2020-09-04 10:59:01

What Is Really Happening In Portland?


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Shane Burley about the situation in Portland.

Dozens of activists are getting arrested in Portland, Oregon, seemingly every night as protests against police brutality continue. Days after a rightwing Trump supporter was fatally shot in Portland, the city has been pinpointed by the Trump administration as indicative of the breakdown in law-and-order plaguing Democrat-run cities. Even though Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is the target of protesters who are demanding that he resign, Trump now says he plans to cut off federal funding to Portland and other cities.

Shane Burley, writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in ROAR Magazine, In These Times, Labor Notes, and make/shift. He is the author of Fascism Today: What It Is And How to End It. 

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

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