The Feds Left, But The Battle For Portland Continues

By Shane Burley, ROAR Magazine. -

Protests at the federal Justice Center in downtown Portland have become a nightly ritual, but protesters have also been expanding their reach across the city. Demonstrations at various precinct [...]

The Militarized Assault On Our Right To Protest

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The Trump Administration sent federal law enforcement, including the paramilitary squad of Customs and Border Patrol, BORTAC, which has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, to the streets of [...]

More Federal Officers Deploying To Portland

By Conrad Wilson and Jonathan Levinson, OPB. -

Several dozen additional out-of-town federal law enforcement officers are deploying to Portland as they look to make additional arrests in the coming days, while also shifting tactics from the [...]

Judge Blocks Seattle’s Ban On Crowd Control Weapons

A federal judge late Friday halted the implementation of a Seattle ban on police use of tear gas, pepper spray and other so-called less lethal weapons used for crowd control. His decision gives [...]

Wall Of Vets, Grandparents Support Black Lives Matter Movement

Portland, Ore. — The protests have drawn people from all walks of life, and on Friday night, veterans from all over showed up downtown to create a “Wall of Vets” to protect protesters. And [...]

Homeland Security Claims Shields And Gas Masks Are Weapons

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Far from restoring order, the arrival of federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Border Patrol in Portland, Oregon has only heightened tensions, with agents attacking [...]

What Are Trump And His Goons Up To?

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

First and foremost, it is a political stunt to capture the law and order crowd and press on divides between the coastal cities and inland voters. But it’s also more sinister than that. The use of [...]

Portland’s Wall Of Moms Joined By Dads With Leaf Blowers

By Chris Walker, Truthout. -

In response to the use of tear gas being utilized by federal officers against demonstrators, including a group of moms, in an uprising in Portland, Oregon, this week, a like-minded dads’ group [...]

150 Federal Agents Set To Deploy In Chicago

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is crafting plans to deploy about 150 federal agents to Chicago this week, the Chicago Tribune has learned, a move that would come amid growing [...]

Portland Protester, Navy Veteran, Describes Beating By Federal Officers

By Zane Sparling, Portland Tribune. -

David stood as solidly as a rock while federal officers pepper-sprayed him twice and struck him at least five times with a baton during a rally outside the Hatfield Courthouse on Saturday, July [...]

Portland Mayor Condemns Masked Federal Agents Abducting Protesters

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Anonymous masked federal agents in military uniforms jump out of unmarked minivans, abducting seemingly random people on the street in Portland, frightening new viral videos show. Officers from [...]

50 Nights Of Anti-Racist Protests And Police Violence In Portland

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

In Portland, on July 16, protesters held their 50th straight night of demonstrations against police violence and racism. Oregon Live reports "Federal officers responded to one late-night [...]