Category: Headlines

Speaking Power to Truth: Brian Gard and Ambre Energy

Activists in Portland deliver a warning to Portland PR firm Gard Communications, demanding that they drop client Ambre Energy over the controversial Morrow Pacific coal export proposal.

  By Mike Losier The Pacific Northwest coal export debates are providing a subtle reintroduction to Brian Gard, a familiar Oregon quasi-political engine, formerly of the notorious ad agency Gard & Gerber. Now president of PR firm Gard Communications, he currently serves as one of the spokespersons for Ambre Energy’s Morrow-Pacific Project, an export proposal…

Occupy Wall Street Anniversary #S15 Truth to Power News

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Truth to Power News covers events at Occupy Wall Street September 15th day of action and education. Thousands gather throughout the day to participate in workshops, teachins and assemblies in preparation for the September 17th anniversary of the Occupy movement. For more coverage of Occupy Wall St. events, including day of news reports, interviews and…

Grand Jury Resisters Boosted By Courthouse Rally

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Story and photos by Pete Shaw As 45 people rallied and educated passersby outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on SW 3rd Avenue last Thursday, Leah-Lynn Plante was readying to refuse to cooperate with the special grand jury in Seattle investigating the anarchist movement. The crowd had gathered to support Plante and other…

U.S. Department of Justice Finds Portland Police Guilty of Using Excessive Force Against People With Mental Illness

Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez speaks to an audience of reporters and Portland Police Bureau command staff.  To the right is U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall, Police Chief Michael Reese, and Mayor Sam Adams.

Chief Reese Deletes “I disagree with the Department of Justice’s findings” From His Online Statement   Story by Pete Shaw At a crowded press conference on the 14th floor of the Portland Justice Center on Thursday, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its findings of an investigation, launched on June 8, 2011.  The…

Code Pink Sending U.S. Peace Goodwill Delegation To Pakistan

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By Trudy Cooper The U.S. is not at war with Pakistan. Yet U.S. drones hover overhead in the tribal regions of North and South Waziristan. Almost daily, there are strikes.  Since 2004, these drones have killed as many as 3,000 people in Pakistan.  Hundreds more are wounded. Nearly all of them are civilians. These civilian…