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08.02.2005 11:05
A Funny Thing Happened on Jury Duty
The first trial was for a man accused of selling crack - second offense - and carrying a gun. During that jury selection the Judge asked if anyone believed drug enforcement laws were too harsh or not harsh enough. I raised my hand and explained that I felt it is wrong that we have our prisons 75% full of drug addicts when there are so many corporate criminals who are given a slap on the wrist after stealing hundreds of millions of dollars. The judge said "Alright Mr. Burbeck, you are excused".

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08.02.2005 11:03
'Popular Mechanics' readies major hit piece against 9/11 skeptics
The Hearst-owned Popular Mechanics magazine takes aim at the 9/11 Truth Movement with a cover story in its March 2005 edition. Sandwiched between ads and features for monster trucks, Nascar paraphenelia, and off-road racing are twelve dense and brilliantly designed pages purporting to debunk the myths of 9/11.

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07.02.2005 00:04
Selma, Oregon: Report-back from rally to save the Wild Siskiyous
The rally to save the Wild Siskiyou's was held yesterday just outside Selma Oregon. The Rally drew car pools of forest supporter's and defenders from the Siskiyou's area, Ashland, Eugene, and Portland. The Rally had a diverse group of folk's, cool music, dancing trees and salmon, and inspiring speakers. In the background was the wild and endangered Siskiyou National Forest. The rally gave a feeling of empowerment and awareness of what is at stake if we don't act now. It served as a call to action to preserve this wild, beautiful and brilliant national forest. It ended by providing everyone a way in which they could plug into various actions to save a unique and completely wild national forest from taming.

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06.02.2005 11:54
Time Magazine's "Twixters" label for 24-28 year olds coping with the Bush Economy: My advice
The Jan 24th edition of Time's cover story was dedicated to mid-20-somethings unable to find work, despite a 4-year degree, record tuition debt, and traditional trends of getting married, having kids, and buying houses by the time they are 22...

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06.02.2005 11:50
Catholic Archdiocese Asks Governor to Address Global Warming
Wow! In spite of the shameful decision to declare bankruptcy and ignore their responsibility to the community in that respect, the archdiocese just did a really cool thing. Their Office of Justice and Peace just sent the following letter to Kulongowski, Gregoire, and Schwarzenegger. Awesome!

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05.02.2005 11:46
Huevos Diablos Parade Takes Over Burnside Bridge
A miniature slice of Carnaval happened Friday night at about 9pm when hundreds of revelers, complete with marching band and costumes, marched from Voodoo Donuts to the Bossanova Club, reclaiming the Burnside Bridge in the name of fun.

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05.02.2005 11:03
Nepal: King has declared war on his own people
In previous articles on Nepal I have urged people to call the embassy and consulates urging for UN intervention in Nepal becuase bloody massacre of the poor peoples is immenant. In this update, I explain that The king has closed the borders, shut down the media, imprisoned the governement and is now killing his people. Please do something!!!

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05.02.2005 10:56
Beloved Haitian Priest and Friend of Aristide Brings Message of Unity to the U.S.
Last weekend hundreds of Californians had the honor of hearing the words of Father Gerard Jean-Juste, beloved Haitian liberation theologian and recently released political prisoner. California was his last stop on a long journey across continents through Miami and Washington DC to South Africa and back again.

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03.02.2005 12:59
Respected Comrade Targeted by Racist Police
On January 29, 2005, approximately 5:25 A.M. I was traveling North I-5, took the Auburn exit traveling 18 East with my signal flashing, I safely merged into the right lane. I observed a patrol in my far left lane approaching my vehicle. The patrol car passed my vehicle. I observed a female officer on the her cellular phone. To my surprised, the patrol vehicle cut me off (merged directly in front of my vehicle) without using a turning signal. I immediately applied my brakes to prevent rearing ending the officer's vehicle. I flashed my lights once at the driver to get her attention or to see if the officer was okay. The officer speed up and then applied her brakes. I immediately signaled, observed my left and safely change into the left lane. The officer now known to me as Brigette, Clary #0105.

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02.02.2005 17:11
Portland Janitors Vote to Strike--Rally on Thursday!
Janitors working in luxury high-rises of powerful downtown developer Melvin "Pete" Mark voted Sunday to authorize a strike in protest against cleaning company Servicemaster Swan Island, alleging intimidation, coercion and being forced to work "off-the-clock."

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02.02.2005 16:21
The Biscuit Timber Sale: So It's Come To This...
This is about the planned conversion of all native forests to tree plantations. The timber industry has been working on this for a long time, originally by cutting down massive numbers of trees at an accelerating rate, and more recently by devising justifications to continue cutting in previously uncut native forest, in the face of growing public opposition.

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02.02.2005 00:17
Skaters For Public Skateparks
PORTLAND, Ore., February 1, 2005 - Skaters for Public Skateparks (SPS) today launched a new informational tool to help public officials and municipalities make key decisions about the site selecting and construction of skateparks in their regions.

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01.02.2005 10:48
June 10-12 Weekend of Resistance for Jeff 'Free' Luers
June 2005 marks the five-year anniversary of the imprisonment of our friend and comrade: Oregon environmental political prisoner, Jeff "Free" Luers. Jeff was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for burning three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at a car dealership in Eugene, Oregon, and on trumped up attempted arson charges. Jeff set fire to SUVs to call attention to climate change and to protest oil wars and environmental destruction. Jeff was motivated by compassion and a desire to protect life, not to harm it, despite what some might think of his tactics.

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01.02.2005 10:41
International Day of Solidarity: Tacoma Leonard Peltier Support Group
The 12TH Annual Northwest Regional International Day of Solidarity with

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01.02.2005 06:32
Wars For The White Nation
We Americans claim to be a peace-loving people. We hate bloodshed; we are opposed to violence. Yet we go into spasms of joy over the possibility of projecting dynamite bombs from flying machines upon helpless citizens ... Yet our hearts swell with pride at the thought that America is becoming the most powerful nation on earth, and that it will eventually plant her iron foot on the necks of all other nations. -

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01.02.2005 06:23
Why we protest
Do you have those annoying friends that pester you about going to protests? I sure as hell do. They keep asking you the same stupid questions like, "why do you do it," and, "You know you're not making any difference, why do you keep going?"

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01.02.2005 06:21
The Death of Gary Webb Revisited
On December 10, 2004 former investigative reporter for the San Jose Mercury News Gary Webb - who had been on the CIA's "black list" ever since he broke the story of the agency's VILE involvement in flooding the poor black neighborhoods of L.A. with cocaine in the early 1980s - was found dead in his Sacramento area home, an apparent suicide according to the coroner. There was a gunshot wound through his head. No! - make that TWO (possibly three) gunshot wounds, apparently from his father's old .38 caliber revolver.

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01.02.2005 06:20
Tularemia Outbreak: CDC Refuses Rapid Response
Cold Comfort for Communities Confronting Biodefense Labs:

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31.01.2005 23:09
January Videos from the Resistance Attracts Large Audience
Monday night Portland Indymedia's video collective held their monthly, last-monday video screening of locally produced activist video work at It's a Beautiful Pizza. An unusually large and energetic crowd was present.

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31.01.2005 05:03
Democracy, Late to Dinner as Usual
By one o'clock in Iraq, at least 27 Iraqis already lay dead. By the end of the day, Al'jazeera reports over 40 dead. As Zarqawi threatened the streets would run with the blood of the electors, this seems to be a victory for the pro-occupation forces, the Americans, and others involved in "securing Iraq." Up to 8 million are expected to be counted in the vote, when the final numbers come back, which officials tell us could take up to ten days.

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