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environment | human & civil rights 21-Jul-2016 09:33

Video: Lac-Mégantic commemoration in Portland Oregon - Train Wreck Kills 47

From the open publishing newswire: An event was held around noon time in Pioneer Square, Portland Oregon on July 6th.
This was the third year that Portland has honored those that have lost their lives at the tragic oil train accident in 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. This event was in memory of those 47 people and also served as a reminder to what danger lies in having oil trains in our communities.

 https://youtu.be/C6TLRq4IxvM (Video 46:25 minutes)

"Tragedy struck in the wee hours of July 6, 2013, when a train transporting crude oil derailed and exploded, causing 47 deaths and the destruction of much of Lac-Megantic's downtown core."

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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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community building | human & civil rights 13-Mar-2016 11:44

Video: Portland Human Rights Commission March - full meeting

From the open publishing newswire: The Portland Human Rights Commission (HRC) Meeting 3.2.16
The commission holds their meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM in downtown Portland.
The Human Rights Commissioners are all volunteers and the public is invited.


These meetings are open to the public and there is a public comment component to their meetings

The 2.hr 11.min video of the Portland Human Rights Commission meeting is available on these two video websites:

[1]  https://youtu.be/06aeijkssw0 [youtube]
[2] [...]

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actions & protests | human & civil rights 22-Feb-2016 12:44

Oregon SOS | Fight High Rents and Low Wages Photo Essay

From the open publishing newswire: Photo Story Essay Participants and organizations from all over Oregon came together in unison on February 18, 2016, for the Oregon SOS - Fight High Rents and Low Wages rally demonstration, outside and inside the State Capitol Building in Salem, Oregon.

Their messages ranged from raising minimum wage, local control of rent costs and stopping Oregon Department of Transportation sweeps of the houseless.
Oregon SOS | Fight High Rents and Low Wages |Â Photo Essay by Mary Anne Funk

As economically repressed people we must unite in solidarity to address the laws that perpetuate and maintain this economic repression. ~ Kelsey Schomberger, Oregon SOS participant and disabled activist in Portland, Oregon.

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human & civil rights | police / legal 20-Feb-2016 08:28

Video: Portland Police: Use Of Force Training 1.13.16 Training Advisory Council

From the open publishing newswire: The Portland Police "Use of Force" presentation to the [citizen] "Training Advisory Council" was filmed on January 13th at the the NE Training Facility. This meeting was open to the public.

https://youtu.be/83OmvRXjbkw [video 2 hr 10 min]

Published on Jan 24, 2016

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Tue Jan 26th 6PM 24-Jan-2016 12:46

conference to end child sex trafficking, Troutdale Jan 26, 6 pm

From the open publishing newswire: Please come to Troutdale, OR city council conference on ending child sex trafficking, hosted by Larry Morgan, Tues., Jan. 26th, starting at 6 pm.

For more information, message Troutdale City COuncilman Larry Morgan via his facebook
 https://www.facebook.com/Larry-Morgan-239958372726518/

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community building | human & civil rights 21-Jan-2016 00:39

Video: Portland Human Rights Commission Jan 6 Meeting

From the open publishing newswire: The public monthly meeting for the Portland Human Rights Commission was on Jan 6 2016. They hold their meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM in downtown Portland. The Human Rights Commissioners are all volunteers.

January 6 2016 - Portland Human Rights Commission [HRC] meeting.

 https://youtu.be/cixrTjOYwSo [VIDEO 1 hour 30 minutes]

There were not enough members present at this meeting to make up a quorum, and thus nothing official was voted on.
The meeting continued in spite of the lack of a quorum.

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human & civil rights | imperialism & war 13-Nov-2015 12:25

Video: Portland Human Rights Commission Meeting 11.4.15

From the open publishing newswire: The monthly meeting of the volunteer Human Rights Commission (HRC).
This longer than usual meeting had lots of public comment and discussions. The tension at this meeting was due to the HRC endorsement of a letter regarding an Israel-Palestine divestment proposal, regarding four companies in Portland Oregon with Human Rights allegations.

Video from the Portland Human Rights Commission November 2015 meeting is on youtube here:
 https://youtu.be/A9ybZ3UuTv8

Its also posted on Archive (dot) org here:
 https://archive.org/details/HumanRights11.4.15Meeting

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homelessness | human & civil rights 29-Sep-2015 13:28

VIDEO: Homeless Camp on Greeley 9.28.15 - Interviews and tour of Hazelnut Grove

From the open publishing newswire: Hazelnut Grove Houseless Camp on Greeley Street.

On Monday morning around 8:00 AM I stopped by the camp on Greeley Bike path. I met w/ FTP Bob and we looked around the camp, we were shown around by two of the homeless activists who have been living there for the past couple months.

 https://youtu.be/2hjZ2me7qIw [video 31 min]

We interviewed Vahid Brownwho went into downtown that morning, he was discussing this camp and the threats of sweeps with the mayor, he gives his report to Bob and I in the video you can hear it around 17:40.

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community building | human & civil rights 12-Sep-2015 10:35

Vancouver Peace and Justice fair.

From the open publishing newswire: The Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair at Esther Short Park will showcase the hard work and creative spirit of individuals, social justice groups, peace organizations, faith communities, performers, artists, businesses, and environmental activists who are making the world a better place.
If you're around , or might wish with some thought that you might like to be around, and a little bit of time, or all day, Vancouver for Peace gathers together people in Esther Short Park tomorrow, 9 AM through 4 PM. It's a great venue for such a thing, and a little something for almost everyone, including the kids.

There's no admission.

Just over the I-5 bridge, located at W. 8th & Columbia in Vancouver, and adjacent to the Farmers' Market.

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human & civil rights | police / legal 26-Aug-2015 13:57

Citizen (police) Review Committee - Community Input Wanted on August 26 [today]

CRC From the open publishing newswire: City of Portland, Independent Police Review Division City Auditors Independent Police Review

Information and Community Engagement Session Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm IRCO Asian Family Center @ 8040 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

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2 out take video clips from the Human Rights Commission meeting on 8.5.15

(1) CRC - 8.5.15 - out take Human Rights Commission Meeting (police accountability / oversight) - 23:14 min video
 https://youtu.be/9MP-4VeDD5A

(2) Directors Report - 8.5.15 - out take Human Rights Commission meeting (Human Rights and Equity Director) - 6:38 min video
 https://youtu.be/9dQrN-yfqW4

{full meeting here}  https://youtu.be/I7gygnuhjog

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actions & protests | human & civil rights 13-Aug-2015 19:35

Blackout America protest headed to downtown Portland

From the open publishing newswire: Blackout PDX,in solidarity with the nationwide Blackout America protest, will take place at 11 am, Saturday Aug. 15, downtown Portland. The protest will be peaceful, and will be followed by a rally.

Aug.10, 2015 was the 1-year-anniversary of the killing of Mike Brown by former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, and the discussion of police brutality and racism in America has been reignited — though really the conversation never stopped. To increase awareness for these issues a national protest movement called Blackout America has recently emerged. Its goal is to help "educate the public on racial issues in the United States as well as pressure authorities to respond to the cry for racial equality," says the Blackout America founder who goes by Indigo(@\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\_indigomoon on Twitter). The movement has branches in at least 27 cities, including Portland and even London. The different Blackout America branches will hold simultaneous protests on Aug. 15 with Portland's Blackout PDX protest joining in.[...]

Attendees will meet at the Battleship Oregon Memorial at 11 am and march to O'Bryant Square for the rally. The event should last about 90 minutes, Shelley says. Local protest group Don't Shoot Portland also supports the event and will be attending. Black Lives Matter Portland did not respond to an inquiry seeking comment. .

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