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Overhauling the retirement plan has gotten rapid results, personal and financial, but it will be years before the dust settles
Public workers unions put up most of $101,000 to Yes on 30; opposition groups have raised several times more to defeat it
A voter defeat of a legislative tax package may mean the end for the already strained program.
A list of the cuts.
A federal judge has ruled that the mass arrests of about 150 people during the World Trade Organization demonstrations in November 1999 are invalid because police lacked proper documentation.
Miss an Oregon Health Plan premium payment and you're off it for 6 months.
Predictions of minimum wage opponents haven't come true.
The legislature already cut everything it could.
Hard times ahead if we lose in Feb.
But not by much. They already spent most of their money getting it on the ballot.
DAVE HOGAN of The Oregonian (12/19/03) would have you believe that there was a debate (Thursday 12/18, Portland) debate about
Oregon's Feb. 3 vote on an $800 million tax increase package.
Problem is....there is no vote on an $800 million tax increase on the ballot.
There is SB1219 on the ballot.
I'm starting Americans Against Almanacs and Knowledge. My first anti-terror, anti-knowledge act is going to be turning in my almanacs to the FBI. Please join me.
while this is indeed a very lengthy reposting, it is very comprehensive and chocked full
of much needed information that any would-be protestor for Cheney's visit to PDX soon
will find very useful....I trust you'll be inspired and find it most helpful for your endeavors?
The more we know, the better informed we are...then the better, more effective protestor's
we become, and armed such, we can all make this a visit for Cheney to remember. The
world is watching...what will be our individual and collective response?
Key dates: You must be registered to vote by Jan. 13 to cast a
ballot. Ballots will be sent out beginning Jan. 16. Elections
officials must have your ballot by 8 p.m. on Feb. 3; postmarks won't
Mannix proposes plan for budget cuts so we don't have to raise taxes. Opponents point out that he doesn't know what he's talking about.
Do youse have a homeland security freeline there? We do here and it's a lot of fun.
Dick Belsey worked on cleaning up Hanford -- the largest nuclear waste dump in the Western Hemisphere -- for many years. After his death last month Hanford activists wrote about their memories of Dick on the Hanford email list. This is worth reading for what it says about what it means to be an activist. -- L.P.
"We're planning to run a grass-roots-oriented campaign," Allen said. "Once people hear about potential cuts to schools, about thousands losing health care, seniors losing drugs, courts closed, troopers laid off, criminals let loose, our message will be compelling."
Jeff Luers is an anarchist and political prisoner serving a 22 year, 8 month sentence for the burning of 3 SUVs in Eugene, Oregon.
America in fear of BSE
Cowed by fear: the community at the heart of America's first BSE outbreak
Agent is very hard to destroy once it enters a country's herds
Markets shaken and dollar tumbles to a record low
Leading article: One sick cow could infect entire US economy
I am calling on all anarchists who carry the spirit of 99 and who cunningly survived the FBI crackdown. There is a golden opportunity for a small brave band to climb the steep steps of the pyramids of the high priests of human sacrifice. Though they wear the flayed skins of human beings that they have sliced open alive, they believe in nothing but cannibalism and filling their stone cups with blood. This civilization of theirs is nothing but slavery, torture and mass murder - state terror. YA BASTA!
They must fall it is written.
Why would a radical anarchist care about Christmas? Isn't it just a commercialized glut of shopping days and gift wrap made of broken trees, a celebration of consumption with a little dose of state-sponsored Judeo-Christian oppression thrown in for good measure?
Well...no. I love Christmas. I'm not the least bit sheepish about it, either. I'll tell you why.
Questions about Representative Greg Walden.
Th-th-th-at's Right, Folks! Agribusiness has finally brought you MAD COW DIDEASE!
Mmmmm...pass me another burger! "we remain confident in the safety of our food supply" said Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman. Perhaps this will get people to question fast food meat...
Foes of balanced budget aren't telling whole story.
Cramming the system.
A no vote on Measure 30 will kill people.
This week's Monitor
In 2002, the Pacific Northwest state of Oregon emerged in the regional and national media as the embodiment of a deepening economic and social crisis in the US. This was because, according to official figures, it had the highest unemployment rate and the highest level of hunger of any of the 50 states.
What does legal self-defense against riot police look like? Rob Thaxton, in jail in Salem, Or., 8 years, for what seems to be self-defense in Eugene Reclaim the Streets protest. 231 protesters criminally charged in Mimai at FTAA protests, 0 cops charged. Prosecutors are friends with cops. Judge in Miami says witnessed 20+ felonies by police with own eyes. No 911 response while we are assaulted by riot police. Tacoma Police Chief rapes you, where do you turn? How do we protect ourselves from police??
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The Klamath National Forest Service is proposing to log 744 acres in the spectacular Salmon River watershed, threatening ancient forests, Riparian Reserves, and Wild and Scenic River corridors.
call: 503-257-9950 -- and let the military know that portland says no to recruting in our highschools... and everywhere!!!!
tell them that the portland comunity does not want murderers in our highschools.
Best seller author, Nancy Reeves is coming to Portland to speak about Grief and Spirituality and Discerning in Troubled Times.
Nancy Reeves is the author of Found Through Loss: Healing Stories from Scripture and Everyday Sacredness; A Path Through Loss: A Guide to Writing Your Healing and Growth; I'd Say Yes God, If I Knew What You Wanted; and But Won't Granny Need Her Socks? Dealing effectively with children's concerns about death and dying. Reeves is well-known for her lively style of presenting practical suggestions for healing and growth.
I went to law school as revenge. Why do you think they had riots when the first black man tried to enter Univ. of Miss.? Why did they not let women into Notre Dame law school until 1968? Access to education is kept from the masses, so go to school as revenge.
With Chency soon to be amongst us, all those who wish to exercise their Constitutional
Rights and protest, should take a few moments and read this article.
we repost, you decide
This is a great chance (and your only chance) to vocally comment on this nightmare of a project that affects the proposed Siskiyou Wild Rivers Conservation Area
Proposed Meteor Timber Sale Could Devastate Salmon River
Comments needed to protect this majestic watershed!
When you think of Oregon, you probably think of forests. The highway maps help pump the mystique, splashing wide swaths of green across the state. It's another illusion. Two-thirds of the Oregon is desert, high desert: parched, austere, beautiful and vulnerable. The other third of the state, a thin 150-mile wide band from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Coast, harbors the mightiest forest on the continent. Now it too is becoming a kind of desert, a biological desert, an ecological dead zone.
A century of unbridled clearcutting has taken its toll. By 1980, the Cascades, that lush volcanic range running from British Columbia to northern California, had been transformed into a patchwork of a hundred thousand clearcuts, a sight so surreal that stunned even President Carter when he flew over Mt. St. Helens to survey the damage. Carter mistook the scars of logging for the blast of the volcano. There's a difference. The forests flattened by Mount St. Helens are starting to come back to life. The land leveled by the timber cartel isn't.
The article is in the west sylvan newspaper. However, very edited and censored.
I moved to Southern Oregon almost 6 months ago. My work takes me into Southern Oregon and Northern California from the ocean to the borders of Nevada and Idaho. What has happened to the diverse voice of America? It has been coopted by Clear Channel.
Too loud to ignore and fun for the whole animal-loving family! This year's Fur Free Friday March in downtown Portland had something for everyone—an exuberant faux-furred wolf for the kids, an angry fur store proprietor for the cops, more than 100 raucous marchers to educate the gridlocked shoppers, and even a couple of pooches showing off their beautiful (original owner) fur coats.
The animals had loud voice as 115 traffic-stopping activists of all ages took over Yamhill Street, forcing shoppers to consider the 41 million fur bearing animals brutalized by the fur trapping and farming industries for fashion and greed in the U.S. every year.
"Whose fucking police? Our fucking police!" chants ACT UP...we need to breathe new life into our street protests...One way is to twist our tired slogans. "The people who chant this will never be creative. The people, bad slogans, will always be defeated." Another angle is to come as protesters protesting the protest...a convoluted counterprotest tactic that the media love to cover...
Tariq Ali spoke in Seattle about American ignorance, the Arab world' s poets, history of American oil interests in the Middle East, and more...
Hey y'all, this is an announce mint to faerie families in Oregon from one who you might recognize. ...two ways i have found to subsist on when not yet deep-enough with my fae brothas. Do bear with me because two curiously deep people (at the very least) have some depth wisdom sharing that many of us could certainly use as we art ourselves and project our projects! d:)
This is the final editied finished article.It is the rewritten version of the rewritten version.sorry. This one is the one to put on the front of the website. Thank you.
SOrry...this is the "new and improved version of the article that was rejected from the school newspaper, but still fighting to get it in.
Nature lost a warrior. Earth First! lost a hero. I lost a friend. We all gained perspective.
My school is starting a newpaper. I have my own colum in it...and was told i could write whatever i want.The topic i chose to write was a re-occuring "problem" in middle school, marijauana. That was the summary for 'PT.1' I rewrote the article and here it is. I am still sadly trying to get it in the newspaper. The person who is stopping it is the teacher, of course. PLEASE COMMENT.Here it is....(for the first edition of the article look at "MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWSPAPER ISSUE PT.1")
Lying sack of shit tells us his plan for defeating Measure 30, killing people and destroying the state.
Pay now or pay later.
Governor and state legislators need to campaign for yes vote on Measure 30, Feb. 3. So do the rest of us. If you use any state service you have a stake in this. We need to defeat the radical rightwing tax cutters or they will destroy the state.
It warms my heart to dig through the corporate logos and shameless promotional gimmicks in search of the Christmas Spirit.
Free Radio Olympia is an unlicensed free speech radio station broadcasting on 91.3 FM in Olympia, Washington.
My school is starting a newpaper. I have my own colum in it...and was told i could write whatever i want.The topic i chose to write was a re-occuring "problem" in middle school, marijauana.
The Clackamas County Elections Office reported today that supporters of the campaign to create a People's Utility District (PUD) covering nearly all of Clackamas County have succeeded in submitting far more than the 3827 signatures needed to qualify the measure for the ballot in the May 2004 primary election
Various people try to avoid their guilt via bullshit.
Help save the Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon from the LARGEST FOREST SERVICE LOGGING PROJECT IN MODERN HISTORY. Your letters needed by January 5th, 2004! The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) "preferred alternative" proposes logging 518 million board feet of trees on 30,000 acres, or 46 square miles!
Buy from neighborhood friends and businesses you can deal with face to face this holiday season.
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