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08-Oct-2018 11:29

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human & civil rights 08-Sep-2018 10:36

Fouad Kaady Remembered

Fouad Kaady From the open publishing newswire: We have not forgotten.

We remember Fouad Kaady. Thirteen years ago on september 8, Fouad was murdered by a cop from Sandy Oregon & a deputy from Clackamas County, in a disgusting display of cruelty. I remember especially Fouad's wonderful parents, sisters, & other relatives, who in their grief showed much care for us who simply vigiled with them. Peace & blessings to you, Kaady family. We'll not forget Fouad or you.

Related:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/09/393930.shtml
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/12/383155.shtml

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9.8.18 @ 7PM 24-Aug-2018 14:47

History & Strategy of German Antifascism

From the open publishing newswire: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 7-9pm
Cider Riot! 807 NE Couch St Portland, Oregon 97232

German antifascist activists, with over 10 years experience, present the major strategies, struggles, and theories of the „Antifaschistische Aktion" from 1932 to the present.
History & Strategy of German Antifascism

The latest rise of fascist movements and parties has once again made it clear: organized antifascist resistance is necessary. In order to successfully intervene and stop fascism from spreading, it is useful to take a look at the different experiences built from movements in other countries. Particularly the history of the Antifa movement in Germany has to offer a lot of different approaches and experiences.

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community building | government 10-Aug-2018 09:41

Candidates Forum: Portland’s First African-American Female City Councilmember Race Talks:

From the open publishing newswire: Featuring Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith
Forum Moderator: Tricia Tillman, former Director of Multnomah County Public Health

8.14.18 The Crystal Ballroom
6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m.

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue presents
"Candidates Forum: Portland's First African-American Female City Councilmember"


Featuring Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith
Forum Moderator: Tricia Tillman, former Director of Multnomah County Public Health

Join Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith, candidates for Position 3 on Portland's City Council, for a forum featuring direct questions from the moderator to the candidates, followed by an audience Q & A. Gain insight into Smith and Hardesty, one of whom will be the first African-American female on Portland's City Council.

 https://youtu.be/7jMd0F75buc (1 hour 40 min video)

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actions & protests | anti-racism 01-Aug-2018 10:38

Portland Aug 4 Help Antifa Push Back Nazis

From the open publishing newswire: Resist Patriot Prayer: Violent Alt-Right Bigots Off Our Streets

Saturday August 4 at 11:30 AM
Tom McCall Waterfront Park Portland OR 97124

Patriot Prayer is bringing White Nationalists to Portland again. At their last event on June 30th they brought in out of state Alt Right celebrities and brawlers to create what was the most violent confrontation to date in Portland. It was a thinly veiled excuse to attack vulnerable communities and leftists. They want to send a send a message of intimidation to any and all people that oppose the fascist, totalitarian direction the US is currently headed in and swarming on progressive cities is part of that program. Patriot Prayer is bringing national Alt Right figures like Gavin McInnes and Alex Jones to our city. Our community must stand up and defend itself from Joey and his Alt Right goons.

History has shown that militant resistance is a necessary and important tool in the fight against fascism. We make no apologies for the use of force in keeping our communities safe from the scourge of right-wing violence. Make no mistake, these people are coming here with the intent to harm and threaten people. If you look at any of their forums they are filled with disturbing, Turner Diaries type fantasies of purges and cleansing the streets of those they seem undesirable. If you look at their year-long pattern of behavior there can be no confusion about their objectives. The genocidal ideas they espouse and their belligerent tactics should not be dignified with a debate. They need to be routed.

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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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