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actions & protests | prisons & prisoners 22-Sep-2016 08:28

VIDEO: No Prisons Protest 9 9 16 Portland Oregon

From the open publishing newswire: On Friday, September 9th, people in Portland and Northwest converged in Downtown Portland in solidarity with the US wide prison work strike against prison slavery and white supremacy. The goal was a mass showing of support with the growing prison rebellion in the US and to also march on the corporations in the Downtown area that make massive profits off of prisoner enslavement.

Video of the Protest in Portland on 9/9/16 - Prison Strike Solidarity

 https://youtu.be/8pnnc9w_NrM [2 hour 30 minutes video]

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actions & protests | prisons & prisoners 08-Sep-2016 07:51

PDX March to End Prison Slavery & White Supremacy: Sept. 9

Its Going Down (dot) org From the open publishing newswire: 2PM: Teach-in at Chapman Square
3PM: March to Prison Profiteers
6PM: Reconvene at Chapman for a Noise Demo @ the Justice Center (across the street from Chapman Square)

The strike, which starts officially on September 9th, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, is historic. The strike is being led by groups such as the Free Alabama Movement, Free Texas Movement, Free Ohio Movement, Free Virginia Movement, Free Mississippi Movement, and many more. Prisoners have asked that supporters hold noise demonstrations outside jails and prisons, protest, disrupt, and demonstrate outside of corporations that profit from prison labor, and also support the strike that is happening across the US.

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anti-racism | neighborhood news 08-Sep-2016 07:45

Hate Crime In Gresham,OR

From the open publishing newswire: Many people have been gleefully egging on a race war this year, especially in wake of recent events. Clearly, some of these so-called "race warriors" can't wait, though.

Larnell Malik Bruce had recently moved in with family in Gresham,OR. Bruce was at a 7-Eleven store on 188th and E. Burnside close to midnight on Wednesday August 10th 2016. He was reportedly charging his phone and talking with a friend. It was at this moment that Bruce was attacked by two white supremacist thugs without provocation. The two pieces of white trash were later identified as 38 year old Russell Courtier and his girlfriend/whore 35 year old Colleen Hunt. Bruce was standing outside the convenience store when the two white thugs drove up in a 1991 Jeep Wrangler. According to witnesses, within seconds a fist fight had broken out between the two men, with Hunt egging her boyfriend on. At one point, [...]

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police / legal 24-Aug-2016 16:57

BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse – a celebration of & conversation September 17

From the open publishing newswire: On Saturday, September 17th, Cerimon House joins the Mental Health Association of Portland and members of the community to offer a memorial, a documentary screening, and a community conversation marking the occasion of the passing of Chasse, who died in police custody ten years ago.

WHAT: BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse - a celebration of & conversation about the life of James Chasse Jr. on the 10th anniversary of his death

WHERE: CERIMON HOUSE - 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland

WHEN: Saturday, 9/17/16 - Film screening @ 5:00 PM, Community Conversation @ 7:00 PM

HOW: Reservations: bearingwitness.brownpapertickets.com [FREE]

BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse begins with a 5:00 PM screening of Brian Lindstrom's powerful documentary Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse. [ http://www.alienboy.org/]

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anti-racism | prisons & prisoners 10-Aug-2016 00:14

Clandestine Occupations Book Event Announcement

From the open publishing newswire: Book reading on August 25, 2016 7 pm at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway Portland

Diana Block will read and discuss her new radical feminist novel, Clandestine Occupations. Based on lived experience, this suspenseful novel spans two generations of activist women moving from the passions of seventies to the awakenings of the Occupy movement and even beyond - to a boldly imagined insurgency of the future.

Diana is an active member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman's Journey Underground and Back.

See  http://www.broadwaybooks.net/event/diana-block-clandestine-occupations

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actions & protests | human & civil rights 13-Jul-2016 23:55

#DontshootPDX organizers children's march, briefly blocks intersections

From the open publishing newswire: Around 200 people marched in the streets of North/Northeast Portland to demand police accountability

Around 200 people met at North Portland's Dawson Park to take part in a march organized by Don't Shoot Portland. The march briefly, blocking intersections along the way, traveled east to NE MLK Jr. Blvd and then back to Dawson Park via N. Vancouver Ave. Don't Shoot Portland organizer Teressa Raiford said before the march that police in riot gear were spotted nearby, though they did not appear during the march.

Some tweets of the event.
 https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/753380052553740288
 https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/753375700648812544

 http://Twitter.com/itsmikebivins

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human & civil rights 13-Jul-2016 10:30

Video: Race Talks - PDX Makes Me Wanna Holla 6.14.16

From the open publishing newswire: "PDX MAKES ME WANNA 'Holla':

Challenging the Narrative for Kids of Color in America's Whitest City". A film and discussion with Eric Knox, Featured Star of the Film and Sebastian Rogers, Director.

Filmed on June 14 2016 at Kennedy School
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNbgROqSsmU [video 47 minutes]

Following the film, (which is not shown in this video) there is a Question & Answer session with the Producer, attorney Barbara Diamond and small group discussions facilitated by trained volunteers from Resolutions Northwest [...]

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actions & protests 05-Jul-2016 16:50

U.S. flags burned in downtown Portland during Fourth of July firework display

From the open publishing newswire: Here are a few pics of last night's Waterfront fight for the flag. Several flags were captured before a flag was eventually burned. One of the people trying to stop the flag burning apparently got clubbed with a flashlight, resulting in a bloody mess on his face. Multiple people were pepper-sprayed by the flag burners. I was hit by the pepper-spray but not directly (thank goodness! Although my eyes were burning bad for awhile).

Twitter and YouTube links:
 https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/750185710536175616  https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/750193384669605890
 https://youtu.be/B0fP-ds0zCI

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actions & protests | labor 27-Jun-2016 12:12

Video: Janitors Rally in Portland for Good Pay, Health Care and Good Jobs 6 15 16

From the open publishing newswire: Janitors Rally in Portland at Terry Shrunk park for 15$ Now...Health Care and Good Jobs... then they march through downtown with their message. SEIU Local 49 drove 2 school buses full of workers to the rally. #Raise America. Portland Mayor and a a member of city council was at the rally as well as a few Oregon Congress members.

200 or more Janitors and supporters held a rally for good jobs and health care for portland Janitors

 https://youtu.be/X6BbN95YjtM (video 50 minutes)

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police / legal 09-Jun-2016 02:48

COAB/CLCO And Your Money

From the open publishing newswire: The Community Oversight Advisory Board, known as COAB is back in business apparently without Kathleen Saadat or Dr. Capula; they have resigned. The committee is scheduled to meet on 9 June 2016 at the Portland Building at about 5:30 PM. There will be a delegation from the city of Portland to greet the new committee. A representative group will not leave until the listed demands are dealt with and Bud Fueless is told to leave the COAB meeting.

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community building | sustainability 20-May-2016 15:52

Summer Volunteer Opportunities with Portland Fruit Tree Project

From the open publishing newswire: An opportunity to get involved with the Portland Fruit Tree Project

East Portland Tree Scouting Days!


Join Portland Fruit Tree Project for our 5th annual East Portland Tree Scouting Days! We will be holding events on Saturday, July 16th and Saturday, July 30th. Volunteers will be scouting fruit trees in East Portland neighborhoods in hopes of registering lots of new trees in East Portland, to be harvested in 2016 and beyond.

Check out the link to our website for more information

Please RSVP by Thursday July 14th
homepage:  http://portlandfruit.org/events/

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homelessness 12-May-2016 19:16

Outside the Frame presents The Lost Boys of Portlandia

From the open publishing newswire: Outside the Frame presents The Lost Boys of Portlandia, a new documentary by and about the real lost children of Portland. A riff on Peter Pan, homeless youth debate if and how to return to mainstream society. Empowered to tell their own stories through film, they move from outside to inside the frame of their own lives - and ours.

Our Film Premiere Gala will feature the short documentary The Lost Boys of Portlandia. We will also screen original film shorts by homeless youth about issues such as drug abuse, gender identity, and the health care system. A Q&A with young filmmakers will follow. Watch the trailer for The Lost Boys of Portlandia:  https://vimeo.com/otfpdx/teaser. Tickets are FREE; donations are welcomed. All ages show. Tickets at  http://otfpdx.bpt.me/

Info:  http://otfpdx.org/

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actions & protests | animal rights 07-May-2016 09:12

Rally to protest the slaughter of cormorants!

From the open publishing newswire: This week, Federal Courts confirmed that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers have failed once again to address the primary cause of salmon decline on the Columbia and Snake River system, which is the operation of the hydroelectric dam system.

Join us to rally and demand that the Corp, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S.D.A.'s Wildlife Services stop scapegoating cormorants to address salmon decline.
Already this year 1,494 cormorants have been killed, adding to the 2,346 adult cormorants and over 5,000 nests that were slaughtered last year. Help us stop the unnecessary slaughter now!

Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland

Tuesday, May 17th, 12:00pm
Where: TBA
Info:  http://audubonportland.org

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