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29.10.2011 17:37
Anarchist General Assembly

Saturday, November 12th 2011 at 3pm, at St Francis Dining Hall (330 Southeast 11th Avenue)

Food, Discussion, & Entertainment with local comrades and fellow-travelers.


21.10.2011 12:04
Occupy Portland On Public Access Television
This evening, October 21, 2011, the local Public Access program, "A Growing Concern," will feature a discussion regarding the recent Occupy Wall Street Movement.

Live at 7:00 on channel 11.

Program will feature video footage from the recent Portland "End the War in Afghanistan, Bring the Money Home," rally and march. Powerful speakers took to the stage expressing their disgust with endless wars and why citizens are taking to the streets and Occupying their cities.

Also appearing for a discussion of the local, national and international Movement will be a Social Media liaison with Occupy Portland.



18.10.2011 12:06
Malik Rahim to speak in Portland
malik Environmental, peace and community activist Malik Rahim to speak at the First Unitarian Church Oct. 18th from 7 to 9 p.m.

I hope you recognize the name because Malik Rahim is a noted peace activist, community organizer, and a moving speaker on environmental issues. In 2008, Rahim was honored as a recipient of the Thomas Merton Award. There are a number of videos on the Internet which feature Malik - I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch one. Here's a link to one:

In 2006, Rahim announced plans to run for mayor of New Orleans, but did not appear on the ballot. In July 2008, Rahim filed to run for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district seat of the U.S. House of Representatives as a Green Party candidate. He ran against Democratic incumbent William J. Jefferson, Republican candidate Joseph Cao, and Libertarian Party candidate Gregory Kahn. Cao won; Rahim finished third in the four candidate field receiving 2.8% of the vote


17.10.2011 09:25
Occupy Portland endorses Discharge the Debt Rally!
At last night's General Assembly there was nearly unanimous support for endorsing the Discharge the Debt Rally organized by Student Loan Justice Portland.

The protest will occur on Monday, October 17th, at 12 noon in front of the US Bankruptcy Court located at the corner of SW 5th Ave and SW Salmon.

source: occupyportland.org


15.10.2011 12:01
Call to Action: In Opposition of Mars Hill, Anti-Gay Megachurch
Last month Mars Hill--an evangelical megachurch with nine branches in Washington and one in New Mexico--postponed its first public meeting after a dance-in and kiss-in was organized by LGBTQ folks in Portland to protest the church's hateful message equating homosexuality with cancer. Mars Hill claimed the postponement was a result of parking concerns due to the Belmont Street Fair scheduled to take place the same day.

Let's show them they won't have a free pass to spread bigotry and hatred here in Portland! Spread the word!


14.10.2011 14:37
Solidarity From Oregon's 2nd City -- Eugene Occupation to Begin Saturday
Occupy Eugene had a great General Assembly planning meeting Thursday night in downtown Eugene. More than 200 activists and gung-ho occupiers of all ages, a real cross section of the 99 percent, maybe even a few undercover but still unionized officers. The assembly heard about a dozen committee reports and gave consent approval to most of the planning including media, sanitation, food, etc.

A march is slated to start Saturday morning October 15 at 9AM. Final site and time of the occupation will be announced during the march.

For more information see Occupy Eugene official website.


12.10.2011 09:03
Former Political Prisoner Carlos Alberto Torres AT PSU 10/14
Carlos Alberto Torres was one of the longest held Puerto Rican Political Prisoners in the history of Puerto Rico. He is also scheduled to appear in Olympia and Vancouver WA.

The NW Jericho Movement Presents: Puerto Rico's Past and Presence: Conversations with Former Political Prisoner Carlos Alberto Torres... Arrested April 4, 1980, Carlos Alberto Torres was convicted of seditious conspiracy and related charges, along with ten others, and sentenced to 78 years in prison. Through out his imprisonment he experienced both physical and mental torture at the hands of the United States prison system. Carlos Alberto Torres was one of the longest held Puerto Rican Political Prisoners in the history of Puerto Rico. Imprisoned for his belief in Puerto Rican Independence, he was paroled July 26, 2010, after serving more than 30 years in prison.

Friday October 14th 2011 12:30-3:30
Washington State University MMC Room 214,
14202 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98686

Friday October 14th 2011 7-9pm
Portland State University Smith Memorial Building Room 294

Saturday October 15th 2011 2:00-4:00 PM
The Evergreen State College Room SEM 2 E-1105
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW Olympia, Washington 98505

These events are free, open to the public and disability affirmative!
homepage:  http://www.oregon-jericho.org


09.10.2011 00:20
Occupy Portland just announced that there will be a major march and demonstration in downtown tomorrow afternoon. Please pass distribute this widely There will be a march tomorrow to continue growing the Occupy Wall Street movement which represents the 99%. The goal is to cooperate with the Portland Marathon as they too are part of the 99%.

The final 2 miles of tomorrow's 26+ mile marathon race end by coming over the Broadway Bridge and then down along Naito Parkway ending at Chapman Square. Our goal is to capitalize on the crowds, the events, and the media. We want lots of Portlanders to turn out by joining us at the Memorial Coliseum to peacefully march with us from there back to Chapman Square. More details should be available on OccupyPortland.org.


28.09.2011 01:11
Occupy Portland - Planning Meeting - September 30th
Occupy Portland #OccupyPortland planning meeting

7PM Friday September 30th

on the north end of Waterfront

Live Stream:

We will hold our second meeting (and our first general assembly) 7PM on Friday, September 30th at Waterfront Park in Portland. We will meet under the newly constructed shelters on the north end of the park. Bring all ideas and information for official actions to be decided on as a group. Bring flyers, cameras, notepads and pens! Share this ... view and vote on demands from New York GA  http://www.coupmedia.org/occupywallstreet/occupy-wall-street-official-demands-2009

follow @OccupyOregon @OccupyPortland @OccupyPDX


28.09.2011 01:07
Oct 11: Rally to Oppose Elliott Clearcutting Ramp up and for State Forest Reform
We hope that you can block off the first half of your day on Tuesday, October 11 and dedicate it to change for Oregon's State Forests. Friends of Oregon's Forests (all of us) will be demonstrating for a new way forward. The State Land Board, made up of Governor Kitzhaber, Secretary Brown and Treasurer Wheeler, will be making a final decision on a proposed 40% clearcutting ramp-up on the Elliott State Forest.

October 11: Get On The Bus
Rally against the plan to increase clearcutting in the Elliott State Forest

We hope that you can block off the first half of your day on Tuesday, October 11 and dedicate it to change for Oregon's State Forests. Friends of Oregon's Forests (all of us) will be demonstrating for a new way forward. The State Land Board, made up of Governor Kitzhaber, Secretary Brown and Treasurer Wheeler, will be making a final decision on a proposed 40% clearcutting ramp-up on the Elliott State Forest.

A dire situation is about to get worse as the land board is expected to adopt the new forest plan that will sanction clearcutting of 850-1,000 acres of complex rainforest each year. As you know, the Elliott is a lifeboat for the federally listed marbled murrelet, northern spotted owl and Oregon Coast coho salmon amidst the Coast Range checkerboard, and stores incomparable amounts of carbon thereby mitigating the climate crisis.
Join us in Salem for a demonstration and massive showing against reckless public forest management at the land board meeting (775 Summer St., Salem). Carpools and buses will be leaving Cottage Grove, Eugene and Portland. They rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. and likely end around noon. Bring signs, banners and passion for for our state forests.

Join us in Salem for a demonstration and massive showing against reckless public forest management at the land board meeting (775 Summer St., Salem). Carpools and buses will be leaving Cottage Grove, Eugene and Portland. They rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. and likely end around noon. Bring signs, banners and passion for for our state forests. [carpool info: read more ...]


26.09.2011 09:12
Rally to End the Wolf Witch Hunt!
Tuesday, September 27 10:00am - 12:00pm

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97303

ATTENTION!: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is planning on killing two more wolves from the Imnaha pack because of supposed livestock predation. This would reduce the pack size down to only two wolves! It would leave only the alpha female and a pup born in spring. This is could effectively destroy the pack altogether.

The ODFW is responding to pressure from the state's ranching and livestock industries, not sound science or ecological knowledge. Under the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, ODFW kills wolves after chronic livestock depredation. It has clearly become policy to slaughter wolves in this state. The ODFW needs to be held accountable! The Department of Fish and Wildlife is facade of an organization. It has become nothing more than a puppet for the livestock and ranching industries. We need to hold these corrupt agencies accountable. We need to demand justice for the wolves!!

Contact ADL,  pdx_adl@riseup.net, if you want to help with last-minute carpool organizing. If you can offer a ride, please post on the event wall. If you need a ride, please ask for one on the event wall. We will see you there!

homepage:  http://pdxanimaldefenseleague.org


23.09.2011 08:56
Participants from Rainbow Gathering Return to Gathering Site to Find Marie Hanson
Participants from Rainbow Gathering Return to Gathering Site to Find Marie Hanson[.] Search for missing grandmother, Marie Hanson, continues at site of Rainbow Gathering[.]

On July 4, 2011, fifteen thousand people from across the United States and many international visitors gathered in Skookum Meadows near Mt. St. Helens to pray for world peace and the positive evolution of the planet. After the prayer, people cleaned up, packed up and went home. Everyone that is except for Marie Hanson.

Marie was last seen near Forest Service Road 32 and 150 around midnight on the night of July 7th. By early morning the next day, she had vanished into thin air leaving all her personal belongings behind. Many people suspect she may have gone to pee in the middle of the night and become lost in the woods or fallen off one of the many cliffs in the area.

In forty years of gathering, the gathering has never before lost someone like this and we are not giving up yet. On September 30 and October 1st, participants from the gathering will be heading back up to the site to engage in a grid search for Marie. We welcome all people who want to help Marie's children and grandchildren find the woman they love. We especially need local folks who know this area well.

[9.24.11 Fundraiser @9pm "Old Town Grille" in Woodland Wash.]
For more info on the search, visit link to  http://washingtongathering.blogspot.com/
Karin Zirk phone: 858-405-7503


20.09.2011 08:17
Labor/Antiwar Folksinger George Mann at Red and Black Cafe September 25
Poster for Concert NYC-based George Mann brings a new concert program, "200 Years of Struggle in Song," to The Red and Black Cafe with special guests Jay Russo from "General Strike" and Rose Darke on Fiddle!

Sunday, September 25 at the RED and BLACK Cafe
400 SE 12th Avenue
7:00 PM

With special appearances by Rose Darke and Jay Russo

George created and produced the "Hail to the Thief!" anti-Bush CD series, which featured such folk legends as Tom Paxton, Utah Phillips, Billy Bragg and Magpie, and his work with veterans, unions and anti-war groups has kept him on the front lines for 20 years. He produced a new compilation CD, "Until You Come Home: Songs for Veterans and their Kin" and his latest solo CD, "Songs for Jules and Bruce," was released last year. George will present a program of song and narrative, "200 Years of Struggle in Song," in the first hour, and sing many songs from the catalogue of folk and labor music in this concert. Come on down!

On the Web:
homepage:  http://www.georgemann.org


16.09.2011 07:44
This Saturday - Pioneer Courthouse Square - Day of Rage
US Day of Rage - in coordination with the occupation of Wall Street - Saturday September 17th. Pioneer Courthouse Square. Taking back our lives one square at a time...


Facebook event page -  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=257426814290207

Follow @USDayofRageOR on Twitter

Here is the mapped route for the day:  http://g.co/maps/e6pd4

At 11:00AM to 3pm on Saturday, September 17th people will gather at Pioneer Courthouse Square - 701 Southwest 6th Avenue in Portland, Oregon 97204.

We will rally in the Square until 12:00PM while telling passersby about our message, waving signs, handing out information, performing simple skits and making a lot of noise. At 12:00PM we will exit Pioneer Square onto SW Broadway heading southwest towards SW Main St. We will turn left onto SW Main St. and march east toward SW 5th Avenue. We will turn left onto SW 5th Avenue and stop at the Bank of America at 1001 Southwest 5th Avenue. We will cluster in front of the building and begin protesting peacefully but powerfully, as thoughtful citizens do.

If we are forced to move, we will loop back around the block by heading north on SW 5th Avenue, turning left onto SW Salmon St., left onto SW 6th Avenue, left onto SW Main St. and left again onto SW 5th Avenue. We will repeat this loop as many times as necessary.

As an expression of democracy in action, people are encouraged to also act spontaneously with a diversity of tactics. Come with your friends and a plan!

Resources & Idea - Bring signs (ie No War But Class War, Eat the Rich, Demand Everything)- Bring noisemakers including pots and pans, air horns, conch shells, trumpets, whatever you see fit. These are all legal and encouraged. - Bring monopoly money


15.09.2011 07:42
Justice for Troy-Portland Rally
Time Friday, September 16 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location Pioneer Courthouse Square Broadway & Morrison
Portland, OR

An International Day of Solidarity for Troy Dravis has been called by Amnesty International for Friday, September 16.

In Portland we will gather in solidarity, for Troy & against the death penalty everywhere.

Campaign to End the Death Penalty:

more info:
Portland facebook event page


11.09.2011 11:41
Condoleezza Rice Speaking at PSU
She looks like she wants to kiss bush--YUCK On Wednesday, Oct 19th, Former Secretary of State (during the Bush reign) will be giving a keynote speech at PSU. You may recall that this is a lady who had an oil tanker named after her, and who was involved in the Iraq WMD scandal and approving torture by the US Military.

For reservations contact Debbie Hutchins, 503-725-8135 /  debbie.hutchins@pdx.edu. More info on the awards dinner or keynote speech.

We can only hope they are serving Yellow Cake for dessert.


06.09.2011 13:24
September Bark-About: Proposed Timberline Bike Skills Park
bark-about Join us this month for a hike near Timberline Lodge to discuss Bark's concerns with the proposed mountain bike trail and skills park. We will hike part of a proposed trail, discuss the process of building, maintaining, and regulating trails, as well as the impacts on this fragile alpine area. Perhaps we'll enjoy a treat at the lodge too!

Sunday, September 11th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Carpools meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE Halsey in Portland at 9am sharp. It is across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver.


31.08.2011 12:57
Civil Liberties Defense Center's Local Harvest Feast Sept. 1
CLDC's 2nd Annual Local Harvest Feast and auction at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum near Eugene

Mt. Pisgah Arboretum 5:30-9:30 pm on September 1, 2011.

Join us for a locally grown, yummy, four-course dinner prepared by C. Ashley Hawkins including music, socializing, appetizers, luscious drinks, followed by dinner, more music and a silent and live auction.

Featured Speaker: George A. Kimbrell, Senior Attorney, Center for Food Safety; Music by Sol de los Andes

All proceeds go to benefit the work of CLDC!

RSVP @ 541-687-9180 or www.cldc.org


31.08.2011 09:47
Solidarity Action: Protect the Planet
The Alberta Tar Sands Project has devastated a vast swath of North America, and its proposed extension, the Keystone XL Pipeline, would further crisscross the entire continent, transporting oil to refineries in Texas to then be Canadian tar oil project distributed beyond.

An environmental nightmare that has permanently destroyed an expanse of Canada's boreal forests the size of England, the Alberta Tar Sands project is a staggering expression of the industrial growth consciousness that values profit over life itself. The Keystone XL pipeline would exponentially compound this destruction and greatly hasten the rate of climate change.

Please take action on Thursday Sept. 1 in Portland, in solidarity with Tar Sands Activists from across the country.

TAR SANDS ACTION: Thurs. Sept. 1 in Portland
Hawthorne Bridge 7:30-9:00 am (westbound)
and 4-6 pm (eastbound)



26.08.2011 11:25
KBOO Benefit with Michael Ruppert
Michael Ruppert, author of "Crossing the Rubicon", "Confronting Collapse" and the subject of the documentary "Truth and Lies of 9-11" will be in Portland, OR on September 11th. This will be a benefit for KBOO Community Radio. Michael's lecture is titled "No Time to Focus on the Past, We Must Focus on the Crisis of Industrial Civilization and the Emergence of Post-Petroleum Human"

When: 9/11/2011 @ 7PM, doors at 6PM
Where: First Unitarian Church's Main Sanctuary @ 1011 SW 12th Ave Portland, OR
Cost: $10 Advance & $15 at the door. Advance tickets can be bought at: brownpapertickets.com



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