On January 29th, 2010, Aaron Campbell, an unarmed
African American man was shot in the back with an
assault rifle by Portland Police Office Ronald
Frashour, an incident Rev. Jesse Jackson called “an
execution.” Now after community members demanded
and got him fired, he may be put right back on the
Was firing Frashour just a joke? If Frashour gets his
job back, the message is clear: POLICE CAN GET AWAY
Justice for Aaron Campbell
Fire killer cops and keep them fired!
What you can do:
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family, co-workers and neighbors
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Friday December 3rd, 6-8pm
Food For Thought Cafe (basement of Smith Building, Portland State University)
Join us for an informal discussion with organizers from three different organizations in Portland:
Rose City Copwatch, Oregon Jericho, and Committee to Connect the Dots.
Sponsored by: *Students for Unity, Student Animal Liberation Coalition, Pan American Solidarity Organization*
For more information click here.
Thursday November 4th, 7-9pm
The Sisters of the Road Café – 133 NW 6th Ave
This event is free, open to the public and disability affirmative!
Local authors Michael Munk and Kristian Williams will discuss the Portland Police Bureau’s history of political repression. Williams will begin the evening with an overview of the cops’ role in society and the relationship between policing and inequality. Munk will then focus on the history of Portland’s “red squad”, from its origin in the 1920s to its present form. A facilitated public discussion will follow
Co-sponsored by: PDX APOC, NW Student Coalition, B Media Collective, Right 2 Survive, Rose City Copwatch, Community Alternatives to the Police (CAP), Portland Central American Solidarity Committee
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Sunday, October 3rd
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Union, Room 296
SW Montgomery & Park
The Ad Hoc Committee to Connect the Dots presents a mini-conference that seeks to nurture a greater understanding of the connections between policing, prisons and political prisoners. As Portland sees an increase in local police violence, it is especially important to consider the broader context of modern state repression, especially as it relates to race and identity. We will place particular importance on the experience of Political Prisoners and necessity of support for those currently incarcerated, with an emphasis on women and GLBTQI identified folks.
Panelists and presenters include:
• Rita “Bo” Brown, an ex-George Jackson Brigade Member and ex-political prisoner. Bo identifies as a working-class, butch dyke and has been active in the prison abolition movement since her release from prison in 1987. After her release she started The Out of Control: Lesbian Committee to Support Women Political Prisoners, which remained active for many years.
• Ed Meade, an ex-George Jackson Brigade member and ex-political prisoner who is currently the editor of Prison Art News and an active member of Seattle Jericho.
• Mark Cook, an ex-George Jackson Brigade member and former political prisoner, who remained in prison for 24 years and was released in 2000. Cook was active in the Black Panther Party from behind bars and continues his work today with Seattle Jericho.
• Caylor Rolling, PDX local prison activist and bad-ass: she struggles against the prison industrial complex while simultaneously embodying enough hope and joy to raise a beautiful little girl.
Funds from this project will go to: The Freedom Archives: freedomarchives.org, 4Struggle Magazine: 4strugglemag.org, and The Anarchist Black Cross War Chest fund: abcf.net.
Raize the Walls is happily sponsored by Rose City Cop Watch, NW Student Coalition, Oregon Jericho, Community Alternatives to the police, Fire Frashour Campaign and more.
More information click here.
September 29, 2010
Red and Black Café
400 SE 12th Ave
Near buses #6, 12, 15, 19, 20 and 70