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An Assessment of May Day

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An Assessment of May Day

It is not the policy of this publication to print press releases. But as people process the events of May…

May Day

Story by Pete Shaw Approaching Shemanski Park, once again the sight of Portland’s May Day rally, I had the feeling…

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An Assessment of May Day

It is not the policy of this publication to print press releases. But as people process the events of May Day, we would do well to consider the perspective of those who were most vulnerable to the police attack on Monday’s parade. The press release below from various Filipino organizations under the banner of Bayan-USA…

City Council Votes to Divest From All Corporate Bonds; Years of Organizing, Public Pressure Bears Fruit

Story by Pete Shaw Leaving Wednesday’s City Council afternoon session, Enlace’s Interim Director Amanda Shank seemed beside herself, still not sure she believed what she had just heard. Only a few minutes earlier City Commissioners Chloe Eudaly, Nick Fish, and Dan Saltzman approved Saltzman’s amendment that would require the City to divest from all of…

Immigrants and Immigrant Justice Groups Fight Back Against Persecution; Work to Provide True Sanctuary

  Story and photos by Pete Shaw In the days following Republican Donald Trump’s inauguration, many US cities and states–including Portland and Oregon–declared themselves to be sanctuaries. The term was meant to imply safety for people without documentation. However, it is one thing to make a declaration and something else entirely to enforce it. This…

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May Day

Story by Pete Shaw Approaching Shemanski Park, once again the sight of Portland’s May Day rally, I had the feeling there would be trouble with the police. I ran into a Friend across the street…