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July 8, 2015
Ronnie Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jon Ellis (JEB) Bush and Bernie Sanders are ALL on the same page when it comes to Gaza, wars of choice, capitalism and the military-industrial complex.
If you want more war, then vote for the corporate core: Republicans support the Fortune 500 and brag about it… and the Democrats support the same cons and used to lie about it. But this week, Obama and the Democrats threw us under the bus. checkout the rest:
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Salt and Terror in Afghanistan
by Kathy Kelly
In late January in a room in Kabul, Afghanistan, I joined several dozen people, working seamstresses, some college students, socially engaged teenagers and a few visiting internationals like myself, to discuss world hunger. Our emphasis was not exclusively on their own country’s worsening hunger problems. The Afghan Peace Volunteers, in whose home we were meeting, draw strength from looking beyond their own very real struggles.
From 2:08 a.m. until 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was hit by a series of aerial bombing raids at approximately 15-minute intervals. The main hospital building, which housed the intensive care unit, emergency rooms, and physiotherapy ward, was hit with precision, repeatedly, during each aerial raid, while surrounding buildings were left mostly untouched.
Update, October 7, 2015
"We received President Obama's apology today for the attack against our trauma hospital in Afghanistan. However, we reiterate our ask that the US government consent to an independent investigation led by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to establish what happened in Kunduz, how it happened, and why it happened."
More about this tragedy:
Alliance Portal to Doctors Without Borders
Call Out for Justice: End the Wars!
Rally at 1 p.m. March at 1:45 p.m.
Call Out for Justice: End the Wars!
Viva La Revolution! find out more at The Peace Portal
Editors' note: Last Month we featured some pictures from the Labor Day event at Oaks Park Picnic Grounds. Here is a first-person story about that day. The story provides important perspectives about the struggle for justice...
Labor Day Experience
by Herschel Soles
Shortly after 9:30 AM, my sign ( Democratic Party Supports Israeli Genocide in Gaza)
and I entered the Oaks Park picnic grounds via the South central walk way. Jim Robison, former Multnomah County Democratic (MDC) Chair , environmental activist, and strong advocate for Single Payer Healthcare, gave me a smile as I walked down the pathway from the Southern entrance to the North West entrance.
World Homeless Action Day 10-10-2015, Portland, Oregon
Saturday October 10th, 2pm
NW 8th Ave & West Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209
(Meet-up in Portland, Oregon's living room: Pioneer Square)
Homeless in America:
Fourteen Years Later, Improbable World
Fourteen years later and do you even believe it? Did we actually live it? Are we still living it? And how improbable is that?
Fourteen years of wars, interventions, assassinations, torture, kidnappings, black sites, the growth of the American national security state to monumental proportions, and the spread of Islamic extremism across much of the Greater Middle East and Africa. Fourteen years of astronomical expense, bombing campaigns galore, and a military-first foreign policy of repeated defeats, disappointments, and disasters. Fourteen years of a culture of fear in America, of endless alarms and warnings, as well as dire predictions of terrorist attacks. Fourteen years of the burial of American democracy (or rather its recreation as a billionaire’s playground and a source of spectacle and entertainment but not governance). Fourteen years of the spread of secrecy, the classification of every document in sight, the fierce prosecution of whistleblowers, and a faith-based urge to keep Americans “secure” by leaving them in the dark about what their government is doing. Fourteen years of the demobilization of the citizenry. Fourteen years of the rise of the warrior corporation, the transformation of war and intelligence gathering into profit-making activities, and the flocking of countless private contractors to the Pentagon, the NSA, the CIA, and too many other parts of the national security state to keep track of. Fourteen years of our wars coming home in the form of PTSD, the militarization of the police, and the spread of war-zone technology like drones and stingrays to the “homeland.” Fourteen years of that un-American word “homeland.” Fourteen years of the expansion of surveillance of every kind and of the development of a global surveillance system whose reach -- from foreign leaders to tribal groups in the backlands of the planet -- would have stunned those running the totalitarian states of the twentieth century. Fourteen years of the financial starvation of America’s infrastructure and still not a single mile of high-speed rail built anywhere in the country. Fourteen years in which to launch Afghan War 2.0, Iraq Wars 2.0 and 3.0, and Syria War 1.0. Fourteen years, that is, of the improbable made probable.
"All [the experience of September 11, 2001] opened us up to was bringing pain to others."
rest of the story: http://www.theportlandalliance.org/engelhardt
October Vigil for Keaton Otis
Monday, October 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM
NE 6th and Halsey Portland, Oregon
at Keaton Otis Portal
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and the courage to take.”
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In this light, check out this free documentary on the life and death of Fred Hampton, leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party who was murdered by Chicago police on Dec. 4, 1969 in collusion with the FBI's COINTEL program. Peoria Black Panther leader Mark Clark was also killed by police in that infamous raid.
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