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11.10.2011 11:27
Video: Privatizing Portland's Water Supply
Excerpt from the Portland Public Access program, "A Growing Concern." Guests discuss ongoing attempts by local government to privatize Portland's water supply. Excellent power point presentation detailing how this is being foisted on the public.

Privatizing Portland's Water Supply

For More Information:Citizens for Portland's Water | Friends of Bull Run Water Facebook Page | Privatizing Portland's Water Supply


09.10.2011 00:37
Another - Portland Occupation
R2D2 - Ibrahim Mubarak NEW HOMELESS CAMP - R2D2

Today, Saturday, the 8th of October, a new organization is taking physical form. The Right to Dream Too (R2D2) movement is a houseless camp being set up in the heart of downtown Portland next to the China Town's entrance.

The first task is constructing barrier walls around property that has been donated by two Portland landowners to this group. According to the group's spokesperson, Ibrahim Mubarak, "Right now we're on Fourth and NW Burnside, downtown Portland. We have acquired some land from some gracious landowners and we are building a fence so that people who normally would not get a good night's rest, or midday's rest, can come here and rest. And when I say people, I mean houseless people. The fence will keep people safe while they sleep."

Going on to explain the meaning behind the name of this new group, Ibrahim states, "This is called 'Right to Dream Too' because you know about the American Dream, when they tell you that you have to go to college, get married, have 2.5 children, buy a house with a wife, picket fence, and a dog. That's somebody else's dream. They're not allowing other people to dream, meaning that if you're not sleeping, you're not dreaming. So we're allowing people to rest so that they can dream, so we're calling this R2D2, Right to Dream Too, so that everybody will have a right to dream."

R2D2 is currently completing its press release. The release and more information about this action can be found at the Right 2 Survive PDX website: right2survive.wordpress.com.

RELATED POST: Right 2 Dream Too opens space for locals on World Homeless Day [w/pics]


09.10.2011 00:20
Occupy Portland just announced that there will be a major march and demonstration in downtown tomorrow afternoon. Please pass distribute this widely There will be a march tomorrow to continue growing the Occupy Wall Street movement which represents the 99%. The goal is to cooperate with the Portland Marathon as they too are part of the 99%.

The final 2 miles of tomorrow's 26+ mile marathon race end by coming over the Broadway Bridge and then down along Naito Parkway ending at Chapman Square. Our goal is to capitalize on the crowds, the events, and the media. We want lots of Portlanders to turn out by joining us at the Memorial Coliseum to peacefully march with us from there back to Chapman Square. More details should be available on OccupyPortland.org.


08.10.2011 18:52
Video: The march starts - Portland 10.6.11
Occupy Portland - Thousands walk past me ...and up to Broadway

A VIDEO from the march on Friday in Portland

[Related PIMC Video Post:] March on Broadway and "The Park"


07.10.2011 21:43
Portland: “The government does not represent the people”
In one of the largest protests in Portland in years, thousands of demonstrators converged on Water Front Park in sympathy with the Occupy Wall Street movement. In one of the largest protests in Portland in years, thousands of demonstrators converged on Water Front Park in sympathy with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

With estimates of participants ranging from 10,000 reported on The Oregonian to 5,000 by the Portland Police Department, demonstrators wound their way through downtown streets to Pioneer Square, which became so congested that about a thousand people were unable to enter the square. Though most protesters were youth, large numbers of families and older workers also attended, with many expressing the same sentiment that one worker told the WSWS: "This is long overdue."

The issues raised by the Wall Street protests pose the necessity of a struggle against the capitalist system. Above all, this requires a turn to the working class and the mobilization of its independent strength against the financial parasites who have looted the whole of society. It means building new organizations of struggle in the workplaces, neighborhoods and schools... The right to a livable income, high quality health care and education, decent and affordable housing and other social necessities must be guaranteed for all through a fundamental reorganization of society and redistribution of wealth.

homepage:  http://www.wsws.org


07.10.2011 01:54
Photos From the Occupation of Portland
A few photographs taken with my camcorder of today's Occupation in downtown Portland. An incredible turnout, an enormous outpouring of Democracy!

This was an example of Community at it's best. Not just it's best behavior, as the news media reported, but setting an example for the nation and the world that people can get together as one voice, speaking from many minds.

The general theme was a protest against the greedy and unfeeling corporate influence in politics, in society, in the media, which puts profits before people, before Nature, before the Constitution, and ultimately, before the future of the planet and all living things.

Our country is in a minor upheaval, if not revolution. It continues at this moment at the General Assembly in downtown Portland. Whether or not it continues after tomorrow is in our hands. Much more than just the success of the Occupation of Portland is at stake here.

[Related post & pics by: Jeremy Wilder]  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/10/410988.shtml

Related post & pics by Chris Leck]


06.10.2011 22:12
Occupy Portland
Thousands gathered by the fountain at Waterfront Park this morning as part of Occupy Portland in response to the groving movement which began on Wall Street and continues with increasing support nationwide. After marching from Waterfront Park, over two thousand people congregated in Pioneer Square in the downtown area around 3pm. Following a pause for about hour, the march continued to Lownsdale Square which was also occupied and will remain so until the morning. Permission from Mayor Sam Adams was granted for the occupation to remain in the square overnight. Portland, Oregon, 10/06/2011.


05.10.2011 10:06
Saboteurs Cut Nets and Release 40,000 Fish In California
salmon release In what may be the largest liberation of animals in U.S. history, nets were cut at a holding pen in the San Francisco bay this week, releasing 40,000 fish into the wild. There has not yet been a claim of responsibility by the Animal Liberation Front or other group.

A police spokesperson describes how the fish were released: "(one or more people) came along with essentially what are wire cutters to do this. It was purposeful. Someone knew what they were doing." An employee at the institute where the salmon were held says he speculates this may be the act of an animal rights group.

If this was the act of animal liberators, it would be the largest recorded animal liberation ever in the U.S. The largest previous liberation was the Animal Liberation Front raid of the Drewelow and Sons fur farm in New Hampton, Iowa in 2000; where 14,000 mink were released. The Tiburon Salmon Institute is now soliciting funds to purchase security cameras.



03.10.2011 19:33
Video: Discussion of Wall Street Occupation
In this 1/2 hour interview, Sandy and Mindy discuss their reasons for traveling to New York and risking arrest in order to participate in an ongoing Occupation of Wall Street. They both articulate their motivations very clearly, explaining why they, and many people in this country, have had enough with the current social conditions assaulting the poor and middle class.

Excerpt from the weekly Public Access program, "A Growing Concern," featuring an interview with two people traveling across the country to participate in the Occupation of Wall Street.

Discussion of Wall Street Occupation


02.10.2011 10:16
Occupy Eugene Public Awareness Event!
occupy eugene From 11-2 today in the heart of downtown Eugene, folks in solidarity with the ongoing Wall street protests in NYC gathered to hand out information and talk with Saturday Market attendees. Occupy Wallstreet protesters in New York City are protesting issues including the 2008 bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment in the United States.

Occupy Eugene started as a facebook page only a few days ago and now has close to 800 members. Local events are being planned for this coming Thursday, October 6th, as a show of solidarity with Occupy Portland and with the rest of the country. The next meeting of the Occupy Eugene General Assembly (which is a gathering of interested people) will be:

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 5pm
University of Oregon
EMU Amphitheater (outside)
1585 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR

For information on cities participating nationally and internationally check out-
New York City -  https://occupywallst.org
homepage:  http://occupyeugene.com
find us on facebook Occupy Eugene


01.10.2011 18:11
Hundreds Show Up for Occupy Portland Meeting Tonight
OCTOBER 6 2011 Hundreds showed up (300?)
Group discussions delegations of sub committies and organizing ideas were heard and agreed upon

The exact location was not announced of where the "occupation" will take place, until the day of the event

The OCCUPY PORTLAND protest will start at noon on 0ct 6 at waterfront park

There were 2 uniformed police officer in the crowd who casualy stood around and even got drawn in to a Q n A with a sub group.

Twitter: #occupyportland #occupypdx [also @portlandimc #portlandimc]

Website:  http://occupyportland.org

Flyers:  http://occupyportland.org/?page_id=28

Portland Wiki:  http://portlandwiki.org/Occupy_Portland

PDX LiveStream:  http://occupyportland.org/?page_id=39

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/OccupyPortland
One of the Facebook group pages:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/284344344909229/


29.09.2011 20:26
Video: Climate Justice Portland
Break out session at the Portland Moving Planet event, September 24, 2011. Session is about the failure of governments to deal with Climate Change and how the people, including people in Portland are stepping up to the plate.
Climate Justice Portland[9 min. Video]

Climate Justice Portland was established from members of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, who in April 2010 had attended the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba Bolivia

Inaugurated by Bolivian President Evo Morales, the Conference was attended by more than 20,000 attendants from over 125 countries. The meeting, supported by numerous grassroots organizations, was designed to act as an alternative to the United Nations' continuing discussions on climate change.

The Rights of Mother Earth

Here locally, Climate Justice Portland is working on several fronts to implement necessary changes in our relationship with the planet.
First, the group insists that we need to be addressing the root causes of climate change, and move beyond expecting that merely life style changes will be sufficient to solve this problem.
"We need to be addressing industrial pollution, we need to be addressing what role our nation is playing, and U.S. based corporations are playing, in changing the ecology of the planet.

The second aspect of strategy is to determine "who is being most affected by this. Who are the people in the front lines of climate change. We look to the global south, people whose islands are disappearing, entire populations of people are migrating, whose agricultural communities are completely being devastated by climate change and look for solutions from them."

Related PIMC Video Links

[Nissan Leaf tour...] | [Decentralizing Our Energy Grid] | 350oregon Speeches- montage, main stage ...]



28.09.2011 01:30
Video: [new] Human Rights And Equity Office - Mayor and Commissioner Discuss 9.7.11
9.7.11 Here are the [six] video clips on YouTube from the longer version
The Mayor and Commissioner discuss the (their) new proposal for a Human Rights and Equity Office. Filmed at the monthly Portland Human Rights Meeting on 9.9.11.

Six Parts with Mayor Adams & Commissioner Fritz discussing the new Equity department for Portland

(previous PIMC post for September HRC meeting is here)

(Portland Human Rights Website is here)


28.09.2011 01:11
Occupy Portland - Planning Meeting - September 30th
Occupy Portland #OccupyPortland planning meeting

7PM Friday September 30th

on the north end of Waterfront

Live Stream:

We will hold our second meeting (and our first general assembly) 7PM on Friday, September 30th at Waterfront Park in Portland. We will meet under the newly constructed shelters on the north end of the park. Bring all ideas and information for official actions to be decided on as a group. Bring flyers, cameras, notepads and pens! Share this ... view and vote on demands from New York GA  http://www.coupmedia.org/occupywallstreet/occupy-wall-street-official-demands-2009

follow @OccupyOregon @OccupyPortland @OccupyPDX


28.09.2011 01:07
Oct 11: Rally to Oppose Elliott Clearcutting Ramp up and for State Forest Reform
We hope that you can block off the first half of your day on Tuesday, October 11 and dedicate it to change for Oregon's State Forests. Friends of Oregon's Forests (all of us) will be demonstrating for a new way forward. The State Land Board, made up of Governor Kitzhaber, Secretary Brown and Treasurer Wheeler, will be making a final decision on a proposed 40% clearcutting ramp-up on the Elliott State Forest.

October 11: Get On The Bus
Rally against the plan to increase clearcutting in the Elliott State Forest

We hope that you can block off the first half of your day on Tuesday, October 11 and dedicate it to change for Oregon's State Forests. Friends of Oregon's Forests (all of us) will be demonstrating for a new way forward. The State Land Board, made up of Governor Kitzhaber, Secretary Brown and Treasurer Wheeler, will be making a final decision on a proposed 40% clearcutting ramp-up on the Elliott State Forest.

A dire situation is about to get worse as the land board is expected to adopt the new forest plan that will sanction clearcutting of 850-1,000 acres of complex rainforest each year. As you know, the Elliott is a lifeboat for the federally listed marbled murrelet, northern spotted owl and Oregon Coast coho salmon amidst the Coast Range checkerboard, and stores incomparable amounts of carbon thereby mitigating the climate crisis.
Join us in Salem for a demonstration and massive showing against reckless public forest management at the land board meeting (775 Summer St., Salem). Carpools and buses will be leaving Cottage Grove, Eugene and Portland. They rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. and likely end around noon. Bring signs, banners and passion for for our state forests.

Join us in Salem for a demonstration and massive showing against reckless public forest management at the land board meeting (775 Summer St., Salem). Carpools and buses will be leaving Cottage Grove, Eugene and Portland. They rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. and likely end around noon. Bring signs, banners and passion for for our state forests. [carpool info: read more ...]


27.09.2011 14:22
Activists Lockdown outside the ODFW Headquarters
Salem, OR - On Tuesday, September 27th at 10:00am, activists from the Animal Defense League put the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on lockdown, blocking all entrances and locking themselves to doors with bike locks. The Animal Defense League is demanding an end to the agency's program of wolf persecution and extermination.

Late last week, the ODFW announced plans to cull two more wolves from the Imnaha pack, reducing the pack size down to only two. One of the two wolves to be killed will be the pack's alpha male. This will leave only the alpha female and her young pup born earlier this year.

The state's wolf recovery goal calls for four breeding pairs, producing two pups who survive at least a year, for three consecutive years. Yet, this plan of action will take out one of the only known breeding pairs in the state, as it is not known whether the other two packs are breeding.

The ODFW has been managing wolves in Eastern Oregon since spring, when the Fish and Wildlife Service controversially delisted the wolves as an Endangered Species in the Northern Rockies. Since then, the ODFW has already killed three wolves.

For more information, please visit:

[Breaking News 9.27.11 12:07PM] 2 activists were arrested at the ODFW Headquarters[.]
Jail support needed for Justin Kay and Stephanie Taylor.
[PIMC Link]  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/09/410757.shtml


26.09.2011 09:12
Rally to End the Wolf Witch Hunt!
Tuesday, September 27 · 10:00am - 12:00pm

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97303

ATTENTION!: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is planning on killing two more wolves from the Imnaha pack because of supposed livestock predation. This would reduce the pack size down to only two wolves! It would leave only the alpha female and a pup born in spring. This is could effectively destroy the pack altogether.

The ODFW is responding to pressure from the state's ranching and livestock industries, not sound science or ecological knowledge. Under the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, ODFW kills wolves after chronic livestock depredation. It has clearly become policy to slaughter wolves in this state. The ODFW needs to be held accountable! The Department of Fish and Wildlife is facade of an organization. It has become nothing more than a puppet for the livestock and ranching industries. We need to hold these corrupt agencies accountable. We need to demand justice for the wolves!!

Contact ADL,  pdx_adl@riseup.net, if you want to help with last-minute carpool organizing. If you can offer a ride, please post on the event wall. If you need a ride, please ask for one on the event wall. We will see you there!

homepage:  http://pdxanimaldefenseleague.org


23.09.2011 08:56
Participants from Rainbow Gathering Return to Gathering Site to Find Marie Hanson
Participants from Rainbow Gathering Return to Gathering Site to Find Marie Hanson[.] Search for missing grandmother, Marie Hanson, continues at site of Rainbow Gathering[.]

On July 4, 2011, fifteen thousand people from across the United States and many international visitors gathered in Skookum Meadows near Mt. St. Helens to pray for world peace and the positive evolution of the planet. After the prayer, people cleaned up, packed up and went home. Everyone that is except for Marie Hanson.

Marie was last seen near Forest Service Road 32 and 150 around midnight on the night of July 7th. By early morning the next day, she had vanished into thin air leaving all her personal belongings behind. Many people suspect she may have gone to pee in the middle of the night and become lost in the woods or fallen off one of the many cliffs in the area.

In forty years of gathering, the gathering has never before lost someone like this and we are not giving up yet. On September 30 and October 1st, participants from the gathering will be heading back up to the site to engage in a grid search for Marie. We welcome all people who want to help Marie's children and grandchildren find the woman they love. We especially need local folks who know this area well.

[9.24.11 Fundraiser @9pm "Old Town Grille" in Woodland Wash.]
For more info on the search, visit link to  http://washingtongathering.blogspot.com/
Karin Zirk phone: 858-405-7503


23.09.2011 08:51
Day of Outrage following Troy Davis execution
A rally for Troy Davis was held at Portland State University at 4pm after he was executed on September 21st following conviction for killing an off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail on August 19 1989 in Savannah, Georgia. Later in the day around 75 people held a vigil opposite The Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland.

homepage:  http://alexmilantracy.com


Day 16 Sunday - Protest Is Continuing 21.09.2011 12:19
Livestream - Global revolution

Live feeds and archived footage is all online:

link to www.facebook.com
Streaming chat ...LIVE feeds and archived footage:  http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

(suggestion) Watch archived footage from Tuesday Morning: "Arrests This Morning @ 7:20" it is archived on LIVESTREAM - popo drag protesters on cement, cuffs makeing hands bleed ... This is not my America ...Faschist Police Hurt Protesters for Wall Street Croonies -

homepage:  http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

[Full LINK ARCHIVE to Donate-Contact]

[Day 5 Wednesday - four arrests - protest continues]
[Day 6 Thursday - eight arrests - protest continues]
[Day 7 Friday - one arrest (face was covered) - protest continues]
[Day 8 Saturday - 80 arrested, 1 of media team - protest continues]
[Day 9 Sunday - 0 arrested - protest continues]
[Day 10 Monday - protest continues]


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