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Global resistance is rising. In response, the global corporate media have done everything in their power to downplay the size, scale, number, and importance of protests, marches, actions, organizing, and other forms of resistance. In the United States, the peace and social justice movements in other countries are rarely mentioned. You only have to look at the coverage of peace marches in European countries, the U.S. backed coup in Venezuela, the growing movements in Latin America and South America, and countless others to begin to see the pattern. Likewise, news about organizing, tactics, and actions occurring within the U.S. are often concealed from the global community These pages represent a testament to the variety of ways that people are learning to come together to resist the various forces of oppression they face in their daily lives. These pages will not be silent to the large numbers of people from every conceivable background who are waking up from the long nightmare that is our civilization and starting to act to bring about change. Another world is possible and it is worth fighting for.
Global resistance is rising. In response, the global corporate media have done everything in their power to downplay the size, scale, number, and importance of protests, marches, actions, organizing, and other forms of resistance. In the United States, the peace and social justice movements in other countries are rarely mentioned. You only have to look at the coverage of peace marches in European countries, the U.S. backed coup in Venezuela, the growing movements in Latin America and South America, and countless others to begin to see the pattern. Likewise, news about organizing, tactics, and actions occurring within the U.S. are often concealed from the global community
These pages represent a testament to the variety of ways that people are learning to come together to resist the various forces of oppression they face in their daily lives. These pages will not be silent to the large numbers of people from every conceivable background who are waking up from the long nightmare that is our civilization and starting to act to bring about change. Another world is possible and it is worth fighting for.
Portland Copwatch: FOLLOW-UP: The City/PPB still don't understand the text scandal
From the open publishing newswire: Portland Copwatch wishes to express concern with the conclusions being
drawn from the follow up on the Lt. Niiya texting scandal. The
investigation has cleared Niiya of violating Bureau policy. The Mayor
and Chief are claiming that new training for officers to act as liaisons
in crowd situations led to the "success" of the August 17 proto-fascist
/ anti-fascist demonstrations. [...]
The lesson the City and Police still have to learn is that the First
Amendment doesn't contemplate negative repercussions from the state for
those who refuse to communicate when they exercise their rights, nor
does it grant privileges to those who do talk with the authorities. [...]
From the open publishing newswire: We remember.
We remember the brutal murder of Fouad Kaady on this date in 2005, by Sandy police officer & Clackamas County deputy. Those of us who met the good Kaady family & supported them, told them we would not forget. And we meant it.
Legendary Civil Rights Leader James Lawson Assembles Institute on Nonviolent Civil Resist
From the open publishing newswire: "Building an Escalating Intergenerational U.S. Nonviolent Movement"
Portland, Ore., will be the site of a sixth assembly of a uniquely acclaimed program that prepares social justice advocates for effective civil resistance campaigns on a host of socio-political crises and predicaments across the nation. The Institute meets for portions of five days, starting Wednesday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. with a public talk by, Legendary Civil Rights Leader Dr. Lawson, Native American Center, Portland State University, to which the public is invited.
HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! ** Portland Rally Friday 2/8/19 Terry Shrunk Plaza 5PM
From the open publishing newswire: Join your community members at Terry Schrunk Plaza Portland this Friday at 5:00 pm to tell the US government HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!
No more military intervention in Latin America!
We cannot be silent in the face of the latest U.S. aggression against the Venezuelan people.
Nicolás Maduro is the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, chosen twice by the people as part of an internationally observed electoral process. Since the 1998 election of Hugo Chávez, the United States has been relentless in its pursuit of regime change in Venezuela. With Donald Trump in the White House, these efforts have escalated to threats of all-out military violence, the plundering of billions of dollars in wealth from the Venezuelan people and pushing a multitude of outrageous lies in the global media.
VIDEO: CLOSE GITMO 17 YEARS protest in Portland Oregon
From the open publishing newswire: January 11, 2019 marks 17 years since the opening of the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Local human rights, peace and justice organizations had a visibility action, rally and march on Friday, January 11 to mark the occasion with the message "Close Guantanamo: Still America's Shame."
In Portland Oregon, over a dozen people stood with signs and information regarding the 17 years of GITMO's operation in Cuba, demanding it be closed down.
https://youtu.be/yORvfaNO8zI (video 14 min)
Video: Armistice Day 2018 - 11 AM in Portland Oregon
From the open publishing newswire: Around a couple dozen people met at 11 AM on Nov 11th in Directors park to recognize the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day at 11:11 AM.
[Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compičgne, France at 5:45 am, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918]
11 11 18 ARMISTICE DAY - Portland Oregon Directors Park - aka Veterans day
https://youtu.be/ZCkvdVL_BrM (YouTube video 42 minutes)
Protect Mueller: No One Is Above the Law
From the open publishing newswire: Rally in Eugene Oregon in response to Trump appointing Matt Whitaker as US Attorney General after forcing Jeff Sessions to resign the day after Republicans were defeated in a Democrat ripple which took back the House and elected several governors throughout the Country.
Rally features David Fidanque, former Executive Director of Oregon ACLU and several volunteer speakers who speak to their past, present and ongoing problems with the Trump administration.
[Video] Youth Climate Lawsuit Rally
From the open publishing newswire: Rally in Eugene to support the 21 young plaintiffs, ages 11-22, who are suing the U.S. over government failure to address the issue of climate change.
https://youtu.be/shE60j9b36k (34 min video)
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.
Disarm PSU Police: Portland State Students Protest Shooting Of Navy Veteran
From the open publishing newswire: Protesters took to the streets of Portland, Ore., Sunday to participate in the Disarm PSU: No More Killer Cops rally organized by the Portland State University student union after Jason Washington, 45, was shot and killed by Portland State campus police on Friday outside of the Cheerful Tortoise, a campus sports bar.
Washington was a Navy veteran and U.S. postal worker. Witnesses told CBS News that he was attempting to break up a fight between two other men and was shot while moving to pick up a handgun that had fallen from his holster. Washington had a concealed-carry permit for the weapon.
[see also] Portland State University Police Shoot And Kill Licensed Concealed Carry Permit Holder: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/07/436349.shtml
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)
THIS SAT. J30 PROTEST VIOLENT PATRIOT PRAYER
From the open publishing newswire: Saturday J30 at 4 PM - 7 PM
4 days from now · 55-75° 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.
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.