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Portland Riot Cops Clash w/ Citizens in "Not My President's Day" Actions
From the open publishing newswire: Anti-Trump actions quickly turned violent as units of heavily armed and armored riot gestapo shot "crowd control" weapons at citizens. The police assaults happened during President's Day actions held in downtown - today February 20th. Between 100-300 activists took part in a rally and march beginning around noon. Organized by Don't Shoot Portland, the "Not My President's Day" street action was meant to voice opposition to Trump's fascist advances, as well as repeat demands of justice for Quanice D. Hayes. Hayes was a 17 year old Black teen gunned down by Portland cop Andrew Hearst back on Feb. 9th 2017.
Riot cops fired "less-than-lethal" projectiles at the marchers. They also tackled and arrested several people. Citizen-captured video shows one woman standing off against a wall of riot cops while on the sidewalk, then being apprehended. Police thugs were also captured on video pepper-spraying and roughing up marchers... even as people remained on the sidewalk. [...]
Why No Apologies From The Oregonian & Portland City Hall for Internment Actions ?
From the open publishing newswire: Apologies are still needed from Portland City Hall and The Oregonian for the wretched racist internment campaigns waged on behalf on the white majority at the time. The decades that have passed since these horrors started in 1942 have in no way diminished the need for real atonement, especially since many of the people on the wrong end of these life shattering nightmares are still alive. Portland's current status as a proud Sanctuary City will continue to ring hollow in the extreme if official apologies, at the very least, are not forthcoming. [...]
So apologies are still needed from Portland City Hall and The Oregonian for the wretched racist internment campaigns waged on behalf on the white majority at the time. The decades that have passed since these horrors started in 1942 have in no way diminished the need for real atonement, especially since many of the people on the wrong end of these life shattering nightmares are still alive.
The Murder of Quanice Hayes
From the open publishing newswire: Hayes was gunned down by officer Andrew Hearst, gang member of the Portland Police Gestapo, (PPG) on Thursday morning February 9th 2017. Hayes was 17 years old and Black. Hearst is White. This racial police murder took place near NE 82nd Ave. and Handcock. More than a week after Hayes' murder, details remain sketchy. With no apparent video recordings and no [known] witnesses, the only account from that day has come from the Portland Police regime. Hayes was shot by Hearst at least three times. On the Sunday following Hayes' murder, about 100 people gathered for a vigil in the teen's honor. Mourners included his mother Venus Hayes, who spoke on her son's behave. On Thursday February 16th, one week after Hayes' murder, hundreds of people held a rally and march demanding justice for Hayes and his killer to be brought to justice. The rally began in the South Park blocks then marchers made their way through down town Portland. Because the march had been "unpermitted" (i.e. you don't need permission from the city to protest injustice), cops in riot gear armed with war weapons harassed the marchers for several hours. One person was reportedly arrested.
Climate Activist Ken Ward's Trial started today January 30, 2017-He needs our support!
From the open publishing newswire: Ken Ward's trial began today January 30, 2017 in Skagit County WA.
Mr. Ward is at the front lines of courageous action to stop these pipelines. Please consider supporting him in any way you can.
Links on site to trial support, legal donations, food, interfaith
supports, and spread the word. http://www.shutitdown.today/pr_jan302016
On October 11, 2016, five brave climate activists, determined to act commensurately with the truth of unfolding climate cataclysm in the face of the failure of adequate policy, closed safety valves on the 5 pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States.
This act of climate disobedience shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day - a display of the sorts of shifts that are necessary to avoid complete cataclysm. In this light, the five valve-turners are standing by their actions, saying that they are not only necessary, but morally and legally justified to avoid the catastrophic harm caused to humanity by unprecedented climactic disruption.
VIDEO: Tar Sands Valve-Turners - Five Climate Activists Speak in Portland Oregon 11.16.16
From the open publishing newswire: Five activists, three supporters and one documentary filmmaker are being prosecuted for taking direct action to avert climate cataclysm on October 11, 2016 by (safely) closing safety valves on the 5 pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States (charges against the filmmaker were dropped)
Tar Sands Valve-Turners spoke in Portland Oregon
Here is the video recording from 11.16.16 - filmed in Portland
https://youtu.be/u3jSglGtnZ4 (1 hour 32 min video)
Two Rallies This Weekend
From the open publishing newswire: There will be two marches/rallies this Saturday January 28th. Show resistance against Trump. Show resistance against police terrorism. Show solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the water protectors of Standing Rock!
Sat. 1/28/2017: MARCH FOR JUSTICE - http://www.portlandmercury.com/events/18742873/march-for-justice
Sat. 1/28/2017: RALLY FOR STANDING ROCK - http://www.portlandmercury.com/events/18813880/in-the-spirit-of-standing-rock-rally
Photos From Portland's Women's March
From the open publishing newswire: Just a handful of photos I managed to take from Saturday's massive march.
PDX Women's March/Anti-Trump rally. Was honestly impressed by such a turnout. Imagine had the weather been NICE. Wish I had seen MORE People of Color, and LESS Hillary supporters taking selfies with cops. Still, nice march in the rain.
Video: J20 Protest in Portland Oregon 3 to 6 PM
From the open publishing newswire: J20 Protest in Portland Oregon 3 to 6 PM
Pioneer Square and marching to Waterfront
This is video footage from the J20 protest in PDX Portland, Ore.
https://youtu.be/14cva-lJAwk (53 min video)
The protest started on Jan 20th in Pioneer Square.
I followed it up until around 6:00 PM (The protest continued for a few more hours) The Burnside bridge pepperspray footage is in the last 1/4 of the video
March for Justice and Equality - Portland Oregon Jan 28th
From the open publishing newswire: ACTION: Saturday January 28, 2017 - Portland Oregon
March for Justice and Equality
"Advancing Justice and Equality for All Through the Strength to Love"
On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform will hold a March for Justice and Equality to bring together people from North, Northeast and Southeast Portland and elsewhere.
Gather at 10:00 AM at the Martin Luther King Jr
statue at to 1000 block of NE MLK Blvd (at Holladay St), followed by a march to Maranatha Church. At 11:45 AM join a rally at the church (4222 NE 12th). [...]
The Shortwave Report 01/20/17 Listen Globally!
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, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan. [...]
The latest Shortwave Report (January 20) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml
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What to Do *** January 2017
From the open publishing newswire: Here are some activities to get involved with here in Portland / Salem during the month of January. Feel free to add more events to this thread. Rise Up!
1] Oregon #Day Against Denial (1-9)
2] Visibility Action Marking 15 Years of Guantanamo (1-11)
3] Report From Kabul - Zaher Wahab (1-11)
4] Womens' March on Portland (1-21)
5] Anarchist General Assembly (1-14)
6] J20 ANARCHY IN PORTLAND (1-20)
7] March for Justice and Equality (1-28)
8] United for Immigrant Rights March & Rally (1-14)
9] Youth led Rally and March for The Dream! (1-16)
10] Anti-School Privatization Walkout & Protest (1-19)
11] United Front Against the Trump Agenda - Rally & March (1-21)
[more events] http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434048.shtml#449631
Portland Anarchist General Assembly called on January 14th.
From the open publishing newswire: A Anarchist General Assembly has been called January 14th at the Old Red and Black Cafe. Or the social action justice center 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland Oregon 97214.