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This Thursday, Books to Prisoners will be selling some of the overstock books in order to raise money for mailings. This will be at the Last Thursday Art walk near NE. 28th and Alberta from about 3:00 til late..Come early to get great deals on books and support prisoners
Siren Nation Proudly Presents:
"New Orleans Rising: Commemorating Hurricane Katrina & Celebrating New Orleans"
Thursday, August 28th
@ The Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland OR.
Doors at 8:00, Films begin at 8:30.
$10 suggested donation, 21+.
Featuring: "Finding Common Ground In New Orleans"--a short documentary by PDX filmmaker Walidah Imarisha + several short films by New Orleans women directors
What: Anti-fur demo and outreach
Where: Ungar Furs 12th & Yamhill (downtown, right off the max)
Why: A purely fur store in downtown PDX???? Really??? WHY???
Portland made history with the shutting down of schumacher furs but there is still much more work to be done. We must continue the fight and let others know that we will not tolerate fur stores in our city. Nicholas Ungar Furs, you are next...
Join us for the new weekday campaign to get fur out of PDX!
Educate the public and the proprietors of Ungar on the cruelty of fur.
Also - Call Nicolas Ungar and ask them to remove fur from their store!!!
Nicholas Ungar Furs
1137 SW Yamhill St Portland, OR 97205
Community residents and forest activists from the redwood region and far beyond Humboldt County in Northern California, were relieved and elated as news spread of an unprecented commitment by Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) owners of what was Maxxam/PL land to spare the Nanning Creek and Fern Gully ancient groves where tree-sits have been keeping chain saws at bay. The message was delivered directly to tree-sitters and included a commitment to further protect from future cutting all old growth 250 years old or more.
"Old Growth now included in old PL timber harvest plans will be taken out of those plans", said HRC president and chief forester, Mike Jani, in an interview with KMUD radio in Garberville last week.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been affected.
The Portland Branch of WILPF will sponsor a continuation of this project on Women's Equality Day, which is Tuesday, August the 26th, at Terry Shrunk Plaza in downtown Portland from 10am until 3pm. This will be the 17th anniversary of Portland WILPF's participation in the project. The first Clothesline event in Portland was held in a member's backyard. Hundreds of shirts have been made and hung since then. Mayor Patter has declared, "this day to be memoralized to give every woman her voice for independence and freedom from violence." UN Resolution 1820 acknowledges rape as a war crime. Shirts will be made and hung for the many, many women who have suffered violent sexual crimes in conflicts and war. There will be speakers at noon.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is headlining a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Gordon Smith. They call it "The BIG Event" -- and they're not kidding. This promises to be the biggest GOP event in Portland since President Bush's visit in 2002. Join us in saying "Hasta La Vista" to the Smith-Schwarzenegger-Bush agenda!
Picket Outside the Smith/Schwarzenegger Fundraiser
11:30 am * Thursday, August 21st
921 SW 6th Ave * Portland, OR
Thursday, August 21st, 2008. @ 7:00P.M. Wanna know your rights, protect them, and use them ? Great come on down to Old Town/Chinatown's Neighborhood in N.W. Portland's River District. Training will be at 421 N.W. 3rd, in the U.S. Outta Old Towne Space. We will be covering at least 3-types of Police Interaction, doing some Role Plays, talking about searches & Search Warrants-person/car/house/office/warehouse space. Miranda Rights and how to Invoke them, some Constitutional Rights. Magic Words to use to help keep you safer. Minimum info to give to Law Enforcement- if you choose not to "remain silent". Info about Undercover Officers, Provocateurs, staying safe, what to bring and not bring to a protest.
Representatives of our corrupt two-party system intend to host self-congratulatory celebrations this summer at the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. We support demonstrating opposition to their parties by crashing and shutting them down, while having a little fun ourselves.
In alliance with thousands of others nationwide who are collaborating to swarm the RNC on day one, September 1st --
Bay Area Santa Cruz, and other Northern California radicals have banded together as "Unconventional Action (UA) in the Bay" and collectively chosen to adopt SECTOR 4 in downtown St. Paul.
Caravan, carpool, get to denver and protest at the DNC convention!
Only you -not your government- can bring any of this to a halt. The only realistic course is for the people of the U.S. to taking meaningful and independent political action to resist the machinery of war and the fascist direction that has emerged. Come to Denver for a week of protest that includes marching to stand with immigrants under assault and counter-protests to the week of anti-abortion actions of the Christian right. Join in contingents, film showings, street protests, strategy sessions, and more.
Why Go to Denver?
A new weekly event, at Laughing Horse Books! Radical History Series
MAJOR MOMENTS, MINOR MOVEMENTS, LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS, CONTROVERSIES, AND CHARACTERS. EACH WEEK: A SHORT, INFORMAL PRESENTATION, FOLLOWED BY COFFEE-DRINKING AND DISCUSSION.
* 8/12: P.-J. Proudhon and "Property is theft!" (Theme and Variations)
A survey of the uses to which Proudhon put his famous phrase.
* 8/19: Panarchy and Pantarchy: Hierarchy in a free society
P. E. Depuydt and Stephen Pearl Andrews push the envelope of anarchy.
* 8/26: Anarchists as Inventors:
From desk-top publishing 1830-style to the Lysander Spooner's "elastic bottom."
Please come out in support of Tre. His sentencing hearing is set for Tues, Aug 12th at 2:30 p.m. in downtown Portland (1000 S.W. 3rd). Judge Redden's courtroom is #1527. Please dress and act appropriately, and arrive early to make it through the metal detectors. See you there!
Join us for a demo against foie gras at Blue Hour restaurant in the Pearl! If you can't make it please call them anyway and ask them to take foie gras off the menu! A pre-demo uniformity and solidarity meeting is at 6:30 pm at NW 10th and Davis right near Blossoming Lotus. Then, at 7pm we will demo Blue Hour.
Email or call Blue hour and let head chef Kenny Giambalvo and owner Bruce Carey know that Portland wants foie gras gone! Their lunch starts at 11:30 am and we can call all day if needs be!
250 NW 13th Ave
August 10th 2pm--4pm at Liberty Hall (311 N. Ivy)
Know Your Rights and Check A Pig (how to Copwatch) Training
presented by NoPo CopStop
Learn your rights when dealing with the police and how to organize community pressure to check the pigs.
The Nolympics(!) '08 demonstration is scheduled for next Sunday, August 3rd 1-3pm at the city park located at the intersection of 5th and Hall Blvd. in Beaverton. Our goal is to inspire a boycott of this year's Olympics (beginning August 8th) and draw media attention to the human rights situation in China/Tibet. We would be honored to have you join us in the continuing fight to raise awareness. We hope to see you there!
The biodiesel bus named Cool and the Oregon Wildlife Federation will be taking people to the climate convergence on Friday and returning on Sunday afternoon/evening. Leaves Daily Grind Parking lot (4026 SE Hawthorne) Promptly @ 11 am.
USNS Brittin is now unloading returning Strykers from the 4th Brigade stationed at Ft. Lewis. We need you to help resist the Port of Tacoma from being a revolving door for the war in Iraq NOW!
Port Militarization Resistance is a tactic to end the war by resisting military shipments via public infrastructure by regional organizations and individuals. Related Article
Portland Independent Media will be having an open general meeting at It's a Beautiful Pizza (3342 SE Belmont) on Saturday August 2nd at 5pm. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. This meeting is for people with general concerns or ideas regarding the website, print, radio, television, video or other.
Indymedia strives to be all-inclusive so please be mindful and respectful of other people's age, race, gender, sexual orientation, class and abilities. Thank you.
Don't hate the media.
Become the media!
ELP has just received the following e-mail from the EWOK (Earth Warriors are OK) prisoner support group. As you can see it contains more information about the indictment against Bryan Rivera aka Bryan Lefey and his co-accused Katherine Christianson and Aaron Ellringer. The indictment also names Oregon Trial prisoner Daniel McGowan.
In their e-mail EWOK also mentions that they have learnt that Katherine Christianson and Aaron Ellringer are due to be arraigned in Madison on Tuesday the 29th of July. As soon as any further information is known about this case we will let you know.
On Monday July 28th from 3p to 6p (media arriving at 5p....most important time to be there....) We are holding an informational picket in front of Emanuel Hospital on Vancouver Ave. THIS IS NOT A STRIKE
Legacy continues to ask most Emanuel Members of Local SEIU 49 to accept a 1% cost of living raise for 2008--that's 2% less than members at Good Samaritan are receiving this year. We need fair compensation and benefits to recruit and retain good staff so we can provide consistent, quality patient care. We have been bargaining for months and our contract ended June 30th. Legacy Admin. refuses to offer anything better than the 1% raise. April Whitworth sent out an email to over 50 Dr.s, and also to ALL EMANUEL USERS stating she "has been working with the State Appointed Mediator and the SEIU" on settling the new contract. there was almost no movement on our most important issues, and especially the insulting 1% raise.
On Sunday, July 27, from 12-5 pm at Portland's Pioneer Square (701 SW 6th Ave.), the Pitchfork Rebellion and other forest lovers are hosting a rally and music event in opposition to the Bureau of Land Management's Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) which proposes to radically increase old-growth logging and road building on public forestland in western Oregon. More information on the event can be found at link to www.forestcouncil.org for carpool and more info on the rally.
This event kicks off the 2nd Annual West Coast Convergence for Climate Action, located near Eugene July 28-Aug. 4. The Climate Convergence is a week-long camp, temporary eco-village, carnival, conference, action-camp focusing on environmental justice and climate action. For more information go to www.climateconvergence.org
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