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ANTIPASTO Fundraiser- Sunday, November 13 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Portobello Vegan Trattoria
SE 12th and Division
Need funds? Like pasta? Come to the second annual A.N.T.I.P.A.S.T.O (a
new type of investment through pasta and sharing together) family-style
dinner at Portobello!
Come give a shout out for your big or little project and we'll all vote
on who gets the funds raised from the dinner. Bring friends to boost
your chances! Bonus: hear about all the rad folks are doing in and
A sliding scale of $10-50 donation gets you a plate of delicious
Portobello spaghetti and a ticket to vote for who gets the funds!
questions? Contact Jasmine jasminum.flora [at] gmail [dot] com
Spread the word, invite others!
#N17 Portland - Occupy the Banks- November 17, 2011
"On November 17th, Join the 99%
Resist austerity. Reclaim the economy. Recreate our democracy.
Occupy Wall Street, in solidarity with organized labor and the 99%
around the world, will mobilize for a day of peaceful direct action to
reject the economy that divides us and rebuild an economy that works for
all. We will resist the banks and the government they control, reclaim
our democracy, and recreate the society we want to see.
We call upon the 99% to join us in fighting austerity in the US and
around the world.
Resist the 1% economy that drowns us in debt, forecloses on our homes,
profits from war, eliminates our jobs and closes our schools and hospitals.
Reclaim the economy for the 99%. Everyone deserves the opportunity to
find honest work, live with dignity, and pursue a better future.
Recreate our democracy. We will start to create a society that is
organized to meet human needs, not maximize corporate profit.
On November 17th, the 99% will reclaim our destiny from the 1% and fight
back against their plans for austerity.
Fur Free Friday- November 25, 2011
November 25, 2011 (Black Friday)
March starts 11:00 AM (Come 30 minutes early!)
Meet up at Downtown Nordstrom (Corner of SW Broadway and Yamhill)
Signs, literature, and banners provided - just bring yourself and all of
your friends! We have the potential to fill the streets and demand that
Portland becomes fur free.
*Note: Please wear all black to this event. It is somber day of mourning
for all of the wildlife lost to the fur industry. We need a presence of
distress, anger and solidarity.
Although sporadic fur protests against department stores were carried
out in the early 1980's, none employed coordinated campaigns or
strategies against the fur industry, and, as a result, failed to create
the intensity needed for successful protests.
In 1985, two activist groups, Trans Species Unlimited (TSU) and the
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT), coordinated the first,
non-violent civil disobedience activities protesting fur at Macy's in
New York and in Sacramento, California. Although the protests were
non-violent, there were several dozen arrests.
The following year, George Cave and Cres Vellucci of TSU repeated the
activities on the Friday after Thanksgiving, widely known as the busiest
shopping day of the year and "Fur-Free Friday" was officially created.
Fur sales slumped in the late 80's-early 90's as increased pressure and
focus on the fur industry heightened awareness about the cruelties of
the trade. However, as a result of recent fur fashion trends starting in
the mid 90's, fur sales have been increasing and topped over $11 billion
worldwide in 2003.
Fur-Free Friday is one of the few nationally recognized days in the
animal rights movement and involves numerous animal activist groups
For over a decade, In Defense of Animals has traditionally led marches
and protests in downtown Portland against our local targets of the fur
This year, join Portland Animal Defense League as we carry the torch,
working with In Defense of Animals, and illuminate this abhorrent
industry and its presence all throughout the Northwest.
Fur sales were just banned in West Hollywood. Portland should be no
different! This is our city! Our city will not be littered with the
carcasses of wildlife! They will not be marketed as fashion or
accessories any longer! It is time that Portland becomes overrun with
activists demanding that the fur industry dissolve into nothingness!
Join us on the streets!
PLEASE WEAR ALL BLACK TO THE MARCH! This will be a day of morning and
anger! We need Portland's fur-selling retailers to recognize that we are
not playing games and we are a force!
UPDATE- CAFO Hearing Scheduled for Stunkard Fur Farm!- December 1
Thanks to all of your work to send letters and comments to the Oregon
Department of Agriculture, a hearing has been scheduled on the issue of
the Stunkard Fur Farm in Astoria, OR.
"Notice issued: October 31, 2011.
Written comments due:
5 p.m., December 8, 2011.
What is proposed?
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)
has received a sufficient number of requests to
conduct a hearing on the proposal to issue a
registration to the OR Confined Animal Feeding
Operation (CAFO) National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit
#01-2009 for a small mink operation in Clatsop
County, Stunkard Farm (License #994961),
owned and operated by Marvin Stunkard, located
at 41653 Old HWY 30 (facility/mailing address),
Astoria, OR 97103.
The OR CAFO NPDES General Permit #01-2009
regulates the manure, litter, and process waste
water generated by CAFOs to ensure that CAFO
activities do not harm water quality.
Date, Time, and Location of the Hearing.
ODA will hold the hearing in the meeting room in
the Judge Guy Boyington Building located at 857
Commercial Street, Astoria, OR, 97103 from
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on December 1, 2011.
How can I get more information?
You can review the CAFO NPDES General
Permit #01-2009, and the Stunkard Farm's
Application to Register (ATR) to the Permit #01-
2009, Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS),
and animal waste management plan (AWMP) at
ODA, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. For
a review appointment, please call ODA at (503)
986-4699. You can also view the ATR, LUCS,
and an AWMP summary online at
and the CAFO Permit #01-2009 online at:
Where can I send comments?
ODA accepts comments by mail, fax, or e-mail.
Please send to:
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-4792
Fax: (503) 986-4730
What happens next?
ODA will review and consider all comments
received during the hearing and the following
comment period. Following this review, ODA
may proceed as proposed, request that
modifications be made to the application, or deny
Wolf Kill Updates
Latest Posted Idaho Hunt Wolf Kill Total: 101
Latest Posted Montana Hunt Wolf Kill Total: 47
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