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-One more week of camp left. Camp open to kids 4-18. The theme of the last week is Fairy School, July 28 to August 1, the entire week is dedicated to our fairy friends. Fairy wings, fairy stories, fairy houses, and a fairy ball on the last day. However, many other activities will be happening around campus, including a video game making group, and participants can choose any activities they'd like.
-open house: Aug 9. Open house will begin with a free cookie making class in the school[']s new commercial kitchen.
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t's a rainy day where I sit, a little sultry and moody. The dark, heavy
clouds rolled up over a tangerine sky and no longer could the morning
light escape. It feels like a good setting for a story that could take you
out of a place you don't want to be. I think that is what Rod is in need
of, a good book to take him out of where he doesn't want to be.
The Free Gaza Movement plans to break the medical aid blockade of Gaza by sea. On the weekly radio show, Questioning War- Organizing Resistance, seven of the courageous travelers will give details of the upcoming voyage, its purpose, their motivations. 41 people from 16 countries are committed to this action and ending the blockade of the truth of the Palestinians' plight from reaching the world. Listen to Questioning War- Organizing Resistance on WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com Monday, July 21, 2008, from 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) in the first hour and to our guests - Darlene Wallach, Kathleen Wang, Hedy Epstein, and Greta Berlinand ... in the second hour, 9:00- 10:00 pm (PST) to our guests - Mary Hughes-Thompson, Bill Dienst, and David Halpin. We've tried to enter Palestine by land. We've tried to arrive by air. Now we're getting serious. We're taking a ship. [ Read More | Questioning War- Organizing Resistance ]
Reclaim the Commons!!
SE Portland Food not Lawns has tools and herb/veggie starters ready for use. What we need are more people and places to start more gardens in SE, especially outer SE. A lot of the starters I have really need to get into the ground ASAP.
Where my gardeners at!!!!! Looking for people that want to start garden outside of there personal gardens and community accessible. If you have space or know of spaces and want to learn, please contact us [Click on Read More Link]
hey! the blackrose infoshop & freestore is looking for new volunteers!
a bunch of our existing collective members are off traveling, and the leftover volunteers are getting spread pretty thin. come help us out!
there's four main things that we do at blackrose, and you could help with any:
1. a bookstore with super cheap anarchist literature.
2. an anarchist lending library.
3. a freestore with clothes, books, house ware, and more -- all for free.
4. events! our events range from hosting national infotours to watching campy psuedo-political movies to a twice-monthly radical queer group, and much more.
On Sunday, July 27, 12 noon - 5 pm at Portland's Pioneer Square (701 SW 6th Ave.) take a stand with The Pitchfork Rebellion and other forest lovers for a rally in opposition to the Bureau of Land Management's WOPR plan to increase native and old growth forest logging by 700% and a free concert in celebration of the forests that give us life.
The Red and Black is having a beer-cooler benefit dinner! Friday, July 25th, the Red and Black will be hosting a three course, fine dining, vegan dinner. Still on a tight budget from our move this last January, we hope to raise funds for a beer cooler, automated dish-washer, and other such exciting amenities. Doors open at 7:30 and serving commences at 8pm.
This coming Thursday, the 17th of July will be our 1 year anniversary outside of the Earlman's office. We have met every Thursday at high noon to bear witness to the destruction of the Bill of Rights and our Constitution. We will remain until impeachment hearings begin or Bush and his Dick leave the WH in January of 09.
In the year that we stood with our signs, occupying Blumenauer's office, being arrested and threatened by the security force at 729 Oregon the following has happened:
Five years ago 150 Anarchist and anti-authoritarians people of color from all walks of life gathered in Detroit to begin the process of interconnecting struggle and passion towards building a new world empowered from below. Five years on, and many struggles later this movement is being rejuvenated by many old and new comrades internationally!
Northwest APOC Regional Gathering
Portland, OR, August 16-17th
Tacoma is hosting its second anarchist bookfair, a fun get-together for anyone interested in or curious about anarchy. It is open to all! There are splendid workshops and skill-shares on a diversity of topics, discussions, friend-making, and a plethora of booksellers and distributors (featuring literature, music, crafts, etc), games, free food, and music and dancing in the park. Basically, the bookfair is a literary gathering of epic proportions.
2nd Tacoma Anarchist Bookfair.
Friday-Sunday, July 11-13, 2008 / King's Books in Tacoma, WA.
In a comic act of political street theatre, the fictitious "Oil Enforcement Agency (OEA) will be operating a check point outside Wednesday's Portland City Council meeting. The OEA will attempt to ticket supporters of the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) for their advocacy of oil abuse. Also in attendance will be a cult; of pro-bridge oil-worshippers, complete with a 12 foot tall mock oil derrick.
When: Wednesday, July 9th, 2008, between 1 pm and 3 pm. Where: 1221 SW 4th Ave, outside the Portland City Council chambers.
Be in the streets July 9th at 5pm. Help end police harassment! Meet up in the North Park Blocks by the elephant for a brief rally, followed by a march. Police harassment of the poor and houseless has spiked as the city is cleansed for the summer festival season.
In response to the targeting of poor and houseless people in the community, a demonstration is planned for Wednesday, July 9th. It will start in the North Park Blocks at 5pm. "Hands Off the Poor," a demonstration organized by the Portland Coalition Against Poverty demands an immediate end to police harassment and arrest of poor and houseless people in the community.
WHAT: "Tell it Like it Is," Benefit Party for the Portland Grassroots Media Camp
A great opportunity to help shape the next Media Camp by signing up to share skills, organize, or by telling us what workshops you want to take! Network with other artists, journalists, computer geeks, and poets. Participate by making media that night! We'll be screen-printing, stenciling, shooting video and more.
#3 We've got a **MAJOR EVENT** coming up NEXT FRIDAY in Portland on Friday July 11th! UNPLUG THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY - PLUG-IN TO THE CONVERGENCE FOR CLIMATE ACTION. Please be there if you want to help make the Climate Convergence a reality. The "plug-in" meetup is at 7pm at the Watershed Warehouse (5040 SE Milwaukie Ave). http://www.climateconvergence.org
In preparation for the upcoming Climate Convergence, a public forum in Corvallis, OR on (7/8) will discuss the risks of locating LNG terminals along seismically active Cascadian subduction zone of coastal Oregon.
LUBA Board Has Ask for Another Extension: The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) decision that was to come out today - June 26th, on the appeal of the Coos County Land Use Application approved by Coos County Commissioners on the Jordan Cove LNG Facility, has been extended or LUBA has requested that it be extended once again for an additional two weeks. This will make it July 10th when the final decision should come down from them.
Come hang at Black Rose Books this tuesday at 7:30, enjoy a feature film set amid the anarchist trenches of the Spanish Civil War and help raise money for the RNC Welcoming Committee's convergence center! The Republican National Convention is coming and anti-authoritarian activists in St. Paul like the RNC Welcoming Committee and Twin Cities Indymedia need funds to rent a convergence center. To that end UA Portland is throwing a benefit screening of Libertarias a rad film following the heroic exploits of several anarchist women in the Spanish Civil war.
When: 7:30pm Tuesday 8th July. Where: Black Rose Books, 4038 N. Mississippi Avenue
On June 7th, 2008 in Olympia Washington a new Northwest (Washington & Oregon) US based regional anarchist organization, Class Action Alliance, held our founding General Assembly. Preparation for this founding General Assembly had taken place over several months including meetings in locations throughout the Northwest and the sponsoring of a speaking tour.
Come join us at the Earl's Den to say goodbye to the 4th Amendment. There will be two ceremonies---- one at high noon at Rep. Blumenauer's office and the second about 2:15-2:30 at the fed building. Many of us will join members from Veterans for Peace and Code Pink at the fed building.
Congress, as a whole, has abandoned us for whatever reason---fear, power, money, or just plain stupidity, I don't care what the reason is, they all have to go. That will be my rallying cry from now until November. When people see that a politician has the word incumbent after his/her name they will get sick at the thought of voting for them.
The action starts at:
729 SE Oregon St. (Earl's Den)
@ high noon
2:15-2:30 we will be at the fed building to show that we loved the 4th Amendment and want to pay our respects.
- Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Indiana June 24- Resistance to I-69 has been rapidly heating up in the past month. While the first protest camp set up was quietly evicted in early May, a tree-sit and occupation created in the path of a proposed onramp later that month lasted five weeks.
During that time, participants also built an elaborate ground camp, while simultaneously carrying on intensive organizing with local families threated by the road, culminating in a community picnic in Oakland City attended jointly by landowners and eco-activists. Exciting demonstrations and solidarity actions happened throughout the month - in Bloomington, Louisville, Maryland, and beyond.
The Lane County Coalition Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) are hosting a rally and a march on Sunday, June 29th from the EMU on the University of Oregon Campus. They intend to draw awareness to the impact of the Olympics on the poor and homeless communities locally and globally.
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