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Two events will be held in Oregon on Saturday, May 29th:
Salem March and Rally
Capitol Building, 11am
Coordinated by CAUSA and others.
Portland March and Vigil (with speakers and music)
SW 3rd and Madison, 5pm
Coordinated by the Portland Immigrants Rights Coalition
and Portland May Day Coalition
For more information:
SALEM: (503) 984-6816, http://www.causaoregon.org
PORTLAND: (503) 233-6787, http://maydaypdx.blogspot.com
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
There is a Sit-Out planned against the new Sit-Lie Ordinances that further criminalize Portland's homeless population. We are targeting the Portland Business Alliance because they are the biggest proponent of the ordinance, claiming sitting or lying homeless people interfere with business and prevent potential customers from entering their businesses.
The sit-out will take place at 7AM-9AM at the Portland Business Alliance located on SW 2nd and Market.
We are starting EARLY at 7 AM!!
Residents of the Pacific Northwest oppose NW Natural's Palomar pipeline in an effort to protect Oregon values: clean water, protected salmon runs, healthy forests, family farms and a clean energy future. NW Natural, in partnership with TransCanada Gas Transmission, is proposing the Palomar pipeline, a 217-mile natural gas pipeline that would connect to a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal on the Columbia River to the California-bound pre-existing GTN pipeline. With the LNG Palomar pipeline, NW Natural threatens hundreds of landowners in the Willamette Valley with eminent domain, while bringing heavy construction to cross 300 rivers and streams, and a 47-mile long clear-cut through Mt. Hood National Forest. A broad coalition of NW Natural ratepayers, shareholders, environmentalists, fishermen, foresters, and farmers are demanding that the company cancel the unnecessary and unethical pipeline plan.
When: May 27 1-4pm. Political speakers and media invited at 2:30pm.
Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK BLVD Portland, Or
AMA (Albina Ministerial Alliance) to hold public forum on fatal police shooting of Keaton Otis. IT will take place this Thursday, May 20th, at 7PM at the First Unitarian Church (SW Main and 13th).
The State Street 29 is a group of individuals who were arrested on the night of April 8th, 2010. They were arrested at a march consisting of over 60 people that took place in downtown Olympia. The march was done in solidarity with the West Coast Days of Action against State Violence to draw attention to the fact that police everywhere are perpetuating and fostering fear among our communities. This march was done in solidarity with Portland, in response to the killing of Jackie Dale Collins. All funds will go to the State Street 29 Support Committee < http://statestreet29.wordpress.com/>
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Red and Black Cafe
Street: 400 Southeast 12th Avenue
City/Town: Portland, OR
Performances by: Nuestro, Dapper Cadavers and Also featuring:
B-Media Collective Film Premier!!!... ..
Taking place at Plan b-1305 se. 8th ave.
With music by-
MOMENT IN STATIC
Heading into Summer, the Rosehip Medics are preparing another Street Medic training--to accommodate increasing activity & community-building efforts in Portland and all over the West Coast. Learn the basics of providing first aid, emergency support, & DIY healthcare for protests/actions & communities of resistance. Registration is open but limited--so sign up soon!
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now reviewing a "Title V" operating permit that would allow PGE's Boardman plant to continue polluting our environment and harming our health. This permit is an opportunity for DEQ to require full compliance with the Clean Air Act by requiring the best available pollution control technology at the plant. These costly measures could force PGE to close by 2014.
BACKGROUND: Portland General Electric (PGE) operates Oregon's only coal-fired power plant located in Boardman, Oregon. The Boardman Coal Plant emits 5 million tons of carbon dioxide, over 15,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide and over 200 pounds of mercury every single year making it a major source of air pollution in the Gorge, and Oregon's largest stationary source of global warming pollution.
WHAT: Public hearing on the future of the Boardman coal-fired power plant. The DEQ is taking public comment on the Title V "Acid Rain" operating permit for Portland General Electric's Boardman coal-fired power plant.
PROTEST PARAMILITARY ATTACK ON AID WORKERS IN OAXACA, MEXICO
12 NOON MONDAY MAY 3rd Meet at the Mexican Consulate SW 13th and Morrison in Portland
PROTESTA CONTRA AL ATAQUE PARAMILITAR DE LOS TRABAJADORES HUMANITARIOS EN OAXACA, MEXICO
12:00 del lunes 03 de mayo En frente del Consulado de M?xico SW 13th y Morrison en Portland
On Tuesday, April 27th, a caravan headed to San Juan Copala was attacked by gunmen identified as members of UBISORT, an organization with affiliations with the PRI (Independent Revolutionary Party) political party. At least two are reported dead, Beatriz Carino, director of CACTUS, and Jyri Antero Jaakkola, an observer from Finland, several are missing, and at least one is wounded.
Video: Portland Solidarity Statement 5.3.10
Thursday, April 29 at Noon meet at Sisters for a quick rally and then parade through Old Town spreadin the message that SIDEWALKS ARE FOR EVERYONE and celebrating our community! At 1:30 pm, we sign up to testify against the Sidewalk management Ordinance at City Hall and then pack the council chambers at 2 pm!
Portland General Electric (PGE) operates Oregon's only coal plant located in Boardman, Oregon. The Boardman Coal Plant emits 5 million tons of carbon dioxide, over 15,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide and over 200 pounds of mercury every single year making it Oregon's largest stationary source of air and global warming pollution.
Hi everyone, Help protect three Blue Mountains National Forests from long-term Forest Service management harms. Spread the word & attend the [LAST] public meeting in Portland on [Wed] April 28 at the Red Lion Convention Center, 1021 NE Grande Ave, 5 to 8 PM
The new Blue Mountains Forest Plan will guide management of over 5 million acres of our public lands for the next 15 to 20 years on the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. Your public comments are essential - it is of paramount importance that the new Forest Plan is founded on sound science; protects old growth forests, roadless wildlands, and salmon waterways; maintains biodiversity; and provides for the recovery of imperiled wildlife, fish, birds, and plants. Sierra Club members, volunteers, and allies are a powerful influence helping ensure the protection and resilience of these 3 Blue Mountains national forests! Comments are due by or before May 25.
Based upon public involvement, the Forest Service will issue a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for additional public comments in 2011. The final decision is expected in 2012. Help us ensure this process gets off to a sound conservation beginning!
The Portland Restaurant Workers Association (PRWA) is proud to present Know Your Kitchen! a series of free job skills workshops. The workshops will educate workers on the kitchen techniques they need to advance in the restaurant industry, and allow already familiar workers a chance to hone their skills.
The Know Your Kitchen! workshops will be led by award-winning chef Andrew H. Garrett in the test kitchen of Bargreen and Ellingson: Fodservice Supply and Design.
The Chicago Conspiracy begins on March 29, 1985. On this day, two young
brothers and militants of the MIR, Rafael and Eduardo Vergara, were gunned down by police as they walked through the politically active community Villa Francia. The Chicago Conspiracy is about today. Following a national plebiscite in 1988, the dictator Pinochet ended his rule in 1990, yet the struggle against both dictatorship and democracy continues.
MONDAY, APRIL 26 at 7 PM
Red and Black Cafe
TUESDAY, APRIL 27 at 8:30 PM
Lewis and Clark
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Recently, Congressman Kurt Schrader said he wants to expand Free Trade Agreements to new contries - the same type of agreements that have cost Oregon thousands of jobs. He told the "Oregonian" that he is unwilling to continue unemployment benefits for people who can't find work.
Please join with Jobs with Justice, the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Union of Unemployed and others to demand jobs and unemployment benefits for those that have lost their jobs to the Republican/Banker/Wall Street economic collapse.
Rally for Oregon Jobs
Thursday, April 22 - 12 noon
Congressman Schraders's Office
8th & Main - Oregon City, OR
There is much change and revitalized energy in Cascadia. Get your events posted in our monthly calendar! Get us to interview you about your activist work! It is time to create a new movement. It is time to birth a new anarcha leaning publication. It is TIME! The Portland Alliance is looking for experienced journalists to contribute to our ever evolving publication!
In Portland, a long-time anti-racist is targeted for assassination in the downtown area. In Vancouver, BC, an anti-fascist activist's house is bombed. In Los Angeles, the National Socialist Movement rallies and is opposed by hundreds. In the Northwest, the Aryan Nations faces resistance as it searches for a community to base its new compound.
* How are white supremacists organizing in Portland? On the West Coast generally? Should neo-Nazis just be ignored?
* How have communities responded to white supremacist activity, and what can we learn? Are there lessons from Portland's own history?
* Is neo-Nazi organizing connected to anti-immigrant movements? The Tea Party phenomenon? How?
We are hosting a panel discussion and community speak-out to address these and other questions. Our goal is to bring people together who are interested in this topic, provide broader context & resources, as well as to kick-start conversations about building responses. Please bring your ideas and enthusiasm for the efforts ahead. We look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday, April 24, 7PM-9PM
First Unitarian Church, Buchan Reception Hall
1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland
FREE educational event (donations accepted)
phone / vm: 971.533.7832
Ashanti Alston Omawali will be speaking in Portland this Wed and Thurs, the 21st and 22nd.
Ashanti started a Black Panther chapter in New Jersey, was a member of the Black Liberation Army, spent twelve years in jail, and is an anarchist. For a time he was on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, and is part of the IAS' Speakers Bureau. He's an aweseome guy and a great public speaker. Come see him!
* Wednesday, the 21st, 4-7 at Mount Hood Community College: Jazz Cafe (26000 Southeast Stark Street Gresham, OR 97030).
* Thursday [the 22nd]
--- at Washington State University in Vancouver, 11am-2pm in the Firstenburg Commons. (14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver Washington 98686)
---at PSU, 3-6pm Thursday, the 22nd, in the Smith Room 327 (1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201).
Come out to see him and all the other great speakers!
JOBS FOR ALL: Immigrants' Rights Are Workers' Rights!
On May 1st, International Workers' Day, Portland labor, immigrant, and community groups will come together to demand comprehensive immigration reform. Organizers aim to connect the many issues facing workers and the poor.
Celebrate International Workers' Day
Saturday, May 1st
South Park Blocks (SW Park and Salmon)
11am: Sign-Making, Entertainment
May Day has a rich history going back to the fight for an eight-hour workday. In Portland in 2006 we saw the largest mobilization in Portland's history with estimates of up to 40,000 people in attendance. Now, faced with a deepening economic crisis and increasing attacks on workers and immigrants, it is time for our movements to come together and support each other in the struggle for economic justice.
Join the May Day March in support of the DREAM Act, Comprehensive Immigration Reform and to Pay Tribute to Latin American Workers.
The March will start at 11am near Jackson Plaza at Willamette University (900 State Street Salem, Oregon 97301) and go to the Oregon State Fairgrounds. There, we will hold a Rally for Immigration Reform and a Homage to Latino Workers: Celebrating their contributions to the State of Oregon
WHAT: May Day Rally for Immigration Reform and Homage to Latino Workers
WHEN: Saturday, May 1st, 2010 at 12:00 Noon to 8:00PM
Oregon State Fair Grounds
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
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