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Could living under US Amerikan hegomony be killing us in regards to health and life conditions?
Chris McIntosh, currently serving 8 years for setting a fire at an empty McDonalds restaurant in Seattle has been in the hole since May 29th. On June 8th Chris was sentenced to another 45 days in the hole in addition to the 36 days he has already served. He says there is a chance he may get out early. He is in the hole for getting into a fight with a child molester. The hole is a very lonely place - an isolated cell where a prisoner is kept away from the general population. Letters are urgently needed to boost Chris' spirits. He can be written at:
Veterans for Peace in San Francisco held a screening of the 9-11 truth film "Who Killed John O'Neill" last night.
Army Officer Lt. Ehren Watada Poised to Refuse Orders to Deploy to Iraq
Stand up with Lt. Ehren Watada
Tuesday June 27th, 4-6pm
Ft. Lewis, WA (I-5) exit 119
Text of Brian Greer's Statement June 21 to PDX City Council to pass a Resolution impeaching President Bush and Vice President Cheney
Klamath-Siskiyou eNews, Issue 91
June 21, 2006 (Happy Summer!)
In this Issue:
Unprecedented Roadless Forest Sold on the Siskiyou
Living With Lions Presentations - Tomorrow in Medford!
Celebrate Wilderness Week with KS Wild
Legal News: Supreme Court Rules on Clean Water Act
Tuesday, June 27th as part of the National Call for Action Day to show support for Lt. Watada who is resisting orders to deploy to the illegal occupation.
mondays built to spill concert at the WOW featured a 6-7 min anti-green scare multimedia piece
just an 'FYI' for your personal consideration.
Friends and Supporters of Briana Waters are asking that the public does NOT attend this particular court hearing.
June 21st at 05:56 a.m. pacific time
Decisions to remove indicted persons from support lists based on vague evidence is hurting the resistance movement and furthering the objectives of the FBI. Letters of support are a lifeline. Informing can be controlled. Money still talks and the indigent are still screwed. Don't forget who the real snitch is. Question the evidence!
Jeff Hogg's lawyer has filed a motion challenging the closure of his contempt hearing. He will appear on June 20th at the federal courthouse in Eugene.
APOC political prisoner Rob los Ricos to give reading and speaking presentation at Laughing Horse Bookstore on July 1 2006. Flyer for this event is attached.
Acoustic street singing is very different than inside singing, or even singing with amplification via mics. It sounds odd, but I use buildings and awnings as microphones. I have learned how to aim my voice at different angles off of nearby surfaces and structures to naturally amplify it. People who sing on the street without enough projection are rendered useless fast. I am talking about using structures to fine tune loudness and tone on the street.
The Indians grew squashes along with corn and beans.
And they found that squashes could be "in-between."
Yes, they knew as I do, if you know what I mean,
That people and squashes can be in-between.
Yes, people, like squashes, can be in-between.
So the Seattle Indy seems non active and we have one report so far from bellevue
A small high-spirited crowd gathered in Bellevue today as the rain waited until after the demonstration was over before pouring down. This was a passionately pro-peace, anti-Bush policies crowd who wanted change!
Lt. Watada is the first officer refusing to go to Iraq.
This is what happened on the first day of support outside
the gates of Fort Lewis where he is stationed.
If you look at who and where most of the arrests occur in the Green Scare most seem to be targetted in the Pacific Northwest. Of course the witch trials against ecologically minded people everywhere is wrong, but is this also specifically targetting Pacific Northwesterners? This is again not claim other regions does not have activism and some of the charges include charges in South Dakota and New Jersey. But after the WTO protest in Seattle are we really looking at regional warfare? At regional chauvanism? At a legal silent war against the people of the Pacific Northwest?
The most exciting speaker and author on 9/11 and contemporary geopolitics is presenting a multimedia lecture at the Panida Theater, Sandpoint, ID from 5 p.m. Saturday evening. Advance tickets $11 from TicketsWest, 1-800- 325-SEAT.
In the 6-15-06 issue of 'The Oregonian,' David Reinhard wrote perhaps the most hate-mongering column of his career. I wrote them a letter (see below), called to cancel my subscription, and called the public editor to protest. I'm hoping some readers of this site my be willing to call the Oregonian's public editor to protest, and if you have a subscription, this is a good time to cancel. Public Editor: 503-221-8150. I have included a hyperlink to the actual David Reinhard column, so please, judge for yourself. Pretty damn hateful if ask me, even for 'The Oregonian.' Yes, I know, they are corporate media, so what did I expect? Well, they used to have some redeeming features. Now all they have is 'Get Fuzzy.'
(free download) This Short video reflects on the concept of terror and the way this idea is effecting people today.
A push poll is a political campaign technique in which an individual or organization attempts to influence or alter the view of respondents under the guise of conducting a poll ... Push polling has been condemned by the American Association of Political Consultants -- wikipedia
A report of a recent gathering in Salem to hear a speaker present information on construction of the Wall in Israel.
Gordon Smith Continues To Parrot Bush
Suzanne Swift was taken to Ft. Lewis yesterday to face court martial for refusing to redeploy to Iraq. This is her mother, Sara Rich's account.
Eugene Army soldier Suzanne Swift, who refused a second deployment to Iraq late last year, has been arrested. Her mother, Sarah Rich, has been an outspoken war opponent. She was on KOPT radio this morning reiterating the reasons her daughter declined to return to her unit when ordered: post-traumatic stress disorder, opposition to the war, and the constant threat of sexual harassment and abuse by her superior officers.
Anti-WAR Protest and Demonstration
Protest President Bush
Friday June 16th 9am
Downtown Bellevue Park (10201 NE 4th St next to Bellevue Square) in Bellevue, Washington
(Speakers at 9:30 am, march at 10:00am.)
This event could help "set the stage" as to the outcome of elections in 2006, or whether or not, money and power steal another election. Please help to stop this from happening.
The protest organizational meeting is Thursday at the University Library at (5009 Roosevelt Way N.E.), in the University District at 6:30 pm. Open to public (seats 100)
Jeff Hogg's lawyer has filed a motion challenging the closure of his contempt hearing. He will appear on June 20th at the federal courthouse in Eugene.
how you can turn Free vegetable oil into diesel fuel for your cars.
No more Expensive Gas stations.
Eco-Political Oppression (GreenScare) makes it to the international level
Can Anyone Translate?
also a Dutch antiGreenScare protest http://www.indymedia.nl/nl/2006/06/36864.shtml
Support from some Europeans on the Green front
Only one week ago the Bush Administration announced they were selling timber in a roadless forest for the first time since overturning the Clinton-era rule protecting 59 million acres of roadless forests from logging. People across the country quickly moved to be heard and to convince the two public officials to take serious action in favor of wildland protections.
Forest lovers are celebrating today because it worked.
In announcing his decision to seek a temporary restraining oorder to halt logging, Governor Kulongoski said, "this timber sale, coming four years after the Biscuit Fire occurred, is unneeded and unwise. Opening this particular roadless area to salvage logging now ? when we are in the process of preparing a petition to the federal government on the proper management of those areas- contradicts the assurances the Bush Administration has made that the governors' opinions on such issues will be respected."
In Defense of the Biscuit: A feature length film on the struggle over the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area of Southern Oregon.
Royalty, Heads of State, direct descendents of American Robber Barons, presidents of influential think-tanks, and CEOs of the worlds biggest corporations are all in Ottawa, Canada this week for the semi-annual Bilderberg conference. While the US Media keeps its silence, the event gains mainstream attention in Canada and Europe. The combined net worth of the attendees stretches into hundreds of billions. The money controlled by the attendees of the conference is in well into the trillions of dollars.
Wanted: James Pate the con artist. Warning if you see this person be aware.
"be a greenneck not a redneck"
June 9th-11th, 43 cities worldwide will participate in the International Weekend of Resistance Against the Green Scare in order to show solidarity and support for those facing charges and harassment in what has come to be known as the Green Scare.
June 11th is also marks the 6th year Jeff Free Luers has been in prison.
a full list of events is available at http://www.freefreenow.org/june2006events.htm
A new website has been launched to help kick off the Weekend of Resistance against the Green Scare. Resist the Green Scare!
For the first time in six years, there will be a vote on legislation to close the SOA/WHINSEC, the U.S. Army school whose graduates are implicated in some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America. As countries throughout the region go through historic changes, people in the U.S. have an opportunity THIS WEEK to make historic change by demanding justice, accountability, and suspension of the SOA/WHINSEC.
local amplified acoustic rawk band to play this friday with the hamsprinters at produce row cafe (204 SE Oak, Portland, Oregon: mp3 of "My Ear is a Microphone" attached
This event could help set the stage as to the outcome of elections in 2006, and whether or not money and power steal another one. Please help to stop this from happening.
Please disseminate this info:
TACOMA, WA - Today, June 7, 2006, Lt. Ehren Watada from the 3rd Stryker Brigade, announced his refusal to redeploy to Iraq because the war is illegal. This makes Watada the first soldier to resist his orders on these grounds. Press from all the major media outlets showed up for the press conference that happened today at noon. Watada had planned to be at his press conference during his lunch break, but was prohibited to leave Fort Lewis by his superior officers.
It was standing room only at Olympia's City Council meeting last night as people showed up to support TJ Johnson and Laura Ware's actions at the Port last week, to speak up for peace and against the illegal war on Iraq, and to support the continuation of Olympia's Nuclear Free Zone ordinance.
Bush is coming to town and a call for action is being. The puppet of the war machine in person; in Cascadia. Details in article...
Much of the wealth of America's super rich is hidden behind endowments and private institutions through which they control money that they otherwise have no use for. Many men in the world listed as low-level billionaires are actually worth much, much more. At the height of John D. Rockefeller's wealth (around 1920), he had the equivalent of $1.5 trillion dollars in todays world. In addition to the various wealth-hiding schemes that America's super rich have continued to build upon through the Legislatures they buy, are the Swiss Bank Accounts, where old money matures for centuries.
International Republican Socialist Network Statement in Solidarity with the "Weekend of Resistance Against the Green Scare" events
by Peter Urban, for the IRSN
The Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team (NEST) will be conducting surveys for red tree vole nests—a small rodent which is the main food source of the endangered spotted owl—in the "Trapper" timber sale, a tract of old-growth forest in the McKenzie River watershed, the source of Eugene's drinking water.
Members of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon will convene in Portland on Saturday, June 17 to nominate a slate of candidates for public office, in addition to Joe Keating, who was named the PGP gubernatorial candidate for 2006 at a March convention in Corvallis. At the June 17 convention, candidates will be seeking the PGP nomination for several positions, including national representative in House District 5 and positions in the Oregon legislature.
Imminent Logging Threatens Oregon's Largest Roadless Area
Breaking news: The Bush administration is planning to auction the controversial Mike's Gulch roadless logging project this Friday, June 9th. Logging could begin within days after the auction.
The Mike's Gulch timber sale would saw into the largest roadless forest in Oregon: the 105,000-acre South Kalmiopsis Roadless Area. In addition to harming the South Kalmiopsis, Mike's Gulch would set a dangerous national precedent by logging roadless forests for the first time since the 2001 Roadless Rule was approved.
We have repeatedly asked OMF to take down or change their description of the Akha on their mission website.
See article link below
While Republicans and Democrats have been vying for the chance to run for governor, a smaller, more quiet campaign has slowly been coming together in preparation for a big push this summer and fall. Joe Keating's run to be the state's top executive under the Pacific Green Party banner may not have the the money and staffs found in the two big parties, but there's no shortage of ideas and enthusiasm.
The Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team (N.E.S.T.) is a group of forest defenders committed to protecting the habitat of rare species associated with old growth and late-successional forests. NEST enforces environmental protections built into the Northwest Forest Plan (NWP) by surveying for protected species on the Survey and manage list. Come survey with us !
The US House of Representatives will (quietly) convene to discuss a draft for mandatory service to the US Govt for two years on 6-6-6, due to a bill by Charles Rangel. The story...
In a personal revelation today, I realized it is not enough to just "tolerate" our differences. Although many activist organizations proclaim "tolerance" as their motto, "tolerance" is really not enough to secure peace. "Respect" is one step beyond "tolerance," and true peace on earth, and in our communities, requires respect. Or as Einstein said, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
ELP Information Bulletin (4th of June 2006)
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