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ome get involved in creating alternatives to food industrialization and promoting public health education for the masses. You needn't be a raw foodist to get involved. Raw fruits and vegetables are as important to the seasoned vegan as they are to sickly SADer (standard American diet eater. This forum is for all sorts of networking for meaningful social change. Mainly we will be focusing on a) meeting new friends and discussing politics around food, and b) organizing raw vegan potlucks, raw vegan skill shares, food not bombs and support groups.
Karen Coulter, Director of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project (and a Reed graduate of '81) will be presenting a slide show about forest ecology and forest protection in Eastern Oregon, covering tree species, wildlife at risk, field surveying and legal protection, and Forest Service excuses to log unsustainably and threaten wildlife, as well as experiments in collaboration with local communities, loggers and ranchers to move toward ecologically sound restoration.
Monday April 27th, 7pm
[...] in the Blue Heron Infoshop, (Gray Campus Center Room 34), Reed College , 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland, OR 97202
Join Immigrant and Labor Rights advocates at the Oregon State Capitol on May 1st!
On Friday May 1st in commemoration of International Workers' Day, Immigrant and Labor Rights advocates will march and rally at the Oregon State Capitol to call on elected leaders to:
-Pass Comprehensive Immigration reform NOW!
-Stop ICE raids, end the detentions and stop separating families!
-Restore Drivers' License access to All Oregon Residents!
-Protect and Support Workers' Rights & Just Wages
Date: Friday, MAY 1st , 2009 , Time: 11AM-3PM. Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97309
The current operating contract for the Northwest Detention Center expires at midnight on Thursday 23 April. Because of delays caused by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee - Tacoma this contract will have to be extended on an emergency basis. A request for proposals has only just been released
For some of us it's always traveling season, and for others summer is fast approaching and new adventures are right around the corner. How ever often you make it out on the road, now is the time to learn about Common Traveler Troubles!
From the potential bugs and bellyaches found in crowded houses and unfamiliar kitchens to the rashes and funguses that appear in transit, the Rosehip Medics Collective hopes to offer DIY remedies to common ailments and rumor-busting red flags to help you decide when to seek medical attention.
When: May 2nd 12:30pm-3:30pm
Where: People's Food Co-op (3029 SE 21st)
Trans' and Womyn's Action Camp (TWAC) 2009 is a gathering of eco-activists,
who are also working to bring down patriarchy. Come out for a 6 day training,
workshop, and action event in the Cascadia bio-region, same location as the Round
River Rondezvous 09, from June 20th-26th, 2009.
Is Andrej Grubacic speaking in Portland? It's up to you[?] I just wanted to let people know that Andrej Grubacic who co-wrote Wobblies and Zapatistas with Staughton Lynd is coming up to the northwest for a speaking tour May 10-15. He will talk about anarchism in the 21st century - a way forward and will share some of his personal experiences with organizing with the Belgrade Libertarian Group in Yugoslavia and in the US and elsewhere as an anarchist. Of course, he will also talk about his book a little. He told me that he would really, really like to speak in Portland and is interested in speaking there on Sunday May 10th.
Beyond Patriarchy 2009
May 1-3 , University of Oregon, Eugene OR
Free and open to the public with keynote speaker Andrea Smith, Friday May 1
Port Militarization Resistance (PMR) has organized a rally in response to the appearance of at least 130 Strykers in the Port of Tacoma. This rally will occur at the foot of the staircase in front of the University of Washington Tacoma campus on Pacific Ave between 17th and 19th St. at 11:30am Friday, April 17. These Strykers appeared in the Port on April 15 and it is believed they are headed to Fort Lewis for repairs to be shipped back to a war zone at a later date.
There will be a spokes council friday at 4pm at coffee strong for groups to coordinate actions.
There will be a prespokes meeting friday at 3pm at coffee strong for people who are unaffiliated with an affinity groups to meet up.
Justice for Jason Demonstration
May 8th 4:00 pm.
Federal Court house in Portland Or.
My unarmed 17 year old son was executed by the Vancouver Police Department on Mother's Day May 8. I am organizing a demonstration against excessive force and violence.
My 17 year old son, Jason, was shot 11 times by officer Richard Torres of the Vancouver police department.
From 11:21 am, to 11: 24 am. ( 3 minutes ) ; Jason was followed, pitted, and executed.
When I received the call, stating my son had died; I flew flat to the floor, the phone flew out of my hand, NOOOO!!! I live with a pain that never goes away. Jason's sister was 16 years old; I can't begin to tell you the damage her brothers death has done to her life.
I am angrey, I'm asking for support in this journey of healing
As the economic crisis deepens our movements must come together to protect our rights and build an economy that works for everyone.
Today, faced with a crumbling economic system and increasing attacks on immigrants and working people in general, we must join together to defend our basic rights to health and happiness.
1-4 pm poster making and party
4-5 pm rally (speakers and music)
Please come out to support ending the cruel, wasteful, and unscientific practice of vivisection. OHSU performs these experiments on thousands of animals. Dogs, cats, mice, sheep, birds, primates and other animals all suffer an unnatural life and death in confinement behind the walls of OHSU.
We're a group of community members concerned with police accountability and abuse. We "copwatch" by holding discussions on how to interact with the police in addition to going on "patrols" to legally observe the police when they stop people.
Join Lize Mogel and Cara Baldwin for a discussion on the intersection between radical artistic practice, cartography and activism.
Hey y'all we cordially invite you to check out any of our upcoming forest defense related events in Eugene Oregon in preparation for the summer...and we'd love to hear from anyone wanting to get involved.
The killing has begun on the Columbia. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has already started killing sea lions on their hit list - animals who have been seen eating even ONE salmon at the Bonneville Dam. They've even claimed the authority to kill animals NOT on their list. Last week, four more beloved friends were put to death behind our backs by callous government agents who believe they can get away with this. Stop the river of blood! We have to keep pressure on, and set the record straight regarding this misguided government plan to kill a protected species in a dubious effort to "save" endangered salmon for fishermen's nets. So we're chartering the 'Cool Bus', a bio-diesel bus with room for 25 activists, and taking a road trip to Salem for a demonstration at the ODFW headquarters. After the one-hour demo, we will head to the Capitol to visit our legislators to ask them to cancel sea lion killing, a plan that fails to address the real problems that plague salmon recovery; overfishing, the dams, and habitat destruction.
RSVP today, as we still have a few seats left on the Cool Bus, and we'd love for you to join us. Save some lives this Thursday.
WHEN: Thursday, April 16, Bus leaves at 10 am
WHERE: Meeting at In Defense of Animals office, NE 18th and Alberta, boarding a bus and driving to Salem.
As Wall St. corporations grew bigger and bigger until they were "too big to fail," they also became so politically powerful that they led to distorted and unfair policies that served companies, not citizens.
To stop the banks, Americans are planning forceful, creative actions all over the country for April 11. We'll make our voices resound in those closed-door meetings with the bankers. Spread the word!
JOIN THE ACTION IN PORTLAND SATURDAY APRIL 11, 2009 (4/11) IN PIONEER SQUARE (715 SW Morrison St, Portland, Oregon)
Come to Pioneer Square 10am Saturday April 11th to help defend the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Patrick Ryan will be speaking tonight at 6:30pm on KBOO to speak on Mumia's court case.
Today, the US Supreme Court rejected Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal for a new guilt-phase trial. The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to consider the Philadelphia DA's separate appeal, which is attempting to execute Abu-Jamal WITHOUT a new sentencing hearing.
In response to today's rejection, Abu-Jamal's lead attorney Robert R. Bryan will be filing a "petition for re-hearing" at the US Supreme Court.
Hey everybody. If you are among the many people who are opposed to the idea of a $4billion, 12-lane freeway expansion project in North Portland for the benefit of Vancouver, please take a few minutes to copy and paste this letter
Come celebrate mayday as it was meant to be enjoyed. A celebration of fun and leisure where it can be found in capitalistic society. You're taking the day off work anyway, and we can still get you to the rally and march on time. 12 noon, May 1st, Colonel Summers Park (20th Ave and Belmont St)
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