May Day Protestors March for Worker's Rights

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About 300 people marked May Day yesterday in a march through downtown, calling for workers' rights and equality. The marchers—beginning and ending at O'Bryant Square—chanted “si se puede," a slogan used by the United Farm Workers, and, "FBI and CIA ain't nothin' but the KKK." Compared to the Occupy Portland-fueled May Day protest of 2012, Wednesday's event was tame. Last year, more than 2,000 ...   More
 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 ASHLEY JOCZ

Anti-Fluoride March draws big crowd at Last Thursday

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland may have more cash in the war chest, but the anti-fluoride folks are trying to put more boots on the ground. Advocates for Clean Water Portland, the “no” vote in the measure to fluoridate the city’s water supply, held a raucous march down Northeast Alberta Street during Last Thursday. Revelers walked, biked, skated and danced the twelve blocks to a vacant ...   More
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

"Guns Across America" Set to Stage Salem Rally Saturday

Oregon gun enthusiasts plan Saturday rally outside Statehouse

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Oregonians aiming to shoot down the recent fervor over new gun control measures plan to rally at the State Capitol on Saturday. The event is just one of many rallies scheduled to take place at state capitals throughout the nation on Saturday at “high noon.” As of this posting, 757 Facebook users plan on attending. The event page describes the protest as a march against any new gun ...   More
 
Friday, January 18, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

War Protest in Downtown Portland

Oregon protestors think the war economy is bankrupting us

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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

If You're Worried About Genetically Modified Food, Read This

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We don't know if the corn in this photo was genetically modified. We do know that Saturday, March 26, Oregon will be among a dozen spots taking part in a nationwide protest against Monsanto by people who want labeling of GMOs and factory-farmed animal products as well as independent, long-term studies done on the safety of GMOs. The noon rally on March 26 in Salem outside the Capitol targets Monsanto, the ...   More
 
Thursday, March 17, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Portland Students Rally Against Wisconsin Union Bill

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More than 100 people gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square this afternoon to show solidarity with thousands of Wisconsin students who participated in a walk-out today to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill.The bill, which the Republican governor signed into law today, limits collective bargaining rights for most unionized public employee workers in Wisconsin. In Portland, students ...   More
 
Friday, March 11, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Showing Solidarity with Egyptians, Protesters at Pioneer Square Rally Against Mubarak

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About 100 people  rallied at Pioneer Courthouse Square this afternoon, demonstrating against Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and urging the White House to be harder on the Mubarak regime. As popular protests racked Egypt for the fifth straight day, supporters of the Egyptian protesters held rallies in solidarity across the United States and the globe. In Portland, members of the local Egyptian ...   More
 
Saturday, January 29, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Peace Activists Host Candlelight Vigil Tonight

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Portland activists are holding a candlelight vigil downtown tonight in honor of nine Midwest anti-war activists who were ordered to appear before a grand jury in Chicago by U.S. Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald.The FBI delivered grand jury subpoenas in December after raiding the homes of the anti-war activists in Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan. Agents took the activists' computers, phones and ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Condoleezza Rice Cancels Portland Visit, But Protesters Still Show


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Portland's left-tilting activists don't take kindly to visits from former Bush officials, and they were ready to protest today when they heard Condoleezza Rice would be at a National Kidney Foundation fundraiser in Portland. A last-minute cancellation by the former Secretary of State didn't mean an end to the demonstration. But it did probably mean fewer demonstrators. Only about a dozen people ...   More
 
Saturday, November 13, 2010 Jason Slotkin

March Across Hawthorne Bridge to Protest War in Iraq


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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

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