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actions & protests | labor 29-Jun-2018 09:24

Video: The State of Oregon's unions: Strong, United, Galvanized - Portland 6.27.18

From the open publishing newswire: A rally on the steps of City Hall Rally in Portland on 6.27.18 for Union Solidarity after the announcement of the Supreme Courts decision in Janus vs AFSCME

The State of Oregon's unions: Strong, United, Galvanized

 https://youtu.be/iwM6zGc54xs (video 31 minutes)

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alternative media | imperialism & war 23-Jun-2018 10:01

The Shortwave Report 06/22/18 Listen Globally!

shortwaveradioreportpic From the open publishing newswire: 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 (June 22) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml

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29-May-2018 12:47

Bring Tokitae Home

From the open publishing newswire: 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]

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human & civil rights | police / legal 26-May-2018 10:06

Portland Police Directives: DIRECTIVE 650.00 SEARCH, SEIZURES AND INVENTORIES

From the open publishing newswire: 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.

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09-May-2018 10:13

Video: May Day 2018 Portland Solidarity

From the open publishing newswire: 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

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police / legal 29-Apr-2018 23:33

Video: Cop Watching on 10th street 3.29.18 in Portland

videostillcopwatching From the open publishing newswire: 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.

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environment | technology 01-Apr-2018 13:55

VIDEO: State and Corporate Surveillance Capabilities 3.3.18 - PIELC conf.

From the open publishing newswire: 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]

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imperialism & war | media criticism 15-Jan-2018 10:22

The Shortwave Report 01/12/18 Listen Globally!

shortwave report From the open publishing newswire: 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)

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January 23rd 15-Jan-2018 10:19

Portland, Oregon: Winter Autonomous Convergence on January 23

From the open publishing newswire: 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."

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anti-racism | community building 15-Jan-2018 10:13

VIDEO: RACE TALKS 11.14.17 - "DON'T SHOOT PDX"

From the open publishing newswire: RACE TALKS presents: "DON'T SHOOT PDX"
Video link:  https://youtu.be/2CA_o12ecNE
11-14-17 @ McMenamins

GUEST SPEAKERS:
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

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actions & protests | human & civil rights 10-Oct-2017 11:39

Modern Day Slavery

From the open publishing newswire: 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?

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actions & protests | anti-racism 10-Sep-2017 10:58

PRESS RELEASE: half dozen anti-fascist banners hung in rush-hour Portland traffic, Fri 9/8

"FASCISM IS NOT FREE SPEECH" hung from the Milwaukee 99W overpass From the open publishing newswire: 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. [...]

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updated 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 02-Sep-2017 19:53

The Shortwave Report 09/01/17 Listen Globally!

shortwave report From the open publishing newswire: 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 [...]

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