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Video: Portland Human Rights Commission Meeting Jan 8 2020
From the open publishing newswire: This is the first meeting of the year for the Portland Human Rights Commission (PHRC).
It was 2. 5 hours and it was open to the public.
The public has a few minutes to speak during the public comment section at the beginning of the meeting.
https://youtu.be/jYn-33qz4xs (2 hrs 18 mins video)
Portland Copwatch Announces Text-to-Incident-Report Line
From the open publishing newswire: The Incident Report Line--> 503-321-5120 now will take text messages.
Portland Copwatch uses the Incident Report Line to further one of its organizational priorities, to empower survivors of police misconduct to pursue their grievances, with the goal of resolving individual cases and preventing future occurrences.
Video: Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards - Portland Or 12.11.19
From the open publishing newswire: The Portland Human Rights Commission annual awards honors community human rights champions who work to eliminate discrimination and bigotry; strengthen inter-group relationships; and foster greater understanding, inclusion, and justice for those who live, work, study, worship, travel and play in the city of Portland.
https://youtu.be/xUw2Yi-NR_M [video 57 minutes]
The Portland Human Rights Commission held their Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards on 12.11.19 at the Tiffany Center in Portland Oregon. It included a lunch buffet and the award ceremony for three categories in 2019 (Lifetime Achievement, Emerging Leader, and Outstanding Organization.) This event was free and open to the public.
No Fair is Fair
From the open publishing newswire: This was my first protest I have been to in a long time. I went cause of what is happening around the world right now and a new class consciousness emerging we have not had a class consciousness in this country in a long time. When I arrived there were a few young people dressed in black standing on the edge of pioneer square. After a few minutes more continued to arrive I would say a few dozen came. One participant asked me if I had a mask I said I did and thanked them for their concern. There was some right wing agitators and trolls but many people came up and asked me what was happening and I told them the best I could, but they needed to talk to the Youth Liberation Front. Seriously a great group of youth dedicated and passionate. After being there for a while I had to leave afterwards they marched on trimet and took free ride.
Say no to Trimet cops they way to fund trimet is to not criminalize the poor!
Americans for Safe Access Portland Chapter Planning Meeting
From the open publishing newswire: The Portland chapter-in-development of Americans for Safe Access will be holding a planning meeting on November 18 from 6-7:45 PM at NW Library (2300 NW Thurman St., PDX). Join us to learn more about advocating for the medical cannabis community on a local and national level.
[...] The meeting will include a brief presentation about Americans for Safe Access, a review of the chapter paperwork that must be submitted for approval, and a discussion of how our chapter can participate in regional and national campaigns. The meeting will be held at the NW Library (2300 NW Thurman St., PDX) and is open to all ages.
"PRICED OUT" Screening with Panel Discussion -- Sunday, November 10, at Midland Library
From the open publishing newswire: Sunday, November 10
Tabling, Film Screening; Panel with question and answer period
2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Free! Light refreshments will be served.
Co-presented by Multnomah County Library and Lents Strong! Housing Team
Join us for a film screening of "Priced Out," followed by a panel discussion with local housing justice advocacy community groups Lents Strong! Housing Team; Portland Tenants United; Right2Survive and Symbiosis PDX, who are organizing to prevent the displacement that often accompanies gentrification.
Portland Copwatch: FOLLOW-UP: The City/PPB still don't understand the text scandal
From the open publishing newswire: Portland Copwatch wishes to express concern with the conclusions being
drawn from the follow up on the Lt. Niiya texting scandal. The
investigation has cleared Niiya of violating Bureau policy. The Mayor
and Chief are claiming that new training for officers to act as liaisons
in crowd situations led to the "success" of the August 17 proto-fascist
/ anti-fascist demonstrations. [...]
The lesson the City and Police still have to learn is that the First
Amendment doesn't contemplate negative repercussions from the state for
those who refuse to communicate when they exercise their rights, nor
does it grant privileges to those who do talk with the authorities. [...]
KBOO Members Demand Resignation of Prez, VP
From the open publishing newswire: For misappropriation of funds, intimidation of Staff, and creating an oppressive atmosphere at the Station....
Last night, the KBOO Board room was, for the fourth month running, full of concerned KBOO members seeking explanations and remedies from the Board for the crisis at the Station. The Board, however, was not present. The explanation was that it was not possible to get a legal quorum, as so many Board members were out of town. Instead, there was a general discussion touching on the current crisis, and a consensus was reached to demand that the President and Vice President step down, or failing that, follow bylaws legal requirements in the wake of the successful petition to set up a Special Membership Meeting to force their resignation.
To sign the petition (if you are a KBOO member in good standing), follow this link:
Extinction Rebellion & Sunrise holding demonstrations Friday
From the open publishing newswire: Friday is the Solstice and the Portland branch of the international group Extinction Rebellion, in coalition with the youth-led Sunrise Movement, will rally downtown to call for dramatic action in defense against climate change.
The organization that blocked the Zenith Energy's North Portland terminal in April by planting a garden on the tracks leading to the company's export facility, today called for "rebellion" against a city government "that no longer has a meaningful claim to power." In a letter to Portland area residents, released today,, Extinction Rebellion PDX announced it will hold a rally at 12:00 noon, this coming Friday, June 21, 2019, at Terry Schrunk Plaza, in Portland, to declare a "climate emergency" and call for mass disruption of business-as-usual, as a last ditch effort to force action on the climate change crisis.
Save the Downtown Food Carts! Letter to Mayor Wheeler and the Portland Commissioners
From the open publishing newswire: A desolate parking lot became vibrant food carts two decades ago! Building a 35-story 5-star hotel is an out-of-scale monstrosity that will disable downtown for years. Elected leaders are responsible to house and feed. Trump should resign gracefully like Nixon. City councils should resist Trump's cutting everything but the military! FDR built 170K public buildings, social security, and minimum wage? Have we fallen asleep? Are we being entertained to death?
Building a 35-story 5-star hotel is an out-of-scale monstrosity that will disable downtown for years. Similarly, building a baseball stadium on the Fremont bridge would turn driving and traffic into a nightmare. This would lead to epic traffic jams and people cursing baseball.
On the positive side, Portland could lead in resisting the Trump attacks on the poor, seniors, the disabled, children and students. The funds should be returned to HUD, Meals-on-Wheels, WIC, The Legal Corporation, Pell Grants, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and the Departments of Education and the EPA. The Great Unraveling provokes the Great Refusal. [...]
Legendary Civil Rights Leader James Lawson Assembles Institute on Nonviolent Civil Resist
From the open publishing newswire: "Building an Escalating Intergenerational U.S. Nonviolent Movement"
Portland, Ore., will be the site of a sixth assembly of a uniquely acclaimed program that prepares social justice advocates for effective civil resistance campaigns on a host of socio-political crises and predicaments across the nation. The Institute meets for portions of five days, starting Wednesday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. with a public talk by, Legendary Civil Rights Leader Dr. Lawson, Native American Center, Portland State University, to which the public is invited.
Challenging the Both Sides Narrative
From the open publishing newswire: Challenging the Both Sides Narrative: Difference Between Fascist & Antifa Movements in the Trump Era with Dr. Stanislav Vysotsky
Apr 4th 7pm
807 NE Couch
His research on the militant antifascist movement and the relationship between threat, space, subculture, and social movement activism has been published in journals such as Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements, Critical Criminology, and the book Inside Antifa: The Tactics, Culture, and Practice of Militant Antifascism (forthcoming, Routledge).
HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! ** Portland Rally Friday 2/8/19 Terry Shrunk Plaza 5PM
From the open publishing newswire: Join your community members at Terry Schrunk Plaza Portland this Friday at 5:00 pm to tell the US government HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!
No more military intervention in Latin America!
We cannot be silent in the face of the latest U.S. aggression against the Venezuelan people.
Nicolás Maduro is the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, chosen twice by the people as part of an internationally observed electoral process. Since the 1998 election of Hugo Chávez, the United States has been relentless in its pursuit of regime change in Venezuela. With Donald Trump in the White House, these efforts have escalated to threats of all-out military violence, the plundering of billions of dollars in wealth from the Venezuelan people and pushing a multitude of outrageous lies in the global media.