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What: Portland Street Medics share stories & experiences from the Democratic & Republican National Conventions
When: 5:00 PM, Saturday, September 20
Where: Red & Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th St (12th & Oak)
Homeland security has setup up 3 internal checkpoints on the Olympic Peninsula. These checkpoints are in addition to checkpoints at Washington Ferry docks and highway border crossings. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, it has a jurisdiction of about 100 miles from the border. This puts most of Washington state in an area where border checkpoints are authorized, including Seattle.
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I have two dogs who have been eating Nutro dog food since they were puppies. This is the brand that was recommended by the Oregon Humane Society when I adopted my older dog, and it had always seemed to be good for them. Their fur was shiny, and they were well nourished. Then, we noticed something....
Olympia's Councilmember Rhenda Strub declared, "we live in a republic, not a democracy" a few weeks ago. Well, she got the republic part wrong but there was little that reflected a representative democracy tonight (9/9/08)at Olympia's City Council meeting, which quickly voted to repeal Olympia's Nuclear Free Zone Ordinance.
Protecting home from wildfire instead of logging forests
More Captive Mink Released in Oregon; Animal Liberationists Raid Third Fur Farm in as Many Weeks
Safety Issues are being totally ignored as power companies and Bush's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) push through crazy proposals for huge new (LNG) Terminals & Pipelines in Oregon,
TAKE ACTION NOW TO RESIST THESE DANGEROUS PROPOSALS!
As you likely know, Northern Star Natural Gas is planning to build a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal on the banks of the Columbia river, at Bradwood Landing. They have launched a relentless PR campaign to convince us all that this is a good thing for the region. "Jobs." "Growth." "Clean." These are some of the words they are using right now, on every billboard, on every radio station, on television commercials, and even, apparently, at union picnics ( http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/09/379083.shtml). But it's worth looking into their claims a little closer. Indeed, it's worth taking the time to really understand what is at stake.
Last spring, after six sea lions were found murdered in two traps on the Columbia, and after the subsequent effort by the government to cover up those murders, we posted a sea lion tip line so that people could report what they know. THANK you to the many people who responded. It has been a very interesting experience to read what you know. We have been conducting a *very* independent investigation into the facts of the case, and it is clear that the sea lions did not die of "heat stroke" as the government contended.
The Portland Grassroots Media Camp is a weekend of hands-on skill shares, media workshops, presentations, discussions and gatherings aimed to empower people with tools and skills to express themselves. The camp is open to anyone, emphasizing the inclusion of those who are traditionally excluded from media representation, creation and production.
* Fossil Fools Day
* Radical Eco-Feminist Westcoast Tour
* Disruption at NW Natural's Annual Shareholder Meeting
* Cascadia Earth First! Protests the International Whaling Commission
* Greed Continues to Threaten Cascadia Forests
* Sea Lion Trapping Results in Murder
Oral arguments were heard today in the continuing saga over the fate of the sea lions of the Columbia. Here is a quick recap. (For those not familiar with the roots of this story, I refer you to other articles that I and others have written in the past. You can do a search of this site by using the search function on the top right of the screen.)
correct zip code...
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday,10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday
Free for all ages,located at the Eastbank Festival Plaza on the east side of the Willamette river between the Hawthorne and Morrison bridges.
Contact info sought
tasering victims go to court
Tomorrow, on September 3rd, at 1:30pm, a federal judge will decide whether to allow authorities to sacrifice Columbia River sea lions to their continuously failed management practices.
So Sarah Palin is an active member of the Alaskan Secessionist movement. Makes
you want to ask her what her views would be on independence for Vermont, Hawaii,
Lakota and of course Cascadia and California?
saturday, september 20th
The Pacific Green Party recently held another nominating convention to fill a Congressional Peace Slate and provide opposition to the two corporate parties. Information on the candidates is below.
I went to the labor day picnic at Oaks Park. Frankly, the free food and rides are about all I get from my union anymore. My wages have failed to keep up with inflation, I work longer hours than I think anyone should, and my health benefits have eroded, yet again. But I get this one bone, year after year. The union picnic. So I went. And I could not help but notice a few things.
This photograph was taken on the Columbia river, at St Helens, just off of Sand Island, earlier this week. These are gill nets, my friends. Gill nets, plying the waters of the Columbia river, going after Chinook Salmon.
Nearly a year has passed since Portland anti-racists successfully shut down the main venue for the "Hammerfest" gathering of the white supremacist Hammerskin Nation, which was held in Sherwood, Oregon. The main hosts of the "Hammerfest" gathering were members of the Portland-based Volksfront International, a group that originated from Oregon and which is by far the most significant neo-Nazi organization in our state. Now Volksfront are on the move once again and we are called to respond.
Volksfront have small chapters nationally and internationally. This Labor Day weekend they are holding their annual organizational gathering, the "Althing," in Missouri. A clear and consistent message must be sent that Portland doesn't tolerate the maneuverings of violent racists, and we will continue to expose these hate-mongers as long as they continue to organize under the banner of white nationalism. We actively oppose them even when they have their events in other states.
This report covers a little wider range than previously. Includes local situations intervened on in various ways which may well not be "normal" ways to perceive and interact, but sure have ways of seeding meaningful village-ing! Includes FREE HUG angle!
Animal Liberationists Raid Canadian Fur Farm for Second Time
an update on the scheme by uo president frohnmayer, athletic director kilkenny and athletic supporter :) knight to defraud the oregon taxpayer to build a new place for ducks to sit on their rumps and watch tall people bounce dead cows.
Dependable, committed volunteers needed for The Portland Alliance.
Dependable, committed volunteers needed for The Portland Alliance.
I want to put your stories in the October issue of the Portland Alliance. If you took part in demonstrations, helped organize for the action or were arrested, please contact me. Anonymity will be honored.
Speech delivered at "Save Our Forests" Rally in Portland on July 27, 2008.
In Wake of Deadly US Air Strike, Jeremy Scahill Questions Lawmakers About Obama's Afghanistan Policy
A UN probe in Afghanistan has backed claims of a massive civilian death toll from a US air strike last Thursday. The UN mission in Kabul says investigators found some ninety civilians, including sixty children, were killed in the attack. Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill goes inside the Democratic National Convention to ask lawmakers about Barack Obama's foreign policy plan to deploy an additional 7,000-9,000 more troops to Afghanistan. [includes rush transcript]
The highest ranking military officer to call for a new 9/11 investigation will be in portland 8/29. In an interview on KBOO last year, Lt. Col. Bob Bowman said that: "If congress doesn't remove Bush/Cheney, the military should. They should be arrested immediately." Well, as we have seen, nothing has happened since but Bowman will return with an updated message bearing the same harsh truths.
What labor events are happening on Labor Day in Oregon?
Three Seattle activists and one Portland activist involved with Team Victory, FNB, SSN, SDS and other projects arrested yesterday at the DNC demonstrations in Denver. They are Marianne, Nicole, Rik (from Seattle) and Scott (from Portland). Charges include interference, failure to disperse, disobeying an officer, as well as other more questionable charges including loitering, begging, and throwing missiles.
New address for Tre
Tre's words/update on sentencing hearing
(sorry for the delay in posting)
Peace activists have become the targets of attacks by right-wing thugs.
Why.. why in the phuckin Hell do these googly eyed Democrats still believe in this system and worse why do they support these corporatists that have enabled the other Fascist Party?
Sybling Cascadians STOP supporting these fascists and seriously question why vote in a fraudulent system, it only ligitimizes the two party and electorial crimes these people do. it is far overdue Cascadians to start talking about bioregional independence. A bioregional cooperative commonwealth of Cascadia where we can localize our economy and assure the basic human rights of universal healthcare, univeral education and basic civil liberties.
Native warrior and scholar Ward Churchill speaks on June 18, 2001, the anniversary of a celebrated anarchist riot in Eugene Oregon.
Monday-August 18, 2008
We, Oregon State Police-Independent Citizens Review Board is the nation's only all volunteers, all private citizens, not appointed by government officials, police oversight board. Our only goal is to train & retrain all officers on specific guidelines and action scenarios to stop police brutality as outlined in our program, Truly Refroming Law Enforcement.
The Socialist Party of Oregon's free forum, & monthly meeting.
Anti-Gentrification Graffiti Tacoma
From wild visionary ideas to locally sensible, we are starting to compile ways in which informal humanity may "art" in the real world, and beyond the confines of so- limited constructs (and ways of seeing) still dominating. To respond with our abilities, our response abilities, in ways which may inspire you on your own launches of heart!
Follow the link for more
Tre got sentenced, but his time served in Canada is counting towards his total!!
Private military contractors safeguarding military equipment in western Washington Ports.
The Portland Grassroots Media Camp is a weekend of hands-on skill shares, media workshops, presentations, discussions and gatherings aimed to empower people with tools and skills to express themselves.
The camp is open to anyone, emphasizing the inclusion of those who are traditionally excluded from media representation, creation and production.
Have you been waiting for a website that reports entirely on attacks against the social order? Maybe a website that reports on acts of vandalism and sabotage engaged only in the United $tate$? Well here is a blog that strives to document the simple notion that people fight back, a lot.
The sentence of Kendall Tankersley, who was arrested as part of Operation Backfire and subsequently cooperated with authorities, was upheld by the courts today.
Coming on August 29th. Bowman will be speaking on his wider political agenda which coincides with much of what Ron Paul says. He was in POrtland a year ago and gave a fine speech in a very warm venue. He is personable and will be available for interviews and talks before and after the event.
In plain daylight in the afternoon of August 6th, we firebombed two vehicles belonging to the police. One was a sheriff van parked in front of the courthouse on Main st, located south of Powell st. The other was a police cruiser parked on the south-east corner of Main and Hastings st, it was empty because the pigs were in the middle of conducting an arrest.
Thoughts On Health and Healing For the Revolution
Sentencing hearing information...
Video of August 4, 2008 Portland Climate Action, the final event of the 2nd annual Climate Convergence.
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