Photos from a live stream by Tre Stewart.
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...
Reports say in PDX feds fire on someone's head enough to crack their skull, arrest a person for meditation, gas crowd indiscriminately (use of expired gas that can turn to deadly cyanide), assault medics trying to administer care.
I want to tell you all about Coos Bay. On Tuesday I witnessed community activism at its most personal, its most vulnerable, and its most compassionate.
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.
“Frustration & Disbelief”: City Council Refuses to Redirect Funds from EPD Budget. Guest Blog by White Rose Tinted.
It’s 3 AM in the morning and if anything was going to make me empathize with our city councilors it would be spending nearly seven hours listening through the June 22nd council meeting twice...
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...
The following is copy-paste of a publicly available Google Doc. (Some might be reticent to log into that site with their accounts as the document might be monitored, and anyone logged in can see anyone else logged in. Others might not know of this type of curated do-it-from-anywhere activism.)
Yesterday on Juneteenth, and in sharp contrast to the overt white supremacism here, the European Union Parliament formally declared, “Black Lives Matter,” in a denunciation of racism and white supremacy, in the EU and the US.
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.
For Juneteenth yesterday, with a permit from the City of Eugene, local BIPOC artists and activists had painted Black Lives Matter in front of our federal courthouse, in yellow paint with black hand prints.
Reposted from Facebook by Boop Troop Eugene News Blog as a public service. I personally very strongly support completely demilitarizing Eugene Police Department...
The stakes have never been so high...
Tonight, unanimously, Seattle City Council voted to ban: use of tear gas and other “crowd control weapons”, use of choke holds; and covering of badge numbers with the so-called “mourning bands”...
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Justice in Motion, Film and Commentary by Krisilyn Tony Frazier of Ypsilanti, Michigan & Remy of BTE
In the fight for justice, dancers artists and MC’s join together to create a visual arts film focused on the Black Lives Matter movement. Through creative expression this film is an artistic response to systematic oppression and police brutality.
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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