Portland

Portland Solidarity Network Delivers Demands to Foster Auto Parts [VIDEO]

For 10:30 am on a Friday, the crowd just swelled beyond expectations on the corner of 26th and Foster in East Portland.  From union organizers to community groups, local activists to retirees, more than fifty supporters came together to stand with the Portland Solidarity Network (PDXSol) and Andrew Bobrek against the abuses he has alleged […]

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Solidarity In Action: Housing and Labor Groups Support Workers at Janus Negotiations [VIDEO]

The chants barely subsided as they pushed their way into the main office. Workers at the Janus Youth Shelter had seen their negotiations almost entirely halted as they saw the prospect of miniscule raises, layoffs, and cuts in services for the homeless at-risk youth they serve. As they moved into the office with a group […]

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Housing for All: The Tenants Movement Takes the Streets [VIDEO]

What would a city look like with housing for all? Voices were raised collectively on August 28th, asking why we can’t defend against skyrocketing rents, mass housing displacement, and systemic gentrification of working class communities and communities of color. Starting with a rally at City Hall, housing organizations and renters spoke out about the housing […]

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Standing Together: Reporting from the Portland Renter Assemblies

The Renter’s Assemblies have been something that people in housing justice circles have been hearing rumbles about for a while. Rumored to be coming out of the Right to the City Coalition, which deals with progressive solutions to economic and housing problems, the assemblies were meant to have an open air of possibility for tenants […]

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Portland Demands a Raise: PDX Joins the Fight for $15 Day of Action

We don’t live in the world we were promised. With hard work we could achieve dreams, the kind of which our parents never could have seen. Instead we have collectively headed into a “lost generation” where we will be the first generation to be poorer than our parents. The concept of preparatory work, or jobs […]

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Ready to Fight: Developing a 21st Century Community Syndicalism

There has been an effort by scholars and organizers alike over the last forty years to segregate anarcho-syndicalism from the rest of the broad anarchist movement. The labor movement dominated social struggles in the first half of the twentieth century, but as large business union bureaucracies were formed and new shop organizing began to diminish, […]

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PDXSol Picket Fox Management; Property Manager Kallie Caito Lashes Out With Erratic Rants

On Wednesday, February 18th the Portland Solidarity Network’s Outer East Side Committee escalated their campaign against Fox Management and property manager Kallie Caito. The campaign supports Aubrey and Becky, who are former tenants of a Fox Management apartment for more than ten years, where they suffered ill-repair and dangerous conditions in their apartment, over charging, […]

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Portland Solidarity Network Demands Phagans Beauty School Stop Exploitation and Sexual Harrassment [VIDEO]

Kaitlin Welch just wanted her education. As an aspiring beautician, Kaitlin enrolled at Phagans’ School of Hair and Design, a franchise of independently owned cosmetology schools around Oregon. She was attending night classes at the Northeast Portland location while working to support herself during the day. Her dream to become a hairdresser was getting within […]

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Fighting For Our Homes: Tenant Demand Delivery at Fox Management [VIDEO]

On Tuesday, January 20th, a group of almost forty people gathered around the corner from Aubrey’s former property management company, Fox Management. Though nervous as the crowd was growing, Aubrey was preparing to confront the manager that had closed the door on her former apartment. Local news Koin 6 was there to see why they […]

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