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Secret Police on the Streets of Portland: Interview with a Member of Black Rose

Art by @timeneedsme on instagram

Fifty days into the popular uprising sparked by the police murder of George Floyd and demonstrations in Portland, Oregon show little sign of abating. In fact, Portland has now become a proving ground for the Trump administration to demonstrate its ‘law and order’ bona fides in the run up to the 2020 election.
Black Rose caught up with a member of their Portland local to find out more about what’s been happening on the ground.

Burgerville Fast Food Workers Walk Off Job, Launch Strike

Members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union at the fast food chain Burgerville have gone on strike in Portland, Oregon. This report first appeared on It's Going Down.

Burgerville Workers Union Launches Strike As Negotiations Break Down

Members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organized into the Burgerville Workers Union officially launched a strike today as negotiations with Burgerville corporate broke down, following a year of stalling and refusal on the part of bosses to address worker demands. This report first appeared on It's Going Down.

Political Struggle in the Teeth of Prison Reaction: From Virginia to Oregon

Kevin "Rashid" Johnson

An account by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson of his time in the Oregon prison system, and his efforts to build class solidarity across racial lines there. While libertarian communists have significant disagreements with Rashid's Maoist ideology, this article is reproduced as an important example of anti-racist class struggle in extremely challenging conditions. This piece originally appeared in Socialism & Democracy.

Minimum living wage: Oregon organiser confront weakened wage and renter rights proposals [video]

After the Oregon legislature brings forwarded a dramatically weakened minimum wage proposal and undercut possible renter protections, organizers occupy the Governor's office and disrupt the active legislative session.