.shtml
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The Republican Party and the Democratic Party are bought, sold, and paid for by big business. For that reason, both have a history of avoiding the issues that are common to Americans of all political persuasions. Addressing such issues would undermine the profits of big business. They include free healthcare, living wages, quality work, secure pensions, unionization, etc.

In order to protect the profits of their business investors, both parties focus on the cultural differences between Americans.
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Diversity Blues: Failure Of Democrats' Identity Politics To Catch Fire Among Electorate
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/05/438528.shtml
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The Democratic political class has failed to heed the message that those who live by identity politics often die by identity politics.
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Fetishizing Of Identity Politics Could Cost Democrats in 2020
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/05/438526.shtml
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The divide between "team economic justice" and "team demographic destiny" now informs how different factions of the left, broadly defined, decipher the results of Democratic primaries and special election battles. And unfortunately, this has led to dangerously inaccurate and biased prescriptions for 2020.

Even the term "working class" has become racialized and is now assumed to signal that the user of said term has a greater commitment to white interests than to those of people of color. This is because, for years, Republicans and some Democratic centrists made "working class" their dog whistle of choice. The unfortunate result has been that messaging directly to working-class voters, who desperately need political advocacy and who were formerly a crucial part of the Democratic coalition, has become stigmatized. (One must ask whose interests that serves.)
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Why I Don't Identify With Identity Politics
author: Michael Katz
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/05/438529.shtml



Identity Politics Can't Fix Broken American System
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/05/438527.shtml
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Political identities are reinforced by a massive apparatus for defining, policing, and activating them. By practicing "identity mindfulness," individuals can recognize propaganda and slant and better manage their own emotional response to identity-based manipulation.

While such mindfulness might help individuals lead more examined political lives, it does little to address the gridlocked U.S. political system. Individualist solutions are no answer to intractable societal problems.
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On Rhetoric And Strategy In Social Justice And Leftist Spaces
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/07/432730.shtml
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433786.shtml#448760
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It is time to check privilege checking. D'Arcy discusses the concept of privilege throughout his piece and how the shift towards examining interpersonal communications and relationships has enhanced the visibility of checking people on their acquired privileges. This has its place without a doubt; people have to realize that humanity is more of an ongoing dialectic rather than particular blocks of time existing in one vacuum or the other, and the particular qualities about one's life is in many ways dependent on how that dialectic has shaken out for their community of origin. So yes, people should be made aware of how their privilege manifests in its various forms. But how do we do that? An article originally written for The Daily Mississippian that was reprinted for TIME's Ideas section seems to suggest one way that is growing in popularity: simply tell a person "check your privilege" and then wipe your hands of the situation. After all, it is now their problem, right? And you do not have time to educate anyone, because what do you look like? Google? That approach is cathartic, self-satisfying, and it even gets you pub in an international news outlet! But does it really do anything more than that? Do you remember the last time someone so harshly dismissed you? Did it make you any more likely to listen to anything that person had to say? Yeah, me neither. As D'Arcy puts it, "There is a certain optimism in the idea of 'consciousness-raising,' or the concept of 'the people,' that seems naive and unconvincing to many of today's activists. The shift from 'consciousness-raising' to 'calling out,' for instance, reflects (and encourages) a loss of confidence in the capacity of people to learn about, understand and oppose forms of inequality that do not adversely impact them as individuals." Ngoc Loan Tran suggested a different format of corrective suggestion that they termed as "calling in", where we approach those who transgress with the kind of humanity that we feel they lacked in their actions. While recognizing that calling out can still be of importance, Tran also recognizes the consequences of implementing that particular strategy in every situation. Tran, however, limits this practice to those we care about and share community with, since a rupture there can obviously have a profound effect on our efficacy as organizers (and if Tran did not make that clear, Mia McKenzie erases all doubt about the intended audience in a postscript). I love the concept, but disagree with the narrowness of scope: this should really be standard operating procedure amongst leftists. We have to recognize the difference between a mistake, a difference of opinion, and an action undertaken with harmful intent, and broadening the concept of "calling in" outside of our particular circles begins the process of doing that.
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'Intersectionality': Set Theory of the Left
author: Haydar Khan 14.Sep.2018 03:00
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/09/436687.shtml


The Blasey Ford Episode: State Feminism, The Worthless "Left," And Liberal Delusions
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/11/436829.shtml
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The Democratic Party's stunt has nothing to do with the foregoing, absolutely nothing. The Democratic Party's commitment to Identity Politics is not a commitment to the real issues and questions that are the basis for Identity Politics, it is a commitment to marshalling people's energy around these issues and questions to the imperatives of finance capital globalism and American imperialism. It's not an accident that the heroes of this Democratic Party/Identity Politics "feminism," such as Hillary Clinton and Rachel Maddow, are so open and bloodthirsty about their militarism.
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What Is To Be Done? Looking Past Trump's Tyranny
author: David Rosen 04.Nov.2018 19:48
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/11/436828.shtml


Donald Trump and the American Left
author: Rob Urie
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/08/436551.shtml
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August 3, 2018

The election of Donald Trump fractured the American Left. The abandonment of class analysis in response to Mr. Trump's racialized nationalism left identity politics to fill the void. This has facilitated the rise of neoliberal nationalism, an embrace of the national security state combined with neoliberal economic analysis put forward as a liberal / Left response to Mr. Trump's program. The result has been profoundly reactionary.

What had been unfocused consensus around issues of economic justice and ending militarism has been sharpened into a political program. A nascent, self-styled socialist movement is pushing domestic issues like single payer health care, strengthening the social safety net and reversing wildly unbalanced income and wealth distribution, forward. Left unaddressed is how this program will move forward without a revolutionary movement to act against countervailing forces.

As widely loathed as the Democratic establishment is, it has been remarkably adept at engineering a reactionary response in favor of establishment forces. Its demonization of Russia! has been approximately as effective at fomenting reactionary nationalism as Mr. Trump's racialized version. Lest this be overlooked, the strategy common to both is the use of oppositional logic through demonization of carefully selected 'others.'

This points to the most potent fracture on the Left, the question of which is the more effective reactionary force, the Democrats' neoliberal nationalism or Mr. Trump's racialized version? As self-evident as the answer apparently is to the liberal / Left, it is only so through abandonment of class analysis. Race, gender and immigration status are either subsets of class or the concept loses meaning.
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Democrats, Racism, And The Future
author: Rob Urie
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/05/438532.shtml
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May 15, 2020

The visceral conception of racism that motivates parts of the Democrat's base, that of armed lynch mobs breaking down doors and burning black churches, is historical memory, not political analysis. This isn't to suggest that racism has disappeared. What is meant is that organized racial violence was migrated to the very levers of social control that the New Democrats dedicated their careers to re-racializing. How is the political party that promoted and passed the 1994 Crime Bill that increased the carceral population by 60% not racist? The answer, that incarceration is a class issue, requires understanding how its American incarnation evolved during and after slavery.

And this gets to how the New Democrats have been more insidious than out-and-out racists. The relation of race to crime has historically been tied to maintaining a hierarchical economic order. In the realm of economics, this is clearly a class issue. However, the liberal notion of merit depends on full employment. Had Bill Clinton actually believed in merit, he wouldn't have ended welfare for the sake of merit because doing so wouldn't have been necessary. Full employment would have made doing so redundant except in select cases.

That Mr. Clinton 'ended welfare as we know it' for political reasons— to triangulate Republicans from the right, both puts a lie to the concept of merit (the disabled and poor parents raising children merit assistance) and it demonstrated a willingness to benefit politically by throwing blacks under the bus. Ronald Reagan put forward the fraudulent caricature of the black 'welfare queen' (most people on welfare were white), and this is the reference made by Mr. Clinton's political gesture, else it wouldn't have 'worked' for him politically.

Establishment Politics Are For The Rich
author: Rob Urie
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/12/438030.shtml


Portland Indymedia Jan 2014 vs Jan 2017, NAFTA and Trump
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434208.shtml
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434233.shtml#450075


The Silent Death Of The American Left
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433865.shtml

Prospects For An Alt-Left
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433885.shtml
and excerpt —>  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433865.shtml#448976

The Pieties Of The Liberal Class
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/10/436759.shtml

So, How's That Major-Party Election Madness Working For Us?
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/08/436595.shtml

Walmart has joined your "revolution"— CONGRATULATIONS! 06.Jun.2020 12:24

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Friday condemned "racial violence" and pledged $100 million to "address systematic racism in society head-on and accelerate change."

you are now 100% financially and ideologically aligned with Walmart.