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09.02.2013 10:48
Internship opportunity with Portland Fruit Tree Project
Announcement of internship posting with local non-profit

Portland Fruit Tree Project is now accepting applications for our 2013 Harvest and Stewardship Intern Position The 2013 Harvest & Stewardship Intern will aid in the implementation of Portland Fruit Tree Project's Fruit Tree Stewardship, Community Orchards & Harvesting programs.

Time commitment: 12-20 hours per week, for 26 weeks (schedule is somewhat flexible, 315 total hours minimum) April 2nd - September 30th, 2013. Location: You would be working primarily out of PFTP headquarters in NE Portland, but will be traveling throughout the City of Portland for site visits and tree care events. This internship is unpaid, but the rewards are many - including a great learning experience and the unique opportunity to be a part of a vibrant and growing organization. Intern responsibilities: [...]

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge/experience with fruit trees Interest or experience in urban agriculture and/or community food security Experience working with volunteers and/or leading groups Experience with low-income communities Familiarity with Portland geography and local communities To apply, [...]


28.01.2013 17:42
Write a Prisoner Nite

Send a card or letter to someone in prison!

Join Portland ABC on Tuesday, 1/29 for prisoner writing at the Red & Black Cafe - 400 SE 12th & Oak St., 7PM. Send a valentine card, letter, or drawing to someone stuck behind bars. All materials are provided, just bring yourself.



25.01.2013 12:44
Rally to Save Schools in the Jefferson Cluster
Last week, the Portland Public Schools announced its plans to close another school in Jefferson Cluster in North and Northeast Portland. Jefferson cluster has been systematically undermined by the district by the transfer policy, and constant school-closures, re-configuration, and lack of support. Last year, two schools (Tubman and Humbolt) were closed suddenly, without any discussion or community process. While the district justifies these closures by under-enrollment, it allows half the students who live in the cluster to transfer elsewhere. While most of the families who live in Jefferson Cluster are white, the vast majority of the students in our schools are of color. The district's transfer policy has created a segregated school system, and its plans for "balancing" the cluster will only intensify this problem.

The students and families of Jefferson cluster have been underserved by our school district for decades, and it is time for this to stop. https://www.facebook.com/events/571009122928362/

Please come to rally for Jefferson Cluster Schools!
Saturday, January 26, 12:00pm
Jefferson High School,
N Killingsworth and Kerby

Bring signs, make noise! Tell your friends!

UPDATE:[Related video report-back]


19.01.2013 09:39
March for the Dream: Building the Unsettling Force
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Everyone is welcome; participate as much as you are able and available....)

10:00 a.m. -- Gathering and rally at Voz Day Labor Worker Center (240 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard; cross-street N.E. Everett) for coffee, hot cocoa and pastries.
10:30 a.m. - Speakers and rally at Voz
11:00 a.m. -- March begins. We'll cross the River over the Burnside Bridge.
11:30 a.m. -- Stop at Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo), N.W. Fourth and Burnside.
noon -- We arrive at Sisters of the Road Cafe (133 N.W. Sixth Avenue) and warm up with hot soup, coffee, tea and more.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Our keynote speaker, Mic Crenshaw (musician and housing activist, hosts music, theatre and open mic. [...]


[1.] Solidarity Abounds in Portland
[2.] Video: Martin Luther King - rally march speeches and music 1.19.13 Portland Oregon

"Keep Alive the Dream" -- Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
New Beginnings Conference Center, 3300 N.E. 172nd Place (off Sandy Boulevard), Portland [...]


16.01.2013 13:57
Michelle Alexander - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander (author) in Portland on Jan 16th at 7pm Doors Open at 5PM - opens w/ a speaker panel before author speaks. Emmanuel Temple Church (1033 N. Sumner St.) near the Cascade Campus

Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University, a civil rights advocate and a writer.

Michelle Alexander is coming to PCC at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 to discuss her new book, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

There will be a community tabling fair in the multipurpose room from 5-6 p.m., and a community panel will discuss topics of Alexander's lecture from 5:45-6:45 p.m. At 7 p.m., she will speak and be followed by a Q-and-A session and book signing.




UPDATE: The Full Video from this event is now online here:


January 24 at 7:00 pm 12.01.2013 16:57
Panel on the origins of the Portland Women’s Movement January 24th
Please join us for The Portland Women's Movement, Part I: Origins, History of Social Justice Organizing's first program for 2013. The panel will feature Maureen Gray Hudson, Kathleen Saadat and Susan Stoner. Sandy Polishuk will moderate.

Find us in room 328 Smith Center at Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway on Thursday, January 24 at 7pm. The program will be free as usual.

History of Social Justice Organizing is an ongoing series of presentations by activists and scholars on a wide variety of social justice organizing both in Portland and elsewhere. A program of Occupy History

Find upcoming programs at historyofsocialjustice.wordpress.com and


09.01.2013 00:07
Martin Luther King, Jr.: "There are millions of people in this country who have very little or even nothing to lose. If they can be helped to take action together, they will do so with a freedom and a power that will be a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life." Unnecessary austerity cuts and the systematic dismantling of the safety net/social contract threaten all that we stand for. Join our community at Sisters of the Road as we march for a better future, one for all people.

Saturday, January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend)

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Sisters of the Road, Voz and R2DToo
Everyone is welcome. Participate as much as you are able and available.
Schedule for the day:
10:00 a.m. -- Gathering and rally at MLK, Jr. Worker Center (N.E. MLK and Everett) for coffee, hot cocoa and pastries.
10:30 a.m. -- Speakers and music at the Worker Center.
11:00 a.m. -- March begins. We'll cross the River over the Burnside Bridge.
11:30 a.m. -- Stop at Right 2 Dream Too.
noon -- We'll arrive at Sisters of the Road and warm up with hot soup, coffee, tea and more.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Our keynote speaker, Mic Crenshaw (musician and housing activist), hosts music, theatre and more.


06.01.2013 18:59
January Bark-About Winter Tracking Hike
This month Bark and Cascadia Wild are teaming up to lead a winter tracking hike in Mt. Hood National Forest. Last year volunteers from Cascadia Wild found the Sierra Nevada red fox, one of the rarest mammals in North America, on Mt Hood. Meanwhile the Forest Service decided to plan four timber sales coverings 1000s of acres right on top of this discovery.

Sunday, January 13th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

On this hike we will learn the art of animal tracking and how to help protect our threatened local forests. Cascadia Wild is dedicated to teaching people about the natural world and inspiring personal connection to nature, while Bark is dedicated to protecting Mt. Hood National Forest. Check out www.cascadiawild.org to learn more about their work.

Carpools meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE Halsey in Portland at 9am sharp. It is across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. Weather is very unpredictable this time of year, so please be prepared for winter travel. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver.

This hike is likely a snowshoe hike, so if you have a pair please bring them along. If not, Bark has a few pairs to loan out for the day. Snowshoes can also be rented at Next Adventure and (426 SE Grand) and Portland area REIs. Please contact Gradey at Bark for more information and to see if we have a pair of snowshoes for you - gradey@bark-out.org.

[Related 50 minute video:] 2011 Interview With Member of Cascadia Wild

INFO: http://www.cascadiawild.org


24.12.2012 12:24
Join us! PDXABC Open meeting, Dec 25, 6pm. Red & Black Cafe SE 12th & Oak. After the meeting, we will be writing to prisoners.

As an alternative to the holiday hype, PDXABC suggests writing to a person in prison. Letters mean so much to someone living in a cage. Join us: Open meeting at 6pm, letter writing at 7.

All materials will be provided and we are happy to answer any questions, just bring yourself!
homepage:  http://www.pdxabc.com
address: Red & Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Portland, OR


20.12.2012 12:13
Action Alert! Don't Let Them Rush Fluoridation Once Again!
Then at 2pm join us at the City Council meeting as we urge Commissioner Nick Fish to reject fast-tracking the fluoridation vote and instead support creation of an independent scientific review panel to report the current science on the safety and effectiveness of water fluoridation to voters.

While Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Dan Saltzman have strongly criticized the effort to move up the fluoridation vote by a year, Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Leonard are ready to throw fair process and democratic values under the bus once again and support fluoridationists' efforts to fast-track the vote.

Commissioner Fish says he's leaning towards supporting the latest effort to rush through fluoridation, which would leave no time for Join the "Don't Rush Fluoridation Again!" Rally TODAY at noon at City Hall!formation of a scientifc review panel. Come help us change his mind!

We know what a truly independent review of the current science will show, and Portland deserves to know the truth about fluoridation.


Mayor Sam Adams mayorsam@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4120 Nick Fish nick@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-3589 Amanda Fritz amanda@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-3008 Randy Leonard randy@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4682 Dan Saltzman dan@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4151

Please be respectful in your comments.

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you at the rally and hearing on Thursday!

Related Post by Madame Karnak:


13.12.2012 10:54
Show your support for the elephants at the Oregon Zoo
Join a demo to educate the public and inform the zoo that elephants deserve the space we voted for in 2008 and the zoo should not be contracting with a company that trains animals for entertainment.

Demo for the elephants of the Oregon Zoo
The Oregon Zoo - Saturday, December 15th 12 to 2pm
sponsored by IDA and Real Friends of Packy and the Animals of the Oregon Zoo.

Come out and show your support for the long-suffering elephants at the Oregon Zoo. Packy is now 50. He has never experienced one day of freedom despite the fact that in 2008 we voted for a multi million dollar bond measure to pay for a preserve so that he might do so. Now the zoo has a new baby whose future is bleak regardless of whether she ends up in a circus like other zoo elephants have or not. The public is at last getting more informed thanks in large part to the excellent reporting by the Seattle Times. Come out and give a shout out for the elephants. IDA and Real Friends will provide flyers to hand out to the public.

Recently the Oregon Zoo has been in the headlines for their contract with a company that trains elephants for entertainment. [...]

RELATED PIMC POST:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/12/420888.shtml


03.12.2012 21:58
Speak Out Against the Morrow Coal Terminal
Last week, after receiving thousands of public comments from CREDO activists in Oregon, the Department of State Lands delayed its permitting decision on the proposed Morrow Pacific coal export terminal from December until at least April ? specifically mentioning the unprecedented number of comments it had received on the application.

But while the Department of State Lands has delayed its decision, other permitting decisions continue moving forward ? and we need to maintain unrelenting pressure to oppose them.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now considering separate air and water pollution permits the project needs to move forward. The DEQ is holding three important public hearings next week on these permits, including one in Portland.

What: Public hearing on the Morrow Pacific coal terminal
When: Thursday, December 6, 6 p.m.
Where: Ambridge Event Center, 1333 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland

RSVP to testify against coal exports on Thursday in Portland.

It's vital that as many Oregonians as possible take the opportunity to testify against coal exports, and we'll send you talking points and other information to make the experience easy. But even if you don't want to testify, you can still attend Thursday's hearing to show your opposition.

If the project receives all of the permits it needs, Portland would become a big contributor to climate change and a significant link in the global dirty-energy supply chain. Coal would be shipped by rail from Montana or Wyoming to Oregon, then loaded onto barges and sent down the Columbia River to the Port of St. Helens ? before being shipped to South Korea. [...]


26.11.2012 06:47
FRIENDS IN VIETNAM, Tuesday, November 27
Multnomah Monthly (Quaker) Meeting Program Committee invites you about the My Lai Peace Garden, a project of Madison Quaker Inc., on Tuesday, November 27. There will be a simple meal of soup and salad, followed by a slide show and discussion. The event is free -- donations gratefully accepted.

Multnomah Meeting House, 4312 S.E. Stark, Portland, Oregon
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

You are invited to hear Mike Boehm tell about Friends' (Quaker) work in My Lai and more than twenty other villages in Quang Ngai Province of Vietnam, helping to rebuilt communities and sow the seeds of peace and friendship. Mike, an American Vietnam veteran, and Nguyen Ngoc Hung, Vietnamese veteran, joined together with Madison Monthly (Quaker) Meeting to build a My Lai Peace Park and to establish a micro-credit loan program. Madison Quaker Inc. (MQI), now a separate nonprofit, continues to work with Vietnamese organizations to build compassion houses, primary schools, wells and other projects.

For more information, please see the website at:


Stop the War on Gaza Pt 2 Nov 21 at 5:30 pm 16.11.2012 10:45
Israel Attacking Gaza !
Israeli Defence Forces Bombing Gaza Fom Air & Sea: Land Invasion Possible

Where & when shall we Portlanders meet to protest the escalation of violence ? Pioneer Sq. @ 5:00P.M.? Suggestions? The last time Israel attacked Gaza 1400 Palestinians were killed ,mostly civilians. 13 Israelis also died ,6 due to "friendly fire ."

12 noon Saturday
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204

Come stand with the people of Gaza and against Israel's criminal attacks!! Solidarity link passing from FB post - says Sat 12 noon
UPDATE Stop the War on Gaza Pt 2
Wednesday Nov 21 at 5:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square


16.11.2012 10:21
Join or Lead a Tree Care Team

Join or Lead a Tree Care Team in 2013 Learn tree care skills while helping to improve the health and productivity of urban fruit trees!

Each Tree Care Team will care for a cluster of PFTP-registered fruit trees, visiting each tree once per season to complete the full spectrum of care. Each team is instructed & guided by two 'Team Leaders' with experience and skills in organic fruit tree care. This is a unique opportunity to develop strong skills in organic fruit tree care, meet new people, and care for trees providing food to your community!

Members and Leaders will participate in ten 3-hour work-parties over an 11-month period (January-November, 2013). Topics/tasks will include: Winter & Summer Pruning, Young Tree Training & Care, Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning, and more. At the end of the program you will receive a certificate of completion.

Volunteer position descriptions for Tree Care Team Members and Tree Care Team Leaders are available on our website: www.portlandfruit.org


14.11.2012 15:20
free bus ride to seaside November 15th to save salmon
On November 15th there will be a joint meeting of Washington Fish and Wildlife and Oregon Department of Fish an Wildlife to discuss the future of the Columbia River Salmon.

If you are concerned about Salmon on the Columbia River this is the meeting to attend. There is a working group made up of the commissions of the Washington Department of fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Department of ish and Wildlife that will decide the future of Columbia River Salmon at this meeting. The meeting is in Seaside the morning of November 15th but a free bus is being provided by the stop gillnets now coalition, of which the HSUS is a part.

Here is the link to sign up:  http://stopgillnets.com/seaside/


Fight Fascism 03.11.2012 14:52
URGENT, PORTLAND TODAY: Confront Holocaust-Denier David Irving!
Rose City Antifascists have uncovered the location of Holocaust-denier and neo-fascist David Irving's speaking event today in Portland, Oregon. Irving is speaking at La Quinta Inn, Portland NW located at 4319 NW Yeon. The phone number of this venue is 503-497-9044. Irving's personal cellphone number is 305-923-6779. Irving is slated to begin his Portland lecture on the topic of "Hitler & I" today, Saturday, November 3, at 3PM.


03.11.2012 10:49
Please Attend to help Oregon's Sea Lions
Please attend this very important meeting--the indigenous Columbia river sea lions lives are at stake here and so are 13 runs of endangered salmon--they depend on our voice to save them from being scapegoated by a greedy fishing industry--Sea Lions are being killed for eating only 1% of the fish while human's currently kill 17% of the fish and are asking for more. Please do not let sport fishing weaken and destroy the Marine Mammal Protection Act 1972 (MMPA) more than they already have. True conservation of our iconic endangered salmon starts with lowering human predation not raising it. The very survival of marine mammals and endangered species are at stake here---Please attend and let David Hunt know that marine mammals and endangered species survival on the Willamette /Columbia rivers are important to you. A healthy ecology coupled with indigenous marine mammal and endangered salmon survival should have higher priority than killing for sport.

Please bring the family, make signs if you like,
carpooling can be arranged--please share this message

Town hall on sea lions is Nov. 8
Oregon Rep. Dave Hunt (D-Clackamas) will be holding a town hall about California sea lion/fish conflicts on Nov. 8 in Oregon City.
The free meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the Banquet Room, Rivershore Hotel, 1900 Clackamette Drive.


02.11.2012 13:56
Montavilla Food Co-op Seeks Volunteers
The Montavilla Food Co-op is looking for new volunteers and allies to continue our efforts to open a grocery co-op in Montavilla! For the last three years, a small group of dedicated volunteers has been working to open a grocery co-op in the Montavilla neighborhood, but we need the support of the surrounding neighborhoods and more volunteers to continue the effort. It has been a tremendous summer of growth for the co-op. Our membership has reached ~120 but our aim is to have 500 - 800 members before opening the store. If you would like to help, please continue reading to see how you can get involved and help build our membership.


30.10.2012 17:16

*Film screening with Scott Crow Q & A.
*Saturday November 3 7 - 9 P.M.
*Red and Black Cafe 400 SE 12th Avenue Portland OR
*Event is free

Screening of the Jamie Meltzer documentary "informant." Scott Crow provides commentary in this film which follows one time fellow activist Brandon Darby and Darby's transition from anarchist activist to FBI informant.

Scott Crow is an anarchist community organizer and writer based in Austin, TX. As co-founder of the Common Ground Collective, he worked with Common Ground co-founder Brandon Darby, who later became an informant for the FBI. "informant" chronicles the actions of Darby with commentary by Crow and others who describe the impact that Darby had on their lives.

Darby was known as a hero of radical activists organizing in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but later he allied himself with rightwing forces helping to entrap protestors at the 2008 Republican convention (depicted in the documentary Better This World). Participating in re-enactments in "informant" Darby opens up to explain his motives.

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