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Postal Defenders Case Dismissed!
half the nation’s remaining mail processing plants and retain existing delivery standards, rather than delay America’s mail. The rally, which will also honor veterans’ involvement with the postal service, is slated for noon at Portland’s Waterfront Park. http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/postaldefenders
Ferguson: Here's the Agreement that Ended the Occupation of Saint Louis University
Ballots are landing in mailboxes across the state of Oregon.
"I'm evaluating whether I'm going to do it," said Chamberlain,
Join us for a performance of the award-winning play 'My Name is Rachel Corrie,' directed and performed by talented folks from the University of Central Connecticut. Based on the diaries of an American activist and Evergreen University student who was killed by an Israeli-operated Caterpillar bulldozer in 2003, the play gives the audience an intimate window into Rachel's experience of Gaza.
NW Alliance Portal We need police accountability!
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants the city to appeal part ofU.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon's order, questioning his authority governing the annual update hearings the city is required to attend on police reforms mandated in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice
"Mayor Hales has taken every opportunity to delay, diminish and disregard the settlement agreement in DOJ v. City of Portland,'' Renaud said."Persons with mental illness have been admittedly harmed by Portland's police and after three years of dawdling there is still no independent assurance anything has changed.''
--Maxine Bernstein see more here: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/policeaccountability
An excerpt from Michael Parenti's forthcoming book,
PROFIT PATHOLOGY AND OTHER INDECENCIES (March 2015):
"Ruling interests are well served by their superiority in firepower and striking force. Violence is what we are talking about here, not the wild and impulsive type but the persistent and well-organized kind, often conducted by the military or the secret agencies of state. Large scale violence is the instrument of ultimate authority. Violence allows for the conquest of entire lands and the riches they contain. With a strong advantage in violence, the imperialists are able to exploit or exterminate multitudes while expropriating the fruits of their land and labor. These occurrences must be seen as something more than just abnormalities driven by happenstance or human depravity."
Is ISIS the biggest threat we face?
Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, DC, to catch a show of neo-Impressionist art when we
“No,” I replied, “I’m from New York.”
She smiled, responded that it, too, was a fine place to live, then hesitated just a beat before adding in
All of this passed so quickly that I didn’t begin rolling her comment around in my head until we were looking at the sublime pointillist paintings of Georges Seurat and his associates. Only then did I think: ISIS, a danger in New York? ISIS, a danger in Washington? And I had the urge to bolt down the stairs, catch up to her and saye : whatever you do, don’t step off the curb. That’s where danger lies in American life. ISIS, not so much.
WASHINGTON — A dozen Nobel Peace Prize laureates are urging President Obama to make “full disclosure to the American people of the extent and use of torture” by the United States, including the release of a long-delayed Senate report about the C.I.A.’s torture of terrorism suspects after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.The laureates told Mr. Obama, who was awarded the Peace Prize himself in 2009, that the report’s prospective release has brought the United States to a “crossroads,” and that he must do more to bring closure to an era when the United States set an example that “will be used to justify the use of torture by regimes around the world.
Check out more with Michael Munk at: http://www.theportlandalliance.org/Munk
Portland Public Schools, in Portland, Oregon, celebrate
Indigenous Peoples' Day for the first time. Progress!
read more, with Nancy Weaver at: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/weaver
Risen’s New Book Exposes the “War on Terror”
By Norman Solomon
No single review or interview can do justice to “Pay Any Price” -- the new book by James Risen that is the antithesis of what routinely passes for journalism about the “war on terror.” Instead of evasive tunnel vision, the book offers big-picture acuity: focusing on realities that are pervasive and vastly destructive.
Published this week, “Pay Any Price” throws down an urgent gauntlet. We should pick it up. After 13 years of militarized zealotry and fear-mongering in the name of fighting terrorism, the book -- subtitled “Greed, Power, and Endless War” -- zeros in on immense horrors being perpetrated in the name of national security.
see more: Norman Solomon Portal http://www.theportlandalliance.org/solomon
LEADER IN Ferguson, Missouri STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE
People wishing help organize more resistance to abusive police officers should contact
A Portal for the Writings of Lawrence S. Wittner: How Rich Are the 400 Richest Americans – and What Do They Do with Their Money?
By Lawrence S. Wittner
In the supposedly classless society of the United States, the wealthiest Americans are doing remarkably well. But how are the rest of us doing...? more: www.theportlandalliance.org/wittner
The Portland Alliance Portal for FACT Oregon: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/fact
FACT Family Story Time at the Kenton Library
Saturday, November 8 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Kenton Library Branch of Multnomah County Library8226 N. Denver Ave. Portland, OR, 97217 [Map it!]
(TrimetBus line #44, #75 or just one block from the Interstate Max line)
Resistance is Rising! There is no doubt that people are standing up and fighting back!
Grassroots groups in Ferguson, MO called for people to join them for a weekend of non-violent action and thousands responded. The weekend began with a march from Clayton to the police station. Another march took place downtown. The marches are well-organized and peaceful.The future
HCAO Statewide Strategy Meeting
HCAO now has 98 member organizations and over 13,000 supporters in our database. Local action groups statewide are working week-in and week-out to educate voters. Twice a year representatives of all our groups gather to strategize, hone our skills and build our momentum and enthusiasm.
Be there prepared to get to work on building a movement to win!
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