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Updates 2/12 2/19 2/26 - 3/4 05.02.2016 08:42
The Shortwave Report 02/05/16 Listen Globally!
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. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (February 5) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]

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05.02.2016 08:39
Job opening at Portland Fruit Tree Project: Full-time Orchard Programs Coordinator
A job announcement for a local non-profit, Portland Fruit Tree Project

We've got another amazing opportunity to join the PFTP team that is dedicated to equitable access to fresh, wholesome produce and strengthening our communities. Would you like to join us\? We're seeking our next amazing Orchards Program Coordinator. The position is a full-time, benefited position. Application deadline is February 17th.

Full position description & application instructions can be found here:  http://www.portlandfruit.org/opc Share this post & Apply today!

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31.01.2016 17:10
Video: 350 PDX - Paris Climate Talks - Report Back 1.20.16
A Report Back on January 20 2016. Filmed at "The Peace House" in Portland Oregon.

A panel of four tell of their experiences in Paris at the Climate Talks

Introductions by: Maya Jarrad: 350PDX's volunteer coordinator
Guest Speakers: Jill Stein,Virginia Wiseman,Maralena Murphy and Ptery Leight

"Paris Climate Talks - Report Back"
 https://youtu.be/cEBAaAkpPfM [youtube video 2 hours 10 minutes]

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24.01.2016 21:11
Portland Malheur Wildlife Refuge Rally and Protest
On January 19, 2016, Oregon citizens state wide gather to protest the ongoing armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Here in Portland the event was held at Holladay Park.

 https://youtu.be/\\\_IGMEsjGY-k

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Tue Jan 26th 6PM 24.01.2016 12:46
conference to end child sex trafficking, Troutdale Jan 26, 6 pm
Please come to Troutdale, OR city council conference on ending child sex trafficking, hosted by Larry Morgan, Tues., Jan. 26th, starting at 6 pm.

For more information, message Troutdale City COuncilman Larry Morgan via his facebook
 https://www.facebook.com/Larry-Morgan-239958372726518/

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21.01.2016 01:03
Police accountability starts with a new police union contract
This practice is fair in theory; workers deserve protections from capricious management, and especially from cowardly politicians. But when a police officer brings dishonor to himself, to his colleagues, to the bureau and is the cause of mistrust between officers and basically everyone else in town - he needs to go.
Former Mayor Sam Adams wanted Ron Frashour fired. So did the current mayor, Charlie Hales. So did former Chief of Police Michael Reese. So did the city attorney. So did a majority of Portland city commissioners and most of Portland's citizens.

Frashour, you'll remember, was the sniper cop who pulled out his earplug, severing communication with his commanding officer, and then killed Aaron Campbell, an unarmed African-American father in the midst of a mental health crisis, by shooting him in the back. That was six years ago.

Now, however, the Oregon Court of Appeals has told Hales, who is police commissioner as well as mayor, that Sam Adams made a mistake firing Frashour. Further, the court said, Hales erred by not reinstating Frashour immediately.

These mistakes were not mistakes. They were deliberately, but not freely, chosen. Adams and Hales didn't have other acceptable legal options. The appeal was at best an expensive delaying action meant to satisfy critics. [...]

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21.01.2016 00:47
Pickets Confront Anti-Abortion Rally
CSWP pickets anti-abortion rally, 17 January 2016. On Sunday, January 17, CSWP initiated a spirited picket line that shouted down an anti-abortion "youth rally" at a swank Portland Pearl District caterer.

Link:  http://csw-pdx.org/2016/01/18/pickets-confront-anti-abortion-rally/

On Sunday, January 17, CSWP initiated a spirited picket line that shouted down an anti-abortion "youth rally" at a swank Portland Pearl District caterer. Union Carpenters, Ironworkers, Painters, Stagehands, Teachers, Wobblies and others turned out. CSWP placards and chants demanded "Free Abortion On Demand" and "Labor: Defend Abortion Clinics." Union militants intend for this action to be the beginning of organizing more solid and active labor defense of abortion rights. [...]

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21.01.2016 00:39
Video: Portland Human Rights Commission Jan 6 Meeting
The public monthly meeting for the Portland Human Rights Commission was on Jan 6 2016. They hold their meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM in downtown Portland. The Human Rights Commissioners are all volunteers.

January 6 2016 - Portland Human Rights Commission [HRC] meeting.

 https://youtu.be/cixrTjOYwSo [VIDEO 1 hour 30 minutes]

There were not enough members present at this meeting to make up a quorum, and thus nothing official was voted on.
The meeting continued in spite of the lack of a quorum.

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30.12.2015 20:42
Thursday 11AM - PICKET LINE/NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST OFFICER FRASHOUR'S REINSTATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PICKET LINE/NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST OFFICER FRASHOUR'S REINSTATEMENT

Justice For Aaron Campbell

Thursday, Dec. 31, 11:30 AM, Portland City Hall, SW 4th and Madison
Please join the AMA Coalition tomorrow at this important demonstration! The
Coalition demands that Frashour be assigned to a job or shift at the Bureau
that requires the least contact with the public as possible, because of the
potential that he may do harm to community members.

VIDEO from press conference:  https://youtu.be/WQVmywSeII4

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Updated 12.25 | 1.8 | 1.14 18.12.2015 01:24
The Shortwave Report 12/18/15 Listen Globally!
shortwave report 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, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and China Radio International.

The latest Shortwave Report (December 18) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]

[Website updated on Jan 8 2016]

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18.12.2015 01:18
Join or Lead a Tree Care Team with Portland Fruit Tree Project
Join or Lead a Tree Care Team with Portland Fruit Tree Project in 2016! Learn tree care skills while improving the health & productivity of urban fruit trees.

Join a Tree Care Team and receive valuable training in organic methods of fruit tree care throughout the seasons, while caring for urban fruit trees that provide fruit for the community. This is a unique opportunity to develop strong skills in organic fruit tree care, meet new people, and care for trees providing food to your community! Topics/tasks will include: Winter & Summer Pruning, Young Tree Training & Care, Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning, and more. At the end of the program you will receive a certificate of completion.

Click below for program overviews & position descriptions: Tree Care Team Member:  link to portlandfruit.org to request an application form.

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Protest on 1-15-16 15.12.2015 09:43
"End 25 Years of Killing: US Out of Iraq"
Three wars, millions of lives, and 25 years later, the United States
continues its military and economic intervention in the country of Iraq.

Join Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) in remembering the date that "Gulf War Part I" began in 1991 [...]

Expanded PPRC Friday Rally on January 15, 2016 starting at a special early time, 4:30 PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Morrison (tentative location).

Homepage:  http://www.pjw.info/gw25yl.html

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05.12.2015 00:51
Smash the Hammerskins

Rose City Antifa and allies are calling for antifascists in the Pacific Northwest to turn out this coming Sunday December 6th to Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, WA to show the Northwestern Hammerskins that we stand united against fascism and racism. The Northwestern Hammerskins have threatened to march on Capitol Hill in Seattle, and antifascists must turn out to defend the streets. The fascist march is planned as part of the annual Martyrs Day celebrations that the Northwestern Hammerskins are hosting in remembrance of Robert Jay Mathews of the white supremacist terror cell, the Order, who died during a shootout with law enforcement at Whidbey Island on December 8th 1984. In the past this event has been a smaller affair held on private property. This year the NWHS have boasted a larger planned attendance and have announced a more public appearance, which represents a dangerous escalation of tactics. We must not allow them to be further emboldened. Particularly in light of the recent upswell of fascist violence regionally and across the nation, we must vigorously oppose any effort by fascists to claim space and spread fear.

We will gather in the north end of Cal Anderson Park, Seattle at 5pm on Sunday December 6th. Please bring flags and banners so that it is clear that we are antifascists opposing the neo-Nazis. While covering your face is not mandatory it is a good precaution to take to prevent the police or neo-Nazis from taking your picture.

People are encouraged to use the Twitter hashtag #defendseattle to post updates and make it easier for everyone to keep track of what is happening at and around the rally. Rose City Antifa will be posting updates throughout the weekend of the 5th & 6th on any information related to NWHS Martyrs Day activities.

If your organization would like to sign on to this effort, if you have questions, or if you have information related to white supremacist organizing in our region, please e-mail us [...]

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25.11.2015 21:24
Black Friday Black Lives Matter, not mere cheap deals
March on Portland, Fri., Nov. 27 1 pm to 10 pm, starting at Holladay Park by Lloyd Center and Max, NE 11th and Holladay. Let's unite to end the violence that begins against Blacks, Native Americans, Muslims, peace/animal/environmental activists, and whistle-blowers, as practice to attack almost everyone else. Doing what is right, living true to yourself with integrity to your own values is far, far, far more satisfying, gratifying, comforting, and energizing that not showing up and speaking up. It's the best medicine for shopping and holidays depression. No work, no school, no shopping, no complicity with violence/injustice. Justice for all.

Friday
at 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Holladay City Park
NE 11th Ave & NE Holladay St, Portland, Oregon 97232

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15.11.2015 21:11
Portland Police and the Recent Killing of a Mentally Ill Man
KBOO host Jo Ann Hardesty speaks with Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Association of Portland about the recent police killing of Michael Johnson, a mentally ill man in Portland, and why the Department of Justice intervention hasn't stopped police killings.

LISTEN - Portland Police and the Recent Killing of a Mentally Ill Man

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13.11.2015 12:25
Video: Portland Human Rights Commission Meeting 11.4.15
The monthly meeting of the volunteer Human Rights Commission (HRC).
This longer than usual meeting had lots of public comment and discussions. The tension at this meeting was due to the HRC endorsement of a letter regarding an Israel-Palestine divestment proposal, regarding four companies in Portland Oregon with Human Rights allegations.

Video from the Portland Human Rights Commission November 2015 meeting is on youtube here:
 https://youtu.be/A9ybZ3UuTv8

Its also posted on Archive (dot) org here:
 https://archive.org/details/HumanRights11.4.15Meeting

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13.11.2015 12:18
2016 FRUIT TREE STEWARDSHIP INTERN with Portland Fruit Tree Project
Unpaid internship position open with Portland Fruit Tree Project
The Fruit Tree Stewardship Intern will aid in the implementation of Portland Fruit Tree Project's Fruit Tree Stewardship programs by assisting in the coordination our Tree Care Teams program and Tree Care Workshop series, and helping us maintain our existing Community Orchard sites.
Time commitment: 12-20 hours per week for 26 weeks (schedule is somewhat flexible, 312 total hours minimum) Monday January 4th, 2016 - Monday June 30th, 2016

Location: You would be working primarily out of PFTP headquarters in NE Portland, but will be traveling throughout the City of Portland for site visits and events.
This internship is unpaid, but the rewards are many - including a great learning experience and the unique opportunity to be a part of a vibrant and growing organization

Applications due by Monday December 7th
 http://www.portlandfruit.org

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Updated posts: 11.13 - 11.20 13.11.2015 12:10
The Shortwave Report 11/06/15 Listen Globally!
shortwave report 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 Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.

The latest Shortwave Report (November 6) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms

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Nov 13,14,15 10.11.2015 13:53
Full schedule for Cascade Media Convergence, November 14th-15th
Here is the full final schedule for the CMC, happening at mostly at PSU November 14th & 15th, with evening events at other local venues.

Give us an idea of how many people will be attending, and consider supporting us financially if you are able to do so. Registration is by donation with no one turned away for lack of funds.
 http://2015.cascademedia.cc/register/

Promotional video:
 https://vimeo.com/135659673

homepage:  http://2015.cascademedia.cc

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02.11.2015 11:23
Comment on the Portland Fossil Fuel Policy - Come to Rally!
The City of Portland is taking the national lead on climate policy and protecting the health and safety of its residents. This groundbreaking policy will prohibit new large-scale fossil fuel projects in Portland will be voted on by City Council on November 4th!

City Council will be voting on 2 resolutions on Wednesday. One, the Fossil Fuel Policy and the 2nd, a resolution opposing oil trains.

The rally starts Wednesday the 4th at 1:15 outside City Hall - 1221 SW Fourth Avenue. The hearing starts at 2:30.
homepage:  http://350pdx.org

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31.10.2015 08:45
Local filmmaker premieres "From Suffering to Satori" this Sunday
See filmmaker Courtney Scott's documenatry that was inspired by Portland's most famous elephant, Packy. This film was recently shown at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, and now has its Portland premiere at the Mission Theater.

Seven years in the making, "From Suffering to Satori" chronicles one woman's journey to awareness about the plight of captive animals... and the healing effects of the bond between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom.

A benefit for FOZE, Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants, a 501(c) 3 organization -  http://freeoregonzooelephants.org/

Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Courtney Scott
Sunday, November 1 @ 7pm
The Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209
Doors open at 6pm

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Nov 13, 14, 15 29.10.2015 15:46
Cascade Media Convergence Preliminary Workshop Schedule
The Cascade Media Convergence is a regional grassroots media gathering taking place here in Portland November 13th-15th at PSU. We are proud to announce the preliminary schedule of workshops that will be held during the conference. There are still various ways for individuals and organizations to get involved, either by endorsing, tabling or attending.

Schedule:
 http://2015.cascademedia.cc/schedule/

Tabling:
We will have limited space for organizations to table during the conference, follow this link to reserve one.
 http://2015.cascademedia.cc/getinvolved/

Register:
Give us an idea of how many people will be attending, and consider supporting us financially if you are able to do so. Registration is by donation with no one turned away for lack of funds.
 http://2015.cascademedia.cc/register/

Promotional video:
 https://vimeo.com/135659673

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22.10.2015 10:44
Bring on the “Density” – Portland’s Neighborhoods Weren't Sustainable in the First Place
Complaints about the new buildings in Portland are misplaced. Gentrification won't be stopped without new buildings & some of them will be large. Get over it.

Another factor that exacerbates gentrification is the Portland metro area's urban-growth boundary, which prevents suburban encroachment on farmland and so drives up the value of urban real estate. Ironically, this invention is an example of the progressive urban planning that contributed to Portland's groovy "green" reputation in the first place and helped make it a draw for new residents. Moving the boundary out and eating up green space to manufacture lower property values, however, would be a step in the wrong direction. Portland is not Reno and that should stay that way.

On the legal front, the city of Portland is not allowed to restrict rising rents due to a state-level prohibition on rent-control. Landlords can jack up rates as high as the market will bear, which, due to the above factors, is turning out to be very high. [...]

All this adds up to a bona fide housing crisis, which even the business-friendly mayor has been forced to admit (especially since an election is looming). [...]

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18.10.2015 14:39
from the archives: Notes from Some Portland Annarchists (1999)
1999 broadsheet showing an overview of anarchist and related groups in portland

Notes From Some Portland Anarchists
#1 April 1999

This broadsheet is the result of a group effort arising from the Portland General Anarchist meetings. While this has come out of those meetings, it does not represent it. At the present our idea is simply to distribute this for use as a resource sheet. In the future we are interested in seeing it grow, to be used as a forum for a Portland anarchist network - a place for groups and individuals to share ideas, as well as information on gatherings and actions. [...]

 http://radicalarchives.org/2015/10/12/pdx-anarchists-1999/

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updated posts:10.16 | 10.23 | 10.30 12.10.2015 21:31
The Shortwave Report 10/2/15 Listen Globally!
shortwave report 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (October 2) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]

homepage:  http://www.outfarpress.com

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06.10.2015 10:18
Weekend Events in PDX - Protesting War - 14 years in Afghanistan
This week marks the 14th anniversary of the 2001 US invasion of
Afghanistan.

Events:

"End These Endless Wars: Afghanistan 14 Years Later"
Friday, October 9, 2015, 5:00 PM - Pioneer Square

"Call Out for Justice: End the Wars"
Rally and March* - Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Shemanski Park (the South Park Blocks at Salmon St.)

*this is a permitted march

Call Out for Justice: Stop the Wars
* Overseas
* On the people
* On Human Rights
* On the Planet

 http://www.pjw.info/Iraq.html

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