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Sun Feb 01, 2015 00:58 (en)
A series of free, facilitated conversations on race and policing will be happening in Portland in the month of February at Multnomah County Libraries.

Portland has a long history of antagonism between police and communities of color, including the deaths of unarmed black men and women -- Kendra James, Aaron Campbell, James Jahar Perez and Lloyd D. Stevenson, among others -- at the hands of the police.

Join members of our community for an opportunity to talk about the challenges built into how we protect ourselves in a series of community discussions on race and policing led by trained facilitators and hosted in libraries and community spaces in Portland during the month of February.

Tuesday, February 3 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Central Library, 801 S.W. Tenth Avenue

Saturday, February 14 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Avenue

Saturday, February 28 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark Street
Hosted by Multnomah Youth Commission - Sun Feb 01, 2015 00:50 (en)
Due to the recent events in our country of police brutality and racism, the Multnomah Youth Commission (the official youth policy body of Multnomah County and the City of Portland) is hosting a Call to Action event on Sunday, February 8, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Rosewood Initiative (16126 S.E. Stark Street, Portland). This is a free event for youth and young adults between ages of 13 and 21.

Sunday, February 8
Call2Action Against Police Brutality and Racism!
Hosted by Multnomah Youth Commission
The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 S.E. Stark Street, Portland, Oregon 97233
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
For youth and young adults between the ages of 13 and 21
Please RSVP to:  multnomahyouth@gmail.com
or Marc at (503) 793-1691
Seana Sperling - Sun Jan 25, 2015 21:23 (en)
Organized Snitch programs like Tip Submit and Community Alerts are manipulating communities to target progressive writers and Activists.

In the new millennium, we have seen trends in group behavior: Flash mobs, Smart mobs, Zombie races, Zombie this, that and whatever. (One has to wonder about the popularity of the Zombie, a creature who cannot think, but only destroy.) These trends appeal to people's desire to be accepted and have fun as a group, but also show their desire to conform. We have seen many follow group behavior in a fun and entertaining way, however, a very negative form of group behavior has evolved over the last ten years. [...]

Even real Law Enforcement can be manipulated by an angry mob who constantly call in to report on someone they have been manipulated into hating. The Tip Submit Program to anonymously report on someone can be used against innocent people by the unscrupulous or even by an overzealous Neighborhood Watch. In 2005 a female colleague (a very bad bully) bragged to me that she had reported on me to some high-ranking security official, but refused to tell me what she had said. I never saw her again after that and have no idea about the accusation.

This organized snitch system is horribly wrong. Also, the snitches appear to be hounding innocent people. They don't question anything. They do not ask the person if whatever has been said, is true. Instead, they merely follow. Simon says, "Don't ask questions." [...]
Joe Anybody - Sun Jan 25, 2015 21:07 (en)
Hands Up PDX march on Jan 18 2015
Hundred + show up in the rain to bring awareness to the police shooting people of color ...and to make the public aware that we citizens say; Black Lives Matters, and we do care about these concerns.

Tiny URL link to the YouTube video:  http://tinyurl.com/py57zdy (1 hour 34 min video)

Hands Up (Don't Shoot) PDX held a march on the day before Martin Luther King's Birthday. The march was in unity with "Black Lives Matter, and police accountability, it was in Solidarity with struggles in Ferguson, NY, Portland and around the US. The march was a unified voice of the community to end racism and violence. And to gather in the streets on Dr Martin Luther Kings birthday in memory of his fight for justice as we still face the current struggles today in our own communities. [...]
Jascha Jaworski - Sun Jan 25, 2015 21:05 (en)
Sylvain Timsit shows how society is influenced and what information is deemed relevant. Since information always leads to perception and perception is the basis of all action, information also explains the social reality and the change of social reality. Society can be manipulated without a critical mass of people realizing this. link to libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.org

"10 STRATEGIES OF MANIPULATION" REVISITED

How whole populations can be guided

By Jascha Jaworski

[This article published on 8/10/2013 is translated abridged from the German on the Internet,  http://www.heise.de/tp/druck/mb/artikel/39/39675/1.html.]

A list of "10 Strategies of Manipulation" [1] circulates on the Internet. These are strategies for steering whole populations. Sylvain Timsit is named in several places. Elsewhere a search ends with the French-speaking interdisciplinary journal Les cahiers psychologie politique [2] and Noam Chomsky is wrongly identified as the author. [...]
Events - Fri Jan 16, 2015 01:26 (en)
Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr's campaign against poverty with this day of action and celebration!

Homeless Bill of Rights & MLK Action

1/18 @ 1:00PM - VFP ch 72 march w Hands Up Don't Shoot PDX

MLK DAY: The Skanner Breakfast 8:30 AM

Highland Church - Martin Luther King Day - Keep the dream alive (12 noon)

What to do On Jan 21st - MLK Jr. Holiday

[Lots More] [...]
Joe Anybody - Fri Jan 16, 2015 01:24 (en)
Every Friday at 5:00 PM a rally & march happens near pioneer Square in Portland. This video was filmed on 1.9.15 on the 13th year of GITMO operating in Cuba. This weekly gathering is organized by PPRC every Friday 5:00 PM.

The 5:00 PM peace and justice rally and march by Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) [  http://www.pprc-news.org ]

GITMO 13 years Pioneer Square 1 9 15
 http://tinyurl.com/nra9exj (tiny URL to YouTube video)
[7:35 min video]

Dan Handelman from Peace and Justice Works (PJW) [  http://www.pjw.info ] spoke about the importance of closing GITMO and some information on what is happening with that shut down process and the National Defense Authorization Act which prohibits the president from using money for changing anything at GITMO (including closing it)!

After the speech the group headed north on Broadway caring signs to "SHUT down GITMO, Stop the wars, US out of everywhere, US out of Afghanistan".
smalltown anarchist - Sat Jan 10, 2015 22:12 (en)
Federal Government Releases Environmental Activist Eric McDavid From Prison

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/01/428910.shtml

On Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, United States District Judge Morrison C. England granted a joint request by defense attorneys and the Dept. of Justice and ordered Eric McDavid released from prison with time served, because the government withheld documents from the defense at trial. [...] - Earth First! Newswire 1/8/15
marc - Sat Jan 10, 2015 20:47 (en)


Local Portland activist and indymedia supporter [marc] recent posts to Portland Indymedia Center [PIMC] newswire are featured below. These nine links are to articles from around the world. Many of the articles were translated and then reposted here on PIMC newswire by marc.

His website is: http://www.freembtranslations.net
Featured below you will find his most current work on PIMC.

1.10.15. Uncover (428927)

1.8.15. Piketty Puts Capitalism in the Crosshairs and Angry Yoga (428890)

1.5.15. How Economists Change the World (428878)

1.4.15. Global Shale Gas and the Anti-Fracking Movement (428858)

12.31.14. Thomas Piketty and the Growing Inequality in Capitalism (428842)

12.29.14. Ways out of Capitalism (428818)

12.23. Unconditional Basic Income and Solidarity Economics (428787)

12.22.14. When Robots pay Taxes (428778)

12.20.14. Free Internet Book: After Neoliberalism: The Kilburn Manifesto (428767)
Dan Roberts - Fri Jan 02, 2015 01:07 (en)


Updated Posts: 1.9.15. | 1.16.15. | 1.22.15. | 1.30.15.

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.

The latest Shortwave Report (January 2) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom [...]

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