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tácticas de la resistencia | el estado policial y las cárceles 31-Aug-2014 17:34

Labor Day of Rage

From the open publishing newswire: Monday (9/1) at Holladay Park, 1pm.

Large scale civil disobedience in solidarity with Ferguson & all who are harassed, harmed, and brutalized by the police.

As part of a series of continuing actions in solidarity with Ferguson, MO, [...]

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tácticas de la resistencia | el estado policial y las cárceles 31-Aug-2014 17:28

Video: Free Nestora Salgado. One year later - Portland Protest 8.21.14

From the open publishing newswire: A protest rally in front of the Mexican Consulate in Portland Ore.
A demand to free Nestora Salgado after being held for over one year in solitary, in a Maximum-Security Prison in Mexico.

A small group gathered in Portland Oregon around noon on August 21 2014 in front of the Mexican Consulate office in downtown Portland.

This was an hour protest in front of the Mexican Consulate; asking the (Mexican) State authorities, who are holding a US citizen in prison to release her.
 http://youtu.be/bnsL9jP8Adc (25 minute video)

The previous protest in Portland was in December 2013 and it was recorded, you can watch it here:
 http://youtu.be/XVKrmvw_Wn8 (34 minute video)

Nestora Salgado is an indigenous leader, a naturalized U.S. citizen and political prisoner in Mexico. She was seized without an arrest warrant by Mexican federal soldiers last August and as a result of her leadership role in community policing against organized crime, which has swept through the indigenous communities of the state of Guerrero over the last several years.

Nestora was held incommunicado and transferred to a maximum security prison far away from her home community of Olinalá. For weeks, she was denied access to her attorney and visits from her family. She is being denied pain medication and physical activity she requires due to her rehabilitation from a severe auto accident.

Please sign the petition to free Nestora at --> www.tinyurl.com/nestora

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tácticas de la resistencia | el estado policial y las cárceles 20-Aug-2014 20:01

Video: Stop Dont Shoot. Portland Dawson Park Ferguson Solidarity 8.16.14

From the open publishing newswire: A rally in Dawson Park 1- 4pm on Saturday 8.16.14 Citizens of Portland Oregon gather in the park, out of concern for police accountability and community safety. The stood in unity and in Solidarity with the community of Ferguson Missouri in public... to demand and end to police violence and the abuse of their authority leveraged on the people they were sworn to protect and serve.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5gsvp_A-t8 [video 2hr 35min]

A rally in Dawson Park 1- 4pm on Saturday 8.16.14

Citizens of Portland Oregon gather in the park, out of concern for police accountability and community safety. The stood in unity and in Solidarity with the community of Ferguson Missouri in public... to demand and end to police violence and the abuse of their authority leveraged on the people they were sworn to protect and serve. This gathering was open to anybody who wanted to speak. The rally started slowly and eventually grew in size with over 100 people. There is a Facebook page "Stop Don't Shoot Portland" and there will be an email list anybody can join to stay in contact and to unite. [more info and links forthcoming asap]

The group intends to meet next Saturday in the same park to share food, conversations, ideas, tactics, education & facts and networking for a safer community.

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link to full video added on 8.25 17-Aug-2014 13:56

Video: Portland Rally in Solidarity With the People of Ferguson

From the open publishing newswire: Portland action on a national day of solidarity with the people of Ferguson Missouri, where an unarmed teenager was recently gunned down by the local police.

Solidarity Rally with Ferguson

This excerpt from the speakers at the Portland event is from the remarks by Jo Ann Hardesty, long time activist for human rights and opposing abuse of power by Portland Police.

Jo Ann exhorts the crowd not to be confused by the outcry against the militarization of the police. Though this is a tangential issue, the bottom line is in reality the open season on people of color everywhere in this country. "This isn't about what weapons they have; this is about a mind set. This is about a mind set that devalues black life... .when did it become okay for police in the U.S. to just willy nilly say, 'I was scared and shoot someone 28 times.'"

And further, i don't want you to get confused, because I understand they are asking the Federal government to investigate the latest killing, Michael Brown... ..who do you think gave those military weapons to the police department? Don't get confused. This about whether or not you stand for justice This is about whether or not you value every black, brown, white red, yellow life on this planet."

Hardesty eloquently continues to address the wider issue of injustice in the United States of America and what the citizens are going to have to do to shift the current to justice and respect for human life.



Link to full video from rally: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/08/427933.shtml

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tácticas de la resistencia | el estado policial y las cárceles 16-Aug-2014 11:59

Video: Portland Solidarity w Ferguson Community - Pioneer Square 8.1.14

From the open publishing newswire: Ferguson Missouri shooting and the Portland solidarity gathering - interview / opinion

 http://youtu.be/CLr-9H3JZww [5. 1/2 minute video]

I was walking by Pioneer Square and recorded a quick interview with Teresa, who was just ending her interview w/ corporate media regarding the Ferguson Missouri police shooting, protests and police reactions to the community that is fed up with the injustice.

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el estado policial y las cárceles 31-Jul-2014 08:03

PORTLAND COPWATCH GROUP DENIED MEETING WITH MAYOR 7/23/14

From the open publishing newswire: NEWS ITEM: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2014

LONG-TIME POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP DENIED MEETING WITH MAYOR

Portland Copwatch, an organization promoting police accountability since 1992,
has been denied a meeting with Mayor/Police Commissioner Charlie Hales after
three months of back-and-forth with his scheduler and police liaison. Although
the group has met with every Chief and Mayor since its creation, the current
Commissioner seems to be shutting out the organization, after meeting with them
a year ago on July 22, 2013

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two updated video report backs 3.23.14 12-Mar-2014 10:12

Police Brutality March 15th, flyers

From the open publishing newswire: Two flyers for the [March 15th 8:00 PM] event.

Related post:
un-related International Day Against Police Brutality PDX event 4:30 PM:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/03/426662.shtml#428467

[Updated video report backs 3.23.14]
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/03/426662.shtml

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el estado policial y las cárceles 06-Mar-2014 16:54

Discussion and film screening about Police Brutality. March 8th Red and Black

From the open publishing newswire: Police brutality discussion at the Red and Black [7:00 PM]

Come out to share your thoughts about the police and how we address brutality as a community. We will be showing a couple short films about the militarization of the police and how that inevitably affects all of us. There will be a few speakers, addressing the recent Department of Justice settlement and the "pat down"(stop and frisk) policies that are being pushed into Portland neighborhoods, and other Police violence related topics. We know this is last minute, so help us have a good conversation about transcending police violence. A serious conversation like this is long overdue. Let's start figuring this out.

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los derechos humanos y civiles | el estado policial y las cárceles 16-Feb-2014 20:40

DOJ Hearing in Portland 2.18.14 - Judge wants the pubics testimony

From the open publishing newswire: Judge Michael Simon wants public testimony in USA vs. City of Portland. Consult Hardesty knows your commitment to attend will have political impact. We expect your passionate testimony to influence this judge. Believing The People can be relied on to protect their civil liberties, we request your input ... to reform these perpetrators of civil rights violations.

Feb 18th 2014 @ Mark O Hatfield Federal Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Ave., Portland, Oregon 97204

The City hopes to avoid trial, having been found by the Civil Rights Div. of the US DoJ, to employ police in illegal use of force. The City held two hearings after rushed, closed-door negotiations. The Mayor limited public testimony to 120 seconds on a settlement agreement now before the judge. They released the 77-page document at the beginning of that 2012 hearing. This is really our first chance to respond to the bargain.
 http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=424449

Simon has the authority to send a deficient agreement back to the parties. The Court invites members of the public to testify, in writing or orally, on the following topics:

Is the Agreement fair to everyone affected?
Is the Agreement reasonable?
Is the Agreement adequate to solve the problems identified in the Complaint?

REGISTER WITH THE COURT: Those who submit a Testimony Form by 31 January will be given preference, others participate 'as time permits.' Individuals will be allowed 5 minutes; groups with 3 members will receive 10 minutes each:
 http://ord.uscourts.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1046

Related Report Back Post:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/02/426511.shtml?discuss
Related Pictures Video Post:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/02/426550.shtml

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los derechos humanos y civiles | el estado policial y las cárceles 01-Jan-2014 11:08

MOMS: A Mother's 40 Day Hunger Strike!

From the open publishing newswire: A Mother's 40 Day Hunger Strike! Culminating on Christmas Day!
by Cindi Fisher

Day 1of my Hunger Strike was and is dedicated to Seattle's Dominique Jamerson, age 23!
His court hearing is Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Please call today and leave a message. The contact info is below. It will take a Village Effort to Save Dominique Jamerson, age 23...Please Join Me!

Recent developments in Dominique's case, my son SIddharta Fisher's case, Hector ilias's case and other cases were key in catalyzing me to begin a Hunger Strike! It was a positive way to empower myself while channeling my outrage and also hopefully inspiring you to actively participate in being apart of the VIllage. Today's focus is on Dominique! It will take a Village Effort to Save Dominique Jamerson, age 23...Please Join Me!

Today, please call
1. Seattle's Chief Pros. Attorney, Daniel Satterberg 206-296-9000 and tell him to FREE DOMINIQUE JAMERSON!
2. Washington State Senator Patty Murray 206-553-0891 and leave a message: Tell her to Free Dominique Jamerson and investigate Washington State's Competency Restoration Process

You can read more on my website at:  http://www.mentalhealthrightsyes.org/

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tácticas de la resistencia | el estado policial y las cárceles 13-Dec-2013 07:56

Video: Solidarity Protest at Portland Mexican Consulate for Nestora Salgado 12 10 13

From the open publishing newswire: Solidarity Protest at Portland Mexican Consulate for Nestora Salgado on 12 10 13
Nestora Salgado is being punished for being a strong female leader in her hometown, where the local authorities have become oppressors of her people and social justice fighters.
Salgado was arrested by federal police on August 21, 2013, on bogus kid- napping charges. Demonstration protests were held at numerous consulates

Video 34 min:  http://youtu.be/XVKrmvw_Wn8

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los derechos humanos y civiles | el estado policial y las cárceles 19-Oct-2013 13:01

Video: Human Rights Commission Meeting 10.2.13

From the open publishing newswire:
UPDATEs: NEW BROADCAST POSTED TO PIMC ON: VIDEO: Meeting 11.6.13

The monthly meeting of the Portland Human Rights Commission This months topics at the meeting were on police training, IPR introduction and proposed changes, also there is the Director's Report Back, HRC leadership roles, Memorial Awards and Portland Housing Board information.

The monthly meeting for the Portland Human Rights Commission (HRC) filmed on October 2 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwcE_I55O64 (Video: 2 Hours 35 Minutes)

The commission meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 4PM. 421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 Portland, OR 97204 Mission:
The Human Rights Commission works to eliminate discrimination and bigotry, to strengthen intergroup relationships and to foster greater understanding, inclusion and justice for those who live, work, study, worship, travel and play in the City of Portland. In doing so, the Human Rights Commission is guided by the principles embodied in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

[Related Post] Video Out-Take: Video: Report Back by Human Rights Director regarding Police Training Scenarios
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/10/425372.shtml"

A full Archive of their past meetings is here:
http://www.joeanybody.com/id4.html

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los medios de comunicación alternativos | el estado policial y las cárceles 17-Sep-2013 17:45

Independent Media (Mexico City) take the floor in their own defense

From the open publishing newswire: On September 11, these independent media collectives [from Mexico City] spoke at a press conference to tell what they experienced that day, denounce the alarming scenario of repression that exists in the city under Miguel Mancera, defend their comrades facing charges, and defend their journalism that has been denigrated both in the mainstream media and the 23rd misdemeanor courtroom of judge Fausto Favela Ayala; it's no exaggeration to say that the independent media themselves are on trial.

Published on September 16, 2013 in Mexico City, Oaxaca
[reposted from here]
 http://elenemigocomun.net/2013/09/independent-media-own-defense/

When they took to the streets to support the struggle of dissident schoolteachers last September 1, more than twenty people were grabbed by the Mexico City riot police and jailed unjustly, including Estela Morales of Regeneración Radio, Pável Alejandro Primo of Multimedios Cronopios and Gustavo Ruiz Lizárraga of the SubVersiones Autonomous Communications Agency, who were arrested as they documented police abuses.

In moderating the press conference, SubVersiones reporter Rafael Camacho pointed out that even though arbitrary detentions and irregularities have been documented in the cases, the judge continues to compound the excesses. "We presented videos showing the innocence of Gustavo Ruiz, but the judge disregarded them while accepting the statements of cops who failed to present evidence, photos, videos, or anything at all indicating Gustavo's guilt. . . And furthermore, they're still inventing charges."

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