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The yes on Measure 30 campaign is off and running.
This article explores a comment made to one of my articles, by "Officer Friendly," that said about police violence at protests, "If you mess with the bull, you get the horns, you know what I mean?" I began to compare the bull and the police...
Sen. Charlie Ringo is sponsoring an initiative for the November ballot to make state senator and state representative offices nonpartisan.
Join Oregon's Latino community leaders this Friday at PSU for a press conference on the truth behind President Bush's immigration reform proposal.
Arbutus ambushes me with his beauty.
Leading leftist cheers, with black DIY pom-poms made from trash bags, in pig tails, and combat boots, Radical Cheerleaders educate their audience while focusing the energy, as their performances deescalate fear and tension at protests.
Here is the letter from Oregons director of Human Services to employees about what the department will do if measure 30 fails. It outlines specificically the EAXCT actions that DHS WILL take if 30 fails.
This is no 'sky is falling crap'.
This is no vauge threat of generally bad things.
This is the real deal.
This outlines who will suffer and how much.
while we are smart enough to realize that it's not consistent with the values we seek to uphold
by disrupting Cheney's right to speak, I have more pressing concerns than him. He comes in
and stays a few hours and then is gone. He is NOT that thrilling a pulbic-speaker, and for the
most part, who will care what he says or remember it...EXCEPT for a mere handful, and it is
these people that I'm most concerned for...as should you too...
measure 30 is not just a tax vote. the whole budget is at stake
I'm wondering why I should support it and want some input...
Mobilize to attend important city council meeting, January 26, 7:30pm City Hall, 777 Pearl Street. We must show opposition to the big brother-ization of the urban environment. Get as many people to come as possible!!!!!!
Recent Eugene debate.
Feel free to chime in with thoughts of your own (or comments/praise/hate mail on my thoughts).
Save us from the police
I sent the letter below to Eugene Weekly. The contact info given is for Lane county. For the rest of the state, see http://www.ouroregoncoalition.com .
The 2nd Annual "Seeds of Justice" Plant Sale will be held Sunday, April 4th. We are currently looking for donations of organically grown herb and vegetable starts: if the approach of spring finds you with more starts than there is space in your garden, please consider contributing some of your surplus to the sale. Proceeds benefit the Speaking Truth to Power legal defense fund, and "left over" starts are donated to low income gardeners.
Whatever happened to Eugene IMC?
How will Howard Dean address provisioning of the Internet and federal oversight of telecomm? Specifics include reformation of ICANN or replacement by a publicly chartered American institute, plus IANA/IETF and other organizations' roles in provisioning protocols and standards.
The state plans to increase timber cuts about 20% more than planned in fiscal 2004,
Bark Hike this Sunday January 11th. Leaves 9:15 am from Daily Grind. Get out of the city snow and into the forest snow...
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - The Pacific Lumber Co. plans to log 1,100 acres in Freshwater and Elk River mostly within the first three months of the year.
Derrick Jensen Speaking in Portland January 10, 2004
The First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main
Suggested donation $2-$10
All Profits go to KBOO and The Cascadia Forest Alliance
Governor Wimp needs to get his ass in gear.
Be sure to vote.
On Dec. 30, 2003, a refueling barge owned by Foss Maritime, at a Chevron-Texaco fuel-transfer station near Edmonds, Wa., was OVERFILLED by 4,800 gallons. The marine fuel promptly spilled into the Puget Sound in Washington State, just north of Seattle.
In Eugene there will be a debate between OSU fire scientists Thursday Jan 13th.
Tell Defazio that old growth logging is inappropriate in the forests
The Dept. of Energy should not be allowed to bring any more nuclear waste to Hanford until they clean up what is already there.
The immigration plan unveiled by President Bush in a press conference today will do nothing for immigrants and is essentially a new guest worker program, which will make immigrant workers second-class workers and not provide them with a clear route to legalization or citizenship
I sent this letter to the Register-Guard. The phone number and email address are for Lane County.
We need a lot more! I think it's most effective if you tell a story about yourself or someone else. It puts a face on the problem.
Phil Newton is an Oregon State employee who works in Grants Pass for an agency which provides services for our senior and disabled. Phil has seen some rather seemy things, including sometimes a very ugly and inhumane treatment of people. He has told me some stories. They are not pretty.
He speaks from the heart, and mind. His message makes sense. Lets join him. Stop this madness. Vote Yes on Measure 30.
News you can use from Oregon's liberal think tank.
WARNING: Scary site
On Dec. 30, 2003, a refueling barge owned by Foss Maritime, at a Chevron-Texaco fuel-transfer station near Edmonds, Wa., was OVERFILLED by 4,800 gallons. The marine fuel promptly spilled into the Puget Sound in Washington State, just north of Seattle. By Dec. 31, it was a 105 square mile oil slick.
On December 17, 2003, in what seemed to be a rather bland setting, the one and ONLY four hour public hearing took place regarding the BISCUIT FIRE RECOVERY PROJECT, the largest proposed timber sale in modern history by the USDA's USFS and the DOI's BLM.
Sunday Jan 11th: Bark Hike to No Whisky Timber Sale
Wed Jan 14th: Bark Volunteer Gathering
Friday Feb 21st: Second Annual BARKFEST!
How to get involved in the campaign.
We of the Tacoma LPSG ask all of our friends and supporters
To please support the appeal below, It speaks of the "anti-Indian Activists" and we would like you to know that those people are well organized and funded in the state of Washington and they should not be underestimated. Thank you.
Ted Kulongoski's successes in his first year as governor are tempered by Oregon's fiscal crisis, but his goals remain intact.
The average Oregon taxpayer would see a $133 rise in state income taxes because of Measure 30. The net effect would be $111, because state taxes are deductible for federal income tax purposes.
The income tax increase is heavily skewed toward the upper income tax brackets. Oregonians with annual incomes between $20,000 and $30,000 would see a net tax increase averaging $19. Those with incomes above $200,000 would pay an average of $1,929 more.
Kulongoski will campaign for Measure 30.
What you can do to help Stand for Children pass Measure 30.
Greg wrote this letter to submit to the Register-Guard.
Big companies pay more, personal income tax is progressive.
Vote yes on Measure 30 to protect Oregon.
hey..this is the middle schooler who did that "controversial" article on marijuana for the school newspaper last time. I posted it on this website about a month ago.
In the coming weeks media activist Paul Cienfuegos will be traveling down the west coast to present ideas on how to wake up your community to take back local media. Here is the information about where he will be in the coming weeks.
Rural Oregon has needed a place to organize our voices for some time. Right now it's the right wing (Freedom broadcasting, Jefferson Public Radio (npr) and Clear channel). Come join the low powered radio revolution...a honest to goodness barnraising event.
If Measure 30 fails, thousands of people will be kicked off the Oregon Health Plan
For Patty Finch and nearly 1 million other Oregonians, staying afloat requires a complicated dance of rationing, plotting every purchase and doing without.
Patty estimates she will have to earn $2,500 a month -- or about $16 an hour -- to make it on her own.
A family with a median household income of $41,000, filing jointly, would pay only $38 a year.
Children First defines low-income families as those living below twice the federal poverty line, or $36,800 a year for a family of four.
The manufacturers provide what government won't in hard times, but some see the program as a mixed blessing.
The Forest Service has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement
(DEIS) for salvage logging in the Biscuit fire. The preferred alternative would take out more than 500 million board feet of timber. This is the largest proposed timber sale in modern U.S. history and the Forest Service has given the public 45 days (the statutory minimum) to review the document and make substantive comments. We urge you to write the Forest Service and request a time extension. A sample letter is below.
This is a letter to the editor of the Oregonian by a Portland physician.
The fact is that the legislature's budget bill (HB 2152) would not cost Oregonians one (1) cent in new taxes because of all the federal tax cuts. Here is a table of how much federal tax cuts and one time tax surcharges will be for Oregonians if Measure 30 passes.
Measure 30 ELIMINATES SUV tax breaks!
Washington County may charge Oregon Public Power Coalition $10,000 to put a measure on the ballot.
Hey, look! PGE is spending more of our money to lobby on their own behalf . . .
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