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A few words about November 2016
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.
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On Thursday, December 31st 2015 at 11:30 am, hundreds gathered at Portland City Hall to protest the reinstatement of Ron Frashour.
This PDX Police officer violated state and federal laws as well as PDX Police Bureau Manuel of Policy and Procedure guidelines when he approached an ongoing police investigation, did not check with the officer in charge, and then picked up his AR-15 assault rifle and shot Aaron Campbell in the back on January 29, 2010.
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ordered the city of Portland to rehire this rash and insubordinate officer, whose itchy trigger finger cost the life of an unarmed man. Aaron Campbell, at the time he was shot, was in compliance with the orders of the officer in charge of the scene. He was not armed and posed no threat. The officers who had been at the scene for some time had everything under control, but Frashour said he was so scared, that he decided to take it upon himself to shoot Aaron in the back.
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http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/frashour Picture by Peter Parks
Speaking of City Hall... we got some great news yesterday! Joe Walsh won an Injunction against city hall which prevents them from excluding him!
PAGE 28 – OPINION AND ORDER CONCLUSION
Defendants Bryant Enge, Mayor Charlie
Hales, and City of Portland’s Motion for
Summary Judgment (Dkt. 17) is DENIED.
Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. 23)
is GRANTED. Accordingly, the Court GRANTS
Plaintiff’s request for injunctive relief and a
declaratory judgment as to the City’s prospective exclusion
ordinance, Portland City Code § 3.15.020B.5.b.
IT IS SO ORDERED
DATED this 31st day of December, 2015
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"Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”
– King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.
Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty of assassination/wrongful death. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King:
the rest of the story: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/MartinLutherKing
Remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King sought workers’ justice and dignity
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Update on the Sandra Bland Murder:
Nobody is held accountable for the death of Sandra Bland:
And we all lose!
Cannon Lambert, a lawyer for the Bland family, called the grand jury proceedings a “sham of a process,”
and that family members first learned there was no indictment through news reports.
“We would like very much to know what in the heck they’re doing, who they’re targeting and if it has anything
to do with Sandy and her circumstances,” Lambert told The New York Times Monday night.
ail; the trial is scheduled for January 2017.
more info: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/SandraBland
Big minimum-wage hikes not new
Big minimum-wage hikes are nothing new in Oregon (OPINION)
Why Is a Hedge Fund Acquiring a Nonprofit Hospital System? Not Out of Good Will
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: We might look at it as a hospital system; BlueMountain Capital Management fund might view it as a carcass.
Read the BuzzFlash Commentary: of Mass Confusion on Climate Change
Read the Article at BuzzFlash
Former Gitmo Detainee Alleges Torture, Rape Threats
Read the Article at The Hill
more: The Alliance Truthout Portal at: http://www.theportlandalliance.org/truthout
"This time, the major media chose to ignore four former Air Force drone-war personnel who went public with an open letter to President Obama. The letter urged the President to reconsider a program that killed “innocent civilians,” and which “only fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like ISIS, while also serving as a fundamental recruiting tool [for extremists] similar to Guantanamo Bay.”
In strong, dramatic language, the four men — in the letter and subsequent press appearances — challenged the official Obama White House/Pentagon/CIA public view that civilians are rarely killed by drones, and that drones make Americans safer and are helping defeat terrorists. Rather, they said that the U.S. drone war plays right into the hands of ISIS and other extremist groups by terrorizing local populations and killing innocent civilians, resulting in heightened anti-U.S. feeling and more recruits for ISIS."
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Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, housewife, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate. She is running for President of the United States.
She is the co-author of two widely-praised reports, In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published in 2009. The first of these has been translated into four languages and is used worldwide. The reports promote green local economies, sustainable agriculture, clean power, and freedom from toxic threats.
Her "Healthy People, Healthy Planet" teaching program reveals the links between human health, climate security, and green economic revitalization. This body of work has been presented at government, public health and medical conferences, and has been used to improve public policy.
Jill was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Highland Park, Illinois. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. Jill enjoys writing and performing music, and enjoys long walks with her Great Dane, Bandita. Dr. Stein lives in Lexington with her husband, Richard Rohrer, also a physician. She has two sons, Ben and Noah, who have graduated from college in the past few years.
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