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:: Announcing the Total Liberation Tour 2004 ::
The Weekly Monitor, Oregonians for Health Security's weekly newsletter of health care happenings is now available. In this edition:
Oregon has little say over nuclear waste bound for the Hanford reservation over state highways
Goldschit, Sheriff Goosto, Kulongoski and a few other ought to be on the registered sex-offender list, but just like our killer kops, they'll all hide behind their corporate veil waiving candy and toys
Thirteen days of unjust incarceration has not dampened the spirits of Michael McMullin, better known to the activist community as Mike D, who maintains that he's "doing fine" despite his stark surroundings. He is currently held in Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City for an alleged Class B Misdemeanor charge related to disorderly conduct at the Solo Timber Sale Protest, July 30, 2002, with a maximum fine of $1000 and six months in jail (Case # - CR0311198) For more on that protest and an audio file of the days speeches at http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/02/44015.shtml
Happy to Harass
The arrest and incarceration occurred when Mike D attended an (unrelated?) court hearing the morning of Wednesday June 9. Despite the fact that eight other arrest warrants from this old growth direct action have long ago been dropped; Mike D is being singled out from the Solo Sale Protest. Miscommunication surrounds the decision to lock up Mike D. Judge Thorn claims Mike failed to keep in touch with his court appointed attorney, Leonard Kovac. However, Mike countered that even though Kovac was trying to get fired from his case, he had attempted to call the attorney. In a hastily scheduled hearing last week, Kovac did successfully seek dismissal from the case claiming his relationship with the defendant had "broken down." It was soon revealed, however, that Kovac was not experienced with the constitutional motions Mike D intends to use to make his case and Kovac was simply unqualified. A new court appointed attorney will be selected and a new hearing date has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 27th at 9 am in Oregon City's Courthouse. Mike D will attempt to free himself with a request for a release hearing and "reduction of bail" request.
A Northwest coalition calls for changes to the commercial and public radio landscape.
Ten year old daughter of one of Magana's prey testifies. Witnesses link Magana to Lara. Lara was a Eugene cop that was convicted of of sex abuse and sentenced to five years in prison. Lara was also trained by Magana.
Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2004, a conference on media reform was held at Portland State University, sponsored by the Money in Politics Research Action Project. This Conference was a prelude to a Future of the Media Town Hall to be held at the Oregon Conference Center, located at 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. This event will be from 5-7 pm in Room 204.
Subject: Greenpeace activists ordered to leave
Date: Fri, June 18, 2004 1:10 pm
The BLM gave Greenpeace 48 hours on Thursday morning to vacate the Forest Rescue Station at Kelsey-Whisky.
Sounds like a significant mobilization is gathering in southern Oregon to travel up to the Forest Rescue Station this afternoon and council with Greenpeace on next steps. If anyone wants to join, you are warmly welcome to jump in. Please spread the word.
the Sherrif in Hood River County announces a complete revocation of all civil rights "when he says so"
This summer the Forest Service has authorized numerous timber sales in the Mt. Hood National Forest, basically in the back yard or the Portland area. These cuts are on public land, subsidized by public money, yet requests to end old growth logging are ignored. The Mt. Hood National Forest is one of many places were the last of the region's old growth forests are being logged to pad the pocket books of timber companies. But something can be done...
Want to put together a primitive skills learning experience for forest defenders. Looking for interested folks who would like to share their skills out at F.C. The date is undetermined, this is just a call for instructors, and feed back.
bullshit lies by the seattle gestapo in blue
Was there a forest fire in Toledo yesterday? How big? How many acres lost? We saw plumes of smoke in Corvallis for several hours in the late afternoon Friday.
Why isn't the Nader event a main feature? Can this happen asap? It's a big deal, whether you like him or not.
The Defense of Marriage Coallition just sent this load of crap to their supporters. The disinformation is almost criminal, although you'd think they'd be happy to be rid of those "certain segments of society."
Another killing of mentally ill man
Voters need an alternative to the two party disaster. Love him or hate him, Ralph Nader is the only hope. We need to get 1,000 registered voters at Benson High School (in Portland) on June 26th to get Nader on the Oregon Ballot.
J18 is coming up. Do you believe it has been five years? Our first big 'day of action against the global economy'! Well, Rob is still in prison. He has two years left too. D Don't forget the Eugene riot and the person we lost that day.
Not that I think Harvard is all that, or anything. But I thought I would just pass this on in case anyone is interested....
Trying to kill democracy.
Here is an update on Tre Arrow's case, forwarded from Canada:
Old-growth currently being logged in Umpqua National Forest.
Recognizing Campaign achievements
The Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign has changed the American political landscape. Even though the Democratic Party appears headed to selecting its presumptive nominee, Dennis Kucinich, with the help of dedicated and determined supporters, has kept the debate on the issues alive long after others bowed out. And if you look closely at platform resolutions adopted at state conventions currently underway across the country, the progressive values of the Kucinich campaign are loudly and clearly being embraced and advanced by Democrats around the nation. The resolutions are essentially endorsements by the state Democratic parties of specific ideas and policies. With the primary season coming to an end, let's take a moment to acknowledge the hard work of our grassroots in getting these resolutions passed.
On April 7, politicians and law enforcement officials gathered in Tacoma, Washington, to celebrate the opening of the Department of Homeland Security's newest gem, a $115 million facility called the Northwest Detention Center.
In a peaceful protest to challenge the assault on U.S. public lands by the Bush administration, Greenpeace activists put their bodies on the line today in the ancient forests of Southern Oregon.
A three-ton cargo container with two people locked to the inside and one attached to the outside, was placed between chainsaws and some 236 acres of old-growth forest at the SouKow timber sale outside of Glendale, Oregon.
BREAKING NEWS FROM TODAY'S LOCKDOWN can be found at http://weblog.greenpeace.org/stopthesales/
One in three Lane County residents struggles to pay for medication or doctor visits, and one in five is having problems coming up with rent or mortgage payments.
Protest follows Bush administration policies on logging, wildfires
Vigil for the Troops of Ft. Lewis Thurs.
Where: at the Ft. Lewis Main Gate off I-5
When: This Thursday from 4-7 pm
Available aviation information indicates Bush will be in Spokane from 5 to 8PM on 6/17, and Seattle from 8:30PM on 6/17 to 12:30PM on 6/18. Be sure to let him know what you think of his (p)residency!
My brief report on assessment of state/local economics with URLs.
Focus on Humboldt Bay (CA), includes info on eelgrass restoration for the Pacific coast..
Did you read Blackthorn's latest issue? It was awesome as always, with one exception: an article called Overkill. This is a letter describing the issues that I found to be discouraging in this article. If you didn't read the article, well, basically, what I have to say is that the problems we face are the results of many forces, and that we shouldn't point fingers at the innocent and powerless, and also that when we as 'radicals' use anthropology to make our points, we should look at who we get our info from.
Also, Health Care a top priority for Working Women
Using electronic outreach, independent media sites and other on-line strategies, the National Tax Strike Project hopes to reach a million taxpayers before Election Day...
Labor unions, student groups, peace activists, are gearing up to confront the National Governor's Association (NGA), Seattle, July 17-19, thus setting the stage for another scene in the running skirmish between economic justice activists and corporate globalizers.
the fundies are gathering their troops....
Sorry if someone's already posted this to PDX Indymedia. Thanks to Western Prison Project, Chuck O and Anarchist Librarians for the information. To get on the Anarchist Librarians listserve, go to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Second Chance for LPFM
The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses Regal of failing to honor an agreement to pay "studio terms" to Icon--meaning Icon gets 55 percent of gross ticket sales, while the exhibitor pockets the rest. Aside from the $40 million, Gibson's Icon is also seeking some payback in the form of punitive damages.
Rev. Dennis Delivers The Word... and the Democratic State Convention delivers a wild-eyed far-left platform.
Environmental Assessment introduced through Salem BLM to log in Riparian Reserves in the South Fork Clackamas. This stream is home to Coho and Chinook salmon that are listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.
Bush will visit Ft. Lewis, Wa this Friday.
"What if your best friend was an alien?"
or more realistically:
"What if George W was an alien?"
June 7, 2004
Twenty-five years clean is not enough!
The Event in Eugene held in solidarity with Jeff "Free" Luers was enjoyable and the speakers inspiring. Blackfire opened with a ancient healing hoop ceremony that had everone dazzled by the intricacy of the dance. Jeff's father came and said how proud he was of his son, making some of us wonder about where some of our blood relatives are at in their support of our beliefs...
Join KS Wild for intriguing and artistic films on diverse environmental issues such as endangered species in Australia, the World Water Forum in Japan and Pacific Northwest forest defense. All films are free and start at 7pm in Ashland. For more information, contact Lesley at 488.5789 or email@example.com.
June marks the fourth year that Jeff "Free" Luers has been imprisoned and held captive by the state.
This article seems to have a lot of the text of the FBI warning to be on the lookout for suspicious activity leading up to the global day of support and solidarity for Free Luers.
Every time the neocons say that global trade is simply about letting the free market do its magic, ask them why, if it's free, it has to be so highly subsidized, and why taxpayers like you and me have to keep footing the bill for it?
Linus Torvalds, creator of the anti-capitalist computer operating system "Linux" will be moving to Pendleton with his family this summer.
Bush visits the NW next week.
Court decision results in temporary protections for several timber sales.
Ralph Nader will hold a nominating convention to place his name on the Oregon ballot for President. It will occur on Saturday, June 26, 2004, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Benson High School Auditorium.
Retaliate against the state legislature. Don't vote for any incumbents in November.
"Wild in the Streets" took place between June 2nd to June 6th and included two movie nights, an anarchist punk show, a picnic/potluck, and an anti-police action. On the last day, three people were arrested during an anarchist march against the recent police "crackdown" on Commercial Drive, the Community Policing Centre in Grandview Park, and the "Police State" in general.
Womyn and Trans weekend hosted by the Cascadia Forest Defenders in the Willamette National Forest
Will take place June 18-20th in the Willamette National Forest an hour and a half from Eugene.
Wonder if he wants to see his cell now
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