Crisis In Portland Did Not Start With Trump’s Shock Troops

By Maureen Murphy, -

By now, you’ve very likely seen startling footage of armed federal officers storming through the streets of downtown Portland and abducting protesters with unmarked vehicles. Maybe you’ve watched [...]

Portland: Getting Out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights

By Dara Lind, ProPublica. -

Federal authorities are using a new tactic in their battle against protesters in Portland, Oregon: arrest them on offenses as minor as “failing to obey” an order to get off a sidewalk on federal [...]

A Nonviolent Resistance Campaign With Historical Precedent

By Brian Trautman, Counterpunch. -

Soon after George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old Black man, was suffocated to death by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020, a nationwide response to his killing reenergized the Black Lives Matter [...]

The Heart Of Darkness In Portland

By Mike Hastie, Counterpunch. -

The chant:  “All Cops Are Bastards,” is becoming much louder since the Feds started kidnapping protesters off the street in unmarked vans, with police not identifying  themselves. It has been [...]

Vietnam Veteran Sprayed With Chemical Weapon In Portland Protest

By Graig Graziosi, Independent. -

Federal troops were filmed pepper spraying an elderly Vietnam War veteran who was attending a protest in Portland over the weekend. The veteran, Mike Hastie, was standing several feet from a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Judge Rejects Oregon’s Motion For A Restraining Order Against Federal Police

By Aaron Mesh, Willamette Weekly. -

A federal judge on Friday afternoon denied a request by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to issue a temporary restraining order against federal officers making arrests of Portland [...]

Federal Agents Use Tear Gas To Clear Portland Protest

By Gillian Flaccus and Sarah Cline, AP News. -

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours of Saturday shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas, dispensed by U.S. [...]

Border Patrol Violently Assaults Civil Rights And Liberties

By Andrea Flores and Shaw Drake, -

In the past week, unidentified federal officers in camouflage fatigues, labeled only “police,” abducted people off the streets of Portland in unmarked vehicles and threatened the “Wall of Moms” [...]

Portland’s Mayor Tear-Gassed By Militarized US Police

By Gillian Flaccus, AP. -

The mayor of Portland, Oregon was tear-gassed by U.S. government agents as he stood outside a federal courthouse during another night of protests against the presence of federal police sent by [...]

Federal Agents Retreat To Portland Base As Protesters Control Streets

By Chris McGreal , The Guardian. -

The DHS officers dispatched by the president to put down the demonstrations have instead become prisoners of the building they are ostensibly there to defend. “The feds don’t have control of [...]

New Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Law Enforcement

By Jonathan Levinson, Oregon Public Broadcasting. -

The Western States Center, the First Unitarian Church of Portland, two state representatives and an ACLU legal observer are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which alleges the federal [...]

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