Author Archives: Dom Belcastro

Democratic Socialism in PDX

By Dom Belcastro|June 5, 2018

Democratic Socialism in Portland The Portland chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America prepare for a busy summer. Between the campaign to gather signatures in support of the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF formerly PJET), a first annual Socialism Summer

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How Do Students Spur Change? Pt 2

By Dom Belcastro|June 5, 2018

So you found a worthy organization, community group, or problem in your neighborhood in need of your time and energy. You know what PHB, NA, EPAP, and other messes of capital letters mean. You spent countless hours griping with others

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Oregon Primaries Provide Hope

By Dom Belcastro|May 22, 2018

The relationship between people and politics in the US continues to warp as public figures expose their own corruption and depravity. At the same time, survivors, like the Parkland students and the women of Tarana Burke’s #metoo movement, organize against

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How Do Students Spur Change? PT 1

By Dom Belcastro|May 22, 2018

“What am I going to do with my life?”   Students of all ages and credit levels often ask this while they pursue a degree. The process of secondary education, in a perfect world, would definitively answer this question and

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Trump works out deal to privatize all city parks

By Dom Belcastro|April 24, 2018

The Trump administration issued a briefing that all city parks throughout the nation will begin to transition into private ownership. This move was expected by and embraced by legislators across the aisle in Congress and local state houses. “Finally, this

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Oregon Senator Serves Local Organizers

By Dom Belcastro|March 25, 2018

Democratic State Senator Rod Monroe’s legal team recently announced their intention to subpoena both the Willamette Week and Portland Tenants United for documents related to a tenant that is suing the incumbent for personal injury. Back in November 2017, the

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Students Organize for Gun Control

By Dom Belcastro|March 25, 2018

Portland saw students of all ages as well as supportive parents, teachers, and other concerned individuals gather for the “March for Our Lives,” on Saturday morning, March 24.

Art Student Anshula Tayal Featured in Brooklyn Gallery

By Dom Belcastro|March 11, 2018

Find Anshula’s work on Instagram, her personal squarespace page, Gallery AWA in Brooklyn, as well as across the Pacific, in Hokkaido, Japan’s Sapporo Museum of Contemporary Art, and in the Lalit Kala Akademi print Biennale show, in India.

Free Tax Prep

By Dom Belcastro|February 26, 2018

CASH Oregon Offers Free Tax Prep to Low Income Oregonians Dom Belcastro Are you a student who needs to file their taxes for 2017? Do you need tax prep assistance and do not have the funds to pay for an

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I.C.E. Continues to Show Just How Cold it Really Is…

By Dom Belcastro|February 11, 2018

I.C.E. Continues to Show Just How Cold it Really Is… Dom Belcastro & Jake Edgar The US and other American lands are the fruits of brutal colonial campaigns waged by multiple European autocracies that were enthusiastically inherited by their white

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PCC Hosts C.A.T. Workshop

By Dom Belcastro|February 11, 2018

PCC Hosts CAT Workshop Dom Belcastro Asher Freeman, staff member at the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) recently held a Renter’s Workshop on the PCC Sylvania campus. They spoke with me about several topics: Why present at PCC? We know

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PCC’s District Student Council Recap of Monthly Meeting:

By Dom Belcastro|February 7, 2018

PCC’s District Student Council Recap of Monthly Meeting: Dom Belcastro   PCC’s District Student Council (DSC) conducted their monthly business meeting in Room 102 of the PCC CLIMB center this past Friday, February 2nd. Twelve of the fourteen members of

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