In this episode, we talk with Jay and Kay, two Portland street organizers, about the uprising that has shaken the city and garnered so much media attention. In the two months since the murder of George Floyd, Portland has been out on the streets every night demanding justice and racial justice.
Recently, the Trump administration attempted to crack down on protests in an unprecedented show of aggression by putting federal agents on the street, kidnapping protestors off the street and responding with mass violence. The entire city rose up against the federal government’s intervention, prompting a pull back by the feds. But since then the Portland Police have continued the violence against protests.
We discuss with our guests the background of what’s been happening, organizing and street action tactics, the courage of movements in Portland resisting the state every night, local journalists that have been getting the story out and how to support the continuing struggle.
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