We feature 2 grassroots projects respnding to concrete needs in our community. We speak to many members of the New Born Tribe Cultural Center, 3525 NE MLK in Portland, and then to organizer Imani Muhammad, of the Peace and Unity Festival, which takes placeSaturday Aug 9th at 126 NE Alberta.
For years, people used to migrate into the united states through the cities.
Then in the early 1990’s trade policies began to effect patterns of immigration, . The US began building walls, and sealing urban areas, pushing immigration routes to isolated and more desolate areas, like the desert.
September 17th, 2008 is the second anniversary of the death of James Chasse Junior, Jim Jim, an early fixture in the Portland Punk Scene, a schizophrenic man living independently in Downtown Portland, and the victim of a brutal and fatal police beating. Two years ago James Chasse was attacked and beaten to death by Multnomah County Sheriff deputy Bret Burton, Portland Police officer Christopher Humphreys and Portland Police Sargent Kyle Nice. on NW 13th and Everett before a dozen eyewitnesses. Chasse was not suspected of a crime, he had not committed a crime, and had no criminal record. The officers beat him, kicked him, tasered him repeatedly, and broke 17 ribs and his shoulder.
We spoke to nine self identified anarchists from around the United States to learn more about anarchist thought, to discuss problems with anarchy and to take inspiration from our fellow anti-authoritarians.