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"All right gentlemen, hold it right there.we're taking over!" Armed to the teeth, Jonathan Jackson, 17, George's, younger brother, had raided the Marin Courtroom and tossed guns to prisoners William Christmas and James McClain, who in turn invited Ruchell to join them. Ru seized the hour spontaneously as they attempted to escape by taking a judge, assistant district attorney and three jurors as hostages in that audacious move to expose to the public the brutally racist prison conditions and free the Soledad Brothers (John Clutchette, Fleeta Drumgo, and George Jackson).
Gloom and Doom-----The pillars of the U.S. capitalist economy are crumbling and falling all around us while the federal government frantically races from one crisis to another, throwing money at them as if throwing water on a fire. It could well turn out that the money represents only a few drops of water thrown on threatening flames that will soon billow into an out-of-control wildfire so that nothing President-elect Barak Obama has proposed will succeed in averting the disaster.
Pink and Black Attack, a new queer anarchist zine, is looking for submissions! The project is based out of Olympia, WA and the first issued is planned to come out by January. This is a zine dedicated to anti-capitalist, anti-state, anti-assimilationist queer news, theory, and action. We're looking for essays, news, reportbacks, poetry, comics...be creative! We'd like to have submissions in by December 15th. Earlier is always better, though. E-mail submissions to pinkandblackattack[a*t]riseup.net!
In this alert, Bark will assess how five races: President-elect Barack Obama, Senator-elect Jeff Merkley (claimed victory today!), Congressman-elect Kurt Schrader, Oregon treasurer-elect Ben Westlund, and Oregon Secretary of State-elect Kate Brown, could change the future of Mt. Hood and America's other National Forests.
Will timber continue to be primary goal of the Forest Service? Or will these new leaders begin the long-overdue reconstruction of the Forest Service to an agency that meets the needs of Americans and the land we depend on--protecting our drinking water, providing recreational opportunities, and restoring ecosystems?
Support Planned Parenthood! Support Choice! Support Women! On Sunday, November 9th, 2008, attend a rally for women's rights and affordable healthcare at the new Planned Parenthood site in North Portland.
The newly-formed Portland Feminist Action League invites you to attend a demonstration of support for affordable health-care and self-determination. PFAL came together as a response to the ubiquitous and offensive protest of the future site of a Planned Parenthood regional headquarters at the intersection of N. Beech and Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Blvd. Our intention is to bring people together to demonstrate to the community that support for Planned Parenthood is strong, present, and can be just as visible as opposition.
About 30 people celebrated the 2008 presidential election results while protesting our continued occupation of Iraq.Hopefully, the new administration will be starting the withdrawal of US forces after they take office January 20th.Gordon Smith's 95% backing of Bush of the last 8 years will not be missed either.Feel free to join the group every wednesday at 5th and Hall in Beaverton from 6:30 to 7:30pm.Show your support of the miltary by urging our elected officials to bring the armed forces home from Iraq.
"A Sealed Fate" movie benefit for Portland Animal Defense League, stop by to view a short movie and help raise some money for your local animal rights group!
*November 8th AR Movie Night!*
*What:* Special Screening of *A Sealed Fate?*
*Where:* PSU's 5th Avenue Cinema
*When:* Doors Open 7pm / Movie Starts 7:30pm
*About A Sealed Fate?: *A film by Nigel Barker—professional photographer and one of The HSUS's top spokespersons—that chronicles Nigel's two trips to Atlantic Canada this year with his team and with HSUS staff—the first before the hunt started where he showed the world through his pictures this open-air nursery and the majesty of the seals and the seascape, and the second to broadcast images of the hunt itself.
*About Portland Animal Defense League:* The Portland Animal Defense League is an animal rights group based in Portland, Oregon. We are a grassroots organization that conducts hard-hitting campaigns designed to eliminate all forms of animal exploitation. We advocate veganism: an end to animals as food, entertainment and clothing, and ending animal testing in favor of modernized, ethical methods of research.
The other day I met a lady at the capitol building, she's protesting the deployment of the Oregon National Guard in Iraq and Afghanistan. She's on a hunger strike and camping on steps of the capitol building and collecting signatures on her petition. Here's a copy of her Open Letter.
If you happen to be in the area, I encourage you to stop by show your support and sighn her petitition
The Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) will increase logging by 436% on BLM land and the only thing between the plan and our public forests is governor Kulongoski. Cascadia Rising Tide delivered a letter to the governor asking him to stand up for Oregon's future. Here's a quick video about it.
On Monday, members of Cascadia Rising Tide delivered a letter to Governor Kulongoski asking him to stand with the group against the WOPR and publicly announce his opposition to the BLM's plan. The Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) would increase logging by 436% on BLM land in western Oregon. 70% of that would be clear cut and 100,000 acres would be old growth.
Rising Tide and the WOPR and Beyond Coalition will be holding a rally on the capitol steps in Salem on Friday November 14th at noon in an effort to move the governor to oppose this plan. Buses will be leaving from Portland and Salem.
a multi-media gender-euphoric one-person performance[.] Other-wise, by Sunny Drake (Australia) & a solo dance performance by Chane Gilbert (Portland) & spoken word/ open heart magic surgery, by franciszka fierce (Portland) & slightly desperate, thoughtful musical folkishness by tin tree factory (Seattle) & SoundArt, SoundScapes & Songs by Annah. (Oakland) & spoken word by Emily Van Kley (Olympia) for the Freeschool Community of Olympia's Emergency Relocation! See www.FreeschoolUnity.org
We just wanted to give you a quick update on Eric and then pass along a piece that he recently wrote. After enduring a month and a half with no access to phones or email, Eric finally got his phone access back on October 17 (and email soon after that). He had a hearing about the infraction he was being charged with - unpermitted contact with the media - on October 15, and due to Eric's determination to fight the charges based on errors made with the filing of the charges, the prison expunged the record and gave him his "privileges" back. This was a huge relief to Eric and his loved ones.
We also just want to remind everyone that Eric's appeal is still moving forward, and he continues to need your support during this time. Eric has been standing his ground since the day of his arrest, refusing to give in to the ridiculous charges against him - even in the face of a 20 year prison sentence. Please do not forget about him - there are still things you can do.
Rose City Antifa is pleased to bring you this album containing photos of local members of Volksfront, the most significant neo-Nazi organization in our state. The vast majority of these photos are from 2008 events in Oregon which occurred after the release of Volksfront prospect "Red" (AKA "Big Red") from prison.
Those who have been following the Volksfront organization will see plenty of familiar faces in this collection. It should be noted that Randal and Abbie KragerÂ—pictured in many of these photosÂ—no longer seem to live in Portland. Our deep condolences go out to the state of Florida, especially those people living near Lakeland...
"When Language Run Dry" (Cuando el Lenguaje Se Seca) zine release and discussion about the experiences of those with chronic pain, their allies, and the inter-related issues of care, support, and how we deal with these issues in our community. Presentation by the editors and contributors of When Language Run Dry, fellow zine writer, Emiko Badillo, followed by a community discussion on chronic illness, and finally a mini-workshop on practical care tools.
Thursday November 20th
6 PM at the Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Ave. at Oak
Right now under our noses, the Multnomah County Elections is ...implying... that 150,000 ballots, which would deliver the election to (D) Merkly, are spoiled by "basement water" Here is a cut-and-paste of my letter to blackboxvoting.org:
Dear Beverly & Crew[,] I am Theresa Mtichell, public affairs volunteer broadcaster at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR. I noticed earlier today that Oregon is one of the few States that has yet to report more than 90% of its precincts. It would appear that 150,000 ballots, which would easily decide the Smith/Merkly Senate race in favor of (D) Merkly, have yet to be counted at the crucial Multnoma (liberal Portland) County elections division.
Please join us for a film screening to help raise funds for the NW Caravan To Support The Struggle For Survival On The Front Lines Of Resistance at Big Mountain, Black Mesa, AZ. November 22-29, 2008
Here, we will have literature and a film describing some of the elements of the struggle of resistance to brutal colonialism, coal mining, and environmental devastation from the indigenous residents on Big Mountain. We will also have applications available if you want to participate in this year's Caravan.
Saturday, November 8th, 7p, Red and Black Cafe , Corner of SE 12th & Oak, FREE, Donations greatly appreciated
appreciate greatly the meaning of this moment. An african american has been elected to a highly respected position in a landslide victory. This sort of popular display of respect, dignity, and equality for a person of color in a nation with such a LONG and vile history of racism and human rights violations is tremendously noteworthy and a long, hard time coming(to put it lightly).
The effects were immediately noticeable. As soon as the election was called the diversity of news staff was suddenly corrected. The faces of respected african american people were everywhere. Issues facing people of color were given their proper place in the spotlight. May you all take full due advantage of that. However, like Obama said in his acceptance speech, he is only one man. He cannot possibly live up to all that is expected of him.
Is urban warfare planned for Portland, Oregon with the past and current months of rent-a-cops and black helicopters and Homeland Security on the Eastside of Portland and the DoD/Army and Navy contract with the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Mayor Tom Potter? This connects with military intelligence analysts Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, Maj. William B. Fox, Dr. James H. Fetzer, Capt. Eric H. May, SFC Donald R. Buswell who state: "Since Houston, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix have already been "prepared" in prior exercises, they remain especially vulnerable... ." The public is encouraged to gather the facts and unite in preventing and countering it, holding public servants and the media accountable, while also preparing for emergency mutual aid and survival under martial law.
FREE WORKSHOPS are this Sunday, Nov. 9th, at the Kennedy School from 11am-5 pm.
There are 12 workshops to choose from, including rocket stoves, canning, burlesque, an analysis of the green scare, women's herbal allies, and more!
FYI-I've been participating tonight at the Oregon Convention Center, headquarters to the Democratic Party of Oregon's Election night 2008, where Barack Obama was announced our new President of the USA. Shook hands with several elected officials in tow. People by the hundreds trickled out into the streets thereafter, waving blue signs and untold numbers of cars honking with a huge media presence.
From there, I then proceeded to Pioneer Courthouse Square, where a night-time rally of a few hundred people gathered to sing "Star Spangled Banner" and chants of "No More Bush", "Yes We Can", and so forth. A fantastic drum played beautifully. A conga line of a few dozen temporarily was formed, with joyous dancing and glee. Again, huge media presence.
Please show solidarity with those still trapped within the St. Paul courts... Below is a petition to dismiss the charges against the RNC 8. Once it reaches 100,000 signatures it will be sent to the Ramsey County Attorney, Susan Gaertner. Please take a couple minutes to fill it out.
["]We the undersigned call for the dismissal of the charge of "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism," which you have filed against the RNC 8, activists involved in organizing protests at the 2008 Republican National Convention. This use of a conspiracy charge seeks to punish political speech and thought. Labeling these members of our community as "terrorists" sets a dangerous national precedent for persecuting political activists, threatens political dissent, and greatly distorts the concepts of violence and terrorism. We demand the dismissal of these charges and condemn the use of police state tactics of infiltration, surveillance, and militarization of our streets and community to suppress demonstrations and dissent.["] http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/defendthernc8
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