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SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 02.07.2003 03:13
Oiligarchy Shows - TONIGHT!
The Liberty Cabbage Theatre Revival, a collectively-run political performance troupe based in Western Massachusetts presents: Oiligarchy A Comic Tragedy about Love, Loss and Addiction. Puppetry, poetry & performance about petroleum: it's origins, alternatives and ties to war. This group just performed at the demonstrations in Sac and then in Ashland and they are phenomenal! It is a really fun, vaudeville-style show. Creative, funny, with original songs, funky homemade instruments and great "cheap art" prints for sale. Wednesday, 7/2: 8pm @Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy St DON"T MISS IT!!

The traveling show is comprised of three energetic activists who are traveling cross-country in their biodiesel truck. The show is definitely suitable for older kids as well as adults.

homepage: http://veganica.com/oiligarchy/


Groups challenge logging of habitat crucial to Spotted Owls
Six conservation groups today filed a federal court challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) approval of timber sales in southwest Oregon - old-growth timber sales that by the agency's own admission destroy critical habitat for threatened northern spotted owls.


POLICE STATE 30.06.2003 11:00
Community Meeting: Justice for Kendra James? July 1st public meeting in North Portland
A community forum to discuss the killing of Kendra James - mother, daughter, worker, member of the African-American community of Portland - by a Portland police officer will occur from 5-10 PM, Tuesday, July 1st at the Olivet Baptist Church Community Hall, 8725 N.Chautauqua Blvd. (#4 Fessenden bus) OR go up Martin Luther King Jr Blvd until you hit Lombard, turn left on Lombard, drive all the way past Interstate ave until you hit N Washburn, turn right on Washburn, drive up until it hits Chautauqua Blvd, turn left and you should be right there, just start looking for 8725 at this point... Police, community representatives and the public will speak during the 5 hour forum.

The event, which was organized under the auspices of the Albina Ministerial Alliance, will be the first opportunity for the general public to hear the 'official' explanation for why Kendra James was shot and killed by Portland police officer Scott McCollister. Police chief Kroeker will also have an opportunity to explain why McCollister is facing a suspension and will not be fired.

A Challenge to white activists in Portland: One writer recently asked what white activists could do to support what has been a largely African-American-led struggle, both to fire McCollister and to call for community control of the police. Here are some simple suggestions: 1. Show up. If every white anti-war activist and Critical Mass rider who has been arrested, pepper-sprayed or attacked by Portland police showed up, there would not be room for us all... 2. Show up with your friends. Make it clear that you are there to support Kendra James' family and every victim of police brutality... [ Read More ]


TECH 30.06.2003 10:30
"Linux at the FireSide" this tuesday, July 1st
Portland Linux User Group(PDXLUG) monthly meeting this tuesday, July 1st.

PDXLUG presents: "Linux at the FireSide"

SPEAKERS: Everyone who comes
WHEN: Tuesday, July 1st, 2003, 7-? pm
*** As usual, the meeting will be on the first Tuesday.

WHERE: Fireside Lodge, located at 1223 SE Powell Blvd ( http://www.firesidecoffeelodge.com/)

COST: Free


WOMEN'S HEALTH 30.06.2003 10:24
Healthy Sex Healthy Sex!
The women's health collective invites you to do it:
Let's talk about healthy sex.
We felt like it's time to focus on some of the more positive aspects of sex and what healthy sex really means.
The women's health collective is a monthly women's resource and discussion group to obtain and share women's health info and experiences with DIY, free and low cost health care.
Free upcoming workshop
SUNDAY JULY 6 at 4:30pm @ IWW Union Hall, 616 E. Burnside
***************** This is a free workshop and open to women and transgender community


ANTI-OPPRESSION 30.06.2003 10:16
For the past few weeks Iranian students and people from all over Iran have been standing up against the Oppressive Islamic Republic of Iran and demanding democracy and freedom! In a country where protesting is not allowed, this is one of the bravest acts and struggle for freedom. Iran's prosecutor general, Abdolnabi Namazi finally admitted after lying about it that over 4,000 people have been arrested during just ONE MONTH of violent anti-regime, pro-democracy protests.

On SUNDAY JULY 6, 2003 you can join with thousands of other Iranians both in Iran and in exile along with activists all over the world in protest the fourth anniversary of a July 9, 1999 attacks on Tehran University dormitories by pro-clerical militants. This is also the International day of solidarity and support for all students and people of Iran who are CURRENTLY waging to break free from the oppressive government that has been holding them down since 1979.

commentary from iranians apparently posted to iraq imc (where is iraq imc?)

open posting worldwide journal website


POLICE STATE IN SF 30.06.2003 01:30
QUEERS jailed for joining in Pride Parade
Radical queers brought their critique of the corporatization of the gay pride celebration into the parade Sunday afternoon.

Members of gay shame and other radical queers activists choose to protest the Gay Pride parade for substituting queer community building with corporate sponsorship. The pride parade ignores pressing issues facing members of the queer community, such as homelessness. When they joined the parade, the activists' passion for justice contrasted starkly with conservative mayoral candidate Gavin Newsom's contingent behind them.

The activists peacefully joined the parade at 7th and Market Streets to carry a banner that read, "Queer mutiny - not consumer unity." About twenty protestors marched on the parade route for less than 5 minutes. The protestors dispersed when the police asked them to return to the sidewalk. Unfortunately, six activists were arrested before they were able to leave. They are being held at 850 Bryant Street and may face felony charges. For more info contact: 510/219.3450


FARMWORKER'S RIGHTS 29.06.2003 12:01
Annual PCUN march in Salem
PCUN, the Farmworkers and Treeplanters Union of the Northwest will be having their annual march in the capitol this Sunday at 12:30pm. PCUN is one of the few unions left that is led by people of color, does community organizing instead of just negotiations, and isn't attached to the AFL-CIO

1:30 -March from Capitol Mall ( looping through downtown Salem)
2:20 -Rally at the Capitol

For more information or to see how you can help call Samuel D?vila at CAUSA at 503/763-1694 or e-mail at davilasam@yahoo.com For questions about transportation from Portland, call Oregon Farmworker Ministries at 503-990-0611


Sat June 28 - 7pm !! Benefit for A22 (Bush Protest) Lawsuit
cops pepperspraying On August 22, pResident Bush visited Portland, Oregon, and was greeted by thousands of protesters. Forest activists kicked off the day of dissent with a tree-sit in the North Park Blocks. The Portland chapter of the Pacific Green Party held a rally on the Waterfront. Hundreds of police, including many in full riot gear, staked out a nine square block area around the Hilton Hotel where Bush was speaking, giving protesters free reign throughout the rest of downtown where they took the streets, blocked intersections, and made a joyful noise.

In the late afternoon, police declared a state of emergency, and threatened to arrest anyone who did not disperse. Very few people heard these announcements and police did not give the crowd time to comply. The police then turned violent, shooting people with rubber bullets and pepper-spraying many others. Children were among the victims of chemical attacks, including a 10 month old baby.

Lovely Beulahland Benefit for Bush protest lawsuit
Saturday, June 28 @ 7:00 pm
Beulahland - NE 28th, between Couch & Davis
$6 - $20 suggested donation
Age: 21 and over

Come to a benefit for the Bush protest lawsuit! Starting at 7pm, the Portland Indymedia Video about the 2002 Bush Protest will be shown, and Alan Graf will talk about the lawsuit he's pressing against the city for police brutality. Then the ever-kickass Digital Knife and Del Toros will play, hopefully followed by Riot Cop if they're not dead or in Sacramento [why would they be in Sacramento? see here: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/action/sacramento/] All the proceeds from the benefit will be used to hire experts on pepper spray and police brutality, to pay deposition fees, etc, not to the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) attorney pressing the case, nor to the volunteer legal team. [ Read More ] [ Portland Indymedia A22 coverage | Pictures of the Benefit | Alan Graf's site ]


June 27th & 28th: Portland Oregon Social Information Xchange
POSIX 2003The Portland Oregon Social Information Xchange (POSIX) is taking place June 27th and 28th. This is your chance to meet other geeks who are involved with social activism and for activists to learn computer skills for free. What is POSIX? What characterizes POSIX 2003 is our wish to live these three days completely self-organized basing ourselves on our needs. POSIX 2003 is a SELF-ORGANIZED event. There are neither organizers nor users, but only participants. POSIX is taking place at Portland State Univserity in Cramer Hall. [ Read More ] [ http://posix2003.org ]

Friday - Room 53: 7:30pm Join us for the opening POSIX. Get the low down on the coming weekend's events. Come share your hopes and visions for POSIX and meet other partisipants of Portland's first social information eXchange.
Saturday - Rooms 53, 158, and 183
10:00am Creating Powerful Communities in the Information Age
12:00pm Hands On Coverting to Open Source, Building Online Community & Distance Learning Systems, Security & Privacy on the Net
2:00pm Hands On Coverting to Open Source, Streaming audio, Community Wireless and Using a Wireless Network
4:00pm Hands On Coverting to Open Source, Get a Gang! Forming a Network of Techs, Security paradigm's for network organisations.
6:00pm Closing Conversation


VENEZUALAN COUP 28.06.2003 09:19
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Film & Discussion Tonight
The Community Language and Culture Bank is proud to present "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," a powerful documentary depicting the Venezuelan coup of 2002. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session featuring Venezuelan speakers.

On April 12th 2002, the world awoke to the news that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had been removed from office and had been replaced by a new interim government. News reports carried stories of the mayhem in Caracas, where 11 people had been killed in what were alleged to have been bloody street battles between Chavez supporters and an opposition march. Viewers all over the world were led to believe that Chavez had ordered the killings, and had subsequently been forced to resign. What had, in fact, taken place was the first Latin American coup of the 21st century, and probably the world's first media coup.

For more information about the film, visit http://www.chavezthefilm.com

Free and Open to the Public
Saturday, June 28 - 5:00 to 7:30 PM
Pacific NW College of Art - 1241 NW Johnson
(503) 223-4464


CRITICAL MASS 26.06.2003 22:06
Critical Mass, Friday June 27, 5:30 PM, North Park Blocks. Be There!
By: Bicyclists United for Rights to the Road It's Summer! A Great Time to Bicycle in Portland!

/icon/2002/10/229126.jpgCritical Mass is the vanguard of the cyclists' rights movement. Absurdly oppressive and illegal police responses to Critical Mass in the past few months have succeeded in keeping turnout low. If y'all stop coming, the police have won! Within the last week, three cyclists have been murdered by motorists in Portland and a fourth is in the hospital in critical condition. Portland bicyclists--please turn out for this months' ride and show your support for your fallen comrades and your right to ride safely on our public streets! read more>>

COMMENTS: Bike Question for Non-conformists:
Bike Rules? What's the truth? Where can I find a list of laws about what I can and can't do in the city? ~ What's the final word on where the ride starts from? Is it North Park Blocks or the Waterfront? Or are there two rides this time? It seems like we should all be together on this one. read more>>


26.06.2003 13:56
Blumenauer wants to hear from us!
Earl Blumenauer will be holding a brew ha ha this weekend. He thinks he wants to hear from us about Portland Politics...he may run for Mayor...


MUTUAL AID 25.06.2003 23:47
We need help! What happened on the ill fated NW Rage bus....
The NW Rage bus from Portland to Sacto broke down mid way and the organizers and riders of the bus must pay large sums of money for the mini vans that we had to rent to transport 40 dedicated activists from here to the protest...
To do so we are organizing a benifit show....


LOCAL HAPPENINGS 25.06.2003 23:40
Some Local Portland Events This Week

Thursday June 26 Bush's Faith Based Travelling Roadshow (Code Pink says registration is FREE!)

June 27th-July 2nd - CASCADIA SUMMER Women's/ Trans Action Camp Calling all people born and raised as women - or identifying as women - to get back to their ecological roots and come into their political power. The world's ecology - our ultimate community - is being cut down. We will teach you the skills that helped save Eagle Creek, and we invite you to bring causes, skills, and passions of your own.(503)241-4879

Fri. June 27th- EUGENE 7 to 9 p.m. Lane County Bill of Rights Defense Committee free public forum

June 27th & 28th -PDX the Portland Oregon Social Information Xchange This is your chance to meet other geeks who are involved with social activism and for activists to learn computer skills for free. organize@posix2003.org



June 20-29 - BLUE MOUNTAINSWilderness Week of Events in Eastern Washington & the Kettle Range Rendezvous

BARK updates: - MT. HOOD

  • Friday, June 27 - 8 a.m. Roadless Area Threatened: Salmonberry 5 to be Auctioned!
  • Art Show "Groundtruth" June 10-29, Oregon College of Art & Craft (the # 20 line stops right at the front door of the school. The gallery is open daily, from 10am to 5pm.
  • Canvass for Bark: Earn Money Saving Our Forests!
  • Networkable Computer Needed, Right Away!

Mon. June 30th-PDX 7pm-9pm, Community Action Forum on Loss of Rights under the Patriot Act First Unitarian Church, 12th and SW Salmon. The first hour includes a panel of expert speakers including ACLU representative from Eugene, where a resolution against the Patriot Act was passed. The second hour will be a dicussion with interested elected officials and community members about possible actions. There will be child care and separate children's discussion groups. There is a $1-$5 donation, no one turned away. For more info: 503-274-2720

Wed July 2 Mutual Aid Benefit for the Break The Chains Conference in August. Indy Video Collective movies 7-8:30, followed by 3 bands. pdxaca@ziplip.com

Thursday July 3 Pdx Universal Health Care March noon from Terry Shrunk Plaza, concluding at Se. Smith's office, (World Trade Center) where his staff will receive petitions asking for national health care.



VANDANA SHIVA 25.06.2003 12:15
Vandana Shiva on Community Television
Vandana Shiva was an opening Keynote Speaker for the 21st annual Public Interest Environmental Land, Air and Water Conference in Eugene in March of 2003. A lively, informative and entertaining presentation. She spoke for about an hour before a packed house covering many issues, including the patenting of some of the ancient foodstuffs of India.
This program will replay twice on all three Portland Cable Access |channels: channel 22, channel 23, and channel 11, starting tonight, wednesday June 25th. An audio file of this presentation can also be found at: http://www.philosopherseed.org/tv_individual.htm


Sacramento Ministerial: Call the City Manager to Complain About Police Misconduct
The City Manager is responsible for the police. Consider calling to complain about police misconduct that you have heard about or experienced for the benefit of residents and people that have been arrested or assaulted.


COMMUNITY BUILDING 25.06.2003 11:47
ANARCHIST GARDEN AND GLEANING collective- victory garden work party -campout this weekend
Come learn permaculural gardening in a valley in a forest with some anarchists. this weekend.

"so we actually made it out to the mahonia land trust today (sunday), horah! The five of us that came got a nice tour of farmer John's garden/CSA farm which included an overview of how the land trust functions, sights of chickens roosting in fruit trees, pigmi goats for "aggritainment", and even some legal info about the use of composting toilets. We then squared away the apx. 10x20 foot area that will be the home of agg's first winter garden! The first work party has been scheduled for next saturday & sunday (june 28 & 29). The plan is to have motor vehicals depart from both the Back to Back cafe (SE 22nd & Division) and the Star E Rose cafe (NE 26th & Alberta) at 3pm on saturday, and bicyclist leave sometime from south west pdx. We will begin working that afternoon, camp out for the night (fire, food, drums, fun), and continuing work sunday.

By that point we hope to have the space converted into plantable garden beds, trails made, and even have a few things planted." Mark your calendars, and your friends! more soon..."



Collaboration between portland and biotech imc's
In an effort to promote the biotech imc some important new functionality has been added to portland indymedia. All posts to portland indymedia in either the genetic engineering topic or the sacramento ministerial action will automatically be reposted on the biotech imc site. Expect posts to be transferred within 15-45 minutes (should be much closer to 15 minutes except under heavy posting traffic).


HOMELESSNESS 24.06.2003 14:02
Sleeping Bag Giveaway to Protest Anti-camping Ordinance
Members of crossroads, a homeless people's organization, will be distributing sleeping bags to people experiencing homelessness in front of City Hall. This is part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness about Portland's Anti-camping Ordinance.


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