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cassius 20.04.2010 13:38
Kyle Nice flyer
Here's a flier of killer cop Kyle Nice. Print and distribute widely please.

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portland_stoner 20.04.2010 12:58
LEGALIZE IT!
encouraging everyone to lend their voice today to the movement to legalize marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes.

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William Hughes 20.04.2010 11:31
Labor Fights Back at Goose Island (Book Review)
Kari Lydersen's Book Kari Lydersen has penned an absorbing book, "Revolt on Goose Island." It chronicles how 250 members of the UE, a progressive union, occupied a factory, "Republic Windows," located in Chicago, IL, rather then just meekly submit to its closing. It's labor history at its best. This "direct action" came not long after AFL-CIO labor leader Richard L. Trumka denounced the evils of "globalization," and the predatory schemes of the Wall Street boy-ohs.

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Portland Bring the Ruckus 20.04.2010 10:21
PDX Bring the Ruckus statement on recent events in the city
Since last fall, we've seen the facade of legitimacy surrounding policing and the liberal establishment in Portland collapse in on itself. Since the Portland Police Association's (PPA) November 24th march in defense of officer Christopher Humphrey's violent attack on a 12 year old girl, we've seen two police murders and numerous scandals involving off duty officers.

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flip-an-el 20.04.2010 02:30
Police Accountability Panel CRASHES Itself.
The distinguished and respectable panel of concerned community members were there. Portland city council hopefuls were gleaning future votes there. Your future correctional officers and enforcers of the law were there. A very visible and unwelcoming entourage of troopers filing in and out of the proceedings were there (if they were invited, they had nothing to say)... and there may have been an anar-chist or three in the midst...

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workers action 19.04.2010 14:28
Why Are Corporate Groups Funding the Tea Party?
Rank and file Tea Partiers are, politically speaking, lost at sea in the dead of night, looking for the light of common principles. On land, those manning right-wing lighthouses are broadcasting ideas loaded with hidden motives into this ocean of conservative public opinion. What the Tea Party will become is presently unknown; but those with an agenda will do their best to steer lost boats at sea in their direction, with potentially dangerous consequences.

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EV Revolutionary 18.04.2010 22:04
REAL PEACE IN THE CITY REQUIRES THE ABOLITION OF THE PETROLVEE
Realizations from this evening's drive.

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gdy 18.04.2010 13:54
Coalminer’s Death Was Aggravated Murder For Profit
Their deaths were due to aggravated murder for profit. The mine and the mine owner, Massey Energy has had a long history of severe safety violations.

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Ezra Niesen, Certified Instructor 17.04.2010 19:24
Who Wants to Take over the Education System?
I was a volunteer in the War on Terror and I come from a large family of teachers. A lot of people are trying to do something about the education system. This is a blueprint of science education in America anyone can use to prove how the "education" system trains Americans to depend on imperialism.

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sd 16.04.2010 18:51
Ideology Makes Idiots
Brownshirts distract left from opportunity to build understanding.

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Atomic! 16.04.2010 16:01
97 years since Ludlow and Unioin breakers still killing miners
From ludlow to West Virginia. Union busting is still killing miners.

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D. Grant Haynes 15.04.2010 14:53
Prince tragedy should represent a wake-up call to public educators
A culture and an educational system that permit a student like Irish teen Phoebe Prince to be bullied and harassed until driven to suicide needs to undergo vast systemic changes immediately.
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LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS 15.04.2010 12:12
TOP 10 REASONS TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY IS DENYING HANK SKINNER DNA TEST PRIOR EXECUTION
"And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free " BEHOLD SARAH PALIN FANS,RICK PERRY IS ALREADY DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE IN MAKING SURE *HE AND ONLY tHE*RICK PERRY* WILL BE THE REPUBLICAN 2012 PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE ...

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anonymous 15.04.2010 11:47
Working Above the Law
Last night Portlanders gathered to strategize about alternatives to policing and creating community accountability. We got together to build a movement working above the law for real definitions of safety and justice that fit the needs of our communities. This meeting, held in response to the second violent police shooting in the past few months, focused on questions of what should the relationship between police and community members look like, and what do our visions of justice look like?

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guthrie 15.04.2010 10:36
Killer-Police Demonstration
Watching the footage of the demonstration against yet another murder by Portland police makes me think that it really doesn't make so much sense to be tangling with the drones themselves. The focus should be their higher ups and the elites (finance, insurance, real estate) who are running the urban removal program through the Portland Business Alliance.

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Lady G@G@ 15.04.2010 00:27
Seizing Potentiality; Reflections on Recent Anarchist Momentum Against the Police
In the last month, we have found once more our capacity to act. Greek comrades speak at an infoshop, a man is shot by the police, and we are in the streets within hours. We have claimed the initiative for the first time in years. We set the tone before the liberals could react, but that means that we have a responsibility to think critically and strategically about what to do with our newfound power. We expect to continue failing; we would simply like to fail better.

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Lew Church, PSU Progressive Student Union 14.04.2010 13:33
DID SISTERS OF THE ROAD GIVE A DE FACTO ELECTION ENDORSEMENT TO NICK FISH IN WWEEK?
In a recent issue of Willamette Week, sit-lie organizer for Sisters of the Road, Brandon Phillips, is asked about Nick Fish as Portland's Housing Commissioner. Brandon is quoted (with ellipses, however) as saying that "Fish is amazing." No mention in the article is made of transit activist Jason Barbour, who is one of Fish's alternate opponents.

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researcher 14.04.2010 06:54
In Re: Kendra James
Found this on the portland online website
 http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?a=33708&c=29870

of particular interest to recent police shootings: Question 10

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t 14.04.2010 00:49
Kill your inner petty bourgeois
Americans are possessed by the petty bourgeois spirit. Sociologist Max Weber referred to this as "Protestantism and the Spirit of Capitalism" in his eponymous classic. Accordingly, it follows that the first order of business of any thoroughgoing radical must be to "kill your own inner bourgeois." Who or what is this bourgeois, and what makes him tick?

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community members 13.04.2010 13:54
"But wasn't the latest killing justified?"
flyer format This is something that's been asked a lot lately: "But wasn't the officer's use of deadly force justified? I can see why people got angry about something like the beating of Rodney King, which was obviously breaking the law. But the shooting of Jack Dale Collins, for example, was by the book, and as such justified." So why continue protesting? Aren't masked anarchists really just hooligans looking for any ridiculous excuse to cause trouble?
Well it's technically true that all of Portland's recent cases of death-by-cop have been "justified." And that's exactly the problem.

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@ 12.04.2010 20:43
Until We Win: West Coast Solidarity Emerges in Response to Police Violence
On March 22, a Portland police officer shot and killed a mentally ill houseless man at Hoyt Arboretum. Jack Dale Collins was an important figure in the Portland houseless community, known and loved by many. His killer, Chris Walters, responded to a call about a "drunk transient," of which Collins was neither, and shot him four times within three minutes.

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Jody Paulson 12.04.2010 12:01
Who killed John O'Neill?
In one of the seemingly hundreds of amazing "coincidences" circling the events of Sept. 11, 2001, America's top expert on Osama bin Laden was killed on his second day of the job -- as head of security at the World Trade Center. His name was John O'Neill.

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Steven J. Gulitti 12.04.2010 04:09
Coming Unhinged On the Far Right
In an interview following the attack on her office, Congresswoman Giffords said that America was a beacon around the world because we create change via the ballot box and not through political violence and intimidation. In thinking back upon much of the rhetoric from the right that has surrounded the advent of the Obama Administration, I can not help but to recall the warning that Sinclair Lewis made back in the 1930s: "If Fascism ever comes to the United States it will be wrapped in the flag and borne upon a crucifix". In spite of the fact that the country was in a far more perilous position then than it is now, Lewis' words were as relevant today as they were in the midst of the Great Depression and they should be on the minds of every true American patriot.

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Rabble Rouser 12.04.2010 03:07
Gratitude and Solidarity
A message of thanks to our comrades who have kept the pressure on in the mother fucking resistance here.

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@ 11.04.2010 22:26
Cops Suck, Pigs Rock!
Hey all, So I know many people are getting heat for calling cops pigs and are being called specisists. The term pig for a cop is not intended to slur the animal the pig or demote its value, conciously by those who use it. It is intened to show that when a cop puts on a uniform they are not acting as individual humans, utilizing their own morals or feelings to make decisions. Theyre actions and the violence they perpetuate into the world is predidicated on the laws of the oligarchy and buergeosis that dictates their relations to other individual people they interact with. (I.E. they personally might not have a problem with someone J walking but they are obliged to harrass the person who does it.) Their personal desire to make more money doing an extremly oppresive job as opposed to another less opresive one makes them the enemies of all those seeking a free and liberated society as they serve as henchemen of the status quo. Therefore its usage is inteded as a simple way of breaking down the one bad apple concept of police reform in the name of abolishing the entire institution.

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William Wriathwrite III 11.04.2010 16:25
Chapter Three: Religious Conditioning: of When God Became the Terrrorist
Most Americans have not been introduced to a general theory that claims religions (some more than others) condition people, psychologically, to be more compliant towards certain kinds of governance—in which case, religions, by default, operate as "models" of government?

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Test. 11.04.2010 14:15
Side forum: animal lib and anti-police.
The speciesist slang term for a cop is "pig". This term has been used for centuries to put a label on cops that is revealing of the character of police and policing. Animal liberationists, seeking to abolish all forms of animal oppression, argue that the term is not only pejorative, parelleling terms that are sexist, racist, classist, ableist, ageist, sizeist, homophobic, etc, but that the term is distastefully used against a common enemy to all freedom fighters of which animal liberationsists are a growing and worthy contributing constituency deserving of respect.

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Lone Vet 10.04.2010 21:22
a letter
Israel must stop the occupation of Gaza

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Trevor 10.04.2010 20:21
The Code of the West vs. The Code of Oregon
It looks like Wyoming just adopted a new state code - The Code of the West.
Maybe Oregon should adopt its own version.

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^-^ 10.04.2010 11:53
ANOTHER Portland Pig Road Rage!!!!!!!!
Okay.....What more do we need to know about the seriously fucked up people in this town who wear badges and carry guns? And where the fuck is Sam Adams in all of this?

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t 10.04.2010 03:17
"What's the matter with Portland?"
Thomas Frank wrote a well-received book a few years ago called "What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America," explaining how ordinary working class and middle class people came to vote in droves for rightwing policies that hurt their own interests badly. The book "What's the matter with Portland?" has yet to be written. It would tell much the same story, but would include at least a reference or two to what still passes for a "left" in this country, and why this is such a fatal illusion.

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repost 09.04.2010 22:07
What happened in Olympia -- Some notes on opacity
On April 8, 2010, the metropolis finally opened its arms to us. With a history of somewhat homogenous anarchist events in Olympia, WA, we attempted to detach ourselves from the traditional mode of collective attack that the city has become familiarized with. Rather than bloc up, cause some destruction, and try to run away before the police snatch us, we decided to have a march in response to recent state violence wherein smashing a few windows and avoiding arrest wasn't the purpose of the action. Instead, we hoped to create something of a fairly calm spectacle that the police would be drawn to, creating potentialities for rifts elsewhere in the metropolis while the police tried to contain our march. All in all, the march's main goal was to maximize damage elsewhere while minimizing risk at the march itself. With this objective in mind, the action was a complete disaster.

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achillea millefolium 09.04.2010 13:27
Why Anarchists Make No Demands
quartersheet sized text on why anarchists do not make demands of the state, suitable to be passed out as is, or printed on the back side of a flyer with graphics on the front.

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LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS 09.04.2010 11:20
Satans & Governer Perrys Texas Agenda Is Not Based On Saving Possible Innocent Life!
while satan & texas governor rick perry were denying hank skinner the ability to have his dna tested to prove his possible innocence before his texas execution, the lord was in ohio helping these statesmen create this future legislation to save innocent human life !!!

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nerd 09.04.2010 02:22
there is no happily ever after
You might think from the title that this is an apology for cynicism. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.

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gb 08.04.2010 13:01
The Coming Internet Protection Racket or Rentier Digital Capitalism
Without Common Carrier status, predatory companies like Comcast will inevitably start demanding a take of any profitable new economic activity dependent on the Internet. They will be able to use the threat of arbitrary service disruption to make demands on independent businesses. They will also start offering "tiered" services, where access to various protocols will be dependent on paying for special "elite" or "gold" subscriber status. Running a website will be out of the question without paying an assortment of special fees, split among a consortium of business interests and justified by appealing to precedents like HDTV and "Trusted Platform Computing." There will be legal and antitrust wrangling over the matter, but how effective has that been recently against digital age would-be monopolists? (Think Microsoft.)

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anon 08.04.2010 11:07
The Prospects for a Second American Revolution
The American Constitution must be recognized for what it is — an error.

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Concerned Anarchists 08.04.2010 09:21
The Politics of Impatience: An open letter from anarchists
We are shocked that on March 4th at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), some anarchists harmfully disrupted a protest against tuition hikes, budget cuts, and childcare cuts. Some of the facts of what happened are in dispute. Some are not, including the following: A faculty member and longtime media activist was injured in the head, sectarian graffiti was spray-painted, and a parent from Defend Hunter Childcare was targeted with a sexist epithet that was heard by some as a rape threat. Some of the individuals involved have apologized for their actions. But we still need to ask why this happened, how anarchists could be responsible for these things. And how to make sure it never happens again.

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Tracy Mapes 07.04.2010 10:51
Poetry
'Chariots of Fire' I Know the Lyrics to this Song are Really Anarchy Based. But Damn! This is Some of the Most Beautiful Poetry I've Ever Read. Both in Its Complexity and Simpleness, Brilliantly Intertwined, The Family, The Loss, and All the Frustration of Times We Had. And The Times We've Lost.

I Find It Inspirational.

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LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS 06.04.2010 11:34
GOVERNOR RICK PERRY VISITS CHINA JUNE 2, 2010~ SILENCE IS GOLDEN~ON TEXAS EXECUTIONS ALSO
jesus christ did not get executed on a cross so governor rick perry could continue executing possible innocent poor americans in texas !!

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Lew Church, PSU Progressive Student Union 06.04.2010 10:07
EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE PORTLAND CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Local corporate media has spent a good deal of time covering some Oregon election campaigns and candidates, while minimizing or censoring some candidates and races. For Portland City Council, Jason Barbour is challenging Nick Fish, and there are many alternate candidates challenging Dan Saltzman. Of the alternate candidates, who are the best choices?

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Max Rameau 06.04.2010 02:28
May 2010 Month of Action to Take Back the Land
The Take Back the Land Movement is building towards a May Month of Action- coming to your town!

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Jody Paulson 05.04.2010 10:08
There is no right or left, only right and wrong.
Corporations and private bankers are running both the Democratic and Republican parties -- we need to break out of the boxed-in thinking that these are our only choices!

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Tom Mullen 04.04.2010 23:42
The 18th Century Patriot Act
It is generally argued by "strict constitutionalists" that the purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to limit the power of the government. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Marcus 04.04.2010 15:50
Hysteresis in human events
There's "no going back," in hysteresis and in life.

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Me 04.04.2010 04:17
A rising tide lifts all boats, but not everybody has a boat; fable based on true story
I wrote this today about my recent experience on Indymedia.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2010/03/398194.shtml?discuss

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Concerned City of Portland Taxpayer 03.04.2010 09:16
Lets Legislate Limits upon the Size, Weight, Noise, and Power of PetrolVees
The Chevy Suburban, The GMC Yukon, The Dodge Ram 2500 - these are all examples of vehicles which are simply too large and noisy to be People, Pet, Pedestrian, Cyclist, and Wildlife friendly. Their ownership and operation should not be allowed within the City of Portland except in limited numbers by special permit and only for an interim transition period.

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jean 02.04.2010 16:13
activism vs. organizing on police brutality
One distinction that some people have identified is between "activism" vs. "organizing." "Activism" tends to be more dramatic and episodic. It's also more superficial. "Organizing" is more long-term, low-key, and often tedious, even boring. But "activism" in an organizational vacuum tends to be ineffective.

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Lew Church, PSU Progressive Student Union 02.04.2010 10:55
WPC JUST SAYS NO TO WORKERS IMMIGRANTS TRANSIT RIDERS
Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, a progressive liberal and very small NGO (nonprofit) recently declined at their monthly board meeting to endorse the upcoming May Day march and rally, and to not endorse efforts by transit activists to oppose TriMet's proposed fare increase and service cuts, and have the TriMet board elected by voters.

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Crisis City Collective 02.04.2010 10:22
A communique from the Black Bloc on 3/29
On 3/29, people from Portland marched down from PSU for over five hours in the rain in response to a murder by the Portland Police of one of our own. On that same day, police on bikes, horses, cars, mopeds, and even a chopper, armed with tear gas, guns, and batons, physically attacked demonstrators and even passers by, blocked streets, shouted at us, and demonstrated to us and onlookers the reality of the police state we live in.

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Dana Gabriel 02.04.2010 09:39
Advancing the Transatlantic Agenda
The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement currently being negotiated appears to be based on the flawed NAFTA model. Negotiations are proceeding quickly which could lead to a deal being signed by 2011. A Canada-EU CETA could be used to expand NAFTA, strengthen U.S.-EU economic relations and further advance the transatlantic agenda.

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me 01.04.2010 02:08
Frashour poster
Another try at posting the Wanted poster for Ronald Frashour

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Leah Gibson-Blackfeather 01.04.2010 00:16
Op-ed: A student perspective on Monday's protest
Upset over the local media's portrayals of Monday's protestors, this student writes her perspective of her involvement in the protest.

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Dan Scott 31.03.2010 10:34
Does Palin Support McCain’s bill—Indefinite Detainment of Citizens On Mere Suspicion?
Perhaps Palin or her Tea Party supporters haven't considered McCain's legislation could be used by government to crush them.

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middle-aged anarchist 31.03.2010 09:28
My Impressions on the 3/29 Protest
I was there until about 7PM. I think my biggest impression of the evening was the effectiveness of the Black Bloc.

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Den Mark, Vancouver 31.03.2010 07:32
Words of Frederick Douglass
For those who criticize angry protest, i offer these potent words of Frederick Douglass:

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Circle-A 30.03.2010 20:14
The Anti-Police Demo has come and gone. Now what?
The demonstration has come and gone. So where do we go from here?

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HIstorian 30.03.2010 18:03
Police Brutality: Passover/ Easter celebrate transcending oppressionfear for liberation
One individual's right thinking and revolutionary morally courageous action can profoundly change events and has changed history.

Misfit Moses with the speech impediment, a fugitive wanted for murder, member of a slave colony, a lonely shepherd, almost murdered in infancy, distrusted or resented by all sides, boldly faced his greatest fears and demanded freedom to worship his God, and after a lot of plagues, finally, the thousands of intimidated, self-centered slaves moved in mass from all they found comfortable and familiar for the scary and hard unknown wilderness. After forty years the survivors outgrew the slave mentality. The most powerful military empire, wealthiest global trading center, most advanced technology, most sophisticated culture and enforced religion was not strong enough to defeat this one man and those he led to freedom.

One protester/revolutionary who could be considered a bastard from a family fallen from long-ago glory, grew up in a foreign country as a son to a refugee/migrant worker, then a member of a ridiculed nobody-and-nothing village, disliked by his adopted father's older children... became arguably, the most known and influential in human history. This Friday commemorates the time he was continually discounted and maligned, ignored, disobeyed, burdened, shamed, hated, with so many traps set for him to provoke and set him up for the eventual false arrest and torture to death.

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Pedestrian 30.03.2010 17:42
I Joined the Anti Police Rally
If there is one thing I learned from the recent protests against police its that we as a community have the power to protect ourselves. As police shoved, bashed and rammed people out of the streets with their bikes, I saw enormous amounts of solidarity as community members watched out for each others health. Unified they expressed their rage against the police. As the march rolled in front of the justice center at about 9-10pm the buildings prison cells lights began flickering as prisoners could hear our chants. For hours we roamed our streets showing that we will not forget Aaron Campell and Jake Collin, and we will not forget their murderers faces. Its time to create police free zones. Rather if its your campus or neighborhood lets work together to provide for our safety from the pigs and otherwise. These are our streets! Lets take them back and never forget the people the police have killed patrolling them.

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Mandy 30.03.2010 13:37
Anti Police March Yesterday
Review of the March 29th mobilization against Portland Police Murders.

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