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14.08.2006 01:28
Images of Roadless Area Logging, coming to a forest near you, unless...
Giant helicopter landing takes place of scenic hiking route overlooking wildland On August 7th, 2006 logging began at the MIkes Gulch sale in the previously protected South Kalmiopsis Roadless Area. Video was taken from on top of Gold Ridge and the giant landing built to bring logs up by helicopter.

George Bush, John West, Scott Conroy, and Mark Rey all say Oregon forests belong to forest profiteers, not the american people. Oregon has become a sacrifice state, as they protect roadless forests in the East, they fast track logging Oregon's largest, most biodiverse, roadless area in the west.

Siskiyou Project

Public Meeting in Portland 6-8pm Monday August 14th PSU Columbia Falls Ballroom 310 SW Lincoln Street


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Secret Surveillance Exposed? 13.08.2006 17:23
Big Hearing August 22nd in Oregon Green Scare Case
There will be a hearing in federal court on Tuesday August 22 for a motion filed by defense attorneys related to government surveillance of the defendants in the Oregon Green Scare case. The defendants are asking the court to order the government to obtain and turn over any secret, warrantless surveillance, including any surveillance done by the NSA. There will also be arguments heard on whether or not the transcripts from the plea hearings last month and plea agreements of cooperating witnesses will be unsealed.

It should be an important and interesting hearing so we are asking for your attendance. All four non-cooperating defendants in the Oregon case [Daniel, Jonathan Paul, Nathan Block and Joyanna Zacher] will be in attendance for this hearing and there will be discussions on the pending trial date and whether it will be postponed.


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13.08.2006 03:45
Report: Peak Oil Task Force Meeting
Bill Scott (moderator), Sallie Schullinger-Krause Tuesday August 8th was the second meeting of the Portland Peak Oil Task Force. The first meeting a couple weeks ago, had a presentation on Peak Oil and dealt with Task Force structure and how to go about the job. This meeting focused on the subgroups, and the guidelines that each group will follow. The members of the Task Force all are taking Peak Oil seriously and various comments by some of the members show that the nature of our predicament is understood. Within the time constraints of getting the agenda complete, there was welcome participation from the 1-2 dozens citizens who attended.

It was gratifying to feel that public input was not just accepted, but desired. It is my impression that those on the Task Force recognize the enormity of the task of making recommendations to deal with something that is and will increasingly impact all aspects of our lives. I believe most every person in the room realizes that life as we know it is and will be radically changing and that it will take the collective effort of many people to mitigate the upheaval and suffering that will come.

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13.08.2006 03:44
Impeach Bush/Cheney--Olympia Rising to the Challenge
Citizens' Movement to Impeach Bush/Cheney, a group of citizens in and around the city of Olympia are joining with other people from across the country in organizing an impeach bush/cheney movement. We have set-up three informational meetings where people can view a documentary produced by the Center for Constitutional Rights to learn about the impeachment process. While there are many potential impeachable offenses, we have decided to focus on four:

§ Justified the war in Iraq using fraudulent evidence.
§ Dismissed civil liberties and tortured prisoners.
§ Performed illegal wiretapping of citizens
§ Refused to obey more than 750 laws by using "signing statements."

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13.08.2006 03:26
Rogue Israeli State Protested at White House Rally
Marchers for Justice Washington, D.C. - As Israeli terror bombing of civilians continues relentlessly over Gaza and Lebanon, demonstrators took to the streets near the White House, on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, to protest. Led by Arab-American organizers, and supported by antiwar groups, like the ANSWER Coalition, they rallied, at noon, in Lafayette Park, which is directly across the way from the official residenc of President George W. Bush. The crowd was estimated at about 30,000. The protesters also paraded around the White House after the speakers' part of the program was completed.

There were 24 riveting speakers at the well planned rally. One of the first was Dr. Esam Omesh, President of the Muslim American Society. He said: "There is no difference between a Muslim life, Christian life or Jewish life...The invasion of Lebanon and the destruction of its infrastructures and the deliberate targeting of civilians through the indiscriminate, disproportionate Israeli war machine is, indeed, criminal. It must be ended now."

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13.08.2006 03:24
Report of all Scotland demonstration for Lebanon in Edinburgh Saturday 12th August 2006
Saturday 12th August saw a massive all-Scotland demonstration in Edinburgh to protest the Israeli attack on Lebanon and to say no to any assault on Syria or Iran. On the same day there were a large number of protests around the globe including Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Canada; Washington DC, USA and Paris, France.

The Edinburgh demonstration was called by called by Edinburgh Stop the War, Glasgow Stop the War and supported by Edinburgh Palestine Solidarity Campaign, CND, Peace and Justice Centre and many more. The march was due to start at 2.00pm but waited half an hour for the arrival of 3 coaches from Glasgow.

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11.08.2006 17:06
Support Jeff Hogg!
Jeff Hogg Jeff Hogg is still resisting the federal grand jury. His next hearing is in Eugene Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11:15 AM.

The hearing is for his Grumbles motion. This is a motion arguing that since Jeff will never cooperate with the grand jury the coercive value of imprisoning him is negated, continuing to hold him becomes punitive while he has not been found guilty of anything, and thus he must be released immediately.

Jeff Hogg is Back at Lane County Jail... Write To Him! Bring signs and help us tell Jeff what a hero he is for standing up!
pdf flyer to print and distribute

greenscare.org/ | cldc.org/

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Two Bay Area Activists Re-subpoenaed to Federal Grand Jury

Nadia Winstead and Ariana Huemer originally appeared before a federal grand jury investigating Bay Area animal liberation and environmental activists in January 2006. Both asserted their Fifth Amendment rights to remain silent and later refused to testify when granted immunity.

It is clear that the federal government's attacks against political activists and our rights to free speech will only continue to escalate if they remain unopposed. In the Bay Area the government continues to attack black liberation activists and has jailed independent journalist Josh Wolf. In Eugene, Oregon, grand jury resister Jeff Hogg was jailed on May 18, 2006, and remains in jail today.

FBIwitchhunt.com

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11.08.2006 16:04
Aug. 19th: Armed Forces Day at the Clackamas County Fair
The Clackamas County Fair has decided to make Saturday, August 19 "Armed Forces Day". If you have attended the Clackamas County Fair, you know there is already a huge recruiting presence. Last year we were blessed with about 50 12-14 year olds in full fatigues playing games, having push-up contests, and running around trying to get other kids to "come have some fun" and win "prizes", stickers, posters and other cheap crap with the Army logo on it. I dont really see what the military has to do with a county fair, which is supposed to be dedicated to agriculture, livestock, cooking, art and human accomplishments.

I for one will not bring my kids to this recruiting snake pit, and it might help if anyone else who feels the same, called the CCF and told them so. Their reasons for having all these recruiters is simple ....money. Maybe if enough people call and tell them that they are not going to come to the fair this year because of their pandering to the "Armed Services", they may rethink it.

Probably not. The phone # for the Clackamas County Fair is 503-266-1136 The Fair Manager is Rayven Davis. She is a nice person and is no more in favor of this than we are , so if you talk to her, please be nice. The fair board is the group that approved this, not her. She stood up to the Right to Lifers who were passing out plastic fetuses to grade schoolers during the fair of 2004..told them to stop or get out.


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11.08.2006 04:12
Vigil to Protest the Death of Civilians in Middle East
Palestine Lebanon Emergency Action (PLEA), an alliance of local human rights groups, faith organizations and individuals with family ties to the regions of Lebanon and Gaza invites all to join us this Saturday for a Candle Light Vigil. With our actions, we need to demand the stop of the war on Lebanon and Gaza. The announcement is below and we hope to see you there.

Candlelight Vigil to Protest the Death of Civilians in the Middle East

Saturday, August 12, 7 pm

South Park Blocks by Smith Hall
Portland State University
1825 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

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11.08.2006 04:09
Tre Arrow's Latest Callout - 8/10/06
Hello to everyone out there, the full moon took place Wednesday morning (august 9th at 3am... west-coast of turtle island time). This next moon faze promises to be an incredibly powerful time for all beings on this precious planet!

Today (august 10th) is Prisoner Justice Day in Canada. This day honours
all those who have struggled and died while incarcerated in Canada so that we may be afforded the rights and privileges every humyn (sic) is entitled to, whether they are incarcerated or not! During this day myself and many other inmates are fasting and refusing to work as an act of solidarity and commemoration towards those who have lost their lives.

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11.08.2006 04:07
Neocons’ Middle East Scheme Is Backfiring
Back in 1996, a clique of Neocons, led by Richard Perle, concocted a scheme for Israel to "destabilize" the Middle East. The Palestinians were to be crushed and Iraq and Lebanon balkanized. The U.S. and UK were conned into doing the Neocons' dirty work in Iraq. Now, Hezbollah fighters have tossed a huge wrench into the not-so-clever plot. Instead of Israel becoming "safer," the Neocons have put its citizens at risk and its army in danger of defeat.

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11.08.2006 04:06
Saving Community Access TV and Public’s Access to Video “Motion-Media"
With Washington now in summer recess a vote on Sen. Stevens' (R-Alaska) telecommunications broadband/franchising bill will not take place before September—and the controversial legislation could be delayed again until after November elections.

On June 28, 2006, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to approve the 'Communications, Consumer's Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act' (S.2686) by a vote of 15-7. The bill is potentially the most important telecommunications policy rewrite since the 1996 Telecommunications Act—and if passed it could have a devastating impact on the public's access to the media, and on the kinds of media the public sees and hears.

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10.08.2006 02:02
"I Didn’t Want to Remember" -- Reflections on Nagasaki
Nagasaki days after US Atomic Bombing on August 9, 1945 "It was kind of awesome to be there," are the words Joseph Mrosko of Pana, Illinois used to describe his tour of duty in Nagasaki, Japan at the end of World War II. Mrosko's job was to photographically record the results of the second atomic blast directed on the Japanese. Today, August 9, marks the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing.

Owner of a well-established photographic studio in Pana, Mrosko, 59, had been a 2nd Marine Division combat photographer in the Pacific theater before being sent to Nagasaki within two months of the Japanese surrender.

commemorating august 6th


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10.08.2006 02:01
a night in jail for roadless forests
i just got back to portland lastnight after an exciting two days in southern oregon. i was arrested and spent the night in the Jackson County jail in Medford in hopes of getting people more aware of whats happening to our roadless areas. This is precedent setting logging. Kulongoski has already tried to stand up to the Bush administration over this issue. Please put pressure on him to continue the fight.

Tell Governor Kulongoski to Protect Roadless Areas in Oregon at the State of Oregon's Roadless Area Public ForumsAugust 14.

Governor's Schedule of Public Meetings for Roadless Protections in Oregon | www.o2collective.org | Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center | Cascadia Wildlands Project | Biscuit Fire Background


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10.08.2006 01:59
Idiotic Sidewalk Closures Illustrate City Hall's Indifference to "The Rest of Us"
You know, I didn't even really think about the absurdity of all the sidewalk closures in Portland until a friend pointed it out. I mean, it was a hassle, it was inconvenient, and it was often dangerous. I didn't like it, but I just kind of accepted it. I didn't really think about the fact that NO other city I have ever been to allows businesses and construction companies to just block off sidewalks like that until my friend pointed it out. And then suddenly, I realized she was right.

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10.08.2006 01:58
Trapper Timber Sale
Despite Judge Pechman's recent ruling that the Bush administration's elimination of the the Survey and Manage Program is illegal, Willamette National Forest Supervisor Dallas Emch and District Ranger Mary Allison refuse to acknowledge the population of threatened red tree voles now known to inhabit the Trapper Timber Sale in the McKenzie River District. Last month N.E.S.T. volunteer climbers documented 30 red tree vole nest trees in the Trapper sale. Some nest trees were subsequently climbed and confirmed by leading scientist Dr. Eric Forsman of Oregon State University, and James Swingle, a Master's student and author of a thesis on red tree vole habitat. Under the Plan each active nest tree would be surrounded by a ten acre buffer, but Forest Service officials have so far refused to modify this controversial Old Growth sale to protect an important food source for the Northern Spotted Owl. LOGGING COULD BEGIN ANY DAY.

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08.08.2006 21:57
Resistance to Roadless Logging Escalates as Protesters Blockade Bridge
Laurel Sutherlin dangling from a bridge above the Illinois River Early this morning, protestors erected a daring road blockade to halt logging at the Mike's Gulch Timber Sale in the Siskiyou National Forest, site of the first ever incursion into an Inventoried Roadless Area since the passage of the federal Roadless Rule in 2001. At least one activist is suspended in a cantilever off the side of the Green Bridge above the Illinois River in a manner that prohibits traffic across the bridge without endangering the life of the person hanging from it.

This dramatic action follows years of lawsuits, rallies, public comment periods and national media attention involving tens of thousands of people speaking out against the logging of the Biscuit. Over 2 million people submitted comments to protect our nation's roadless areas before the Biscuit fire and over 20,000 citizens submitted public comments opposing the Biscuit logging when it was proposed, and almost 100 arrests have been made of people engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience protesting the massive logging project.

www.o2collective.org | Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center | Cascadia Wildlands Project | Biscuit Fire Background | Oregon Governor's Schedule of Public Meetings for Roadless Protections in Oregon


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08.08.2006 15:45
Status Hearing Report: Oregon Green Scare Case
Today [August 7] in federal court, Nathan Block and Joyanna Zacher were present for a status hearing on the upcoming trial. Also in attendance were Jeff Robinson and Amanda Lee for Daniel McGowan, as well as Marc Blackman for Jonathan Paul via conference call.

The first order of business was a continuance for the upcoming discovery hearing in which defendants' attorneys will ask for the court to order the release of surveillance evidence in discovery. The US Attorney's office has been dancing around the release of this surveillance, which could go back many years. What do they have to hide? Unwarranted wiretaps? Agents provacatuers?We'll see... That hearing was continued (postponed) till September 6th, 10;30 am.

Next, Amanda Lee requested that discovery released to defense last week be viewable by defendants without a lawyer present. A date was set, August 22nd* at 9:30 am, for a hearing on the issue.

greenscare.org | cldc.org

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Eugene, OR: Need for HUGE show of support for Jeff Hogg

Jeff Hogg is still resisting the federal grand jury. His next hearing is in Eugene Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11:15 AM.

Jeff has been held in Grants Pass for over a month. While there, he has been denied his nursing textbooks and is, in his own words, "very bored." The hearing on the 15th will be the first time he has seen his friends and supporters since he was taken into custody on May 18(!) and our first chance to see him. We really need to PACK THE COURTROOM to show him how much we appreciate his principled stance against government repression and the misuse of the grand jury!

The hearing is for his Grumbles motion. This is a motion arguing that since Jeff will never cooperate with the grand jury the coercive value of imprisoning him is negated, continuing to hold him becomes punitive while he has not been found guilty of anything, and thus he must be released immediately.

pdf flyer to print and distribute

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08.08.2006 15:29
MutantFest 2006
The 10th annual Autonomous Mutant Festival will take place August 8-16th in southern Washington.

"an annual free non-commercial gathering for the healthy evolution of life culture, encouraging individual and group autonomy, celebrating independent art and culture, exploring diy technologies and encouraging a harmonious relationship with the earth."

Directions to the 10th annual Autonomous Mutant Festival ("an annual free non-commercial gathering for the healthy evolution of life culture") have been posted!

 http://www.mutantfest.org/
 http://www.mutantfest.org/directions.html

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08.08.2006 15:27
Protest Bechtel's profit from nuclear holocaust
Aug 9th protest at Bechtel headquarters in SF against Bechtel's role in profiteering from US militarism (invasion/occupation of Iraq), imperialist/colonialist war/weapons manufacture, nuclear industry related cancer deaths, etc.. *No war profiteers! Support Indigenous Rights!*

On August 6th and 9th, the 61st anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, (August 9, is also the UN International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples) demand an end to the war in Iraq, no military attacks on Iran or North Korea, and a path toward the global abolition of nuclear weapons, starting at home.

commemorating August 6th


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