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24.08.2011 09:22
Community and Herbal Approaches to Disaster Situations
Earthquake damage in Haiti. When disaster strikes, government response is often slow leaving victims without help for days. Preparing community members to coordinate a decentralized and plant-based response and recovery is vital. This is an introductory workshop that will provide learning and preparedness resources and suggestions for further education. We will share important stories from our trip to Haiti.

Visit our website to learn about our work in Haiti after the earthquake: serpentine-project.org

Sept. 10-11 --- 10AM - 5PM
Tryon Community Farm

Register separately for Saturday & Sunday by September 1 at info@serpentine-project.org.
Sliding-scale donation: $40-80.
serpentine-project.org


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11.08.2011 09:58
Fur Free Friday
This year, join Portland Animal Defense League as we carry the torch and illuminate this abhorrent industry and its presence all throughout the Northwest. Although sporadic fur protests against department stores were carried out in the early 1980's, none employed coordinated campaigns or strategies against the fur industry, and, as a result, failed to create the intensity needed for successful protests.

Fur sales slumped in the late 80's-early 90's as increased pressure and focus on the fur industry heightened awareness about the cruelties of the trade. However, as a result of recent fur fashion trends starting in the mid 90's, fur sales have been increasing and topped over $11 billion worldwide in 2003.

Fur-Free Friday is one of the few nationally recognized days in the animal rights movement and involves numerous animal activist groups nationwide.

 http://pdxanimaldefenseleague.org

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11.08.2011 09:56
NEST seeks volunteers!
NEST climber ascends a tree - halfway up the canopy! NEST is an all volunteer group of tree climbers & wildlife surveyors who work to stop logging in ancient forests! NEST conducts wildlife surveys in timber sales, with the intention to cancel sales that are valuable habitat to rare species of plants and animals. We seek field volunteers for summer 2011!

If you would like to join NEST in the field, please contact us by email (  NESTCASCADIA@gmail.com) or phone (to be posted on the website soon!)
Thanks!

 http://nestcascadia.wordpress.com

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11.08.2011 09:54
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
Tonite held the opening of Columbia River International Film Festival at Kiggins Theater in downtown Vancouver WA.

Over 300 films of all kinds, lengths, & topics will be shown in many venues. Festival runs thru sunday. Free, but donations are appreciated.

 http://www.angaelica.com

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06.08.2011 12:43
Cynthia McKinney in Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday 8/9: Report from Libya
A special public event and discussion with Cynthia McKinney, former US Congresswoman for 6 times and Green Party Presidential candidate in 2008. Currently Cynthia is on a 19 city tour across the US, which includes a lone stop in Canada, in Vancouver, to talk about her recent fact finding mission to Libya on the impacts of the US/Canada/NATO War in Libya and Africa. The 19 city tour is organized by the International Action Center ~ IAC ( www.iacenter.org ), with collaboration of Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO) in Vancouver.

REPORT FROM LIBYA: IMPACT OF U.S. WAR IN AFRICA
TUESDAY August 9 @ 7:00pm
Vancouver Heritage Hall
3102 Main St. (at 15th Ave.)
[Vancouver, B.C. - CANADA]

MAWO ~ Mobilization Against War & Occupation
 http://WWW.MAWOVANCOUVER.O&#8203;RG/
 info@mawovancouver.org
P 604-322-1764 || F 604-322-1763

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01.08.2011 09:39
Prometheus Radio Project in Portland
Prometheus's National Organizer Jeff Rousset is arriving in Portland Monday. Jeff and Prof. Steve Levinson will be talking with groups in the region about the chance to start a low power community radio station.
If you want to learn about the opportunity to start a station then please RSVP by email to Jeff (  jrousset@prometheusradio.org, cell: 845-642-8145) for one of the following events. If you can't make either of these you can email or call Jeff to set up a meeting, speaking engagement, or workshop.

Tuesday 8/2, 10am @ Sisters of the Road, 133 NW Sixth, Portland, OR (see map), with Jenka Soderburgh of KBOO (Portland full power community station)

Thursday 8/4, 4pm, @ Helios 120 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR

Thursday 8/4, 7pm @ CALC 458 Blair Boulevard, Eugene, OR

Wednesday 8/10, 6pm @ Hollow Earth Radio, 2018 E. Union St., Seattle, WA

Contact us to set up more events!
Prometheus Radio Project
P.O. Box 42158
Philadelphia, PA 19101
United States

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26.07.2011 12:18
Solidarity and Action for Tim DeChristopher sentencing hearing
On July 26th, climate activist Tim DeChristopher will be sentenced at the Salt Lake City federal courthouse - after being found guilty of 2 federal felonies for peacefully disrupting an oil and gas lease auction. By raising his bidder paddle that day, Tim actually shed light on the illegality of a rushed auction, clearly a parting gift from the Bush administration to the fossil fuel industry.
Yet during his trial, Tim was was never allowed to tell the jury about the illegitimacy of the auction or about his attempts to raise the funds to pay for the land he had won. Furthermore, he was strictly forbidden from even mentioning climate change and the moral imperatives motivating his action!

Tuesday, July 26 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square
700 SW 6th Ave in Portland

 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139708356112577

General information about Tim Dechristopher at:
 http://www.peacefuluprising.org/climate-trial

Tim DeChristopher has been found guilty of two felonies by a jury that
wasn't allowed to hear his defense. He has ignored his legal team's
advice and remained outspoken about why it was necessary to stop an
illegal auction of our public lands to the fossil fuel industry. He
has used his platform to call others to action; to remain united and
powerful in the face of intimidation; to follow his lead.

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26.07.2011 07:34
Portland Joins Anti-HLS Global Day of Action Friday, July 29th
Portland Joins Anti-HLS Global Day of Action - Friday, July 29th

On Friday, July 29th, PDX ADL and Anti-HLS PDX will join in the fight. HLS can only continue to torture and abuse animals if they have customers to pay for the experiments and we need to build on the pressure of the recessation and Fortress stopping their loan to HLS. Please continue to support the goals of closing this hell-hole down, together we can and will make a difference.

WHAT:
PDX Activists Join the SHAC Global Day of Action against customers of HLS

WHEN:
Lunch Time Demos
Meet Up - Friday July 29th at 12:30PM SHARP

WHERE:
Meet at Tom McCall Waterfront Park
on the SW Side of the Hawthorne Bridge near the brick outdoor theater

HOW:
Demo locations will be announced during the meet-up solidarity discussion. Each demo will last approximately 30 minutes. Please bring comfortable walking shoes.

homepage:  http://shac.net

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26.07.2011 07:24
"Scleroderma? Yes, I know something about it."
Join the More often than not, news of local scleroderma people in any Oregon newspaper is found only in the obituaries.

Unlike most of us, I know more about scleroderma than I ever desired or imagined. This autoimmune disease that touches an estimated 300,000 in America alone comes in two forms, localized and systemic, and generally afflicts four times as many middle-age women than men. Children, however, are not immune. [...]


Scleroderma affects everyone differently. My wife Fay has lived with the misery and pain of this disease for the past 20 years, manifesting itself in several ways, [...]


Scleroderma also means Fay has to avoid direct sunlight, as well as being hypersensitive to hot and cold extremes. Gloves are a constant, even during the summer when air conditioning gets really cranked up in many public venues. [...]

Although the Oregon chapter's volunteer activists regularly have to work through their own health challenges, they rarely tire or fail to remain optimistic. Only a few weeks after her surgeries, my wife Fay found the strength to meet with US Congressman Earl Blumenauer as part of an awareness team effort. Perhaps the most striking chapter example, though, is that of Maria Rivelli of Portland, organizer of the chapter's "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma" benefit walk set for this July 30 in Multnomah Village and Gabriel Park.

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24.07.2011 21:47
Anarchist General Assembly (July 30th)
Call for anarchists of all stripes to assemble on Saturday July 30th at 6pm at the BlackRose infoshop. General assembly from 6-8 followed by capture the flag in the park!

For the past year there has been a lack of discussion throughout the body of the Portland anarchist community. Without the intensity of events to propel us toward gathering and communicating we have let our cohesion whither and return to a state of disinterested and fractional friend groups. This meeting is being called to reaffirm our interest in a broader anarchist community, and cooperation within it.

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20.07.2011 18:40
Directions to Cascadia Forest Defenders Action Camp
This July activists are invited to to support direct action in defense
of a beloved, ancient coastal rainforest, the Elliott State Forest.
Under the watchful mismanagement of the Oregon Department of Forestry,
timber barons are actively razing this rare, 93,000 acre cathedral of
previously untouched wilderness. It's time for friends of Cascadia to
take a stand against the dozens of clearcuts on the table for 2011-2012.
Cascadia Forest Defenders Action Camp July 22nd - 25th 2011

This July activists are invited to to support direct action in defense
of a beloved, ancient coastal rainforest, the Elliott State Forest.
Under the watchful mismanagement of the Oregon Department of Forestry,
timber barons are actively razing this rare, 93,000 acre cathedral of
previously untouched wilderness. It's time for friends of Cascadia to
take a stand against the dozens of clearcuts on the table for 2011-2012.

Workshops will include: climb trainings, backwoods stealth and evasion,
know your rights, and anti-oppression.
 http://www.forestdefensenow.com

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19.07.2011 07:37
2011 Portland Anarchist Bookfair
Portland Anarchist Bookfair The 2011 Portland Anarchist Bookfair is happening on July 23rd and 24th at Portland State University. It will be hosted by Students for Unity and be completely free.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, being a vendor, or volunteering please e-mail us at pdxanarchistbookfair@gmail.com.

pdxanarchistbookfair.blogspot.com
address: 1825 SW Broadway Portland OR 97201

Schedule and List of Vendors


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19.07.2011 07:34
IWW Benefit, Thursday July 21st @ Alberta Rose Theatre
A benefit show for the local chapter of the Industrial Workers of the
World. The show will have Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit, doing songs,
stories and poems.

Thursday, July 21st, 8 pm (doors open at 7)
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, Oregon

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10.07.2011 10:33
Memetic Cascadia: A knowledge sharing course on building a contagious Cascadia
We will examine ways to transform the abstract idea of Cascadia, the bioregion, into a contagious idea associated with our regional identity. The class will consist of knowledge-sharing as well as creating a functional workspace from which to spread the meme of being "Cascadian." The intent of the class is to eventually become a "think tank." This course is FREE as it is part of Portland Free School. The goal is to create a bioregional awakening (Cascadia) that becomes widespread and very contagious and then create a "culture of active social change."

Time: Mondays (starting July 11th) 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: In front of Millar Library at PSU - [future locations TBA]
1875 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

library.pdx.edu

MEMETIC CASCADIA part 2 Monday July 18th


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05.07.2011 17:52
Anti-HLS Lunch Time Demos This Thursday July 7th - Join Us!
Lunch time Demos on Thursday July 7th will target major shareholders of AstraZeneca, the notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences customer whose contracted experiments have exposed horrific animal cruelty.

Hello Friends,

Join the Portland Anti-HLS Customer Campaign this Thursday afternoon as we target two major shareholders of AstraZeneca, the notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences customer whose contracted experiments have exposed horrific animal cruelty. If you are unfamiliar with the murder paid for by AstraZeneca, please visit  http://www.shac.net/AZ/index.html for more information and to view the undercover video investigation of AstraZeneca's bloody experiments at HLS.

Join us and together we can SHUT DOWN HLS for good!

WHEN:
Lunch Time Demos
Thursday July 7th at 12:30PM SHARP

WHERE:
Meet at Tom McCall Waterfront Park
on the SW Side of the Hawthorne Bridge near the brick outdoor theater

WHAT:
Demo locations will be announced during the meet-up solidarity discussion. Each demo will last approximately 30 minutes.

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29.06.2011 16:07
SEIU Rally June 30 at Portland State Office Building
BREAKING: Big Business Lobbyists Trying to Pass Last-Minute Corporate Tax Break in Salem Oregon Senate Bill 817 gives 78 million to corporations and balances the budget on the middle class working folks. We have just learned the Oregon Senate might vote TODAY on the creation of a new tax credit being pushed by an out-of-state venture capital firm. It could cost the state a whopping $78 million over five years. It would be FAR better to invest those millions on schools and healthcare!

Sisters & brothers: Save the Date! Join us for a rally, visit from Portland Rising, and an informational picket* Governor is asking us to take 10% to 20% pay cuts SEIU 503 --sublocal OHA 219 --AFSCME and other unions are invited to let the state know we are united

Portland State Office Building Rally for a Fair Contract
June 30 (contract expiration date)
Noon - 1 PM, PSOB main entrance
800 NE Oregon Street (near Lloyd Center off max)

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25.06.2011 12:51
Support the hunger strike at Pelican Bay prison, starting July 1st.
Dear Friends and Comrades,

On July 1st, 50-100 prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison in Northern California will begin an indefinite hunger strike to protest the tortuous and inhumane conditions of their imprisonment. Pelican Bay is notorious for it's repressive methods of solitary confinement (like the SHU, i.e. Security Housing Unit). The CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation prides itself on Pelican Bay being "the end of the line," and is part of a continuation since the 1960's of prisons using solitary confinement as a main tactic to crush rebellion and resistance.

As anti-authoritarians and anarchists, this is a crucial moment to show our solidarity with those on the inside who are ready to die in their fight for dignity and the most basic necessities of life that the state continues to deny. This will be the third major hunger strike in a US prison in the past year and those of us fighting on the outside need to make a visible show of support for this wave of prisoner-led organizing.

"The passion for freedom is stronger than any prison"

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21.06.2011 07:26
Brian Willson "Blood on the Tracks"
Blood on the Tracks is Brian Wilson's new book.
He is starting his New Book Tour in Portland and the date is June 24 at 7pm

The next morning he is leaving PDX on his hand powered bike.
[BRIAN IS TAKING HIS BOOK ON THE ROAD VIA HIS HAND-POWERED TRICYCLE -- CYCLISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN HIM FOR THE FIRST LEG FROM PORTLAND TO NEWBERG: MEET AT 8 A.M. SATURDAY, JUNE 25th - PSU PARK BLOCKS BEHIND LINCOLN HALL, BETWEEN SW MILL & SW MARKET.]

In 2009 I video taped Brian, the video clips are here.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/08/393639.shtml
Brian's book tour blog and more info can be found here:
 http://bloodonthetracks.info

Come on out and help peace activist Brian Willson launch his new book, published by PM Press:
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF S. BRIAN WILLSON

7:00 pm Friday, June 24, 2011
[UPDATE 6.27.11] WATCH THE VIDEO FROM THIS EVENT HERE:
 link to www.archive.org

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16.06.2011 08:48
Better This World @ Clinton Street Theater ~ June 17-23
"better this world" documentary puts focus on government use of informants post-9/11; award-winning film has its portland premiere at the clinton st. theater. The premiere comes just after Congress passed an extension of the Patriot Act on May 26.

Synopsis: The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention, is a tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal. Better This World follows the radicalization of these boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, under a revolutionary activist. The results: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and an entrapment defense hinging on a controversial FBI informant. The film goes to the heart of the war on terror and political dissent in post-9/11 America.

Screening times:
June 17 - 24th
7 & 9 PM

Tickets:  http://www.clintonsttheater.com/
trailer:  http://www.betterthisworld.com
 http://www.loteriafilms.com

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11.06.2011 12:59
Field Day in the Jazz Timber Sale
Help us groundtruth every inch of the 2,000 acre Jazz Timber Sale proposed in the sensitive Collawash Watershed.

Saturday, June 18th, 11:00 am Meet us in the parking lot of the Ripplebrook Ranger Station between 11am-1pm to get maps and materials. Then head into the forest to visit units of the Jazz Timber Sale and take note of what you find there.

Find out more about the nature and importance of groundtruthing

Contact Olivia at olivia@bark-out.org to RSVP and get additional information about our Field Day in the Jazz Timber Sale.

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