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6/8 24hr 06-Jun-2018 18:36

Pitch a Tent on June 8th in Portland Oregon @ Grand Floral Parade

From the open publishing newswire: Friday, June 8th at 10:30 am, nonprofit Right 2 Survive kicks off the eighth annual Pitch a Tent, a 24-hour direct action event designed to elevate the conversation around survival camping in our community. Pitch a Tent highlights the diverse lived experience of unhoused and formerly unhoused people through music, testimony, interactive art and education.

Pitch a Tent highlights the diverse lived experience of unhoused and formerly unhoused people through music, testimony, interactive art and education. It calls attention to the cognitive dissonance present in city decisions that once a year allow for recreational camping along the 4.2 mile Grand Floral Parade route, while criminalizing the everyday efforts to survive of those who have no other choice but to live outside.

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6/9 @1:30 06-Jun-2018 18:34

Protest militarism at the Rose Festival--Navy & Coast Guard 6.9.18

From the open publishing newswire: JOIN US to protest militarism at the Rose Festival--Navy & Coast Guard warships at the downtown seawall and military recruiting booths at CityFair.

Sat. June 9th - 1:30 to 3:30 pm. We will meet by NW Naito Parkway, a
couple of blocks north of the Burnside Bridge.

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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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community building | gender & sexuality | social services 29-Apr-2018 23:36

Restaurants for Raphael House - May 16th

From the open publishing newswire: 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.

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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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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 | imperialism & war 09-Nov-2017 19:56

Reclaim and Celebrate Armistice Day - NOVEMBER 11th 2017 in Portland

From the open publishing newswire: 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.

 https://www.veteransforpeace.org/

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community building | human & civil rights 09-Nov-2017 08:07

SUN's First Annual Nonviolence Conference at PSU

From the open publishing newswire: Sunday, November 12th, 2017
10AM - 6PM
PSU SMITH 338/55

FEATURING:
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

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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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police / legal 13-Aug-2017 14:09

INTERNAL AFFAIRS RELATED AND "LAWS, RULES" DIRECTIVES, JULY 2017

From the open publishing newswire: Below are our comments on four Directives posted for review in late June
<  http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757>.

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.

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