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Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:35 PM

Bellingcat: What You Need To Know About The Battle of Portland

For those that don't regularly follow this incredible investigative journalism organization, this is a great article and introduction.
https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2020/07/20/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-battle-of-portland/

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July 20, 2020

The city of Portland, Oregon is currently in the national spotlight after video evidence of federal agents driving rented vans and abducting activists went viral. This footage was taken in the early morning hours of July 15, and an Oregon Public Broadcasting article published on the 16th brought the matter out of the local social networks of Portland activists and on to the national stage.

As I write this, mainstream media personalities are beginning to parachute into Portland to cover what some have dubbed the “fascist takeover of Portland”. The word “Gestapo” is trending on Twitter.

The abduction filmed on the 15th did not happen in a vacuum. As other local reporters have noted, it was the end result of more than six weeks of escalating state violence against largely nonviolent demonstrators. I have been in the streets of Portland documenting this movement since the very first riot. Before the national press unleashes a flood of new stories based on their first few hours in town, I’d like to explain what’s been happening:

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erronis Jul 2020 OP
Nevilledog Jul 2020 #1
Volaris Jul 2020 #2
stillcool Jul 2020 #3
Mike 03 Jul 2020 #4
erronis Jul 2020 #6
bobbieinok Jul 2020 #5
Hekate Jul 2020 #7
gristy Jul 2020 #8
crickets Jul 2020 #9

Response to erronis (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:39 PM

1. This is fantastic. Thank you.

Robert Evans has been doing a live stream of the protests.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:43 PM

2. I have a feeling he will have lots to say about recent developments tues wed n thurs this week...

Almost never miss a cast from him. Love his work.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:50 PM

3. thank you much..

a new source for me!

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:02 PM

4. Superb. Thank you for posting.

I've seen great work in Bellingcat before, but I forget to check it regularly.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:40 PM

6. I find RSS feeds the best way to get news from these sites.

I have about 20 which don't include my normal news sites like NYT, WAPO.

They are updated every few minutes and can be read in a simple web page. I use InoReader but there are a bunch of alternatives.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:26 PM

5. Thanks for info about Portland, Bellingcat!

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:48 PM

7. Kick. Rec. Bookmark.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 04:23 PM

8. Read the whole thing. Wow.

K&R this post, folks!

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 05:27 PM

9. K&R for visibility.

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