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Foo - Thu Aug 25, 2016 00:57 (en)
On Saturday, September 17th, Cerimon House joins the Mental Health Association of Portland and members of the community to offer a memorial, a documentary screening, and a community conversation marking the occasion of the passing of Chasse, who died in police custody ten years ago.

WHAT: BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse - a celebration of & conversation about the life of James Chasse Jr. on the 10th anniversary of his death

WHERE: CERIMON HOUSE - 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland

WHEN: Saturday, 9/17/16 - Film screening @ 5:00 PM, Community Conversation @ 7:00 PM

HOW: Reservations: bearingwitness.brownpapertickets.com [FREE]

BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse begins with a 5:00 PM screening of Brian Lindstrom's powerful documentary Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse. [ http://www.alienboy.org/]
Diana Block - author - Wed Aug 10, 2016 08:14 (en)
Book reading on August 25, 2016 7 pm at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway Portland

Diana Block will read and discuss her new radical feminist novel, Clandestine Occupations. Based on lived experience, this suspenseful novel spans two generations of activist women moving from the passions of seventies to the awakenings of the Occupy movement and even beyond - to a boldly imagined insurgency of the future.

Diana is an active member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman's Journey Underground and Back.

See  http://www.broadwaybooks.net/event/diana-block-clandestine-occupations
Dan Roberts - Fri Jul 29, 2016 02:16 (en)
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. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (July 29) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml
Joe Anybody - Thu Jul 21, 2016 17:33 (en)
An event was held around noon time in Pioneer Square, Portland Oregon on July 6th.
This was the third year that Portland has honored those that have lost their lives at the tragic oil train accident in 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. This event was in memory of those 47 people and also served as a reminder to what danger lies in having oil trains in our communities.

 https://youtu.be/C6TLRq4IxvM (Video 46:25 minutes)

"Tragedy struck in the wee hours of July 6, 2013, when a train transporting crude oil derailed and exploded, causing 47 deaths and the destruction of much of Lac-Megantic's downtown core."
Mike Bivins - Thu Jul 14, 2016 07:55 (en)
Around 200 people marched in the streets of North/Northeast Portland to demand police accountability

Around 200 people met at North Portland's Dawson Park to take part in a march organized by Don't Shoot Portland. The march briefly, blocking intersections along the way, traveled east to NE MLK Jr. Blvd and then back to Dawson Park via N. Vancouver Ave. Don't Shoot Portland organizer Teressa Raiford said before the march that police in riot gear were spotted nearby, though they did not appear during the march.

Some tweets of the event.
 https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/753380052553740288
 https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/753375700648812544

 http://Twitter.com/itsmikebivins
Cromwell Long - Wed Jul 13, 2016 19:04 (en)
Federal prisoner Dennis Mahon and Auntie Racist writings on free speech, resistance and the consequences thereof. This ain't heaven, this is America. We're not equal, we're not free and we're not happy. Yes we believe in the value of those things, but we haven't got there yet.

We all have our freedom of speech and assembly and the right to bear arms and all that. But it's not free. In order to keep even the right to continue seeking them we have to beat down our enemies, the government and our own greed and bad habits of thinking. [...]


I have stopped writing under the name Auntie Racist. A lot of my writings are still out there in cyberspace, but they are in general out dated. I will include some of them on this site, or links to some. I got into resistance and protest because I wanted to make the world a decent place for my children to live. Sadly they grew up before I was finished. [...]
Joe Anybody - Wed Jul 13, 2016 18:30 (en)
"PDX MAKES ME WANNA 'Holla':

Challenging the Narrative for Kids of Color in America's Whitest City". A film and discussion with Eric Knox, Featured Star of the Film and Sebastian Rogers, Director.

Filmed on June 14 2016 at Kennedy School
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNbgROqSsmU [video 47 minutes]

Following the film, (which is not shown in this video) there is a Question & Answer session with the Producer, attorney Barbara Diamond and small group discussions facilitated by trained volunteers from Resolutions Northwest [...]
Mike Bivins - Wed Jul 06, 2016 00:50 (en)
Here are a few pics of last night's Waterfront fight for the flag. Several flags were captured before a flag was eventually burned. One of the people trying to stop the flag burning apparently got clubbed with a flashlight, resulting in a bloody mess on his face. Multiple people were pepper-sprayed by the flag burners. I was hit by the pepper-spray but not directly (thank goodness! Although my eyes were burning bad for awhile).

Twitter and YouTube links:
 https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/750185710536175616  https://twitter.com/itsmikebivins/status/750193384669605890
 https://youtu.be/B0fP-ds0zCI
Tue Jul 05, 2016 18:16 (en)
Report from premier screening at Clinton Street Theater July 3rd, 2016: Paying the Price for Peace, overview of film and event.

Tonight a documentary biopic of Anti-war activist and veteran, and Portlander, Bill Wilson filled the Clinton Street Theater in SE Portland. This new film covers the context and history of direct action that lead up to Bill Wilson's brutal and meaningful assault by train that amputated his legs while protesting the movement of arms to the Contras in Nicaragua from Concord military base, in California in 1988. Well-produced and thoughtful, with lots of archival footage and information, at times harrowing, the film covers many moments and situations along Wilson's path working as veteran against War, including testimonies from various anti-war activists, many of them veterans active in revealing the lies surrounding war and the real devastation it produces.

Highlights include a biographical overview of Wilson's war experience, his return home as a veteran against the war, his campaign in DC fasting with other vets to remove funding to Contras, several vets of all eras sharing their stories of becoming peace activists, a tour of solidarity in Nicaragua at the height of the conflict, interview footage with Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega about Wilson's work, his assault, footage of the amazing call to action the assault against him produced and more.

The film was followed by an at-first reluctant Q and A with Wilson, the director Bo Boudart and associate producer Frank Dorrel.
Dan Roberts - Mon Jun 27, 2016 20:16 (en)
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. Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (June 24) 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)

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