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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
another look at the right 2 survive mayday action-- good tunes, great people and dare 'we' hazard, only part one.
Operation Welcome Home Celebrates Moving Family into Vacant Foreclosed Home
Madison action is part of national Take Back the Land effort to elevate housing to the level of a human right
link to video of May Day's Right to Survive action
The law was (sic) passed today with 4 votes for it (1 person absent)
Last week they postponed it by a week. Could do the same thing today. Or we could make them throw it out!
I wrote this Sunday morning and accidentally posted it with the title and handle transposed. I really do think this is valuable information I'm sharing and I don't want it missed by people thinking its silly internet gossip about a handle they aren't familiar with so I'm reposting and including the comments others left on the original article on the bottom. I'm leaving mine out, I need to go and its not showing up on the post yet.
Anyway please note any questions and I will answer to my ability but I would like to re-iterate that I am not offering legal advice, I'm not a lawyer and I don't even play one on TV. I actually just barely have both my GED and Diploma (long story.) My advice is from years of study and interest in this subject but does come with a double your money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied. My level of interest in this subject can only be explained by my handle. I'll only be checking the email below for the next week or so.
I just wrote this article in the last few hours of brain overload insomnia today, May 2nd finishing at 5:17am. I wish I could be down there with Right2Survive but I can't tonight.. I need more notice!! Anyway please note any questions and I will answer to my ability but I would like to re-iterate that I am not offering legal advice, I'm not a lawyer and I don't even play one on TV. I actually just barely have both my GED and Diploma (long story.) My advice is from years of study and interest in this subject but does come with a double your money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied. My level of interest in this subject can only be explained by my handle. I'll only be checking the email below for the next week or so.
13th and stark in the old school field
overnight protest is "warming up"
A vocal group of anti-poverty activists, homeless advocates, non-profit workers, and other community members gather at Sisters of the Road, to protest an upcoming vote on the sit-lie ordinance now being voted on by Portland City Council.
R2S cordially invites you to our first FESTIVAL OF RESISTANCE as we celebrate and prepare to take back our rights as a community.
The meeting was titled "Sharing Public Sidewalks Advisory Committee
It is an open to the public meeting held monthly on the first Monday of the month, in The Portland Building. The discussion was on sharing the public sidewalks in Portland
Studies rank San Francisco as the most racist city in California, and the seventh cruelest to the homeless in the U.S., but now revelers have taken to the city's streets to oppose the criminalization of sitting or lying on its sidewalks.
Long-time public housing residents face displacement!
Portland Police Officer Christopher Humphreys - police accountability artwork
Portland Police Officer Jason Walters - police accountability artwork
from Portland, OR. March 2010
click on the link to see the extension info on the original story...
"If you are in foreclosure you are not alone. We are getting traction on this foreclosure disaster—
We have gotten some of our foreclosures stopped and cancelled and are obtaining transparency on our loan issues in Jackson County so we can put together smart foreclosure defenses." --Portland Oregon Homeowners Foreclosure Support Group
FORECLOSURE WARS! -- WORKSHOP IN PORTLAND, OREGON
Date: Saturday March 13, 2010
Time: 9:00am to noon
Location: Portland TBA (space lim-ited) must pre-register with CODE - KT
Donation: $20.00 per household (no children please) This donation covers cost to put on the program. No one will be turned away for the sake of money.
RSVP for Location: 541.664.8332
Printable Flyer: http://3bl.me/qvq2pe
the feds are opening up idea and comment opportunities to us all until march 15th 2010. take advantage of this opportunity to write a coherent idea for all to see and vote on. and then vote on othrs' and comment. Program plans are being made as to how to address issues of homelessness with that huge federal gov't pie full of funding.
Filmed on 3.1.10
Public Meeting about Anti-Camping and The Alcohol Zone agreement
Send a message to Ptownno2010@gmail.com We are working on coordinating a free carpool up to Vancouver that will be traveling through Northern Cali, Oregon and Washington. All you need is no prior federal convictions and a passport. The Olympic Resistance Network can also provide free housing for all who need it.
Cascadia Convergence Network
More information about the convergence at olympicresistance.net & housing at http://olympicresistance.net/content/housing-request-form
Trying to find a houses with yards or perhaps acreage and frustrated with craigslist and other resources
Two 1/2 hour videos produced for the Public Access program, "Veterans for Peace Forum." Interviews are conducted by Dan Shea of Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72
"Veterans for Peace Forum" airs live the fourth Saturday of every month on channel 11 at 7:00 pm and is produced at Metro East Community Media by Kellie La Bonty.
The 2010 Winter Olympics will take place on unceded indigenous land in the Coast Salish Territories. Far from being simply about 'sport', the history of the Olympics is one rooted in displacement, corporate greed, fascism, repression, and violence. Those with the most to gain from the Olympics are the political and corporate elite - from real estate developers to private security corporations.
Police Piggs do sweeps of homeless in Portland on behalf of Portland Business Alliance...
Which business asked that homeless people be swept from beneath the bridge in the middle of fucking winter?
who struggles for sustainability, and who for status quo?
Homeless womyn are targets walking around out there, and they feel as such. I have personally met several womyn who have terrible stories of what happens to womyn living on the streets.
The Bend city manager can declare an emergency any time the temperature drops below 25 degrees, and local shelters are full.
That allows churches and other buildings to house people overnight and keep them out of the cold. Gary Marshall is the fire marshal for the City of Bend.
Gary Marshall: "We have to remember that spending the night is a lot different than a day shelter. A day shelter you are just looking for a place to come in and stay warm. These people have the same right of safety as any of us that can afford to stay in a motel."
The hip-hop beats ringing through the muddy, unlit streets of the burnt-out Palestinian refugee camp Nahr al-Bared seem incongruous. But the rhymes are camp-grown - and courageous.
The Portland Scrooge commission must read this, it only takes one signature or maybe several, to get possibly hundreds or even potentially 1000+ homeless people in off the streets right now this week. Read the article to find out how simple, quick, and do-able this could be.
A Portland Victorian Industrial Revolution Christmas Carol....
I filmed a 5 minute interview about the "PDX Undeclared Emergency" regarding women being safe on the streets when they are houseless. Lately there have been some rapes in the homeless community in and around NE Portland. The Right 2 Survive is concerned and is activly doing something about it.
November 13, 6-8p, Smith Memorial Union Hall, PSU
Max Rameau is the founder of the Miami-based organization Take Back the Land. In 2006, the organization seized control of a vacant lot and built a shantytown called Umoja Village. Take Back the Land then began a campaign of taking over bank-owned foreclosed homes and moving homeless families into them.
Help me stand up against the man.
Got Bed bugs? In Portland you are not alone (no pun intended, really, I know) Bed Bugs are spreading around our fair city faster than you can imagine. It's time for folks to get together who are suffering and bring their stories to City Hall and the media.
Multnomah County Public Health has begun a listserve forum where you can post questions and requests for information. They have a FAQ on bed bugs there as well. I suggest you join. It's new so the listserve needs YOUR INPUT. www.bedbugsnorthwest.com
The campout protest is in its second week
This is 4 videos from friday around 8:15 pm
Daddy D's Southern Style BBQ, is giving away free food. One sandwich for every two donations, of toys, canned food, and diapers.
BREAKING NEWS: Homeless people camp and protest once again at City Hall
Street Roots & Facebook announcentment on Monday evening 9.28.09
An Organized night time protest is now in effect
Protesters get maced, kicked, and arrested during Minneapolis eviction-spread this around!
What: Live Debris presents installations and interventions about garbage and social inclusion, from Rio de Janeiro and Portland, Oregon.
When: September 19-26, 2009. All day opening event on September 19th (schedule below), works on display until September 26th . Installations will start to be built on September 17th.
Where: Between Burnside and Hawthorne along Portland's Eastbank Esplanade.
Known for knockouts such as "The Dust Store" Melbourne's Patrick Jost has ideas that may lead to a solution of today's epic housing crisis.
$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Portland ($63,966), and cities in California including Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!
This was filmed last year
What should our community do about this abuse of power?
I am posting the video from the public meeting on the demise of the Sit Lie Law and the SAFE programs impact on the community in Portland Oregon. This is an hour and ten minute video.
Fascist attack against a squat in Greece.
An on-going forum dedicated to community dialogue on issues of homelessness/houselessness, including the controversial sit-lie topic, was the focus of a huge gathering tonight at the First Universitarian Church of downtown Portland, OR, in which several hundred homeless advocates, as well as members of the CAG - Civic Action Group, of Sisters of the Road Cafe, and Portland City Commissioners Amanda Fritz/Nick Fish, were present.
A judge has ruled the Sit/Lie unconstitutional but Police Chief Rosie Sizer released a memo stating that all the judge ruled was that Portland should just use disorderly conduct instead of Sit/Lie. That is not what the judge ruled and her vague memo creates NO meaningful distinction between the Sit/Lie and disorderly conduct. This is not how the city should react to the loss of the constitutional legitimacy of the Sit/Lie. Two many good people have worked to hard on this issue for the Police Chief to take such a step without analysis and public input....
There are five organizational actors in the downtown makeover campaign who go relatively unappreciated. They reside in city government, in media, in associations, in professional-industrial firms, and in various informal milieu that share the same agenda, which is a social-climbing agenda. Unhappy with the citizenry as it is, they set about converting our downtown into a "world class" commercial utopia for high-end corporate chains and an imported population of fellow social-climbers.
Their mentality was that of the bubble. Inflating downtown real estate was at the heart of their fantasy plan, small business and local renters be damned. Now, as the bubble bursts and "developers' dreams turn to dust," what will be the future of downtown, and who will make this future? Here are five well-entrenched institutional entities to watch, challenge, resist:
1. The Portland Design Commission ("the other PDC")
2. The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA)
3, The Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC)
4. The Portland Tribune ("The Cement Mixer")
There are half a dozen organizational actors in the downtown makeover campaign who go relatively unappreciated. They reside in city government, in media, in associations, in professional-industrial firms, and in various informal milieu that share the same agenda, which is a social-climbing agenda. Unhappy with the citizenry as it is, they set about converting our downtown into a "world class" commercial utopia for high-end corporate chains and an imported population of fellow social-climbers. Their mentality was that of the bubble. Inflating downtown real estate was at the heart of their fantasy plan, small business and local renters be damned. Now, as the bubble bursts and "developers' dreams turn to dust," what will be the future of downtown, and who will make
The reason I noticed this, is because the police car nearly ran me down as it swept around the corner onto 4th, going the WRONG WAY on a ONE WAY STREET. And the reason I stayed is that this society is going the wrong way, down a path I don't think any of us really wants to be on.
From the same folks that brought you CLEAN & SAFE, The Portland Business Alliance promotes keeping it local. NOT!
On May 23-24 San Francisco Food Not Bombs will host the SoupStock festival and regional convergence in San Francisco, California as a commemoration of 29 years of Food Not Bombs. We hope to use this opportunity to create dialogue about, poverty, class and the current crisis, to plan many 30th anniversary celebrations across the country.
As the worldwide economic meltdown continues, it's becoming clear that the fight against foreclosures is not simply an American issue. As US activists come to terms with the human consequences of the crisis, there is much to be learned from activists elsewhere. This is a letter of support and solidarity from a group of South African activists with considerable experience fighting evictions.
One of our many sources of inspiration is the 9 year-old Rhizome Collective. The City told them that the residents and organizations based in the warehouse must vacate before March 16th. Audio Podcast found here: http://www.blackmanfluff.org
Some 200 people participated in the Anti-Olympic Torch Light Parade marking the 1-Year Countdown to the 2010 Winter Games on Feb 12, 2009 in downtown Vancouver.
Land rights are human rights--though we know little of that here in the USA. Please spread the following information widely!
So, for the last few months there has been no Eugene Food Not Bombs, and that is a shame, especially during these the cold, wet winter months. In an attempt to restart up Eugene Food Not Bombs there will be a meeting Tuesday January 27th, at the Growers Market (454 Willamette St- up stairs), at 6pm. Stop by and find out what food not bombs is about and lets work together to help alleviate hunger, confront militarization (both at home and abroad), and undermine the commodification of food!
we are looking for some folks, local activists, artists, really anyone who would like to volunteer, collaborate, eat food, etc.