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Local Vigil Honors Muslims Murdered in North Carolina

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February 19, 2015
Local Vigil Honors Muslims Murdered in North Carolina

Story and photos by Pete Shaw A Valentine’s night vigil was held in Portland’s Pioneer Square to reflect upon the lives of three young Muslims murdered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on February 10. Over 100 people held candles in memory of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha and to stand...
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Fred Bryant Crusaded for Police Accountability; Survivors Recommit to Quest for Justice

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November 18, 2013
Fred Bryant Crusaded for Police Accountability; Survivors Recommit to Quest for Justice

Story by Pete Shaw Fred Bryant was laid to rest on November 9, 2013. Bryant, who had suffered a stroke in early October, passed away on October 29th, in the 53rd year of his life. He is remembered by many Portlanders for seeking justice for his son, Keaton Otis, who was killed by the...
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Rise Up, Strike Down Sexual Violence Against Women

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February 25, 2013
Rise Up, Strike Down Sexual Violence Against Women

Story and photos by Pete Shaw Only Alaska has more dismal state statistics regarding women and sexual violence: Fifty-five percent of Oregon women will be the victims of sexual or domestic violence and 27% will be raped. With numbers this mind-numbing, it would have been heartening to see thousands flooding the streets in protest....
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Terror at the Cinema

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July 22, 2012
Terror at the Cinema

This essay was originally published on The State. by Adam Rothstein Another uptown, suburban tragedy. Another list of white people who all died at the same time. Another day of America dying a little inside. It is a society engaged in its own suicidal death spiral, that attacks itself in existential crisis. Like an...
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Video: Portland Mayoral Candidate Eileen Brady Thinks Beating Citizens is the “Best of Portland”

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April 16, 2012
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Video by Occupy Portland Media Coalition
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Two Deaths In Florida, One Outcome Remains Unknown

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April 13, 2012
Two Deaths In Florida, One Outcome Remains Unknown

by John Wood I was saddened by the deaths of two young people in Florida earlier this year, both killed by strangers while walking home. One was the death of my granddaughter, struck and killed by a hit and...
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Rekia, Trayvon and the Colors of Violence from Chicago to Sanford

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April 6, 2012
Rekia, Trayvon and the Colors of Violence from Chicago to Sanford

This article is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published in the Occupied Chicago Tribune. By Chris Geovanis The week that Trayvon Martin’s killing blew up as a national story, another Black person died of her skin color on the west side of Chicago. 22-year-old Rekia Boyd was shot in the head...
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Anti-Police Brutality Protesters Wage Constitutional Battle

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April 4, 2012
Photo by Paul

By Occupier Staff The legal battle continues for three Occupy Portland activists arrested at a February 6 Occupy Oakland Solidarity and Anti-Police Brutality March. Emmalyn Garrett, Taylor Sharpe and Nefi Bravo are seeking evidence and witnesses to aid them in the fight to uphold their constitutional rights. The trio have joined the mass defense...
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Portlanders Continue the Call for Justice in Trayvon Martin Killing

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April 2, 2012
Photo by Big Jon

By Mungen Cakes Continuing the nationwide outrage over the killing of Trayvon Martin, an estimated 200 Portlanders took to the streets from Peninsula Park on Saturday. The Trayvon’s Mothers March for Community Unity met for a rally and march at the rose garden gazebo. The organizers and other speakers made it clear during the...
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Perception Management

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March 29, 2012
Perception Management

by David Glenn Cox There is no top to this and no bottom. There are no sides to this and no way to contain it. It can only be held in place temporarily, only with makeshift propaganda and truckloads of hubris. This involves us all, every last mother-loving son or daughter of us and...
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