Tag: Immigrant Rights

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. ┬áNurtured 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 times…

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, CA,…

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 education.…

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