The November 2015 Portland Alliance
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Speaking Truth to Power Since 1981
Vol. XXXIV / #11
"You can only be the revolution.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin
"We Cannot Remain Silent" on Palestine, Says Activist From Jewish Boat to Gaza
By Mark Karlin
"Sunday, 25 October 2015 00:00 By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview:
In Survival and Conscience, Lillian Rosengarten tells her story, and it's a remarkable one: escaping Nazi Germany and fleeing to the United States in 1936, overcoming the toll which the legacy of Nazi oppression took on her family's health, and becoming a strong advocate of Palestinian rights. Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss calls this book "a brave and wrenching account that is also deeply necessary."
How did your family escape the Nazis?
Young men watch the sunset from a destroyed building situated near the Mediterranean Sea in the Gaza Strip, May 29, 2015. (Photo: Wissam Nassar / The New York Times)
Professor Norman Cornett
Date Monday, November 2, 2015 / Time 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where The Multnomah University campus, classroom L101
Cost THIS EVENT IS FREE and OPEN to the public, including all MU students, staff and faculty.Portal at the Portland Alliance http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/cornett
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a BA with distinction in history, Norman Cornett came of age amidst the counterculture fervor of the ’60s. He completed a PhD. in church history at McGill University, going on to teach there for 15 years as a lecturer in the Faculty of Religious Studies. Employing creative learning methods, he used his courses to address complex issues ranging from palliative care and jazz improvisation to First Nations history and Afghanistan.
What is H&H Awareness Week?
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience Hunger and Homelessness. H&H week offers the chance to contribute to a national social movement. NCH’s aim is and always will be to eradicate homelessness by solving the root causes of it. We aim for activism in this vein. For this year’s H&H week we are focusing on the laws passed by local governments around the nation which prevent people experiencing homelessness from doing life-sustaining activities. Let’s bring light to this issue, pressure lawmakers and Bring America Home together!
Police chases kill more people each year than
floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning — combined
This week Zachary Crockett of the Priceonomics blog highlighted some eye-popping statistics on high-speed police pursuits -- you know, the kind that you see on COPS, or that local TV crews chase using helicopters. read the rest of the story:
ThePortlandAlliance.org/police Police Updates
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This "is the latest Hollywood Theatre press digest, covering film screenings and events from October 21 - December 25, 2015.
New highlights include:
- SAMURAI COP 2 with director and stars in attendance on 11/13
- Quentin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT opening in 70mm on 12/25
The World Was Ours
Wed, Oct 21, 7:00pm
THE WORLD WAS OURS | Series: Regular Programming
THE WORLD WAS OURS explores the vibrant and creative life of the Jewish community of Vilna (now
Vilnius, Lithuania) between the two world wars. Drawing upon archival footage, excerpts from diaries
and letters, and interviews, THE WORLD WAS OURS evokes the spirit of the rich literary, intellectual, and
artistic community that helped shape many of the great ideologies of 20th century Jewish life. Proceeds
to benefit the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
2007 | Director: Mira Jedwabnik Van Doren | 58 mins. | Digital
rest of story and schedule: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/hollywoodtheatre
From November 14-18 people across the country will converge on Washington DC for action to demand an end to global corporate domination and the TPP, TTIP, and TiSA.
The United States is negotiating three massive international treaties–the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade-in-Services Agreement (TiSA). These agreements, whose contents are classified secrets, will expand global corporate power, harming the planet and people everywhere and destroying democracy.
People around the world are rising against the corporate "trade" agenda. Now it is our turn. This November 14-18, during the APEC meetings in the Phillipines, people from many different backgrounds and movements will come together in Washington to demand that the first of these deals, the TPP, be stopped and an alternative international economic agreement that puts people and the planet first be negotiated in a transparent and democratic way.
Checkout the newest information on challenging the TPP! http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/tpp
The TPP, TTIP, & TiSA are much bigger than trade–only 5 of the 29 TPP chapters even deal with trade. They are corporate power grabs that impact every aspect of our lives. If passed, they would take away environmental protections, offshore American jobs & decrease wages, remove food safety laws, curtail internet freedom, inhibit access to lifesaving medicine, spur further financial deregulation and more.
The TPP impacts people of color, the poor, and oppressed communities most. The TPP, and other secret treaties under negotiation, would expand US empire, white-supremacy, and corporate capitalism. These treaties would further privatize schools and prisons, allowing the ruling class to profit from the destruction of black and brown communities. They would increase human and sex trafficking, forced migration, and the ongoing genocide of indigenous peoples. All of this would be upheld by more repressive policing and military intervention as we are already seeing throughout the TPP zone in the United States, Latin America, and East Asia.
Bring your message and campaign to DC this November. Let's unite all of our struggles for a new world.
"Court says parking meters unlawful.
Declares meters to be like a criminal conspiracy.
City officials in a dilemma.”
What would your reaction be to the above headline if it appeared in your local newspaper? Would you be confused or elated? Would you want to read the details more thoroughly? “Criminal conspiracy?” Those words sound serious. What may be going on here?
find out more!
"My new book Angels with Dirty Faces Book isn't officially out
until February, but the first review is out!
It's in Kirkus Reviews and they liked it, calling it "a brave, honest search for answers regarding incarceration."
So amazing, this project I have been working on for over a decade of my life, is almost here. Thanks to AK Press and Institute for Anarchist Studies for making that happen!
ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES by Walidah Imarisha | Kirkus Reviews
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