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The events of the Arab Spring have been awesome and inspiring, opening up the possibility of a regional landscape that is almost unfathomably different from what would have ...been predicted just one year ago. Students United For Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER, of Portland State University) has organized a wide-ranging conference that is designed to analyze the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.
Saturday, February 25, 2012.10:00am until 10:00pm.. Portland State University SMSU Rooms 296, 294, 238
THE ARAB SPRING CONFERENCE — Description & Schedule
We strongly encourage you all, especially those involved with Occupy Portland who tried telling their stories to City Council but were gavelled down by the Mayor, to turn out next Thursday, the 26th, at the East Portland Community Center to go on record with CRC with your concerns. It would probably be helpful even if you are relating a personal story of misconduct to articulate how you think things could be made better... no police horses or pepper spray at protests? Investigations into misconduct done by independent civilians, not police Internal Affairs? You decide.
WHAT: Community Public Forum on Police Accountability
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: East Portland Community Center 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland 97216
Related Post on Police violence and Portland Occupy: Breaking News 6:30 -10:30 J25 Egypt Solidarity
Reportback Video of Police Accountability Meeting Video: Citizen Police Accountability Meeting - Occupy Portland Jan 26 2012
The International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier is Saturday, February 4. There will be a Northwest Regional March and Rally for Clemency for Leonard Peltier in Tacoma, Washington that day. For Portlanders interested in carpooling (either needing transportation or willing to share your vehicle to carpool) to Tacoma, there is an opportunity that day.
Noon: March for Justice from Portland Avenue Park (on Portland Avenue, between E. 35th and E. Fairbanks) in Tacoma, Washington. (Take Portland Avenue Exit off I-5 and head east.)
1:00 p.m.: Rally for Justice in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse, 1717 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington.
*** For Portlanders interested in carpooling (either needing transportation or willing to share your vehicle to carpool) to Tacoma, please RSVP to (503) 750-0523 or email@example.com . Transportation will meet up outside of KBOO Community Radio Station, 20 S.E. 8th Avenue, Portland before embarking to Tacoma between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ***
Thursday, February 2nd 2012
Food for Thought Cafe
Portland State University, Portland OR
Join your community allies for a discussion, film screening and letter
writing night for Political Prisoners. This documentary depicts the
increasingly harsh treatment of people who protest against what they see as crimes to the environment. Today, protesters who were once described as environmental activists are being called 'terrorists', and environmental activism is being labeled 'eco-terrorism'.
*Free, open to the public, all ages and disability affirmative!
There are a number of events celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday is being celebrated this Monday, January 16.
SISTERS OF THE ROAD 19th MLK MARCH AND RALLY
OCCUPY THE DREAM!
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. March starts at noon.
KEEP ALIVE THE DREAM! 27th Anniversary Tribute
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Highland Christian Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan, Portland
Aired live on KBOO 90.7 FM.
OCCUPY JUSTICE: A Morale Booster for the Occupy Movement
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta Street, Portland
With input from many groups including Common Cause Oregon, Occupy Portland, Move to Amend, and Portland Alliance from Democracy, the resolution outlines key legal points and highlights public opposition to Citizens United
This Thursday (January 12) at 2:00 pm the Portland City Council will be voting on a resolution urging the Oregon congressional delegation to amend the U.S. Constitution to address corporate personhood and reverse the Citizens United decision.
read it here
Save Saturday & Door-to-Door Mail Delivery
March & Rally
Wednesday, January 4th, join the Alliance for Democracy and Move to Amend Portland chapter and our allies as we rally outside City Hall to support and strengthen the proposed city resolution supporting a federal constitutional amendment to End Corporate Personhood.
In addition to supporting the revised resolution, we will also call on the city council to refer to Portland's voters a ballot measure, so we can all give voice to our desire that the constitution must be amended to end corporate personhood and the money is not speech. We want them to refer to the voters language very similar to that which was presented to the voters in Madison, WI, and Boulder CO and Missoula MT and approved in all three overwhelmingly. If you can't be at City Hall on Jan 4, you can still join us via an on-line petition
New Year's Eve noise demo outside juvie in response to the international call-out for actions against prisons!
This New Year's Eve join us for a noise demonstration outside Portland's Donald E. Long juvenile detention center. This is in response to the international call-out for noise demos and other actions against prisons, jails, and detention centers on New Year's Eve. Bring signs, banners, pots and pans, drums, and anything else to make lots of noise. It's time to let imprisoned folks know that we haven't forgotten them!
Meet at 8:30 pm at the Rose Quarter Transit Center to take the MAX out there as a group or meet us there.
Donald E. Long Home
1401 N.E. 68th Street
Portland, Oregon 97213
With over 1,700 people in Portland living without shelter (2011 Street Count), sleeping bags provide crucial protection from discomfort, illness and death.
The Sleeping Bag Drive is now an ongoing organization, and Portland's houseless population need your help!
The Red & Black & Laughing Horse Book collectives have teamed up to collect sleeping bags and donations (which will go directly towards sleeping bags as well as weatherproof tarps to protect from the weather) to be distributed in the local area.
With so many Portlanders living without adequate shelter and vulnerable to the dangerous, harsh winter conditions sleeping near our homes and businesses, it's our duty to provide what resources we have to assist those in need.
Visit www.sleepingbagdrive.com to donate online now, or drop off new or clean sleeping bags at one of the following locations in Portland:
The Red & Black
400 SE 12th Ave
Laughing Horse Books
12 NE 10th Ave
Open Mon-Sat 11AM-7PM
(503) 236-2893 (volunteer run, please call for availability)
Coinciding with the International Day of the Migrant, immigrants and allies will take to the streets in a permitted, family-friendly rally and march. This will be an opportunity to join with the Occupy movement, and send a strong message against the racist laws, policies and institutions that are systematically targeting immigrant communities, such as Secure Communities, E-verify, wage theft, free trade agreements and increased detentions and deportations.
We reject the scapegoating of immigrants in the same way we refuse to blame Muslims, the poor, public sector workers, women, and other victims of this recession. We blame the recession on those who caused it, the most wealthy 1%. The 1% want immigrants to have zero rights so that they are easily exploitable and can be paid slave wages, thus lowering the wages of all working people.
When: Saturday, December 17 | 10 am Rally & 11 am March
Where:South Park Blocks between SW Salmon and Main
Related Video Post
Mt. Hood National Forest has released a Preliminary Assessment (PA) for the Jazz Timber Sale and comments are due by Monday, December 19th.
The Jazz Timber Sale is proposed by the Forest Service to log 2,000 acres in the Collawash Watershed, the most geologically unstable watershed in Mt. Hood. The sale would require 11 miles of roads that have been previously decommissioned to be re-opened to facilitate logging and has prevented still more miles of roads that are damaging water quality and aquatic habitat from being decommissioned while the Jazz Timber Sale has been in the planning stages.
All citizens of the United States may comment on activities which take place on public land
Comments on the Jazz Timber Sale are due by Monday at 5:00 on December 19, 2011.
To send a comment, go to Bark Jazz Timber Sale Action Page
Video - Bark Appeal for Comments on Jazz Timber Sale
Close the Ports this Monday!
Meet up at 6am at Kelley Point Park. The #16 goes straight there. Stop the first shift, which starts at 8am. Meet up again at 4pm to stop the evening shift, which starts at 6pm. Workers show up half an hour before shifts start.
There will be meet up points for folks to car pool and catch buses from SE and NE. Also, bike swarms leaving at 2pm from all sectors of Portland. Check the shutdowntheport website for details. We need numbers! Come out!
UPDATE: On Friday, 12/9, at 11 AM, Organizers will be hosting a press conference in front of the World Trade Center at SW 2nd Avenue and Salmon Street in downtown Portland. Workers, veterans, occupiers, and other community members will speak out about shutting down Wall Street on the Waterfront. For more information, please contact Kari at 503-567-8694.
this [is] from Oregon Opportunity Network, a group that works to establish and maintain decent affordable housing. Sounds fun, easy, and meaningful.
"Hello Portland-area Oregon ON community, NeighborWorks America is looking for about 80 volunteers to help staff an important family foreclosure-prevention event happening in Portland on Saturday, December 3. They are a great, effective organization so we are helping them get the word out. If you're feeling thankful for a warm roof over your head this rainy week, please consider grabbing your senior/student/community/church/business group and joining them (individual volunteers are welcome too of course)! They are holding this event in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, HUD, Fannie Mae, and major lenders. Homeowners in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure can meet with their servicer and/or a housing counselor in an attempt to resolve their issues. They hope to see at least 500 families."
Animal Defense League and In Defense of Animals have organized a march in solidarity with those who suffer injustice at the hands of the fur trade and in opposition to those corporations and individuals who benefit from the suffering and the commodification, marketing, and sale of fur products. We are not going to forget about the plight of wildlife, the environment, workers and communities as the holiday season approaches and mass consumer culture seizes our city. We are not going to let apathy or fear encroach on our sense of urgency and our passion for freedom and justice.
Fur Free Friday- November 25, 2011
March starts 11:00 AM (Come 30 minutes early!)
Meet up at Downtown Nordstrom (Corner of SW Broadway and Yamhill)
featuring flat-picking rabble-rouser David Rovics, folk
rock dance band Brass Tacks, plus Occupy Eugene speakers,
Nov. 26, Cozmic Pizza, [In Eugene} $0-$20 sliding scale.
A protest November 17 east side of steel bridge 8 in the morning
8 am -Thursday
east side of steel bridge
police have bridge closed to everyone but the Max this morning
can they do that?
This is a Jobs With Justice event:
[The Steel Bridge, like so much of our infrastructure, is structurally deficient and in need of repair. This is work that needs doing, even while thousands in Portland are unemployed! Bridges like this one are symbols of politicians failure to pass a jobs bill or do anything to help the 99%, while the richest 1% keep getting richer.]
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72, will be gathering at Pioneer Courthouse Square for their seventh annual commemoration of this solemn day. The public is invited to help commemorate this day "...with thanksgiving, prayer and exercises designd to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations...."
Armistice Day (Veterans' Day, Remembrance Day) Commemoration
Friday, November 11
Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown Portland
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, it became "All quiet on the Western Front." An armistice signed at six o'clock that morning took effect and brought a ceasefire to the "War to End All Wars." Since that fateful day, most nations which fought in that conflict observe Armistice Day. Unfortunately, the horrors of World War I were to be outdone by those of World War II and to honor the sacrifices of the veterans who fought in it, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. While it is fitting and proper to honor all veterans for their service, it is a shame that the original intent of November 11 has become lost to the militarization and commercialization of this important date.
5:45 this Friday afternoon we'll be rolling from Col. Summers park to the Occupy Portland General Assembly. G.A. is the soul and brains of the movement. It's the best way to learn more and about what's going on.
Bring warm clothes and a cushion (newspapers also work for sitting). You are encouraged to decorate with American flags in honor of Veterans Day and to help remind folks that human power and citizen involvement/protest are patriotic actions.
If there is time before assembly (and the mood strikes) let's sing some songs of freedom and protest. Bring a guitar or other musical instrument.
Hope to see you there.
Silent Auction/Insurrectionary Comedy/Movie, at the Bagdad, 3712 SE Hawthorne. $10. Auction@ 6, comedy @ 8, "The People Speak" @10
All money goes to Occupy Portland, from the entire night...
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