Salem Zombie Walk 2021

Salem Zombie Walk 2021 group photo after the thriller dance (photo by Caleb Wolf)

After a long year, zombies have yet again raided Salem on Oct. 30, 2021. This time it took place directly in front of the Taproot Lounge and Cafe.

Photos: pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally held at Oregon Capital on Saturday

pro-Trump supporters open carried at the rally following reports of rising tension from the groups present at the rally.

SALEM, ORE. — pro-Trump supporters gathered at the Oregon Capital in a nationwide “Stop the Steal” rally following the election results on Saturday, Nov. 7. Demonstrations continued on for the rest of the evening with counter-protestors bringing tension between the two groups present.

Pastor gives prayer and opens the floor for the speakers to voice their opinions
Money was being collected for a fund to start legal investigations and lawsuits in possible “election fraud.”
“EXPOSE THE TRAITOROUS DEEP STATE COUP #ExposeCNN” sign was held by a pro-Trump supporter at the rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
“LEGAL VOTES MATTER” sign was held by a pro-Trump supporter at the rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Drive-by car shown a piece of paper with “Biden Won” as they drove past the pro-Trump supporters.
Pro-Trump supporters held drive-by parades in support of the “Stop the Steal” rally.
Counter protestor held up a go-pro to record the pro-Trump supporters as they surrounded her at the Capital, she ended up getting pepper-sprayed by a Proudboy member.
Counter protestor received help from law enforcement after she was pepper sprayed.
Pro-Trump supporters continued to yell and shout at the counter-protestor as she was receiving help after being pepper sprayed.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
“REJECT THE CONFORMITY OF THE MASK.” sign was held by a pro-Trump supporter at the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Counter-protestors were met by swarms of rally goers.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
“F*** Trump” middle finger sign was held by a passerby towards the pro-Trump rally
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Black Lives Matter activist held “I’d call trump a CUNT but he lacks depth and WARMTH” in the middle of the “Stop the Steal” rally at the capital on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters and local Proud boys gathered at the Oregon Capital during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Pro-Trump supporters were armed with pepper spray canisters as tensions grew at the “Stop the Steal” rally
Counter-protestors were met by Proud Boys and pro-Trump supporters at the “Stop the Steal” rally
Counter-protestors were met by Proud Boys and pro-Trump supporters at the “Stop the Steal” rally
Counter-protestors were met by Proud Boys and pro-Trump supporters at the “Stop the Steal” rally
Counter-protestors were met by Proud Boys and pro-Trump supporters at the “Stop the Steal” rally
Counter-protestors were met by Proud Boys and pro-Trump supporters at the “Stop the Steal” rally
“THE VOTE IS OVER THE FIGHT GOES ON {Heart} BLM {Heart}” sign was held by a counter-protestor in front of the Oregon Capital on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Rally goers followed him after his bag allegedly broke, leaving a pile of gun shells on the floor near the capital building
A dropping of gun shells left after a bag allegedly broke
pro-Trump supporters blocked a giant light which displayed various signs such as “RIP TRUMP,” “YOU’RE FIRED,” and a portrait of Princess Leia.
“YOU’RE FIRED” was displayed on the Oregon Capital as counter-protestors began showing up in droves in front to confront the pro-Trump supporters.
Local law enforcement acted as a barricade between the two groups to avoid a clash between them
Local law enforcement acted as a barricade between the two groups to avoid a clash between them
Counter-protestors gathered at the Oregon Capital as night fell.

As extra clarification, I left before law enforcement began pushing them back in attempt to disperse the crowd. I left unharmed and safe! If you’ll like to support my efforts to keep reporting please feel free to like and share my work. You may also check out the store page for more ways to show your support!

5-18-2020–Photos: Women’s March Salem

In the midst of quarantine, I thought it would be a good time more than anything to get some photos published from the Women’s March on Sunday, March 8, 2020, which took place at the Capitol days before this fiasco started.

Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.

With that in mind, many events in Salem, Oregon, had been recently impacted due to Covid-19 concerns. Which becomes apparent when it comes to the size and participation of the rallies in these recent days

However, regarding the annual Women’s March in Salem, this was the most anticipated event despite the crowd size and I do hope to continue going to these events to listen in on the students, guests, and main speakers.

Video produced and edited by Joshua Wolf (Stork Entertainments).
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.
Annual Women’s Day March took to the streets in Salem, Ore., to rally for Women’s rights equality in order to help make their voices heard on Sunday, March 8.

2-14-2020–Joey Nation held ‘Make Oregon Safe Again’ rally

Joey Nations speaking to the crowd of counter protesters and his supporters.

Joey Nations organized a “Make Oregon Safe Again” rally to boost his support and run for congress on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. 

Before Nation’s event aired out, opposition to the event was posted on a Facebook page to ”drown out the hate with love,” which had people show up with little red hearts that read, “#HaveAHeart,” while others carried large hearts, signs and masks, in response to Nation’s goal of ending illegal immigration and Oregon’s sanctuary state laws.

Expectedly, as Nations began speaking, the crowd of counter-protesters surrounded the tent, chanting and screaming at Nations and his supporters in hopes to disrupt the event. 

In response to calling Oregon a “magnet to attract illegal aliens,” Nations held his ground yelling and preaching his words so that everyone could hear him as he was being heckled.

Insults were thrown, and the Oregon State Police were watching in the background to ensure everyone’s safety during the entire event.

Edit Note: the article was edited to flow more better and to provide additional details missed.

Counter-protestors started to arrive in front of Nation’s tent.
Counter-protestor handed Nations a paper heart with “No Walls” written on it.
Iron Front logo and “IMPEACH” drawn on the top of an umbrella.
Counter-Protestor held a “Good Night White Pride” flag in front of Nations.
Counter-protestors held giant pink hearts to “drown out the hate with love.”
Counter-protestor holds “No cages, no walls. Peace and Dignity for all” sign.
Counter-protestor holds pink heart with words reading, “No Human Is Illegal.”
Caesar the No-Drama-Llama made an appearance to the event with his handler Larry McCool.
Counter-Protestor holds “Reject Trump” sign and Iron Front Umbrella.
Trump “Keep America Great!” flag was held up at the rally.

With the recent growth of journalism, small independent journalists are being pushed out and forced to settle with prominent news sites. Support in the forms of donations, likes or shares, are helpful in helping to create a career in an already difficult market. Anything helps.

2-13–2020–Photos: Climate Emergency Day of Action

Oregonians gathered in front of the Oregon State Capitol in support of SB 1530, otherwise known as a climate bill to declare an emergency to modify statewide greenhouse emission reduction goals on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

01-20-2020–2nd Amendment Rally

People gathered in front of the Oregon Capitol for a 2nd Amendment rally

Joey Nations held a 2nd Amendment Rally at the Oregon Capitol in support of Donald J. Trump and defending gun rights on Jan. 20, 2020.

Over the increasing demand for some sort of gun laws to be in effect by their counterparts, Nations and his colleagues held firm as they criticized other politicians who’d defame and bastardize everything they say or do.

While the event had small numbers in terms of people who showed up, they received praise and support from hundreds online.

If you’d like to support my work going further, please feel free to leave anything whether if it’s a like, follow, or donation. Anything helps me continue to be an independent photojournalist.

1-09-2020–No War With Iran

No War sign held by protestor during the rally

Following the recent military drone strike, killing Iran General Hossein Salami, protestors gathered throughout the states to protest US intervention in Iran on Jan. 9, 2019.

9-29-2019–Salem Zombie Walk

Salem, Ore., was infested with zombies at the Oregon Capitol on Oct. 27, 2019.

As dusk rolled around the corner, the horde began the walk from the Capitol to the Taproot Lounge And Cafe; tripping and stumbling along the way.

Video filmed by Josh Wolf

If you would like to support our efforts to remain independent, please feel free to help in the form of a donation, like or share. Anything helps.

10-23-2019 Indigenous People’s Day

Nakoosa Moreland shaking hands during the circle dance.

Passionate about education, Nakoosa Moreland, a member of The confederated tribes of Grand ronde along with five other tribes, pursued education at Western Oregon University for two years studying in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) program to “hopefully one day make a difference in the lives of Native American youth.”

The Indigenous People’s Day  was held at the Oregon State Capitol on Oct. 4, 2019. The same day as Columbus Day to “acknowledge, honor and unite the first peoples of America in a consistent manner by seeking and speaking truth in order to educate and engage the community of which we are all apart.”

After placing the flags on their stands, Moreland introduced herself and discussed about how environmental justice means the fair treatment and meaningful involvement for all people.” Inviting people to know what she has been throw and the worries indigenous people are facing.

As Greta Thunberg has stated, ‘I want you to act as your house is on fire, because it is, we are in the midst of a mass extinction. Where we have been told up to 200 species a day are going extinct.’ It has been said that the bee is the most precious being today. If you are skeptical of these statements, I’d ask you to think back on your summer. Did you see as many bugs as you usually see? Bugs used to coat the outside of our vehicles and I know as you are traveling down those reservation roads you see less and less

Nakoosa Moreland, The confederated tribes of Grand ronde along with five other tribes.
Advertisements
Advertisements

“A seed of hope that change will come, and it will heal. The earth has never needed us, and it is us who needs her. We get everything from her, our water [and] our life source; all of our food comes from her. So, why have we allowed so many decades for this mass pollution and destruction to take place? The systems in place is not for freedom or Justice for all. The next generation is watching and depending on the climate impact of today. We as indigenous people has always been known as the keepers of the land. I think and I know that it is our duty to step forward, again, as the care takers of the land and practice our sovereign rights.”

“The pesticides and chemicals that are being put into the ground and our water, to me, is a type of chemical warfare on our people. We need to move away from these damaging practices.

Ron Schlitzkus bringing around a smudge to the rally goers.

People were offered a smudge, a traditional native American ceremony, to “cleanse all of our thoughts and prayers, so that when we get ready it is all clean and everything. It gets rid of all the evil or bad things that are around us and helps us to focus. So, when we are doing what we need to do, we know where we are at with everything,” Deitz Peters said.

Veterans were honored and introduced during the ceremony. Following the highest ranked Veteran to dismiss the fellow Veterans.

Advertisements
Advertisements

After the veterans were dismissed, South American and American flutes played the Unity of The Condor. After the music and a few more speakers, everyone were invited to a circle dance to socialize and get to know each other.

More dances and speakers took place which followed into the Aztec Dancers taking the floor to take the floor.

Towards the end of the event marked the end of the ceremony. So, Veterans stood at their flags and carried them away after one last beat of the drum.

If you would like to support my efforts on remaining an independent journalist and photographer, I would greatly appreciate any kind of support whether if it is sharing or donating. Anything helps to keep independent journalism alive .