February 2016 Alliance!


The Dynamic Influence of Past Patterns on the Present

by S Brian Willson


http://www.biography.com/people/sigmund-freud-9302400

Cultural historians, philosophers, psychologists, essayists, and scientists caution us to seriously understand the past and its pervasive patterns.  Sigmund Freud declared that in psychic life, nothing of what has been formed in the past ever disappears. Everything that has occurred is preserved in one way or another and, in fact, reappears under either favorable or unfavorable circumstances.

“The past never leaves us and the future is already here”. [Lewis Mumford].

“Wherever Western man went slavery, land robbery, lawlessness, culture-wrecking, and the outright extermination of both wild beasts and tame men went with him’. [Lewis Mumford].

“The West has ravaged the world for five hundred years, under the flag of master-slave theory which in our finest hour of hypocrisy was called ‘the white man’s burden’….
   What sets the west apart is its persistence to stop at nothing”. [Hans Koning].

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. [George Santayana].

“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future”. [George Orwell].

read more from S. Brian Willson:   http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/sbria


nwillson Tiny Houses in Seattle…


A little village of tiny
houses for the homeless
is taking shape on a plot
of land owned by a Lutheran
church in Seattle, Washington.

rest of story:  http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/homeless


and much more:

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The April 2015 Portland Alliance

Vol. XXXV, No. 4 April 2015
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In 2015, are there still Whites Only signs

in Portland, Oregon?

If so, what do they look like? As I drove down Interstate Avenue
this morning I noticed a new yoga studio open up at the bottom
of brand new multistory housing complex…

REST OF STORY:
http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/racism


For Immediate Release:      Contact: Lindsey Hortenstine: 504-827-8169 / 404-520-3087 / Tony Papa: 646-420-7290

Saturday in New Orleans: Rally Calls for Clemency for Bernard Noble

Father of Seven Serving 13 Years for Simple Marijuana Posession

New Orleans- Criminal justice stakeholders, New Orleans city Council members, sentencing reform advocates, community activists, concerned citizens, friends and family will gather Saturday to rally for clemency for Bernard Noble, currently
serving 13.3 years 2.8 grams for simple possession of marijuana.  This is nonsense.

more info on this insanity:  No Fear, No Compromise, & No Surrender!

Marijuana Reform Portal
http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/marijuana


“Police violence comes at what Imarisha, echoing Angela Davis, calls “the intersections of intimate andsocial violence.” Police are not killing unarmed Black people because the thought occurs to them out
of the blue. Behind these murders lie all sorts of institutional forms of violence. Likewise, poverty
and gentrification do not form from thin air. They are the result of laws, regulations, contracts,
red lines, predatory loans, and other systemic oppression made in the name of a society hiding
behind a cloak of equality, freedom, and the American dream.
They are the by-products and enforcement tools of white supremacy.”
read more: NW Alliance Portal for police accountability
http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/policeaccountability


Nothin but the Blues!
SAVE THE DATE! The 4th Annual Inner City Blues In a new location this year. The 4th annual “Healing the Healthcare Blues Festival” is happening on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at North Portland Eagles Lodge 7611 N. Exeter & Lombard St. Once again Norman Sylvester has asked some of his talented friends to join him in this cause; Andy Stokes, King Louie & Friends w/ LaRhonda Steele, Tevis Hodge Jr., Strangetones w/ Volcano Vixons, Bloco Allegria, Steve Cheseborough, Bill Rhoades,Bill Rhoades, Newell Briggs, Jay Koder, Richard Arnold, Dave Kahl & Sarah Billings.
more info:  http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/blues

THE REAL NEWS NETWORK PRESENTS THE FORD REPORT

State of the Black Union
After the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson,
Glen Ford, senior editor with Black Agenda Report, says the
goal of the Black Lives Matter Movement is to establish
Black community control over the police in the US.
here is the rest of the story:
http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/blacklivesmatter


Servant Leaders vs. Empty Suits

net by Winslow Myers

In a normal world, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress would have been roundly mocked by the audience for its hypocritical fear-mongering. In a normal world, 70 years beyond Hiroshima, major powers would have long since acceded to the wishes of their constituents and established far more extensive arms reduction treaties. In a normal world, there would be a single, not a double standard challenging the undiluted evil of nuclear weapons, no matter who possesses them. That single standard would underpin not only a regional but also a planet-wide effort at nuclear disarmament. And in a normal world, a foreign leader would not have been handed the most prestigious possible venue to undermine delicate, complex negotiations merely to allow him to score political points in two countries simultaneously.

more info:  Winslow Myers Portalhttp://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/myers


OctaviaRelease Date:  April 2015         

Octavia’s Brood, co-edited by Walidah Imarisha
& Adrienne Maree Brown, is an anthology of
radical science & speculative fiction written by
organizers & activists, based in the idea that
those working to change the world are sci-fi/speculative thinkers!
PAGE INFO:  http://www.ThePortlandalliance.org/octavia
find out more at:  ThePortlandAlliance.org/walidah


A Defined Voice

A Poem by Herman Wallace


“They removed my whisper from general population
To maximum security I gained a voice
They removed my voice from maximum security
To administrative segregation
My voice gave hope

They removed my voice from administrative segregation8850-Munch-The-Scream
To solitary confinement
My voice became vibration for unity

They removed my voice from solitary confinement
To the Supermax of Camp J
And now they wish to destroy me

The louder my voice the deeper they bury me
I SAID, THE LOUDER MY VOICE THE DEEPER THEY BURY ME

Free all political prisoners, prisoners of war, prisoner of consciousness”

more information and resources at:

http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/prisonradio Prison Radio Alliance Portal 


freetradeTPP Fast Track,
By Don McIntosh, Associate Editor 

The AFL-CIO has begun an all-out campaign to defeat “fast track” in Congress, and a vote on it is
expected within days or weeks.

Fast track, also referred to as trade promotion authority, is legislation that would make it easier for Congress to pass more NAFTA-style trade agreements — including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a super-secret agreement being negotiated with 11 other Pacific Rim nations. Under fast track, when
the president presents a trade agreement, Congress must hold an up-or-down
vote within 90 days, with limited debate and no amendments.   more info:  http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/nwlaborpress


policereform                          Calling For a New Result

Who should analyze police misconduct? It’s time we take oversight out of cops’ hands.  Police accountability experts ARE available.
In other posts, we describe the role of a Community Oversight Advisory Board (COAB), installed as part of a Federal agreement that the City of Portland, Oregon eliminates illegal use of force in policing. Unfortunately, the prime influence on this body of political appointees and citizen volunteers have been the perpetrators of civil rights violations … and their agents.  the rest of the story:    www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/consulthardesty  A Portal to Consult Hardesty


If Congress passes fast track this time, the consequences could be enormous. TPP has been called “NAFTA on steroids” by its critics. It would cover almost 40 percent of the world’s economy, including Australia, Brunei,

Šî–{ RGBTPP, Peace and Conflict – it’s not about trade, it’s about how we trade

By Patrick T. Hiller

Let’s get one thing straight to begin with. Trade is good. We do it all the time. Trade has been pretty much part of recorded human history and evidence reveals prehistorical trade routes in many parts of the world. It becomes a little bit trickier when we look at large-scale international trade agreements. The question as to whether foreign trade promotes peace and development or destructive conflict has been debated for a long time. One of the most current controversies on free trade agreements evolves around the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The history of free trade agreements, the secrecy around TPP, and the leaked information of the actual agreement suggest tremendous potential for social conflict if implemented.
more info:  at Alliance PeaceVoice Portal     http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/peacevoice


torture-4A group of Senate Democrats accused the White House of trying to censor significant details in a voluminous report on the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency.

During a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill with Denis R. McDonough, the White House chief of staff, the senators said that the White House was siding with the C.I.A. and trying to thwart negotiations over the report’s release.    read more:http://www.theportlandalliance.org/MunkUrsula K. Le Guin’s fiery speech at the National Book Awards is generating a big reaction Thursday morning.

“Ursula K. Le Guin Steals the Show” says National Public Radio, which reported that “the crowd went wild,” after Le Guin called Amazon “a profiteer” and said it was trying “to punish a publisher for disobedience, and writers threatened by corporate fatwa,” a reference to Amazon’s pricing dispute with Hachette. “And I see a lot of us, the producers, accepting this — letting commodity profiteers sell us like deodorant.”
read more: http://www.theportlandalliance.org/breakingnews
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Monday, April 13

at 6:00pm in PDT

Join us in a show of force for $15 in Oregon! The bill to make Oregon the first state with a $15 minimum wage will have a public committee hearing at the state capitol building in Salem on Monday April 13 at 6pm. This is our opportunity to show our state legislators that the people of Oregon demand $15 Now!

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WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception

WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception

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Directed by MediaChannel Editor-in-Chief, Danny Schechter


This documentary is about the media itself, viewed as a weapon system:
Weapons of Mass Deception. Those weapons drove a media war,
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a war that many now believe
perverted freedom of the press
in order to manipulate public
support for a real war.

Rather than challenging official
assertions, most media outlets
used patriotism as a promotional tool,
pandered to unjustified fears and
nationalist sentiment, extolled the
brilliance of military technology, and uncritically trumpeted the Bush administration’s “product.”

cropped-corporate-welfare.jpgFrom remembering the Maine
to the Gulf of Tonkin and now
ten years after smoking guns
and mushroom clouds,
what have we learned?

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drkingMartin Luther King was assassinated by the United States Government according
to the King Family civil trial verdict

“Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”
– King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty of assassination/wrongful death. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King:
the rest of the story:
http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/MartinLutherKing
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King sought workers’ justice and dignity
more information: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/mlk

The rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement
The inspiring resistance in the streets of Ferguson has gone national since last August. In a document written for discussion–and finished before the shootings of two NYPD offers faced activists with a right-wing backlash–Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor explains the background for this upsurge and analyzes the movement that has taken new shape over the last months of the year. Here, we print excerpts from that document, edited for general publication.

Chicagoans take the streets to declare that Black Lives Matter
A MOVEMENT has erupted against police brutality and shaken U.S. society to its core.
checkout the rest of the story here: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/socialistworker

It’s Not Just the Cops

Public defenders know that the trouble with our justice system extends far beyond abusive policing

by Jonathan Rapping

Picture by (Flickr/Krystian Olszanski)

One has to admire the way we, as a country, have paid tribute to the lives of Rafael Ramos and Wenijan Liu, the two New York police officers shot to death while sitting in their police cruiser. We have rallied to support their families across ideological lines, demanding that they be remembered with dignity and honor.

But, juxtaposed against continued protests over police mistreatment of black men, they also help to highlight the fact that other lives are not valued at all.

Michael Brown was left dead in the street for four hours after being shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. Eric Garner lay dying on a sidewalk after being choked in Staten Island, surrounded by the NYPD police officers who exhibited no sense of urgency to help him. Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, was playing with a toy gun when he was shot dead less than two minutes after being confronted by a Cleveland police officer.

Rather than unifying in similar grief over these deaths, news outlets helped to justify the killings by dehumanizing the victims

read more:  http://www.theportlandalliance.org/thenation

 Published on Jan 7, 2015

St. Louis, MO – On January 5, 2015, this press conference was held at The Ambassador in St. Louis to announce that the Black People’s Grand Jury voted 11 to 1 to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on charges of first degree murder in the August 9, 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black civilian.

Check out Chairman Omali Yeshitela’s summation of these historic proceedings marking a new day in the struggle for self-determination and self-government for colonized African people.

Now it’s time to organize for “Black Community Control of the Police”!. For more information, contact the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement at 727-914-3619 or 727-3018143

St. Louis, MO – On January 4, 2015, the Black People’s Grand Jury voted 11 to 1 to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on charges of first degree murder in the August 9, 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black civilian.

Unlike the “behind closed doors” white people’s grand jury that exonerated the killer cop, the Black People’s Grand Jury was a transparent process, free and open to the public who attended the proceedings as they were conducted at The New Ambassador center in St. Louis, and broadcast live on UhuruNews.com for the world to see.

The proceedings opened with statements from Lead People’s Prosecutor and People’s Advocate Chairman Omali Yeshitela, along with Assistant Prosecutors Attorney Aaron O’Neal of Washington, D.C. and Attorney Alex Morley of The Bahamas.

In his opening stThe inspiring resistance in the streets of Ferguson has gone national since last August. In a document written for discussion–and finished before the satement, Lead Prosecutor Omali Yeshitela brought out the fact that African people “can and must take matters into our own hands” following the “no true bill” determination of the St. Louis County grand jury under prosecutor Robert McCulloch that failed to indict Wilson.

Yeshitela stated that the convening of the Black People’s Grand Jury represents a criticism of the McCulloch’s grand jury. He exposed multiple breaches in McCulloch’s grand jury process, including the fact that McCulloch knew that Witness 40, Sandra McElroy lied during her two-day testimony. McCulloch was aware that McElroy is a known racist who was not present at the murder site and who openly backed and raised money for Darren Wilson yet he included her as a witness.

Police ticket man run over during ‘Don’t shoot’ protest

more info at: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/dontshoot

Guilty for “improper position on a highway”.
(Still from Multnomah County Copwatch video)

Portland Police have issued a ticket to a protestor who was taking part in a march downtown yesterday.

The march was organized by Don’t Shoot PDX, a group of activists who have organized a sustained movement for more police accountability and justice following protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

According to people involved with the march, there was a collision on West Burnside near Powell’s Books between someone driving a car and one of the marchers. A man who has uploaded video footage from the scene alleges that the driver swerved into protestors and yelled, “Get a job” before running over a man’s foot. The driver did not stop.

Sterling Trial Opens in Security-State Matrix

By Norman Solomon

January 14, 2015

When the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling got underway Tuesday in Northern Virginia, prospective jurors made routine references to “three-letter agencies” and alphabet-soup categories of security clearances. In an area where vast partnerships between intelligence agencies and private contractors saturate everyday life, the jury pool was bound to please the prosecution.

In a U.S. District Court that boasts a “rocket docket,” the selection of 14 jurors was swift, with the process lasting under three hours. Along the way, Judge Leonie M. Brinkema asked more than a dozen possible jurors whether their personal connections to the CIA or other intel agencies would interfere with her announced quest for an “absolutely open mind.”

From what I could tell, none of those with direct connections to intelligence agencies ended up in the jury box. But affinities with agencies like the CIA seemed implicit in the courtroom.
Throughout the jury selection, there was scarcely a hint that
activities of those agencies might merit disapproval.

see the whole story:  http://www.theportlandalliance.org/solomon

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Last Year Was the Hottest Year on Record, and More

In today’s On the News segment: According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, 2014 was hotter than any other year in its 120 years of record-keeping; California has big plans for reducing its carbon footprint; scientists have discovered the most Earth-like planet ever found outside of our solar system; and more.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript
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The January 2015 Portland Alliance

Vol. XXXV, Number 1 January 2015
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drking

Martin Luther King
was assassinated
by the United States Government according
to the King Family
civil trial verdict


billie-holiday“Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”
– King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty of assassination/wrongful death. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King:


the rest of the story: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/MartinLutherKing

aca4Remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King sought workers’ justice and dignity
more information: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/mlk

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Lots of Poetry!

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Obey

Living in America,
sometimes makes me think
I live in a luxurious concentration camp.
I can have anything I want
as long as I obey certain rules.


 

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Writing & Creative Arts:
The Cutting Edge of Culture

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are.
  If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
~ Oscar Wilde.


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mike3Vol. XXXIV, No. 12 December 2014 

A St. Louis cop got away with killing
another kid…  And Portland Activists
are taking it to the streets!

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http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/2014/December
It goes without saying that mainstream media coverage of the Portland Ferguson solidarity protest tonight (which was separate from the planned AMA demonstration earlier today that drew thousands of folks) is completely inaccurate. Far from a few dozen folks “wandering” the streets throwing bottles at cops, there were hundreds of folks purposefully blocking streets and bridges as civil disobedience/direct action, led by multiple Black youth, who were incredibly passionate, thoughtful and inspiring.   
~Walidah Imarisha  (Nov. 26, 2014)

Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan 
by Kathy Kelly  November 20, 2014
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http://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/kathy-kelly/
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https://thewordsmithcollection.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/mike.jpg?w=312&h=156Heartless Bastards
are killing us.
http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/ferguson
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and much more in the December Alliance
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