In light of the unprecedented raids on “anarchist” houses in North Portland we couldn’t help but be reminded of a video we made when Portland City Council was involved in inviting these nefarious characters back into our back yards: Here’s the deets from Daily Kos. Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM PDT Torture without Read more about “Terroristic” Political Witch Hunts Continues for “Anarchists” in North Portland and Beyond[…]
On June 11th local labor activists showed up at the Right 2 Dream Too houseless camp to lend support as they have been facing increasing pressure from the city to vacate their site.
Ryan Gaughan, a ten year employee of New Seasons, was fired on February 6th, 2012, allegedly over taking an extra scoop of rice and tofu on his lunch break.
People in over 80 cities across the US participated in creative and direct actions against corporations that benefit from their relation to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a shadowy “non-profit” that buddies up state legislators with the biggest business interests in the world. In Portland over a thousand people braved the freezing sideways rain Read more about Smart ALEC: Portland F29 Day of Action[…]
The world is now smarter about ALEC. Thousands of people in 80+ in the US and many more abroad gathered to shed light on the shadowy American Legislative Exchange Council and their destructive involvement in communities around the world. #F29 marks the most coordinated global occupy action to date.
The shadowy American Legislative Exchange Council has been forced into the limelight today as thousands of people from Portland to Mexico City, to New York and Spain take part in protests against this destructive and un-democratic body. Watch Portland’s live stream here: Watch live streaming video from occupyptown at livestream.com
So you’ve heard about Seattle and the WTO but have you heard about ALEC?
Portland’s Fast Rattler brings you the bangin’ new cult classic Occupy anthem “Take It To The Streets”. Words were written in part by Utah Phillips and sung by Bodhi Busick.
Building Cultural Bridges is the culmination of a year-long community project to make a film about the experience of coming to America. Covering the cultural and spiritual realities of transition through community dialogues, interviews with immigration service stakeholders, teachers and volunteers, the film provides insight into the transition to life in Portland, OR. The film was made by youth from the Bhutanese refugee community, and edited in collaboration with members of B media Collective. While the film is made through the culturally specific lens of South Asian refugee immigrants, the issues raised and advice given is relevant to all newcomers to America.
Below is a video short from one of the media trainings conducted through the course of this project: […]
Portland Oregon’s very own Flying Focus Video Collective has been around for a while –check out some of the original community media makers in town “The Flying Focus Video Collective recently marked its 20th year of producing documentary-style cable television programming about progressive issues and organizations. Core members, including PC Peri and Dan Handelman, have Read more about Flying Focus Video Collective turns 20![…]