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actions & protests | prisons & prisoners 22-Sep-2016 08:28

VIDEO: No Prisons Protest 9 9 16 Portland Oregon

From the open publishing newswire: On Friday, September 9th, people in Portland and Northwest converged in Downtown Portland in solidarity with the US wide prison work strike against prison slavery and white supremacy. The goal was a mass showing of support with the growing prison rebellion in the US and to also march on the corporations in the Downtown area that make massive profits off of prisoner enslavement.

Video of the Protest in Portland on 9/9/16 - Prison Strike Solidarity

 https://youtu.be/8pnnc9w_NrM [2 hour 30 minutes video]

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actions & protests | prisons & prisoners 08-Sep-2016 07:51

PDX March to End Prison Slavery & White Supremacy: Sept. 9

Its Going Down (dot) org From the open publishing newswire: 2PM: Teach-in at Chapman Square
3PM: March to Prison Profiteers
6PM: Reconvene at Chapman for a Noise Demo @ the Justice Center (across the street from Chapman Square)

The strike, which starts officially on September 9th, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, is historic. The strike is being led by groups such as the Free Alabama Movement, Free Texas Movement, Free Ohio Movement, Free Virginia Movement, Free Mississippi Movement, and many more. Prisoners have asked that supporters hold noise demonstrations outside jails and prisons, protest, disrupt, and demonstrate outside of corporations that profit from prison labor, and also support the strike that is happening across the US.

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anti-racism | neighborhood news 08-Sep-2016 07:45

Hate Crime In Gresham,OR

From the open publishing newswire: Many people have been gleefully egging on a race war this year, especially in wake of recent events. Clearly, some of these so-called "race warriors" can't wait, though.

Larnell Malik Bruce had recently moved in with family in Gresham,OR. Bruce was at a 7-Eleven store on 188th and E. Burnside close to midnight on Wednesday August 10th 2016. He was reportedly charging his phone and talking with a friend. It was at this moment that Bruce was attacked by two white supremacist thugs without provocation. The two pieces of white trash were later identified as 38 year old Russell Courtier and his girlfriend/whore 35 year old Colleen Hunt. Bruce was standing outside the convenience store when the two white thugs drove up in a 1991 Jeep Wrangler. According to witnesses, within seconds a fist fight had broken out between the two men, with Hunt egging her boyfriend on. At one point, [...]

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police / legal 24-Aug-2016 16:57

BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse – a celebration of & conversation September 17

From the open publishing newswire: On Saturday, September 17th, Cerimon House joins the Mental Health Association of Portland and members of the community to offer a memorial, a documentary screening, and a community conversation marking the occasion of the passing of Chasse, who died in police custody ten years ago.

WHAT: BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse - a celebration of & conversation about the life of James Chasse Jr. on the 10th anniversary of his death

WHERE: CERIMON HOUSE - 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland

WHEN: Saturday, 9/17/16 - Film screening @ 5:00 PM, Community Conversation @ 7:00 PM

HOW: Reservations: bearingwitness.brownpapertickets.com [FREE]

BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse begins with a 5:00 PM screening of Brian Lindstrom's powerful documentary Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse. [ http://www.alienboy.org/]

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anti-racism | prisons & prisoners 10-Aug-2016 00:14

Clandestine Occupations Book Event Announcement

From the open publishing newswire: Book reading on August 25, 2016 7 pm at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway Portland

Diana Block will read and discuss her new radical feminist novel, Clandestine Occupations. Based on lived experience, this suspenseful novel spans two generations of activist women moving from the passions of seventies to the awakenings of the Occupy movement and even beyond - to a boldly imagined insurgency of the future.

Diana is an active member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman's Journey Underground and Back.

See  http://www.broadwaybooks.net/event/diana-block-clandestine-occupations

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Updated: 8/5 8/12 8/19 8/26 - 9/2 9/9 9/16 28-Jul-2016 18:16

The Shortwave Report 07/29/16 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. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (July 29) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml

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environment | human & civil rights 21-Jul-2016 09:33

Video: Lac-Mégantic commemoration in Portland Oregon - Train Wreck Kills 47

From the open publishing newswire: An event was held around noon time in Pioneer Square, Portland Oregon on July 6th.
This was the third year that Portland has honored those that have lost their lives at the tragic oil train accident in 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. This event was in memory of those 47 people and also served as a reminder to what danger lies in having oil trains in our communities.

 https://youtu.be/C6TLRq4IxvM (Video 46:25 minutes)

"Tragedy struck in the wee hours of July 6, 2013, when a train transporting crude oil derailed and exploded, causing 47 deaths and the destruction of much of Lac-Megantic's downtown core."

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actions & protests | human & civil rights 13-Jul-2016 23:55

#DontshootPDX organizers children's march, briefly blocks intersections

From the open publishing newswire: Around 200 people marched in the streets of North/Northeast Portland to demand police accountability

Around 200 people met at North Portland's Dawson Park to take part in a march organized by Don't Shoot Portland. The march briefly, blocking intersections along the way, traveled east to NE MLK Jr. Blvd and then back to Dawson Park via N. Vancouver Ave. Don't Shoot Portland organizer Teressa Raiford said before the march that police in riot gear were spotted nearby, though they did not appear during the march.

Some tweets of the event.
 https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/753380052553740288
 https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/753375700648812544

 http://Twitter.com/itsmikebivins

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human & civil rights 13-Jul-2016 10:30

Video: Race Talks - PDX Makes Me Wanna Holla 6.14.16

From the open publishing newswire: "PDX MAKES ME WANNA 'Holla':

Challenging the Narrative for Kids of Color in America's Whitest City". A film and discussion with Eric Knox, Featured Star of the Film and Sebastian Rogers, Director.

Filmed on June 14 2016 at Kennedy School
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNbgROqSsmU [video 47 minutes]

Following the film, (which is not shown in this video) there is a Question & Answer session with the Producer, attorney Barbara Diamond and small group discussions facilitated by trained volunteers from Resolutions Northwest [...]

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actions & protests 05-Jul-2016 16:50

U.S. flags burned in downtown Portland during Fourth of July firework display

From the open publishing newswire: Here are a few pics of last night's Waterfront fight for the flag. Several flags were captured before a flag was eventually burned. One of the people trying to stop the flag burning apparently got clubbed with a flashlight, resulting in a bloody mess on his face. Multiple people were pepper-sprayed by the flag burners. I was hit by the pepper-spray but not directly (thank goodness! Although my eyes were burning bad for awhile).

Twitter and YouTube links:
 https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/750185710536175616  https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/750193384669605890
 https://youtu.be/B0fP-ds0zCI

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actions & protests | imperialism & war 05-Jul-2016 10:16

Report from premier screening of Paying the Price for Peace

From the open publishing newswire: Report from premier screening at Clinton Street Theater July 3rd, 2016: Paying the Price for Peace, overview of film and event.

Tonight a documentary biopic of Anti-war activist and veteran, and Portlander, Bill Wilson filled the Clinton Street Theater in SE Portland. This new film covers the context and history of direct action that lead up to Bill Wilson's brutal and meaningful assault by train that amputated his legs while protesting the movement of arms to the Contras in Nicaragua from Concord military base, in California in 1988. Well-produced and thoughtful, with lots of archival footage and information, at times harrowing, the film covers many moments and situations along Wilson's path working as veteran against War, including testimonies from various anti-war activists, many of them veterans active in revealing the lies surrounding war and the real devastation it produces.

Highlights include a biographical overview of Wilson's war experience, his return home as a veteran against the war, his campaign in DC fasting with other vets to remove funding to Contras, several vets of all eras sharing their stories of becoming peace activists, a tour of solidarity in Nicaragua at the height of the conflict, interview footage with Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega about Wilson's work, his assault, footage of the amazing call to action the assault against him produced and more.

The film was followed by an at-first reluctant Q and A with Wilson, the director Bo Boudart and associate producer Frank Dorrel.

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imperialism & war | media criticism 27-Jun-2016 12:16

The Shortwave Report 06/24/16 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, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (June 24) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59)

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actions & protests | labor 27-Jun-2016 12:12

Video: Janitors Rally in Portland for Good Pay, Health Care and Good Jobs 6 15 16

From the open publishing newswire: Janitors Rally in Portland at Terry Shrunk park for 15$ Now...Health Care and Good Jobs... then they march through downtown with their message. SEIU Local 49 drove 2 school buses full of workers to the rally. #Raise America. Portland Mayor and a a member of city council was at the rally as well as a few Oregon Congress members.

200 or more Janitors and supporters held a rally for good jobs and health care for portland Janitors

 https://youtu.be/X6BbN95YjtM (video 50 minutes)

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