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10/30 in Hillsboro: Caravan w/ Ayotzinapa Reps & Others from Mexico Inbox

10/30 in Hillsboro: Caravan w/ Ayotzinapa Reps & Others from Mexico Inbox
Friends, I would like to attend the event announced here, and would like to invite others to carpool with me from Portland. It would be nice to go with someone who is bilingual, as last time I attended an event at this church I was the only non Spanish-speaking person in the audience..... Call or text me if you're interested Becky Luening 503-775-3511 voice 503-616-2532 text From: SOA Watch <info@soaw.org> Date: October 28, 2016 7:25:15 AM PDT October 30th: Caravana Contra la Represión en México in Hillsboro Becky, As we continue to process the power & potential of the first…

Fri Oct 21 Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson, a Film

Friday, October 21, 7:00 PM $5 - $20 donation requested. No one turned away. The First Unitarian Church of Portland 1011 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR Brian Willson will be present for Q&A following the film. Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace as he was run over and nearly killed by a military train during a non-violent protest in 1987. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government's defiance of international law through waging endless illegal wars. PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE exposes the truth about the United States' addiction to war and the lies it perpetuates in order to wage ongoing violence. The film features the voices of other high-profile antiwar…

Oct 23-24 Bolivarian Grassroots Organizing – LGBTQ Collective, Afro-Venezuelan organizer

Oct 23-24 Bolivarian Grassroots Organizing – LGBTQ Collective, Afro-Venezuelan organizer
Join us to engage with Venezuelan organizers Maria Gabriela Pilar del Blanco & Paola Martucci Gómez, of the Sex and Gender Diversity Revolutionary Alliance (ASGDRe).  ASGDRe is an organization focused on building consciousness about the LGBTQ struggle in Latin America and the Caribbean. Their organization recently celebrated 7 years since its founding and has worked with a wide variety of national and international grassroots movements. Their work spans political education workshops, cultural events, literary publications, legislative campaign accompaniment, social consciousness raising, food sovereignty projects and movement building within the Bolivarian process. Gaby and Paola will speak to the political, social…

Oct 16-17 Guatemalan Women Healing Toward Justice

Oct 16-17 Guatemalan Women Healing Toward Justice
Guatemalan Women Healing Toward Justice: the Case of Sepur Zarco NISGUA, the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala, brings Maudi Tzay, from the team supporting healing toward justice of Mayan women used as sex slaves by Guatemalan military accompanied by Becky Kaump, NISGUA.  Sent by the Alliance to End Silence and Impunity, Allianza   Silencio e Impunidad, which is an alliance of 3 feminist organizations, her Equipo de Estudios Comunitarios y Accio'n Psyicosocial (ECAP), http://ecapguatemala.org.gt/, that provided psychological, social, community support for the women, beginning in 2001; ____, who built political, community support, culminating in a court case prosecuting…

Immigration Reform Continues Border Militarization

Immigration Reform Continues Border Militarization
By Crystal Contreras This past March, 150 undocumented people from all over the United States participated in a mass border crossing; an act of civil disobedience which was meant to counteract the record deportations that have been happening under the Obama Administration. The events took place at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry in San Diego, California, bringing the treatment of our fellow human beings to the front and center of the immigration conversation. The actions couldn’t have happened at a more opportune time, especially when you consider that nearby just weeks before, a man was killed…

Sin Fronteras

Sin Fronteras
The recent resurgence of Zapatista actions and communiques inspire solidarity that transcends physical borders and cultural differences. Two local voices express in different ways and different languages one important message--you are not alone.

How Private Prisons Game the Immigration System

How Private Prisons Game the Immigration System
The private prison industry grew quickly thanks in no small part to its close ties to politicians and its ability to take advantage of right-wing trends, starting with the privatization wave in the eighties and on to the politics of crime, terrorism and immigration.

GM Worker Willing to Die Seeking Labor Justice

GM Worker Willing to Die Seeking Labor Justice
If Jorge Parra lives to see the Portland Auto Show being held from January 24th through the 27th, he will have passed his 65th day on a hunger strike in support of the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of General Motors-Colmotores (ASOTRECOL).