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The Resistance Writers
August 2018 Edition
Priority Climate Action in Oregon
by Brent Swanson
We have all heard the phrase “Think global, act local.” I was recently reminded of this when considering climate action in Oregon. As greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise in the atmosphere, there are concrete steps we can take in our state to make a difference. Continue Reading
How Democrats Can Regain Our Political Power
by Heath Curry
There has been much discussion in the Democratic party of what happened during the 2016 general election and how we can prevent it from happening again. Much of what I have read and heard boils down to blaming the Russians, FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump and the list goes on. Continue Reading
Democrats: Your Roots Aren’t Showing
by Demetrios “Jet” Deligiorgis
Democracy is under global attack, looks like, by an unseen force headed by a Russian autocrat who seems to have his hand squarely up our President’s puppet regime that was put into place by election interference, led by a goon masquerading as Working Class Hero. Continue Reading
Portland Police Fired on Children on August 4
by Aurora Martos
(Content Warning: This article contains sensitive subjects such as discussions of neo-Nazis and hurled slurs)
Well, I got shot at on Saturday by cops guarding an “alt-right/neo-Nazi/fascist protest in my city. This was not fun. You might want some more background to this, so uh, let me explain… Continue Reading
Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer, and Pissed off Portlanders
by Carissa Martos
Today, my city was descended upon by fascists, for the second time this summer. This time, there were all kinds of panicky think pieces about how the rally was destined to turn violent, it was going to become another Charlottesville, and many on the left were encouraging each other to simply “sit this one out” in order to starve the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer members of the attention they so desperately wanted. Continue Reading
Federalism and The Two-Party System:
by Heath Curry
Why Having More Political Parties Won’t Help Our Electorate.
After the 2016 general election, there was and continues to be a huge discussion on how we elect people to office in this country. From abolishing the electoral college to creating more political parties, the questions and solutions are fast and furious. In this essay, I’ll address the proposal to increase the number of political parties and why that may not be the best answer. Continue Reading
Don’t Order Pork Unless You NEED To
by Aurora Martos
There’s been a seemingly recent uptick of white people calling the cops on black folks for all kinds of things, none of which should involve the police.
Cops are for emergencies. Let’s be real here, that’s all they’re here for. My mom is a white lady, but she grew up in LA and Oakland, so she has called the cops only twice, and not on any little black girls selling water. Continue Reading
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