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What is going on in Oregon?

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I want to share an excellent analysis and resource from Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) to help unpack the situation in Oregon and provide opportunities to take action if you would like. See below …

Post from SURJ

Over the past few days, we have been inundated with articles about the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge building in rural Eastern Oregon. This moment didn’t come out of nowhere; the Far Right has been organizing for years and their movement only continues to grow. It is fueled by the ongoing economic crisis: job insecurity and losses and the predictable anger of working people and veterans, the vast majority of them white.

Hardest hit areas in Oregon are those where economies formerly based on resource extraction, such as logging and mining, that have not recovered from the loss of jobs in those industries and where today the federal government regulates the use of the majority of the land in order to provide environmental protections. Read more ...

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