Tensions are rising as Trump supporters thought it was wise to attempt a multi-hundred vehicle caravan through the streets of Portland creating a traffic jam and riling local residents. Predictably, they've turned to assaulting Portland residents. Tonight's gonna be a long one.
Day 50 of the PDX Uprising!
Did you know 50 is the "golden" anniversary?
Nightly thread starts here!
Before we start tonight (cuz we're not actually out yet) let's talk about tomorrow 7/18:
ABOLISH THE POLICE
Called for by a bunch of groups including @PNWYLF and @RisingPDX and @DirectActionPDX and Femmes Strike Back.
Of course you'll be in a mask!
@alyssapariah about to speak at Peninsula Park Fridays4Freedom event!
To begin with, we believe in a diversity of tactics. The following reflections and tips are just a modest contribution to the ongoing conversation about safety, strategy, and how we can collectively be most effective. So here goes...
1. The feds are lashing the fuck out 2. They believe the outrageous misinformation about protesters and leftists 3. They don't appear to care how local police are seen and they will do what they have to to keep protesters away from federal property
4. They'll escalate rapidly if they think their lives are in danger (because of #2), and they will not bat an eye about it 5. there are other locations for protesting police brutality and state repression that are not the justice center and are nowhere near federal property
Portland police just released tear gas or smoke into a crowd and an occupied trimet bus.
Hearing it's smoke and pepperspray. Both have no place on our streets or busses. It seems like the union hall is a sensitive spot for the police. That escalated extremely fast.
This is the thread for tonight now. Our folks on the ground didn't sign up to send us messages though so this isn't going to be a complete account.
Police are escalating on Lombard. The crowd is strong! People in apartment buildings nearby are cheering the protest.
Folks are trolling Multnomah County inmate search and using legal name as a starting point to doxx and harass folks. There are a variety of steps to take here for privacy...
First, know that these sites scrape from things like USPS, voter registration, property listings, etc
First step is to guard your fundamental info... consider a PO box or UPS "permanent address" box and use it everywhere. If the zip is the same as your physical addr, this permanent addr can even be used for voter registration.
THREAD: We need your help! An extremist event organized by The Walkaway Campaign (Brandon Straka and Dinesh D'Souza) is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th, at the Melody Event Center in SE Portland. 1/10 #WalkAwayFromPDX
Over the last week, we’ve repeatedly reached out to the Melody Event Center directly over the phone as well as through email, Instagram, and Facebook. They have made it clear they have no intention of canceling this event. In fact, they hung up on us yesterday. 2/10
This event will be used to unite local, violent far-right activists as well as fascist groups with larger national networks.
This is exacly the type of event that brought us Unite the Right, the infamous 2017 rally that resulted in the murder of Heather Heyer. 3/10
But we're also going be doing a lot of reading and sharing articles, funny comics, and ideas for antifascist things you can do between actions. Because, while getting out in the street is a very important part of antifascist work, it's not the only antifascist work to be done.