The Portland Alliance
Vol. XXXIV, Number 9 September 2015
Of, by and for the people
“We, the public, are told the peace officers we hired to protect and serve are so afraid, cowardly and terrified that we must let them shoot first and ask questions later. I don’t buy it. We deserve better. And we should continue to take it to the streets until we can safely occupy our communities and live in peace.”
Protests were being held across the city in response to the death of Freddie Gray 25, who died April 19 — a week after his arrest. Saturday’s protests created more noise downtown, but originated in Gray’s West Baltimore neighborhood, which also houses the Western District precinct.
“Yes Virginia, Obama and the Democrats Are Mussolini-Style Corporatists, Just Like the Republicans”
“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.”
― James Madison, The Letters of Pacificus and Helvidius (1845) with the Letters of Americanus
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agree is NAFTA on Steroids. It must be stopped. Obama, trade representatives of participating nations and 600 corporate advisers have been negotiating in secret for 4 years and have NOT kept our Congress notified of draft negotiations. This is totally unacceptable.
“I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.”
― Albert Camus
The US has taken an active role in wars from Libya to the Central African Republic, sent special ops forces into countries from Somalia to South Sudan, conducted airstrikes and abduction missions, even put boots on the ground in countries where it pledged it would not.