What Is Really Happening In Portland?
Listen to story:
Download: mp3 (Duration: 23:37 — 21.6MB)
FEATURING SHANE BURLEY – Dozens of activists are getting arrested in Portland, Oregon, seemingly every night as protests against police brutality continue. Days after a rightwing Trump supporter was fatally shot in Portland, the city has been pinpointed by the Trump administration as indicative of the breakdown in law-and-order plaguing Democrat-run cities. Even though Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is the target of protesters who are demanding that he resign, Trump now says he plans to cut off federal funding to Portland and other cities.
Shane Burley, writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in ROAR Magazine, In These Times, Labor Notes, and make/shift. He is the author of Fascism Today: What It Is And How to End It.