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Please join us for a demonstration in downtown Portland at noon on Thursday, April 22nd (Earth Day), to demonstrate your opposition to Liquefied Natural Gas development on public land!
This rally coincides with two important LNG happenings this month: The state of Oregon is considering extending a lease for Oregon LNG on the publicly owned Skipanon Peninsula in Warrenton. At the same time, Oregon LNG is being investigated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for misconduct and abuse of stakeholders in the permitting process. On the day of our rally the FERC investigative hearing on Oregon LNG's misconduct will be held at Portland City Hall and we will be there to show our opposition to LNG in Oregon!
No LNG Development on Public Lands!
Noon-1pm in front of Portland City Hall
1120 SW 4th Avenue
Thursday, April 22nd - Earth Day
There is a benefit for Portland books to prisoners this Friday at the red and black cafe. The taxpayers and Lee Corey Oswald are playing. There may be a surprise band or two as well. The fun starts at 6:30 pm. Donations appreciated. the red and black cafe is located at 400 Southeast 12th Avenue. no one turned away for lack of funds.
The Panel on Police Use of Force and Accountability is an event taking place TONIGHT at PCC Cascade.
*With exception of the organizers, speakers and a small circle of involved people, The community is largely unaware of this important conversation taking place.
*The Agenda is exclusively focused on reformist measures in reaction to recent police murders.
*Be Present, Loud and Proud! Lets break they box that this discussion is currently in!
*T.J. Browning, The Chair of Portland Police Bureau Advisory Committee will be there.
*Its sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department of Portland Community College. The up and coming police force of the future.
More Info on the Panel:
SEE YOU ALL THERE!
A Short Introduction:
The idea and focus behind this conference is to bring different types of anarchist practice to the for-front and begin moving away from specific theoretical engagements. Rather than taking theory and separating it from its everyday practice. This is an attempt at allocating theory the ideas brought up in discussion and talked about and beginning to practice them (IE. Praxis). There will be no specific theory leading the discussions or dialogue throughout the time except for the person. The set up is to have the ability to talk and discuss the ideas in an open manner. So after every discussion there will be a small open dialogue about the ideas.
Join us for the beginning of a whole week of events. Please come to this to learn about the daily events of the rest of the week, including protests, leaf-letting, film screenings, an ADL benefit show, and other awesome actions!!
Saturday, April 17th- World Week for Animals In Labs Kick-Off Party!
Red & Black Cafe- SE 12th & Oak, 7p FREE!!
Speakers from In Defense of Animals
-Cape Perpetua (Acoustic Doom)
-Evan Sadlou (Folk/Inde)
-Slow Teeth (Vaudevillian Anarcho-Folk)
Plus Inspirational Films of Activists Kicking Vivisection Ass!
Over 20 million animals suffer and die in U.S. laboratories every year. These innocent victims are subjected to addictive drugs, caustic chemicals, ionizing radiation, chemical and biological weapons, electric shock, deprivation of food and/or water, psychological torture and many other horrors. World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week (April 17th - 25th, 2010) is an annual, international event where activists come together to make a difference for these animals. These animals are depending on each one of us to stand up and act on their behalf.
During May an exhibit, event and fundraiser will take place to benefit Portland's own anarchist and radical publisher and printer Eberhardt Press.
The exhibit will run throughout the month of May at Red and Black Cafe - 400 SE 12 Ave @ Oak St. Portland - www.redandblackcafe.com
Posters, propaganda, books, zines and other printed materials which enliven and educate will be exhibited. Additionally, copies of Eberhardt Press titles will be available for sale. To view the exhibit, donate and purchase titles please visit during the Cafe's open hours 9am to 11pm, 7days a week.
Closing Party Friday May 28, 2010, 7pm at the Red & Black Cafe. $5 - 20 suggestion donation; Beer provided to all those who donate.
On May 15th, Portland is joining the worldwide protest for Lolita, the orca whale to be "RETIRED" from Miami Seaquarium to a seapen provided by the Orca Network in the Puget Sound of Washington.
Please join us May 15, 2010 from 12-2 at Waterfront Park at the Saturday Market entrance.
One location of 30 cities WORLDWIDE peacefully protesting for Lolita to be retired from Miami Seaquarium!
Lolita is an Orca whale captured off the shores of Whidbey Island, WA at age 4. A capture team using speedboats, airplanes and explosives forced the entire Southern Resident orca community into a narrow cove where they corralled all 110 orcas. When they chose the young ones to ship to marine parks around the world, Lolita was delivered to the Miami Seaquarium.
Lolita has lived 37 years in a tiny tank that is barely legal by the standards of the Animal Welfare Act. For a wild animal who swims 35mph up to 100 miles a day, this is extreme cruelty.
In response to the recent deaths of Aaron Campbell and Jack Collins by members of the Portland Police Bureau, a group of concerned individuals and community organizations, with support from the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods will facilitate a series of community speak-outs in April. In the first of a series, Community Report Part 1: A Call to Action will be held on Wednesday April 14, 2010 at Curious Comedy Theatre 5225 NE MLK at Vanport Plaza, beginning at 6:30pm.
"Freedom of Speech Now!" will feature several internationally recognized political prisoners & the movements they were and are apart of. From black liberation in the 60's, the American Indian Movement of the 70's and the environmental movement of today, they have all faced government repression as they confronted an oppressive status quo. In the end their struggles created lasting positive changes and inspiration for a continued struggle.
The Northwest Detention Center is located in the tide flats of Tacoma at 1623 East J Street. Plan to be in front of the prison at 11AM on Saturday April 17th. Bring anything that makes hella *noise* plus fliers (anti-prison, anti-border, anti-ICE/cops, etc.) banners, signs, etc.
One of the best ways to help stop LNG development in Oregon is to get on the ground and see what is threatened for yourself. The Palomar Pipeline threatens to clearcut some of our remaining ancient forests in Mt. Hood National Forest. By witnessing our forests as they stand today, you will be a stronger advocate for their future!
For the monthly Bark we will be hiking to the proposed pipeline route along the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River, staying on trail for most of the day. The trail is easy to moderate hiking. We will be hiking approximately three miles. It also provides fantastic views, so don't forget your camera!
Monday April 12 2010 6pm
In Other Words Women's Books and Resources
8 NE Killingsworth
Olin hosts a study group the second Monday of every month from 6-8pm at In Other Words*. Each month we choose a different theme and read an article for discussion.
While every month is different, past discussions have revolved heavily around how our background in international solidarity work can be applied and manifested locally. On what we can learn in our struggles here at home by looking across the borders and also how our work is unique.
This month we chose an article written with that in mind, with the intention of making those connections. While this article focuses on events in Minneapolis and Oaxaca specifically the local and international relevance at this moment should be clear: http://elenemigocomun.net/3050/x/en
This Friday, April 9th at 5 PM, we are calling for a general assembly to meet at NW Everett and 13th (the intersection where James Chasse was fatally beaten by the police two years ago) to begin discussing a response to these armed gangs of police. Bring your experience, your ideas, your neighbors, and your open ears. Come prepared to listen, to speak, and to act.
In the past two months, the Portland Police murdered two men in the midst of mental health crises. Aaron Campbell and Jack Dale Collins join the growing roster of those who did not have to die, those murdered by the police and the lack of mental health services in our communities. Those who deserve services are given bullets and beatings instead, and the police continue to act with impunity.
ALL OUT for a march and demonstration in Olympia against the violence of the police, in solidarity with our Portland and Bay Area friends and all of West Coast resistance to the brutality of the state.
OLYMPIA THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH
MEET: at the corner of the shopping center on Harrison and Division.
WEAR: Black, or whatever you want, to honor the dead.
DEMONSTRATE: YOUR CONCERNS.
You are invited to participate in Days of Action on April 8th and 9th in response to the recent murders of Jack Dale Collins and Aaron Campbell. These murders are the latest perpetrated by the Portland police, which follow the murder of Oscar Grant months ago in the Bay Area.
AND LEST WE FORGET: the Olympia Police Department has blood on its hands as well, of course. It is the blood of Jose Ramirez-Jimenez who was shot and killed by Olympia officers Paul Bakala, Mike Hovda, and Chuck Gassett and Stephen Edwards, murdered by Olympia police officers Paul Bakala and Jeff Jordan who were rewarded by their masters with a paid vacation after the killings and praised by the local newspaper The Olympian.
The community of Chaco Rio in the Navajo Nation (SW of Farmington, New Mexico) has been blockading entry to the site of a proposed 1,500 megawatt coal fired power plant since December of 2006. Desert Rock would be the third coal plant within a 20-mile radius in a region already suffering from extreme levels of toxic emissions.
As part of a west coast speaking tour, Elouise Brown, Dine (Navajo) traditionalist and president of the Dooda Desert Rock committee, will speak about dangers posed by the coal industry, the exploitation of indigenous land by energy companies, and the ongoing struggle to prevent the Desert Rock plant from ever existing.
WED 4/7 4:30 PM NAYA - 5135 NE Columbia Blvd.
WED 4/7 7:00 PM Red & Black Cafe - 400 SE 12th
THU 4/8 6:00 PM Reed College, Vollum Center - 3203 SE Woodstock
FRI 4/9 6:00 PM KBOO - 90.7 FM
One of the worst criminals in these dis-united states has been invited to speak tonight at Lewis & Clark College. Instead of rotting away in a jail cell, this neocon thug was asked to participate in Lewis & Clark's 48th Annual International Affairs Symposium. It seems only fair that we the people show up tonight to protest Lewis and Clark's stupidity and criminality (yes, criminality!) by inviting this warmongering scum to their campus!
The Civil Liberties Defense Center in conjunction with Amigos & the Eugene Free School Program is proud to announce FREE "Know Your Rights" trainings for the public presented in both English and Spanish. Participants are asked to bring paper and pen for note taking purposes. The Civil Liberties Defense Center's mission is to strengthen, inform, and increase the efficiency of the progressive social change movement. Our projects educate people about their rights and why they are important. "Know Your Rights" trainings are specifically tailored to meet the needs of participants.
From the Bay to the Sound: No More Police Killings!
West Coast Days of Action April 8-9
Oscar Grant, Aaron Campbell, and all the others: We Won't Forget!
Freedom for Joel Dow and Holly Works!
Organize protests and autonomous actions in your own city!
The only times the police have ever been held responsible for their murders is when we take to the streets and halt business as usual. Following the law, being peaceful, being quiet, has never discouraged police violence, because it is the function of the police to use violence against the exploited, against the oppressed, against those who fight back.
Juan Melendez-Colon spent 17 years, 8 months and 1 day on death row for a crime he did not commit. He will be sharing his story as part of a larger discussion on the death penalty and the criminal justice system on Wednesday, April 14th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland. Please join us and bring your family and friends.
Today marks the 2 month anniversary of the execution of Aaron Campbell at his doorstep by officer Ronald Frashour. Aaron, a father of four, had been taking care of his brother Timothy who was slowly passing away from kidney failure, in the months prior to his death. Daily Aaron nursed him and kept his brother company at his bed side at OHSU. On January 29th Aarons brother passed. The intense grief and stress of months of slowly watching his brother fade led Aaron to a break down. Having no one else to turn to his girlfriend made a call to the Portland Police in hopes that they would calm Aaron; instead, officer Ronald Frashour murdered Aaron at his door step. Shooting him in back with his AR-15 assault riffle.
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