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ART OF RESISTANCE 13.07.2003 17:19
This Month's Video Showings Featuring: Kendra James Rally, Corporate Media Expose, Sacramento Rough Cut, Code Pink Action, SF Police Family Values, + more...

July 17th 7pm @ IWW Hall E 6th & Burnside
July 21st 7pm @ It's a Beautiful Pizza 3341 SE Belmont
July 30th 7pm @ Reed College Biology Building Rm# 19 (SACRAMENTO full length vid DEBUT???-we hope!!)
August 6th (might be moved to 13th) 7pm @ The Know 2022 NE Alberta


11.07.2003 17:00
TONIGHT at SEIU An Israeli and a Palestinian Discuss the Crisis in the Holy Land.
Tikva Honig- Parnass and Toufic Haddad are activists and co-editors of "Between the Lines", a monthly journal produced in Ramallah, West Bank, which presents a radical analysis of the political, economic and cultural realities on the ground in both Palestinian and Israeli societies.

They will give a critical assessment of the situation on the ground, discuss the Bush peace plan, Sharon's role, the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli peace movement....and of course, promote their journal!
7 pm, at SEIU Local Hall, 3536 SE 26th, just south of Powell Blvd.
For more info call 503- 475-7833. FREE

News from the Palestine Journal


COMMUNITY BUILDING 11.07.2003 09:32
Anarchist Gardening and Gleaning Collective weekend work party
AGG has been working on a garden project on a land trust in Oregon City. We are meeting this Saturday (June 12) at 4:30pm at the Star E Rose Caf? (2403 NE Alberta St).

Our main goal this weekend is to build a fence around the garden and do whatever general maintenance is needed. As time permits, there is always plenty to learn from and help farmer John with, work on art/ascetics around the garden, talk about out goals & ideas, and of course EAT!

Last weekend at mahonia was great. Without fencing materials there was not a whole lot to do around our garden. Kate and I spent most of friday helping john. We weeded some veggies and put wood chips around some potato plants. John gave us a tour showing us all the different things he has growing. John and Bev are both a wealth of information, it was great to work with them for the day. On Saturday Shade and I cleared out the blackberries from behind the sun house where our garden is. That will make it much more accessible once the fence is up.


10.07.2003 23:38
This Sunday, July 13th Code Pink is hosting a civil disobedience training for women (only).
There are still spots available.
Location: Full Circle Temple, 3125 E. Burnside
Time: 11 am to 5 pm

The trainers are experienced in preparing peace activists for all sorts of actions and events.



Senator Wyden Enters Forest Fire Fray! -- New legislation adds fuel to fire debate
Congress continues its misguided efforts to speed logging to reduce fire risk. After the grossly misnamed "Healthy Forests Restoration Act" (HR 1904) was rushed through the House, it received a hearing in the Senate Agriculture Committee. Two new bills were then introduced in the Senate last week.

The Bingaman/Daschle legislation would broaden the government's ability to ignore the public, avoid environmental analysis, and could promote logging in old-growth and roadless forests far from the rural communities threatened by fire. The Bingaman/Daschle bill also unnecessarily blocks citizen's right to appeal agency actions and limits the ability of the courts to enforce environmental laws.

The Wyden/Feinstein bill includes language that may protect old-growth forests and Inventoried Roadless Areas. Troubling elements of the Wyden/Feinstein bill diminish the credibility of the Wyden/Feinstein bill and make it unacceptable. However, if these contentious sections are modified or removed, the remaining legislation could protect both rural communities and our old-growth forests and the wildlife they shelter. Call Senator Wyden's office today! He is visiting Oregon this week and needs to hear your concerns.
Phone: (503) 326-7525 Fax: (503) 326-7528

homepage: http://www.onrc.org/alerts/149.wyden.html


SAVE OUR SANITY! Wednesday, July 16th

Oregon was until recently a leader for the nation in modeling cost-effective, community-based services for vulnerable people. Most working folks arejust an accident, an illness, whatever insurance, and their savings away from needing access to such a safety net themselves. Now that the safety net has been largely dismantled, the people who once worked to provide services, and the people whose lives depended on these services, will have to fend for themselves. This legislative action has already caused unnecessary and unmeasureable devastation, damage and death to many thousands of Oregonians.

We must bring attention to the state's current practice of removing vital services, and thereby allowing people to deteriorate and die as a way to manage the revenue shortfall. Though the Oregon Constitution requires that they raise revenue to cover approved expenses, our legislators voted last biennium to dismantle programs rather than to save lives, or fulfill their constitutional duties and oath of office. We must let our legislators know that Oregonians need our community safety net restored. Chance circumstance can make anyone vulnerable, and a helping hand can make the vital difference between our choossing life with dignity, or death without it. [ Read More ] For more information, please call: Gweneth van Frank Carlson, SOSA spokesperson, at (541) 521-9171 or email agrush@efn.org

CALL TO ACTION from Support Oregon Services Alliance, SOSA
WHO: a statewide grassroots alliance of people with disabilities and our allies
WHAT: We need allies for an advocacy day to bring attention to the Oregon State Legislature's current practice of removing vital services, and thereby allowing people to deteriorate and die as a way to manage their revenue shortfall.
WHERE: State Capitol in Salem
WHEN: July 16th, 10am to 2 or 3pm


YURTS! YURTS! YURTS! 10.07.2003 12:05
Anarchist Carpentry Collective- come build a yurt, and a platform for it.
Yurts are buildings that can be dissasembled and moved. The revolution will need that. Herders in the himalayas use yurts to move thier village to the best grazing area.

Meet us at the IWW cafe at 7th and burnside on saturday at 9am bring a hammer, bags if you got em. Were building the yurt at an osalt organic farming reaserch center also operated by the natrual harvest CSA. [ Read More ] [ Sustainable Farming Connection | The Yurt Construction ]


Bio-terrorism in your backyard?

OHSU has applied for NIH grants, your tax dollars, totaling 200 million dollars [yes *another* $200 million] to put in a Level 4 Bio-terrorism lab at OHSU's West Campus, the Oregon Primate Center, 505 NW 185th. Ebola, anthrax, and hantavirus, the most deadly and dangerous airborne viruses and agents on the earth could be kept there. According to Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone, an airborne strain of Ebola could emerge and circle the world in about six weeks. How long do you think it would take it to get to downtown Portland?

Come to the meeting and find out what OHSU doesn't want you to know about their history of ignoring safety protocols in their Level 3 HIV Lab and the human health hazards for you if this Level 4 lab comes to your community. Participate in the discussion as Matt Rossell, a former OHSU Primate Center employee, speaks about what he witnessed cruel animal treatment, USDA violations, mistakes in research and dangerous work practices. [ Read More ]

What: Community Planning Organization (CPO #9) July meeting
Where: Public Services Building
Cafeteria (go in through the back door)
155 N. 1st Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97123
When: Monday, July 28th at 7 PM
More info/carpool? Call 503-249-9996 or email matt@idausa.org or connie@idausa.org


ANIMAL RIGHTS 09.07.2003 14:24
July 17 - Speak up for Homeless Animals!
Please attend the Thursday, July 17 Multnomah County Commissioners Board meeting 9:15 AM at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. We need to fill the Board room to show our elected that citizens are very concerned with the immoral and unethical behavior at our county "shelter". You may want to give a 3 minute public testimony. If you cannot attend, please email the Commissioners at the addresses listed below. Following are a few areas of concern for your comments.


ART OF RESISTANCE 09.07.2003 13:45
Raising Our Voices, Book Release Celebration
Raising Our Voices: An Anthology of Oregon Poets Against the War has been released, and we are having a party and poetry reading to celebrate

You are invited to a celebration at Pacific Switchboard, 4637 N. Albina (corner of Albina and Blandena) on Tuesday, July 15th at 7:30 pm. This celebration honors (at last) the release of our book, Raising Our Voices: An Anthology of Oregon Poets Against the War. Come and listen to the poets read, or read a poem from the book yourself if you wish to. We will have copies of the anthology available (all proceeds go to not-for-profit work for peace, poetry and civil liberties). There will be snacks and refreshments.


IRAQ 08.07.2003 21:06
Wenesday: Speaker On IRAQ
Who is this person? 7 PM, Weds night the 9th of July
First Congregational Church
1220 NE 68th St
Vancouver WA, 98665-0508

Joel Preston Smith, a photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon, will present a slide show titled "Living with the Enemy: A Portrait of Daily Life in Iraq." Smith's show will discuss common misperceptions of the Iraqi people, and presents a rare image of the lives of the Iraqis prior to the onset of the war. His credits include: The Irish Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Charleston Daily Mail, The Seattle Times, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Oregonian, Willamette Week and others. His work is currently being used by two humanitarian aid agencies-Mercy Corps and Aid International. Funds from this presentation will be used to help him continue working in Iraq.


LABOR | PICNIC 08.07.2003 13:07
Anne Feeney and Chris Chandler at IWW Picnic
Come enjoy music and a picnic with union members and friends. Bring your own food, drink and a chair. Folk musicians and rabble rousers Anne Feeney and Chris Chandler* are taking time out of their West Coast tour to support the Lane County Branch of the IWW. Celebrate the recent organizing victories at Eugene Free Net, Sexual Assault Support Services, and Mother Kali's. WHAT: The Bread and Roses Review WHEN: Wednesday, July 9, 7-11 p.m. WHERE: 660 W. 20th St, Eugene (just west of Washington Park) The concert is a benefit to support on-going local IWW labor organizing. The cost is a sliding scale, $7 - $12. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. [ Read More ] [ Lane IWW ]


LABOR | SOLIDARITY 08.07.2003 11:56
Florida Farm Workers Unite!


TAKE ACTION to help students at the University of Florida (UF) pass a resolution in support of farmworkers and the Taco Bell boycott! These farmworkers in FL have not had a raise for over 20 YEARS! and are not allowed to organize a union.

Tomorrow, Tuesday July 8, at 7PM EST, UF Student Government will vote on a resolution in support of the Taco Bell boycott. This resolution is the latest step in the efforts of the UF chapter of the Student / Farmworker Alliance [SFA] to Boot the Bell from their campus. Your help is crucial in persuading the Student Government to confront the reality of exploitation in Florida's farming industry.

How important is this resolution? Important enough for Taco Bell to send a representative to the school twice in the past three weeks in an attempt to discredit the testimony that farmworkers from Immokalee will be presenting tomorrow night. This is the first time in the two years of the boycott that Taco Bell has felt pressured enough to resort to this kind of desperate ploy.

What students at UF are asking is that you, our allies, write brief letters in support of the resolution to the following two Student Government representatives: Jamal Sowell, jsowell@ufl.edu and Joe Goldberg, jjggator@ufl.edu

Please CC all messages to the following local SFA representative: Lauren Sonis, laurensoni@aol.com

[ Read More ] [ Coalition of Immokalee Workers(CIW) ]


COB CLASSROOM Music Jam Potluck Fundraiser
The New Day School is hosting an open Music Jam, Potluck, and Fundraiser for our current Cob Sanctuary project. This 120sq ft. earthen building will serve as classroom, meditation, and sacred space for the ananda marga preschool. During the day we will cooperate working on the structure as a group. Donations will be accepted to help this progressive school complete this amazing structure. Where: Between 18th and 19th st. on SE Clinton. When: Sunday, July 13th, from about 12:00pm until people want to go home. What to Bring: Musical Instruments to play together, small bar-B-Q, some food, and the whole family. [ Read More ] [ What is COB? ]


FOREST DEFENSE | BIKES 07.07.2003 18:13
Trek for Trees - ride your bike to benefit the forests!!
The Cascadia Forest Defenders invites you to participate in the 5th Annual Trek for Trees pledge bike ride fundraiser August 2nd and 3rd. We will be leaving from EWEB Plaza along the bike path on the Willamette River in Eugene at 9am on August 2nd and biking to Winberry Creek. A support vehicle will carry your camping gear and all food is provided. We will bike back to Eugene the following morning to complete the 75 mile round trip. For those that aren't hard-core bicyclists -- no worries!! This is an EASY ride. Folks have even been known to do this ride on their old cruisers with no problems. Pledge forms are available from the Cascadia Forest Defenders and will soon be available at local bike shops and cafes. For more information on forest defense, check out www.forestdefenders.org and www.cascadiasummer.org Your support is greatly needed, so even if you can't participate in the ride, consider sponsoring someone who can!!! contact us for more information! [ Read More ] [ Cascadia Forest Defenders ]


No such thing as a "free" lunch, MASS MOBILIZATION!!!
Clear Channel/Comcast is having a promotional "free" bbq and lunch in Wa Co. The address is 8405 SW Nimbus Avenue, Beaverton , OR 97008. This is part of a series of promotional lunches throughout the pdx region. Please come to protest/rally/just plain eat on the [Wednesday] 23rd of July from 11:30-1:30pm [ Read More ]


FILM | LABOR | PROTEST | POLICE 06.07.2003 19:22
Shots On the Docks film & talk with Jack Heyman
[Monday July 14 - 8pm
@ Clinton St. Theatre
SE 26th & Clinton ]

Tuesday July 15 - 7pm
at ILWU local 8 union hall
2435 NW Front Ave

Shots On the Docks is a short film about the Police riot and repression of a peaceful Anti-war protest and picket at the port of Oakland on April 7th, 2003.

Jack Heyman is an officer of ILWu local 10 in San Francisco, and was arrested at the action. Local 8 is one of several ILWU Locals to establish a Jack Heyman Defense Fund.


SLIDE SHOW 03.07.2003 22:47
Who is this person ? Please visit the couve

Joel Preston Smith, a photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon, will present a slide show titled "Living with the Enemy: A Portrait of Daily Life in Iraq." Smith's show will discuss common misperceptions of the Iraqi people, and presents a rare image of the lives of the Iraqis prior to the onset of the war.

Funds from this presentation will be used to help him continue working in Iraq.


HEALTH CARE FOR ALL! 03.07.2003 12:01
Pdx Universal Health Care March
Thursday July 3, noon, march from Pioneer Courthouse Sq. (SW corner) to Terry Shrunk Plaza, concluding at Sen. Gordon Smith's office (World Trade Center), where his staff will receive petitions asking for national health care.

Please bring a friend and , if possible, a cane, crutches, sling, bandages, or other material to make it appear that you might need health care. We will transport "Uncle Sam On a Stretcher" (symbolizing U.S. health care), chant, and hear speakers (including those with personal health care stories) at Terry Shrunk Plaza.

The rally will draw attention to our broken system and the advantages of a national health care system. Speakers will include members of Physicians for a National Health Program and of Health Care For All-Oregon. At Smith's office we will present signatures gathered at our community colleges asking for national health care. See you there!!


FOREST ACTIVISM 02.07.2003 17:15
Protect the Forest Sample Letter
Please send the sample letter (below this message) or your own comments about the proposed changes to the Aquatic Conservation Strategy of the Northwest Forest Plan. Please send comments by July 10th to the e-mail adddress < acs_comments@fs.fed.us> or mail a hard copy to the snail mail address (listed below this message).

The Bush Administration plans to exclude logging and road construction from the ACS, considering these land uses short-term environmental impacts.


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