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Instead of armed extra-legal storm troopers, we need effective public servants
who can create safe and secure streets without precipitously resorting to violence and acrimony. We need peace officers who
can live up to the name and do us proud.
Like the Occupy movement before it, the “fight for $15” came to Portland as a transplant. Portland activists watched events in Seattle with a skeptical eye, but Seattle’s “fantasy” of $15 was transformed into an emerging reality, now replete with the support of the Mayor and City Council who are working on a plan to implement the new minimum wage.
Tom Engelhardt /
Tom H. Hastings theportlandalliance.org/hastings
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.
Michael Munk /
Obama won the ‘08 primary because he opposed the invasion while Hillary defended it. He tried to keep the US occupation going but the Iraqis
refused to immunize US troops who commit war crimes as Obama demanded. Any Obamatons left after this disgraceful rant?-MM
Myers / Military Personnel
Cheating on tests!
William Reed /
Mark Schwebke /
Norman Solomon /
"the most sacred cow of the press is the press itself."
Lawrence S. Wittner theportlandalliance.org/wittner
America’s Peace Ship
By Lawrence S. Wittner
Is there an emotional connection between the oceans and the pursuit of peace? For whatever reason, peace ships have been increasing in number over the past century.
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