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On Friday, August 13, Attorney Tom Nelson, regarded as one of the top utility lawyers in Oregon and recently profiled in the Willamette Week, will represent the Willamette Electric People's Utility District campaign in a hearing to return the PUD vote to the November 2004 ballot. The hearing will take place at 3 p.m. in the chambers of Judge Janice Wilson on the fifth floor of the Multnomah County Courthouse, 1021 SW 4th Avenue. The public is welcome to attend.
Liberty Hall opens its doors for activities thursday and friday.
10am to 6pm - thursday
FOR MEETINGS/TRAININGS/SIGN & PUPPET MAKING
YOU NEED SOME SPACE SHOW-UP AND USE IT TO PRE-PARE FOR THE ROYAL VISITS.
Is your boss a jerk? Do you believe there's a better way to do things? See how some Portlanders are running their businesses collectively, with NO BOSSES! Stops on this bike tour will include the Back to Back Cafe, City Bikes, Redwing Coffee & Baking, Gallery Co7, Laughing Horse Books, Free Geek, Stumptown Printers, the Red & Black Cafe, Q is for Choir, and People's Food Co-op. There'll be free refreshments, prizes and lotsa fun folks! Everyone's invited -- Bring the baby in the Burley. First aid, water & a bike mechanic will ride along. Sponsored by the Portland Alliance of Worker Collectives.
Log Trucks Blockaded in Downtown Eureka; 3 arrested
A large demonstration for the protection of Old Growth and an end to Maxxam corporation's destructive logging practices in Humboldt County at noon today included nonviolent civil disobedience. As a truck carrying large logs approached the intersection in front of the Eureka Courthouse, activists carrying banners surged into the street, stopped and boarded it. Eureka Police and County Sheriffs responded some fifteen minutes later, by which time a large crowd had gathered, most expressing loud vocal support for the action. [ Read more... ]
BARK hike to Bear Timber Sale, This Sunday, Aug. 8
Wyden Biscuit Throw & Accountability Day, Friday, noon,
Saturday, August 7th @ 8pm-12am
Back to Back Cafe/IWW Hall
614 E. Burnside
$3 to $7 suggested donation Book of Maps, Miriam, and others
Cascadia is the 700 miles crowned by the Cascade mountain range. Team Cascadia are the folks living in that biosphere who are defending it[s] ancient forests and its Constitution against corporate greed. Aug. 27th to Sept. 2nd some of us will be 3,000 miles from home saying:
Prisoners' Justice Day was started by prisoners in Canada as a day of recognition for the many people who have died unnatural deaths inside prison; from suicide, murder and medical neglect. Every August 10th, prisoners across Canada refuse to eat, refuse to
work and hold memorial services. Outside of prison, supporters organize community events to raise public awareness of the ongoing issues that contribute to prisoner deaths.
Animal abuse is the result of corporate dominance. At least that's the case with PETCO. As the demand for animals and animal products has increased, the quality of life for animals at PETCO has decreased. These animals don't recieve even the minimal of what is required by law. Petco simply does not have enough staff, and what little staff they have are poorly trained. PETCO has been profiting off of animal cruelty for too long.
President Bush will attend a fundraiser at the Medina home of wealthy businessman William Reed Jr. on Friday, August 13th 2004. It was exactly a year ago that Bush visited this exclusive Seattle locale. Last year, it was the home of billionaire Craig Mccaw where protesters met the Bush motorcade as a small army of law enforcement looked on. [ read more ]
We (peace activists, unions, gay rights, etc, etc,) are holding a strategy session tomorrow, Friday August 6th @ 7pm at the Husky Union Blg (HUB) on the University of Washington campus. Please meet at the bus stop by the UBank ATM on Stevens Way.
This Saturday, Bark (www.bark-out.org) visits the Bear sale in the Clackamas Ranger District. Unfortunately, this sale could be logged at any moment, so now is the time to view this special place, which is reknown for its northern spotted owl habitat. The Forest Service's timber sale program plans to "regenerate" (clearcut) these old growth stands and will be "preparing the site for [plantation] planning".
Senator Ron Wyden has a vision for our federal forests. His vision is not the preservation of our last remaining wilderness but rather the saving of small areas of old growth trees while industrial logging continues and dominates. His vision for our wilderness is that of a large theme park. He does not have a conservation ethic. He is the consummate politician.
Since becoming Senator his policies have time after time moved in this direction. He has successfully adopted the strategy of Mark Hatfield. His plan is simple and effective. It is, plainly put, 'two steps forward and one step back'. Two steps forward (from his perspective) to increase logging and one step back to preserve wilderness.
The latest example of this strategy is Wyden's writing and passage of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA), which allows cutting of millions of acres of our forests (two steps forward) followed by his Mount Hood Wilderness Bill (one step backward). The HFRA is responsible for the largest timber sale in US History the Biscuit Sale. If it succeeds it will effectively destroy the remaining wilderness of the Siskyou Forest. Wherever there is a forest fire there now exists a legal basis to cut it down. To avoid effective condemnation by the environmental community and increase his environmental currency he countered in an election year with the Mount Hood Wilderness Bill. This Bill would protect wilderness areas around Mount Hood but the bill also encourages logging and establishes a reserve for mountain biking. The Bill will likely be watered down after the election to the betterment of the logging industry to be more consistent with Wyden's vision.
If you were arrested in Sacramento and were strip searched, which may have occurred with a few people who visited there, or moved away from Sacramento to here, and participated in the June 2003 WTO meetings, you may be entitled to compensation via this class action settlement
Join the Portland Community for an inspirational and fun evening of Spoken Word, Music & Art with Julia Butterfly Hill of Circle of Life*, & Friends on Friday, July 30th, 7-Midnight, at Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy St., in Portland, OR. This special event is a benefit for the Tre Arrow Legal Defense Fund (TALDF).
Other speakers include: Tim Ream, long-time forest protector; Josh Harper, long-time animal protector and Sandi Scheinberg, Executive Director of BARK, an area network of volunteer forest advocates who recreate in, enjoy, and work to preserve the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Musical guests include a Portland appearance by well-known Timothy Hull, NW environmental songwriter & singer; Jenn Rawling, Portlands own expressive songwriter/singer; and Myshkins Ruby Warblers playing gypsy torch rock. There will be an Affordable Silent Art Auction & Display with art by Tre Arrow & primarily West Coast artists including Portland.
VP Dick Cheney is going to be in Yakima on Friday July 30 at Noon at Eisenhower High School.
If you are unhappy with this Administration's policies at home and abroad meet us at 11:30 am in the East Parking Lot (across from the golf course) at Ike.
Bring a sign, bring a friend, bring your voice! Let George Bush, Dick Cheney and Doc Hastings know that there are Patriots and People of Conscience in Yakima who do not support their policies.1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]
July 2004 Cheney Protests
The schedule is out for this weekends action camp and skill share at the Straw Devil timber sale in the Willamette National Forest. Tons of workshops Friday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Rides available (and more always needed) from Portland on Thursday and Friday. 4 days of free food, camping, and community resistance: everybody is invited!
Hip Hop benefit show Sunday July 25th at Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy featuring Local emcees Madgestiq, Ms. Suad, Fern Capella, Kay-Kay, and Contajus will be performing Sunday, July 25th at Liberty Hall. There will be a barbeque potluck pre-party at 6pm, show starts at 8. Refreshments by Capured by Porches. Admission is $4-$10 requested donation. All proceeds go to send a local human rights activist to Palestine. All Ages.
Deeply concerned by the threat that biotechnology poses on our planet, a group of activists followed in the tradition of Gandhi and Martin Luther King by participating in nonviolent civil disobedience during the recent Reclaim the Commons mobilization in San Francisco. They were arrested for not leaving the street when ordered by police.
The San Francisco District Attorney, Kamala Harris, is prosecuting these activists far more harshly than is normal for San Francisco after having told the National Lawyers Guild that she would only prosecute vandalism and assaults in association with protests. They could face up to one year in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines, which could severely suppress the San Francisco protest climate, making others more afraid to stand up for what they believe in. The SFPD is pressuring Harris to be tougher after her brave decision not to seek the death penalty for a man found guilty of murdering a police officer, and it seems she is going after activists. [ learn how you can help ]
On July 26, 2004, this coming Monday, from 4:30 PM onward, VP Dick Cheney will be in town for a fundraiser and party. You and I are not invited. However, I plan to go to help throw a Peoples' Party as near as we get to Cheney's party located at the Embassy Suites Hotel at 7900 NE 82nd St. I hope you will join me.
You can reach the hotel via Max by going to the Mt. Hood Station and walk about ten minutes to the Hotel. As more information becomes available regarding the exact location of this event, I will post it on this website.
Bring your best art work, musical instruments, posters, flags and your creative and First Amendment self. This event is peaceful. [ read more ]
Forest Conservation group Bark opposes Senator Wyden's inclusion of a mandated increase in logging in his Mt. Hood Wilderness Proposal, introduced in the US Senate today. The bill mandates a quota for logging on the westside of Mt. Hood National Forest while opening up the east side of Mt. Hood for logging in the name of forest health and fire prevention. Mirroring the Bush Administration's so-called Healthy Forest Restoration Act, the bill allows logging in Mt. Hood's eastside back country, which has been proven to increase the risk of catastrophic fire.
Back by popular demand! People's Co-op is reprising last year's fun and successful money-free barter event! Only this time, the Co-op is having it on THREE different dates: Aug. 14, Sept. 18, and Oct. 16. What's the purpose of the event? To exchange delicious and healthy home-grown, home-preserved, or wildcrafted food; to share knowledge and skills about growing and acquisition with other people; and to create new community networks around food distribution that don't rely on money.
The Free Billy Support Network has announced that new charges have been laid against American eco-activist, Billy Cottrell. All the new charges relate to the alleged use of "a destructive device during a violent crime(924c)".
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