Rally on Wednesday, November 19th, 8am at the
Multnomah County Courthouse / 1021 SW 4th
Save Good Service, Union Jobs & Free Speech!
John Cole, Cagle Cartoons, The Scranton Times-Tribune
The Portland Alliance Tom Engelhardt Portal
Tom Engelhardt created and runs the Tomdispatch.com website,
a project of The Nation Institute where he is a Fellow. "On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York. More than 1,000 groups are coordinating the march."
When: Sunday, September 21
Location: Gathering begins at 3pm at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park (park bowl just south of Hawthorne bridge @ SW Naito Parkway & SW Madison)
For more information, email PCMinPDX@gmail.com.
Your Abuse Is Not Appreciated
by Laura Finley
"Much has been written in the last several weeks about men’s physical abuse of women. Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s videotaped knockout of his girlfriend and the initial two-game suspension he received from the NFL prompted both outrage and, of course, an outpouring of fan support for the abuser. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to realize the gravity of the situation and changed league policy to include harsher sanctions for convicted abusers. Then, when TMZ released footage of the actual knockout punch earlier this week, which the league claims not to have seen, it seemed like even die-hard professional football fans could no longer defend the league for its still weak approach to the serious issue of domestic violence." Find out what Laura has to say... http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/women
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“The way the United States has chosen to approach the chaos of the Middle East has far more frightening implications than we think, especially in terms of the world our children will inherit. If we are honest about how our adversaries perceive us, we will have to admit that there is a grand cycle of violence and insult operating, in which we ourselves are implicated up to our necks.”
Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/myers/
Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Matt Amott October 9, 2014 / 7pm / Cover to Cover Books 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B (St. James & Minnehaha) Vancouver, WA 98663
Mike Hastie Photography
The Real Domino Theory "Since the end of World War II, the U.S. Government has bombed 28 countries. These countries have become an ammo belt going into an M-60 machine gun. Short bursts over time, so it doesn't look like the U.S. is trying to take over the world over night. You don't want to pull the trigger non-stop, because that would give away America's cover." the rest of the poem, with photographs: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/hastie
RACC seeks applications for new public art murals
PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month through June 2015.
Andy Stapp, Soldier Who Tried to Unionize the Military, Dies at 70
By WILLIAM YARDLEY "As antiwar protester determined to challenge the military from within,
Mr. Stapp faced court-martial twice and a discharge for what his superiors deemed subversive activity."
The rest: ThePortlandAlliance.org/union
"The current situation provides a particularly appropriate time
for the U.S. government to back off from yet another military crusade in the region."
By Lawrence S. Wittner
"After thousands of years of bloody wars among contending tribes,
regions, and nations, is it finally possible to dispense with
the chauvinist ideas of the past?"
A Portal for the Writings of Lawrence S. Wittner: www.theportlandalliance.org/wittner
An Alliance Portal for Street Roots
Street Roots would like to invite you to take part in the organization second annual Family Breakfast.
The Street Roots Family Breakfast is inspiring! It's time to celebrate the organization and what is does for the community. Enjoy a breakfast Portland Alliance Onlinewith friends, the Street Roots Vendor of the Year Award and Keynote Speaker Nick Fish — as he tells the story of Street Roots.
Street Roots is poised to go weekly this up and coming year — giving vendors the income they need to support a healthy life. It's your support that will help get us there.
When: Thursday, October 9th, 2014, 7:30am-9:00am
Location: The Sentinel Hotel (formerly the Governor Hotel)
Portland Alliance Online
Were the cavemen smarter than us?
I am confounded that we have collectively abandoned responsibility for ourselves.
Why have we as a society turned our backs on providing for our own personal safety,
as well as our loved one’s? Were the cavemen smarter than us?
Our ancestors never left the cave without a club.
Don Dupay for Salem Insider
NW Alliance Jobs Page an eclectic selection of jobs, opportunities and such...
"Righteous wrath and the urge for revenge are terrible foundations for creative policy-making. They lead almost inevitably to doing stupid stuff. 50 years beyond the Cuban Missile Crisis and 70 years into the nuclear age, the time for stupidity in international strategy is over. It is not merely possible, it is just about inevitable that the cycle of violence between the West and the Middle East will eventually go nuclear if we keep on as we are. Building these weapons is now an open secret.
Winslow Myers Portal: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/myers
by Winslow Myers
How the West Created the Islamic State
Nafeez Ahmed, Medium: Since 2003, Anglo-American power has coordinated direct and indirect support for Islamist terrorist groups linked to al Qaeda across the Middle East and North Africa. This ill-conceived strategy is motivated by ambitions to dominate regional oil resources, defend an expansionist Israel and re-draw the map of the Middle East.
Read the Article
from The Alliance Truthout Portal
for complete stories check it out http://www.theportlandalliance.org/truthout
Commentary by Nancy Weaver:
Keaton Otis Memorial October 12th
6:00pm until 7:00pm
NE 6th and Halsey
Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police three years ago. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster."
The Kucinich Korner
at The Alliance
“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” This is a direct quote from an interview with then-Senator Obama in the Boston Globe on December 20, 2007.
Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution makes it clear that only the Congress has the power to take the nation to war. Yet tonight, President Obama claimed that authority for himself: “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL.... I welcome congressional support.” Apparently the US Constitution is now optional.
rest of story... http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/kucinich
Munk's Musings: http://www.theportlandalliance.org/Munk
and more http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/munk
An interview with Michael Munk.
is a mother and grandmother
with a degree in Sociology
from West Virginia State University.
She is retired from employment with
Portland State University, Department of Philosophy.
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