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Communities Fight for History on Road to Justice

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May 20, 2014
Communities Fight for History on Road to Justice

Story by Pete Shaw Of all the forms of struggle against oppression, there is none more fundamental than memory. It is the substrate from which all resistance germinates.  Nurtured and nourished, those sprouts bloom, fruit, and scatter more seed upon ground both hallowed and fallow, their shoots pushing up with great tenacity against at...
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Major Victory for ICE Detainer Foes; Battle for Immigrant Justice Not Over

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May 5, 2014
Major Victory for ICE Detainer Foes; Battle for Immigrant Justice Not Over

Story by Pete Shaw Watershed moments are always interesting. On the one hand, there is great cause for celebration. Raise a glass, take a bow, give a pat on the back–even your own–and revel in your moment. But no such moment is ever an end point. Morning becomes afternoon. Afternoon rolls into evening. Night...
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Persistent Protester Pressure Provokes ICE Prisoner Release

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April 15, 2014
Persistent Protester Pressure Provokes ICE Prisoner Release

Story and photos by Pete Shaw With the Obama Administration having reached its two millionth deportation, fifteen people gathered outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in Portland on April 9 to demand the release of Sugey Carrazco. Sugey has been held since March 18 at the Otay Detention Center in San Diego,...
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Immigrant Rights Activists Fight to Keep Families Together, Demand Justice for All

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April 7, 2014
Immigrant Rights Activists Fight to Keep Families Together, Demand Justice for All

Story by Pete Shaw As President Obama edges closer toward deporting 2 million people during his time in office–he will likely hit that mark in April–people without documentation, their families, and their communities have decided to take him on head first. One of the most interesting tactics has been the Bring Them Home campaign...
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Portland Tax Dollars Supporting For-Profit Prisons; Group Demands Divestment

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October 22, 2013
Portland Tax Dollars Supporting For-Profit Prisons; Group Demands Divestment

Story and photos by Pete Shaw On Tuesday October 15th about 40 people gathered outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building on NW Broadway demanding that the City of Portland divest from the for-profit prison industry, and as well that Sheriff Staton drop the ICE Hold on Oregon Dream Activist Manny Perez. The...
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M1: Progress Brewing, Police Brutality Growing Stale

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May 3, 2012
M1: Progress Brewing, Police Brutality Growing Stale

This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. by Rochelle The day began new–new blood infused into the Occupy Movement in the form of student protests outside of Portland Public School headquarters to highlight the financial inequities compromising youth...
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M1: Undocumented, and Unafraid

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May 3, 2012
M1: Undocumented, and Unafraid

Four undocumented activists were arrested in the streets of Portland on May Day, in order to bring attention to the status of undocumented people all across the United States. Video, pre-recorded to explain their cause, is embedded below and documents their bitter plight as only they can. Diana Banda Ricardo Varela Lilliana Luna
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