Month: April 2014

Successful Home Reclamation Under Threat as Alicia Jackson El Faces Pressure from Court

Story by Pete Shaw Nearly two years after taking back her house, Alicia Jackson El is having her day in court. On April 11, Jackson El appeared before Judge Steven Evans to defend herself against Fox Capital Corporation, the “foreclosure flipping” company that claims it owns her house. On May Day 2012, Jackson El, with …

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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 …

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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 …

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A Community Response to Sheriffs’ Announcements to Limits on Police-ICE Collaboration

After years of community pressure across Oregon and across the country, the Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County Sheriffs’ Offices have finally announced that, as of May 16, 2014, they will stop honoring requests from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold undocumented individuals in jail for transfer to ICE custody. The Sheriffs’ decisions directly …

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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 …

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Immigrant Rights Activists Fight to Keep Families Together, Demand Justice for All

Story by Pete Shaw As President Obama edges closer toward deporting 2 million people during his time in office–he will likely hit that mark in April–people without documentation, their families, and their communities have decided to take him on head first. One of the most interesting tactics has been the Bring Them Home campaign which …

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