The Portland Alliance Newspaper is Back in Print!

The Portland Alliance is the oldest progressive newspaper in Portland, Oregon. The paper was founded in 1981 to provide everyday people with an alternative. This nonprofit covers stories often neglected or ignored in mainstream corporate media.
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Dec. 30, 2010 - PRLog -- A group of Portland, Oregon writers, photographers, activists, artists, and organizers have rallied to save The Portland Alliance!  Since the Alliance was forced to move last summer, this group of determined progressives have setup a new production office, stored the archives, activated new phone lines, reorganized, and secured a new Post Office Box for submissions, donations, ads, subscriptions, and community input.

The Portland Alliance is the primary communications vehicle for the Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education: NAAME  This 501C3 Oregon Non-profit is dedicated to providing progressive analysis of current events and a forum for people and cultures whose interests and concerns are often misrepresented or dismissed.  

The new issue is now hitting the streets.  NAAME published 5000 copies of the latest issue of The Portland Alliance.  The cover story deals with the epidemic of police violence in Portland. There is an exclusive interview with a retiring Portland Police Officer.  Besides these critical perspectives on community concerns, the paper has two new cartoonists
and several photographers providing provocative images and cutting-edge art for readers.

The Alliance supports other small presses and media outlets in town.  The paper provides   "News Bites" from a representative sample including The Skanner, Labor Notes, Street Roots, NW Labor Press, The Portland Observer, and others.  (Asian Reporter, KBOO, Indymedia, The Oregon Peaceworker, etc.)  The Alliance believes that together, small presses can educate, inform, and change community conversations.

The Portland Alliance provides a Community Calendar and a Progressive Directory.  Both are primary resources for literacy, activism, creative arts, and cultural diversity. These serve as guides and resources for community development and civic-engagement.  

The Alliance has consulted with readers, subscribers, donors, and advertisers to
determine what everyday people would like.  The paper will hold city, state, and national leaders accountable for their actions and be a proactive advocate for affordable housing, fair labor and employment practices, health care resources, and effective schools.  

People want to talk about homelessness, global warming, corporate corruption,
recession, the GLBT community, and more.  The writers, editors, and journalists
who put the publication together intend to deliver. The newspaper is available at
more than 280 Portland, Oregon outlets.

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The Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education (NAAME), a 501C3 Oregon Non
profit, provides support for The Portland Alliance: an alternative community newspaper which serves as a voice & forum for working families, social justice activists, and everyday people.
Source:The Portland Alliance and NAAME
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