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Vigil Organizers See Hope in Large Turnout for Transgender Women of Color Violence Victims and Survivors

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August 28, 2015
Vigil Organizers See Hope in Large Turnout for Transgender Women of Color Violence Victims and Survivors

Story and photos by Pete Shaw Say their names. Lamia Beard. Keyshia Blige. Kandis Capri. Say their names because their lives mattered. London Chanel. India Clarke. Taja DeJesus. Tamara Dominguez. Say their names for their memories and for their friends, families, and lovers. Papi Edwards. K.C. Haggard. Mya Hall. Amber Monroe. Say their names because...
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Black Lives Matter Rally Reaffirms Commitment to Stand Against Threat of Police Brutality

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August 14, 2015
Black Lives Matter Rally Reaffirms Commitment to Stand Against Threat of Police Brutality

Story and photos by Pete Shaw “They think we’re stupid and we’re just going to accept community court and stop struggling.” Don’t Shoot Portland organizer Teressa Raiford uttered these words a few minutes after pleading not guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from her August 9 arrest after a rally marking one year since...
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Shell No! Action Rolls On As Protestors Stymie Arctic Support Ship, Delay Departure

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July 30, 2015
Shell No! Action Rolls On As Protestors Stymie Arctic Support Ship, Delay Departure

Story and photos by Pete Shaw “It looks like a festival out here!” That cry came from one of the 75 kayakers Wednesday evening on the Willamette River, off the shore of Cathedral Park. Over 350 people had gathered in the park in support of those kayakers and the 13 Greenpeace climbers suspended from...
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Shell NO! Local Activists Delay Drilling Support Rig in Effort to Halt Arctic Oil Exploration

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July 29, 2015
Shell NO! Local Activists Delay Drilling Support Rig in Effort to Halt Arctic Oil Exploration

Story and photos by Pete Shaw A flotilla of kayaks and motorcraft took the Willamette River at 2:30 AM this morning to prevent Shell Oil from sending the icebreaking boat Fennica from Portland to the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic where it would help the petroleum company explore for oil. The boat is in...
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Opponents Doubling Down Against TPP in Wake of Fast Track

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July 8, 2015
Opponents Doubling Down Against TPP in Wake of Fast Track

Story and photos by Pete Shaw While Congress has given President Obama Fast Track authority for negotiating trade laws, the fight against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues with a tighter focus. Prior to Fast Track’s approval, opponents were concentrating on both it and the TPP, understanding that Fast Track was the linchpin since...
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More from News & Current Events

Ahjamu Umi’s “The Courage Equation” Probes Race, Violence

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August 26, 2015
Ahjamu Umi’s “The Courage Equation” Probes Race, Violence

  By Pete Shaw Frederick Douglass once stated that power concedes nothing without a struggle, and history certainly bears that out. The struggle to wrest power away from those who hoard it in vast disproportion is a story that...
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Parachutes and Sea Shells

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August 3, 2015
Parachutes and Sea Shells

Story by Pete Shaw I was recently on a train from Denville, New Jersey to Pennsylvania Station (Penn Station as the locals have it) in New York City (The City as those same fellas have it), my balance bent....
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The System Fiddles While We Burn

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July 31, 2015
The System Fiddles While We Burn

Story and photos by Pete Shaw The Fennica has left Portland despite the noble and courageous efforts of the kayaktivists and Greenpeace climbers whose blockade cost Shell Oil two days of profits. But while ultimately failing to keep the...
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Sweetness and Light

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May 2, 2015
Sweetness and Light

by Peter Shaw May Day, 2015, 2:12 AM   Let us sing songs of remembrance Let us praise great people Not the ones in the great books But the ones of the great stories The stories we tell The...
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Portland Mayor’s Abrupt Resignation Tipped by Housing, Police Injustice Issues

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April 1, 2015
Portland Mayor’s Abrupt Resignation Tipped by Housing, Police Injustice Issues

Story by Raymond D. Davies Shocking the Portland political establishment, Mayor Charlie Hales announced today his resignation, effective immediately. Hales was expected to run for reelection in 2016, but citing his “frustration with certain elements of city governance, particularly the...
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More from Essays & Letters

Art/Fiction/Poetry

The Dream of Sleep

The Dream of Sleep

A Light in the Commons Illumines a Truth Entropy of ordinance Makes for horrid experience   Miles of empty real estate Heated for the plumbing Souls shiver on sidewalks Denied legal bedding   Shattered Realities And Neighborly Angst Breed environment of Fear No politician will stand against A cadre of neighbors Riddled . ....

Getting Ready for the Beat Down

Getting Ready for the Beat Down

by Vargus Pike I’m getting ready for the beat down I know it’s on the way. I’m getting ready for the beat down Just a matter of time. Uppity freedom talkers dare to talk freedom Saying he has a RIGHT to be an individual. She claims the right to determine her OWN destiny They...

Can You Hear the Droning?

Can You Hear the Droning?

by Benjamin D. Bricker Can You Hear the Droning? there’s no place like rome vomit like you got a pair there’s no place like rome waving the fascist standard like you just don’t care there’s no place like rome all we have we stole whole hog pay the toll there’s no place like home...

Chimes Times and Pithy Rhymes

Chimes Times and Pithy Rhymes

by Robin Ryan I daresay yo to the powers that be You are not going to like the likes of me I like less the likes of you As one who has been done unto The differences between us are indeed vast As I contend deeper values be and are bound to outlast I...

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Protestors March Against Austerity, Get Pepper Sprayed By Police

Yesterday, a coalition of labor, education, anti-war, and community organizations took to the streets...

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Occupy Wall Street One Year Anniversary: #S17 Day of Action

By Adriane, Chops and the B:Media Collective After a weekend of 20+ hour days...

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Truth To Power News Talks to Retired Police Captain About Occupy

Truth To Power News talks to a retired police captain about the significance of...


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