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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. [...]
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.
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)
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
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
[Video] Winona La Duke on Standing Rock
From the open publishing newswire: Winona La Duke speaks eloquently and passionately about the Rights of Nature and of Indigenous values relevant to the ongoing struggle of the Water Protectors in North Dakota.
La Duke also talks about the history of the Standing Rock area and of the people who have resided there for millennium. This is an excerpt from a longer presentation which will be posted soon.... https://youtu.be/tUi9hKd7Brw
The Shortwave Report 11/18/16 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. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.
The latest Shortwave Report (November 18) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]
500+ rally for Standing Rock in Portland at Army Corps Of Engineers - 11.15.16
From the open publishing newswire: A rally at the Army Corps of Engineers then over to Waterfront park Portland People marched in Solidarity with Standing Rock and "No North Dakota Pipeline".
I arrived on 3rd street at the Army Corps of Engineers office where a large gathering was going on.
Only seen 2 cops the entire time (and no traffic was blocked in any kind of protest). I filmed the speeches at Waterfront park - estimated 500+ at the rally for Standing Rock.
Video: Armistice Day 11 11 16 Portland Oregon - Veterans For Peace
From the open publishing newswire: Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 meeting in Portland pioneer Square
Armistice Day 11 11 16 Portland Oregon
Gathering in Portland Oregon on Armistice Day (Veterans Day) in Portland - people gather to remember the day of commemorating "peace"
Video: Climate Hearing - Portland City Hall - Rally on 11.10.16
From the open publishing newswire: Environmental Justice around Health of the Planet and Human Rights
Hearings going on inside city hall, over the details of the measure that passed, that says the city wont invest in fossil fuels.
Rally outside of the Climate Hearing - Portland City Hall: https://youtu.be/KJEtWFIyZTw (13 min video)
Video: Anti TRUMP - 2 thousands protesters in Portland on 11.9.16
From the open publishing newswire: Not My President!
An estimated 2 thousands people pissed at Trump winning the election took to the streets for hours in Portland Oregon on 11.9.16. No police - and no violence.
My crowd size estimate was around 2,000 +
This video clip is from the West side (downtown) at about 5:30 PM, near city hall (protest had been going for a few hours prior, over to the East side via the Morrison bridge, then north up MLK to the Convention Center...then on to the Moda Center (Rose Garden)
https://youtu.be/3LTQUy6BUZ8 (40 min video)
KBOO Election Night Coverage
From the open publishing newswire: KBOO will provide live election coverage from 5:30 to 9PM
KBOO Portland (kboo.fm) will have live interviews and guests as we broadcast Election Night Coverage from 5:30PM til 9PM. Tune in to hear call-ins from the Presidential camps, Kristin Yount at the Chloe Eudaly rally, S.W. Conser, Lisa Loving, Theresa Mitchell, and various guests including candidates.
That's 90.7 FM in the greater Portland area, other frequencies in Cascadia, and http://www.kboo.fm on the Web.