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This was supposed to be a comment on a comment posted on 'Kerry Kicks Bush in debate #3'
Sorry I don't have time to polish it up. I'm going to the Million Worker March.
Police reacted with unproved violence against peaceful protest.
The Republican Party chose not to submit a statement or photograph of the Vice President or the Oregon guide.
Oregon's first publicly acknowledged contamination by a genetically engineered organism occurs in Madras area from Roundup Herbicide resistant Creeping Bentgrass destined to be used on 17,000 golf courses in the US.
Please take action now. Demand a halt to all field trials of GE Bentgrass. Demand liability for Monsanto and Scott's company for their contamination of Oregon's agriculture, forest and grasslands. Demand that GE Bentgrass never becomes commercialized.
Boycott Oregon Turf and Tree.
Government boreocratic failures decades old failed to recognize Wintu tribal status, refuse to correct their mistake. Now the lack of tribal status could prevent the Wintu from effective opposition to the proposed CAL-FED raising of Shasta dam that would flood sacred spiritual sites along the McCloud River..
Has anyone heard any news about Bush coming to Oregon today???
You can alter two "Yes on 36 "Stickers into one
"no on 36" sticker
Surety Found! 24/7 Person still NEEDED! WHO will STEP UP?
Here in the Northwest, we have a nuclear waste problem brewing in our back yard. Unfortunately, neither this issue nor the controversial plans to make it worse have received ample attention from the media.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- An angry Ralph Nader on Sunday night called for the resignation of Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, saying the Democrat had engaged in "partisan machinations" to keep Nader off Oregon's Nov. 2 presidential ballot.
This is from the Nader Oregon email list. Kevin is a former member of the Eugene City Council.
Teresa Keane has been endorsed by The Source, Bend's weekly newspaper. This comes on the heal of last week's endorsment by Portland's Eastside Democratic Club.
In Olympia today, over 100 people gathered to celebrate indigenous people and honor the lands that were supposedly "discovered" by Columbus.
can someone please enumerate how progressives/radicals should vote on these Ballot Measures?
(also, some information on who/what corporations or special interests are sponsoring or in favor of these measures would please be helpful)
W is coming to southern Oregon. And he plans to sleep in the tiny town of Jacksonville on Thursday night after his rally in Central Point. Rather than submit to the "free speech cage" in Central Point, deal with all the traffic and parking headaches, we are organizing a big unwelcome rally in Jacksonville.
The guitarist plugs in his amp, and the yoga instructor strips off her baggy skull-patterned boxers to reveal black bike shorts.
I am a proud Socialist, and therefore registered as a socialist. On my voter registration form, under party, it says ?other.?
I know that the Demopubs who control the system labeled me an ?Other? to marginalsation me. It is their way of telling me that I am less equal and others that I am on the political fringe with the extremists:
request to start discussion of post-selection work to make some change bigger than choosing between how we get to be opressed by the aristocracy.
Tree-sit in Mckenzie Watershed continues to defend ancient forest, one activist approaching 50 days aloft in protest of Bush administration forest management policys and illegal logging permitted by the Mckenzie Ranger District.
Has anyone researched United Progtressives for Victory and their pitchman, Robert Brandon? Or will Progressives sign anything?
Sunday Oct 10th 8pm
1010 Willamette St
haven't reproduced this whole interview (by Joshua Frank, link above) with David Cobb, but here's a pretty interesting comment he makes about Oregon's "political climate" . . .
An article with a portion of the Cobb interview by Joshua Frank is also found here:
After all the rumors this week that Mr Bush might come to Portland, Hillsboro or Medford, it now seems likely that he will come to Central Point and Jacksonville on Thursday. This is confirmed by numerous media sources (just google on <Bush "Central Point">).
....Retired Air Force Lt. Col Karen Kwaitkowski will speak out about the questionable intelligence gathering practices she identified while working in the pentagon's Ofice of Special Plans during the run up to the Iraq invasion.....
Reports just in from the field indicates that logging has just been expanded to the Indi Sale in the Biscuit Fire Area. This sale was the site of a blockade against the East Fork Lumber company in late July, which was evicted by law enforcement. This sale is located on the northwest corner of the Biscuit Burn, and is a part of the so-called "matrix" lands that are not currently tied up in court (Senator Gordon Smith is currently attempting to throw out these lawsuits by a legislative rider). Siskiyou area activists have called for a region wide "emergency response" of support Monday and throughout the coming weeks.
Last week, salvage logging began at the Horse Sale, also in Curry County. Activists blockaded contract loggers from Columbia Helicopters for over 6 hours on Monday morning. The sale was purchased by John West of Silver Creek Logging. One person was arrested and charged with "interfering with an agricultural operation", the same charge applied to all four arrestees from the Indi blockade.
Yesterday, reports from the field indicated helicopter yarding was occurring at the Horse Sale.
Restrictions on logging due to the presence of Port Orford Cedar, an endemic species threatened by a fatal root fungus that spreads easily in wet weather, were supposed to begin on October 1. Reports indicated that it is raining steadily throughout the area of both the Horse and Indi Sales.
I know this may sound callous, but don't they deserve it? I mean, hunting is so damn barbaric.
It is time to show we care about the education of our youth - Not by giving them another example of how men desecrate the earth for some transitory gain - But by showing them how to honor and care for the treasures we have been given, so that all generations may receive the knowledge and spiritual sustenance offered by the vital mature native ecosystem of the Oregon Coast Rainforest. We will begin by implementing Measure 34.
Passionate about passing Ballot Measure 33? Come join others and lets combine our efforts and get this measure passed!
Here is Kaelin's obituary, which appeared in the Oct. 1, 2004 issue of JUST OUT (Portland, Oregon):
please hold Silver Creek/Roseburg Logging accountable for monday's violence at the blockade; denounce the "recover" project for what it really is..a hoax!
Cascadia's volcanoes are making national news. Did you know Raineir could blow and destroy Seattle? Mt. Hood could blow and screw up our water supply (as if the forest service's logging projects weren't doing a good enough job at that already). Now that the hurricane threat is over, we need new national disasters to worry about. Since it looks like the danger is over at Mt. St. Helens, better start looking at those other active volcanoes...
Please consider endorsing this statement for Oregon political prisoner Jeff "Free" Luers. If you're willing to endorse this statement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include a brief self-description. The goal of the statement is draw attention to the case of Mr. Luers, and to positively affect his appeal.
The NFPA conference and some wonderful music and dancing kept many of us up late saturday only to be followed by a full day of preparations before a long drive up to Horse that evening. But when we arrived on location, we found a warm and beautiful moonlit night!
Here is the list of candidates for president on our ballot.
Here is a repost of their endorsement. Way to go Teresa!!
Come hear the only serious leftist candidate for President.
Here are more pictures and some additional informations regarding the road blockade in the horse timber sale in the biscuit fire recovery project in the siskiyou national forest.
On Monday October 4th, loggers arrived at the Horse Timber Sale in Southern Oregon to find an occupied tripod and 30 forest defenders blockading the road. This direct action was in solidarity with the direct outreach about the Biscuit sale that also happened that morning in Selma, Oregon, and the Forest Protection Rally that happened that day at noon in Grants Pass.
Here's the first photos (and a short video) from the October 4th Road Blockade at the Horse Timber Sale in the Biscuit Fire Complex. 30 people stopped logging for most of the day. 1 arrest was made. A more detailed report will be posted soon!
Oregon election law provides for how write-ins are counted.
would be interested to hear about the NFPA conference and the subsequent rally and civil disobedience.
Two events on October 14th and 15th...worth attending at Willamette University in Salem. Starhawk will be part of the October 14th event. Check it out...and they are both free and open to the public!
According to the Salem Statesman Journal, the Oregon Attorney General is looking for people who were misled in any way by Vector Marketing/Cutco- a company that recruits students to sell very expensive kitchen knives through in-home demonstration starting with their friends and family.
Noted scholar and author Michael Parenti will appear here tomorrow to discuss his latest book "Super Patriots" which covers empire, war, the corporate duopoly and the use of media to control the citizens.
Rogue IMC down? anyone know why?
Hatfield is in the hospital.
St. Helens shows dire signs worst is yet to surface
Sunday, October 03, 2004
On rare occasions, Bark puts aside its Mt. Hood focus to call attention to other critically threatened areas in the region. Now is one of those all-hands-on-deck times, and we ask your help to stop the Biscuit Timber Sale, the largest federal logging project in US history. If at all possible, please attend the protest in Grants Pass this Monday. However, if you can't swing Monday off, you can still help from home by making a solidarity phone call to your members of Congress to cancel this so-called "post-fire recovery project". And speaking of bogus fire restoration projects, learn what the Forest Service has in store for the east side of Mt. Hood next Sunday as we sleuth our way around the Polallie-Cooper timber sales. We'll finish the day at a community potluck & benefit for the Cooper Spur Wild & Free Coalition.
Governor Schwarzenegger signed State Bill 1520 which bans the force feeding of ducks and geese, he also signed Law Assembly Bill 1857, which prohibits the declawing of native, wild and exotic cats!
Activists from Southern Oregon have called for an immediate mobilization in defense of the Biscuit timber sale following the commencement of logging operations last week. Although the Forest Service has allowed more than 1000 acres of egregious "hazard tree" logging throughout the area, environmentalists were hopeful that the end of summer would mark a hard won - albeit temporary - victory for this logging season.
However now logging has begun at the Horse timber sale, despite restrictions based on the protection of the threatened Port Orford Cedar, which is being exterminated by a disease often spread by logging operations.
Activists have called for a civil disobedience action on Monday morning and will be putting their bodies between the trees and the chainsaws. The timing is critical: if forest defenders can show resistance to logging operations it is likely to dissuade companies from buying additional portions of the Biscuit that will soon be for sale.
Additionally, a rally will be held Monday in Grants Pass at the Siskiyou National Forest office. Carpools are available on Sunday to a meeting place for both events (in Selma, OR).
A brief review of Michael Parenti's new book and information which I believe is correct regarding his appearance in Portland on Wednesday, October 6th.
SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON - Logging of large trees in the backcountry of the Siskiyou National Forest as part of the Bush Administration's Biscuit Fire "Recovery" plan has started. Citizen monitors have confirmed and documented the fact that large trees are currently being cut down on the Horse timber sale, a 2.5 million board foot (500 log trucks) timber sale located near the northwestern border of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
Greetings DN! Supporters!
Democracy Now! is in need of volunteers at the Bioneers satellite conference in Eugene, OR on Saturday, October 16.
i found this on wikipedia.org and thought it might be a good thing to discuss here and really pick apart.
secession from these governments is a lofty goal, that I support, but it also seems that this proposed "republic" is just a carbon copy of what the us was supposed to be, not what we are looking for exactly.
The Register-Guard's Sept. 27 editorial claimed that the Ralph Nader campaign "failed to follow the same clearly established procedures that the secretary of state is obliged to enforce for other candidates." This is simply not accurate.
Please Distribute. Members of the Boreal Action Team chase delegates of the Alberta Forest Products Association downriver.
Over a hundred citizen forest activists from Oregon and around the country will be coming to the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area this weekend for the National Forest Protection Alliance's 6th Annual National Convention to build upon a vision for protecting and restoring of America's National Forests. The Convention will be held October 1st to 3rd at Sis-Q Meadows in one of the most ecologically important forests on the planet and home to the Biscuit Logging Plan, the largest proposed logging project in U.S. Forest Service history.
Land concessions to tribal people are most important in the regions where logging corporations like Maxxam/Pacific Lumber are profiting from destruction of forests on stolen land. The regions Maxxam/PL claims as their property were stolen via force and murder from indigenous people. We can begin restoration by recognizing the First People who were the original caretakers of the forests.
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