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el medioambiente | el imperialismo y la guerra 09-Jun-2016 22:44

Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Speaker

From the open publishing newswire: Helen Jaccard, crew member on the Golden Rule speaking at a Portland event, detailing a little of the history of the ship, as well as announcing current and upcoming events during the Portland Rose Festival.

 https://youtu.be/2PtRx8Sj4lc

This event was part of a few days of anti war activities sponsored by Veterans for Peace.

The original peace ship, the Golden Rule, that set sail in 1958 to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, inspired many of the subsequent peace makers and peace ships that followed. The reborn Golden Rule is voyaging once more, to show that nuclear abolition is possible, and that bravery and tenacity can overcome militarism.  http://www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org:

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prisons & prisoners 02-May-2016 15:19

A Recent Letter from The GEO Group Inc. to Portland Books to Prisoners

Our Reply From the open publishing newswire: The GEO Group Inc. is a for-profit private corporation that manages over 50 prisons in the United States. A representative of GEO Group sent Portland Books to Prisoners the attached letter requesting books for the Phoenix West prison library

Email correspondence confirmed that GEO Group does not include book purchases for the library in their operating budget: "Although a private prison, we do not have a library budget and rely completely on donations for acquisitions for the prison library."

Despite not having any funds available to stock the Phoenix West prison library, GEO Group will be paying a dividend of 65 cents per share to their shareholders on May 12, 2016. [...]

Note: Prisoners requesting books should mail those requests to our parent organization in Seattle, which forwards requests to the Portland branch. The PDX B2P address in the letter is only for administrative purposes.
Books to Prisoners
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street, Box A
Seattle, WA 98101

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updated: 4/15 4/22 4/29 09-Apr-2016 08:20

The Shortwave Report 04/08/16 Listen Globally!

shortwave report From the open publishing newswire: A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.

The latest Shortwave Report (April 8) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]

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Memorial Service: 3/31 @6PM 31-Mar-2016 11:18

Stu Sugarman ...a eulogy

From the open publishing newswire: I woke up this morning to find out that an old friend of mine, an earth warrior, an activist attorney, and a truly gentle soul... has died. This man saved many of our asses in the Pacific NW during the various waves of repression and Green Scare machinations that swept through Cascadia over the past 2 decades, and I will not forget him. I don't think any of us will. We thought he would be there forever. None of us was prepared for this, it was so sudden and unexpected.

Read this full eulogy by Cat Jones on her blog here:
 https://beyondthebarbs.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/stu-sugarman-a-eulogy/

Stu passed away in his home Monday of apparent diabetes-related causes. He was 52 years old.

A memorial service has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at Laurelhurst Park, 3756 S.E. Oak St., in Portland. A group will gather north of the pond, at picnic area" E."

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el desarrollo comunitario | los derechos humanos y civiles 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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tácticas de la resistencia | los derechos humanos y civiles 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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los derechos humanos y civiles | el estado policial y las cárceles 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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Updates 2/12 2/19 2/26 - 3/4 05-Feb-2016 08:42

The Shortwave Report 02/05/16 Listen Globally!

From the open publishing newswire: A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (February 5) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]

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el medioambiente | la sustentación 31-Jan-2016 17:10

Video: 350 PDX - Paris Climate Talks - Report Back 1.20.16

From the open publishing newswire: A Report Back on January 20 2016. Filmed at "The Peace House" in Portland Oregon.

A panel of four tell of their experiences in Paris at the Climate Talks

Introductions by: Maya Jarrad: 350PDX's volunteer coordinator
Guest Speakers: Jill Stein,Virginia Wiseman,Maralena Murphy and Ptery Leight

"Paris Climate Talks - Report Back"
 https://youtu.be/cEBAaAkpPfM [youtube video 2 hours 10 minutes]

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tácticas de la resistencia 24-Jan-2016 21:11

Portland Malheur Wildlife Refuge Rally and Protest

From the open publishing newswire: On January 19, 2016, Oregon citizens state wide gather to protest the ongoing armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Here in Portland the event was held at Holladay Park.

 https://youtu.be/\\\_IGMEsjGY-k

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tácticas de la resistencia | el labor 21-Jan-2016 00:47

Pickets Confront Anti-Abortion Rally

CSWP pickets anti-abortion rally, 17 January 2016. From the open publishing newswire: On Sunday, January 17, CSWP initiated a spirited picket line that shouted down an anti-abortion "youth rally" at a swank Portland Pearl District caterer.

Link:  http://csw-pdx.org/2016/01/18/pickets-confront-anti-abortion-rally/

On Sunday, January 17, CSWP initiated a spirited picket line that shouted down an anti-abortion "youth rally" at a swank Portland Pearl District caterer. Union Carpenters, Ironworkers, Painters, Stagehands, Teachers, Wobblies and others turned out. CSWP placards and chants demanded "Free Abortion On Demand" and "Labor: Defend Abortion Clinics." Union militants intend for this action to be the beginning of organizing more solid and active labor defense of abortion rights. [...]

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el desarrollo comunitario | los derechos humanos y civiles 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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Updated 12.25 | 1.8 | 1.14 18-Dec-2015 01:24

The Shortwave Report 12/18/15 Listen Globally!

shortwave report From the open publishing newswire: A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and China Radio International.

The latest Shortwave Report (December 18) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]

[Website updated on Jan 8 2016]

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