75 Years On, Story of Japanese American Incarceration Disturbing Mirror for Current Immigrant and Refugee Policies

Community Holds Vigil for Quanice Hayes as City Examines Circumstances Around His Killing

A Shining Light Rolls On

Solidarity on Display as Citizens Rally in Resistance to Trump Executive Orders

A Shining Light Rolls On

“Days up and down they come Like rain on a conga drum Forget most, remember some But don’t turn none…

News

75 Years On, Story of Japanese American Incarceration Disturbing Mirror for Current Immigrant and Refugee Policies

Story and photos by Pete Shaw It’s been 75 years since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the forced incarceration of over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry. The order, which in an immediate sense was a response to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, resulted in a…

Burgerville Workers Union Serves Up Resistance and Hamburgers

  Story by Pete Shaw Over 100 members and supporters of the Burgerville Workers Union (BVWU) came out on Wednesday January 25 to stand for worker justice at the Convention Center Burgerville on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The BVWU’s most recent action occurred nearly a week after fellow worker and union leader Jordan…

Transforming Body and Mind a Page at a Time

Story and photos by Pete Shaw “You need to stop pretending you’re not a storyteller.” With that friendly admonition, author Prisca Dorca Mojica Rodriguez began an evening sponsored by the Momentum Alliance that served as a reminder that all people–particularly Latinas–have their own stories. It was also a plea for them to tell those stories because…

Essays

How to Shine During Bleak Times

  Story by Pete Shaw These are bleak times in the United States, although an honest reckoning shows that for many people, particularly those who are not heterosexual Christian men bearing white skin, these are…

Giving Thanks

Story and photos by Pete Shaw So here we are, not long after an election that saw the man who will become President of the United States spending over a year hurling invective against just…

An Important Lesson

Story by Pete Shaw After last week’s election, the Portland Occupier published a column I wrote about how regardless of who won the election, the same work of organizing for a more just world faced…

Where Do We Go From Here?

Story by Pete Shaw Judging from Facebook on the morning after the recent elections, it seems there are two very important things that need taking. One is that the proposed wisdom that we were watching…