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The Evergreen administration are planning devastating budget cuts. Let's fight back!
Last November, sadly, Columbia County voters quietly passed measure 190. While the measure was largely misunderstood and not discussed much, it's one of the most sweeping pieces of anti-immigrant racism to crop up in recent memory. And this Friday, it goes to court.
Please join me there.
I understand Sam was under fire again this morning, as clean-pressed "good citizens" came before the city council to call for his resignation. They were asked to wait their turn, as today's business was not about Sam's private sex life. However, they will be back. Next week, they plan to sign up to speak their redundant piece. I say we should be there too.
Description: Fri,1/30 (5-9pm), Sat/Sun 2/1(9-6 pm) In this 20-hr training, a Portland-based street medic & health collective (until recently called Portland Street Medix) will present a crash course on first aid, emergency care, and caring for our friends & comrades at actions, marches, rallies, and other mobilizations.
Astoria, OR - Columbia Riverkeeper and partners won their appeal today when the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) overturned Clatsop County's decision to approve the Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and pipeline. "This decision is a victory for healthy communities and clean energy," said Columbia Riverkeeper executive director Brett VandenHeuvel.
The Telegraph, a major U.K. newspaper, features a bizarre picture gallery in its "culture" section of its website that depicts nuclear attacks on four U.S. cities. Portland is one of them as featured in Blackjack - Part 2, A slideshow story.
Documents obtained by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee - Tacoma show that in
the spring of 2006, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) reported
on a planned women's conference at the Governor's mansion in Olympia and directed FPS Regions and associated law enforcement and security partners to report on the planned activities within their respective jurisdictions.
Although long suspected, new documents show that the Tacoma PD and Port Police collected and shared intelligence information with GEO Group Inc concerning legitimate 1st Admendment activities by U.S. Citizens from the Puget Sound Region.
beau breedlove graduated from high school in 2004, a year early
beau breedlove was a legislative intern in salem in 2005
he had been out of high school and in the workforce for an entire year as he turned 18
adams was a city commissioner in portland in 2005
adams and breedlove never worked together, or in the same workplace, or even the same city
and -- this should be obvious -- adams was not mayor of portland or anywhere else then
One of the greatest sources of suffering and oppression on this earth is hidden behind the walls of factory farms. More than 45 *BILLION* animals are killed for food by humans every single year worldwide, and most of those lived their entire, short lives on factory farms. Many of them never saw the light of day. And many of them died for nothing, as their flesh is often wasted in this gluttonous land of plenty. This is a holocaust of unimaginable magnitude, being carried out each and every day.
The local spark that ignited an eco-sabotage boom — and bust
So, for the last few months there has been no Eugene Food Not Bombs, and that is a shame, especially during these the cold, wet winter months. In an attempt to restart up Eugene Food Not Bombs there will be a meeting Tuesday January 27th, at the Growers Market (454 Willamette St- up stairs), at 6pm. Stop by and find out what food not bombs is about and lets work together to help alleviate hunger, confront militarization (both at home and abroad), and undermine the commodification of food!
If you spend any time on the roads, you are familiar with the sad sight of the carcasses of raccoons, opossums, deer, coyotes, foxes, domestic cats and dogs, and many other animals littering the roadsides. The real toll is actually much greater than what you see: Most of the carcasses are removed by government workers soon after they are killed, before you even see them. If they were not removed, they would soon stack up like cord wood on the shoulders of every roadway in the country. In addition, hundreds of people are killed each year along US highways in collisions with wildlife. I've always thought there had to be a better way. And as it turns out, there is.
This site sells the fur of endangered species. http://trailsidetraditions.com/?gclid=CMnz0M71pZgCFQkzawodbgmXmA
Isn't there a law against this?
Active Olympia Community member and friend Forest Student was sentenced today for events alleged to have happened on May Day 2008 in Oly Washington.
two peices of pritty recent art to share with all those who wish to finally move beyond the martial/coercion-centric paradigm, and into our crucial purposes for being where we are and such.
This article explores the consistency and pervasiveness of the cover up of police misconduct by Internal Affairs. The article focusses on Internal Affairs in Medford, Oregon.
This video, "A Crying Shame," by Fur-Bearer Defenders of Vancouver, B.C. and available on YouTube shows exactly what animals suffer in traps, and refutes the claims by trappers, the fur industry and state and federal wildlife agencies that trapping is humane. No one, after watching this video, can any longer believe the misinformation propagated by Oregon trappers and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife about this indecent pastime.
Join us for a trip to Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary! Meet new friends while
helping out with chores and spending time with the animals!
Cascadia MUST be a secular bioregional cooperative commonwealth not part of an empire with the illusion of liberalism but the reality of religious self righteousness.
The planet breathes again! Celebrate the end of an error!
Upwards of 45 people gathered across the street from the celebration of the re-opening of the Timberland Library to discuss what to do about the recent murders committed by police and how we can better show solidarity with the rebels in Greece and Oakland.
Video from recent Demonstration at Pioneer Square and surrounding vicinity in downtown Portland.
About 20 minutes in length.
KBOO's "Labor Radio" in Portland and KSKQ's "Brain Labor Report" in Ashland have plans for celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday and President Obama's Inauguration. The radio broadcasts from the working class point of view and they resonate with ordinary people. The shows planned for January 19 & 20, 2009 are about as opposite to the FOX news' view that you can get. This is community radio!
Both KBOO and KSKQ broadcasts can be heard over the airwaves and via the internet.
Repression and resistance on UO campus
Astoria, OR - Two days after staging a massive rally against LNG in Oregon, opponents of the Bradwood LNG terminal vowed to challenge FERC in federal court after the commission rejected their request for reconsideration of the terminal's approval.
UFC mixed-martial-arts champion Jeff Monson arrested for anti-war graffiti on Olympia capital steps.
(this is extremely reproducible)
About 300 people attended a Rally in Salem today, in part to protest the attempt to site liquefied natural gas terminals along the Oregon coast. But more importantly, they gathered to affirm Oregonians resolve to determine their own destiny and be the cutting edge of new renewable awareness and technologies.
Salem, OR - After more than three years of controversy surrounding LNG terminals in Oregon, a group of legislators, conservationists, farmers, foresters, and climate change activists will announce new legislation - the "LNG Public Protection Act "- to strengthen Oregon's authority over three proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in Oregon.
Obama, a millionaire Ivy League lawyer, built his original base among Chicago's slum lords and became a cog in the Democratic Party machine. Now he has become the chief representative of the exploitative, racist and imperialist U.S. bourgeoisie.
The Washington State Dept of Ecology has determined that GEO Group, owners and operators of a
1,030 bed detention center located on the Tacoma Tarpits, violated a restrictive covenant during
their current expansion project. This is just one part of an overall strategy by a local Tacoma group (the Bill of Rights Defense Committee) to halt the expansion.
it's not just 'haze' in the air. it's pge boardman's massive toxins...mercury, nitrous oxide, sulfur dioxide, and much more.....worst air polluter in the pacific northwest, affecting three states, significantly lowering the air quality in a circumference for hundreds of miles. the oregon department of environmental quality is now holding pivotal hearings regarding pacific gas and electric's dinosaur coal-fired power plant, located in boardman, oregon, pge boardman.
Fri,1/30 (5-9pm), Sat/Sun 2/1(9-6 pm)
In this 20-hr training, a Portland-based street medic & health collective (until recently called Portland Street Medix) will present a crash course on first aid, emergency care, and caring for our friends & comrades at actions, marches, rallies, and other mobilizations.
Clean Energy/Anti-LNG Rally
January 13th, 11AM-1PM on the capitol steps in Salem
Free transit available from PDX -- COOL BUS and carpools picking up folks at the old Daily Grind Parking Lot 9:15am (SE 41st & Hawthorne)
solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution/ Cort
Call to Action:
January 13th, 11am-1pm at the Capitol Building in Salem.
Join hundreds of Pacific NW residents fighting for clean energy in Oregon. Raise your voice in opposition to Liquefied Natural Gas development in our region! Free mass transit is available from Portland -- get a ride on the COOL BUS!
According to Judge Mauer's staff, Bergin's arraignment is scheduled for TOMORROW, TUESDAY, January 6th, at 1:30pm.
As always, you are advised to call the courthouse in the morning, to confirm the date and time, and these are subject to change (as most of you know).
See you there.
Notorious murder-cop William Bergin is to be arraigned (again) at the Clackamas County Courthouse in Oregon City tomorrow. As you will likely recall, Bergin and his accomplice Deputy Dave Willard gunned down an unarmed, injured accident victim because they were scared that he might get blood on them. He's not being arraigned for that, alas, but he is being arraigned for official misconduct, theft, and whatever else. It might be fun to be there. He's really a scared little man, it seems, and truly frightened of people who read and post to this site. He reads it religiously, and gets all flustered about what people say about him here.
Anyone who has ever lived with a dog, cat, or rat should be able to recognize that non-human animals are sentient beings capable of complex thought, emotions, and dreams, just like you or I. Yet for some reason, I have known people who continued to deny the sentience of their animal companions, even as they claimed to care about them. The reason, I think, is one of startling self absorption. Whatever the reason, though, this position of anthrocentrism makes it very convenient for those who want to be allowed to use others for their own ends. They can cut up animals in experiments, they can eat them, they can exploit them any way they want, because "they're just animals." Science, however, is beginning to disagree with that position.
Condemn and protest the Wall Street-Bush-Zionist megaterrorist border-occupation and invasion of Gaza and the atrocities against civilians!
Proposing a demonstration in Eugene. Yes, bring signs and banners.
shut them down!
Several coastal locations in Oregon are proposed sites for highly explosive liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals, to be brought in to port via large tankers from overseas locations. In addition to legitimate concerns about dredging being destructive to the riparian estuary ecosystems, the highly explosive properties of supercooled natural gas present risks in known seismic areas of the Cascadian subduction zone.
Oregon eyes mileage tax using satellite.
Common Action announces the second issue of our newsletter Intersections. Whether its government bailouts, busses, or baseball, our newsletter strives to bring anarchist ideas to community and neighborhood issues. We hope you enjoy it!
If you've ever wondered why there never seems to be an end to road building/re-paving/repair projects, so have I. No matter how bad the economy gets, it seems there is *always* enough money laying around to tear up perfectly adequate streets and re-pave them, to close down perfectly useful on-ramps and re-vamp them, to block lanes and close roads in an orgy of machinery and men in orange vests. A lot of money is flowing through our highway and road projects, and one might reasonably ask why we make this such a priority at the same time we shave the last few cents off programs to help senior citizens and people with disabilities. Governor Kulongoski isn't asking such questions, though. Instead, he's proposing new ways to keep the money spigot flowing toward ODOT projects now that people are buying less gas. And boy, does he have a stupid idea now.
Today in the news the world seems a wash in financial crisis. In so much haste to declare imminent doom, the good news of the world financial crisis is being overlooked.
Good news ? Yes, good news ?
Oregon Intel calls itself a "green" company and a "good corporate citizen." However, Intel belongs to the business association Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities, which has consistently lobbied against progress on global warming and clean energy issues in this state. Please ask Intel to live up to its green rhetoric by lobbying FOR clean energy in Oregon.
I won't steal them, I promise!
We've got a war on drugs, a war on terrorism, and a war on intellectualism. Why not wage a war that's really worth fighting.
The corporate media has ignored the banners decrying police brutality and unaccountable authority, seizing instead on the idea that the unrest is the result of widespread unemployment and poor economic prospects for young Greeks. Thus prompted, many people—including some radicals—have focused on these issues as well.
Should we accept that the rage being vented in Greece is economic in origin, the implication is that it could be dispelled by economic solutions—and there are capitalist solutions for the crisis in no shorter supply than socialist ones.
just sayin' ...
a modest strike
If you're cold today, think how the birds feel. In the old times, there was always enough to feed the birds through the winter. There were bits of grain clinging to dried stalks, fruit still hanging on bare branches and laying in fermented heaps beneath the trees, seeds scattered across the ground waiting for the spring, nuts safely tucked into brush piles where they would have been stored since the high summer. But urban wastelands, big box parking lots, and rolling suburbia have turned the once verdant fields into a deceptively green, chem-lawned desert. Grasses have been cut short and never allowed to bear seed, gardens have been kept prim and cleaned up for the season. Wild lands have been reduced to cement and sparse, sterile, foundation plantings. If you still care about the wild beings, now is the time to take it into your own hands to help them find warmth and plenty on this Solstice. Blessed Be.
Circle A Kitchen, a raw vegan collective is looking to get raw vegan food not bombs up and running again by spring. Maybe some of you remember the great fun we had last year.
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