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actions & protests | police / legal 21-Sep-2019 08:24

Portland Copwatch: FOLLOW-UP: The City/PPB still don't understand the text scandal

From the open publishing newswire: Portland Copwatch wishes to express concern with the conclusions being
drawn from the follow up on the Lt. Niiya texting scandal. The
investigation has cleared Niiya of violating Bureau policy. The Mayor
and Chief are claiming that new training for officers to act as liaisons
in crowd situations led to the "success" of the August 17 proto-fascist
/ anti-fascist demonstrations. [...]

The lesson the City and Police still have to learn is that the First
Amendment doesn't contemplate negative repercussions from the state for
those who refuse to communicate when they exercise their rights, nor
does it grant privileges to those who do talk with the authorities. [...]

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alternative media 29-Aug-2019 14:11

KBOO Members Demand Resignation of Prez, VP

From the open publishing newswire: For misappropriation of funds, intimidation of Staff, and creating an oppressive atmosphere at the Station....

Last night, the KBOO Board room was, for the fourth month running, full of concerned KBOO members seeking explanations and remedies from the Board for the crisis at the Station. The Board, however, was not present. The explanation was that it was not possible to get a legal quorum, as so many Board members were out of town. Instead, there was a general discussion touching on the current crisis, and a consensus was reached to demand that the President and Vice President step down, or failing that, follow bylaws legal requirements in the wake of the successful petition to set up a Special Membership Meeting to force their resignation.


To sign the petition (if you are a KBOO member in good standing), follow this link:
 https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/keep-kboo-true-to-its-values.html?fbclid=IwAR0BaqeGR4BcQoRHJM3KFambUDJ379n4CnzXSCMqWxmExpXC0PYEYCx6-TI

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Rally on June 21 20-Jun-2019 08:20

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.

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government | political theory 20-Jun-2019 08:17

Save the Downtown Food Carts! Letter to Mayor Wheeler and the Portland Commissioners

From the open publishing newswire: A desolate parking lot became vibrant food carts two decades ago! Building a 35-story 5-star hotel is an out-of-scale monstrosity that will disable downtown for years. Elected leaders are responsible to house and feed. Trump should resign gracefully like Nixon. City councils should resist Trump's cutting everything but the military! FDR built 170K public buildings, social security, and minimum wage? Have we fallen asleep? Are we being entertained to death?


Building a 35-story 5-star hotel is an out-of-scale monstrosity that will disable downtown for years. Similarly, building a baseball stadium on the Fremont bridge would turn driving and traffic into a nightmare. This would lead to epic traffic jams and people cursing baseball.

On the positive side, Portland could lead in resisting the Trump attacks on the poor, seniors, the disabled, children and students. The funds should be returned to HUD, Meals-on-Wheels, WIC, The Legal Corporation, Pell Grants, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and the Departments of Education and the EPA. The Great Unraveling provokes the Great Refusal. [...]

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actions & protests | human & civil rights 11-Apr-2019 15:32

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.

 http://jameslawsoninstitute.org/2019portland/

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anti-racism | political theory 21-Mar-2019 10:12

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
Cider Riot!
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).

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actions & protests | imperialism & war 08-Feb-2019 13:01

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.

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community building | homelessness 05-Jan-2019 15:51

We all get it. Houselessness is a crisis in Portland.

From the open publishing newswire: There is a better way!

A wide community coalition led by Right 2 Survive asks the CEIC to adopt an innovative Compassionate Change District model that tackles the shared root problems of all neighbors—housed and unhoused.

This New Year, Portland's Central Eastside stands at a crossroads. Much has happened, and all will be decided in THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.

Onward,
The Team from Onward Oregon
 http://onwardoregon.org/

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community building | homelessness 25-Dec-2018 13:38

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

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11/3/18 - 8PM 02-Nov-2018 07:51

Free em All: Political Prisoner & Abolition Panel 11/3/18

From the open publishing newswire: Millions of adults and youth are incarcerated and detained in by the u.s. prison industrial complex, court system, house arrest, parole and juvenile system while the ruling elite capitalist class make gross profit on the oppression of others. This also includes political repression on those who speak out and and fight back. Hear about ongoing international and national political work to free Political Prisoners and smash the prison industrial complex.

Saturday, November 3rd 2018 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. @ Social Justice Action Center: 400 SE 12th Avenue

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human & civil rights 08-Sep-2018 10:36

Fouad Kaady Remembered

Fouad Kaady From the open publishing newswire: We have not forgotten.

We remember Fouad Kaady. Thirteen years ago on september 8, Fouad was murdered by a cop from Sandy Oregon & a deputy from Clackamas County, in a disgusting display of cruelty. I remember especially Fouad's wonderful parents, sisters, & other relatives, who in their grief showed much care for us who simply vigiled with them. Peace & blessings to you, Kaady family. We'll not forget Fouad or you.

Related:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/09/393930.shtml
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/12/383155.shtml

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9.8.18 @ 7PM 24-Aug-2018 14:47

History & Strategy of German Antifascism

From the open publishing newswire: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 7-9pm
Cider Riot! 807 NE Couch St Portland, Oregon 97232

German antifascist activists, with over 10 years experience, present the major strategies, struggles, and theories of the „Antifaschistische Aktion" from 1932 to the present.
History & Strategy of German Antifascism

The latest rise of fascist movements and parties has once again made it clear: organized antifascist resistance is necessary. In order to successfully intervene and stop fascism from spreading, it is useful to take a look at the different experiences built from movements in other countries. Particularly the history of the Antifa movement in Germany has to offer a lot of different approaches and experiences.

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community building | government 10-Aug-2018 09:41

Candidates Forum: Portland’s First African-American Female City Councilmember Race Talks:

From the open publishing newswire: Featuring Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith
Forum Moderator: Tricia Tillman, former Director of Multnomah County Public Health

8.14.18 The Crystal Ballroom
6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m.

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue presents
"Candidates Forum: Portland's First African-American Female City Councilmember"


Featuring Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith
Forum Moderator: Tricia Tillman, former Director of Multnomah County Public Health

Join Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith, candidates for Position 3 on Portland's City Council, for a forum featuring direct questions from the moderator to the candidates, followed by an audience Q & A. Gain insight into Smith and Hardesty, one of whom will be the first African-American female on Portland's City Council.

 https://youtu.be/7jMd0F75buc (1 hour 40 min video)

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