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03.10.2008 10:34
Self Determination & Community Rights Defense In Oaxaca & Beyond
Simón Sedillo is a community based human rights film-maker whose work has centered on placing skills, cameras and editing equipment in the hands of communities in resistance so that they may be able to document their own histories and human rights situation. Sedillo has spent the last 6 years documenting and teaching community based video documentation in indigenous communities in Oaxaca, in immigrant communities in the US, and with youth of color across the US.

Today Sedillo shares some experiences and perspective for international audiences in the US and Europe, on the local and global implications of the Oaxacan people's struggle. Through lectures, workshops, and screenings Sedillo helps open a powerful space for dialogue on the effects of neoliberalism on indigenous communities in Oaxaca, immigrant communities around the world, and communities of color in the US. Through collaborative media projects, Sedillo's work has contributed to a growing network of community based media activism whose primary objective is to share, teach, and learn from one another, about popular community based resistance and the collective construction of horizontal networks of popular power.

Sedillo is currently on tour screening short film segments from oaxaca and presenting workshops on the following topics.

-Neoliberalism 101
-From Militarism to Paramilitarism
-Mesoamerican Indigenous Principles of Unity and Resistance
-Challenging International Solidarity: Alternative Media, Human Right's, and Self-determination
-The commodification of sustainability and resistance
-The Fight for Community Rights
-Bringing it home: The effects of the neoliberal political economy on immigrant communities, and communities of color in the US

@ Liberty Hall 311 N Ivy Oct 5th 7pm

@ PSU Smith Center building Food For Thought Cafe (in basement)
Oct 6th 7pm

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02.10.2008 18:26
FRIDAY 6:30 10th & Davis - Meet up for Anti-Foie Grois Double Demo Action! (Fenouil first)
What: Anti-Foie Gras Double Demo!
When: Friday, October 3rd 6:30 pm
Where: MEET @ NW 10th and Davis (by Blossoming Lotus)
Why: No More Foie Gras!!!
Saturday September 20th - Raise Your Voice... No More Foie Gras!
What: Anti-Foie Gras Double Demo!
When: Friday, October 3rd 6:30 pm
Where: MEET @ NW 10th and Davis (by Blossoming Lotus)
Why: No More Foie Gras!!!
Saturday September 20th - Raise Your Voice... No More Foie Gras!

This Saturday, join fellow activists in the resistance against Foie Gras. The night will be a tour through the cruelty of the Pearl District, as there will be two targets- Fenouil and Blue Hour

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02.10.2008 18:07
Olympia Rally Against LNG - Monday, OCT 6.
There will be a rally at the WA State Capitol on Monday, Oct. 6 to urge Washington Governor Chris Gregoire to direct her agencies to reject the Bradwood LNG terminal and pipeline. Gregoire has indicated that Washington State will challenge FERC's approval of the project, and participants in the rally welcome this decision. However, the Washington's agencies have the authority to block the project outright, and we will request that the Governor and her agencies do so.

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01.10.2008 08:44
Call To Action TODAY! Bail Out Main Street, Not Wall Street! 5pm, Federal Building

Jobs with Justice National Call To Action
Stop Corporate Greed! Tell Congress: Bailout Main Street, Not Wall Street!
Rally at the Federal Building, SW 3rd and Madison
TODAY! Oct. 1st, 5:00pm

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01.10.2008 08:02
Mid East Green Scare Snitch Frank "The Fink" Ambrose at it again
It has recently come to our attention that FBI Informant and cooperating defendant in the Mideast Green Scare cases Frank "The Fink" Ambrose is attempting to contact current and former activists. If you receive any communication from Frank you should assume it is coming directly from the FBI.

For your own and others safety DO NOT talk to Frank Ambrose, do not respond to emails from him, do not write him, do not take calls from him. If he calls you tell him to never call you again and hang up. Do not respond to or repeat any claims he makes or information he might be claiming to pass along.

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29.09.2008 12:59
Portland Indymedia Presents: Videos From The Resistance
Oct 27th @ PSU Food For Thought Cafe 4pm: As a special treat, Indymedia and Glass Bead Media folks are working serious overtime under intensely oppressive conditions in St Paul right now to bring you a documentary about the recent RNC protests. Hopefully we will have Alex Lilly and others to present their experiences along with this video.

If you or someone you know have submissions for Videos From The Resistance you can email victory(at)riseup.net for requirements and other details or come to the next Portland Indymedia General Meeting Saturdays 5pm(check website http://portland.indymedia.org for location details).


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28.09.2008 23:18
NO MORE FOIE GRAS Double Demo: Fenouil and Blue Hour
foisgraspic What: Foie Gras Double Demo
When: Saturday, September 20th 6:30 pm
Where: MEET @ NW 10th and Davis (by Blossoming Lotus)
Why: No More Foie Gras!!!
Saturday September 20th - Raise Your Voice... No More Foie Gras!

This Saturday, join fellow activists in the resistance against Foie Gras. The night will be a tour through the cruelty of the Pearl District, as there will be two targets- Fenouil and Blue Hour

In case you haven't heard, the campaign to eliminate Foie Gras in Portland is heating up! Every Saturday, and many other days during the week, activists gather outside Bluehour to educate the public about foie gras and to protest business partners Kenny Giambalvo (yes that's Kenny G.) and Bruce Carey for the culinary cruelty they promote at their Pearl District restaurant. With the truth at their doorstep, the duo still refuse to make the ethical decision to remove foie gras from their blood-soaked menu... and the activists, armed with compassion, refuse to give up on the truth. Even recently, a group of autonomous individuals stink bombed the dining room in protest of Bluehour's support of animal cruelty ( link to portland.indymedia.org).

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23.09.2008 15:51
Siren Nation Workshops (free): Sunday, Nov. 9th
Come attend the fabulous free workshops of the Siren Nation festival.
Sunday, Nov. 9th from 11am-5pm
@the Kennedy School
SIREN NATION WORKSHOPS AT THE KENNEDY SCHOOL
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2008

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23.09.2008 15:46
11th Annual Symposium on Environmental Affairs: 10/14--10/16
Information on the 11th Annual Symposium on Environmental Affairs hosted by Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR. Takes place October 14-16 at the Lewis and Clark campus.
The Eleventh Annual Symposium on Environmental Affairs: Scales of Sustainability
October 14-16, 2008
Lewis & Clark College

As colleges, corporations, and cities across the country scramble to embrace sustainability, it is worth asking what exactly we hope to achieve. The 11th annual Symposium on Environmental Affairs draws together students, practitioners, and community members to discuss sustainability in time and space. Does sustainability mean eternal equilibrium, or is there a role for destruction and restoration? Are local systems always more sustainable? What exactly would global sustainability look like in today's complex world? For a complete schedule of keynote speakers, panel sessions, and other activities, please visit the Symposium website:

 http://www.lclark.edu/dept/envs/symposium.html

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact:
Peter Vidito
Environmental Studies Program
Lewis & Clark College
503.768.7719
 vidito@lclark.edu

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21.09.2008 17:53
Long Haul Benefit Sun 9/21 @ Red and Black Cafe
Join us this Sun 9/21 at 7pm for a musical event benefiting the Long Haul Infoshop in Berkeley. On the morning of August 27th police raided the Infoshop, taking all their computers, and not letting infoshop members into the building. Long Haul is an intergral part of the East Bay community and houses projects such as the Slingshot Newspaper and Organizers, East Bay Prisoner Support Network, and Food Not Bombs.
Join us this Sun 9/21 at 7pm for a musical event benefiting the Long Haul Infoshop in Berkeley. Featuring music by Brenna Sahatjian, Stumptown Strugglers, and The Dapper Cadavers. $3-$300 no one turned away for lack of funds.



On the morning of August 27th police raided the Infoshop, taking all their computers, and not letting infoshop members into the building. Long Haul is an intergral part of the East Bay community and houses projects such as the Slingshot Newspaper and Organizers, East Bay Prisoner Support Network, and Food Not Bombs.
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Can't Come To The Benefit?

Four things you can do to help the Long Haul

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16.09.2008 11:54
PacifiCorp Day of Action Demanding Dam Removal- THIS THURSDAY!
- Portland, Or - September 18th, 2008

Come support the largest dam removal project in the history of the world alongside Klamath community members and Native people! We will assemble at Holladay Park at the corner of NE Multnomah and 11th Street in Portland at 12 noon.

From there we will march to PacifiCorp's headquarters for a press conference and rally featuring speakers from Tribal, fishing, and conservation communities. Please bring your Un-Dam the Klamath signs, salmon costumes, and lots of friends! There will be no business as usual for PacifiCorp as long as there is no business as usual on the Klamath River. Un-Dam the Klamath!

More info on Klamath dam removal:
klamathriver.org | salmonforsavings.com | berkshireshareholders.com

homepage: www.pacificorpdayofaction.org

Related Coverage: Public Access Coverage of the Issue Thursday evening, 9/18 from 6 - 7:00 pm on the Public Access program, "Native Nations," which will air live on channel 11


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15.09.2008 15:26
'Art, Activism, and Rock & Roll' Film Showing at Blackrose Tonight!
'Art, Activism, and Rock & Roll' Film Showing at Blackrose Tonight! - Monday, September 15, 7pm An independent documentary about the radical Indonesian street art collective Taring Padi, set amongst the Indonesian militant resistance movement. $1 - $100 suggested donation. No one turned away!

the Blackrose Infoshop & Freestore is an all-volunteer, non-profit, collectively run anarchist bookstore, library, and free store. We're located at 4038 N. Mississippi Ave. and we're open 12pm - 8pm, seven days a week.


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Benefit For Cold Snap Legal & Others 13.09.2008 22:18
RNC Benefit at Red & Black Cafe
We're showing Super Troopers at the Red and Black to benefit Cold Snap Legal Collective, plus our local and international comrades being persecuted by the state for fighting for what they believe in!


When: Sunday September 14th 7PM
Where: Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th

Donations are going to be accepted at the door in the amount of $3-$300987489437984398

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13.09.2008 14:06
Scenes from the RNC - Reportback from Minnesota
Less than two weeks ago, I spent several evenings in a row listening to people getting tear-gassed, reading reports of torture, viewing scenes of senseless brutality and thinking, "This is America's heartland."

During the RNC in St Paul, Minnesota, the police basically had carte-blanche to enact any terror they saw fit on the public in order to keep them from interfering with the meeting of the powers that be. More than 800 people were arrested during those few days. They and many many more suffered multiple abuses from the police including being tear-gassed, pepper-sprayed, tased, beaten, tortured, shot with rubber bullets, attacked with concussion grenades, suppressed and generally harassed. The vast majority of arrests were for such trumped-upped charges as 'Conspiracy to Riot' and other bogus charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

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12.09.2008 12:18
Portland Grassroots Media Camp Opening Party/International Art Show @ Liberty Hall
pdxmediacamp At Liberty Hall [8pm Friday September 12th].

Four artists collectives from around the world will be presenting their art. Music will include the Underscore Orkestra, David Rovics and DJing will be Aircrash2000.

Here is some more information on the artist collectives.

 http://www.pdxmediacamp.org

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11.09.2008 14:58
Two 9/11 Videos to be shown this Thursday on 9/11
2 9/11 videos will be shown on 9/11, one of them is brand new and is making some news in Europe and around the world. Zero: 911 An Investigation and David Ray Griffin "Let's Get Empirical" to be played this Thursday on 9/11!

Laughing Horse Books 12 NE 10th Ave.
7 PM - Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11
9 PM - 9/11 Let's Get Empirical - David Ray Griffin

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11.09.2008 14:51
Forest Advocates Demonstrate Home Protection from Wildfire
Native Forest Council, Eco-Advocates and other volunteers will help protect a Pleasant Hill home from wildfire on Sunday, September 21 at 36483 Starr Rd. between 2pm and 8pm (carpools leaving from Eugene's Grower's Market on 4th/Willamette at 1pm).

Volunteers will work with homeowner Randy Nowell by taking firesafe precautions 100 feet around his home - such as mowing high grasses, creating fuel breaks, moving wood piles away from the home and pruning low hanging dead tree branches - to create defensible space according to information from Firewise.org, as an alternative to logging forests. Please call 541-688-2600 or email  josh@forestcouncil.org to sign up!

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10.09.2008 18:57
Days of Action, September 15, 16, 17
PCAP is hosting 3 days of action in September, on the 15th, 16th, and 17th. The 15th is a Housing Forum, the 16th is a Know Your Rights training, and the 17th will be a protest at Central Precinct, downtown.

All Are Welcome

Portland Coalition Against Poverty

All Power to the Poor!

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06.09.2008 17:40
Portland Grassroots Media Camp Schedule Finalized
The Portland Grassroots Media Camp is a weekend of hands-on skill shares, media workshops, presentations, discussions and gatherings aimed to empower people with tools and skills to express themselves. The camp is open to anyone, emphasizing the inclusion of those who are traditionally excluded from media representation, creation and production.

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04.09.2008 21:42
GodHatesFags protesting Portland funeral on Friday
Fred Phelp's 'church' which spreads their message of hate will be returning to the Portland area tomorrow afternoon at 12:15 to protest the funeral of Private Tan Q. Ngo, 20, of Beaverton, Ore., died Aug. 27 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, when his mounted patrol received small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.

It is unknown and doubtful that the Tan was queer or had queer affiliations. The Westboro Baptist Church bigots don't care. They thank god for 9/11, Pearl Harbor and most lately Gustav. They have made it a point to protest soldiers to show that this is what god does to hurt America for 'supporting' the queer agenda.

Whatever you think about soldiers and vets, this is uncalled for. These people have no right to spread their message of hate at a person's funeral, regardless of that person's career or sexual orientation. If you can, arrive to help block out these bigots' message of hate. This funeral should not be a spectacle. On a side note, it would be nice if people would dress in black and show up en-masse to black out the bigotry coming from Kansas.

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