An Anti-fascist Christmas Carol

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Mon, 12/19/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Desiree Hellegers reads an excerpt from her commentary, “An Anti-fascist Christmas Carol and Tale of Two Cities: Portland, Oregon at the Crossroads,” which appears in today’s edition of Counterpunch. She reflects on the role that the persistent demonization of houseless people, BLM protesters, and anti-fascists played in the City Council’s decision to spend $27 million on massive militarized camps for houseless people; on the routine deaths of houseless people on streets and sidewalks in the City of Roses; and on the existential threat to the City posed by Zenith Energy and the “tank farm” in NW Portland.

Homeless encampment along city street in Portland, from Wikimedia Commons.

 

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  • Time
    9:35
    Artist
    Thee Sacred Souls
    Song
    Give Us Justice
    Album
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    Label
    MERLIN - Penrose Records
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    9:57
    Artist
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    Song
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    Album
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    Label
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    9:59
    Artist
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    Song
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    Album
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    Label
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