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31.10.2008 09:59
Lets make this coming Nov 5th be Evergreen Wednesday
Yes it will be Guy Fawkes Night and yes it will be Election Fraud (resoults) Wednesday, but why not add a little color to the season and wear green.
Yes Evergreen Wednesday. Like in Ukraine when they wore orange for their Orange Revolution. Like in Eurasian Georgia when they wore red during their Rose Revolution. Like Portugeese wore a carnation during their Carnation Revolution. Lets make that day colourful with green. Green for the Evergrren State of Washington. Green with envy. Green for a new green economic system. Evergreen for Cascadia!

Wear it as a scarf. Wear it as a tie. Wear it as a hat. Wear it as a coat. Wear it as hooded sweater. Wear it as what ever you want.


29.10.2008 04:16
Skillshare: Radical Botany #7 The Great Harvest
Wapato In the world of plants there is one time a year when all the elements conspire to bring on the harvest. At the time of harvest the plant is at its fullness for essential oils, fragrance, nutritional health and flavor. For most plants when the plant leaf, fruit, nut or root is mature... before the seed is formed, is when it is harvested by humans. There is only one way to know this. Study the plant. Then capture the plant in its prime.
"As you sow, so shall you reap"

There is great harvest going on in Cascadia and on the earth at this time. It is a time when we look at our gardens and wildlands and find food to eat and store away. We are reaping what we have sown.

The seeds of our actions are producing either healthy plants or plants without vitality. The way we humans have treated the earth, is creating either healthy plants or plants that are not regenerating.


28.10.2008 09:08
Update on prisoner Jeff Free Luers
Jeff Luers - August 2008 at CRCI Dear Friends,

As beautiful autumn weather brings us closer to 2009, Jeff's release date in December 2009 seems all the more palpable. And all the friends and family that have visited Jeff these past few months have noticed a huge change in Jeff's demeanor as he too realizes he will once again enjoy the pleasures that we on the outside all take for granted

Please help us build a release fund for Jeff to help pay for his education and costs associated with rebuilding his life.


buscar justicia 25.10.2008 22:24
Demand Justice for Brad Will
On the Second anniversary of Brad's murder by security forces in Oaxaca, demand justice for his companeros charged with his murder!

Juan Manuel Moreno Martinez and other companeros are currently in danger of being convicted on these baseless charges. Activists in Oaxaca are presenting demands that the government reverse this injustice, and have called for international solidarity actions this Monday at 10:30am (see call below). Join Oregonian friends of Brad, Oaxaca solidarity activists, and traveling Oaxacan journalists at the Mexican Consulate to demand:

1 - Free companero Juan Manuel Moreno Martinez.
2 - Cancel arrest warrants for all companer@s of the movement.
3 - Punish the real murderers: Manuel Martinez Feria, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, Felipe Calderón!

When: this Monday, October 27, 2008, 10:00 - 11:30am.
Where: Mexican Consulate, 1234 SW Morrison St., Portland


24.10.2008 19:26
2 Stop the WOPR! Multimedia Roadshows - Saturday, Nov. 1; PSU @ 4pm, Red & Black Cafe @ 7
Forest threatened by WOPR A multimedia presentation designed to educate and inspire action to stop Bush's WOPR (pronounced "whopper") plan to quadruple logging on public forestlands in western Oregon.
Forest threatened by WOPR

WHAT: Stop the WOPR! Multimedia Roadshow # 1
A multimedia presentation designed to educate and inspire action to stop Bush's WOPR (pronounced "whopper") plan to quadruple logging on public forestlands in western Oregon.
WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 4pm
WHERE: Portland State University, Smith Building, 2nd floor
WHO: Sponsored by WOPR & Beyond Coalition and PictureEugene.
Email  info@eco-advocates.org or call 541-344-6017 for more info.


WHAT: Stop the WOPR! Multimedia Roadshow # 2
A multimedia presentation designed to educate and inspire action to stop Bush's WOPR (pronounced "whopper") plan to quadruple logging on public forestlands in western Oregon.
WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 7 pm
WHERE:Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland
WHO: Sponsored by WOPR & Beyond Coalition and PictureEugene.
Email  info@eco-advocates.org or call 541-344-6017 for more info.


21.10.2008 12:30
Today Cascadia Rising Tide Monthly Open meeting
Hey Everyone out there is Rising Tide land. Just wanted to let y'all know that Portland Rising Tide is having it's Monthly meeting this Tues. the 21st of Oct. from 6-8pm at the Chaos Cafe which is located at 2620 SE Powell.

What: Portland Rising Tide's Monthly meeting
Where: Chaos Cafe 2620 SE Powell
Date: Tues. Oct. 21st
Time: 6-8pm

There are a few things on the agenda that we would love folks to plug into, such as a roadshow coming thru Portland talking about the BLM's plans to open up logging to tons of Old Growth, the Caravan to Black Mesa this Nov. and the National Day of Action against Coal on Nov. 14th and 15th


18.10.2008 18:11
Free All Ages Conscious Hip Hop Show
Nov. 12, 2008 there will be a free all ages conscious hip hop show, featuring NYC duo X-Vandals, and local artists Mic Crenshaw, Syndel and DJ Gen.Erik at PSU's Ballroom.
Come join us for an exceptional chance to see talented conscious hip hop artists from both coasts perform... for free!!!

2 Coasts, 1 Show!
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
Conscious Free All Ages Hip Hop Show

Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 2008
From 6 - 9 p.m.
At Portland State University Ballroom
Smith Memorial Center, 3rd floor
1825 SW Broadway
All ages

Mic Crenshaw
DJ Gen.Erik
Hosted by Good Sista/Bad Sista

This show is sponsored by: Reed College Multicultural Resource Center; KBOO; and at PSU: The Multicultural Center, Portland State Professional Sound, Association of African Students, Black Studies Department, Black Cultural Affairs Board.


18.10.2008 18:08
Urban Farming Co-op
Learn to grow specialty crops.
Trade with other members.
Achieve food security.
Introductory Gathering:
Fridays, 7pm
SW 107th & Canyon Rd


18.10.2008 17:37
Red & Black Cafe Seeks Low Interest Loans
Red and Black Cafe- a worker owned co-op The Red and Black Cafe is thriving one year after being forced out of our old location, and business is getting better every month! However, we reopened on a shoestring budget and we are still recovering from the costs associated with our move. We are also preparing for increased payroll expenses with Oregon minimum wage goes up in January!
Dear friends of the Red & Black Cafe,

We are pleased to announce that the Red & Black Cafe (a worker-owned, collectively-managed cafe and community space) is surviving and thriving 1 year after being forced out of our old location on SE Division.

We reopened at 400 SE 12th Avenue in January, and over the last 9 months we have sold untold amounts of coffee and black dragon noodles, acquired a beer & wine license and a brand new beer cooler (check out our selection of local microbrews!), and hosted lots of film screenings, music shows, and benefits for community organizations.

With each passing month, business has improved. We feel confidant that we will be able to provide empowering jobs, delicious vegan food, and a welcoming community space for years to come.

However, we are facing a few financial hurdles. We re-opened on a shoestring budget and we are still recovering from the costs of renovating and equipping our new space and renewing our licenses.

Also, Oregon minimum wage is going up by .45 per hour in January! On behalf of all low-wage workers in the state we celebrate the increase. Unfortunately, this will also increase our payroll expenses. Ultimately we hope to provide living wage jobs, but we are still struggling to balance this goal with our mission of providing ethical, high-quality food at working class prices.


17.10.2008 08:53
State of Hanford Site Meetings
The USDOE will endanger the Columbia River by delaying Hanford Cleanup by decades and shipping even more waste, traveling on highways through Portland and Hood River to Hanford.
Protect the River NOW! STOP shipments of waste!

Come join us at a State of the Site Meeting in Portland or Hood River!
State of the Site Meetings:

Hood River Meeting: Tuesday, October 21st
at the Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E Marina Way
Pre-meeting workshop with Heart of America NW at 6 pm
Public comment portion at 7 pm


16.10.2008 18:27
23rd International Day of Action Against McDonalds, to mark World Food Day
We need your help! Please meet us at McDonald's, SW 6th & Main at noon sharp. We'll take inspiration from the UK's amazingly effective "Mc Ass" campaign.
JOIN US TOMORROW, OCT. 16TH, NOON, AT MCDONALD'S -- 1035 sw 6TH (& MAIN) -- TO KICK MCASS (PRETTY PLEASE)!!! You're encouraged to bring signs, and we'll have flyers to hand out. We'll also bring animal costumes...THANKS.

Mc Ass

The 16 October of every year the F.A.O. celebrates the "world food day" (just a stupid anniversary of the foundation of the Food and Agriculture Organization by the United Nations).
The sense of this day interests us because of the cruel exploitation and killing of sentient beings.
At the end of last century, London Greenpeace (not Greanpeace, the organization defending some animal rights in order to eat them then with the clean conscience) promoted, in concomitance with the date of the FAO, a world day of resistance against Mc Donald's, one of the multinationals mostly responsible for the hunger in this world.

Therefore tomorrow, October 16th 2007, we have planned a mini-protest in order to disturb the king of the bullies, Mc Donald's, with a business based on the systematic extermination of millions of animals.
We have done it in "smart mob" style because this type of rapid mobilization has allowed us to plan her on the fly, in two persons, just the day before.

A smart mob substantially consists of a rapid but spectacular grouping...In order to guarantee this second requisite we have taken inspiration from the Mc advertisement ("only fresh and genuine products" ahahah ): we have printed three photos of big flabby butts; we have stamped them "Mc Culo"& "Mc Ass", and appended them on our buttocks, for immediately suggesting the consequences of the Mc genuineness.


16.10.2008 18:10
NW WINTER SOLDIER - Sat 10.18.08
NW WINTER SOLDIER - Saturday 10-18-08 PDXpeace, Veterans for Peace, IVAW, and others are hosting in Portland the
"Northwest Winter Soldier" on Saturday October 18 starting at 12 noon.
There are 3 speakers panels, and then poetry / music latter in the evening.
The topics are: Veterans' Voices from Iraq and Afghanistan, Human Costs of War and Building Resistance to War.
NW WINTER SOLDIER - Saturday 10-18-08
NW WINTER SOLDIER - Saturday 10-18-08
Here is the information that is being advertised by www.PDXpeace.org

Winter Soldier Northwest: "Eyewitness Accounts of War" is only days away!


16.10.2008 17:59
OHSU nicotine experiments Just got this from PETA. We're feeling like this might be a good chance for an anti-Primate Center campaign to pick up some steam. There seems to be a lot of potential energy in Portland right now and we're hoping a lot of you folks can join us out there. People can also meet up here at the mini-mall (12th and Stark) at like 11:00 to do some ride-sharing if you'd like.
"During a four month undercover investigation in 2007, a PETA investigator experienced firsthand the anguish that the animals at Oregon Health Sciences University's (OHSU) Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) endure every day. Animals were forced to eat food from their waste trays, were terrorized when they were chased and caught in group cages, and suffered severe psychological trauma.

ONPRC continues to confine more than 4,000 monkeys who are used in cruel taxpayer-funded studies in which monkeys are separated from their mothers to induce psychological damage; forced to eat lard in obesity experiments; exposed to nicotine, alcohol, and infectious diseases before they are ultimately killed; and more.

Monkeys don't belong in laboratories, nor do they deserve to needlessly suffer in the name of greed. Please join PETA next Tuesday to speak out in their behalf.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Where: OHSU Marquam Hill Campus, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, Ore.
Note: Please meet under the pedestrian bridge at the main OHSU hospital. We encourage carpooling and taking public transportation on Trimet bus #8, as parking is difficult.


14.10.2008 18:17
DNC '68 & RNC '08 Comparison/Contrast
DNC 1968 The Democratic National Convention of 1968 was a police riot. Forty years ago, the pigs used pepper spray, tear gas, tanks, billy clubs, and arrest against its own citizens. The Republican National Convention was a police riot. The first week of September, 2008, the pigs used pepper spray, tear gas, tanks, billy clubs, percussion and concussion grenades, tasers, and arrest against its own citizens. In 1968, people sleeping in a park were tortured, brutalized, and arrested by the tools of the government for having the gall to gather together to end the war in Vietnam. In 2008, people eating and listening to speakers in a park were tortured, brutalized, and arrested for having the gall to gather together to end the war against the poor here and in other countries. They took to the streets in 1968. We took to the streets in 2008. In both decades, both actions were met with over zealous, egotistical, violent, police retaliation. In both decades, people did what they had to do to defend themselves.
"The Chicago 10"
Local historian and recent arrestees will speak, with a short Q&A session following the movie.
Tuesday, October 14th, 7pm
Red and Black Café, SE 12th Ave, Portland, Oregon
This showing is free, but donations will be accepted for those who survived the 2008 RNC protests.


14.10.2008 17:57
Announcing... the Let Live Series!
Announcing the Let Live Series, a monthly series of speakers, workshops, and social events. These events are dedicated to promoting and improving animal rights activism and community in the Portland area throughout the year, culminating in the annual Let Live Conference. Let Live Series, Part 1: Monkey Business. October 26th, 2 pm, PSU Campus in the Smith Memorial Union, room SMU228


12.10.2008 12:52
Memorial for Marcella "Sally" Grace Eiler on Sunday
5:00 to 7:00 PM
snacks and (non alcohol) drink will be provided.
7:00 to 9:00 PM
we will share our memories of Sally and talk about the struggles she was a part of.
9:00 PM


11.10.2008 08:54
OPB Supports Foi Gras!!! Please call them to tell them what you think about that.
[Tonight], OPB is going to air an episode of Rick Steve's Europe, in which Rick "visits a goose farm" and eats foie gras. Now, it does not surprise me that a classist ass like Rick Steves would support horrific animal cruelty, but it does surprise me that OPB would support such a thing. I am horrified.

Please contact OPB to let them know what happens to geese whose bellies are force fed until their livers explode. Tell them how cruel this practice is, and how unbelievable it is that OPB would support such a thing. And if you are an OPB member, please cancel your membership and tell them why. Cascadia does not support cruelty against animals.


11.10.2008 08:47
Anything planned for Indigenous People's day this year (aka "destroy Columbus" day)?
Just trying to figure out if anything is planned for that day, haven't been able to find anything conclusive. Well that time of the year (October 13th) nears again when thinly veiled white supremacist pro-genocidal sentiments are publicly aired by the powers that be; they call it "Columbus day" after the confused imperialist who was discovered by indigenous peoples of the (so called) American continent lost at sea. As a person of European descent I personally curse that day, but I also want to remember and celebrate the 500÷ years of waged resistance to colonial and neo-colonial occupation that has occurred from the higher latitudes of "Canada" and "Alaska" south to farthest reaches of "Chile" and "Argentina." Some people would dismiss this resistance as only of historical importance, but the truth is that the struggle continues to this very day.


11.10.2008 08:31
Write to political prisoners potluck in eugene,oregon !
uncle sam wants you in prison The Civil Liberties Defense Center presents the 1st of an ongoing event: wednesday, october 26th, 6pm - for the first monthly write to political prisoners potluck

where?- Apocalypse on Broadway (2100 W Broadway #1) eugene,oregon

join us for an evening of food, camaraderie, and letter writing as we show solidarity and support for eco defense/political prisoners. names and addresses of many prisoners will be provided, and you're welcome to come with your own list of names and addresses of prisoners.


11.10.2008 08:28
This month in DIY Education: October
Fall is upon us and a with a new season comes a new monthly email we'll be sending out to inform you of the great workshops, classes, and other empowering educational opportunities in the Portland region. This calendar is also available online at our website:  http://portland.freeskool.org with more details and often with new or updates classes so make sure to check there too.

"How can I start a class" you ask? Well, its easy! You can teach something that you are passionate about, or maybe start a group to discuss something you'd like to learn more of. It can be in your living room, a park, or any other community space. We have lots more resources for starting a class and finding a space on our website. Read below for some fine examples of grassroots education happening this month, or you can also attend our...


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