Giving Thanks

Burgerville Workers Union Continues Organizing; Management Steps Up Intimidation Tactics

11 Million Reasons Why Sanctuary Must Be More Than Words

Burgerville Workers Union, Community Alliance of Tenants Picket Burgerville; Link Struggles Against Low Wages and Out of Control Rents

Giving Thanks

Story and photos by Pete Shaw A year ago, as I began composing our Thanksgiving article, I was in the…

News

11 Million Reasons Why Sanctuary Must Be More Than Words

Story and photos by Pete Shaw “We will always see ourselves as a sanctuary city and we will continue to be welcome to everyone,” said Ted Wheeler after he was elected mayor. His words were given official imprimatur in late March when the City Council declared Portland a sanctuary city. It was a symbolic gesture,…

Essays

Giving Thanks

Story and photos by Pete Shaw A year ago, as I began composing our Thanksgiving article, I was in the pits. I was in the middle of a 4 month bout with a foot infection…

Stoking Memories

Story and photos by Pete Shaw When my better 99% and I moved out here from Chicago on Labor Day weekend, 2000, the last leg was a doozy. We began somewhere around Billings, Montana. It…

Walking With Time

Story and photos by Pete Shaw It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I come from the sewers. Well, that is a bit of an exaggeration. However, the parcel of…

The Time is Now

Story by Pete Shaw. Photos by Benji Bảo Vương. Over the past few weeks, Portlanders have been given a tutorial in how white supremacy works, as well as the privileges whiteness confers upon white people and…