Blast from the Past: The Portland Peace Encampment (2003), or What Did I Do to Deserve This Flat, Flavorless Democracy?

March 21, 2006

Reminiscing about the start of this atrocity in Iraq three years ago this week naturally reminds me of the Portland Peace Encampment, which was born the first night of the invasion and remained in front of City Hall 24×7 for five months. The camp was continually harrassed and abused by the Portland Police Bureau and former Mayor Katz’s office before the mayor ordered the police to forcefully sweep the camp on legal grounds that were later found to be woefully unconstitutional. (Having the judge blast the mayor’s action as unconstitutional sure made me feel a lot better than I did when this picture was taken, though all of us were confident that we would be vindicated.) Here is a bunch of stories about the Peace Encampment from Portland Indymedia. Here is a copy of the judge’s ruling in our case.

This war, too, will end. Someday.

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One Response to “Blast from the Past: The Portland Peace Encampment (2003), or What Did I Do to Deserve This Flat, Flavorless Democracy?”

  1. mary Says:

    very information and great looking blog!

    mary


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