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I just had an epiphany. Many years of observing trolls on IMC have short of culminated in this explanation as to why people aren't responding to anything. Even the government itself publicly uses this technique to lambast issues. What technique is that? Shaming.
This Friday, January 8th at 3 p.m outside of the walnut room on the U of O campus here in Eugene.
The latest from the "NO on LNG" campaign from Oregon, Senator Wyden appears at town hall meetings, asked by public to pressure FERC to prove an actual need for an LNG facility and trans-state pipeline that justifies eminant domain seizure of resident's property. Includes commentary on Cascadian Subduction Zone spawned tsunami risks to LNG tankers and how local, state and federal officials may be trying to put al Queda out of business by killing more Americans than al Queda can by allowing the highly explosive LNG facility to be built without consulting seismologists about the risks of CSZ tsunamis.
While the mainstream media debates whether climate change exists, some people in Olympia gathered at 8 am this rainy morning to observe the highest tide at Percival Landing. Colorful umbrellas and windsocks brightened the scene and the band lifted the spirits, providing a sense of optimism that the community could find solutions to a looming crisis.
My name is Alexander Reisinger. Liberty Hall was started in my mother's basement, Susan. The people involved were Brian, Leif Desert Rat, Christian Nostalgia, Jenny Knowles, and myself. The Hall was started in anticipation of a UPS walkout, commiserate to a turnover and signing of a long term contract. The contract between the labor unions, (ILWU) International Long Shore Union, and the UPS bosses was signed. No actions by Liberty Hall had to be taken. We were leasing Liberty Hall from an Ethiopian Activist, Allum, who held the Hall as a music venue before us. It had been a Reggae Hall.
World Affairs Council of Oregon is paying TurdBlossom to come to PDX in March.
an someone please post information on the status of Danny's arrest?
Fur Farm Intelligence Unit releases its second communique
The Klamath Justice Coalition organized a blockade in northern California this week, to stop a U.S. Forest Service logging contractor from damaging any sites held sacred by the Indigenous Karuk Nation.
Previously Unpublished Oregon Fur Farm Address Confirmed.
Common Action announces the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter
Intersections. Take a look for an alternative view on the raging
national health care debate, the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in
Vancouver B.C., cuts to local transit, and a review of Michael Moore's
A three hour event filmed in vancouver Washington on the topic of Fair Trade
Music, speeches, films, snacks , networking and solidarity for social change.
A 3-part Archive.org video set ...with also a great 1 music/video out-take on YouTube.
[ This was posted previously with a December deadline, but the deadline has been extended according to the BLM. This is a horrific plan and will mess up water supplies and forests for decades... if not longer. Please write a comment! ]
If you want to get health insurance with a public option then read this and then Please help.
Bad economy caused my employer to fold, looking for work, finding too many employers want pre-employment drug screening...I'm basically looking for dialogue as to what is right, and I'm trying to decide what I think is right.
a question for every action group
As an animal rights activist, I am concerned about the popularity of so-called "dog whisperer" Caesar Milan, and his outdated "pack leader" mentality. Don't get me wrong. Milan has done a lot of good for a lot of dogs. He's an advocate of rehabilitation for even the most aggressive of dogs, he constantly educates people about the ignorance surrounding the hype over bully breeds, and he locates dog behavior problems in the humans handling the dogs, not in the dogs themselves. He also believes in what he does, and for some people and some dogs, his methods work. But that's not the whole story. This is.
Critics of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (being held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada) continue to be subject to police harassment and intimidation, including another activist detained and questioned at the Pacific (Truck) Crossing border station and denied entry to the USA on Thursday, December 10, 2009.
I saw this page months ago when looking for old WTO articles:
Arrived too late to cover the Hey NW Natural Press Conference in front of NW Natural on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, but managed to get interviews with two of the organizers and one of the participants in the Conference.
Hey NW Natural Interviews
Mark Knapp, an environmental activist who once ran as a Green Party-endorsed candidate for a seat on the Minneapolis City Council, is being sought by authorities on a federal arrest warrant after he skipped a court date in Oregon.
Public landowners deliver petition opposing Palomar Pipeline to NW Natural NW Natural ratepayers opposing NW Natural's plans for Mt. Hood National Forest will confront the gas utility on Tuesday, December 8th at noon in a press conference highlighting the impacts of NW Natural's proposed LNG Palomar Pipeline to public lands. The pipeline threatens public lands - public lands owned by us.
Every year, thousands of people turn in their dogs and cats to county animal shelters. They all have their... "reasons." They will tell you how they "just couldn't care for him anymore," how they are moving, how they are having a baby, how they are downsizing, how the cat is peeing outside the box, how the dog has become a "handful." And they will tell themselves, and you, that it was the right thing to do, that it was for the good of the animal, that it is the best thing. They stupidly think the dog or cat will get a "good home."
This is a call for informed consent reform and the criminal prosecution of medical staff who participate in the "medical rape" of patients.
The new Hey NW Natural Campaign is uniting gas customers with farmers to hold NW Natural accountable and protect our public lands. Over 1500 private landowners, two state forests and Mt. Hood National Forest are threatened by the pipeline. You can take action to protect Oregon farmers and public land.
Movies about Twittergate and LRAD.
A G20 video
Video of the N30 Commemorative rally held in Seattle last Monday
Seattle Indymedia has been down for over a week.
[This is really horrific; please take a few minutes to let the BLM know that Oregon water-dependent species will be irreparably harmed by all the action alternatives, and that herbicide use should be phased out, instead of tripled.]
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement, "Vegetation Treatments Using Herbicides on BLM Lands in Oregon" are available online at http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/vegtreatmentseis/.
*Mail comments (today) to: Vegetation Treatments EIS Team, POB 2965, Portland, OR 97208-2965, or email (but confirm receipt) to: email@example.com
We've had so many killings, beatings, and disgraceful acts committed by police officers in this town. It's really been hard to believe. But each time it happens, we are told by the media that the unarmed and often dead victim somehow "deserved" the violence, and if anyone gets too uppity in questioning what happened, we are told that it was just "a few bad apples."
DALI, China — Justin Franchi Solondz, an environmental activist from New Jersey who spent years evading charges of ecoterrorism in the United States by hiding out in China, was sentenced to three years in prison by a local court on Friday on charges of manufacturing drugs in this backpacker haven.
Today was Fur Free Friday, an annual worldwide event demanding an end to the trafficking in the skin and blood of non-human beings for vain "fashion." Organizers from In Defense of Animals asked Cascadians to show up in large numbers, and so they did. Hundreds of animal advocates turned out and marched through the streets for several hours today.
And I Will Never Forget Those Years of Revolution.
Looking for a holiday companion? There are a lot of dogs and cats looking for you, too. A lot of people look to bring home an animal companion at this time of the year. PLEASE consider carefully, and ADOPT an animal. Do not breed, do not support breeders by buying an animal. Here is where your animal friend desperately waits for you: http://www2.co.multnomah.or.us/AnimalWeb/Default.aspx.
Advocates silently stand in protest during a board meeting of Portland Public Schools, trying to bring attention to the issue of military recruiters on PPS school campuses.
How, in the coming period of intensified class struggle,
activists will use open communities and information war
to win ever-increasing attention and support and create
the conscious forces that will bring us certain victory
Goodman is host of nationally syndicated radio and TV program "Democracy Now". Admission is $5. Best be there early if you want to get in because this event has generated a lot of publicity in Eugene.
a reminder to check reality. reality can be boring, and media and political activists should remember that, and consider how to support their community.
Oregon fur trapping begins 12/1 and runs through 3/15. During the '08-'09 season, 765 active trappers (out of 1133 licensed) killed 19,148 animals using leg-hold traps, neck snares and Conibear traps. In calendar '08, the APHIS (Dept. of Agriculture) killed 8,342 animals using the same plus leg snares (mostly on bears), cages and gas canisters (mostly M44). Nearly all these animals suffered a protracted and torturous death.
The film "Breaking the Spell" to be played at the Bijou Theatre at high noon on sunday Nov. 29th in Eugene Oregon.
In late November and early December there will be a number of events across the Northwest commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the historic protests against the WTO in Seattle in 1999. As well as opposing the largest round of WTO meetings in years, which are scheduled to take place November 30th-December 2nd in Geneva, Switzerland. Ten years to the day after the Seattle WTO protest!
From Friday Nov. 20 through Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 26, urban forager Rebecca Lerner will attempt to survive exclusively on wild food she gathers from sidewalks, parks, wilderness areas and yards in the city of Portland, OR. There will be no Dumpster diving, mooching from gardens or picking from cultivated fruit trees. In an effort to highlight wild food, Lerner's unusual menu will include thistle, sumac, dandelion and other weeds; fat she gathered from a roadkill deer; the root vegetable wapato; acorns, chestnuts, hazelnuts and black walnuts harvested from city trees; mushrooms; stinging nettles; hawthorn berries; yellow dock seeds; cleavers, and more.
"Foraging is a fun and free way to get healthy local food," Lerner said. "It's also a survival skill that can come in handy in an emergency, and a way to get in touch with our roots as hunter-gatherers."
The State began putting sea lions to death on the Columbia river last spring. On the day that the killing program began, Sea Lion Defense Brigadiers began chronicling the struggle to save them.
On the Public Access "A Growing Concern," documentary film producer Courtney Scott discusses the no kill direction for public animal shelters. Courtney is currently working on a full length documentary entitled, The War On Animals
Video: No Kill Animal Shelters
In late November and early December there will be a number of events across the Northwest commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the historic protests against the WTO in Seattle in 1999. As well as opposing the latest round of WTO meetings scheduled to take place November 30th-December 2nd in Geneva, Switzerland. Ten years to the day after the Seattle WTO protest!
There will be a number of events all over the Pacific Northwest during late November and early December in response to the WTO holding it's largest ministerial meeting in years on the exact 10 year anniversary of the Seattle WTO protests in 1999.
Portland November 17th-Panel: Didn't We Shut Down the WTO?; Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 7PM, Food for Thought Cafe, Portland State University.
Portland November 20th-Movie Night: "Cowborg vs. the WTO"; Friday, Nov. 20th, 6PM, 6025 E Burnside
Eugene November 21st-WTO Teach-In 2009: Saturday Nov. 21st, 1-4PM, University of Oregon.
Eugene Says No to the WTO Celebration: Nov. 21st, 6:30-11:30PM, WOW Hall
Seattle November 28th & 29th-People's Summit: Saturday and Sunday at Seattle University.
Portland December 5th: Regionwide March and Rally to Oppose the 2009 WTO Meeting
Friday, Nov. 13th - 7pm - Evergreen College - SEM II A1105
Video clips of Terry Hurst who is Biking For Art across Cascadia, and using the money he raises for a Youth Arts Center in Salt Lake City
A very generous supporter of Jeff's has offered to match any donations dollar for dollar made to Jeff's release fund up to $1,000!
The only catch is you have to donate by December 15th.
You can donate online at http://freejeffluers.org/donate.html
San Francisco's new energy policy, CleanEnergySF, conflicts with that of its 8th District Congressional Representative, for the past 23 years, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi is one of the nation's leading advocates of nuclear power, who, in 2007, described herself as born again nuclear and supported that year's failed attempt to overturn California's ban on new nuclear plant construction
The public is invited to attend the Fourth Annual Tribal Storytelling Festival and Symposium being held on Friday and Saturday evenings, November 13-14, 2009 at 7:30 PM. A Tribal Storytellers Symposium will be Sunday, 15 November from 1:30 - 4 PM. All events will be at Lewis and Clark College's Agnes Flanagan Chapel, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219 (for a campus map go to www.lclark.edu/visit/directions).
A list of new content that you can stream is available in the text of the article. To get your own show o publish audio content send an e-mail to "pdx-audio(at)lists.resist.ca" with the subject line "RADIO" preferably. Check out the link to the radio page on this article.
All Power to the Communes potluck!
The 9th circuit court of appeals will hear the appeal in the case to stop the killing on the Columbia today.
It's been broken for days
Kudos to our source in Washington D.C. for pointing out a little-noticed news item in The Washington Post some time back indicating there was an FBI probe when a purported associate of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) allegedly stalked Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.). The news apparently never made it into the Chicago papers. Hmm. We wonder why the papers here are so timid about this hot story?
Studies show that global warming is worsening. I regard this seriously because I know that disinformation regarding this issue is common, just as it is with any other. I don't wish to knock other authors, but reality is determined by the weighing of facts presented by various sources.
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