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actions & protests | police / legal 17-Nov-2020 09:16

NEWS: PPB used force at least 1582 times at protests up until June 30

http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/force_data_protestsQ2_2020.jpg From the open publishing newswire: On November 11, the Portland Police Bureau shared with its Training
Advisory Council the use of force numbers for 2nd Quarter 2020 related
to "crowd control." The data show that the PPB overall used force 2378
times at protests. While the Force Inspector claimed most of these were
"category IV" low level uses like "control against resistance" and
"resisted handcuffing," in fact 1582 uses-- or 66.5%-- were the use of
chemical agents, impact weapons or "strikes/kicks."

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actions & protests 28-Oct-2020 13:54

Capitalism is scary!

From the open publishing newswire: It is a call to action.

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RIP Joe Walsh, aka Love Vet! 28-Oct-2020 13:50

My Friend, The Lone Vet passed away 10/12/20

From the open publishing newswire: Many times it would be "just him" and his sign.... many other times there were dozens or more who stood together with Joe in solidarity for justice .

Joe worked tirelessly for the ending homelessness and helping the houseless and to Stop the Sweeps. Joe worked tirelessly to get the Police horses off the streets, which finally did happen in Joe's lifetime. For about 1 year he protested every week at Sen. Blumenhour's Portland office, to pressure for the Impeachment of Bush.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/10/439491.shtml

Joe Walsh was a warrior for Justice, Peace and Laughter.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/10/439528.shtml

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actions & protests | labor 29-Aug-2020 14:51

Save the Library Staff

From the open publishing newswire: Libraries should hire additional staff to mitigate the unemployment. Because of the coronavirus, supply chains break off and sixty-percent of businesses cannot come back. The state should represent the public interest, not special or private interests, and give substantial support to small- and medium-sized businesses. Otherwise, we face exploding inequality, economic power becoming political power, & an oligarchy. Whoever sleeps in democracy, wakes up in a dictatorship.
Save the Multnomah Library Staff

The library should be hiring additional staff to redress the unemployment and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus!
Here is a letter I sent to:  http://savelibrarystaff.org:

Related link:  https://kboo.fm/media/82696-library-workers-organize-against-lay-offs

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actions & protests | save the biscuit 29-Aug-2020 14:47

The approach is wrong

From the open publishing newswire: violence is not the answer

I'm [IM] history protest was a key factor for discussion.

Violence causing harm and damage often led to consequences that differ than desired goals.

When we founded Indymedia in 1998 and 1999. Our goal was to bring a voice to offer discussion in hope of change.. before, during and after the WTO in Seattle.

The one thing we realized from both sides was discussion was important, violence was counter productive. [...]

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government | police / legal 22-Jul-2020 10:57

Federal Agents and JBLM Military Personnel Snatching People Off The Streets of Portland

From the open publishing newswire: Federal law enforcement officers, in unmarked vehicles, have been using information provided by the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Protection Division Anti-Terrorism Office to drive around downtown Portland and snatch protesters off the streets since at least July 14. The tactic appears to be another escalation in federal force deployed on Portland city streets, as federal law enforcement and JBLM military personnel have said they plan to "quell" nightly protests outside the federal courthouse and Multnomah County Justice Center that have lasted for more than six weeks.

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actions & protests | youth 22-Jul-2020 10:54

The Youth Liberatin Front has arrived!!

From the open publishing newswire: The Youth Liberation Front has been holding it down in Portland for the last 49 days!!

Finally the Youth Liberation Front is getting their due acknowledgment! They have only been around for a couple of years but already have quite an impressive list of acomplishments. I helped cover the transit strike in Portland lasy November and they helped organize the High school lead climate strike last year.

Those were great actions but what they have been doing in Portland since the bginning of the George Floyd protests has been nothing short of amazing! They have been out there on the front lines everyday for the last 49 days and show no sighns of stopping! [...]

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community building | police / legal 12-Jun-2020 11:52

PORTLAND INFORMATION: Arbitration Bill Will Not Keep Fired Cops Fired

From the open publishing newswire: To the members of the Portland Committee for Community Engaged Policing, the media, and others in Portland:

Please visit  http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/arbitration_bill0620.html
to download this fact sheet with images and full layout. We urge PCCEP
to examine this bill at its emergency meeting tonight as momentum is
building for it to be discussed and/or passed in Salem quickly.

 http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/arbitration_facts0620.pdf

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actions & protests | police / legal 05-Jun-2020 22:50

Riot Riot Riot

From the open publishing newswire: This is what is going down on the streets of Portland get into the streets!

I have been in the streets of Portland every day since this started and I have been an activist in this city for a while and have never seen anything like this. The cops are now using LRAD sound cannons who knows what tonight's activities will bring get into the streets to find out...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FviPybYaQvE

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actions & protests | alternative media 04-Jun-2020 00:20

What Happened to Indymedia?

PIMC back on-line From the open publishing newswire: What happened to indymedia. it seems like everything radical has gone dormant.

I remember when it started twenty years ago there was a lot of energy going into it but in like a generation the whole thing has shifted. everything has shifted. it doesn't seem like there is much of anything going on anymore. there is lots happening online but it doesn't accomplish anything particularly radical. almost all of the online organizing is filtered through corporate social media sites. i'm just a ranty old bitch but i am trying to understand why the radical movements of the recent 20 years mostly just whithered up and disappeared and it seems like no one even noticed it happened.

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labor 03-Jun-2020 22:31

Anyone know what is happening in Portland for Mayday?

From the open publishing newswire: Just the question.....

I know there are efforts in Portland and the United States to have a General Strike, but usually there is a coalition that is organizing things in Portland anyone know if there is one this year and what they are doing?

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police / legal 03-Jun-2020 22:26

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.

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police / legal 03-Jun-2020 22:22

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.

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