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#Portland: Colonizer Statues Toppled for Indigenous Day of Rage [Reportback]

Portland. Oregon. About a week prior to the action, a radical indigenous affinity group in Chinook land known as Portland called Generational Resistance put out a poster giving the location for the Indigenous People’s Day of Rage. Then, a few days later, they put out a poster calling for a black bloc, no peace policing, and most notably: no cameras. This was a shock to the fledgling Portland protest twitter community, since the 100+ days of protest has drawn in legions of clout chaser “press” trying to get their very own juicy clip featured on CNN, disregarding any safety for the protesters, only to claim that they were helping by occasionally filming a cop.

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New Counter-Information Website for #Portland, #Oregon

Rose City Counter-Info is a new counter-info project based in so-called Portland, Oregon. It intends to create a platform for any reports, analyses, communiques, announcements, calls to action, art and musings relevant to radicals and anarchists in Portland and the greater Portland area.

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Rhythm and Ritual: Composing Movement in #Portland’s 2020

While Portland’s uprising has been part of the general US #BLM movement, it has also been singular in many respects. Among its distinctive features are its continuing commitment to nightly action, the degree of popular support it enjoys from regular Portlanders, the rich new ecosystem of movement groups that provide it with its various functions, and the emergence of a popular, confrontational, fiery, but limited set of tactics. In spite of these impressive strengths, the uprising has struggled to develop a clear abolitionist vision or practice of community security, a fact which has generated a number of problems. To address this limitation, the authors look to the fabric of experiences that have become common in the streets, which they suggest already hint at a way forward. Beyond the more basic ‘diversity of tactics’ framework, they encourage the growth of a more robust model for composing popular power, capable of amplifying our decisiveness and increasing our capacity for practical coordination across differences. The path towards an autonomy-supporting culture is framed by a shared goal, namely, to grow the uprising’s power to change life. It is this more general commitment, they argue, that allows us to navigate many of the false oppositions the movement throws up at us.

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Molotov Attack on Police in Renewed Uprising in #Portland, #Oregon

Following the decision not to charge police for the murder of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, militants attacked police with Molotov cocktails and attacked a precinct with rocks and fire in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday night.

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RIP Anti-Fascist Revolutionary Michael Reinoehl

Anti-fascist revolutionary Michael Reinoehl was assassinated by pigs in Olympia, Washington on September 4 in retaliation for the shooting of a member of the fascist group Patriot Prayer.

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#Portland, #Oregon: #ICE building attacked

Portland. OR. Portland protesters marched to the ICE building and smashed many windows and covered the building in anti-ICE and anti-cop graffiti.

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#Portland has gotten smarter, developed, and adapted to be able to keep the fight alive for well over 70 days and counting

Portland. Oregon. August 16. 2020. As we develop and hone our skills to adapt to what the police throw our way, and look to other countries with strong and militant social struggles, one wonders how long before street fighting with the police in Portland, OR will start looking more like Santiago, Chile where the primera línea (first line or front line) have evolved and developed to effectively battle the police and push them back regularly. It doesn’t seem so far fetched to imagine what they do there, groups of shield walls backed by huge crowds of people hurl a relentless barrage of projectiles down on advancing lines, could develop on the streets of Portland.

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#Portland, #Oregon: Cops are getting desperate

Portland. OR. The local cops in Portland are getting desperate. Arresting people isn’t having the desired chilling effect they were hoping for, partially because the DA isn’t willing to prosecute a bunch of cases he knows will get thrown out, and partially because people aren’t staying home on their best behavior after getting arrested. They come back night after night and keep fighting.

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