Empire, deconstruction and revolution

“…we are now fighting 27 simultaneous wars… and have been building an empire based on more than 800 offensive military outposts. We sell arms to both sides of artificial conflicts sponsored by the CIA and/or the Pentagon. This increasing and expanding empire, selling unending wars for profit, can only bankrupt the nation.”

dran_houseofcardspicturesonwallsdotcomWhen Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were presidential contenders, they both endorsed, encouraged and supported
unnecessary wars and avoidable profiteering for the corporate elite.

The offered nothing better than Trump’s hate, vitriol and rancor.    

Eight more years of war is what they promised: dozens of unnecessary conflicts, thousands of avoidable drones and more troubling presidential assassinations which make murder without trial the new American rule without law.

Now Donald Trump has been installed in office to continue building this house of cards (unending wars for corporate profit) which we know will fall.  

During a  70 year piece of time, we fought wars with 30 nations, one or two at a time, for no particularly compelling reasons.  NONE of these countries attacked America.

But in the last nine years, with aggressive military conquests against smaller and less powerful nations, we are now fighting at least 27 simultaneous and expanding wars… and have been building an empire based on more than 900 offensive military outposts in 150 nations. We sell arms to both sides of artificial conflicts sponsored by the CIA and/or the Pentagon.  This expanding empire, selling unending wars for profit, has already bankrupted the nation.

Fiscal collapse, coffins and chaos will not take eight years. Flogging the dead horse of wars for profit won’t work. And Trump remains a chump.

None of the above: Hillary, Donald, Bernie or a dozen other corporate cons
are not worth my vote.  I could not vote for surrender to eight more years of war.

Why would anyone?

We only had one choice last November. Her name was Dr. Jill Stein.  


She had the only viable plan: The Green New Deal.


aa2We could have shut down 27 unnecessary wars, invested in peace, people and profit…
and exported knowledge, technology and peace instead of terror, munitions and war.

We had an opportunity to stop wasting resources on avoidable wars by investing funds in securing the peace, restoring infrastructure and delivering critical human services.

We could have chosen to put people in front of military profits. This would have allowed rebuilding America and creating a peaceful, progressive and prosperous future for everyday people.


If had chosen the Green New Deal: erasing student debt, delivering non-profit health care, localizing banks, regulating large corporations and bailing out Main Street instead of propping up Wall Street… this would have stopped foreclosures and bankruptcies by putting everyday people in charge with 100 percent employment opportunities the first year and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. All ships could have risen. 




Many progressive unions across America and around the globe understand that Jill Stein and the Green New Deal provided an outline for peace and progress:  We must shut down corporate wars to create a sustainable future.


We can no longer allow the corporate elite to drive jobs overseas by starting avoidable wars for the corporate bottom line.


We deserve better. Unending wars against smaller and less powerful nations will continue to suck this nation dry or we can organize, educate, wake up and shake up the American people.jxgf


The future is in our hands.


 “We have the power to empower the people.”



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Mayday 2016 in Portland Oregon!

Civil Rights are Human Rights!
Here’s the Newest Portland Alliance!

Celebrate International Workers!

We Deserve Peace, Justice and Freedom!  Civil Rights are Human Rights!

Peter Parks’ PDX 2016 Mayday Photos!


Cover Photo

MAY1, 2016  May Day Youth Zone

 This year the official May Day rally included a Youth Zone for the young and the young at heart.  occupyWe made signs, learned chants, sang songs, had snacks, made some noise, and wrapped it all up with a youth-led procession through the rally.

Kids of all ages were welcome to enjoy: some parents and caregivers hung out too!

Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice Portland
(SURJ pdx)


12:00 – 2:00 PM : ASSEMBLY
2:00 – 4:00 PM : RALLY

Mayday2From the Philippines to Libya to the streets of the U.S., people are rising up against injustice. In response to this, the corporate elite are working overtime to creatively pit the masses of people on the planet against one another. Racist police murders continue while the victims are painted as criminals and thugs. Families are deported daily and immigrants are dehumanized and labeled as terrorists. Working families find it increasingly impossible to make ends meet in the U.S., while workers around the world are struggling to stay alive. Meanwhile, corporate profits are setting records.

All of these inhumane attacks are being bolstered by an organized attempt to bring anti-worker legislation to Oregon in 2016. This same legislation is currently operating in 26 states and there is clear evidence that the things we have worked so hard to eradicate — lower wages, no health care, and income disparities adversely impacting women and people of color — are all things that are thriving within those states that have passed anti-worker measures. The anti-worker measures are being supported by anti-immigrant measures and anti-reproductive rights measures. All of these heinous acts are being financed by billionaires who don’t even live in Oregon.

paolocurtazdotitClearly, we must commit to working together to stop these attacks against working people, people of color, and immigrants. The 2016 Portland May Day Coalition organized a huge May Day 2016 rally in Downtown Portland that served as a vehicle to promote themes of unity and respect for workers and oppressed groups.
We want to create a culture against anti-worker laws by using May Day as a mass statement against the anti-working family measures.

Thanks for all who joined us on May Day 2016! United, we cannot be divided!  We can fight divisiveness in our communities. It was good to see lots of organizations working for peace and justice, and taking this a step further by engaging in actions that directly address the issues.

We can rise up and fight back against attacks on communities!

The people united will never be defeated!  El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!

For more information, please contact Rossella De Leon of PortlandCHRP – Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines at rosselladeleon@gmail.com

The Portland Alliance

The 2016 Portland May Day Coalition planned this year’s Portland May Day celebration
and rally. It’s not too early to begin planning for next year – contact us!
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project
All African People’s Revolutionary Party – Portland, Oregon
PortlandCHRP – Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
Working Families Party
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Portland IWW

Bette Lee “I’ll remember this (the above) Mayday for its intensity—our intense emotions of grief and outrage at the recent killing of Freddie Gray, another young black man by the police, demands for justice, our outcry for the police killings of people to stop and our resistance. “

Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Justice Matters, Resistance is the only action that matters!  The minute we stand up, we are unstoppable. It’s time to forget the lesser evil
and fight for the greater good.”…

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The December 2013 Portland Alliance and 5th Monday Labor Radio Tonight!

Who is Joe Hill? December 30th, Fifth Monday KBOO Labor Radio at 6pm: Ron Verzuh & Michael Munk, with Lane Poncy and Michael Morrow

US. Now at War in Seven Nations and more on the horizon


Vol. XXXIII, # 6 : December 2013  “Speaking Truth to Power Since 1981”

UNCENSORED NEWS Of, by and for the People!
Who is Joe Hill? December 30th, Fifth Monday KBOO Labor Radio at 6pm: Ron Verzuh & Michael Munk, with Lane Poncy and Michael Morrow

US. Now at War in Seven Nations and more on the horizon!
Class Struggle Against Poverty Wages

Pressuring Democrats Is a Dead-End

Gentrification in Portland
and what we can do about it.

Marijuana Reform Portal
Prohibition did not work with alcohol
and it’s not working with marijuana
Find out what’s happening with marijuana reform.


Proposed Settlement Agrement: US Dept of Justice and City of Portland Federal Judge Michael Simon will convene a public hearing on 18 February: We need an accountable Police Bureau


“Take Action: Demand that Congress and the President oppose any grand bargain which cuts Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.” No fear, no compromise and no surrender!

no more cutsDo no harm.
Social Security is not
the property of the US Government.

Medicare and Medicaid are infrastructure
which is critical to national security
and our long-term survival.

Head-bobbing nudniks aside…
No fear, no compromise and no surrender.

headlessTake Action: Defend Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Take Action: Demand that Congress and the President oppose any grand bargain which cuts Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.


High rate of Obama deportations!

High rate of deportations continue under Obama despite Latino disapproval.

PCASC Revolutionary Supper Club…. Honduras!

PCASC Revolutionary Supper Club…. Honduras!.

‘John Olmsted and Maribel Gomez are hosting a Revolutionary Supper Club – Honduras style!
Enjoy a feast with friends and support Pcasc as well as folks going on delegations to Honduras to observe elections during delegations in late November.”

The Revolutionary Supper Club is an excellent way to enjoy an incredible feast with friends while supporting the movement.

6:30 Social Hour begins
7:30 seating for dinner

Price – $35 – $45 sliding scale

Sunday, November 17th
RSVP by 11/16/13
RSVP to – craig hennecke – craig@pcasc.net

Purchase your tickets at – https://www.pcasc.net/civicrm/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=21

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