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Internationalist Video - Sat Feb 06, 2016 16:56 (en)
On Sunday, January 17, a group of 50 union activists in the Portland area picketed a "youth rally" held by Oregon Right to Life, an anti-abortion group that held a day of action nationally to "mourn" the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and attack women's right to abortion.
With a banner calling on labor to defend abortion rights, Class Struggle Workers - Portland led a determined picket with members of at least seven local unions as well as solidarity and leftist groups.

See the video: https://youtu.be/2\_ZrBPvulb8
homepage: http://www.internationalist.org
Dan Roberts - Fri Feb 05, 2016 15:42 (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. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

The latest Shortwave Report (February 5) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]
Bob Hatton - Fri Feb 05, 2016 15:39 (en)
A job announcement for a local non-profit, Portland Fruit Tree Project

We've got another amazing opportunity to join the PFTP team that is dedicated to equitable access to fresh, wholesome produce and strengthening our communities. Would you like to join us\? We're seeking our next amazing Orchards Program Coordinator. The position is a full-time, benefited position. Application deadline is February 17th.

Full position description & application instructions can be found here:  http://www.portlandfruit.org/opc Share this post & Apply today!
Joe Anybody - Mon Feb 01, 2016 00:10 (en)
A Report Back on January 20 2016. Filmed at "The Peace House" in Portland Oregon.

A panel of four tell of their experiences in Paris at the Climate Talks

Introductions by: Maya Jarrad: 350PDX's volunteer coordinator
Guest Speakers: Jill Stein,Virginia Wiseman,Maralena Murphy and Ptery Leight

"Paris Climate Talks - Report Back"
 https://youtu.be/cEBAaAkpPfM [youtube video 2 hours 10 minutes]
Jim Lockhart - Mon Jan 25, 2016 04:11 (en)
On January 19, 2016, Oregon citizens state wide gather to protest the ongoing armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Here in Portland the event was held at Holladay Park.

 https://youtu.be/\\\_IGMEsjGY-k
Connie Dot - Sun Jan 24, 2016 19:46 (en)
Please come to Troutdale, OR city council conference on ending child sex trafficking, hosted by Larry Morgan, Tues., Jan. 26th, starting at 6 pm.

For more information, message Troutdale City COuncilman Larry Morgan via his facebook
 https://www.facebook.com/Larry-Morgan-239958372726518/
Jason Renaud and Jenny Westberg - Thu Jan 21, 2016 08:03 (en)
This practice is fair in theory; workers deserve protections from capricious management, and especially from cowardly politicians. But when a police officer brings dishonor to himself, to his colleagues, to the bureau and is the cause of mistrust between officers and basically everyone else in town - he needs to go.
Former Mayor Sam Adams wanted Ron Frashour fired. So did the current mayor, Charlie Hales. So did former Chief of Police Michael Reese. So did the city attorney. So did a majority of Portland city commissioners and most of Portland's citizens.

Frashour, you'll remember, was the sniper cop who pulled out his earplug, severing communication with his commanding officer, and then killed Aaron Campbell, an unarmed African-American father in the midst of a mental health crisis, by shooting him in the back. That was six years ago.

Now, however, the Oregon Court of Appeals has told Hales, who is police commissioner as well as mayor, that Sam Adams made a mistake firing Frashour. Further, the court said, Hales erred by not reinstating Frashour immediately.

These mistakes were not mistakes. They were deliberately, but not freely, chosen. Adams and Hales didn't have other acceptable legal options. The appeal was at best an expensive delaying action meant to satisfy critics. [...]
Class Struggle Workers - Portland - Thu Jan 21, 2016 07:47 (en)
On Sunday, January 17, CSWP initiated a spirited picket line that shouted down an anti-abortion "youth rally" at a swank Portland Pearl District caterer.

Link:  http://csw-pdx.org/2016/01/18/pickets-confront-anti-abortion-rally/

On Sunday, January 17, CSWP initiated a spirited picket line that shouted down an anti-abortion "youth rally" at a swank Portland Pearl District caterer. Union Carpenters, Ironworkers, Painters, Stagehands, Teachers, Wobblies and others turned out. CSWP placards and chants demanded "Free Abortion On Demand" and "Labor: Defend Abortion Clinics." Union militants intend for this action to be the beginning of organizing more solid and active labor defense of abortion rights. [...]
Thu Jan 21, 2016 07:39 (en)
The public monthly meeting for the Portland Human Rights Commission was on Jan 6 2016. They hold their meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM in downtown Portland. The Human Rights Commissioners are all volunteers.

January 6 2016 - Portland Human Rights Commission [HRC] meeting.

 https://youtu.be/cixrTjOYwSo [VIDEO 1 hour 30 minutes]

There were not enough members present at this meeting to make up a quorum, and thus nothing official was voted on.
The meeting continued in spite of the lack of a quorum.
Police Watchdog - Thu Dec 31, 2015 03:42 (en)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PICKET LINE/NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST OFFICER FRASHOUR'S REINSTATEMENT

Justice For Aaron Campbell

Thursday, Dec. 31, 11:30 AM, Portland City Hall, SW 4th and Madison
Please join the AMA Coalition tomorrow at this important demonstration! The
Coalition demands that Frashour be assigned to a job or shift at the Bureau
that requires the least contact with the public as possible, because of the
potential that he may do harm to community members.

VIDEO from press conference:  https://youtu.be/WQVmywSeII4

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