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To be aware of all the problems facing the world can be empowering and liberating. Yet at times, this awareness seems a burden because with so many issues it can be difficult to know where to put one's energy. This page is meant to be a resource for all of us who want to know "what we can do", or "where can we help", or "how can I become more involved". Whether you want to attend a benefit or other event to become more educated or entertained, learn more about upcoming marches, demonstrations, or other actions, find reasons and ways to contact a government or corporate representative, join a collective which shares your interests, go to a local meeting for an organization, help out other members of the community, or to simply look for inspiration for your own ideas we hope that we will all be able to find that information here.
Portland Copwatch has an incident report line
From the open publishing newswire: We want to invite people who witness or experience first hand any enforcement of the Governor's stay-at-home order, whether it's a warning or a citation, to let us know about it. Ideally you should have evidence of the encounter. The number for the incident report line is 503-321-5120.
Copwatch: COMMENTS ON VEHICLE TOW, ALCOHOL USE AND OTHER DIRECTIVES FEBRUARY 2020
From the open publishing newswire: Below are our comments on the six Directives posted for February 2020
In relaying the first four items to our constituents, we noted that they
all seem to relate to questionable behavior which put officers in front
of the Police Review Board or in the media in the last 10 months.
Sandy Peace Vigil on March 6th - 13 years
From the open publishing newswire: The schedule for the Peace Vigil is from 4 to 5 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Snow, Rain or shine, cold or hot, we've been coming out since February 2nd of 2007.
Power to the Peaceful!
Portland Copwatch Announces Text-to-Incident-Report Line
From the open publishing newswire: The Incident Report Line--> 503-321-5120 now will take text messages.
Portland Copwatch uses the Incident Report Line to further one of its organizational priorities, to empower survivors of police misconduct to pursue their grievances, with the goal of resolving individual cases and preventing future occurrences.
Americans for Safe Access Portland Chapter Planning Meeting
From the open publishing newswire: The Portland chapter-in-development of Americans for Safe Access will be holding a planning meeting on November 18 from 6-7:45 PM at NW Library (2300 NW Thurman St., PDX). Join us to learn more about advocating for the medical cannabis community on a local and national level.
[...] The meeting will include a brief presentation about Americans for Safe Access, a review of the chapter paperwork that must be submitted for approval, and a discussion of how our chapter can participate in regional and national campaigns. The meeting will be held at the NW Library (2300 NW Thurman St., PDX) and is open to all ages.
"PRICED OUT" Screening with Panel Discussion -- Sunday, November 10, at Midland Library
From the open publishing newswire: Sunday, November 10
Tabling, Film Screening; Panel with question and answer period
2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Free! Light refreshments will be served.
Co-presented by Multnomah County Library and Lents Strong! Housing Team
Join us for a film screening of "Priced Out," followed by a panel discussion with local housing justice advocacy community groups Lents Strong! Housing Team; Portland Tenants United; Right2Survive and Symbiosis PDX, who are organizing to prevent the displacement that often accompanies gentrification.
Vancouver (WA) Peace & Justice Fair Sept 14
From the open publishing newswire: Peace & Justice Fair
16th Annual, Esther Short Park, Downtown Vancouver WA, Free, 9am-4pm
Extinction Rebellion & Sunrise holding demonstrations Friday
From the open publishing newswire: Friday is the Solstice and the Portland branch of the international group Extinction Rebellion, in coalition with the youth-led Sunrise Movement, will rally downtown to call for dramatic action in defense against climate change.
The organization that blocked the Zenith Energy's North Portland terminal in April by planting a garden on the tracks leading to the company's export facility, today called for "rebellion" against a city government "that no longer has a meaningful claim to power." In a letter to Portland area residents, released today,, Extinction Rebellion PDX announced it will hold a rally at 12:00 noon, this coming Friday, June 21, 2019, at Terry Schrunk Plaza, in Portland, to declare a "climate emergency" and call for mass disruption of business-as-usual, as a last ditch effort to force action on the climate change crisis.
March to Salem for houseless people's rights 5/23
From the open publishing newswire: The kick-off rally for the march to Salem for
houseless people's rights is on Thursday, May 23 5-9 PM
at Glenwood Park, SE 87th and Calybourne.
"Walk is 5 days, arriving (Tues) May 28th with lobby/rally day in Salem
on (Wed) the 29th."
Legendary Civil Rights Leader James Lawson Assembles Institute on Nonviolent Civil Resist
From the open publishing newswire: "Building an Escalating Intergenerational U.S. Nonviolent Movement"
Portland, Ore., will be the site of a sixth assembly of a uniquely acclaimed program that prepares social justice advocates for effective civil resistance campaigns on a host of socio-political crises and predicaments across the nation. The Institute meets for portions of five days, starting Wednesday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. with a public talk by, Legendary Civil Rights Leader Dr. Lawson, Native American Center, Portland State University, to which the public is invited.
Challenging the Both Sides Narrative
From the open publishing newswire: Challenging the Both Sides Narrative: Difference Between Fascist & Antifa Movements in the Trump Era with Dr. Stanislav Vysotsky
Apr 4th 7pm
807 NE Couch
His research on the militant antifascist movement and the relationship between threat, space, subculture, and social movement activism has been published in journals such as Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements, Critical Criminology, and the book Inside Antifa: The Tactics, Culture, and Practice of Militant Antifascism (forthcoming, Routledge).
HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! ** Portland Rally Friday 2/8/19 Terry Shrunk Plaza 5PM
From the open publishing newswire: Join your community members at Terry Schrunk Plaza Portland this Friday at 5:00 pm to tell the US government HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!
No more military intervention in Latin America!
We cannot be silent in the face of the latest U.S. aggression against the Venezuelan people.
Nicolás Maduro is the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, chosen twice by the people as part of an internationally observed electoral process. Since the 1998 election of Hugo Chávez, the United States has been relentless in its pursuit of regime change in Venezuela. With Donald Trump in the White House, these efforts have escalated to threats of all-out military violence, the plundering of billions of dollars in wealth from the Venezuelan people and pushing a multitude of outrageous lies in the global media.
Christmas Dinner 12 noon to 3 pm
From the open publishing newswire: Free Christmas dinner noon to 3pm
Hosted by Potluck in the Park
Location: 1119 SW Park Ave Portland
At the Portland Art Museum