Portland Peace Activists Host Candlelight Vigil Tonight

Committee to Stop FBI Repression

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

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

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

Why Feminist PETA Protesters Got Kicked out of Powell's

PETA co-founder Ingrid Newkirk book-signing at Powell's last night was no amen chorus. About 15 angry women showed up to protest a PETA ad campaign they say oppresses women by depicting them in demeaning roles that exploit their bodies. A recent PETA ad depicting a heavy-set woman at the beach with the caption: “Save The Whales, Lose the Blubber: Go Vegetarian” sparked the protest, ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Anvi Bui

One More Health Care Rally For Your Calendar

The health care rallies are starting to fill up the calendar. There's this march Oct. 18 that we told you about last week. And now there's this one on Friday, Oct. 2 in which demonstrators plan to rally at 2 pm after watching Michael Moore's newest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, at the Fox theater downtown. The Citizen's Unity Rally states on its website that its members “demand accountability ...   More
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Anvi Bui

Basic Rights Oregon Wants Your Help In Washington

Basic Rights Oregon is reaching across the Columbia River to help its counterparts in Washington. On Nov. 3, Washington voters will decide whether to retain domestic partnership when they consider Referendum 71. And BRO wants people to come to its downtown Portland office next week for some phone-banking of Washington voters on that question. Oregon's domestic partnership law took effect last ...   More
Friday, October 23, 2009 Anvi Bui

Portland Police Protest in Photos

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Ott Tammik

Protesters Demand Police Reform in Portland

Demonstrators protesting Portland police abuses again took to the streets Friday night, gathering at NW 13th and Everett – the Pearl district spot where police in 2006 first confronted James Chasse Jr., who later died in custody. This protest was smaller and much more peaceful than a larger anti-police demonstration downtown last week. At 5 pm Friday, around 30 protesters mingled on the ...   More
Saturday, April 10, 2010 Ott Tammik

Street Scene: Tea Partiers Take Over Downtown Portland

As conservative Tea Partiers protested Tax Day on highway overpasses Thursday, some drivers honked and danced in support, while others flipped them the bird, yelling obscenities out of car windows. Around 20 tea partiers gathered on the Southwest Broadway overpass on Interstate 405 were coached to keep the mood happy and upbeat. “You might be the first Tea Partier they've ever encountered,” ...   More
Friday, April 16, 2010 Ott Tammik

City Council Postpones Vote On New Sidewalk Rules; Opponents Continue Protests

As promised, Sisters of the Road led a "sidewalk parade" through downtown Portland this afternoon to protest the sidewalk management plan proposed by Mayor Sam Adams. The 30-person march began in Old Town at Sisters of the Road Cafe, the source of several vocal opponents of the mayor's plan. It ended at City Hall, where City Council held a public meeting to review the emergency ordinance behind the ...   More
Thursday, April 29, 2010 Peter Griffin


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