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A new advocate for the homeless has emerged from the shadows.
Homeless selling T-shirts may help them get off the street.
The public meeting is Monday 9.12.11 in the Portland Building on floor 2
This is a proposal for a International day of action at the end of the year against capitalist urban development and gentrification. We are different activists around the squatted Rote Flora and the Right to the City Network in Hamburg, organized in the campaign "Flora remains disagreeable", to defend this project against a potential eviction. As regards content, we don't want to focus Rote Flora itself, but on political issues being symbolised by it and on issues connecting it with your local struggles. It would be great, if you distribute this call and give us feedback up to August 22 if you would like to take an active part or contribute criticism or suggestions.
I've tried for years to understand it.
twitter feed from necrotelicom
this shows that she is concerned to nark off some homeless to the mayor
search twitter using this name (necrotelicom)
For protesting on the county steps against Santa Cruz laws that make it illegal for the homeless to sleep at night, homeless activists Gary Johnson (no relation to Becky Johnson) and Attorney Ed Frey were sentenced to 6 months in jail on June 10th. Bail was set for Ed Frey, pending appeal, at $50,000. Their only act of civil disobedience was sleeping. This occurred at their three month protest called "Peace Camp 2010". Revealing the political nature of the draconian sentences, Judge Gallagher told homeless activist Gary Johnson that he "could get some sleep in jail" before they were dragged away in chains for their 6 month sentences. The law they were protesting makes it illegal for the homeless to sleep at night, outside or in a vehicle.
This is a 83 min video of the Portland monthly public meeting, regarding the use and sharing of the public sidewalks. This meeting had speakers from "Clean and Safe" and discussion on the "new signs" regarding the sit-lie laws, that are going up in the near future.
Members of Food not Bombs were arrested on June 1st in Florida for feeding the homeless.
A documentary about people with developmental disabilities, how things began for them in institutions and how things have changed for the better. Sun, May 29, 5:59pm - 6:56pm. Where: The Variant, 4810 Northeast Garfield Avenue, Portland, OR 97211. Free Admission. Free snacks. Join us! Entire Film Festival schedule: http://www.LoveAndDiversity.org
This is the Portland Oregon, May 2 meeting of the "Sharing Public Sidewalks Advisory Committee"
in "bid" to assist fundraising efforts, "The Messy Art Show" visits kboo parking lot and surprises a possible "critical mass" of the kboo community! "Imagine a future where a show spontaneously decides to have a part of their show be OUTSIDE! And including folks who stop by!" What would that BE LIKE??!?
Eugene food not bombs will be serving food at Kesey square (intersection of Broadway and Willamette st) at 2:00 p.m on Friday, May 6th. We plan to do this weekly. We could really use some help getting donations/dumpstering, etc. Our first event may be small, but we are committed to getting the ball rolling and having this on a consistent basis.
Contact us for organizing information or general questions. See you out there!
Squatter's group Homes Not Jails took over a large long vacant apartment building at the corner of Divisadero and O'Farrell, off Geary, in San Francisco on April 11th. The building is owned by Kaiser Permanente, the HMO empire whose hospitals dominate the medical landscape across California.
Wheaton Congressman Peter Roskam votes for draconian budget cuts hurting veterans and the poor, as extremist Republicans and right-wing Tea Party members attack the poor, and President Obama with hate speech!
I am crying, because of the future that waits to my people, I am crying for the hundreds of children who roam the city streets aimlessly with the faces of hunger, with empty stomachs, staring the showcases full of shiny malls.
On February 24th, Berkeley, California resident Tanya Dennis broke back into her home, seized by Wells Fargo, and remained in possession. Dennis says that she has a forensic loan audit establishing that Wells Fargo is not the holder of her note, and that she lost an unlawful detainer action on process rather than pleading. She also said that Wells Fargo was able to win an unlawful detainer action against her because she is a Pro se litigant, i.e., she is acting as her own lawyer, and Wells Fargo has better attorneys,
A SHOUT-OUT goez to organic humanity via a crucial honoring to the Onkwehonwe people's traditionaL great spirit, via two cruciaL aRtz "depth charges".
A drove by a food / community lunch on Saturday, in Portland, so I stop to see whats going on.
The monthly Sharing Public Sidewalks Advisory Committee Meeting met at the Portland building on the 2nd floor. This is open to the public. The discussion is regarding the sidewalks and the enforcement of the new rules regarding where you can "sit" or not.
This is just too disgusting... I don't even know what to say.
A short film of a man who appears to be homeless, who was soon surrounded by police, fire and Chiers detox workers. I video taped the interaction.
I seen 2 Bike police cops
Heading toward 2 people hanging out on a corner
I knew they would stop n talk - - and I was right
As I got closer it wasn't what I thought...
According to an anonymous source a Human Trafficker/ Pimp has been identified. Two women are known to have suffered at the hands of this man. The first, raped. The second, rescued.
Help out a Portlander in need this holiday season!!
hmmm free land in some states in boondocks
want residents who can pay taxes and keep mayor's job safe
worth looking into!
The monthly sidewalk discussion committee met on November 1 2010
This is the video from their open to the public meeting on sharing the sidewalks
Laughing Horse Books, Red & Black Cafe, and Microcosm Publishing are hosting a sleeping bag drive to assist those who are homeless through the winter. Please donate today!!
SEattle TImes article about squatting and foreclosures
The recent Sidewalk Sharing meeting (video)
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Sharing the public sidewalk discussions on a variety of sidewalk issues
This meeting is open to the public on the first Monday of the month
Meeting is in room C which is located inside "The Portland Building" on 2nd floor
Homeless protest, then occupy empty Lesile Residential Hotel in San Francisco Tenderloin. The police say this is nothing more than a routine event that "happens all the time", but if that's true then why does it never make the local papers?
Real estate giant and non profit collaborators invade Downtown Eastside with "inclusive" condos.
A short video clip of the bike security patrol hassling a guy who was organizing the stuff in his truck ...he had a few items on the curb, all with in the law.
we atrack and created all that happend in our reality by our vibrational state intend emotion and belief.we need a source of thrust in your own self to overcome the the cultural programming that society impose on us
This video is of the monthly (open to the public) meeting that discusses the sidewalk management plan. Usually held on the first Monday of the month, and usually held at the Portland Building.
The city wants to shut us down. Depending on what happens after today, Phoenix Rising could be no more if the police have their way. Please come out to the site around 10 am to get more info about strategy and hear the full story about what we're up against. We need your help more now than ever!
We're planning a protest tomorrow at the site when the cops show up (which they said they would). The camp has reached a pivotal moment in its young history. Read our post on our blog and spread the word!
A short video about taking a nap in the afternoon.
assist a land reclamation taking place right now in portland on N Wheeler just north of Broadway Blvd.
This is a project to reclaim abused land and heal wounded spirits. This campsite is free and open to all.
New documents released in the James Chasse death tell the same old story of Portland police corruption
Food Not Bombs is dead right now.
The monthly sidewalk sharing advisory committee meeting is open to the public every 1st Monday
This meeting was filmed on July 12 2010 in The Portland Building, (2nd Monday due to Holiday)
It is an open public meeting hosted by Commissioner Fritz office
The topics were the camping laws, arrests and citation regarding the sidewalk sharing laws, and private security, their training and their policies being used in Portland
Right to Survive, PCASC, Hands Off Latin America, and various activists and solidarity groups all were on hand to welcome the Cuban Caravan bus and listen to information about Human Rights and grass roots community organizing
Portland Business Alliance office smashed during police abolition demo
This was an open to the public meeting held monthly in Portland Oregon on 6.7.10
The meeting is organized through Amanda Fritz, City Commissioner office.
This meeting was in regards to gathering public opinions and discussions on the recent city ruling that will designate certain sections of the sidewalk for pedestrian moving traffic.
There is a Sit-Out planned against the new Sit-Lie Ordinances that further criminalize Portland's homeless population. The sit-out will take place at 7AM-9AM at the Portland Business Alliance located on SW 2nd and Market. We are targeting the Portland Business Alliance because they are the biggest proponent of the ordinance, claiming sitting or lying homeless people interfere with business and prevent potential customers from entering their businesses. We are starting EARLY at 7 AM!!
Picture a hungry mob of poor people. Then picture someone in the middle of that mob with a huge platter of food for just them. That is the beginning scenario that mocks current U.S. society. I understand the middle class are playing victim routinely nowadays, whining about things like foreclosures on their homes, but in all honesty, the poor don't even have houses to foreclose on (no, we pay endless exorbitant rent in excess of mortgages, so middle class people inherit)...
Jack Collins was shot and killed by the PPD.
A memorial will be held Monday May 17th 4pm at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1131 SE Oak, Portland.
A busy week and the Council