Introducing Rose City Radical, a new publication from so-called Portland, Oregon about radical social movements and community building.
Rose City Radical is a monthly, locally based, cooperatively operated newspaper by and for working class Portlanders. At a time of social crises, we amplify perspectives of those fighting for a world based in equality, care, and love. Responding to a lack of quality media coverage on radical social movements and organizing, we publish articles that reflect on current possibilities at the local scale, offer constructive critical analysis, and inspire transformative action.
In our first ever issue, Taking Root, we’re harkening back to the Latin origins of the word “radical” – radix, meaning “root.” To be radical in this sense means to go to the root sources of issues, rather than settling for surface adjustments. Capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, colonialism, and imperialism invade all aspects of our lives and truly resisting them requires deep commitments to personal and collective change.We’d like to be a resource for Portlanders struggling against the police, landlords, bosses, racist vigilantes, and environmental disasters like wildfires. Solidarity and mutual aid ground everything we do. Our aim is to provide an open space for dialogue, critique, and inspiration within local movements.