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Report Back from COP21 – Climate Justice Panel

Report Back from COP21 – Climate Justice Panel
WHEN: January 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm WHERE: 18th Ave. Peace House 2116 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97212 USA COST:  Free Following the Paris Climate Talks, many world leaders and big green groups were quick to claim victory. But what really happened in Paris? Where is the final agreement taking us, what are the implications for climate justice and where does our movement need to go? We’ll hear from Jill Stein, Maralena Murphy, Ptery Leight and Virginia Wiseman, all of whom were in Paris, about the talks and the role the grassroots in Portland can play…

Beehive Tour this Thursday and Cascade Media Convergence Nov. 14th and 15th

Beehive Tour this Thursday and Cascade Media Convergence Nov. 14th and 15th
Join PCASC, Portland Rising Tide and KBOO at Reed College 7-9pm this Thursday for a presentation from the Beehive Design Collective! also... Many of you have heard about the 2nd Annual Cascade Media Convergence at PSU next weekend (Nov. 14th &15th).  There are a few great Latin American related events at the conference. Film maker Jessee Freeston will be in town on Friday night (November 13th) for his Portland debut of his latest film Resistencia at Annares Infoshop.  Heres the FB link! And PCASCers Rachael and Dany are presenting on radio in Honduras too! http://2015.cascademedia.cc/  

Join us this Thursday!

We will be having a meeting @ the office Thursday 9/17 @ 7pm open to everyone who's interested in PCASC and our work! Come and learn more about our current campaigns in Colombia, Honduras and Chile as well as community collaboration work to stop North West detention centers. If you have something you would like to bring to the meeting please send an email to coreteam@pcasc.net See you soon!

PCASC Transitions to All Volunteer Organization!

PCASC Transitions to All Volunteer Organization!
Hola Compañer@s! We are going through some exciting changes here at PCASC! After serious reflection on how to best continue our work supporting the people of Central and South America, we have made the decision to transform PCASC into an all volunteer organization in order to strengthen our commitment to this work. The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee has been home to many people in Portland’s radical community who oppose the United States’ policies of violence and repression of the people across the Americas. Beginning with the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua in 1979, we have supported struggles, from the people’s…

No to Fast Track for the TPP

No to Fast Track for the TPP
PCASC and our friends at PCHRP (Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines) On Saturday, January 3, PCASC joined with the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and other organizations to urge Sen. Ron Wyden to abandon his support for fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Fast tracking could further limit debate and hasten the passage of the agreement, negotiated in secret and described as "NAFTA on steroids." More than 20 years later, the devastating effects of North American Free Trade Agreement are well documented. NAFTA has displaced farmers and increased poverty in Mexico. Subsequent free trade agreements (FTAs) have had…

PCASC Stands with Francisco Aguirre

PCASC Stands with Francisco Aguirre
  September 29, 2014   Francisco Aguirre is a valued member of our community who has worked for many years in support of immigrants' rights and worker empowerment. Sadly, he is now being targeted by the unjust US immigration system. The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee is steadfast in standing with Francisco and fighting immigration policies that divide communities.   Days ago, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) showed up at Francisco's home without a warrant. When Francisco refused to answer their questions, the agents left and Francisco took sanctuary at Augustana Lutheran Church. He remains in sanctuary with…

Now Hiring – PCASC Community Organizer

Now Hiring – PCASC Community Organizer
PCASC Community Organizer Job Description Executive Summary: Founded in 1979, the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee educates and mobilizes community members, workers, and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas. PCASC creates a space for those with anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, feminist, and anti-racist values to build community power. Purpose: The PCASC Community Organizer advances the PCASC mission through recruiting new volunteers and members, developing the skills and leadership capacity of volunteers and members, and supporting the political work of sub-committees. Job Details Accepting application until May 15th Position Starts in early June Part-time position at 20…

La Comunidad Responde al Anuncio del Jefe de Policía De Limitar La Colaboración Entre La Policía y Los Agentes de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE).

La Comunidad Responde al Anuncio del Jefe de Policía De Limitar La Colaboración Entre La Policía y Los Agentes de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE).
Después de años de lucha y organización en comunidades de Oregón y en la nación para frenar la colaboración entre la policía y agentes de inmigración, ha dado resultados. La Oficina Del Jefe de Policía de Multnomah, Clackamas y Washington finalmente anunciaron que a partir del 16 de mayo de 2014, van a poner fin a las peticiones de detención de inmigrantes indocumentados por parte del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés). El jefe de policía declaró su decisión de no colaborar con agentes de inmigración después de una orden ejecutiva por un juez federal, el…