Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Help us build an office for the Alliance!

The Portland Alliance is a radical, underground newspaper which has been speaking  truth to power since 1981.  Throughout trials and tribulations, the newspaper was in print until June of 2011.  
We have continued to publish online, but we need funds to repair or replace our old I-Mac and recover files or obtain Adobe Dreamweaver publishing software. Monthly printing costs were 500-3000 per month. 
In these days when newspapers and nonprofits are struggling to survive, we hope to restore this progressive voice to the printed page.   We need creative alternatives to the corporate press now more than ever before. We appreciate your help!  
No fear, no compromise and no surrender. Together we make a difference. ~OO~
We need these funds to pay server fees, rent and allow us to use our resources to frame out the back porch for an Alliance Production office.  

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Vol. XXXVIII, Number 1 March 21st, 2018Native American Revolution has begun http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/2018/March

Anti-War Spring Action 2018:  Takin' it to the Streets!
Shut down unprovoked American aggression
Invest in peace, people and planet Earth,

The Alliance Truthout Portal   Spring 2018

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Faces Native American Resistance

Two Native American tribes in North Carolina are among the groups seeking to join a court challenge to federal regulators' decision to approve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a $5 billion project proposed by utility giants Dominion and Duke Energy. The 600-mile pipeline would carry fracked gas from West Virginia through Virginia to eastern North Carolina, which is home to many Native Americans.

The Portland Alliance Native American Portal  
Red Cloud’s Revolution: Oglalla Sioux freeing themselves from fossil fuel
by MongabayFebruary 26, 2018
Henry Red Cloud, like so many Oglalla Sioux young men, left the reservation to work in construction. When he returned home in 2002, he needed a job, and also wanted to make a difference. He attended a solar energy workshop and saw the future.

NoMadd The City of Empty The City of Empty Towers Cover ArtTowershttp://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/Nomadd

In his first adventure, No’madd embarks on a perilous quest to confront the veiled intruders that threaten his land. His journey takes him beyond the sea of storms to a land masked in legend. There, he must unravel the fate of a lost race and confront a ruthless enemy who threatens to devastate the fabric of the galaxy.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Neither Hillary nor Trump will do.

stein123Lesser evilism predictably produces a pair of candidates each cycle who are both worse than was the more evil candidate last time. This cannot go on forever, and has already gone too far. We need a nonviolent movement to reform our election system — something not done through elections. But there are plenty of good candidates, such as Jill Stein, to check or write in. We should vote for those good candidates and get right back to work on improving the world.”

wareconomyThis is the essence of the problem. Whichever of these two you were to vote for, you’d get wars, nasty policies toward immigrants, plutocratic policies toward wealth, and destructive policies toward the natural environment — barring the arising of a powerful popular movement to bring the government under control.

We cannot continue unprovoked American aggression for profit. Everyday people are the only ones who can stop this insanity. We may not be in
the Millionaires Club, but everyday Americans are the 99% and we have the power.  Profiteers, war-cons and criminals who refuse to secure the peace and will undue this nation are only the 1%.
We can wake up the people and take back the planet with the Green New Deal. With Dr. Jill Stein as the next American president, we can secure the peace,rebuild the nation and restore the planet. Our lives are in our hands.
Before 2030 we will be bankrupt, in retreat from more than 800 military bases, with rising seas and nuclear meltdowns.  When hundreds of nuclear sites are submerged, this will contaminate our already dying seas and it will be all over but the shouting.

Trump and Clinton are nuts.

But Dr. Stein can provide mature leadership and a vetted plan: Stein is level-headed, better-educated, younger, more progressive, and smarter than Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donnie Trump and the last five presidents.
The war-con 1% have been screwing up for 36 years, It’s time to stand up and take it back. Si se puede.

Dr. Cornel West Is Right,
Jill Stein Should Be
America’s First Female President

“Needless to say, Trump and Clinton would lose any debate to Jill Stein, simply because Stein’s policies and value system aren’t based upon money or power. Dr. Stein’s views, from foreign policy to the economy, take a serious look at the state of our nation. She has no corporate interests to appease, and like Bernie, she sticks to her value system at all times.

With the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, it’s important to have our next president address the failed war on terror. After the Brussels attacks, Dr. Stein made the following statement:
“As I have stated before, the terrorist attacks are clearly a product of the exploding violence in the Middle East over the past 15 years. Governments have been destabilized and weapons have poured into the hands of extremists. Over a million lives, largely civilians, have been lost in Iraq alone. That carnage enables terrorists to mobilize mass recruiting and rationalize their own horrific, despicable acts. In the last decade, the US-led assaults to achieve regime change have created failed states in which ISIS has flourished. In the process, the US has supplied vast stocks of weapons to the Middle East, including nearly $100 million in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in recent years.”

“Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump will become the next president of the United States. It would be wise to repeat that to yourself many times so that you can fully embrace this because this statement is true. …Millions upon millions of the American people do not like or trust these two raging egotists.”
~ Tom Pappalardo


“There’s a cartoon floating around at which a Muslim U.S. voter tries to choose between “Ban my relatives from entering country” and “Bomb the s— out of my relatives.” Not much of a choice, is it? Especially when the bomber is following the model of our current president with his record deportations, and the banner is a loose cannon who’s proposed to kill the families of designated enemies in the Middle East.

Sure, one candidate is a comically ill-informed jackass who hates women, while the other is a woman whose comically jackassy policies will come with great scholarly volumes of ill information. But where does either of those really get us?

Will You Join Me in Voting for Neither Trump Nor Clinton?

I’m committing to not vote for Clinton or Trump, and you can do the same.

Nobody Beats This Record
  • She says President Obama was wrong not to launch missile strikes on Syria in 2013.
  • She pushed hard for the overthrow of Qadaffi in 2011.
  • She supported the coup government in Honduras in 2009.
  • She has backed escalation and prolongation of war in Afghanistan.
  • She voted for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  • She skillfully promoted the White House justification for the war on Iraq.
  • She does not hesitate to back the use of drones for targeted killing.
  • She has consistently backed the military initiatives of Israel.
  • She was not ashamed to laugh at the killing of Qadaffi.
  • She has not hesitated to warn that she could obliterate Iran.
  • She is not afraid to antagonize Russia.
  • She has the financial support of the arms makers and many of their foreign customers.
  • She waived restrictions at the State Department on selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Qatar, all states wise enough to donate to the Clinton Foundation.
  • She supported President Bill Clinton’s wars and the power of the president to make war without Congress.
  • She has advocated for arming fighters in Syria.
  • She supported a surge in Iraq even before President Bush did.


Dr. Jill Stein is the right choice

“The minute we stand up, we are unstoppable. It’s time to forget the lesser evil and fight for the greater good. The clock is ticking. It’s in our hands.” ~Dr. Jill Stein



“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
~Langston Hughes