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Articles that pertain to racism and anti-racism including, but not limited to, prejudice, institutional racism, discrimination, and solutions can be found here. To educate yourself about the very real nature of hate-crimes and what is being done about it (and how much more work needs to be done for generations to undo what has been institutionalized into Amerikkkan "culture"), go to this post and check out the links. Consider forming a group in your area, educating and confronting the racist nature of our society that permeates every level of everyone's lives. Just being pale-skinned gives privilege that carries with it responsibility to confront and actively oppose racist beliefs/actions/institutions wherever you go. Racism is not a "state of mind". It is a ever-present reality that is perpetuated by those who benefit from the unjust conditions imposed on people of color.
To educate yourself about the very real nature of hate-crimes and what is being done about it (and how much more work needs to be done for generations to undo what has been institutionalized into Amerikkkan "culture"), go to this post and check out the links. Consider forming a group in your area, educating and confronting the racist nature of our society that permeates every level of everyone's lives. Just being pale-skinned gives privilege that carries with it responsibility to confront and actively oppose racist beliefs/actions/institutions wherever you go. Racism is not a "state of mind". It is a ever-present reality that is perpetuated by those who benefit from the unjust conditions imposed on people of color.
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.
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
Hate Crime In Gresham,OR
From the open publishing newswire: Many people have been gleefully egging on a race war this year, especially in wake of recent events. Clearly, some of these so-called "race warriors" can't wait, though.
Larnell Malik Bruce had recently moved in with family in Gresham,OR. Bruce was at a 7-Eleven store on 188th and E. Burnside close to midnight on Wednesday August 10th 2016. He was reportedly charging his phone and talking with a friend. It was at this moment that Bruce was attacked by two white supremacist thugs without provocation. The two pieces of white trash were later identified as 38 year old Russell Courtier and his girlfriend/whore 35 year old Colleen Hunt. Bruce was standing outside the convenience store when the two white thugs drove up in a 1991 Jeep Wrangler. According to witnesses, within seconds a fist fight had broken out between the two men, with Hunt egging her boyfriend on. At one point, [...]
Clandestine Occupations Book Event Announcement
From the open publishing newswire: Book reading on August 25, 2016 7 pm at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway Portland
Diana Block will read and discuss her new radical feminist novel, Clandestine Occupations. Based on lived experience, this suspenseful novel spans two generations of activist women moving from the passions of seventies to the awakenings of the Occupy movement and even beyond - to a boldly imagined insurgency of the future.
Diana is an active member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman's Journey Underground and Back.
Smash the Hammerskins
From the open publishing newswire:
Rose City Antifa and allies are calling for antifascists in the Pacific Northwest to turn out this coming Sunday December 6th to Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, WA to show the Northwestern Hammerskins that we stand united against fascism and racism. The Northwestern Hammerskins have threatened to march on Capitol Hill in Seattle, and antifascists must turn out to defend the streets. The fascist march is planned as part of the annual Martyrs Day celebrations that the Northwestern Hammerskins are hosting in remembrance of Robert Jay Mathews of the white supremacist terror cell, the Order, who died during a shootout with law enforcement at Whidbey Island on December 8th 1984. In the past this event has been a smaller affair held on private property. This year the NWHS have boasted a larger planned attendance and have announced a more public appearance, which represents a dangerous escalation of tactics. We must not allow them to be further emboldened. Particularly in light of the recent upswell of fascist violence regionally and across the nation, we must vigorously oppose any effort by fascists to claim space and spread fear.
We will gather in the north end of Cal Anderson Park, Seattle at 5pm on Sunday December 6th. Please bring flags and banners so that it is clear that we are antifascists opposing the neo-Nazis. While covering your face is not mandatory it is a good precaution to take to prevent the police or neo-Nazis from taking your picture.
People are encouraged to use the Twitter hashtag #defendseattle to post updates and make it easier for everyone to keep track of what is happening at and around the rally. Rose City Antifa will be posting updates throughout the weekend of the 5th & 6th on any information related to NWHS Martyrs Day activities.
If your organization would like to sign on to this effort, if you have questions, or if you have information related to white supremacist organizing in our region, please e-mail us [...]
Video: 8 .11 .15 Race Talks - Racism and Health
From the open publishing newswire: August Race Talks program consisted of a film screening of one portion of a seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health and a presentation by guest speaker Leslie Gregory. This is a free monthly event at Kennedy School on the 2nd Tuesday evening of every month.
A screening and discussion of Unnatural Causes ... "is inequality making us sick\?"
https://youtu.be/Ga40RZdjjAs [1.hour 14.minute video]
This August Race Talks presentation was by guest speaker Leslie Gregory. Leslie is a Physician Assistant and Executive Director of Right to Health. This race talks program consisted of a film screening of one portion of a seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health.
Previous Race Talks events are recorded and archived on this youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/racetalks01
THE THEFT OF A BLACK BAPTIST CHURCH IN GENTRIFIED RIP CITY
From the open publishing newswire: A Christian denomination founded on the right to own slaves steals property from a historically African-American church in North Portland; then sells it to a predominantly Caucasian church in Gresham for a $200,000 profit. All while leaving the founding pastor's elderly wife penniless.
Why are we hearing about this almost a decade later from an outfit in New Jersey and not our local press\?
PORTLAND, OREGON — There are ways to sell a church property legally, procedures dictated by state law and church bylaws. Typically, they require a formal vote by the congregation. [...]
AN INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (PART 1 OF 5)
COUNTER RALLY IN SALEM SHERIFF ARPAIO 6/27/15
From the open publishing newswire: Demo to counter the presence of AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio
PCUN and Accion Politica PCUNIsta invite you to a counter-rally we are organizing against Sheriff Joe Arpaio who will be the feature speaker for a fundraiser hosted by the Oregon Republican Party and sponsored by OFIR in front of the Capitol this Saturday at 3 p.m.
Among other topics, Arpaio will be talking in support English Only and E-Verify.
For those who don't know who Sheriff Arpaio is, looking him up. He is " The Anti-Immigrant".
See you there at the State Capital Water Fountain at 2:30.
Questions: 503-302-6549 | http://www.pcun.org
"Justice for Trayvon" National Day of Action Portland, July 20
From the open publishing newswire: A call has been put out for a National Day of Action by Al Sharpton so Campaign to End the New Jim Crow is organizing one here in Portland.
SATURDAY 2PM @ Federal Courthouse located at 1000 SW 3rd Ave (SW 3rd ave and SW Main st)
We are doing 2pm instead of 12pm because we usually meet at that time. so to avoid too much confusion and to make sure we get some work done we decided to call it for 2pm instead.
If you would like to join us for our meeting then check out the facebook event here- https://www.facebook.com/events/687032271322286/
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow General Meeting
11am PCC Cascade 705 N Killingsworth st
Student center on 2nd floor in room 204 or in the cafeteria (same building first floor)
The event will also help begin a four-week countdown to the 50th anniversary event for the March on Washington on August 24, which will include Martin Luther King III, and which Sharpton said will be centered on Trayvon Martin and the Voting Rights Act.
Photos of Rally and March for Justice for Trayvon Martin
From the open publishing newswire: Hundreds of people showed up yesterday, July 14, at a rally and march to express their grief at the murder of another Black teenager, Trayvon Martin, and the verdict that acquitted his murderer, George Zimmerman. Ironically, Zimmerman's declaration "the assholes always get away" ended up applying to his acquittal. This case is evidence that in America, white supremacists/racists are still able to attack and kill people of color with impunity. Black Americans are not the only target; Mexicans have been murdered trying to cross the border by vigilante groups, and Muslims or people who look like "Arabs" have been attacked for years. I wish thousands more had shown up to protest these racist attacks and the injustices caused by institutionalized racism.
Rally & March for Justice for Trayvon!
From the open publishing newswire:
The Portland Campaign to End the New Jim Crow is calling for a
RALLY, SPEAKOUT & MARCH
Sunday, July 14, 4pm, Penninsula Park (N. Ainsworth & Albina)
Justice for Trayvon!
End Racist Killings!
No Justice, No Peace!
End the New Jim Crow!
Noon - sign making, phoning lists (bring lists & phones), plan the action! at Penninsula Park, band shell
Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement?
From the open publishing newswire: After four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.
View the embedded links and more accompanying photos here: http://angola3news.blogspot.com/2013/02/albert-woodfox-freedom-after-40-years.html
Albert Woodfox: Freedom After 40 Years in Solitary?
--Supporters of one of the Angola 3 tell The Root why he might be released this time. (The first of two parts) by Katti Gray [...]
After four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked