Tagged “blm”

The Colonization and Weaponization of Streets: An Eyewitness’s Psychogeographic View

Following the Indigenous Solidarity with Black event, I tried to get over to Monroe Park as quickly as I could to meet up with the Pride event. Getting there, I realized they had already left; and not knowing where they were headed, I turned around to find other things to do with my remaining day. As I was walking, I spotted some people marching...

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Canvas for Catharsis: BLM Art in PDX

A canvas for catharsis has emerged at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland, Oregon. Public art for healing, unity, and action has transformed the boards on the Apple iStore and across from the Louis Vuitton store on SW Yamhill, between SW 4th and 5th Ave in downtown Portland into statements of grief and resolutions to pursue justice.

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TOMORROW: Eugene Budget Vote: Urge them to defund / reallocate (Guest Blog)

Personally, while I think it is certainly more encouraging that the City Manager authorized the permit and chose to make her public profile picture indicative of support of BLM than if her profile picture had a Confederate flag or a MAGA hat, if this same City Manager authorized the manipulative and belatedly announced “curfews” and the repeated and militarized response of EPD to peaceful protestors...

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Modern Slavery, Modern Abolition (includes link to “13th”)

When we talk about institutionalized racism in policing, first and foremost that is omnipresent in the murders and brutality. It is also prevalent in charging and sentencing. Examining the pervasiveness of institutionalized racism in prison settings is part of examining institutionalized racism in policing.

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Most charges will not be prosecuted against Portland BLM activists, says brand new Multnomah County DA

4-page policy released today outlines presumptively declining to prosecute most lower-level charges, and taking tumultuous circumstances into account for most higher charges. The new DA is an ally who acknowledges that most charges were unnecessary, exaggerated, and context-derived.

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