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Movements and Mobilizations: Reflections on N3

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January 8, 2013
Movements and Mobilizations: Reflections on N3

By Kari Koch There were several critical successes of N3—the November 3rd Solidarity Against Austerity mobilization—including mobilizing 1200 people in the streets, putting the concept of austerity into mainstream conversation in Portland as a program of an economic system that is fundamentally flawed, engaging dozens of new folks in mobilization organizing, and building working...
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Bob Dylan’s Latest Album to Bring More Jobs, or How to Distract from the Truth About Coal Exports

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December 20, 2012
Bob Dylan’s Latest Album to Bring More Jobs, or How to Distract from the Truth About Coal Exports

Story and photos by Pete Shaw Over 800 people packed themselves into the Abridge ballroom of the Ambridge Event Center on NE Martin Luther King Boulevard on Thursday December 6th for the last of three Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) hearings prior to DEQ determining whether it will issue a draft permit to...
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“We Want Safe Communities!”: Community Tells Sheriff Not to Work with ICE

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December 17, 2012
“We Want Safe Communities!”: Community Tells Sheriff Not to Work with ICE

Story by Pete Shaw Highlighting the growing national movement away from blanket policies to honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds, over 75 people gathered outside the Multnomah County Building on December 10th to urge Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton to limit the use of ICE holds in Multnomah County jails immediately. The rally...
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Labor’s Call to Action: The Grand Bargain Betrayal

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December 13, 2012
Labor’s Call to Action: The Grand Bargain Betrayal

By Shamus Cooke The labor movement is in terminal crisis. After decades of declining membership the union movement has been targeted for destruction: private sector union membership is near eradication, and now the corporations are on a public-sector mopping up mission, using the city, state, and federal budget deficits as an excuse to target...
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Threat to ILWU Rallying Point for All Workers

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December 10, 2012
Fencing and warning signs have been put up around the publicly owned Port of Portland Terminal 5 in preparation for a possible labor conflict.  Photo by Pete Shaw.

Story and photos by Pete Shaw The contract being offered to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) by the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association (PNGHA) has little effect on wages, but seeks vast changes to workplace rules, particularly those dealing with hiring and safety. Though the contract signing deadline of November 28 has...
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Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?

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November 28, 2012
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Story by Pete Shaw “When is history not history?” asks Walidah Imarisha, at a recent Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? presentation sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.  Imarisha, a Portland State University and Oregon State University instructor, poses the question to our group after we have spent 90 minutes examining,...
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Foreclosure Resister Unbowed Under Thanksgiving Eviction Threat

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November 26, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw November 20 — “As you can see, I’m packed up and ready to go.” Debbie Austin doesn’t quite have the sarcasm thing down, at least by my Northeast pedigree, but nonetheless her sardonic tone is underscored by a quick look around the house which bears the hallmark of...
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Workers Protest At Fund For Public Interest Research

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November 21, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw Banging pots and pans and getting the support of passing cars honking horns, 160 supporters of workers from the Fund for Public Interest, the paid fundraisers for OSPIRG and Environment Oregon, marched along SE Grand and Morrison on November 14th, demanding employees be treated with dignity and respect....
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Standing in Solidarity Against Israel’s War On Gaza

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November 21, 2012
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Story and photos by joyofresistance About 200 people showed up Saturday to stand in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza and demand an end to Israel’s ongoing attacks on Gaza. On November 14, two days after a truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, Israel fired a missile into Gaza, targeting and killing Ahmed Jabari,...
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Portland Anti-Eviction Movement Taking Names, Gaining Ground

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November 20, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw Fifty supporters of the eviction resistance movement gathered outside City Hall on November 16 to demand the City of Portland and Multnomah County declare a moratorium on evictions and the use of city police to help the sheriff enforce evictions. “We are bringing the fight to City Hall,”...
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