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Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza from KBOO's Voices from the Edge morning talk radio program will interview Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, live on stage to discuss the paperback release of her book Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times and about her experiences as an award-winning ground-breaking journalist.
A Conversation with Amy Goodman - Benefit for KBOO
Saturday, April 11
Noon, doors open at 11am
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, Portland
Advance sales available through the Crystal Ballroom Box Office, Bagdad Theater or in person at KBOO
Bike the Pipe event This Saturday will tour parts of the proposed LNG pipeline in the Willamette Valley from the seat post. Ride will be easy-going, informative, and help to forge connections with immediately affected communities and local climate & anti-pipe activists. Pdx ride will gather @ the PGE Park MAX (7:15) & then bike from Hillsboro to the Main Meetup @ Pacific U (9:00). Ride set to end at 4:00.
Communicating to those personally responsible for trashing our forests, poisoning our citizens, fouling our drinking water, and killing our salmon is a tactic often forgotten in grassroots advocacy to protect our priceless forests. But folksinger Utah Phillips spoke the truth when he said: "The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses."
I'm writing to inform you that as of March 2009, Eco-Advocates (aka: Cascadia's Ecosystem Advocates) has officially relaunched the Boycott of Umpqua Bank or Stumpqua (stumpquabank.com) to send a strong message to bank Chairman/timber baron Allyn Ford (owner of Roseburg Forest Products) to replace his obsolete deforestry practices of toxic clearcutting and taxpayer-subsidized public lands logging with responsible and ethical forestry practices on his own land.
The Stumpqua Bank Boycott gives average citizens the power to apply direct pressure to an individual personally responsible (Ford is SOLE OWNER of Roseburg Forest Products) for poisoning our children, trashing our forests, and spoiling our drinking water. A letter or phone call only means so much to a greedy timber baron. But if you put your money where your mouth is and withdraw your accounts from Ford's precious Umpqua Bank -- whether it's $100 or $100 million -- you can rest assured he'll sit up and take notice.
Greetings, Comrades! This is the fourth intentional communication from the Booking Committee at the Red and Black Café! After a long, hectic March full of schizophrenic weather, we approach April with some weariness. There are still some fantastic things happening, though, so please check out the full list of events and come out!
Don't forget this (other) great event this weekend. Thanks for the support....
For the past 30 years, anonymous members of the Animal Liberation Front have carried out over 1,000 covert actions around the world in the name of animal liberation. Working outside of the confines of the law, these activists achieve results not by traditional methods of leafleting and protesting, but by freeing animals from cages, disassembling machinery used in the exploitation of animals and destroying inhumane facilities used to house animals for commercial use. Peter Young is an animal rights activists and former animal liberation prisoner. Sentenced to 2 years in prison for the release and conspiracy to release thousands of mink from fur farms across the Midwest, Young brings life to stories of animal liberation, political repression and sacrifice in the name of animal liberation.
The Anatomy of High Impact Direct Action presentation featuring Peter Young will be held on March 29, 2009, at 2p.m. at Portland State University in Room 238 of the Smith Memorial Union Building. Admission is free.
Sunday March 29th at 4:30 pm in front of the
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland
If you pay taxes, you are helping to pay for Israel's war crimes. Comes show your disgust at this important protest: Stop the $7 million a day of US military aid to Israel - End the influence of the Zionist lobby in Washington
PROTEST: The annual dinner of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Oregon -an event which organizers describe as "the largest pro-Israel political event in Oregon" Show our politicians that we do not support their unconditional support for the Israeli military, regardless of that military's human rights violations.
For more information see: endisraeliapartheid.org or call 503-421-6845...Oregon politicians have an abysmal record on support for Palestinian equal rights:
Fire, windstorms, insects and disease have been a part of Pacific Northwest forests for millennia. These natural disturbance are frequently dubbed "catastrophic" to the landscape. Yet in the past 150 years man has left a significant imprint on the land through logging, road building and grazing.
Have a little free time during the week and want to spend it on the Columbia river? Sea Lion Defense Brigade are seeking volunteers to record any hazing, trapping, or killing of sea lions on the river. Any video recorded could go to protecting these creatures, if you're interested, this would be the time to help.
Sea Lion Defense Brigade is looking for people to monitor the government trapping sites intended to trap, relocate a few, and kill dozens of sea lions. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) do not want people to witness or record these events.
The situation currently:
Fishermen and government employees are violently hazing the sea lions at the Bonneville Dam (40 miles east of Portland on I84) everyday. Two traps are set up by the dam and are visible from the Washington side of the Columbia River. Two California sea lions have already been put to death by lethal injection and another 83 are on the list of execution. Another trapping and branding site is in Astoria, OR.
In the first (for real this time) installment of our Wellness Training Series the Rosehip Medic Collective will present home remedies for common maladies. We will teach herbal options and other DIY techniques for dealing with problems ranging from headaches to yeast infections. Along with this we will clearly explain red flags associated with common illnesses and problems to help you decide when to seek professional or even emergency services.
When: March 28th from 3-6pm
Where: Black Rose Info Shop 4038 N. Mississippi Ave.
What to bring: Yourself, your friends, water, some snack food to share, something to write with and something to write on
With deadlines fast approaching, action is needed now to avoid Portland ratepayer and taxpayer costs of approximately $800 million dollars in capital expenses ($1.6 billion including debt service) for blindly mandated source water treatment and open reservoir removal. This, for no measurable public health benefit and without rational relevance to the intent of the LT2 Rule.
Time is of the essence to urge and press Portland City Council to vigorously seek legislative relief from the onerous and misdirected requirements of the EPA's Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2). Otherwise, the result will be the costly loss of our open reservoirs and costly filtration of our pristine Bull Run water. There is a critical public hearing on [Wednesday] March 25, 2009 at 2:30, at City Hall downtown. There, the Water Bureau will be asking City Council to accept and include in the budget plans to eliminate all 5 open reservoirs & build a filtration plant.
The PDX Peace Coalition presents Change ? War, a public performance and education forum to take place on Saturday, April 4th, 2009. We will gather to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, and join with brothers and sisters worldwide to call for the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. The event will also commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which linked unjust social conditions with aggressive U.S. military policy.
For a free vinyl sticker made in the US by patriotic citizens who love this country, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Change Sticker Offer 19754 McKillop Rd. N.E. Scotts Mills, Oregon 97375 Donations are appreciated and will go back into more stickers.
In Defense of Animals (IDA) will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square for a lunchtime outreach to share vegan food samples and let people taste just how yummy compassion can be. Activists will hand out free Lightlife "Smart Dogs" veggie dogs and cupcakes from Sweet Pea Baking Company, a local vegan bakery, during this upbeat event aimed at helping people kick the meat habit. [ Read More | Meatout.org | In Defense of Animals ]
What: Great American Meatout
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square, corner of SW Yamhill and Broadway
When: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Your Choice (you can't go to both but you gotta go to one!!)
"Creative Direct Action"
6pm, Thursday March 19th, 2009
City Repair Head Quarters, 3125 E Burnside
"Becoming the Media: A Critical History of Clamor Magazine"
Thursday, March 19, 2009, 7 p.m.
Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, Portland
The City Repair Project is hosting a series of ten workshops to assist organizers in working more cohesively, effectively and inclusively. For information on the complete workshop series check out http://www.cityrepair.org/wiki.php/wow
Over 800 million people are going with out regualr meals as a result of
the global economic crisis. Over 20 percent of public school students in
America are homeless. Record forclosures are sending families to seek
meals at Food Not Bombs in communities all over the globe.
Join us Wed March 18th at the Red and Black Cafe at 7pm for a presentation by one of the founders of food not bombs, Keith Mchenry. Intrested in learening more about Food Not Bombs history or wanting to help out in portland? Come on down for the presentation and meet people from Portland Food Not Bombs and learn how to get involved in the local chapters.
Six years ago, the call went out to people; "We march when they start bombing" & "When bombs drop Portland stops". It was simply a matter of time before the United States attacked Iraq and people around the world were prepared to show the US gov't that it wouldn't go unchallenged. In Portland, Oregon, thousands of people set out to 'shut down the city' and succeeded in blocking three interstate highways and as many bridges, as well as occupying a major intersection until far into the night and early morning.
Police were brutal in their response. Independent videographers outnumbered corporate cameramen by a large margin, and 'Day X' is the best coverage of the day & night of resistance. Compiled by Portland Indymedia activists from footage from many different independent media cameras, 'Day X' is the people of Portland's story on how we responded directly after the US invaded Iraq.
Tonight, Portland Anti-Imperialists will be screening this documentary at the Red and Black Cafe, starting at 7pm. After the video, we will have a panel discussion with some of the videoistas from the day and people that organized resistance on that day.
Arizona is the testing ground for right-wing immigration policy. If we cannot stop it there, we'll see similar activities spread across the country. It is crucial that we raise awareness and collect resources in support of the communities terrorized by the Maricopa Sheriff and his volunteer posses.
We will hear from Portland delegates that attended the gathering, the march, and collected testimony from people affected by Arpaio's terrorism. We will also come together to agree on strategic actions that the Portland community can take to stand in solidarity with the Phoenix community and also show the country that we will not tolerate hateful policies anymore.
Come hear local activists report back from Phoenix, Arizona. Stop the hate! Stop Joe Arpaio! Stop ICE raids!
When: March 10th, 7-9pm
Where: VOZ 1131 SE Oak
Anarchist, SDSer and community organizer Forest Student is currently spending 60 days in jail for crimes he did not commit on May Day 2008 in Olympia, WA.
Forest was rounded up along with five other anarchists on May Day in Olympia in 2008 during a march for a project initiated by SDS, MEChA, IVAW and the IWW to make Olympia a sanctuary city for both undocumented workers and war resisters. Some participants of the march targeted US Bank and Bank of America during the march and the police came en force, arresting six anarchists, and brutalizing many others at the march.
During the trial, Forest took an Alfred plea bargain (saying he didn't commit the crime he was charged with but pleading guilty because there is a chance he would loose in court and he couldn't take that chance), pleading a felony and a gross misdemeanor down to two gross misdemeanors. Forest's plea did not implicate anyone else.
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, a leading international medical humanitarian organization seeks medical and non-medical workers for its fieldwork.
Seeking physicians, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, midwives, epidemiologists, mental heath specialists, medical laboratory scientists, technicians, and technologists, pharmacists, administrative professionals, finance professionals, water/sanitation specialists, construction experts, and logistics professionals.
A recruitment information Session will be held Monday, 9 March 08, 7PM, REI, 1405 NW Johnson Street, Portland 97209.
For more information, visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org
Two of the RNC 8 are hitting the road on the west coast next week! Come say hello at the following events: Monday, March 9 Presentation at Evergreen College, Olympia 5:30pm Building E, Room 1105 Free
Tuesday, March 10 Presentation at Reed College, Portland
Followed by a concert with David Rovics! 5-7pm Eliot Hall Chapel, 3203 Woodstock Blvd Free
Wednesday, March 11 Presentation at Red and Black Cafe, Portland
followed by music by the Dapper Cadavers and Steve Arceri 6pm 400 SE 12th Ave Donations at the door [more dates in READ MORE link]
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