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Commemorating Portland's Bloody Wednesday

Longshore Workers, Historians, and the Community Remember How Pier Park’s Trees Saved the Lives of Strikers from Police Bullets

PORTLAND — Pier Park in St. Johns is typically a destination for disc golfers on a sunny Saturday afternoon, but on July 11th seventy-five people turned out to the park for a guided historical walking tour commemorating Portland’s “Bloody Wednesday.” Eighty-one years ago on this day Portland police fired upon unarmed strikers during the 1934 Maritime Strike wounding four men, hitting several trees, and infuriating the general public.

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News And Updates

ASEAN| Human Rights Lobby Urges Cambodian President Attention on Proposed Laws

To

His Excellency

Mr. Heng Samrin

President of National Assembly in Cambodia

7 July 2015

Re: Reject Proposed  Law on Associations and Non-governmental Organizations and Trade Union Law… 571 more words

ASEAN Affairs

PNLHA Oregon hosts historic event

PNLHA Oregon will host the 1934 ILWU Remembrance Event in St Johns Portland on July 11, as agreed at the Oregon trustees’ meeting in Salem on June 6, 2015. 61 more words

News And Updates

Climate Anxiety Counseling: 5/14/15

Weather: Sunny, breezy, pleasant. Little gusts like a cat knocking things off a table.

Number of people: 8 stoppers, 3 walkbys

Number of hecklers: 0! 1,105 more words

Climate Anxiety Counseling

Solidarity in Spring: Challenging Racist Violence at Portland's May Day 2015

 

We come to mark it on our calendar every year. It comes as the annual chance to bring issues together, meet and greet and have an action that is often more about getting re-energized than about getting something done. 1,439 more words

Housing Justice

Workers’ Memorial Day — April 25, 2015

“Workers’ Memorial Day is celebrated each year on or around April 28th, the anniversary of passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. 71 more words

Knoxville

SLAP This: It's Time to Push Back on the Campus Labor Movement

When I first learned that Penn’s Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) was engaging in an initiative to compel the University of Pennsylvania to contribute Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) to the city of Philadelphia’s struggling school system, I was alarmed that the rationale provided for Penn’s participation was essentially based on the unfortunately inaccurate assumption that “it doesn’t matter what you give–anything will help.” I was likewise alarmed when SLAP joined up with the national $15 minimum wage movement on the basis of purely moral appeals, presenting an honorable front that was nevertheless infused with bad economics and a classist distaste for those who dared to disagree. 1,139 more words