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Sat Aug 13, 2016, 11:07 AM

Temperatures are Rising

From the Rural Organizing Project, which I just recently discovered:

This is an email alert to our friends and supporters about a new round of violence and intimidation in rural communities in Oregon. Courageous leaders in Douglas and Josephine Counties have been threatened by members of the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters for feeding the hungry, memorializing the Black lives lost to police violence, and daring to dream of what real economic and racial justice looks like in public. Two of these people also serve on the Rural Organizing Project’s Board of Directors. With the vandalism of our Co-Director’s car in the same week, we believe it is not a coincidence that ROP leaders are being targeted.

Below you’ll find the stories of Feed the ‘Burg and Rural Organizing Against Racism’s inspiring organizing, and ways you can support the security and safety of leaders across ROP’s network who are organizing in their small towns and rural communities. We are fiercely independent rural people who will exercise our right to speak freely about what we want our communities to look like. ROP and local human dignity groups have been around for decades and we’ve faced our share of opposition and challenges. We are a network of literally thousands of Oregonians committed to building a grassroots movement for economic, racial, and social justice. We’re in it for the long haul, and we will not be silenced.


Here's a video of the candlelight vigil for black lives:

Both of the actions in this article happened on the west side of the Cascades, which is where this group is based. I don't think they have a group on my (east) side of the mountains, but there is certainly a need.

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Sat Aug 13, 2016, 12:52 PM

1. Douglas county Oregon


I live there, it is pretty scary at times for sure..

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Sat Aug 13, 2016, 01:14 PM

2. I live in central Oregon.

We've got people like the oathkeepers here, and we also have very progressive people. I'd love to see us get organized.

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