Portland. Oregon. It’s been about two months now of Portland fighting back against a federal invasion. The days seem to blur together; memories of flashbangs at my heels are nestled safely between memories of crawling into bed or eating hot dogs at Riot Ribs. No matter what day it is though- the feds are losing. Not only are they being humiliated by their actions (enough to warrant a Buzzfeed article), but their physical tactics are a complete joke in the face of Moms armed with a steel resolve and the Dads with leafblowers.Continue reading #Portland: Day 55 (?) – A Reportback
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in a medically induced coma for the past 50 some-odd days you have probably seen Portland, Oregon turning into a warzone occupied by a hostile military force. News media around the world is showing clips of barricades being built and fires being set in their nightly news. A fast-paced, nonstop chaotic action against the state. And it’s not really like that.Continue reading #Portland, #Oregon: Civil Disturbance Fitness 101
Since the end of May, demonstrators opposing police violence and white supremacy have thronged the streets of Portland, Oregon, clashing with law enforcement officers. Last week, aspiring autocrat Donald Trump escalated the situation by announcing that he would be sending federal agents around the country to assert his authority through acts of violence against protesters. The past few days have seen thousands sweep into the streets of Portland to defend those who were already protesting and demand the departure of Trump’s federal agents from their city.Continue reading From #Portland to the World – A Call for Solidarity with the Struggle against the Federal Occupation
Portland. Oregon. In the beginning, we were many. We were thousands. Exploding into the street after watching a video of horror both strange and all-too-familiar: a video of a nine-minute murder, of a killer indifferent to the pleas of the bound man he choked and crushed to death. Broad daylight, on film, unprosecuted. Another police murder. Another black person dead.
As the video circulated, things began to shatter. Hearts. Trust. Restraint. Patience.
Glass.Continue reading #Portland Awakens
Portland. OR. Fifty days into the popular uprising sparked by the police murder of George Floyd and demonstrations in Portland, Oregon show little sign of abating. An interview.Continue reading Secret Police on the Streets of #PDX: Interview with a Member of Black Rose #Portland
Portland. OR. July 20. 2020. Insane clashes with the Federal Police force in Portland are ongoing tonight. There was the largest crowd in 2 months of revolt (on a Monday!), who started smashing down the plywood armor on the Federal Courthouse, then smashed down the doors. The mom bloc and the newly formed dad block were in the mix on the front lines, and members of the mom bloc worked with people in the black bloc to try to kick down the main doors.Continue reading A monday night in #Portland, #Oregon
Portland. OR. July 20. 2020. Some notes on the current situation in Portland, Oregon.Continue reading Some Notes from #Portland, #Oregon
The Youth Liberation Front (YLF) makes the following call for a day of action in solidarity with the ongoing resistance in Portland.Continue reading July 25th: Call For A Day Of Action In Solidarity With #Portland & Against The Federal Invasion
Portland. Oregon. Photographer’s Report Justice Center July 17th.Continue reading #Portland, #Oregon: #DefendPDX Photographer’s Report July 17th
Portland. Oregon. Evening of July 16th to 17th – Thursday. The aftermath of Wednesday night and Thursday morning’s protest left many Portlanders frustrated and disheartened with efforts downtown, so that evening, a secondary initiative took place at a new location.Continue reading #Portland, #Oregon: #DefendPDX Summary of July 16th