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Submitted by info on Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:46
The Oregon Progressive Party (OPP) has endorsed David Schor, running for Mayor of Portland in the May 17 primary election.
"All the mayoral candidates have acknowledged that affordable housing is a strong need in Portland," said Liz Trojan, a member of the OPP State Council. "Only David has identified a source of funds to deal with the problem – a tax on those who do not currently pay social security tax on their incomes over the annual income cap of $118,500 per person."
"We still suffer from the too-big-to-fail bank-induced Great Recession. David is the only candidate running who speaks continuously to the need for a municipal bank," said OPP Chair David Delk.
Jason Kafoury, Secretary of OPP, said, “With David, we get a true progressive who understands that taking on real campaign finance reform and the massive income inequality in our community are the top priorities for our next mayor."
Submitted by info on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:22
Conversations with Dr. Don will air, starting on Tuesday, April 22, a 1-hour show with Dan Meek. The first half is about the Portland "Water District" measure on the May 20 ballot and includes these slides [or this PDF version of the slides].
Portland Area Broadcast Schedule
Portland, OR metropolitan area: Tuesday 11pm Channel 11
Washington County, OR area (Channel 21):
Saturday 1am Saturday 9am
Monday 6am Monday 1pm
It is also at https://www.youtube.com/user/friendlydon1.
Submitted by info on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 01:39
NOTE: Thanks to the determined opposition of the Oregon Progressive Party, this measure was defeated on May 20, 2014, by a vote of 71-29%.
Submitted by info on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:42
By Roberto Lovato
Dave, Howdy, Joe Walsh, Malcolm Chaddock, and I attended the 2:00pm city council rate hikes meeting at the Portland building yesterday. Joe said that "if he was not allowed to testify", then he would get arrested for speaking out. There was a confrontation with Mayor Sam, who relented and activists were allowed to speak after Department presentations were made. When activists were allowed to speak on the issues or water, sewer, and garbage rate hikes, they thanked Mr. Walsh for making a fuss to make testimony possible. Joe did not have to get arrested to make his point. I yelled out during the confrontation,"This is a democracy, not a dictatorship". I feel that, because of this action that Amanda Fritz voted no on the issue and the full rate hikes were not voted in. Check out the KATU Video .
Friends, we are lucky to have Joe Walsh on our side.
I saw maybe 30 NO rate hike activists at this meeting. We are on the streets making a difference: Individuals for Justice & Oregon Progressive Party.
Submitted by info on Sat, 04/07/2012 - 21:04
Event Flyers for Distribution Here
Ralph Nader speaks in Portland on Monday, April 9, at 2 events. Both are free and open to the public:
Ralph Nader on: Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism
Monday, April 9, 12 noon
Powell's City of Books 1005 W. Burnside
Ralph Nader on: Future of Military Force in International Peace and Security
Presidential candidate Rocky Anderson, former Mayor of Salt Lake City, speaks in Portland on Tuesday, April 10, at 2 events:
Rocky Anderson speaks at PSU on Occupy, Corporate Corruption and the 2012 Election: Where do we go for real change?
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm (doors open 2:00 pm) Tuesday, April 10
Native American Student Community Center
Gathering Space, Room 110
710 SW Jackson Street
Portland (south edge of PSU campus)
FREE and open to the public
Rocky Anderson worked for equal rights, ending the wars, climate justice, and the impeachment of G.W. Bush during his 8 years as the boldly progressive Mayor of Salt Lake City. Due to corporate corruption of our government, Rocky left the Democratic Party and is running for President of the United States. He seeks places on state ballots by petitioning as a non-affiliated candidate and by obtaining nominations from non-major political parties.
His positions on issues closely match those of the Oregon Progressive Party.
Oregon Progressive Party Meeting with Special Guest Rocky Anderson
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, April 10
This month's Progressive Party Meeting will feature a discussion with Presidential candidate Rocky Anderson. Please send any questions you have for Rocky to info@ProgParty.org with the subject header "Question for Rocky."
Submitted by info on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 00:50
On March 13, 2012, the Oregon Progressive Party endorsed these candidates for Portland Mayor and City Commissioner (in alphabetical order by office sought):
Mayor: Cameron Whitten, Jefferson Smith
City Commissioner #1: Amanda Fritz, Teressa Raiford
City Commissioner #4: Mark White
"There was lively debate, and we appreciate the efforts of the candidates to convey to us their qualifications and positions on the issues," said David Hess, Treasurer of the Oregon Progressive Party.
Submitted by info on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 04:11
April 28, 2011
The Oregon Progressive Party along with many local community groups oppose rejoining the Joint Terrorist Task Force by protesting at Portland City Hall Thursday afternoon.
Dozens of protesters opposed to the city working with FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force rallied outside City Hall early Thursday afternoon before the City Council took up the issue.
Alaina Melville of the Oregon Progressive Party said the group was opposed to the most recent resolution by Mayor Sam Adams, calling it vague and predicting that it would not prevent the task force from spying on law-abiding citizens because of their political or religious beliefs. "It seems to have even few civil rights protections than some of the earlier versions," said Melville, operation director for the independent political party.
Signs carried by some of the protesters accused the FBI of targeting anti-war protesters. The council hearing began at 2 p.m. and was supposed to last about four hours.
Submitted by Philip on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 17:40
March 10 RALLY OUTSIDE CITY HALL DAY OF JTTF VOTE!
Say No to Portland Joining the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
Say Yes to Civil Rights!
PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!!!
If your group wants to co-sponsor this event please contact email@example.com
DATE: Thursday March 10
RALLY: 12:30 pm
SPEAKERS: 1:00 pm
CITY COUNCIL VOTE: 2:00 pm (public testimony will be taken)
LOCATION: Outside City Hall Council Chambers 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
On March 10 the Portland City Council will be voting on whether the City of Portland should re-enter the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
We strongly oppose Portland joining the JTTF, because we value our civil rights. We don't want roving wiretaps, secret access and domestic spying on non-violent activists & community groups.
Further, Portland police officers cannot comply with Oregon law (ORS 181.575) and at the same time operate as deputized FBI JTTF agents. The most recent FBI 2008 Guidelines--as well as documented abuses uncovered by the ACLU across the country--show that FBI monitoring of individuals and organizations engaged in lawful First Amendment activity has only increased since 2005, when the City of Portland left the JTTF.
The City of Portland has a shameful history of spying on civic organizations, activists, and concerned citizens. As written by Ben Jacklet in the Portland Tribune (Sept 12, 2002; updated Oct 30, 2009), the Portland Police engaged in political spying for 3 decades (that we know about): 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
[The Portland] police kept watch over a broad range of harmless political and civic organizations. Intelligence officers built files on the People’s Food Store co-op, the Northwest Oregon Voter Registration Project and the Women’s Rights Coalition -- even the Bicycle Repair Collective, a city program offering a $24 course on how to fix flat tires and adjust brakes.
The files obtained by the Tribune focus on organizations, not individual Portlanders. But in the files appear the names of at least 3,000 people from 576 organizations. The names are presented in formal intelligence reports, appear on lists of participants in meetings and groups, are highlighted on posters that advertise events and are underlined in newspaper clippings.
Along with militants and activists are hundreds of regular citizens who were included simply for practicing everyday democracy -- writing letters, signing petitions, joining organizations and attending lectures or school board meetings.
Let's not revert to the Portland Police as political spies. We said NO in 2005 and we say NO now!
CO-SPONSORS: Oregon Progressive Party, Oregon Jericho, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, NW Student Coalition, Portland Central American Solidarity Committee, the Portland Coalition Opposing Political Repression, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, International Socialist Organization and you...
For more information visit:
Oregon ACLU: aclu-or.org/content/fbis-joint-terrorism-task-force-0
Committee to Stop FBI Repression: StopFBI.net
Oregon Progressive Party: ProgParty.org/repression
CONTACT CITY COUNCIL and TELL THEM WHY WE DON'T WANT the JTTF in PORTLAND
They are elected officials. If they vote for the JTTF, then we won't vote for them!
Mayor, Commissioner of Finance and Administration
Commissioner of Public Utilities, Position Number 1
Commissioner of Public Works, Position Number 2
Commissioner of Public Affairs, Position Number 3
Commissioner of Public Safety, Position Number 4
Submitted by info on Wed, 01/19/2011 - 04:36
Freedom Or Fear
An open letter from an Iraq War Veteran to the People of Portland, Oregon
In the near future, the Portland City Council will make a decision as to whether or not the city should again join the Joint-Terrorism Task Force. This decision could adversely affect the civil liberties of the People of Portland, and may lead to the unlawful surveillance of law-abiding Portlanders in violation of Oregon law and the Bill of Rights. In 2005, Portland withdrew from the JTTF at the behest of its citizens, who had no authority over the shadowy institution that federalizes Portland Police officers and removes their obligation to State law and replaces it with the Department of Justice’s Guidelines on General Crimes, Racketeering Enterprise and Terrorism Enterprise Investigations, which were released 3 year prior to the Portland withdrawal.