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Get on the bus to the biscuit!

Back2thewall leaves for the biscuit today at 06:00 pm from the corner of 38th and Belmont. We camp out tonight in Southern Oregon and participate in a protest/action in Medford followed by an action at the Green bridge.
There are still a few seats on the bus!
If you care about our forests and want to stand up against the Bush admninistration in your own state, then here is your opportunity.

What: A protest/rally
When: The bus leaves today (June 30th) at 6pm and returns tommorow night (Friday July 1st)
Where: The bus picks up all passengers at 38th and Belmont at 06:00 pm
Contact: Joe (503) 234-2613

Bring a sleeping bag and camp gear for one night!
Be prepared for a day long action at multiple locations!
Want so much 30.Jun.2005 08:02

gk

I want so much to be on this action, but won't be coming. Maybe if you posted with several days notice, I could come. Please give us a summary of it. May the spirit of Crazy Horse be with you.

If you can't make it to the Biscuit, go to this! 30.Jun.2005 10:47

Cascadia Rising EcoDefense

Judi Bari, Earth First! and Radical Labor: Movement Building and Remembrance.
Friday, July 1st in Portland, OR
7pm at the Redwing Cafe, 1700 SE 6th Ave

Join labor organizers from the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and environmentalists from the Earth First! movement for a night honoring the life and work of famed redwoods activist Judi Bari. Bari, a member of both the IWW and EF!, was a leader in the struggle to save the redwoods in the 1990's until her death from breast cancer in 1997.

Amongst the greatest of Bari's accomplishments was her campaign to unite timber workers and environmental activists against the massive timber corporations. These efforts led to an assassination attempt in 1990 when Bari's car was bombed. Within three hours of the bombing, Bari was accused of transporting the explosives that had nearly killed her. Still in the hospital, she was arrested, and labeled a terrorist in the national media.

Bari sued the FBI for the frame up. In 2002 a federal jury ruled
favor of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney in their landmark civil rights lawsuit against four FBI agents and three Oakland Police officers, awarding the plaintiffs $4.4 million. The jury found that six of the seven FBI and OPD defendants framed Judi and Darryl in an effort to crush Earth First! and chill participation in the "Redwood Summer" campaign.

A panel of activists, including several who worked with Judi, will examine the past, present, and future of cross-movement alliance building as well Bari's life. A brand new documentary on Judi Bari and the lawsuit against the FBI, "The Forest For the Trees", will be shown after the talk.

$0-15 sliding scale. $10 recommended donation, all proceeds to
benefit regional ecodefense efforts.

Sponsored by Cascadia RiSING! EcoDefense.

Contact  info@cascadiarising.org | 503-493-7495 for more information.
cascadiarising.org

On my calendar 30.Jun.2005 15:16

gk

I WILL come to the above presentation if buses are near. I'm looking forward to it. Bari's daughter was a recipient of the Rosenberg Fund for Children Carry it Forward campaign. Robt. Meeropol, son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who were killed by the state for "conspiracy" on the nuclear bomb during the Cold War, set up the RFC program in honor of his parents. My daughter was also a beneficiary of this program, as was Mumia Abu Jamal's son.