100+ nights of Portland protests – Attack the System podcast 1

Keith interviews Attack The System co-editor Vince about Portland Oregon’s 100 plus nights of protest. Vince lives in Portland and provides first hand accounts and context for the uprising

Discussion includes:

  • 100 nights of protests in Portland
  • Scope of the protests and effect on the city
  • Targets of the protest
  • Trump’s switch to a “Law & Order” re-election campaign
  • Trump’s fixation on Portland and the presence of Federal Police
  • Shooting of Portlanders with “less than lethal” munitions and use of Geneva Convention banned weapons
  • Participation of the Lumpenproletariat in the uprising
  • Effect of the pandemic on the uprising
  • “Disappearing” protesters by the police
  • Conflict between right-wing groups and anti-fascists
  • Shooting of Aaron Danielson by self proclaimed anti-fascist Michael Reinoehl, who was killed by police
  • Failure of Democrats and progressives to address police brutality in liberal cities
  • Diversity of the protest movement
  • Aims of the protest movement and possible outcomes
  • The expansion of the police state as a domestic standing army
  • Looting and targeting of specific buildings
  • Mutual aid networks sustaining the protest, autonomous zones and neighborhood level anarchism

One comment

  1. Thank you for this! It is so refreshing. At my job (as an educator of refugee adults for a public school district) we were told to read an article by Robin Diangelo on w.f., and I was left with two impressions: it’s psychological abuse and it is demonic. It also reminds me of what I learned years back about the Cultural Revolution in China. We will have a “training” (ack!) next Thursday. Trying to discern if/how to start expressing my viewpoints. I think there could be an argument against these trainings that because they offend religious sensibilities (with public confessions) they violate the separation of (church)/religion and state. Any thoughts?

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