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Get to Know an Anarchist

  • Posted on: 20 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From The Portland Mercury - by Doug Brown

We Spoke with One of the Dozens of People Arrested on May Day

“Portland must be done with punk fascists,” an Oregonian editorial stated a few days after May Day. The paper was talking about a group of anarchists who smashed windows at stores and government buildings in downtown Portland on May 1, and also set fire to items in the streets.

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The Spiders of Mutual Aid, Solidarity, and Direct Action

  • Posted on: 3 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.
A Report and How-To Guide from May Day in Portland, Oregon

On May Day 2017, anarchists participated in lively demonstrations all around the United States, from the heartland to the coasts. In the Northwest, Seattle witnessed a successful block party at the site of a juvenile corrections center, while in Olympia anarchists barricaded train tracks to oppose fracking and clashed with police. Support arrestees here. Yet Portland, Oregon may take the cake for the most creative and combative May Day. Demonstrators not only defended themselves from unprovoked attacks from police who declared the march a riot—they also introduced exciting new innovations into the aesthetic of the black bloc street presence. Here, comrades from Portland explain their goals with the giant spiders they created for May Day, and offer a helpful guide for those who wish to make spiders of their own.

The Anarchist Roots of "Antiques Roadshow" Are In Portland

  • Posted on: 27 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

Here in Portland, we have a long and productive history of anarchists performing vital city functions.

Maybe you saw the photos. Members of a group calling themselves "Portland Anarchist Road Care" posing in one of our craggy streets, asphalt mix and tamping tools at the ready, with their hands in the air, birds literally and figuratively extended toward City Hall for its failure to perform basic infrastructure maintenance tasks. I know many people saw the pictures, chuckled to themselves and thought, "Only in Portland."

May Day Portland Oregon: Make MayDay Anarchist Again!

  • Posted on: 23 March 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

In this year, we have seen some of the strongest anarchist resistance to the current american government since the early 20th century. Wether we discuss the riots in DC, or the pothole fixers in Portland Oregon, anarchist have been gaining national traction as the force that will resist the new president at every step he makes, as well as his supporting base.

As anarchist, we have momentum, and why shouldn’t we go full steam ahead?!

This is a call to all anarchist in Portland and beyond, to converge at Shemanski Park (1010 SW Park Ave, PDX OR, 97205) at 1pm.

Anews podcast episode 3 - 3/19/2017

  • Posted on: 19 March 2017
  • By: aragorn

From Anews podcast

This is the third episode of the podcast for Anarchist News dot org. This is a topical news project emphasizing one of the strengths of Anarchist News, a single source to see (and hear!) what is happening in the anarchist space.

The Potholes in Portland

  • Posted on: 19 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Uncivilized Animals

Anarchists in Portland are taking to the streets! But it seems that these particular anarchists are not feeling that old “urge to destroy”. Portland Anarchist Road Care (PARC) is instead filling in potholes; assisting in the maintainence of the city infrastructure. They allege that “state neglect has caused the streets to fall into disrepair” and are consequently taking direct action.

Portland, OR: Anarchists Are Fixing Potholes On City Streets

  • Posted on: 14 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From the Portland Anarchist Road Care Facebook via It's Going Down

Anarchists in Portland, Oregon have taken to the streets – to fix the roads! Proclaiming that “We Will Fix the Roads,” anarchists are fixing potholes on city streets and reporting on it on social media.

Anarchy In Portland: Events For January

  • Posted on: 30 December 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Portland Anarchy

Portland has seen an explosion of anarchist and anarchist related events as of recent. In a city where the anarchist scene has been fractured and split after a wave of harsh repression almost 5 years ago, a resurgence in the wake of trump's election was unexpected. The media since the "Thursday Riot," as people have called it, has hounded anarchist. Continuing the narrative put into place by local police departments everywhere, anarchist have been branded as mere criminals and fanatics, entrenching themselves within the good and decent peaceful protesters.

After The Smoke Clears: A Quick Report Back From Portland

  • Posted on: 5 December 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

It’s been two weeks since Portland erupted over the news as THE city that opposes trump and his administration. The riot caused approximately one million dollars in damage, as well as costing the city’s police department $600,000. Portland has mellowed recently in preparation for the inevitable flag-burning and hell-raising of inauguration day. Currently several groups have risen to not only prepare for the impending fascist creep, but the harsh repression from the government that is in full force.

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