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Yesterday, an internal memo leaked out of the offices of the Pacific Fishery Management Council and into the hands of the press. The story outlined in that memo is horrific: The Chinook salmon of California's central valley, and indeed the salmon populations all up and down the west coast, are crashing. They are in "precipitous decline."
We need to see the Cascadian states take up this cause as well. Before the megaquake of the Cascadia subduction or any reason to declare martial law and have Blackwater, CACI, DynCorp or whoever taking the Corporatists' orders to haul our asses to the Halliburton detention centers.
PLEASE write, call or directly tell to the representatives and governors of Oregon and Washington State "we NEED our Guard back"
More than 3 million acres in Alaska's Tongass National Forest is being opened to logging, mining and road building under a new Bush administration decision that supporters say will revive Alaska's timber industry but environmentalists fear will devastate the forest.
On November 14, 2006 Eugene Police Officer Shawn Trotter shot five .223 caliber bullets at Ryan Salisbury, a suicidal nineteen year old armed with a kitchen knife. Four of the bullets hit and killed Mr. Trotter. The Oregon Peace (sic) Officers' Association awarded Officer Trotter the 2007 Medal of Valor award.
Do not pay off those loans. By non perishable food, farm land, organic seeds, tools, bike parts, non perishable medical supplies and protection.
SO I bet Olympia is next
I drove 25 minutes out of Portland to "The Weekly Estacada Peace Vigil"
The 12 minute Goggle video of my "Chasing Down a Dream" is here:
The Washington State Democratic Central Committee passed a resolution supporting two bills in the WA State Legislature calling for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney , SJM 8016 and HJM 4027. It is more evidence that the people want the legislature to take action!
A comparison of two recent cases in which a police officer used deadly force that caused the death of a citizen (Lane vs. Columbia County) illustrates the impotence of Oregon Senate Bill 111. If OR SB111 doesn't make you want to send your representative in Salem back to Ashland, Bend, Corvallis, Drain or Eugene then you haven't paid enough attention to OR SB111.
Martha Perez, a General Political Activist, is in Washington, DC at this moment and shares her observations tonight from Capitol Hill, post-State of the Union address.
After ignoring concerned citizen inquiries for over three months, the Washington County Board of Commissioners is finally looking at a "Washington County Sustainability Plan" to address concerns about our area's addiction to car culture and energy-guzzling lifestyles. Now we need to make sure the "Plan" is a strong one.
We call for a regional mobilization at the Gates of Ft. Lewis, WA on Saturday, March 22nd, a Demo for GI Rights on the 5th Anniversary of the War.
Ft. Lewis is the 4th largest U.S. Army base and a major platform for the war.
Briana Waters pretrial conference hearing will be at 9AM in Tacoma, WA.
Briana Waters Pretrial Conference Hearing is 1/29 at 9AM
The LNG regassification terminal near Coos Bay is proposed near the best Snowy Plover protected habitat on the Oregon coast. It will be built on an unstable sand dune in a tsunami and earthquake subduction zone at the end of an active airport runway in an area known for high winds, storms, and natural ship disasters (the New Carissa remains wrecked here). According to the GAO, an explosion can burn skin on people a mile away.
Another "Arranged" Recession has begun. This is one of the most efficiant ways that the corporate wealthy grab a larger peice of the working classes wealth. Can we lessen the impact on a local level?
Ring of Fire, great floods, unique plant life - this place that we live is amazing. Where else on earth could you live near a ocean, active volcanoes, conifer rain forests, high desert, marsh lands, sea estuaries, fertile valleys, high mountain glaciers and so much more. Cascadia is a place of earth, water and fire. It is a place whose geology is new, old and ever forming. Plant life here is diverse and often unique in the world. Many plants have adapted to wide swaths of this land, others are to be found in areas so small that they are in danger of disappearing off the earth. I love this place!
When i give a fellow a dollar, i expect something in return-otherwise he won't get another dime from me. That's my squeaky little way of seeing things. I believe those higher up see things the same way. What you give is all for you.
The Universe has given you Life. What have you given it in return?
This is a breaking story with documentation popping up and being deleted off the internet. We continue to watch this story as it confirms our suspicions about what is going on in Thailand and the cozy relationship between agencies and certain missions in Thailand that have wide blessing of the US Embassy but are busy removing Akha children.
Shumachers have been ordered to pay a total of 97grand to those they accused of driving them out of their blood stained business.
What is the Northwest Detention Center?
Jonathan's support website is now up.
Wake the FUCK Up Cascadians! (and by the way I think many of you are now waking up)
Briana Waters Pretrial Conference Hearing Changed to January 29, 2008.
Its time to STOP paying those loans back! If we collectively did this and stopped paying taxes this year then the system would collapse. Out of the ashes we could create a new democratically empowered system.
On January 23, 2008 local members and supporters of In Defense of Animals held an educational outreach at the Oregon Health Science University Richmond neighborhood Family Health Center on the corner of SE 39th and Division in Portland Oregon.
Carbon trading is beginning to be established in the US as the primary way that governments and corporations address the climate crisis. In February 2007, Governor Kulongoski announced that the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington will implement a market-based strategy to confront climate change.
Kevin Smith & Tamra Gilbertson—leading critics of international climate change policy and researchers with www.carbontradewatch.org—have recently returned from the climate negotiations in Bali and will soon be on tour in the Pacific Northwest.
Girls and Boys, Ladies adn Gentlemen, Trangenders and Friends and all around sentient beings .. ARE YOU READY? GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!
Yes this is going to be rough. But with the right frame of mind, the right actions, the right cooperation. We will get through this and it can be glorious! As the Amerikan Empire and the Global Empire of Exploitation melts before our eyes we could make something better. We need to be careful because Bush and his fascist elite do plan to impose martial law and use Blackwater or other mercenaries to do their bidding (to place the slave collar and fetters on our necks, hands and ancles). But if you (we) build a network now with friends, family, co-works, neighbors and others and PROTECT and GUARD farmable land and steward the Commons. Then we may for the first time be free from this illusion of consumption and create something amazing. A land where people are empowered via consensus building processes and to embrace our relationship with Nature in a way that would make all our most ancient ancestors proud.
Of all the 258 million acres of America's land it "manages", The Eye of the Buncha' Lying Men (BLM) turns hither, to our little 2 point 2.
Pictures from the 22 Jan NW Nasty action
What the Corporatist media does not want you to see. Oh look Britney Spears just had a lesbian kiss with Madonna again.
An amazing video. I would first recommend "Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh" before seeing this video.
The Akha Ride For Freedom is close to getting underway. We are close to having the bus that will accompany us for family and volunteers paid for.
Whessoe, the contractor hired by Bradwood to provide technical and construction expertise has been abusing its workers at an LNG terminal under construction in Wales. Shouldn't this raise some questions with Oregon AFL-CIO, who support the Bradwood project?
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking public comments on the proposed channel modification (dredging) project that would be required to accomodate the LNG import tankers proposed for Coos Bay by the Jordan Cove Energy Project terminal. One certainty (denied by JCEP) is that the constant dredging would result in a steady decline and absence of eelgrass ecosystem from the bay, this loss of eelgrass would lower the fishery's productivity as eelgrass is the base of the estuary food pyramid. This effects seals, birds, dolphins, people, etc..
Today two activists were arrested at a rally protesting NW Natural's investment in new Liquefied Natural Gas(LNG) related pipelines. Activists converged on the NWNasty office with banners and dozens of trees to demand an end to clear-cuts for over 600 miles of proposed pipelines for new fossil fuel development.
Localize! Network! Democratize! and Free Cascadia!
Localize! Democratize! Resist! Be the Evergreen Revolution! Be Cascadian!
A big step forward. Senator Eric Oemig's bill, SJM 8016, asking Congress to impeach George Bush and Richard Cheney was voted to proceed out of the Senate Gov't and Op's Committee today. It will now proceed to the Senate Rules Committee.
Workshops offered to develop design components of mural to be painted in Olympia, WA, later this year.
A plan for the removal of four dams on the klamath River was announced on Tuesday
A local company has been contracted by the US Government to facilitate massive fraud on the American public, in the forced move from analog to digital TV. This topic was raised in December, with few responses, but since the kick-off was 1/1/08, maybe people are more interested.
The Wikipedia bit on NTIA is below...notice that the person running it is a Bush appointee from 2006...this program is not designed with the interests of America in mind. Think DLJ, EPA, Dept. of the Interior...you get the drift...
Read the official Government description of the program, and notice the easy-outs that are written into the program, which are sure to guarantee a clusterfuck that will make Hurricane Katrina seem like small change!!
Notice in the program description below...
* the narrow window for people to apply for the program,
* the restrictions and minimal qualifications placed on retailers,
* the qualification of the features of the converter boxes,
* the random limit of the # of coupons to just 2 per household,
* the shirking of responsibility for the proper function of the converter boxes by the Federal gov't...and the list goes on and on...
The Bush Administration is out to destroy this country, for a profit, and that should be the lens through which people see this and any program these "geniuses" foist on the country!
Will provide more info later...
Know your Stasi
Last Monday, St Helens High School was evacuated after students and faculty noticed a strong odor, and some fell ill. Nearby, people at the local Safeway store, and at the bank, also became ill. Several people had to be treated for nausea, dizziness, burning of skin and eyes, and respiratory complaints. After some initial speculation that it was a natural gas leak, it was finally determined that it was, instead, a mystery. There was no leak anywhere on the school grounds, and chemical sniffers detected no natural gas. What was it, then??? Officials are mum.
"All of us took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. This memorial is how we tell history, and the rest of the world, that we do not sanction illegal war, we do not sanction unlawful spying, and we do not sanction torture. This memorial is how we honor our oath and protect our great country."
Senator Eric Oemig, January 17, 2008
The event will allow us to discuss how we will protect the rivers while raising valuable local food and support sustainable agriculture in Oregon. Our foodshed follows several water sheds: Naming the Ten Rivers — Siletz, Yaquina, Alsea, Luckiamute, Mary's, Long Tom, Willamette, Calapooia, and the North and South Santiam — draws the mind through what is, in essence, our local food shed. This coast-to-Cascades area offers the potential for a rich, varied and healthful diet for all citizens, if we focus on using our resources wisely.
Go outside and look out to the horizon if you can, and notice the most prominent plant, possibly a giant White Oak which was plentiful and extremely valuable to human survival for thousands of years in Cascadia. If you live in the forest and cannot see the horizon, look up. You will see the teacher trees, the mother plants. Plants live in communal support of each other. We can learn from the plants.
The Raccoons are a ragtag mob of irregulars holding back a major highway interchange project designed to service Bear Mountain, a sprawling golf resort in Langford, just west of Victoria B.C. A few dozen dumpster-diving, trash-talking, anti-authoritarians with a passion for undisturbed natural places have built a camp in the path of the new highway. Visitors are welcome! Check the map at http://treesit.blogspot.com
The following story appeared in the Eugene Register Guard about three
Oregon counties organizing around food security issues. Growers are
turning away from raising grass seed and hay to raising organically
grown food for the people in the three counties. Growers, food
processors and food advocates have organized the Ten Rivers Web. A
wonderful example of solution-based organizing in a time of crisis.
The Oregon Health Fund Board, created by SB 329 in the last legislative session, is moving forward with finding solutions to the lack of access to health care for nearly one in five Oregonians many of whom are children. All the Oregon Health Fund Board meetings are held during the work week making it difficult for working stiffs to attend. However, we can write letters to the board members and let them know what kind of health care system we want. Though the Massachusetts's system of mandatory health insurance has not been a big success the Oregon Health Fund Board is leaning towards that model. We need to let them know that we want a universal single-payer system. Mandatory health insurance means funneling tax-payer monies into for-profit insurance companies. Just say no! We want a not-for-profit system of health care. No shareholders standing between you and your doctor. Speak up now! Otherwise, the solutions they present to the next legislative session you may not be happy with. Here is the link to the Oregon Health Fund Board web site - http://healthfundboard.oregon.gov.
One more sellout to OHSU hype.
Hmmm... election fraud, growing gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots", huge global debt and now on the Canadian torture watch list. Girls and Boys welcome to the Banana Republic of the US of A. Anyone have a "disappeared" list.
You know there is only one way out... Free Cascadia!
On Tuesday, January 22nd, immigrants rights supports will rally at the state capital to tell Governor Kulongoski and the Oregon Senate and House that we support our community members, the health of the economy, and safety on our roads.
New Version, Updated 2008, copyright 2005, 2008
Tips on Effective Propaganda AKA 'Public Relations':
This guide is intended to be the most functional, reference and introduction to propaganda. I intend to cover as much ground in the shortest form possible; so you could call it utilitarian. While no hands are held- if you have any experience with the media, lying to your parents, or reading into shit you should be able to use this as a very valuable guidepost on your way to freedom.
Well over 100 people filled Hearing Room 2 and an overflow room in the Cherberg Building today to hear statements in support of SJM 8016 calling for impeachment investigations. Only a handful of people got to speak but those who did spoke eloquently on their desire to see the Constitution restored.
Its way past time to break from the Korporatist Republik der Amerika.
The misleading mouth pieces on Air America will give some air to Kucinich, but then turn around and tell you to vote for either Edwards, Obama or Hilary. Here is my ide: DO NOT VOTE IN THE AMERIKAN FASCIST SYSTEM. Its time for a bioregional cooperative commonwealth of Cascadia!
Support Briana Waters Pretrial Conference Hearing on January 25, 2008, 9AM, in Tacoma, WA.
The NOAA national marine fisheries service is about to decide whether to begin killing sea lions on the Columbia river. Some say the decision has already been made, and they are simply going through the motions (ala the FCC) of pretending we have a say in the matter. Perhaps. But this is the last chance to make any public comment about whether or not they should be allowed to kill sea lions on the Columbia river. Please take the moment or two that it will take, and make your voice heard. Tell them not to kill the sea lions.
Your presence is needed this coming Tuesday at a hearing on the proposed legal presence requirement to Oregon driver's licenses. You can arrive at noon and sign up to testify- we would love to see hundreds (or thousands) of immigrant allies, from churches, colleges, unions, and unaffiliated folks accompany us on the capitol steps....or see the other option to fax or email your testimony below.
Please visit the CAUSA Oregon website for more about the issue of drivers licenses.
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