SOS USA! Protesters Battling Homeland Security, Portland City Center, Come Help Us! Bring Gas Mask!

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

Mid-July, 2020, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf flew to Portland to supervise the battle on the ground personally, saying the city has been "under siege for 47 straight days." He refers to the protesters as "anarchists" and accuses them of damaging the federal courthouse and other property. "A federal courthouse is a symbol of justice - to attack it is to attack America," Wolf wrote in his statement, clarifying further that “DHS will not abdicate its solemn duty to protect federal facilities and those within them."

Local officials were seeking de-escalation, Trump is seeking electoral brownie points with the frustrated half of America that is thirsty for violence to quash the protesters and preserve corporate hegemony, corporate jails, police murder with impunity, and the mortgaging of young people’s futures. Wake up young people! The time is now! Those who are young at heart, those who love the 1960s and want to live it in real life while you have a chance – your last chance! Those who would like to see young black men go to college instead of jail, those who would like to see an America where people are not murdered on TV every week by police officers in the street! Come to Portland! Bring your gas mask!

The local Portland Police have basically abandoned the zone where Federal buildings are located to the warring factions. They had talked to the protesters, trying to calm the situation. The new Federal invaders do not talk to the protesters, resulting in a hardening of positions. Portland is refusing to surrender its city center to a Trump Takeover. According to Wolf, Hatfield Courthouse, Terry Schrunk Plaza, the 911 Federal Building, and the Pioneer Courthouse have all been vandalized, with protesters using lasers to attempt to damage officers' eyes, shooting fireworks at the federal courthouse, and trespassing.

Come to Portland to Help US! If you do not want to point lasers at the police, you can make some avocado sandwiches and fill water bottles!

Day 50, city center full of teargas:

#dontshotportland #protest2020 #dumptrump

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Protest2020! 2020 is the year of protest, ushered in on the heels of 2019, which saw numerous social explosions in the last few months of the year. Climate change, in particular, is feeding a well-founded sense of fear, particularly among the vulnerable and their activist allies whose lives and futures are highly precarious. In fact, all of us are vulnerable, and awareness is growing of the way in which we are all in this together. While in most places, most notably Hong Kong, protests have turned violent and thousands of arrests have been made, there have not yet been large numbers of fatalities, although dozens of protestors have died and continue to die in South America. In other parts of the world, most notably the Middle East – home to warfare for decades – particularly in Iraq and its neighbor and former enemy Iran, hundreds of protestors have been killed with live, military-grade ammunition. After 5 years of civil war in Syria, protest has given way to military action hand in hand with death and destruction. The numbers of people murdered by the governments of the region are not fully known, and especially hard to verify in Iran, where a brutal religious dictatorship maintains a thick cloak of secrecy over such information.

Iran and its allies in Iraq are now moving precipitously towards war with the United States, in part because the mentally ill president of that country needs to wage war in order to win reelection. Large parts of the world that are the most vulnerable to the ravages of climate change are already suffering; places like the Philippines are experiencing devastating and lethal storms, one after the other, breaking all historical records.

Much of Australia has been on fire for months as we ring in 2020, accompanied by the hottest temperatures on record. This is changing Australian lives, politics, and the consciousness of the ordinary Australian who is now getting involved in the struggle to save their island, and coming to a better understanding of how their survival is linked to the rest of the world. In Japan, forces are growing in protest to push the Japanese government towards support for the Hong Kong protestors, confronting mainland China; also supporting the struggles of minority groups in mainland China, reporting on government abuses, etc. The US government has expressed its full support for the Hong Kong protestors, further escalating tensions between these two superpowers along with ally Russia. These tensions were already at their most aggravated moments as a result of the US/China trade war.

To make matters still worse, especially for SE Asia, the North Korean dictator is threatening the use of a new strategic weapon. Our world on the arrival first of 2020 and now 2021, is a tinderbox as never before. The 2020 presidential elections in the USA will be the single greatest determining factor for the survival of the planet. Given that the current president preaches a doctrine of conflict and confrontation rather than collaboration, and denies that climate change is even exacerbated by man-made actions, if he is re-elected, there will be little hope for our world in the short term.

Here at, we invite you to protest, share your views, and help us all to march towards a more sustainable and peaceful world that will not totally implode, at least within our lifetimes, leaving hope for life to continue in more intelligent forms, better appreciating our planetary home. We ultimately seek harmony with nature so as to preserve life as we know it, as we dream it could be. Everything depends on how hard we are willing to fight to make it so.


Let’s get arrested, the more the merrier!