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The sound of heavy machinery, exploding grenades and blaring announcements cracked the early morning silence. Neighbors in the Eugene neighborhood looked out their windows Oct. 17 to see an armored truck rolling down the street. They saw at least 45 officers armed with shotguns and assault rifles entering a trio of houses, standing guard at alleyways and blocking traffic lanes. This was a scene in Eugene not Palestine. Now the community is organizing itself to never let it happen again.
Watch Your Back. Information about Rob Thaxton and Brian McCarvill in the hole at Oregon State Penitentiary January 2003 due to continued repression.
In response to petitions submitted against preemptive, unilateral attack by the US on Iraq, Corvallis City Council members today drafted an single resolution which was adopted tonight by by a 6-3 vote.
Tomorrow's annual MLK celebration is from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Britt Ballroom on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Capacity is limited. I'll be passing out flyer copies of this message. Please share this with folks you know in Southern Oregon. Thanks.
The trouble with liberals, chapter #011803
Short description of peace rally in Ashland & Medford, pictures linked.
The birthday of the nation's most famous peacemaker, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated by many thousands of people today in the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland during a march that has been organized under the theme "Take Action for Peace and Justice; Stop the War at Home and Abroad."
More organizations are endorsing even as this is posted.
Cascadia Forest Defenders has been occupying the trees at the Winberry timber sale since January 17, 1999. Roseburg Forest Products has the contract for the sale. The forest at North Winberry will NEVER be logged. We're fighting for the last scraps of ancient forests and there is no more room for compromise. Allyn Ford needs to get out of the old-growth business and OUT of Cascadia!!
Chicago's city council passed an Anti Iraq War Resolution today (Thurs Jan. 16). For more information re the other cities go to:
The Ashland Daily Tidings
has a weekly poll that'll get published Saturday 1/18/03.
HAVE YOU VOTED YET???
A nine week Environmental Film Series, "Eco-Videos: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!", started last week in Eugene and continues every wednesday night for 8 more weeks. Tonight's movie is "Carnosaur". 7pm on UO campus - Willamette Hall room 100
The last week's movie, "Clearcut", is the best! don't miss it!
Some Thoughts on Organization, Federations, and Platformism.
What we call "science" is not neutral. It's loaded with motives and assumptions that came out of, and reinforce, the catastrophe of dissociation, disempowerment, and consuming deadness that we call "civilization."
On Tuesday January 7, 2002, Misconduct Reports were delivered to anarchist prisoners Rob los Ricos (Robert Thaxton) and Brian McCarvill at Oregon State Penitentiary. They were subsequently transferred to Disciplinary Segregation ("The Hole"). In additon to being written up for "Disobedience of an Order" and "Unauthorized Organization", Rob now has been falsely labeled a member of the Earth Liberation Front in his Misconduct Report.
Bend engages in yet another form of death worship
Corvallis will host the photographic work of Takashi Morizumi from January 20th to the 30th at the Center for the Humanities. The exhibit opens at 7 p.m. on the 20th with Health Effects of War, a multimedia presentation by Xander Patterson, Director of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Both events are free and open to the public.
As Oregon's schools slowly die, the students and members of the community will stand up to prevent the collapse of education and democracy. On January 24th, there will be a rally in Salem at the Capitol to protest the school budget cuts. Be there at 12pm, if you need a ride show up at Lincoln High School (1600 SW Salmon) at 10am.
You are invited to an organizing meeting to promote an Ashland city council resolution opposing the Patriot Act and related federal anti-terrorism policies that pose a threat to the Bill of Rights and the civil liberties of all Ashland residents.
You are welcome to pass along this invitation to persons interested in passing a proposed resolution to protect civil liberties in Ashland.
The level of awareness is rising.
Darcy Olsen caseThis AM! Latest on Family Rabbit Hunt Nutrition expert, Brenda Davis, RD Speaking Wed! Voice opinion about Oregon Wolves Damascus Dogs Update
...and show him the community is very concerned about using our tax dollars to put shotguns into the hands of twelve-year-olds and teach them how to kill wildlife.
(i honestly thought this was a gag at first. it's not. indyposter)
Portland Anti Capitalist Action is organizing a weekends worth of activities, workshops, films, soccer, food, discussions, solidarity actions, speakers, and trainings this spring.
Here you will find a draft proposed City of Ashland resolution opposing certain provisions of the Patriot Act and related federal anti-terrorism policies that pose a threat to the Bill of Rights and the civil liberties of all Ashland residents.
Here is an analysis of who in Tolkien's works corrosponds to whom
in real life. A great many activists have long identifed with Tolkien's works so I have produced an analysis of who's who. With the movie a blockbuster we can make some propaganda that will really hurt Bush and his corporate masters!
The Oregon coast has many activities going on or about to happen to resist war and work toward regaining peace and civil rights. Here's a list from the PASSIONATE PATRIOTS FOR PEACE ...
The Portland Peaceful Response Coalition kicks off 2003 with the first of this year's weekly rallies against war at Pioneer Courthouse Square this Friday, at 5:00 p.m.. The rally will be promoting the next large-scale rally and march for peace set for Saturday, January 18th. The theme for the January 18th rally and march will be "Take Action for Peace and Justice: Stop the War at Home and Abroad."
The Lane County Bill of Rights Defense Committee invites civil rights advocates to a workshop and training on how to oppose the loss of civil rights on a statewide level. Oregon would be the first state to pass a resolution opposing the UPA, Homeland Security, and other harsh erosions visited upon our Constitutional guarantees
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
The 12th Annual Forest Conference -- this January 24th, 25th and 26th at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.
The next large-scale Portland-area mobilization against war has been set for the weekend celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, Saturday, January 18th, at 1:00 p.m., at the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland. This event will be happening all across America. Come march in solidarity! All are invited to begin gathering at noon for music, literature tables and community networking and to get to know the many organizations involved.
On no issue is the JINSA/CSP hard line more evident than in its relentless campaign for war--not just with Iraq, but "total war," as Michael Ledeen, one of the most influential JINSAns in Washington, put it last year . . . Indeed, there are some in military and intelligence circles who have taken to using "axis of evil" in reference to JINSA and CSP . . .
Small arms and light weapons cause more than 1000 deaths a day, mostly of mothers and children.
repost of a portland indymedia story from december 2001 http://portland.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=5811&group=webcast
Portland Anti Capitalist Action is organizing a weekends worth of activities, workshops, films, soccer, food, discussions, solidarity actions, speakers, and trainings this spring!
Medicine Lake geothermal power plant in the Southern Cascades Approved!!!
Sacred Modoc, Shasta and Pitt River Tribes Land to be decimated.
A federal jury in Portland, Ore., found Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, guilty yesterday of forcing its employees to work unpaid overtime in the first of 40 such lawsuits to go to trial.
2 CIA analysts speak HONESTLY about America's Zionist-Controlled government
Oakland, CA and Flagstaff, AZ are now voting on resolutions that question whether the USA Patriot Act combats terror at the expense of Americans' constitutional rights. If both resolutions pass, the two cities would become the 19th and 20th local governments to formalize their opposition to provisions of the USA Patriot Act.
Status update as of 12/17/02.
Proposed changes to NW Forest Plan
More info for the student. John Pilger discusses the Project for the New American Century, and the document which was published over two years ago outlining the Bush regime's plans for the world. keep in mind, Steven, this was written BEFORE Bush was selected.
BE AWARE!!! As Andy Lichterman of Western States Legal Foundation has stressed that, "militarization is literally all around us in the form of bases, small and large corporations."
Update as of 12/13/02
The PPRC weekly rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square this Friday, at 5:00 p.m., focuses once again on the Bush Administration's determination to launch a war on Iraq. "At every step in the international effort to find peaceful means to assure that Iraq is disarmed, the US government has been pushing for war," said Chris Roehm of the PPRC. "The Bush administration will go to war regardless of whether the UN inspectors find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq ..."
music & lyrics by Eugene McDaniels
definitive live recording by Les McCann & Eddie Harris, Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland June 21, 1969 (Atlantic Records LP "Swiss Movement")
Les McCann--piano, vocal Eddie Harris--tenor saxophone Benny Bailey--trumpet Leroy Vinnegar--bass Donald Dean--drums
The .pdf is a Tri-fold with the following text and some graphics. Please print some out. If you get it printed could you call me, 503-241-4879, I've been having trouble printing it. These arriagnments are coming up.
Also Tues and Thursday nights are Infoshop nights at CFA 1540 SE Clinton.
Anarchist Craig 'Critter' Marshall is serving a 5.5 year sentence for his role in
the burning of some SUVs at a car lot in Eugene, Oregon (Summer 2000)
Vampires, a university, a shamanistic murder, an exile, philosophy, history, activism. Preface T to T2 as a psychic sermon for activists. For expanding version at choose "tweety' or 'taz' at:
Censorship At Indymedia depends on which computer you submit your story to. One computer is particularly bad (and I mean its systems administrators, or whoever, really censor heavily). Many European Indy sites, nyc.indymedia.org, and sydney.indymedia.org are on this machine (which seems to be located on Unites States East Coast).
Hope Marston helped get the Eugene City Council to endorse a resolution opposing the USA Patriot Act.
the author, steve Kangas, died mysterious in 1999, a suspected suicide, but was it?
dear friends: the following letter was written - upon his request - by friends and supporters of jeffrey luers, aka "free", from portland & eugene. significant events for "free" will likely be occurring in the following months, and we urge you to fill out this letter - using a real name and address - and sending it to attorney general hardy myers. also, please print this letter out and pass it on to friends and potentially sympathetic people.
Daniel Quinn, author of "Ishmael" will be speaking in Eugene on Wednesday, December 4th on the University of Oregon campus in room 100 Willamette at 7pm. A free event!
That's not writing, that's typing.
- Truman Capote, on Jack K's style
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
- George Bernard Shaw
Katz won't fire Police Chief Mark Kroeker for rewarding officers who shot a man to death in a hospital. Kroeker calls for censorship of Oregonian columnist.
University of Oregon students and Eugene citizens are encouraged to show up at 3pm this Wednesday, December 4th, in the EMU Fir room to pressure the University of Oregon senate to pass an anti-war resolution. This is important because it can set an example for other schools around the nation, and, in a failed democracy like the USA, such feeble measures are one of our last resorts before more direct action must be taken. Please add to the crowd and help this happen!
The month-long Poindexter trial, which resulted in a five-count conviction on April 7, 1990, centered largely on the testimony of two witnesses: Oliver North for the prosecution and former President Reagan for the defense.
On Monday, November 25, the City of Eugene, Oregon became the 15th local government in the nation to pass a resolution opposing the UPA (U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act) and recent Executive Orders which violate our Constitutional guarantees. The resolution passed in a Eugene City Council vote of 7 to 0 with one councilor absent.
In Nazi Germany, the leading role in the development and use of gas chambers was played by psychiatrists, and their first victims were mental patients. An untold number of Gay people were exterminated in these chambers.
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