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A Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area won a trial Friday in his lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages for being detained on a disorderly conduct charge.
The wealth and power gained by Europe during the ascendancy of capitalism was built on slavery. Capitalism continues to be based on massive inequalities, which requires strong social divisions in order to be maintained. Divide-and-conquer is an old technique.
Friday was a difficult day for the defense in the Mohamed Mohamud trial.
On January 16th 2013, Michelle Alexander discuss with Portland her new book and the concepts behind the name of her book: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle connects the dots and opens the subject about, drug laws, prison escalations, police and civil rights violations that are heavily impacting the communities of color across America. An inspiring and hopeful presentation, exclusively on portland indymedia and kboo 90.7 FM.
Defense is doing serious damage to undercover FBI Agents' credibility
Michelle Alexander (author) in Portland on Jan 16th at 7pm
Doors Open at 5PM - opens w/ a speaker panel before author speaks.
Emmanuel Temple Church (1033 N. Sumner St.) near the Cascade Campus
Jury Selection in the Mohamed Mohamud Trial
Rebecca Rubin has arrived in Eugene, Oregon and is need of your support.
Swann calls for the police to release the security video from Sandy Hook and Aurora.
New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent
The crackdown was coordinated with the big banks themselves
The law invites the ruling class, the government, the intelligence services, etc., to silence their adversaries while pretending to 'heal' them.
The California Democrat's disgusting rhetoric recalls the worst of Dick Cheney while advancing Obama's agenda
In 1968, Nixon Attorney General John Mitchell similarly told the public in the face of rising concerns over government eavesdropping powers that "any citizen of this United States who is not involved in some illegal activity has nothing to fear whatsoever." That is the noble tradition which the Obama White House, Dianne Feinstein and their GOP partners are continuing now.
As a devastating series of cyberattacks struck the heart of the national-security establishment, the Feds set out to destroy the legendary hacker and radical anarchist by any means necessary
A 17 minute out take montage of video footage of empty promises by Sheriff Staton regarding ICE (Immigration) holds. frustrated citizens beg for answers and the sheriff appears to only give lip service and then one week latter dodges the questions and the citizens at his office door.
On monday 12/17, ACT Network protesters met back up at the Multnomah County building in southeast Portland to hear a response from Sheriff Staton on whether or not he will continue to comply with ICE holds.
The two boys accused of the Aurora, CO Batman theater shooting and Newton, CT school shoots had fathers who until then were going to blow the whistle on global bank fraud and economic meltdown; all three cases were timed to distract the public and involved evidence of additional shooters who set up the accused; at least two involved same time/case police drills like false flags; and evidence the TCT alleged shooter took care to prevent deaths and those shot were not shot by him or his weapons. These fit with the FBI setting up Mohammed as an excuse to have Portland in the Joint Terrorism Task Force and pre-written legislation or policies and talking points. In each of these four cases the evidence is destroyed, witnesses silenced, accusers anonymous and unbelievable, and the facts don't fit the official story. Two of the boys are heavily drugged and not allowed proper legal representation or health care, and the drugs are powerful for mind-altering, memory-destroying, personality-changing. At least two of the boys evidence the types of drug-caused hypnotism the US government has used repeatedly. In each case, proper police investigation and evidence protection was not followed, and the public is not allowed the videos, 9-1-1 calls, witness reports, etc. that contradict the official story that does not make sense.
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's mass killing at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she plans to introduce an assault weapons ban bill on the first day of the new Congress.
The handbook was reprinted in 2010
"The Jail House Lawyers Handbook" [158 pages]
Resource for prisoners filing lawsuits regarding their civil rights violations
1. Infiltration, informants and monitoring.
2. Warrantless home surveillance.
3. Preemptive visits and harassment.
4. Creating call logs from stolen phones.
5. Consent searches.
6. Stop and frisk.
7. Pretext stops (Operation Pipeline).
8. Police dogs.
9. Surveillance drones.
10. Enlist the private sector.
A rally for truth was on friday 11.23 in pioneer square - around 2 dozen folks show up to inform the community what really happened on this day in Portland two years ago, that it was was a fixed / setup fbi operation that trapped a young man with a phony plot to blow up the square.
N3 - pepperspray & fists meet the Austerity protesters
The New Jim Crow: Race, Policing, and Social Control in Portland
Public event at PCC Cascade, Portland, Oregon 6:30 PM 11/8/12
Open to the public
The proposed agreement between the City Council and the Department of Justice to provide Portland with a police force which citizens can supposedly trust will no longer violate our civil rights. That agreement proposes hiring more police staff at tax payer expense - as if the fox can now be trusted to guard the hen house while the blood of chickens is still drying on his chin.
Please make available to the Occupy Portland office the mailing address for the inmate at the coast prison who was arrested for protesting at the Occupy Portland encampment last fall so caring citizens like myself can encourage him. His mom asked folks at the Occupy Portland Open House this fall to write him and then I lost his mailing address.
This article is a compilation of headlining, news making incidents, involving interracial relationships. Most were isolated and occurred in the areas in which they lived. Sadly, the stories are filled with violence and abuse.
PPB Sergeant Kyle Nice back on duty
Analysis of the --> (DOJ) Agreement with the City of Portland regarding changes to the Portland
Police Bureau (PPB), saying the Agreement doesn't go far enough and calling it
a "plastic mallet to hammer in a problem nail."
The Committee Against Political Repression will be suspending support for Leah-Lynn Plante.
Maddy Pfeiffer was served a subpoena in Olympia, WA last week.
New numbers released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program show that nearly half of all drug arrests in 2011 were marijuana-related, and of those arrests almost 90 percent were for possession alone.
the National Safety Council has noted that Americans are 8 times more likely to die at the hands of a police officer, than by acts of a 'terrorist'.
On Oct. 3rd, 2012 Wired.Com's (or Wired Magazine's) Danger Room came out with Spencer Ackerman's story of a leaked although unclassified U.S. Army "chart" that lists indicators and behaviors for identifying people who are supposedly becoming radicalized to terrorist potential. But what is so startling about this Army's presumptively rational analysis (more like propagandic analysis) is its broad categorization of symptoms for identifying those thought alienated enough to become potential terrorist material.
The U.S. 2012 NDAA legislation Obama signed 12-31-11 is similar to Hitler's 1933 fascist laws the SS and Gestapo used to target persons in Germany for arrest, imprisonment and execution without probable cause; and confiscate millions of dollars of property.
Arpaio's thugs take the Arizona police state to a new, very criminal, high.
Leah is a 24 year old political prisoner currently serving time at FDC Seatac. Leah was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury three times, refused three times and was thrown into prison for civil contempt on October 10th, 2012.
A secret audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city's young people of color in the NYPD's crosshairs.
NAFTA partners, in conjunction with multinational corporations and influential think tanks are pushing for deeper North American integration.
Chicago police officers, torture and abuses, exposed in John Burge's black boxFrom October 4 through December 21, these proposals will be featured in SAIC's Sullivan Galleries in an exhibition titled Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture. As a contemporary merging of art and politics, the exhibition/collective memorial will bring forward the history of torture and inspire ideas for reparations for the torture survivors.
Just when teevee is running out of ideas for how to redo old redos of old ideas, here's a new plot! Yay!
We would like to say 'thank you' to all who have extended solidarity to Pax (Bryan Wiedeman) throughout this situation. We hope that similar solidarity will be displayed in other instances of repression-political repression as well as policing-as-usual that operates along class-based, racist and patriarchal lines.
FYI- this month there is a date change!
The first Monday of the month (bi-monthly) meeting has been moved to next Monday Oct 8th at 3:30
Here is an Urgent Action regarding Papua Indonesia. It concerns an attorney who works for a stellar human rights organization, KontraS. She is in danger because of her attempts to defend five men who were tortured by the police. Please consider writing a letter - even a brief one - on behalf of Olga Hamadi. Note that you can send an email to the Indonesian Ambassador to the US. -max
On October 6, the new film "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal," will be making its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and then begins touring elsewhere. We interview two of the filmmakers.
Education, housing, mental health clinics and alcohol/drug rehab would do far more to make Portland a more livable city than funding a police force which was so recently received a negative review by the FBI.
See evidence of an imminent threat to all mankind:
Around 75 people gathered in front of Portland City Hall to protest the re-hiring of of Officer Frashour. This picket was to protest the Employment Relations Board's decision that the City of Portland must reinstate Officer Ron Frashour, who shot Aaron Campbell in the back in 2010.
call to action!
picket line and news conference for aaron campbell
protest the reinstatement of officer frashour
10:30 am tuesday, sept. 25 2012
11:00 am press arrives
"To Protect and to Serve" was a motto adopted by LAPD way back when. It has a ring to it and a history, and also can be interpreted in various ways. But maybe if some simple meaningful statement, or motto, was stenciled on the cop car doors as a reminder of their legitimate mission...
Sharing Portland Sidewalks Advisory Committee Meeting on 7.15.12 was recorded and is fally available for viewing.
The hate machine, lie machine, and the money machine are all on full blast with intent to kill any chance progressives and liberals have standing—especially President Obama and some Senators. The Republican strategy has been to deny, ignore, deceive, and attack. What is also becoming known, since there is now no other viable alternative candidate in Ron Paul, is that the Romney/ Ryan team will likely be a huge disaster in the making for a majority of Americans. So despite what well seems like another stolen election in the making, such as with disenfranchising voters with new State laws, alienated, apathetic, disappointed, disheartened, angry, resentful, confused, Americans, and all independent minds must get out and vote in huge numbers this election—because this election still deeply matters.
Government—never clarified what constitutes a (belligerent); or militant; or what belligerent activities (directly aligned with a militant) to order a belligerent's arrest or indefinite detention. Sections of 2012 NDAA are so broad, it appears U.S. Government or the President could (retroactively) deem an American's past 1st Amendment activities prior to passage of 2012 NDAA—supported hostilities, terrorism or (Belligerents) to order the arrest and Indefinite Detention of any U.S. Citizen, writer, group or organization.
Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit hosted the NW Regional Mounted Squad Seminar, a four day event focused on public disorder with training from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the London Metropolitan Police's Mounted Patrol Branch. Portland, OR, 09/18/2012.
The Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit will be hosting the Northwest Regional Mounted Squad Seminar September 16-20, 2012. The seminar will focus on developing officer's equitation skills, as well as tactics involving public disorder and crowd management.
See evidence that the fbi seeks to discredit this reporter even as they torture him with DEW.
See some of the reasons why I post data on the mentality of the federal burro of investigation (Fbi).
"Updates as of 4:40 PM" from Committee Against Political Repression:
Around 3:00 PM today, Matt was taken to a contempt of court hearing. The judge decided to make the hearing private instead of public. It is our understanding that this action is unprecedented since the McCarthy Era of political witch hunts. The entire 2nd floor of the Federal Court House in Seattle where the grand jury itself was taking place was closed off to the public as well as the 13th floor where the contempt hearings were taking place. As of this writing, Leah has not been taken to her contempt hearing yet.
As of 4:00 PM, Matt is now in federal custody. He has another hearing scheduled on Wednesday, September 26th. We do not know where is being taken yet, but supporters are still at the court house to support him.
As of 4:30 PM, Leah was released and re-subpoenaed. She does not know the date of her next subpoena.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating at least five officers after one of them allegedly stomped on a woman's genitals and she later died of suffocation.
Patrol car video camera captured a struggle between police and Alesia Thomas and several officers on July 22, according to the Los Angeles Times.
LAPD Cmdr. Bob Green admitted to the Times that a female officer had followed through with a threat to kick Thomas in the genitals when she resisted being put into the patrol car. Video shows a restrained Thomas struggling to breath in the back of the patrol car. She was taken to a local hospital and later died.
Tomorrow's rally in front of the federal courthouse has been postponed.
The police exist to protect and serve our oppressors.
Public Input Wanted - tell what you know from your own experiences
"Review of Portland Police Bureau Crowd Control"
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Miracles Club
4200 NE Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212
A cabal attacked the banking structure intending to take it down. They wanted to collapse it and buy all the assets up cheaply. They used collateral from the Durham Trust (a holder of an 1875 GOLD bond) to underwrite a series of risky ventures. Those ventures were echoes of the same basic strategies employed in 1929 that brought the markets down then and resulted in the LAST GREAT DEPRESSION. This article details correspondence between the holder of the bonds and Sir David Tweedie...the head of the international Accounting Standards Board.
It took me a very long time to finally edit and get it out and here is the VIDEO I've edited I took when I was in Chicago for the NATO demonstrations, I learned sooo much on this trip, both about Occupy, organizing, video journalism, and why I need to wear a helmet.
Solidarity with grand jury resistors on August 30th
STARE KIEJKUTY, Poland — On an idyllic lake surrounded by woods and a double row of mesh-and-razor-wire fences about 100 miles north of Warsaw, there stands a secluded villa that the CIA once used to interrogate - and allegedly torture - top al Qaida suspects.
On the grounds of the Polish intelligence-training academy and nicknamed "Markus Wolf" for the former East German spy chief, it's the focal point for a top-secret probe that Polish prosecutors have launched into how their government tolerated rampant violations of international and Polish law.
If there were a lightening rod to energize political apathy in this heavily propagandized world democratic right of dissent, such as to challenge corrupt government practice, should be it. But certain U. S. leaders' apparent intention to incarcerate and punish Julian Assange for leaking U.S. secrets puts our black methods in the limelight. What were his motives and equally what has been the character of U.S. foreign policy? It seems revelations were meant to highlight U.S. corruption as people around the world have come to fear American brutality. Many around the globe know the United States as a rogue bully of an empire that regularly uses intimidation to get its way. It takes a real macho government to push around countries like Ecuador, Sweden and lapdog England. As has been shown over and over the United States does not respect law, legal distinctions or diplomatic norms.
We must say to our elected officials no drones over Portland
The tractor that was heard around the world...
Getting to know your local FBI agents. An initial list. More to come!
David Coombs claims in Article 13 motion that WikiLeaks suspect is being punished through 'degradation' and 'humiliation'
Police accountability and Solidarity with the people of Anaheim Ca!
The full video from the march and rally in Gresham on 8.3.12
Interpol issued an international arrest notice for Paul Watson, founder of marine conservation group Sea Shepherd, on Wednesday. Watson failed to meet bail conditions in Germany when he left the country for an 'unspecified destination' earlier in July, according to his lawyers. Watson's whereabouts are currently unknown.
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