The Portland local is committed to building mass movements around issues of police brutality, labor and wage-theft, and tenant and housing justice. We work closely with direct action movements in the area, including union organizing in a variety of sectors, direct action campaigns around wage-theft and tenant exploitation, and active participation in the Black Lives Matter movement. We are also actively developing work on Accountability Process and Transformative Justice, as well as highlighting conversations about things like body oppression, transinclusivity, and the inclusivity of our social movements.
This letter is a response to The Oregonian May 5, 2017 editorial board opinion “Portland Must be Done with Punk Fascists” applauding police action against Portland’s May Day parade and attempts to create a classic ‘good protester’ versus ‘bad protester’ wedge. This letter to the editor response “Here’s What Anarchists Really Want” was published in The Oregonian on May […]Read More
Events like May Day are a temperature check for the collective hive mind of the left reflecting on the year behind them. Because it is a tradition that skates back more than a hundred years, it rarely stands out as the most pressing of days, mainly because it is part of a regular organizing cycle. […]
As each state came in on election maps, a sense of panic flew through many parts of the country. Hillary Clinton made up the mildly liberal side of the same capitalist coin of party politics, one that those of us with an anti-capitalist and anti-state analysis would not be scared into supporting. This did not […]
As the largest prison strike in modern history took place, groups from around Portland came together in the September 9th coalitions. Led by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and Anarchist Black Cross, Black Rose Portland and a host of other organizations joined together to take on the regional organizing work to coincide with the nationwide […]
The Gay Pride festival has become a tradition that spans the globe and has helped to push LGBT issues into mainstream acceptance. Even while it challenges the conservative mores of American society, within the culture of Pride there is often a focus on cis-gendered queer issues at the cost of trans visibility. 2016 has had […]