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updated 3.28.14 06.03.2014 17:03
The Shortwave Report 03/07/14 Listen Globally!


Updated Posts: 3/14/14| 3/21/14 | 3/28/14

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, and the Voice of Russia.

The latest Shortwave Report (March 7) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom [...]

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed: http://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml (128kb Highest Quality)

From GERMANY- The UN has formally accused Syrian rebels groups of crimes against humanity. The new Egyptian Prime Minister has outlined his priorities in the run up to presidential elections. The head of the Egyptian military, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, announced his candidacy. A court in Egypt has banned the Palestinian movement Hamas from operating in the country. The Israeli government has plans to force ultra-orthodox Jews into military service. The Israeli military seized 300 rockets that they claimed were from Iran destined to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip- Iran denies involvement. Venezuela has broken all political and diplomatic ties with Panama.
From CUBA- There were large public gatherings in Venezuela to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez- during the ceremonies President Maduro and Bolivian President Morales denounced the attempted coup. A US drone strike killed at least 3 people in Yemen- last week the European Parliament voted overwhelming to condemn drone strikes and to ban extrajudicial killings. More than 14,000 Afghan troops have been killed in the US-led war.
From JAPAN- North Korea fired 7 rockets into the Sea of Japan while South Korea and the US carried out joint military exercises. The US Defense Department says it will shift its army-centered structure to air and naval power with an eye on China and Iran. Japan and France plan to work together to advance breeder technology nuclear power plants, despite strong public opposition.
From SPAIN- First a Spanish Press Review on the prospects for war in Ukraine. Then hosts discuss the events in Ukraine.
From RUSSIA- An interview with Professor Jack Rasmus from St Marys College in California about the influence of Ukraine's economy on the events leading up to the political turmoil- and how the bailout money will go to Western banks, not Ukrainians.

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06.03.2014 16:54
Discussion and film screening about Police Brutality. March 8th Red and Black
Police brutality discussion at the Red and Black [7:00 PM]

Come out to share your thoughts about the police and how we address brutality as a community. We will be showing a couple short films about the militarization of the police and how that inevitably affects all of us. There will be a few speakers, addressing the recent Department of Justice settlement and the "pat down"(stop and frisk) policies that are being pushed into Portland neighborhoods, and other Police violence related topics. We know this is last minute, so help us have a good conversation about transcending police violence. A serious conversation like this is long overdue. Let's start figuring this out.

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03.03.2014 21:50
Video: PSU Teachers Contract Rally 2.27.14
The PSU faculty (and students) held a rally for a better teacher contract during mid day on Thursday. Their rally with speeches was recorded on 2.27.14 in the park blocks by Portland State University. The reasonable demands are for a student-centered budget, educator-led higher education and a stable faculty for the benefit of everyone at PSU.

2 videos in full

[video 1]  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycfliui75-c "The Rally Before the Speeches" (26 min)

[video 2]  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8KpMgO4meU "The Speeches" (28 min)

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updated 3.8.14 02.03.2014 23:33
Portland Human Rights Commission - Next Meeting on Housing Rights held SE Portland 3.5.14
FYI Update: Upcoming HRC Meeting topic will be on housing rights and displacement.

Next Portland Human Rights Commission Meeting will be:

OFF SITE in South East Portland: DAVID DOUGLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT

Exact address not known - will be posted asap here or check their website: [update] Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Ave, Portland
 http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oehr/62221

Community Invited
Food Provided
Meet Your Commissioners

[update location] Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Ave, Portland

[video update]- from 3.5.14 meeting: VIDEO RECORDING:
Human Rights Commission Meeting - in SE Portland on 3.5.14
 http://youtu.be/GXcPw4g1Ic0 [video 2.5 hours]

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16.02.2014 20:48
Crude oil terminal on the Willamette?!? URGENT.
"The Arc Logistics website lists the Portland site among its terminals and describes it as "capable of receiving, storing, and delivering heavy and light petroleum products," by both rail lines and marine vessels"

""The hope would be that short of unforeseen accidents they wouldn't be a concern for the river," "

Yep - that "unforeseen accidents" thing - like spills, de-railed train fires, leaks, explosions...who could have guessed any of that stuff would happen? [...]

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16.02.2014 20:40
DOJ Hearing in Portland 2.18.14 - Judge wants the pubics testimony
Judge Michael Simon wants public testimony in USA vs. City of Portland. Consult Hardesty knows your commitment to attend will have political impact. We expect your passionate testimony to influence this judge. Believing The People can be relied on to protect their civil liberties, we request your input ... to reform these perpetrators of civil rights violations.

Feb 18th 2014 @ Mark O Hatfield Federal Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Ave., Portland, Oregon 97204

The City hopes to avoid trial, having been found by the Civil Rights Div. of the US DoJ, to employ police in illegal use of force. The City held two hearings after rushed, closed-door negotiations. The Mayor limited public testimony to 120 seconds on a settlement agreement now before the judge. They released the 77-page document at the beginning of that 2012 hearing. This is really our first chance to respond to the bargain.
 http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=424449

Simon has the authority to send a deficient agreement back to the parties. The Court invites members of the public to testify, in writing or orally, on the following topics:

Is the Agreement fair to everyone affected?
Is the Agreement reasonable?
Is the Agreement adequate to solve the problems identified in the Complaint?

REGISTER WITH THE COURT: Those who submit a Testimony Form by 31 January will be given preference, others participate 'as time permits.' Individuals will be allowed 5 minutes; groups with 3 members will receive 10 minutes each:
 http://ord.uscourts.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1046

Related Report Back Post:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/02/426511.shtml?discuss
Related Pictures Video Post:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/02/426550.shtml

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16.02.2014 20:37
Why Portland's concentration camp remains nearly forgotten: the paper that supported it.
Rose City concentration camp. Will The Oregonian one day formally acknowledge its role in the local ethnic cleansing campaign that imprisoned and exiled Americans of Japanese descent? I'm betting against that since it can't even bring itself to mention the camp in recent stories that deal with former internees.

This week, on February 19, marks the anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's infamous Executive Order 9066 in 1942 which lead to the imprisonment of 100s of thousands of innocent American men, women, and children of Japanese descent for the duration of World War II.

The internments occupy a special place in Portland history, though you couldn't tell it by today's media.

Nearly 4,000 innocent men, women, children and seniors from Portland and beyond were imprisoned behind the barb-wire and the armed guards of a concentration camp called the Portland Assembly Center - located on the present-day site of the Expo Center - from May through September in that first full year of U.S. involvement in the Good War.

Only there was no Expo Center back then. It was, in fact, the Pacific International Livestock Exposition. That's right, a cattle yard. The camp facilities were hurriedly constructed atop manure-laced soil that reeked throughout much of that long hot summer of '42.

Executive Order 9066 set off a series of actions ultimately forcing more than 110,000 Japanese and Americans of Japanese descent into isolated military-style camps in Western desert areas for the duration of the war. Prior to their final destinations, the internees from California, Oregon and Washington State were first ordered into temporary Assembly Centers, a total of 16 locations up and down the West Coast. The Portland Assembly Center was one of those feeder camps. [...]

(Also see my earlier article focused on the camp conditions and internees at  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/04/375164.shtml)

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15.02.2014 12:36
WEST COAST G.I. RESISTANCE COFFEEHOUSE TOUR
The G.I. Resistance CoffeeHouse Tour is a joint effort of Coffee Strong, Under the Hood and the Clearing Barrel, g.i. resistance coffeehouses. The West Coast tour starts on February 13 in San Diego, California, and ill make a dozen stops on the West Coast, ending in Washington State on March 2.

Friday, February 28
West Coast G.I. Resistance CoffeeHouse Tour
Multnomah Meeting House, 4312 S.E. Stark Street, Portland
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 7:00 p.m.
Music by Grant Remington of Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72.
Slide presentation by organizers from Coffee Strong, Under the Hood, and the Clearing Barrel, g.i. resistance coffeehouses.

Free! Donations gratefully accepted to support G.I. resistance coffeehouses.

Join the supporters behind Coffee Strong, Under the Hood and the Clearing Barrel as they come to Portland on the G.I. Resistance CoffeeHouse Tour. These G.I. Resistance CoffeeHouses are located near large military bases in Washington, Texas and Germany and provide service members, veterans and their families safe places for healing, to exchange unfiltered information, to speak about their concerns and experiences and to organize for a more just and peaceful world by standing against war and militarism.

Present-day g.i. resistance coffeehouse organizers will share more about diverse forms their organizations have taken, including cafe and outreach center, bar and coffeehouse, and military and veterans rights center. They will also share more about our plans to continue anti-war organizing in the military community, including the launch of a new radio station, community education program and more.

Sponsors are Coffee Strong, Under the Hood and the Clearing Barrel.

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Feb 14th Shortwave Report now posted 07.02.2014 00:59
The Shortwave Report 02/07/14 Listen Globally!


A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming.

The latest Shortwave Report (February 7) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, and the Voice of Russia.
From SPAIN- The scheduled referendum to withdraw Catalan from Spain continues to raise hackles in Madrid, and has interesting parallels with the Scottish referendum to withdraw from the UK. Tens of thousands of Spaniards continue to demonstrate against the government's abortion reform.
From CUBA- El Salvador had a presidential election last weekend. Fighting continues in the Central African Republic with Christian armed men, backed by French troops, attacking Muslim rebels. US Marines could be stationed on the African continent as part of a global realignment, as part of US Africa Command.
From GERMANY- The German Cabinet has recommended that German troops have extended deployment in Afghanistan and increase troops in Mali, where half of the population is under the age of 15. Former German Chancellor Schroeder had his phone tapped by the NSA in 2002 because he opposed the US invasion of Iraq. The EU passed new laws and jail sentences for financial fraud, while Germany is going after citizens who use offshore accounts to avoid taxes. Financial corruption is being investigated in the EU. Germany has raised the possibility of sanctions against the Ukraine leadership to speed up resolving the political crisis, and urged the UK to remain in the EU.
From JAPAN- Japanese Prime Minister Abe says that the constitution can be interpreted to allow the creation of self-defense forces. A report on the anti-government protests in Thailand. Thousands of demonstrators marched through Moscow in sub-zero temperatures to protest human rights in their country.
From RUSSIA- An interview with American journalist Harvey Wassermann on the impact of the radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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03.02.2014 22:35
Video: Jan. 31 Inter-Continental Day of Action against the TPP & Corporate Globalization
Jan. 31 Inter-Continental Day of Action against the TPP & Corporate Globalization Protest / Rally at PSU on 1.31.14 in Portland Oregon

42 minute Video from the Portland Oregon rally
http://youtu.be/Tc75WWv5bPQ
also a link for Archive dot org as well:
https://archive.org/details/STOPtheTPPrallyPSU.1.31.14

https://www.facebook.com/events/374314856046054/399794700164736/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Place: Across North America
No more NAFTA ? 20 Years is Enough!


This is a call to action for communities throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States to join together on January 31, 2014, and say "ENOUGH!" to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other corporate "trade" deals.

RELATED PIMC POST: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a bad idea
NAFTA has shown a sure result of free trade agreements is they punish and benefit certain sectors of various societies. The Trans Pacific Partnership is a similar bad idea that will enrich the elite rich at the expense of the middle classes.
H. Ross Perot, the independent candidate for US president in 1992, said if NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, were passed you would hear a "giant sucking sound" as jobs left the US for Mexico.

Well, there was no giant sucking sound caused by an immediate job loss after Clinton won the election and NAFTA was passed in 1994; but since then NAFTA has caused the destruction of hundreds of thousands of good middle class manufacturing jobs in the US that were sent to Mexico, causing the erstwhile holders of those jobs in the US to be displaced to lower class service jobs.

The so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as secret as it is, is apparently little more than another trade agreement among nine nations, including the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Peru and others, and most likely will produce the same results in the US as NAFTA, hollowing out even more middle class manufacturing jobs that have survived in the US.

According to capitalistic economic theory, free trade raises [...]

TPP RELATED VIDEO LINK by Jim Lockhart: http://youtu.be/p5ahTUPCxa4

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03.02.2014 22:11
KBOO Receives Grant to Investigate ALEC Ties to Oregon Legislation
KBOO Receives Grant to Investigate ALEC Ties to Oregon Legislation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Portland, OR - KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM (  http://www.kboo.fm) has been awarded a five thousand dollar grant from the Fund For Investigative Journalism (FIJ) to conduct an investigation of Oregon legislation which has been influenced or created by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

With this grant, KBOO volunteer investigative reporters will review Oregon state legislative activities to uncover ALEC influences on bills introduced in the Oregon state legislature between 2011 and 2014. KBOO investigative reporters have already, through their research, discovered direct links between three pieces of Oregon legislation, including the so-called 'Oregon GMO Protection Bill' passed as part of the special session in December 2013.

ALEC is an organization consisting of state legislators and corporate representatives, whose aim is to introduce legislation at the state level to advance the principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism.

The resulting data will be broadcast to KBOO's listenership through audio reports, a special section on the KBOO website  http://www.kboo.fm, and included in a publication by the Center for Media and Democracy.

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03.02.2014 22:05
Video: History of the Gay Press in Portland
History of the Gay Press in Portland.
Sharing their memories Rupert Kinnard & Renee LaChance both tell of their struggles with being editors and graphic journalist with the gay press in its early days in the Portland area.
Presented by History of Social Justice Organizing on 1.23.14

The History of the Gay Press in Portland

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kaUcgQ5hyk [Video 1hour 18 minutes]

Also available to watch & download on Archive dot org:

 https://archive.org/details/GayPressSocialJusticeHistory1.23.14


Positive coverage of LGBT issues and events was non-existent in Portland's mass media until 1970 when the alternative paper, Willamette Bridge, began printing some articles. The next year, Oregon's first specifically gay newspaper, The Fountain, was launched. Some Portland LGBT publications that followed included NW Gay Review, the Oregon Gay Rights Report, The Northwest Fountain, Cascade Voice, Rag Times, Just Out, Lavender Network and PQ Monthly. These publications and others helped organize Portland-area LGBT people in their attempts to build community, gain equality, counter anti-gay political measures, and respond to AIDS.

All our panelists were involved in one or more of the above publications.

Rupert Kinnard's extensive career in publication design began with Just Out as one of the original staff members where he helped the publication win the National Gay Press Association award for best overall design in 1983. In 1996, while working as art director for the Skanner, Rupert won an award for best graphic and typographical excellence by the West Coast Black Journalist Association.

Renee LaChance covered lesbian events as the women's editor for The Northwest Fountain and served as the editor of The Cascade Voice and was co-founder and publisher of Just Out. Pride Northwest has presented her with two awards: the 2000 Spirit of Pride Award and the Pioneer Award both for her work with Just Out.

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03.02.2014 22:02
VIDEO: Exploring the Sanctuary Concept
Thanks for this Jeremy and Brent, and best of luck in Santa Cruz!

watch the incredible 27 min video focusing on Eugene, Right2Dream in Portland and Santa Cruz, Jan 6, 2014,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBWhgjXrKaY

Santa Cruzan Brent Adams and I explore various styles of homeless encampments along the West Coast of the US.

For more information on what Brent is proposing for Santa Cruz, check here:

Follow opportunity village at
 https://www.facebook.com/OpportunityVillageEugene&#65279;

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19.01.2014 22:18
VIDEO: Housing justice, immigrant worker's rights protesters attempt to enter Portland City Hall
Short video of protesters attempting to enter City Hall, and being met by security guards
Here's some brief footage of protesters marking Western Regional Advocacy Project's Day of Action, which saw events and marches organized by Sisters of the Road, Voz Day Laborer's Center, Right 2 Dream Too, and Right 2 Survive, among others. When they tried to move the rally at City Hall indoors, they were met by security guards.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3ekvDtQdo0

Related Video Post: a full video of the march to city hall is here:  http://youtu.be/K88CwK9WOrw [video 1.hr 39.min]

((( i )))

No corporate media in sight anywhere

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11.01.2014 12:27
Jefferson students Walk Out in support of teachers
Jefferson students showed everyone today how a great walk out looks like. Full of passion, energy, determination, spirit and guts, they walked out of Jefferson High School around noon today, taking over one lane of Killingsworth. Police cars soon appeared and followed them, but fortunately, the cops remained in their cars and didn't intervene.

Jefferson students showed everyone today how a great walk out looks like. Full of passion, energy, determination, spirit and guts, they walked out of Jefferson High School around noon today, taking over one lane of Killingsworth. Police cars soon appeared and followed them, but fortunately, the cops remained in their cars and didn't intervene. Many motorists honked and waved in support of the students. For more photos, here's the link: Jefferson students showed everyone today how a great walk out looks like. Full of passion, energy, determination, spirit and guts, they walked out of Jefferson High School around noon today, taking over one lane of Killingsworth. Police cars soon appeared and followed them, but fortunately, the cops remained in their cars and didn't intervene.

[Related Video Post]
Students demonstrate their passion for education and descry the lack of progress made during contract negotiations between the teachers union and Portland Public Schools. They walk out to support their teachers and demand access to the education all children deserve.

VIDEO: Jefferson High Student Walk Out

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09.01.2014 18:31
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF ACTION/SOLIDARITY MARCH
Sisters of the Road's 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration will be part of a West Coast-wide weekend of Action and Resistance coordinated by the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) Coalition, calling attention to the wide-spread discriminatory and criminalizing practices against the poor and unhoused community members in our cities, towns and our state and to mobilize our community and partner organizations to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights to protect the basis civil and human rights of poor and socially-excluded communities.

 http://www.sistersoftheroad.org/programs/homeless-bill-of-rights-campaign
 http://www.wraphome.org/work/civil-rights-campaign

Friday, January 17
DAY OF ACTION/SOLIDARITY MARCH
in honor of the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sponsored by Sisters of the Road Cafe and Right to Survive/Right2DreamToo
Free! Donations gratefully accepted.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Drop by Sisters of the Road Cafe (133 N.W. Sixth) to celebrate with food, music, theatre/arts and speeches by leaders from the Sisters' community, labor and grassroots organizations.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- March to Right2DreamToo (319 W. Burnside) and then to City Hall. (It is anticipated that the City Hall rally will be at 3:00 p.m.)

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updated 1.30.14 04.01.2014 11:05
The Shortwave Report 01/03/14 Listen Globally!
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UPDATE: NEW BROADCASTS POSTED TO PIMC ON: 1/10/14 | 1/17/14 | 1/31/14

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming.

The latest Shortwave Report (January 3) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed: http://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xm (128kb Highest Quality)

This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, and Spanish National Radio.
From JAPAN- Nuclear officials in Japan say that no nuclear power plants are likely to be restarted in the near future. The Japanese government plans to revise its policy for the burial of nuclear waste due to public distrust. The US government wants to accelerate stalled negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
From CUBA- Despite widespread cutbacks in US government spending for vital services and workers benefits, the funding for the military-industrial complex will remain untouched in the new year. A US political commentator says that CIA assassination drone strikes are a violation of international law and are war crimes. There are new clashes in Egypt between students and government security forces.
From GERMANY- In Egypt a natural gas pipeline was attacked, and more Muslim Brotherhood leaders and some al-Jazeera journalists were arrested. Saudi Arabia will give Lebanon $3billion to strengthen its armed forces. France has a new law that makes companies pay 75% tax on annual salaries over a million dollars. The UN warned of possible famine in the Central african Republic. In Ukraine protests continue against President Yanukovych. The Russian city of Volgograd was hit by two suicide bombers, though no one has claimed responsibility.
From RUSSIA- Excerpts from an interview with British MP George Galloway about the expansion of NATO and 20 years of US invasions of sovereign nations, beginning with Iraq and ending with Libya.
From SPAIN- More details on the bombings in Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, near the site for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Jailed members of the Basque revolutionary group ETA said that they will recognize Spain's criminal justice system and acknowledge the pain their activities have caused in the past 4 decades. A press review on the Spanish government's activities to prevent the region of Catalonia from separateing from the federal government.

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04.01.2014 10:50
PACK THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING IN SUPPORT OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
Support Portland teachers and students in their efforts towards quality and equity in education by rallying at the Portland School Board meeting on Monday, January 13.

PACK THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING!
Rally in support of Portland teachers and students
Coordinated by Portland Student Union and Portland Teachers Solidarity Campaign

Monday, January 13
School Administration Building, 501 N. Dixon, Portland
Rally at 5:30 p.m.
March into School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Please also contact the School Board at  schoolboard@pps.net demanding:
1. Smaller class sizes and workloads;
2. Wrap-around support services;
3. Rich curriculum in every school;
4. No school closures;
5. Less standardized testing; and
6. More academic freedom.

 http://www.portlandstudentunion.org

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01.01.2014 11:08
MOMS: A Mother's 40 Day Hunger Strike!
A Mother's 40 Day Hunger Strike! Culminating on Christmas Day!
by Cindi Fisher

Day 1of my Hunger Strike was and is dedicated to Seattle's Dominique Jamerson, age 23!
His court hearing is Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Please call today and leave a message. The contact info is below. It will take a Village Effort to Save Dominique Jamerson, age 23...Please Join Me!

Recent developments in Dominique's case, my son SIddharta Fisher's case, Hector ilias's case and other cases were key in catalyzing me to begin a Hunger Strike! It was a positive way to empower myself while channeling my outrage and also hopefully inspiring you to actively participate in being apart of the VIllage. Today's focus is on Dominique! It will take a Village Effort to Save Dominique Jamerson, age 23...Please Join Me!

Today, please call
1. Seattle's Chief Pros. Attorney, Daniel Satterberg 206-296-9000 and tell him to FREE DOMINIQUE JAMERSON!
2. Washington State Senator Patty Murray 206-553-0891 and leave a message: Tell her to Free Dominique Jamerson and investigate Washington State's Competency Restoration Process

You can read more on my website at:  http://www.mentalhealthrightsyes.org/

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14.12.2013 14:18
Individuals For Justice Report for week ending 12/14/2013
reminds of me WEDNESDAY: December 11, 0930-CITY HALL

I thought the City Council meeting would be boring; wrong. I decided to pull two items off the Consent Agenda because they both were really hidden items that should be discussed but the 4+1 s---s wanted to move alone, nothing to see here. The first item was listed as 1167 and of course, "It was an emergency. " http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=50265&a=472882

Acting City Attorney was asking for ten thousand more to be given Black Helterline LLP for outside legal counsel. This caught my eye because we have about *30-35 lawyers in the City Attorney's office and I could not figure out why we are not using them in place of an outside contractor? So I asked. I was taken back when the Mayor told me that we have no attorneys who have experience in Immigration law and the reason was we have no immigration problems in the city of Portland. I laughed but don't think the mayor got it. Immigration is one of the biggest issues on the west coast and here in Portland we have people being picked up by ICE and the police department. There was just a protest about the Sheriff arresting people and turning them over to ICE for deportation.[...]

The rubber stamp council voted for this extra money, well hell not their money it is yours.
The second item was 1169, which create a new represented classification of information Security Architect and establish an interim compensation rate for this classification. "It was an Emergency."
I argued against this because we are laying-off **firefighters and creating new classification at the same time, seem psychotic to me. The fact that we have firefighters pissed because they are concerned that they can't do their job and answer calls with all due dispatch is freighting to this old veteran. Do one or the other, cut and try to save money or keep our firefighters and get rid of this nonsense of reclassifying position and paying people more. [...]

Thursday was a full day; it started out with meeting Lightning at the County Board Meeting and ended with a vigil for Fred Bryant and Keaton Otis. In the afternoon I spent some time with the people who were arrested over two years ago and have been battling for justice. [...]

Updated Report Backs from 12/21/13 | 12/30/13
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/12/426141.shtml
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/12/426184.shtml

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