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TPA  Vol. XXXVII, Number 2:
    June 2017     

    Of, By and For The People
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Another US Appeals Court Just Smacked Down Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0 
by Andrea Germanos
"It's always been crystal clear that this policy is discriminatory and cruel at its core."


Homeless in America:



Walidah Imarisha
Two Poems by Walidah



Living in America,
sometimes makes me think
I live in a luxurious concentration camp. 
I can have anything I want as long as I
obey certain rules.

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Republicans brag about supporting wars for profit and Democrats lie about supporting wars for profit.  So we spend trillions, killing millions for billionaires. This will bankrupt America by 2030.  

The life and death struggle continues. Black lives matter, but Thursday night Malcolm Chaddock risked his life to prevent a blood-bath. A right-wing Trump supporter came to the Black Lives Matter march with a semi-automatic pistol and six clips of ammunition, enough to kill a hundred people in the time it takes to draw a few breaths.
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Greg Margolis, a Portland activist with deep roots in Jobs with Justice and other organizations, is fondly remembered for his too brief life of 66 years. We miss him.  (Picture courtesy of JWJ)

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Event at a Glance


May 30, 2015, 9:00 am




20210 SW Teton Ave. Tualatin, OR

Calling all troublemakers! From teachers to bus drivers, retail workers to government employees, farm workers to nurses, we are rebuilding solidarity while fighting for a better world for working people.

The Labor Notes Troublemakers School is a place for troublemakers of all kinds—community organizers, union shop stewards, and labor activists—to come together for a day of skill-building workshops and strategy discussions to create a stronger workers’ movement in Portland.

Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

UA 290 Hall, 20210 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin, OR

(It's closer than you think! Five minutes from I-5, and just 20 minutes from downtown Portland. Click here for directions.)

- See more at: http://labornotes.org/pdx#sthash.06z0SksG.dpuf

“What happens to a dream deferred?” 
asked the poet Langston Hughes over sixty years ago in a poem simply entitled:


More than a half century later the dream is still deferred, the site is Baltimore and the prophetic voice of the poet still asks what happens when another generation of dreams becomes deferred, “does it sag like a heavy load” or “does it explode?”

These are extreme times during which the growing disparity in terms of wealth and opportunity adds fuel to the fires of despair every day.

Laws and rules may tell us how to live; but a person must have a why to live. In the soul of America, the why to live has best been imagined as a dream. Not the simple “American dream” of blind materialism; but the wild complexity of dreams trying to live through the great diversity of souls that makes up the America that has not been yet.

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at the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation Portland Alliance Portal!

June Vigil for Keaton Otis

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM

NE 6th and Halsey
NE 6th and Halsey
Portland, Oregon

Event Information:

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.” His father, Fred Bryant, has held a monthly vigil every month on the 12 since his son’s murder in his struggle for justice for three years, on the spot where Keaton’s life was taken.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

- See more at: http://portlandsocialists.org/?event=june-vigil-for-keaton-otis#sthash.uInUw3Wc.dpuf

Monday June 12, 2017

    6:00pm - 7:00pm


Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police more than seven years ago,
May 12, 2010. 

Join us

Location  NE 6th and Halsey  Portland, Oregon

Event Information:

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police six years ago. The police admitted they stopped him for “looking like a gangster.” His father, Fred Bryant, held a monthly vigil every month on the 12th since his son’s murder. The vigil took place in a struggle for justice for three years, on the spot where Keaton’s life was needlessly taken.  And we continue the struggle. There has been no justice. 

Please join us with that struggle this month and help to spread the word: blacklivesmatter

at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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