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On June 29, 2018, Portland State University (PSU) police officers Shawn McKenzie and James Dewey shot and killed Jason Washington, a 45-year-old black man, U.S. Postal Service worker, and U.S. Navy Veteran, who tried to...

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On May 26, the first day of Ramadan, Portland witnessed one of its most disturbing assaults in recent memory. Destinee Mangum, age 16, and her 17-year-old friend, who is Muslim and wears a hijab, were...

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The specter of Ralph Nader has haunted the Democratic Party throughout the final months of the 2016 election. Worried that disaffected voters would be drawn to candidates like the Green Party’s Jill Stein, Clinton’s super...

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On August 14, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), one of the world’s largest specialty metal manufacturing companies, announced that they had decided to lock out over 2,200 workers at their production facilities in six states. The...

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Could Oregon Be the First State to Win 15? Justin Norton-Kertson, 15 Now PDX The movement for a $15 minimum wage in Oregon has gained massive momentum during 2015, with 16 legislative sponsors, hoards of media...

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On April 15, over 60,000 union members and low wage workers in 230 cities across the country walked out of their work places to march, rally and occupy for a $15 minimum wage and a...

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According to a January Hart Research poll, 63% of the country now supports a $15 federal minimum wage. The time is right for the big unions to help launch an all-out national campaign...

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This year’s MLK Day comes in the wake of the explosive #BlackLivesMatter movement, organized by thousands of black youth and allies across the country engaging in direct actions, rallies, and marches challenging police brutality and...

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The confidence of workers is growing nationwide. With bold leadership, 2015 could be the year of $15/hour!...

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Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, and Akai Gurley. These names join Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Ramarley Graham, and many others not listed here, all victims of racist killings at the...

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