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actions & protests | police / legal 11-Jul-2018 23:31

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

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actions & protests | labor 29-Jun-2018 09:24

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)

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actions & protests | anti-racism 27-Jun-2018 08:07

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.

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alternative media | imperialism & war 23-Jun-2018 10:01

The Shortwave Report 06/22/18 Listen Globally!

shortwaveradioreportpic 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 Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (June 22) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml

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community building 19-Jun-2018 18:28

Fighting Talk: Lessons from UK Antifascists June 19 Portland

From the open publishing newswire: Three anti-fascists with decades of experiences between them will be sharing their insights into anti-fascist activism in the UK. From street brawls with the National Front in the 80s through to smashing the neo-Nazi terror outfit National Action in the 2010s, this talk will cover what was done, why it was done and what can be learned from the successes and mistakes.

June 19 7 PM - 9 PM
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

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actions & protests | homelessness 06-Jun-2018 18:36

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.

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actions & protests | imperialism & war 06-Jun-2018 18:34

Protest militarism at the Rose Festival--Navy & Coast Guard 6.9.18

From the open publishing newswire: JOIN US to protest militarism at the Rose Festival--Navy & Coast Guard warships at the downtown seawall and military recruiting booths at CityFair.

Sat. June 9th - 1:30 to 3:30 pm. We will meet by NW Naito Parkway, a
couple of blocks north of the Burnside Bridge.

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02-Jun-2018 17:27

Call to Resist Patriot Prayer Bringing Nazis to Portland

From the open publishing newswire: Don't want to fight fascists? You are a fascist.
Call to Resist Patriot Prayer Bringing Nazis to Portland
Thu, May 24, 2018

Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer have short memories, but our community does not. Rose City Antifa knows now, just as we did last year: Gibson is a magnet for violent white supremacists and bigots. The time between then and now has only reinforced our resolve, and the evidence of Patriot Prayer's racist ties has accumulated to undeniable quantities.

We will not allow racists and fascists to parade through Portland's streets, threatening activists and targeting at-risk communities. No matter how many times they try to sneak back in, this city will stand united against them. We ask the community to join us at 4:00 pm on June 3rd in Terry Schrunk Plaza, to show Patriot Prayer, just as we showed them last year, that their violence and hatred has no place in Portland.

To sign on to our coalition, please email us at  fight_them_back@riseup.net (mailto:  fight_them_back@riseup.net)

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29-May-2018 12:47

Bring Tokitae Home

From the open publishing newswire: In 1970, a number of baby blackfish were captured from the Salish Sea, the islanded body of water nestled into the coastlines of southern British Columbia and much of Washington State. Blackfish have language, tools, complex social organization, emotions, culture, memory. As the babies were lifted by helicopter out of the water, they and their families shrieked. To this day, the resident blackfish avoid Penn Cove because that's where their children were stolen

One blackfish stolen from L-pod in Penn Cove is still alive. She is now 51 years old, and has been held in a tiny swimming pool at the Miami Seaquarium for the past 47 years. She is a revenue stream for her owner, performing twice daily for the public. Her stage name is Lolita, though her trainers call her Toki, short for Tokitae, a Chinook name given to her when she was first captured. Lolita/Tokitae is not only alive, she is strong and healthy [...]

 https://youtu.be/qePYFOrjhr0 [Bring Tokitae Home: Jewel James - 9 min video]

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human & civil rights | police / legal 26-May-2018 10:06

Portland Police Directives: DIRECTIVE 650.00 SEARCH, SEIZURES AND INVENTORIES

From the open publishing newswire: DIRECTIVE 650.00 SEARCH, SEIZURES AND INVENTORIES
We last commented on this Directive in October, 2014. It appears that
none of our comments led to changes in the policy, and moreover no
changes were made at all to the policy.

As such, we will simply repeat our previous comments here albeit with some fine-tuning and updates:

--One term that jumps out in the directive is the exception to searches needing warrants called "stop and frisk" (Section 2.1). While the term "frisk" is defined ("a cursory pat-down type physical search of a person), the action of a police "stop and frisk" is not.

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09-May-2018 10:13

Video: May Day 2018 Portland Solidarity

From the open publishing newswire: video link to the May Day event in Lents Park in Portland Oregon 2018

 https://youtu.be/qa1EBQsrdcY (1 hour 34 minutes) (music speeches poems)

picture link to the May Day event:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/05/435739.shtml

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community building | gender & sexuality | social services 29-Apr-2018 23:36

Restaurants for Raphael House - May 16th

From the open publishing newswire: Dine out for a cause on Wednesday, May 16th and support Raphael House of Portland's life-saving domestic violence shelter and prevention programs!

More than 45 local restaurants have pledged a portion of their day's proceeds to help adults and children escaping partner violence. You can make a difference simply by enjoying a meal - or several - at any participating eatery in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton.

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police / legal 29-Apr-2018 23:33

Video: Cop Watching on 10th street 3.29.18 in Portland

videostillcopwatching From the open publishing newswire: On 3.29.18 I observed a half dozen Portland Police cars and a Homeland Security vehicle on SW 10th street by the Galleria Max stop.

There were two men who were handcuffed. One in a stairwell corner and one already inside a police SUV. They were both taken from the scene by ambulance, there also was one handcuffed lady, who was released. I over heard (while filming) words like heroin, having warrants, a shooting under the bridge. I also noticed three Target employees-security talking with the police. The one Homeland Security officer was standing and watching the handcuffed lady. He was not being aggressive or engaging, he casually slipped away around 4 minutes into the video. I captured a police officer un-cuffing the lady and handing the handcuffs to the Homeland Security Officer at 3:58 in the video, just before he takes off.

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