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Looking for convincive argument on why I should support Josh Harper.
Interview with ultimate fighter Jeff Monson about the Port of Olympia war protests, anarchy and being a professional fighter.
The Oxygen Collective's Tour For the Wild Siskiyous
I call for a protest much like the protest the Indians did to the British mines. We walk in to them again and again until all of us get arested.
The Bush administration announced Thursday that it will auction the controversial Mike's Gulch roadless logging sale next week in Medford, Oregon. The Mike's Gulch logging sale, part of the larger Biscuit logging project, would be the first logging of roadless forests anywhere in the nation since the popular Roadless Rule was created in 2001.
Eugene, OR - Release was denied at a detention hearing held in federal court in Eugene Thursday, June 1 before Judge Thomas Coffin in the case of individuals associated with what is being called the "Green Scare" round up of environmentalists in several states. The court heard arguments as to why Joyanna Zacher, 28, and Nathan Block, 25, should be released on bail. Judge Coffin denied bail.
5 more events in resistance to the green scare were sent to us today - Boston, Quito Ecuador, Tucson, Washington DC, and Oakland. Details below...
On Wednesday May 31 Higdon was riding with 3 other cyclists shortly beofre 3:30 P.M on Territorial Road on the outskirts of Eugene. Paul Moore, one of the cyclists, said, "the log truck came up behind the foursome on a straight stretch and was passing less than an arm's length away from us. He questioned why the driver decided to pass the grouop rather than slow down until it was safer.
This is a complete listing of Olympia, WA events planned for the Weekend of Resistance against the Green Scare:
Protesters worked to bring attention to the militarization of the Port of Olympia from Monday the 22nd until Wednesday the 1st of June. The protesters made a call to action in Olympia and 37 were arrested during the events. The height of the protest happened on May 30th when protesters took direct action against the port and tore off the fence at the entrance.
Joyanna and Nathan were denied bail.
We have returned to Keizer Oregon from Vientiane Laos after waiting a full year for a visa, meanwhile discovering serious problems with the US drug war in Laos, abuse by NGO staff of Akha women, a trip to the Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues at the UN in New York and other items.
The list of events continues to grow, but now stands at 30 events planned worldwide for the International Weekend of Resistance Against the Green Scare June 9 - 11, 2006.
For a list of events go to http://www.freefreenow.org/june2006events.htm
Today, 9 years ago, Eugene activists were tortured with capsicum oleoresin as they sat in trees slated for removal.
salem hasn't exactly been the most exciting place for activists for environment, freedom, or really anything good. thanks to a local co-op, a new community based on sustainability is growing.
Come out and resist the green scare!
The bail hearing was postponed----so come out TOMORROW/TODAY JUNE 1st at 1:30pm if possible!
A unique opportunity to engage with international experts on the topic of a possible peace process in Iraq. This is your chance to help build the momentum for a peaceful solution to this horrific conflict in the Middle East.
War ship in Port of Olympia.
update on ongoing port of olympia antiwar protests
Power to the Fish people.
This weekend Hoopa Native youth and supporters ran over 214 miles from the mouth of the Klamath to the Klamath dams to honor Klamath River Salmon and to demand dam removal. This run ended with rally to Bring the Salmon Home to the Uppper Klamath Basin in front of Iron Gate Dam. Members of the four Klamath Tribes spoke, sang songs, and told stories of past salmon runs in front of the dam, which blocks hundreds of miles of the Klamath River to salmon. Due to the lack of salmon over one hundred people had to share one Spring Chinook at the dam.
The protest against the militarization of our port will be continuing tonight. We are meeting at 4pm at 4th and Plum in downtown Olympia.
The Military ship is currently in the port and is loading weapons as we speak. High tide is at 1030pm so the ship is unable to leave utnil at least 9pm (probably later).
Olympia Workers Association Statement on the Militarization of the Port of Olympia
May 30, 2006
Thurston County sheriffs and possibly also Olympia police used the opportunity to pepper spray at least 20 protestors, even affecting people who were not shaking the fence.
Be a host family for the 2006-2007 school year! Many students need homes, but we need more host families to place them in. Please help.
Newly created poster against the recent repression. Available for download now!
One report so far that the Coast Guard is here; They are reportedly hooking up firehose and may be using that against the demonstrators. We're just not sure. Get down there now if you want to protest the arrival of the ship. The next High Tide is 9:44PM tonight.
Join me and Amnesty International in calling for a ban on tazers.
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PCUN and KBOO collaborate on a "Remote Broadcast"
archive seven hour complete PCUN + KBOO marathon broadcast from Woodburn
Tazers are torture devices in the hands of abusive police.
The ACLA was so called convicted on threat statutes; also ordered to pay a HUGE civil
award.) (This was the anti-abortion case-thing....
Attend the dedication of the Portland Peace Memorial Park
On Friday, June 9, there will be a public presentation at PSU on some of the thinking that enables us to say we can get US troops out of Iraq very soon and at great benefit to both the American people and the Iraqi people. It will be at 7 p.m., Cramer Hall 71.
The 26-County Irish Free State: an entity without a backbone or a soul of its own.
No to the 26 county neo-colonial state. No to the 6 county colonial state.
Support the 32 county Irish Republic. Work towards a new Ireland.
Support the EIRE NUA proposals!
There are major ongoing and imminent threats to Native American lands in Western Shoshone Land & Big Mountain---bomb testing, mining and more. Come hear these 2 long-time activists speak about the threats to their lands and support them.
We wanted to coordinate efforts on behalf of anyone who may be wishing to attend Nathan and Joyanna's bail hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
Zachary Jenson has been recommended for release by his pretrial services
officer. Zach will have a hearing before magistrate judge Hollows where
the judge will decide whether to grant Zach bail. A date for a bail
hearing has not been set.
Many people are happy to hear the convictions of Enron's former founder Ken Lay and exec Jeff Skilling. However, their sentence will likely be a slap on the wrist while residents of CA and OR are stuck with the bill of a collapsed energy market build on deregulation scams..
In four years of the war in Iraq, over 2,000 US soldiers and over 150,000 Iraqis have died. Hundreds of billions of dollars later later, our troops are still fighting in Iraq. The declared mission has been proven false and now civil war rages on. This is an illegal war founded on lies told by the Bush administration and sustained by Congressional acquiescence, Republican and Democrat alike.
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I was in the middle of Starhawk's spiral dance tonight at the VBC's evening venue with many earnest citizens of Cascadia and I thought "what's not quite right with this?". This poem popped out-it reflects both that situation and some personal stuff as well but is not the personal also the political?
ok last night out of frustration and needing to occupy my mind on
some little project that I could throw myself into without deadlnes
and pressure I interepted this song into Chinook Wawa (Chinook
Jargon)... I did change some of the words (hence an interpetation
not literal translation). Two things I changed were specific
geographic names so I switch one from a specific river to the
Chinook Jargon word for "downstream" and a specific "square"
or "park" to Cheechako Lolo which can be translated as New Comer
Gathering Place. Also changed a tradtional "ethnic" mucical
instrument to "mamook pompom" drumming. And out of need had to cut
one line because the Chinook Jargon way of expressing two of the
verses was longer than the English and other Indo-European versions.
And ofcourse an interpetation does not follow the exact word order
of a literal translation.
Personally I would love to hear this sung by a female singer. And
after listening to several songs in Chinok Jargon they can at times
sound like a merger of French and Native American languages.
If any creative and talented people out there wish to record this I would love to here it.
So guess the song.
hint its about 15 years old or so
there are versions in Russian, Spanish and other languages online for free.
Tonight there will be a vigil held from four to six at the corner of East Bay/Plum and State. As long as the port is militarized there will be resistance. Contact folks you know in Olympia to get involved.
The animal rights activists known as the SHAC 7 are about to be tried as terrorists for the crime of speaking. They join animal rights and environmental activists across the country, who are being swept up in a government witch hunt intended to silence effective activists. The government's efforts are not going to work. Because animal rights activists refuse to be silent.
In protest of the illegal war in Iraq and the militarization of the Olympia Port, community members came together to take a stand. The day started out with a group of around 30 holding signs on the corners of State and Plum/East Bay. After 12 noon, much of the group moved closer to the entrance of the port. A group of 10 formed a blockade to stop one of the convoys around 1:30. Eight people were arrested after stopping the convoy for about 30 minutes.
Come write letters to those rounded up in the "green scare."
Ever wonder if there is an alternative to pharmaceuticals?
There seem to be two schools of thought with regard to H5N1. The first is that it is a conspiracy to thin the population and/or make a bundle off of drugs like Tamiflu. The second is the opposite situation, that H5N1 is much closer to human-to-human transmission than previously thought and the conspiracy is the under-reporting of the potential pandemic. This story broke today in the Azeri-Press Agency.
We just converted a bus to run on Straight Veggy Oil. This bus can roll right up to a dirty drum of oil and fill its tanks. With in minutes this bad bus in on the road.
Ron Saxton, as governor, proposes to privatize some of the functions now performed by state employees. He tells the voters this action would reduce taxes. In reality, it costs the tax payers more money privatizing government duties than having state employees do the work. The work done by the private sector is usually done poorly where a state employee could have done better work. In some cases, state employees have to review or audit the private sector's work, which would have been cheaper if the state employees did it their own. Here is an article to support my rant.
Dozens of volunteers and trainers have answered the call for Wild Earth. The gathering kicks off Thursday June 15 and runs through Sunday June 18 at Newcastle Island Provincial Park, Nanaimo Harbour, in British Columbia. Here's some of the highlights.
I am perpelxed as to why Coleman Nelson wasn't prosecuted after Ms. McGowan was found 'conveniently dead' along a parkway in Ashland just days before he was to go to trial...Everyone knows he assaulted Ms. McGowan and likely had something to do with her untimely demise.
Lovers of Hollywould shoes are rich in acessories but poor in taste.
All in all, a great night. Of the 10 races we targeted in the primary with financial resources, we won 8. Of the 3 races where we combined people power with financial resources to target incumbents for defeat, we won 2. Anytime you defeat an anti-environment incumbent, i'ts a big deal, since so few incumbents lose.
Before you tar and feather me...read on
During the primary I was suprised to see the familiar name of Republican politician Jack Roberts running for the state Supreme Court. He was able to force a runoff this November with Virginia Linder and here is some information we should all know about and pass along to others.
Strykers have arrived on their way to Iraq to build more Imperial bases.
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