Another day of hazardous air quality in Portland, Oregon has continued to stall protests. In spite of this, the protest community is still hard at work providing mutual aid for those both in the city and in surrounding areas affected by the fire.
The Portland EWOKS (Equitable Workers Offering Kommunity Support) spent the last day moving their mutual aid operation, which provides food, supplies, and services to displaced folks, from the Lloyd District neighborhood to a location further south (an area that no longer has evacuation orders) so they could be closer to those that have had to flee their homes due to the fires. Team Raccoon and other community members helped this effort by cleaning up the Lloyd District site after the mutual aid station’s departure.
For resources on current conditions of the fires, evacuation notices, evacuation preparation, and more: https://wildfire.oregon.gov
The New Republic
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- Q&A: Oregon farmworkers face fire risks, lack of clear state protections
- White House approves Oregon’s disaster declaration request for wildfire relief
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- DA pursues riot, laser charges against more Portland protesters
- Portland mayor admonishes police chief after public clash over tear gas
The New York Times
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- Evacuated Oregon prison inmates test positive for COVID-19
- Oregon prisoners describe ‘insane’ fire evacuation, looming COVID-19 threat
The Texas Tribune
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The Washington Post
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- Portland Protesters Say Their Lives Were Upended by the Posting of Their Mug Shots on a Conservative Twitter Account
Note: After it was published, one of the interviewees in the above article expressed concerns over its impact and its focus on the perpetrator of abuses against protesters.