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

Candidates Forum: Portlandís 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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actions & protests | anti-racism 01-Aug-2018 10:38

Portland Aug 4 Help Antifa Push Back Nazis

From the open publishing newswire: Resist Patriot Prayer: Violent Alt-Right Bigots Off Our Streets

Saturday August 4 at 11:30 AM
Tom McCall Waterfront Park Portland OR 97124

Patriot Prayer is bringing White Nationalists to Portland again. At their last event on June 30th they brought in out of state Alt Right celebrities and brawlers to create what was the most violent confrontation to date in Portland. It was a thinly veiled excuse to attack vulnerable communities and leftists. They want to send a send a message of intimidation to any and all people that oppose the fascist, totalitarian direction the US is currently headed in and swarming on progressive cities is part of that program. Patriot Prayer is bringing national Alt Right figures like Gavin McInnes and Alex Jones to our city. Our community must stand up and defend itself from Joey and his Alt Right goons.

History has shown that militant resistance is a necessary and important tool in the fight against fascism. We make no apologies for the use of force in keeping our communities safe from the scourge of right-wing violence. Make no mistake, these people are coming here with the intent to harm and threaten people. If you look at any of their forums they are filled with disturbing, Turner Diaries type fantasies of purges and cleansing the streets of those they seem undesirable. If you look at their year-long pattern of behavior there can be no confusion about their objectives. The genocidal ideas they espouse and their belligerent tactics should not be dignified with a debate. They need to be routed.

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actions & protests | labor 29-Jun-2018 09:24

Video: The State of Oregon's unions: Strong, United, Galvanized - Portland 6.27.18

From the open publishing newswire: A rally on the steps of City Hall Rally in Portland on 6.27.18 for Union Solidarity after the announcement of the Supreme Courts decision in Janus vs AFSCME

The State of Oregon's unions: Strong, United, Galvanized

 https://youtu.be/iwM6zGc54xs (video 31 minutes)

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actions & protests | anti-racism 27-Jun-2018 08:07

THIS SAT. J30 PROTEST VIOLENT PATRIOT PRAYER

From the open publishing newswire: Saturday J30 at 4 PM - 7 PM
4 days from now ∑ 55-75į Scattered Clouds

Terry D. Schrunk Plaza
364 SW Madison St., Portland, Oregon 97204

Joey Gibson and his crew of violent bigots unfortunately are once again calling for a rally in Portland which is without fail a pretext for assorted Alt Right bullies, Nazis, homophobes, and unsavory characters to gather in hopes of brutalizing the most vulnerable people they can find.

It is very important that antifascists keep up the pressure so that we can stop them once and for all.

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community building 19-Jun-2018 18:28

Fighting Talk: Lessons from UK Antifascists June 19 Portland

From the open publishing newswire: Three anti-fascists with decades of experiences between them will be sharing their insights into anti-fascist activism in the UK. From street brawls with the National Front in the 80s through to smashing the neo-Nazi terror outfit National Action in the 2010s, this talk will cover what was done, why it was done and what can be learned from the successes and mistakes.

June 19 7 PM - 9 PM
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

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actions & protests | homelessness 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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actions & protests | imperialism & war 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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