News for the week of February 8

Temperatures are dropping below freezing and snow has blanketed the Portland metro area this week. A list of warming shelters and resources for those who are houseless in Multnomah County can be found here, for Washington County here, and a list of warming shelters in Clackamas County can be found here.

General news

It’s Going Down

Did Donald Trump Order The Execution Of Portland Activist Michael Reinoehl?

Los Angeles Times

Review: Andy Ngo’s new book still pretends antifa’s the real enemy


The Oregonian


Police Deployed Potentially Lethal Chemical During Black Lives Matter Protests

Village Portland

Portland Indigenous land defenders address targeted violence by ICE, the Portland police, and white supremacists

The Washington Post

The FBI warned about far-right attacks. Agents arrested a leftist ex-soldier.

Far right extremism


Bodycam Footage Shows Far-Right Figure Alan Swinney Preparing for Portland Violence

Huffington Post

‘I Miss My Mom’: Children Of QAnon Believers Are Desperately Trying To Deradicalize Their Own Parents

Just Security

#StopTheSteal: Timeline of Social Media and Extremist Activities Leading to 1/6 Insurrection

The New York Times

First They Guarded Roger Stone. Then They Joined the Capitol Attack.

The Oregonian

Ammon Bundy, veteran of armed standoffs, builds militia network on COVID-19 backlash

Hate crimes

The Oregonian

Asian-owned businesses hit in more than a dozen acts of vandalism in Portland’s Jade District


Asian Americans Are Calling on Allies in Response to a Wave of Violence

Willamette Week

Restaurants in the Jade District Had Their Windows Smashed as Wave of Vandalism Hits Asian-Owned Businesses

Housing and homelessness

The Oregonian

Portland Mercury

Freezing Weather Alert: Where to Find Warming Shelters and How You Can Help

Willamette Week

ICE and immigration

Daily KOS

Groups call for investigation after Haitian man is stripped and beaten by guards at ICE facility

Democracy Now

Biden Administration to Continue Trump-Era Policy of Turning Away Asylum Seekers at Southern Border


Biden team unveils new asylum system to replace Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’



The Oregonian

Portland Mercury

Willamette Week

State Officials Expect 45% of Oregon Prison Staff to Refuse a COVID-19 Vaccine

Portland Tribune

Inmates ‘riot’ at Inverness Jail as COVID-19 stokes tension

Law enforcement

Courthouse News Service

Summer of Violent Policing Means More Federal Review for Portland Police


The Oregonian

Portland Mercury


“I Don’t Trust the People Above Me”: Riot Squad Cops Open Up About Disastrous Response to Capitol Insurrection