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In 1970, a number of baby blackfish were captured from the Salish Sea, the islanded body of water nestled into the coastlines of southern British Columbia and much of Washington State. Blackfish have language, tools, complex social organization, emotions, culture, memory. As the babies were lifted by helicopter out of the water, they and their families shrieked. To this day, the resident blackfish avoid Penn Cove because that's where their children were stolen
One blackfish stolen from L-pod in Penn Cove is still alive. She is now 51 years old, and has been held in a tiny swimming pool at the Miami Seaquarium for the past 47 years. She is a revenue stream for her owner, performing twice daily for the public. Her stage name is Lolita, though her trainers call her Toki, short for Tokitae, a Chinook name given to her when she was first captured. Lolita/Tokitae is not only alive, she is strong and healthy [...]
https://youtu.be/qePYFOrjhr0 [Bring Tokitae Home: Jewel James - 9 min video]
DIRECTIVE 650.00 SEARCH, SEIZURES AND INVENTORIES
We last commented on this Directive in October, 2014. It appears that
none of our comments led to changes in the policy, and moreover no
changes were made at all to the policy.
As such, we will simply repeat our previous comments here albeit with some fine-tuning and updates:
--One term that jumps out in the directive is the exception to searches needing warrants called "stop and frisk" (Section 2.1). While the term "frisk" is defined ("a cursory pat-down type physical search of a person), the action of a police "stop and frisk" is not.
video link to the May Day event in Lents Park in Portland Oregon 2018
https://youtu.be/qa1EBQsrdcY (1 hour 34 minutes) (music speeches poems)
picture link to the May Day event: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/05/435739.shtml
Dine out for a cause on Wednesday, May 16th and support Raphael House of Portland's life-saving domestic violence shelter and prevention programs!
More than 45 local restaurants have pledged a portion of their day's proceeds to help adults and children escaping partner violence. You can make a difference simply by enjoying a meal - or several - at any participating eatery in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton.
On 3.29.18 I observed a half dozen Portland Police cars and a Homeland Security vehicle on SW 10th street by the Galleria Max stop.
There were two men who were handcuffed. One in a stairwell corner and one already inside a police SUV. They were both taken from the scene by ambulance, there also was one handcuffed lady, who was released. I over heard (while filming) words like heroin, having warrants, a shooting under the bridge. I also noticed three Target employees-security talking with the police. The one Homeland Security officer was standing and watching the handcuffed lady. He was not being aggressive or engaging, he casually slipped away around 4 minutes into the video. I captured a police officer un-cuffing the lady and handing the handcuffs to the Homeland Security Officer at 3:58 in the video, just before he takes off.
From an initial gathering of just fifteen speakers and seventy-five participants in 1983, PIELC has grown to become the world's biggest public interest environmental law conference.
*Workshop will provide case examples, tips, and traps regarding government and corporate surveillance of climate activists and frontline communities, their campaigns, and their lawyers, and why everyone needs to take security issues seriously to be a serious activist, advocate or attorney.
https://youtu.be/9qWrhNGbvY0 [1 hour 24 minutes video]
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. Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.
The latest Shortwave Report (January 12) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59)
Monday, January 23 from 4-7:30 pm at North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth, there will be an assembly to serve as a forum for strategizing and an entry point to get plugged into radical organizing.
On January 20, 2018, people around the US will host solidarity and outreach events to support defendants from Trump's inauguration, Standing Rock, and other ongoing struggles and to create new connections for the road ahead. [...]
"Build the Base, Take the Initiative."
RACE TALKS presents: "DON'T SHOOT PDX"
Video link: https://youtu.be/2CA_o12ecNE
11-14-17 @ McMenamins
Teressa Raiford, Community Organizer with Don't Shoot PDX
Glenn Waco, Artist and local youth activist
Nicole Gamboa, Rose, Board Secretary of Don't Shoot Portland
Barbie Wu, Activist with Asians for Black Lives
Reclaim and Celebrate Armistice Day
(aka Veterans Day) as a Day of Peace with Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 at Pioneer Courthouse Square @ 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Veterans For Peace has taken the lead in lifting up the original intention of November 11th—as a day for peace. As veterans, we know that a day that celebrates peace, not war, is the best way to honor the sacrifices of veterans. We want generations after us to never know the destruction war has wrought on people and the earth.
Sunday, November 12th, 2017
10AM - 6PM
PSU SMITH 338/55
Jo Ann Hardesty - Building a Sanctuary City in a Time of Heightened White Supremacy
Alison Allen-Hall and Adam Vogal - Bystander Intervention and Deescalation Training
Parfait Bassalé - Live music and storytelling
1 dollar is slavery no matter how you slice it!
Modern Day Slaves!!! 10/7/2017
There seems to be a concept in corrections that we can use our inmate population as slaves. Inmates are excluded from coverage under Oregon's minimum wage laws and that creates an opportunity for evil people to pay them 1 dollar a day for 8 hrs work. It gets worse, the State of Washington is suing a corporation who runs 40 immigration detention centers, at least one being in their state because the corporation is doing the same thing, paying their charges 1 dollar per day. I testified, not just once, but a number of times at the Multnomah County Board Meetings against this and told Sheriff Mike Reese that he was a "Fascist Punk" for sending crews out to clean up homeless/houseless camps and paying them 1 dollar a day. He may be on legal ground, that is up to the courts, but not on moral grounds and I need help fighting this injustice. The local news media are too stupid or just can't take this issue on for some reason. Can I get a yell from you that says "No Slave Labor in Multnomah County?" Can anyone help us fight this by taking direct action against this abomination?
On Sunday, September 10th, the white supremacist organization Patriot Prayer will hold a rally and march on Portland's Waterfront. This morning, Fri Sept 8th, A Concerned Alliance of Bannerers (ACAB) hung half a dozen banners from local overpasses to show support for and solidarity with all those confronting this alt-right group that allows nazis, klan members, and fascists to recruit and organize from their events.
On Sunday, September 10th, the white supremacist organization Patriot Prayer will hold a rally and march on Portland's Waterfront. This morning, Fri Sept 8th, A Concerned Alliance of Bannerers (ACAB) hung half a dozen banners from local overpasses; to show support for and solidarity with all those confronting this alt-right group that allows nazis, klan members, and fascists to recruit and organize from their events. [...]
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 Japan, Sputnik Radio, China Radio international, and Radio Havana Cuba.
The latest Shortwave Report (September 1) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]
Below are our comments on four Directives posted for review in late June
Our comments on the Force-related Directives are pending, but we have asked for more time on those and hope our request will be granted. We once again had to spend considerable time reviewing these Directives to see what was changed, made all the more challenging by the fact that "First Universal Review" are posted as text and "Second Universal Review" are posted as PDFs, making conversion to text and comparison challenging to say the least.
We are children of darkness and/or victims of state failure and market failure. Shriveling the financial sector and expanding the public sector are lessons from the 2008 financial meltdown. All personal and corporate success is based on state investments in schools, libraries, hospitals, roads, airwaves, food safety, and water quality. This letter was sent on July 21, 2017 with no response.
Dear Mayor Wheeler and Portland Commissioners,
Someone on Oregonlive.com said Portland rents have doubled in the last 5 years. To me, this is prima facia evidence we are children of darkness. Is there a right to turn housing into a speculative pot of gold? [...]
The state should protect the social peace. Nevertheless, the neoliberal regime only protects owners and capital. I am translating a German article from Freitag.de that grapples with the rising rents in Berlin and ways out of the crisis.
Tuesday afternoon, in downtown Portland, OR, a man* was violently attacked by a white supremacist. The story originally broke on social media with a photo of the hospitalized man, appearing to be in serious condition with visible bruising. The man was kept in ICU until Wednesday. [...]
In our interview, he described coming across a man shouting racist and classist slurs at some houseless people of color, near Union Station. When he intervened, asking the man to stop and leave them alone, the man viciously attacked him with a 2 inch thick, 3 foot long, steel pole. [...]
Joey Gibson's next rally and march is planned to be held June 30 at the Salmon Street Fountains near the Blues Festival from 6-8pm. Local anti-racist organization, Rose City Antifa, has publicly called for a counter-presence from 4-8pm in the same location and a call-in campaign to speak with Joey Gibson's employer: Summa North.
This project of the "Unity Through Reparations" campaign will feature speaker Gazi Kodzo of the African People's Socialist Party! Tune in to learn why it is crucial for LGBT white people to unite in principled solidarity with Black Power and African liberation! You can watch via livestream or register @ Anymeeting: tinyurl.com/NoPrideInGenocide
link to www.uhurusolidarity.org
Portland, OR, June 28, 2017-- Portland Copwatch, a civilian group promoting police accountability, today accused the Portland Police of under-reporting information about Use of Force and stops of pedestrians.
Under the Settlement Agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Bureau puts out quarterly statistics on Use of Force. The data for October-December 2016, released back in April, should include police uses of force at the protest against the police "union" contract at City Hall on October 12 as well as multiple protests following the election in November. Specifically, the report says [...]
Show your solidarity with refugees & send Ramadan food packages to Syrian & Palestinian families. A full-course dinner will be served and ANERA's Director of Donor Development, Hani Almadhoun, will be speaking about the current refugee crisis in Lebanon and conditions in Gaza and the West Bank [...]
TICKETS & INFO http://www.anera.org/portland
Join ANERA at Taborspace in Portland, OR, for a #RamadanSolidarity Iftar!
Upstander Festival today noon to 5pm
Portland Art Museum Mark Building
1119 SW Park Ave
Art - Music - Speeches
Information video interview with organizer Teresa
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 Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Spanish National Radio.
The latest Shortwave Report (May 12) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59)
rate increases for water and sewage.
Dear Members of the City Council,
On Thursday afternoon about 1400 you will be considering rate increases and we, Individuals For Justice will oppose all three items, 519, 520, and 521.
I am enclosing a statement by a citizen in arms who sees these rate increases as the height of arrogance and we concur with her assessment. We fully expect you to pass these ill-thought out rate increases but will go on record opposing all three so you cannot claim that no one objected. We objected to your ill-thought out move to cover the reservoirs and you spent hundreds of millions of dollars and could have left our water supply alone, due to the EPA being stopped by the mad-man in the WH.
We demand an outside audit before any more of our money is spent on these projects that only help developers and construction corporations.
Here is some picture[s] and video footage from Mayday in Portland Oregon
Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9I2hbAy0elI (1 hour 19 minutes)
Pictures on Tumblr: https://portlandmayday2017.tumblr.com/
A related post & discussion on black spiders can be found here:
And few more pictures on this post:
The event began with two speeches, both at first extolling the importance of free speech and then complaining how those who oppose their ideology are interfering with theirs. There was a large of amount of that going on, as one can hear on the video.
Much emphasis was put on taking the high road and refusing to interact with counter protesters, further claiming that the other side is afraid to engage in honest debate with them.
https://youtu.be/kIrt_oPkkrc [video link]
Though at first making valid points about the importance of the First Amendment, the first speaker rapidly descended into name calling, personal attacks on opposing ideologies and self righteous Nationalistic flag waving. Communists and Antifa were singled out to the general applause of the crowd.
Some might believe that uploading the content of their speeches is providing them with a platform to spread their mistaken and delusional ideas. This is a valid point, but I believe that their platform is being shaped and polished, slowing learning how to engage the general public with ideas and images that paint them more favorably.
They are beginning to use the violence and all first amendment interference against them to their advantage. This mechanism will be difficult to counteract without people hearing and understanding the threat from what seems like common sense arguments and accusations. [...]
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
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. [...]
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