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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.  S Brian Willson's photo.

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at The Alliance: 


       "I stand in front of the MY LAI MASSACRE MEMORIAL in Viet Nam, April 5, 2016.  In case you didn't know, that U.S. soldiers would commit acts of casual terror against helpless civilians was a disturbing discovery for many Americans. That they would be responsible for the annihilation of whole villages was incomprehensible."

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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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

 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

September 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

A Portal to PortlandSolidarity.org:


United organizations against violence

We come to mark it on our calendar every year.

It comes as the annual chance to bring issues together, meet and greet and have an action that is often more about getting re-energized than about getting something done.

This has gotten many May Day actions locally criticized for taking a huge amount of time, energy, and money, yet not resulting in movements that are any stronger. However, the last two years have really started to buck this trend, with last year really drawing issues of immigration together with the high profile fight between the ILWU and United Grain. This year Portland joined with cities around the country in identifying an overarching theme that effectively dominated the messaging: Black Lives Matter.

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Who Are the Nuclear Scofflaws?


By Lawrence S. Wittner

Given all the frothing by hawkish U.S. Senators about Iran’s possible development of nuclear weapons, one might think that Iran was violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).


But it’s not.
Beyond the Drone Debate: Should US Military and CIA Be Judge, Jury and Executioner?

Adam Hudson, Truthout: After it was revealed that two Western hostages held by al-Qaeda were killed in a US drone strike in January, public debate centered on the method of targeted killing - drone strikes - rather than whether assassination was legal, moral or effective policy.

Read the Article 
MORE INFO: The Alliance Truthout Portal   http://www.theportlandalliance.org/truthout

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