Willie Weed: Home Front

Legality and acceptance.

Willie Weed
Siobhan Gill pulls on a glass pipe shaped like Absolem, the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. A bowl loaded with AK-47 marijuana flares, and soon smoke billows back out, curling up, framed by    More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Flashback: MarchFourth Marching Band

At Tom McCall Waterfront Park during an Iraq War protest, March 20, 2003.

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“The band was put together for a party on March 4, 2003. On March 20, we joined the anti-Iraq War protest, figuring that we just learned these seven songs, and since we called ourselves a ‘mar   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Oregon's Fallen

Oregon's war deaths by the numbers.


One hundred and thirty men and women from Oregon have died in action while serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, from 2002 to the present. The median age of the dead is 24. They include six soldiers as young as 19—among them are Spc. Taylor D. Marks, a recent high-school graduate from Monmouth who joined the Oregon National Guard to help pay for school where he had planned to study Japanese ...   More
Friday, September 9, 2011 EMILY GREEN

War Protest in Downtown Portland

Oregon protestors think the war economy is bankrupting us

war protest march

Carrying signs reading, “Jobs Not War” and “Peace: A Growth Industry,” about 1,000 people gathered Saturday afternoon in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.The March 19 date marks the eighth anniversary of U.S. forces invading Iraq. But the protest was as much about jobs as it was anti-war. With the U.S. deficit soaring, the economy limping out ...   More
Saturday, March 19, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

March Across Hawthorne Bridge to Protest War in Iraq

Portland peace activists will march across the Hawthorne Bridge this Friday afternoon to mark the first U.S. attack 20 years ago on Iraqi forces. Organizers of what's being called "The 'Gulf War' 20 Years Later" action want demonstrators to meet Jan. 14 at 4:30 pm near Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown. The march is connecting the 43-day U.S. bombing and ground campaign that started Jan. 16, 1991 to ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Photographer of Military Funerals Needs Help to Continue His Work

Local photographer Q Madp has long worked to honor U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan with photos of their funerals. But he says that work is now in jeopardy because of his own financial hardships. Madp isn't seeking handouts, though. Just help in the form of somebody agreeing to sponsor his documentary work. For the past eight years, the Northeast Portland man has attended and ...   More
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

TOME RAIDER: The Way of the World

During one of his frequent leisure trips to Vermont, the reviewer happened to be introduced to WSJ reporter Ron Suskind. At the time, the two men could only guess at their good fortune. The one, an established and well-respected journalist, the other, a Pulitzer-prize winning author. What will come of this storied meeting of minds? Join us in coming weeks for a once-in-a-generation sit-down ...   More
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

G.I. Crip: Gangbanger's Iraq Combat Bid Put on Hold

There may be no combat pay for one Crip-affiliated local after all. The defense attorney for Levell Peters, a convicted felon whom the Oregon National Guard was seeking to deploy to Iraq, canceled a hearing this morning in Multnomah County Circuit Court. A military lawyer had asked Judge Marshall Amiton to change the terms of Peters' probation so he could carry a gun and deploy to Iraq with ...   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

While Legislators Push to Keep Troops Home, Multnomah County Gives Them a Send-Off

At the same time members of the state House are pushing a bill (PDF) that would let 2,600 Oregon National Gaurd troops avoid going to war this summer, Multnomah County Commissioners this morning honored the troops on the eve of their deployment to Iraq. The resolution (PDF) brought by Commissioner Diane McKeel honors veterans and their families. It says military personnel "have been vital to ...   More
Thursday, April 30, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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