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while a free citizen being not jailed, finding employment asks of me for its application more effort and bureaucracy than I seem to be able to complete, finding the state is more satiated with me as its beneficiary than doing work I'd like to do and that I have the motivation to complete works to the end of destroying this system that I am benefitting from, I'm starting to get irritated.
Eugene Community Conference Center is is owned by city of Eugene, not Hilton, and is Public space -- but few know it.
Update to the...The North West Anarchist Conference
Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th. 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
At Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW,Olympia, Washington 98505
Inside Building Seminar II, room E 1107
Date: Friday, April 23, 2010
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Laughing Horse Books
Street: 12 NE 10th St
scorecard.org lets you enter your zip code and gives you environmental/pollution information.
With May Day marches occurring in several Northwest cities, the information and call in this Seattle leaflet prepared for the local April immigration reform rally remains very relevant.
Rally for Oregon Jobs
Thursday, April 22 - 12 noon
Congressman Schraders's Office
8th & Main - Oregon City, OR
Shortly after midnight on Saturday, March 27, a man was brutally attacked in the heart of downtown Portland. His attacker shot him and left him lying in the street. He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit in an area hospital, fighting to overcome extensive injuries.
Activists leaflet and discuss and debate animal research with pedestrians
at OHSU's campus on Marquam Hill.
The White Power Movement on the West Coast
What It Is, And How We Can Respond
Saturday, April 24, 7PM-9PM
First Unitarian Church, Buchan Reception Hall
1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland
FREE educational event (donations accepted)
The White Power Movement on the West Coast: What It Is, How We Can Respond
Saturday, April 24, 7PM-9PM
First Unitarian Church, Buchan Building Reception
1226 SW Salmon St.
Free educational event (donations accepted.)
The notorious Pacifica Forum group in Eugene has had a letter published complaining about threats
Everett Police Murder Case Heats Up
April 19th, 2010
Activists Participate in Office and Lab Protests to Bring Attention to the Horrors Of Vivisection
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Portland State University SMSU 258
Every year, roughly 5 million healthy, adoptable, dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the country because they could not find a home. Some people say this has to do with an overpopulation problem among cats and dogs. But it does not. In fact, around 8 million dogs and cats come into shelters every year, and around 5 million of those are killed for lack of decent homes. But at the same time, every year 17 million people go looking to adopt a dog or cat. So this is not a population problem, it's a problem of will. Do we care enough to stop the slaughter? Then we must care enough to stop the trafficking of cats and dogs, and we must care enough to go to the shelters and adopt animals who need homes. It's long past time to end this holocaust.
April 18, 2010: 20 Activists Visit the Home of Judy Cameron, a Researcher at the Oregon
National Primate Research Center, to Alert Neighbors to Her Evils
We are a group of Olympia residents whose goal is to support the
"State Street 29". Our goal is to encourage others to view these
people from the perspective of those who rely on and care about them
as loving, well intentioned, and active citizens concerned about the
safety of our community.
The State Street 29 is a group of individuals who were arrested on the
night of April 8th, 2010
Nine days after the shooting of anti-racist Luke Querner in downtown Portland by neo-Nazis, the house of a Canadian anti-racist organizer is targeted.
Over 20,000,000 million animals suffer and die in U.S. laboratories every year. These innocent victims are subjected to addictive drugs, caustic chemicals, ionizing radiation, chemical and biological weapons, electric shock, deprivation of food and/or water, psychological torture and many other horrors. World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week (April 17th-25th, 2010) is the time when activists come together to make a difference for these animals.
Video from a recent field trip to the proposed natural gas Palomar pipe line crossing on the Clackamas river, recently designated as a Wild and Scenic River.
Video From April Bark Hike
A Short Introduction:
The idea and focus behind this conference is to bring different types of anarchist practice to the for-front and begin moving away from specific theoretical engagements. Rather than taking theory and separating it from its everyday practice. This is an attempt at allocating theory the ideas brought up in discussion and talked about and beginning to practice them (IE. Praxis). There will be no specific theory leading the discussions or dialogue throughout the time except for the person. The set up is to have the ability to talk and discuss the ideas in an open manner. So after every discussion there will be a small open dialogue about the ideas.
Friends, allies, join us Saturday, May 1st to celebrate International Worker's Day, AKA MAY DAY, in Tacoma & Portland
There is a wealth of information and media on this site that is seldom found elsewhere. Many times Portland Indymedia has been the only open website hosting pictures and fliers from the community at large about local issues. Yet it the little over two years Ive been here its very often the media uploaded by contributors is lost by the content management system utilized by Portland IMC. Its a shame that this media is reduced to a grainy thumbnails and the originals are unavailable (The connection is terminated server-side).
This is something that's been asked a lot lately: "But wasn't the officer's use of deadly force justified? I can see why people got angry about something like the beating of Rodney King, which was obviously breaking the law. But the shooting of Jack Dale Collins, for example, was by the book, and as such justified." So why continue protesting? Aren't masked anarchists really just hooligans looking for any ridiculous excuse to cause trouble?
Well it's technically true that all of Portland's recent cases of death-by-cop have been "justified." And that's exactly the problem.
On March 22, a Portland police officer shot and killed a mentally ill houseless man at Hoyt Arboretum. Jack Dale Collins was an important figure in the Portland houseless community, known and loved by many. His killer, Chris Walters, responded to a call about a "drunk transient," of which Collins was neither, and shot him four times within three minutes.
VOices and opinions and info wanted by Dropout Magazine. A eugene-based alternative magazine running a story on the upcoming Sara Palin rally in Eugene Oregon. Any protesting groups or protesters planning on getting down there to demonstrate should contact us immediately, as we want your stories and have a deadline that is approaching.
The Dropout Office: 5416863175 (ask for Robert or Dante)
A sheriff deputy at Rainier High School is accused of sexually abusing a female high school student. Internal investigation sustains the complaint, however the district attorneys refuses to press any charges.
The speciesist slang term for a cop is "pig". This term has been used for centuries to put a label on cops that is revealing of the character of police and policing. Animal liberationists, seeking to abolish all forms of animal oppression, argue that the term is not only pejorative, parelleling terms that are sexist, racist, classist, ableist, ageist, sizeist, homophobic, etc, but that the term is distastefully used against a common enemy to all freedom fighters of which animal liberationsists are a growing and worthy contributing constituency deserving of respect.
the child protective services in vancouver wa, is above the law.
Sea lion defenders held a community building vegan faux fish fry and sea lion party in the Columbia gorge today. Mother nature smiled on the event. On the way up we could see that spring had brought new life into the world again. The trees are all leafing out in tender green again, and the salmon are churning up into the river again. With them, as always, have come the sea lions and the osprey and the eagles and all the others who awaken and return with the spring. Thanks to everyone who turned out! I will let the pictures speak louder than the words.
Following is a brief outline for our daily events during WWAIL here in
Portland, OR. Details for some of the "TBA" events will be clarified at our
"Kickoff Party" on the April 17.
It looks like Wyoming just adopted a new state code - The Code of the West.
Maybe Oregon should adopt its own version.
The Northwest Detention Center is located in the tideflats of Tacoma at 1623 East J Street. Plan to be in front of the prison at 11AM on Saturday April 17th. Bring anything that makes hella *noise* plus fliers (anti-prison, anti-border, anti-ICE/cops, etc.) banners, signs, etc.
Cops, Pigs, Murderers
Saturday, April 17th- WWAIL Kick-Off Party!!
Red & Black Cafe- SE 12th & Oak, 7p
-Cape Perpetua (Acoustic Doom)
-Evan Sadlou (Folk/Inde)
-Slow Teeth (Vaudevillian Anarcho-Folk)
Inspirational Films of Activists Kicking Vivisection Ass!
Join the party and learn about upcoming daily events!
Recent FERC approval of the Ruby Pipeline proposed to deliver natural gas from Wyoming to Malin, OR happens to be the same location where the Pacific Connector proposed from Coos Bay would enter CA. Local residents, environmentalists and others are concerned that the many miles of pipeline delivering natural gas would also cause significant damage in the event of an earthquake or other natural hazards. Furthermore this distribution into CA is coming at the expense of neighbor states and decreases CA ratepayers chance of ever obtaining true energy independence.
On April 8, 2010, the metropolis finally opened its arms to us. With a history of somewhat homogenous anarchist events in Olympia, WA, we attempted to detach ourselves from the traditional mode of collective attack that the city has become familiarized with. Rather than bloc up, cause some destruction, and try to run away before the police snatch us, we decided to have a march in response to recent state violence wherein smashing a few windows and avoiding arrest wasn't the purpose of the action. Instead, we hoped to create something of a fairly calm spectacle that the police would be drawn to, creating potentialities for rifts elsewhere in the metropolis while the police tried to contain our march. All in all, the march's main goal was to maximize damage elsewhere while minimizing risk at the march itself. With this objective in mind, the action was a complete disaster.
Comrades in Olympia heeded the call for action, and 15 were swept up by pigs.
One of the best ways to help stop LNG development in Oregon is to get on the ground and see what is threatened for yourself. The Palomar Pipeline threatens to clearcut some of our remaining ancient forests in Mt. Hood National Forest. By witnessing our forests as they stand today, you will be a stronger advocate for their future!
After three years of legal battles prompted by a battle with cops that never happened, three Olympia, WA anarchists settle out of court in a lawsuit that gave them over $30,000 and gave the City of Seattle one less reckless cop brutalizing people on the streets. Nadav Lewkowicz from the Leatherstocking Collective of Crumm Mountain, NY interviewed Brendan Maslauskas Dunn, a member of the IWW, anarchist and one of the Flag 3.
Cop gets spit in his food at a Burger King in Vancouver
The Portland Mercury Blog reports that officer Kyle Nice pulled a gun on a motorist after a traffic altercation between him and said motorist. Officer "Nice" seems to be getting away with it for now.
But it's not "terrorism" when an angry right-wing white guy does it.
Sarah Palin Is Coming To Oregon
EVERYONE TO THE STREETS
***OLYMPIA THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH
MEET: at the corner of the shopping center on Harrison and Division.
WEAR: Black, or whatever you want, to honor the dead.
DEMONSTRATE: YOUR CONCERNS.
Live interview with Karen Coulter, director and co founder of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, an organization seeking to protect, defend, and restore the natural ecosystems of the Blue Mountains and eastern Oregon Cascades bioregions.
Karen Coulter, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project
Early this morning, SLDB monitors observed another animal caught in the trap at Bonneville dam. We believe it might be Solo. We have learned, this morning, that the animal is to be lethally injected - killed - this morning.
There has been another night trapping at Bonnevlle dam, trapping sleeping animals as they lay hauled out on the platforms. We do not know at this time how many sea lions might have been taken, or who they are.
The Civil Liberties Defense Center in conjunction with Amigos & the Eugene Free School Program is proud to announce FREE "Know Your Rights" trainings for the public presented in both English and Spanish. Participants are asked to bring paper and pen for note taking purposes. The Civil Liberties Defense Center's mission is to strengthen, inform, and increase the efficiency of the progressive social change movement. Our projects educate people about their rights and why they are important. "Know Your Rights" trainings are specifically tailored to meet the needs of participants.
Video from the M20 rally at Terry Schrunk Plaza. The Rally blossomed from a smaller crowd to over 100 when a feeder march arrived from Portland State University. The rally was moderated by Darlene, AKA "Black Butterfly," who welcomed the crowd, introduced the two speakers and entertained with some spoken word performance.
M20 2010 Rally and March
What: Music and fun
Where: The Red&Black (400 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97214, just behind Food Fight and the Vegan Mall. 503.231.3899)
When: Saturday, April 3rd, 7pm
Why: A benefit to raise resources for the fabulous sea lion defenders. In case you haven't noticed, they are KICKING ASS out on the Columbia river, doing the work we should all be doing. They're standing up for oppressed animals who are being murdered by the State.
What: A sea lion party, faux fish fry, keg and educational Columbia River outing
When: Saturday, April 10th, 11:30 AM (Cool Bus will leave at noon, and return in Portland between 6 PM and 7 PM)
Where: Bus pick up at the IDA office, 1732 NE Alberta St.
RSVP: to firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-249-9996
Mark your calendars and reserve your spot on the Cool Bus for a road trip party in the Columbia River Gorge with beer, food and friends! On Saturday, April 10th, In Defense of Animals (IDA) and Sea Lion Defense Brigade are hosting a chauffeured day of community building for the sea lion campaign on the Columbia River at the Bonneville Dam, complete with field discussions about the campaign, river ecology, salmon and sea lions with the breathtaking view of the gorge as the backdrop. The designated driver has all been arranged so we can safely share a keg of local micro brew and fire up the deep fryer for a faux fish fry feast with friends. You won't want to miss it so RSVP now for a seat on the bus today! Reserve your spot at email@example.com or 503-249-9996.
This is the monitoring report from the banks of the Columbia for today. Solo remains at his lonely post, mourning the sea lions who are gone.
Late last night volunteers with Portland Rising Tide blasted the city with over 3,000 fake newspaper covers wrapping the Willamette Week. With content including an interview with Bigfoot about pipeline plans through Mt. Hood and a chart explaining the Columbia River Crossing project as understood by Glen Beck. The action was part of Fossil Fools Day, a national day-of-action with the tag-line, "Pull a prank that packs a punch" meant to inspire playful actions targeting the fossil fuel industry.
Geo group to move from Tideflats Tarpits location to prime Space-A Office space.
A short time ago, I posted a quick report after getting a call from our monitor out at the dam. But I need to post this one now. This is the monitor's own report, filed this evening by a courageous sea lion defender out on the banks of the river. This report is much more detailed and painful than the short summary posted earlier, and it is important to understand how deeply these animals are bonded to each other, and how deeply wounded they can become when one of their loved companions is taken away and killed by the State. This report is straight from the monitor, who wrote it from the Sea Wolf tonight.
Sea lion defenders are engaged in round the clock surveillance at the dam, using the Sea Wolf One, a mobile monitoring station on the banks of the Columbia to keep track of what is happening to the marine mammals in the area. Yesterday, monitors watched two sea lions hauled away to be killed by the government for the crime of eating. Today, the remaining sea lions appear to be in mourning.
On Monday, March 29, 2010, Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge, a coalition of environmental and social justice organizations led by the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch, launched a coordinated campaign to prevent Nestle Waters North America from opening a water bottling facility in Cascade Locks.
Press Conference: Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge
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