Village Portland, “Portland anarchists speak about their heat wave relief efforts, public perception”

By Melissa “Claudio” Lewis, July 1, 2021

On June 27th, Portland was breaking heat records, as a group of anarchists and other leftists were hauling supplies into a homeless encampment.

“I knew you guys would come,” a resident said. They expected the presence of mutual aid, a longtime, unsung presence in the City of Roses.

During crisis (the wildfires in 2020) and amidst common problems (filling long-untended potholes) mutual aid groups and individual anarchists identify and solve problems.

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