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VIDEO: Homeless Camp on Greeley 9.28.15 - Interviews and tour of Hazelnut Grove
From the open publishing newswire: Hazelnut Grove Houseless Camp on Greeley Street.
On Monday morning around 8:00 AM I stopped by the camp on Greeley Bike path. I met w/ FTP Bob and we looked around the camp, we were shown around by two of the homeless activists who have been living there for the past couple months.
https://youtu.be/2hjZ2me7qIw [video 31 min]
We interviewed Vahid Brownwho went into downtown that morning, he was discussing this camp and the threats of sweeps with the mayor, he gives his report to Bob and I in the video you can hear it around 17:40.
300 BIG Douglas Fir Trees mey get clearcut in Jennings Lodge for 72 home Development!!!
From the open publishing newswire: OCT, 01 Thursday
Public Land Use Hearing.
At 9:30am at the Clackamas County Development Services Building Auditorium. located at: 150 Beavercreek Rd Oregon City 97045
This is the big one- the public hearing regarding the proposal from Lennar to change the zoning from R-10 to R-8. Lennar has stated that if they don't get the zone change, they will not purchase the property. Let's pack that place and show the county and the hearings officer that we DO NOT want this!
Lennar Corp wants to build a 72 home development on the site of an Old historic Church Campgrounds in the heart of Jennings Lodge, Oregon. This would require the cutting of at least 326 BIG Douglas fir trees [...]
(Facebook page) https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Jennings-Lodge-1555128391388446/timeline/
Video: 8 .11 .15 Race Talks - Racism and Health
From the open publishing newswire: August Race Talks program consisted of a film screening of one portion of a seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health and a presentation by guest speaker Leslie Gregory. This is a free monthly event at Kennedy School on the 2nd Tuesday evening of every month.
A screening and discussion of Unnatural Causes ... "is inequality making us sick\?"
https://youtu.be/Ga40RZdjjAs [1.hour 14.minute video]
This August Race Talks presentation was by guest speaker Leslie Gregory. Leslie is a Physician Assistant and Executive Director of Right to Health. This race talks program consisted of a film screening of one portion of a seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health.
Previous Race Talks events are recorded and archived on this youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/racetalks01
THE THEFT OF A BLACK BAPTIST CHURCH IN GENTRIFIED RIP CITY
From the open publishing newswire: A Christian denomination founded on the right to own slaves steals property from a historically African-American church in North Portland; then sells it to a predominantly Caucasian church in Gresham for a $200,000 profit. All while leaving the founding pastor's elderly wife penniless.
Why are we hearing about this almost a decade later from an outfit in New Jersey and not our local press\?
PORTLAND, OREGON — There are ways to sell a church property legally, procedures dictated by state law and church bylaws. Typically, they require a formal vote by the congregation. [...]
AN INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (PART 1 OF 5)
The Shortwave Report 9/4/15 Listen Globally!
From the open publishing newswire: A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. The latest Shortwave Report (September 4) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms.
This week's show features stories:
From JAPAN- The restarted Sendai nuclear power plant has been raised to full capacity as testing continues. In a new report he IAEA says a major factor in the Fukushima disaster was a widespread belief that nuclear power plants are safe. Japanese Self-Defense forces are engaged with US military in war games along the coast of California. China held a parade commemorating the end of WWII but the US, Canada, Britain, and Japan refused to attend.
From CHINA- Reports on the Chinese victory parade, including the reduction in Chinese military forces. 120,000 people demonstrated in Tokyo against the new Security bill which would allow Japanese military to be an offensive force. The Chinese government is calling for better treatment of vagrants and beggars.
From RUSSIA- In light of the escalating migrant crisis, UK PM Cameron has called for peace in Syria. What is the difference between a refugee and a migrant\\\?
From GERMANY- German Chancellor Merkel says the flow of migrants is testing the EU core ideals. Turkish police detained 2 British journalists and raided media houses. The 3 year jail sentences for al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt have been condemned. There were major riots in Kiev after the Ukrainian Parliament voted to give some autonomy to the pro-Russian eastern regions.
From CUBA- Argentina received a favorable ruling in the case of vulture funds in a US court. Tensions between Colombia and Venezuela continue, and former Brazilian President Lula deSilva announced he will run in the next election. Police brutally repressed anti-corruption demonstrators in Honduras, while police in Turkey beat down citizens protesting the war on the Kurdish political party. The US military has deployed more drones in eastern Europe. Saudi bombing raids continue to kill scores of Yemeni civilians.
From SPAIN- On September 27 Catalonia will have elections which may result in a move to become independent of Spain. The federal government is attempting to amend the constitution to make any such move a punishable crime
(A-Radio) Audio documentation: CrimethInc presentation in Prague 2015 - To Change Everythi
From the open publishing newswire: As Anarchist Radio Berlin we documented a CrimethInc presentation on "To Change Everything", recorded at the anarchist bookfair in Prague, Czech Republic.
Length: 57:39 min
You can find other English and Spanish language audios here.
You can contact us at aradio-berlin/at/riseup(dot)net!
The Shortwave Report 8/14/15 Listen Globally!
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 World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.
The latest Shortwave Report (August 14) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml
(A-Radio) Interview: Week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners August 2015
From the open publishing newswire: In the following interview we talk about the "Week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners", who is promoting it and what it is about. For security reasons, this interview has been re-recorded using our own voices.
You'll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here:
link to aradio.blogsport.de
Length: 4:47 min
You can find other English and Spanish language audios here: http://aradio.blogsport.de/englishcastellano/
Trans and/or Women's Action Camp Blocks Seattle Street to Call for Justice for Immigrants
From the open publishing newswire: Today the Trans and/or Women's Action Camp (TWAC) blocked a road in downtown Seattle in solidarity with the Northwest Detention Center Resistance and Not1More movement! The action was in opposition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the GEO group corporation that operates private prisons and detention centers for profit.
Seattle, WA- "Trans and/or Women's Action Camp (TWAC)" in solidarity with NWDC Resistance and the Not1More movement to end detentions and deportations, today did a civil disobedience action to bring attention to the ICE presence in downtown Seattle. TWAC called attention to ICE, located on 1000 Second Ave where they have a large presence and headquarters, and their local quota that guarantees a minimum of 800 beds to be filled at the immigration jail in Tacoma (aka Northwest Detention Center) operated by Geo group corporation. [...]
TWAC brought attention to the inhumane treatment of transgender detainees at all detention facilities, including the one located in Tacoma as well as the inhumane treatment of all other detainees.
A Day of Tears: Report from the "sHell No!" Action in Portland
From the open publishing newswire: A report from Thursday's "sHell No!" actions at Cathedral Park, with analysis.
As has been well-documented, Royal Dutch Shell has plans to drill for oil in the Arctic, despite their knowledge that such extraction will exacerbate Climate Change [...] President Obama has given these plans his blessing, as could be expected of a politician beholden to the extraction industries. In order to commit such an ecocidal act, Shell has to transport many different resources to the area by ship, and activists have attempted to slow the process by blocking, if only temporarily, a couple of these key transports. In Seattle, kayakers delayed the departure of a Shell oil rig in June.
In Portland, the Fennica, a Shell ship carrying a key piece that is required on site beforeÂ drilling can legally begin, docked for repairs about ten days ago, giving local activists some time to put together a response. Another kayak blockade was quickly planned, and to the surprise of most locals, Greenpeace pulled a surprise action a little after 3:00 a.m., early on the morning of July 29th. Thirteen people with climbing equipment lowered themselves off the St. John's Bridge, downriver from the Fennica, and positioned themselves in harnesses about a third of the way down, with ropes strung between themselves. This simple, even elegant, set-up made passage of the Fennica impossible without injuring the climbers. They were provisioned with enough food and water to stay there for days.
This bold action quickly caught the attention of the media, as Greenpeace actions are designed to do [...]
The Shortwave Report 7/31/15 Listen Globally!
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, NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
The latest Shortwave Report (July 31) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]
NEW ARTICLE about the Shortwave Report in the Boulder Weekly by Gavin Dahl-
Activists Hang from Bridge in Portland to Block Shell’s Arctic vessel
From the open publishing newswire: A group of environmental activists have rappelled off a bridge in Portland, Oregon, in a bid to block a key vessel in Shell's Arctic drilling fleet leaving the city's port.
"Our goal is to basically demonstrate as much community resistance to Shell's plans to drill for oil and secure new oil reserves in the Arctic," Meredith Cocks, of local green group Portland Rising Tide, told Reuters.
link to earthfirstjournal.org
Semi-annual PDX Police Review Board report shows amazing misconduct
From the open publishing newswire: ANALYSIS: Semi-annual Police Review Board report shows amazing misconduct, mixed discipline, little about shootings (July 2015)
After reading the January 2015 Police Review Board (PRB) report posted sometime about July 16, Portland Copwatch finds that the range of misconduct identified is astounding. We also are left with the impression that while some of the application of discipline was appropriate, others seemed to minimize very serious matters.
This article is posted at http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PRBanalysis0715.html
January 27, 2015
Mr. Paille and Chief O'Dea:
After reading the January 2015 Police Review Board (PRB) report (posted sometime about July 16 at ), we find that the range of misconduct identified is astounding. We also are left with the impression that while some of the application of discipline was appropriate, others seemed to minimize very serious matters [...]