Protesters gathered in Pioneer Place Mall in downtown Portland in support of First Nations and Attawapiskat Elder Chief Theresa Spencer who is on day eleven of a hunger strike to bring about awareness and recognition of Indigenous Treaty Rights. Portland, OR, USA, 23/12/2012.
Snow falls near Rogers Peak on the North Fork of the Wilson River, the highest point in Tillamook County and the Northern Oregon Coastal Range. A winter storm is expected to intensify in the Pacific Northwest overnight into Monday. Tillamook State Forest, OR, USA, 16/12/2012.
After demonstrating in Pioneer Square protesters moved to the Nike store nearby ahead of Governor Kitzhaber’s special legislative session, which will seek to protect the corporation from changes to the state tax code. Portland, OR, USA, 13/12/2012.
Protesters demonstrated outside the offices of KGW news in Pioneer Courthouse Square as they are unhappy with Governor Kitzhaber’s special legislative session which seeks to protect the corporation from changes to the state tax code. Portland, OR, USA, 13/12/2012.
PCASC celebrated the divestment by Wells Fargo of nearly 33% of their holdings in Geo Group, the world’s largest correctional detention provider. One protester was detained briefly by DHS Federal Protective Service police. Portland, OR, USA, 13/12/2012.
Chief Mike Reese and Mayor-elect Charlie Hales attended the opening of the St. John’s Police Facility located at 7214 North Philadelphia Avenue. Closed due to budget cuts in June 2009 it will now house the traffic division. Portland, OR, USA, 12/12/2012.
Two people were shot dead at the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall after a gunman allegedly opened fire with an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle. Police continue to search the mall despite reports that the gunman had killed himself. Portland, OR, USA, 11/12/2012.
A crash involving two SUV’s occurred on Martin Luther King Boulevard near NE Rosa Parks way. One vehicle had flipped on its roof during the accident but all parties reportedly walked away unhurt. Portland, OR, USA, 06/12/2012.
Protesters gathered outside the final hearing held by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to listen to concerns over the proposed Morrow Pacific Coal Export project which would export coal from the Pacific Northwest to China. Portland, OR, USA, 06/12/2012.
A press conference was held by the Sierra Club at the Ambridge Event Center to say no to the proposed Morrow Pacific Coal Export project at the final hearing held by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Portland, OR, USA, 06/12/2012.
A Wheatland Express bus ripped off the front bumper of a parked Subaru Forester as it turned right on Naito Parkway from SW Ankeny Street shortly after 7pm. The bus failed to stop and remove the bumper or acknowledge the accident. Portland, OR, USA, 05/12/2012.
BikeCraft is a two day one-of-a-kind holiday gift fair held annually in Portland. It draws together local artists, designers, and producers to showcase their creations made specifically with the bicycle-lover in mind. Portland, OR, USA, 01/12/2012.
Zombies stumbled through the Lloyd Center as shoppers enjoyed Black Friday sales after Thanksgiving. This artistic theatrical protest was for Buy Nothing Day (BND), an international day of action against consumerism. Portland, OR, USA, 23/11/2012.
The Overpass Light Brigade held a message by I-205 and NE Glisan Street in solidarity with those who work for Walmart. On Black Friday non-unionized Walmart workers across the nation nation are risking everything by striking for fair wages. Portland, OR, USA, 20/11/2012.
PSU students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) held a rally and protest in Portland as Israel prepares for a possible ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. Hostilities between Israeli and Gaza militants have entered a fourth day.Portland, OR, USA, 17/11/2012.
Letter carriers and Veterans marched through Portland to call on the USPS to honour Veterans and restore service by hiring them for vacant positions and to protest agains HR 2309 which would eliminate over 200,000 postal jobs. Portland, OR, USA, 12/11/2012.
Letter carriers and Veterans rallied in Pioneer Courthouse Square to call on the USPS to honour Veterans and restore service by hiring them for vacant positions and to protest agains HR 2309 which would eliminate over 200,000 postal jobs. Portland, OR, USA, 12/11/2012.
Marijuana grows at a medical marijuana grow site in Portland on the eve of the election. Measure 80 which would have legalised marijuana in Oregon did not pass whereas Colorado and Washington voters were successful in voting in legalisation. Portland, OR, USA, 06/11/2012.
Dozens of #N3 anti-austerity protesters were pepper sprayed by Portland Police as the protest tried to breach a police line blocking northbound access onto NE 14th Avenue from NE Halsey Street. Portland, OR, USA, 03/11/2012.
Police used pepper spray and force against #N3 anti-austerity protesters as they tried to breach police lines and head northbound from NE Halsey St to 14th Ave. Dozens of people were covered in the liberal use of the spraying of the front lines. Portland, OR, USA, 03/11/2012.
#N3 anti-austerity protesters in Portland smashed pigs full of chocolate coins as they passed a Wells Fargo during a march through Portland. The bank is expanding it’s business operations as others across Wall St. seek to retreat from trading. Portland, OR, USA, 03/11/2012.
Protesters took to the streets after rallying at Holladay Park against austerity, a program of a failed economic model that forces cuts to services, the privatization of public resources, and burdensome amounts of individual debt. Portland, OR, USA, 03/11/2012.
A ‘Running of the Bulls’ flash mob was held in Portland against rising debt. After meeting outside the Convention Center and demonstrating briefly, the mob ran through the Lloyd Center shopping mall to spread their anti-austerity message. Portland, OR, USA, 03/11/2012.
New campus President for PCC Southeast/Extended Learning Campus, Jessica Howard was not only welcomed but U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Congressman Earl Blumenauer took part in digging the first hole for the new campus’s construction. Portland, OR, USA, 30/10/2012.
The Portland Police Bureau showed off many of their different units from bomb disposal to the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) at their new Community Policing Training Center at 14902 NE Airport Way. Portland, OR, USA, 30/10/2012.
The Portland Police Bureau held a community open house at its new Community Policing Training Center at 14902 NE Airport Way. The new facility comes after the City Council voted for it’s funding in March 2012 – construction begins next year. Portland, OR, USA, 30/10/2012.
Protesters gathered under Mt. Tabor’s Reservoir Number 6 to protest against the decommissioning of the Mt. Tabor and Washington Park Reservoirs. These reservoirs have reliably served healthy Bull Run drinking water for over 115 years. Portland, OR, USA, 28/10/2012.
Anti-abortionists lined the street outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland on NE MLK Jr. Boulevard. The clinic offers abortions amongst other sexual health services. Portland, OR, USA, 28/10/2012.
Hundreds of people came to participate in ‘Thrill The World’ an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and has occurred globally every October since 2006. Portland, OR, USA, 27/10/2012.
Hundreds of people participated in the Portland Zombie Walk held at OMSI. Despite the heavy sustained rain costumes and make-up remained intact for this annual family walk. Portland, OR, USA, 27/10/2012.
The second Radical Mycology Convergence was held in Port Townsend, Washington. This volunteer-run four day event attracts mycologists and fungal enthusiasts to share skills about the benefits of fungi in terms of bioremediation and human uses. Port Townsend, WA, USA, 22/10/2012.
Women for Measure 80 rallied on the steps of the State Capitol in Salem in support legislation ahead of elections. If successful, the Measure would legalise marijuana for adults over 21 in the state of Oregon. Salem, OR, USA, 15/10/2012.
Marijuana activists from Oregonians for Law Reform (OLR) held a press conference after they successfully pressured Clear Channel to take down the billboards by protectoursociety.org depicting what appears to be a meth user linked to marijuana use. Portland, OR, USA, 12/12/2012.
People are outraged over billboards projecting marijuana in a negative light in Portland, a city with nearly 10,000 legal medical users. Clear Channel will allegedly remove the billboards from the city due to pressure through Facebook organisers. Portland, OR, USA, 11/10/2012.
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese held a ceremony to re-open the Southeast Precinct on 4735 East Burnside which was closed due to budget cuts in 2009 and used for the traffic division. Portland, OR, USA, 11/10/2012.
A second ‘Free The Billboards’ installation was erected in Portland on the Burnside Bridge. Viewers look through a modified Viewmaster to see what could be without corporate adverts. Artist Nina Montenegro hopes to petition the city to ban billboards all together. Portland, OR, USA, 08/10/2012.
DHS Federal Protective services moved twenty protesters out of Terry Shrunk plaza before midnight. Riot police were on scene but not employed to make any arrests. FPS officers remained guarding the park after riot police left. Portland, OR, USA, 07/10/2012.
The Portland Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the IWW’s Food & Retail Workers United (FRWU) held a rally in Holladay Park as part of their Paid Sick Days Now campaign to win paid sick and safe days for all workers in Portland. Portland, OR, 06/10/2012.
Armed riot police were stationed at NW Broadway Avenue and NW Couch Street in a car park in case of any disorder at the first anniversary rally and march of Occupy Portland. Portland, OR, USA, 06/10/2012.
Portland’s Occu-PoPo once again took to the streets to police the police in a satyrical manner with their costumes and toy horses on the first anniversary of Occupy Portland. Portland, OR, USA, 06/10/2012.
Occupy Portland held a march through downtown Portland to commemorate the one year anniversary of the occupation. Protesters passed City Hall, Chapman and Lownsdale squares and continued through the downtown area. Portland, OR, USA, 06/10/2012.
Occupy Portland held a rally in Shemanski Park in downtown Portland to commemorate the one year anniversary of the movement which occupied Chapman and Lownsdale squares amidst global occupations. Portland, OR, USA, 06/10/2012.
Marijuana activists held a banner over Interstate 405 on NW Glisan Street in Portland to urge morning commuters to vote yes on Measure 80 which if passed would regulate, tax and manage marijuana for adults over 21 in Oregon. Portland, OR, USA, 05/10/2012.
The Oregon National Guard dedicated the Salem Army Aviation Support Facility in honor of former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. The AASF-1 facility houses the Maj. Charles L. Deibert Operations Facility, and is home to Charlie Co., 7-158 Aviation. 02/10/2012.
No Nukes NW rallied for a new ordinance which would make Portland a nuclear free zone. Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has endorsed the continued transportation of radioactive waste along Oregon’s highways I-5, I-84 and US-97 to the Hanford site. Portland, OR, USA, 23/09/2012.
Teachers, parents, students, and children rallied in Grant Park in NE Portland against budget cuts to K-12 education. Many people held signs against Measure 84 spearheaded by Kevin Mannix which would implement a tax break for millionaires. Portland, Or, USA, 21/09/2012.
A male cyclist was hit by a car on the southeast corner of N Lombard St. And N Interstate Ave. Conflicting witness reports left a lack of detail. One said the police had not breathlysed the driver when they arrived. Portland, OR, USA, 19/09/2012.
Portland based artist Nina Montenegro unveiled a ‘Free The Billboards’ exhibit on N Williams Ave. Viewers look through the modified View-Master and see images which appear as if they were on the billboard. The project was inspired by asking friends what they would rather see advertised in their neighbourhood. Portland, OR, USA, 18/09/2012.
Portland Police Bureau’s Mounted Patrol Unit hosted the NW Regional Mounted Squad Seminar, a four day event focused on public disorder with training from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the London Metropolitan Police’s Mounted Patrol Branch. Portland, OR, 18/09/2012.
An #S17 protest was held on the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall St. also in support of several Colombian GM workers who sewed their mouths shut after they believe they were fired unjustly for injuries sustained at the Colmotores plant in Bogota. Portland, OR, USA, 17/09/2012.
Johnnie Olivan’s ‘Rejuiced Bikes’ had a stall at the 2012 Mini Maker Faire. Rejuiced Bikes is about recycling unwanted bicycle parts that would otherwise be melted down. The Bike Train is his latest creation to be officially launched on Last Friday. Portland, OR, USA 15/09/2012.
The Portland Mini Maker Faire held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a two day, family friendly showcase of creativity, technology and celebration of the Maker movement. It is a reflection of our community at its very best. Portland, OR, USA, 15/09/2012.
Demonstrators gathered in solidarity against the targeting of anarchists in the Pacific Northwest by the FBI. Leah Lynne Plante of Portland and Matt Duran of Olympia have refused to testify and are expected to be imprisoned after a hearing today. Portland, OR, 13/09/2012.
Protesters gathered in St. Johns at the railroad cut under Lombard to oppose plans for 157 million tons of coal to be exported yearly from the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming to China via ports in Portland and Vancouver. Portland, OR, USA, 18/08/2012.
A tree limb fell on cars on NE 21st Avenue and NE Halsey Street in Portland as a result of ‘Summer Branch Drop’, a phenomenon which occurs in hot weather. An arborist assessed the damage along with police who cordoned off the road. Portland, OR, USA, 16/08/2012.
The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee holds a protest at a Wells Fargo branch to highlight the alleged investment by the bank into GEO Group, which is the nation’s second largest prison company. Portland, OR, USA, 04/08/2012.
The Artifact Collective finishes a mural in the Goldsmith Blocks for First Thursday. In 1997 Portland was sued by AK Media and again by Clear Channel in 2006 over unconstitutional sign codes. Now mural artists must pay a $1,400 ‘advertising’ fee. Portland, OR, USA, 02/08/2012.
Protesters gather outside the Convention Center where President Obama held a private speech for an audience that paid $500 to $1,000 a ticket. Many held signs to ban automatic weapons after the Aurora shooting. Portland, OR, USA, 24/07/2012.
Roads were closed around the Convention Center in Portland ahead of President Obama’s fundraiser visit with tickets between $500 and $1,000. A few hundred protesters gathered outside. Portland, OR, USA, 24/06/2012.
Ex-mayoral candidate Cameron Whitten reached day 50 of a hunger strike which has seen him outside City Hall to highlight housing injustice issues. He particularly wants fines against R2DToo to be dropped. Portland, OR, USA, 20/07/2012.
Portland Mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith spoke at a housing injustice rally in Terry Shrunk Plaza on a day which saw Cameron Whitten enter his 50th day of hunger strike outside City Hall to combat these issues. Portland, OR, USA, 20/07/2012.
A male bicyclist was struck by an SUV which allegedly failed to wait at a stop sign before turning right into NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd from NE Mason St. The bicyclist was taken to hospital to have leg injuries assessed. Portland, OR, USA, 12/07/2012.
Portland participated in a national day of action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the three companies pushing for the secretive deal; Verizon, FedEx and Wal Mart. The TPP is currently being drafted in San Diego amid much secrecy. Portland, OR, USA, 02/07/2012.
Cofounder of Global Exchange and Code Pink, Medea Benjamin spoke at a rally with the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition against drone warfare. Medea is in town to talk about her new book Drone Warfare – Killing by Remote Control. Portland, OR, USA, 29/06/2012.
A protest was held in Terry Shrunk Plaza to coerce Governor Kitzhaber to protect Oregon’s water from a Nestle take over, which would see a water bottling plant for the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Portland, OR, USA, 26/06/2012.
Over 8,000 people participated in Portland’s World Naked Bike ride, a global protest against the dependency on fossil fuels. Portland, OR, USA, 16/06/2012.
A permitted march through downtown Portland saw a spit roasted pig rolled through the streets to protest against violence and police brutality exercised against May Day protesters this year. Portland, OR, USA, 10/06/2012.
Peter Reiquam, inventor of the Walk ‘n Roll attended the Earthworks tour inaugural ride in Kent, WA to display his product which provides two wheeled fun for all ages. Kent, WA, USA, 02/06/2012.
Rejuiced Bikes attended the Earthworks bicycle tour and inaugural ride in the Green River Valley, Kent, to display their bike carts, give rides to children and create art on the move. The day began and ended at the Herbert Bayer Earthworks. Kent, WA, USA, 02/06/2012.
Portland Chapter 72 of Veterans for Peace gathered at Peace Memorial Park to honour those who died whilst serving in the Armed Forces. Peace was written in chalk in the languages of countries where U.S. led conflict has occurred. Portland, OR, USA, 28/05/2012.
A vigil was held at the site of a fatal accident involving an eighteen wheeler truck and bicyclist Kathryn Rickson at SW 3rd and Madison Ave. Portland, OR, USA, 18/05/2012.
Around 1,000 students and parents marched from the Rose Garden across the Broadway Bridge and down Broadway to rally at Pioneer Square against cuts to education and public schools. Portland, OR, 11/05/2012.
Portland’s Sunday Parkways, a two way eight mile route, kicks off this Mother’s Day weekend. As part of the build up Kaiser Permanente delivered a check of $100,000 to fund this popular family orientated community event. Portland, OR, 09/05/2012.
Proposals were recently rejected to install CCTV cameras in Portland’s Old Town as part of a drug enforcement strategy. Attorney Jason Kafoury and the Oregon Progressive Party protested any future planning to implement such a scheme. Portland, OR, USA, 09/05/2012.
Hundreds gathered in Pioneer Square to call on Governor Kitzhaber to reject dirty coal export plans from the Pacific Northwest to Asia. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Was amongst the speakers stressing the need to move away from coal power and exports. Portland, OR, USA, 07/05/2012.
Over 200 pro-marijuana activists marched through downtown Portland calling for legalisation, an end to criminalization and grow freedom not only in the US but worldwide. Portland, OR, USA, 05/05/2012.
During an un-permitted protest through downtown Portland on May Day, one protester was targeted by riot police as he was trying to help and protect a wheelchair user as police moved people back onto the sidewalk. Portland, OR, USA, 01/05/2012.
An un-permitted May Day rally through downtown Portland ended in mass arrests as people repeatedly marched in the streets. Police came out with force in intervals to make targeted arrests at various intersections. Portland, OR, USA, 01/05/2012.
An unplanned May Day protest which marched over the downtown area saw many arrests due to people not staying on the sidewalk. Police came in hard and fast making decisive arrests at various intersections. Portland, OR, USA, 05/01/2012.
An action organised by PLOC saw over 200 protesters take part in a land liberation action as Alicia Jackson received help to take back her foreclosed home in North Portland. Portland, OR, USA, 01/05/2012.
Protesters gathered at Woodlawn Park on North Dekum Ave. from 9am To take part in a land liberation action organised by PLOC. People marched to Alicia Jackson’s foreclosed home and took it back. Portland, OR, USA, 01/05/2012.
An Occupy Portland protest in conjunction with ‘We are Oregon’ highlighted tax evasion at Terry Shrunk Plaza. Tax Dodgerball saw the 1 percent, in suits, face-off with janitors, homeowners, teachers and medicare recipients. Portland, OR, USA, 17/04/2012.
An ‘Occupy Trimet’ protest was held in Pioneer Square as part of a national day of action in defence of public transportation at a time when fare rises and cuts to services are being drafted. Portland, OR, USA, 04/04/2012.
More than 100 people protested against the reinstatement of Ronald Frashour to the Portland police force. On 29th January 2010 Frashour fatally shot campbell with an AR-15 in the back as he was surrendering. Portland, OR, USA, 02/04/2012.
Street Roots, Right 2 Survive and Sisters of the Road held a protest in Pioneer Square downtown Portland on a national day of action, ‘No Fooling Day’ to stand up against the ongoing criminalisation of people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Portland, OR, USA, 01/04/2012.
Towards the end of Portland’s day of action against the American Legislative Exchange Commission (ALEC) protesters circled the Wells Fargo Center and riot police were deployed briefly but were called back as the peaceful protesters stood their ground.Portland, OR, USA, 29/02/2012.
A few hundred people protested on a typically rainy day in downtown Portland on the #F29 ‘Shut down the Corporations’ national day of action against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organisation. Portland, OR, USA, 29/02/2012.
Windows at a Key bank and Starbucks in Hollywood were smashed in the early hours along with a US Bank on 39th and Main ahead of a protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the downtown area. Portland, OR, USA, 29/02/2012.
Eighty-seven year old John Catt and his daughter Linda have brought a case against Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Metropolitan police to challenge the legality of the publicly funded secret domestic extremist intelligence database run by the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU). Since 2005 they have been recorded over 80 times in the database for exercising their democratic right to protest. London, UK, 09/02/2012.
Julian Assange left the Supreme Court later than expected. Protesters helped him get to his waiting taxi as press scrambled to get compelling shots after waiting for hours – he did not stop and give a speech. London, UK, 02/02/2012.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared at the Supreme Court today to continue his hearing for extradition to Sweden over rape allegations. London, UK, 02/02/2012.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared at the Supreme Court today to continue his hearing for extradition to Sweden over alleged rape allegations. London, UK, 01/02/2012.
A scheduled blackout by reference and information website Wikipedia began in protest against proposed US laws named the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). London, UK, 18/01/2012.
Demonstrators protest President Obama’s continued use of the Guantanamo detention facility, after having promised to shut it down during his presidential campaign. London, UK, 07/01/2012.
Neville and Doreen Lawrence speak to the press outside the Old Bailey following the sentencing of Gary Dobson and David Norris who got 15 and 14 year sentences respectively for the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993. London, UK, 04/01/2012.