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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.
Video - No Immigration Amnesty is protested at Portland Ore. Mexican Consulate, July 18
From the open publishing newswire: A protest by March for America attracted a couple proponents in front of the Mexican Consulate on July 18 2014 in Portland Oregon. Only a couple people were there to protest the No Amnesty idea. The couple dozen other people who were at the Consulate were anti-protesters who were there in solidarity of immigrants rights and human rights and to stand united against the rise of unjust immigration laws.
NO MORE U.S. BOMBS ON IRAQ! Rally this Saturday
From the open publishing newswire: On Saturday, July 26, there will be a rally for peace at Terry Schrunk Plaza (S.W. Third and Madison/Jefferson) in downtown Portland. The rally will start at noon and is coordinated by Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group.
As of July 9, President Obama had sent at least 800 U.S. troops, ostensibly "advisors," to Iraq. Although it is claimed they will not engage in combat, there has already been talk of using drones, cruise missiles and Apache attack helicopters piloted by some of these "advisors." The potential for the situation to engulf a much broader conflict is heightened by the fact that Syria, Iran and Russia already have actively engaged militarily in Iraq on the same side the U.S. wishes to support, even though the U.S. position on those countries' stance in next-door Syria's civil war is completely opposite.
Video: Portland Stop Bombing Gaza Rally
From the open publishing newswire: July 12, 2014, Portland Oregon rally in support of the people of Gaza. Rally at Pioneer Square featuring four speakers and music by David Rovics.
Sweepless Nights, Know Your Rights! - Pitch a Tent with Right 2 Survive
From the open publishing newswire: Right 2 Survive supporters will pitch tents along the
Rose Festival Parade route starting Friday morning
Protest/Celebration message: 'Sweepless Nights, Know Your Rights!'
What: Fourth Annual Pitch a Tent for the Right 2 Survive
When: 10am Friday, June 6th until 12pm Saturday, June 7th
Where: SW 4th and Washington, Portland Oregon
PORTLAND, OREGON - June 2, 2013 -The fourth annual public camp-out designed to raise awareness about the criminalization of homelessness in Portland and across the nation, begins at 10:00am Friday, June 6 and will continue through mid-day Saturday. Participants in 'Pitch A Tent for the Right 2 Survive' will set up tents in downtown Portland along the Rose Festival's parade route. Organizers expect hundreds of people to join them in the event that is both a protest and a celebration.
The City of Portland, Oregon permits the public to pitch tents along the Grand Floral Parade route and other parade venues. Every other day of the year camping in the city is outlawed, causing houseless people to seek shelter in doorways, under bridges and in bushes, while simply trying to get some sleep without shelter. Their sleep is often interrupted by police and security guards, who perform routine sweeps. Organizers chose "Sweepless Nights, Know Your Rights" as the theme for this year's Pitch A Tent event, highlighting everyone's need for a peaceful night's rest and the need for houseless people to stand up for their human rights. Organizers want to highlight the Oregon Homeless Bill of Rights, a legislative campaign for a comprehensive law addressing the human rights of houseless people.
"The city allows people to pitch up tents for pleasure, but they won't allow people to pitch a tent to survive. This is wrong." said Leo Rhodes. "Homeless people are just doing human things like sleeping, getting out of the rain and resting." Event organizers want to demonstrate that creative solutions that benefit the entire city can be implemented immediately to address this human rights crisis, including lifting the camping ban and promoting more solutions like Right 2 Dream Too. R2DToo has been so successful that other cities are replicating the model. The rest area has sheltered hundreds of people, allowing many to get a good night's rest and a place to make a fresh start. Over one hundred people who have stayed at R2DToo have been housed and at least 99 have gotten jobs. The non-profit operates with no government funding. [...]
Video: Global March Against Monsanto
From the open publishing newswire: Selected speakers, photographs and video from the Portland Oregon Global March Against Monsanto, Saturday, May 24, 2014
Global March Against Monsanto
Quick edit of the day's earlier events.
First speaker is one of the Aztec dancers who kicked off the event with a dance. This is followed by an organizer in the recent success to ban GMO's in Jackson and Josephine counties in southern Oregon.
The video clip finishes with a segment of the march through downtown Portland.
About 8 1/2 minutes in length.
Global March Against Monsanto
Video: CLOSE GITMO - Portland Protest - May 23 2014
From the open publishing newswire: On May 23rd of last year, President Obama again promised to close the detention facility at Guantánamo, One year later in Portland Oregon, Amnesty International USA Group 48 with Veterans For Peace chapter 72.and http://www.closegitmo.net organized a noon rally in downtown Portland at Director Park. This years gathering in Portland on 5.23.14 was part of a National Protest and was documented on Portland Indymedia.
Global Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and End Indefinite Detention
Not Another Broken Promise! Not Another Day in Guantanamo!
http://youtu.be/O2VndzktW9M [15 minute video]
Around 45 people gathered in the rain at Directors Park to bring awareness that GITMO prison in Cuba needs to close.
The group passed out flyers and small orange ribbons, sang protest songs and marched around the park with signs and banners, engaging in conversations and informing the public. The protest was organized by: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) Social Justice Committee for First Unitarian Church. Veterans For Peace in Portland
A few park rangers looked over the protest from afar, no police showed up, while lots of kids and people watching from the covered seating area.
Currently there are 150 men still imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.
Many of the "prisoners" have been proven innocent, yet still remained locked up in spite of being cleared of any crimes.
A flyer that was passed out provided phone numbers to call to oppose the illegal actions going on in GITMO:
Global fast food strike May 15th
From the open publishing newswire: Fast food strikes in 150 cities and protests in 30 countries planned for May 15
link to www.salon.com
Video: Oregon Rep. Blumenauer Supports Cannabis Legalization
From the open publishing newswire: Oregon Rep. Blumenauer addresses the crowd in Portland Oregon on May 2, 2014, during the Global Cannabis March.
Blumenauer hits all the important points about the failed and terribly expensive War on Drugs, or rather, the War on Some Drugs.....expensive both financially and in lives interrupted and ruined.
Rep. Blumenauer Speaking About Cannabis
Blumenauer speaks about attempts to pass more positive legislation, the hardships cannabis prohibition work on people who would benefit from this medication, and many other topics relevant to this important theme.
May Day 2014 PDX
From the open publishing newswire: Rally at 3:00 PM | March from 4:00-5:30 PM
May 1 2014 - South Park Blocks PDX
"PEOPLE OVER PROFIT"
We want to encourage everyone to come out this May Day and stand united for social & economic justice. Together we can build a movement to take back our communities .
As we approach International Workers Day in 2014, we find ourselves facing unprecedented cuts to public services including education, street and park maintenance, social services, unemployment insurance and much more. As a result we are seeing a rapid increase in symptoms of poverty including houselessness and food insecurity. Along with all of this we continue to experience attacks on people of color, immigrants, working families, women, students and our right to organize.
Our response to this onslaught against humanity is to organize and FIGHT BACK!!
People Over Profit!
Annual May Day March and Rally at the Oregon State Capitol on May 1st
From the open publishing newswire: Join us on Thursday, May 1st at 10:30am for the annual May Day March and Rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem!
On Thursday, May 1st, organizations and businesses will host the annual May Day March & Rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The event will begin at 10:30am with thousands expected to turn out.
Topics will include the Oregon Driver Card -- Oregon Safe Roads Campaign, Immigration Reform with a path to citizenship, Healthcare for All Children, Workers Rights and Stopping Wage Theft, and Equality for All.
May Day 2014 March & Rally
Date: Thursday, May 1st, 2013 - Time: 10:30 a.m.
Oregon State Capitol (Front Steps)
900 Court Street NE Salem, Oregon
FREE War Tax Resistance Workshop
From the open publishing newswire: Just in time for tax day! The Portland chapter of the War Resisters League will be hosting a free war tax resistance workshop, where you can learn strategies (and risks) of putting your money where it can do some good----if you work for peace, why pay for war? Also find out about other tax day ( or tax season) events in the Portland area that you can participate in.
Free resources and packets to each attendee!
Just in time for tax day! The Portland chapter of the War Resisters League will be hosting a free war tax resistance workshop, where you can learn strategies (and risks) of putting your money where it can do some good----if you work for peace, why pay for war??
Location:First Unitarian church; on S.W. 12th, between Main and Salmon
when: Sunday, April 6th | time 1:30
Video: Fast Track Is A Flop!
From the open publishing newswire: Rally at the offices of Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, the new Finance Committee Chair, encouraging him to not introduce a new version of Fast Track that could sneak the job-killing Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement through Congress without meaningful debate or amendments.
Fast Track Is A Flop! [video] Fast Track is an obsolete, undemocratic process that needs to go the way of the dinosaurs!
Organized by Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, the rally was moderated by Elizabeth Swagger and featured two speakers who spoke about TPP from the perspective of small business and displaced high tech workers.
Following the rally, Elizabeth and others entered the building and sought to deliver thousands of floppy disks signed by citizens opposing both the TPP and Fast Track.
During that interval various citizens took the bull horn and addressed the crowd addressing the Trans Pacific Partnership effects on national sovereignty, jobs, the environment, cost of life saving medicines, as well as several others.
Fast Track Is A Flop: Petition Delivery to Ron Wyden's Office
From the open publishing newswire: When: Thursday March 20th, 12pm to 1pm
Where: The Federal Building Plaza at Ron Wyden's Office, 911 NE 11th Ave
We need to tell Senator Wyden that Fast Track is an obsolete, undemocratic process that needs to go the way of the dinosaurs!
Thanks to massive grassroots resistance, we have derailed the recent Fast Track bill for the Trans-Pacific Partnership! But we are not safe, yet. Senator Ron Wyden, the new Finance Committee Chair, is deciding right now whether to introduce a new version of Fast Track that could sneak the job-killing TPP through Congress without meaningful debate or amendments.
Please join us in signing floppy discs and delivering them to Senator Wyden's Portland office during the Senate Recess! We will have discs to sign on the day of the delivery. Your participation in pressuring our congresspeople to do the right thing is the only way to fight to the TPP. Thank you!
To sign the petition, click here