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19.07.2008 11:31
American Psychological Association
The red cross says it is torture
But the American Psychological association
Says that it is not torture
They should be there to oversea
Dog cages and human being electrocuted randomly
One person who was locked
Inside the walls of secret documents
Was a teacher
Whose only crime was flunking a student
The student fingered them for being a terrorist
The CIA says that 1/3 of those in Guantanamo
Are probably innocent

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19.07.2008 09:55
Free Gaza Radio Show Monday, July 21st, 2008, 8-10 pm
The Free Gaza Movement plans to break the medical aid blockade of Gaza by sea. O The Free Gaza Movement plans to break the medical aid blockade of Gaza by sea. On the weekly radio show, Questioning War- Organizing Resistance, seven of the courageous travelers will give details of the upcoming voyage, its purpose, their motivations. 41 people from 16 countries are committed to this action and ending the blockade of the truth of the Palestinians' plight from reaching the world. Listen to Questioning War- Organizing Resistance on WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com Monday, July 21, 2008, from 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) in the first hour and to our guests - Darlene Wallach, Kathleen Wang, Hedy Epstein, and Greta Berlinand ... in the second hour, 9:00- 10:00 pm (PST) to our guests - Mary Hughes-Thompson, Bill Dienst, and David Halpin. We've tried to enter Palestine by land. We've tried to arrive by air. Now we're getting serious. We're taking a ship. [ Read More | Questioning War- Organizing Resistance ]

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17.07.2008 22:50
KPAM breaks the law to get story about breaking the law
KPAM parked blocking bike lane I was on my way into work today when I came across this at N. Flint and N. Broadway at 9:05am: A white car dangerously and illegally parked as the bike lane starts. As I rode my bicycle by the car I noticed a man in the car with a camera on the dash pointed at the stop sign. I went on to the sidewalk and noticed that he was taking pictures of bicycles and the stop sign. He also had a laptop propped up in the passenger seat and was typing on it.

I do question the validity of the data collected by the press as they very rarely share their mythology. What I find most appalling is that from my perception KPAM was willing to breaking the law in order to collect data on others breaking the law.

The reason that it is illegal to park the KPAM reporter and car was, is so that people can get to the bike lane to navigate this dangerous intersection.

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16.07.2008 22:25
Outer SE Food not Lawns looking for more garden spaces and members
Food Not Lawns Reclaim the Commons!!

SE Portland Food not Lawns has tools and herb/veggie starters ready for use. What we need are more people and places to start more gardens in SE, especially outer SE. A lot of the starters I have really need to get into the ground ASAP.

Where my gardeners at!!!!! Looking for people that want to start garden outside of there personal gardens and community accessible. If you have space or know of spaces and want to learn, please contact us [Click on Read More Link]

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16.07.2008 03:46
blackrose infoshop needs volunteers!
hey! the blackrose infoshop & freestore is looking for new volunteers!
a bunch of our existing collective members are off traveling, and the leftover volunteers are getting spread pretty thin. come help us out!

there's four main things that we do at blackrose, and you could help with any:
1. a bookstore with super cheap anarchist literature.
2. an anarchist lending library.
3. a freestore with clothes, books, house ware, and more -- all for free.
4. events! our events range from hosting national infotours to watching campy psuedo-political movies to a twice-monthly radical queer group, and much more.

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16.07.2008 03:12
RALLY & FREE CONCERT TO STOP THE WOPR & SAVE OUR FORESTS
On Sunday, July 27, 12 noon - 5 pm at Portland's Pioneer Square (701 SW 6th Ave.) take a stand with The Pitchfork Rebellion and other forest lovers for a rally in opposition to the Bureau of Land Management's WOPR plan to increase native and old growth forest logging by 700% and a free concert in celebration of the forests that give us life.

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14.07.2008 14:01
I-69 Protestors Shut Down Asphalt Yard Again!
This morning, over 20 people opposed to the construction of Interstate 69 shut down work at the Haubstadt Asphalt Yard belonging to Gohmann Asphalt & Construction, Inc. Five of the opponents locked themselves together in a circle at the yard's gate, accompanied by five others dedicated to keeping them as comfortable as possible in the face of summer heat and the threat of police violence. With construction slated to begin this week, opponents are demanding that Gohmann immediately drop their contract for work on I-69. Additionally they demand that Gohmann and their accomplices, Riverton Trucking, Inc., drop a spurious civil suit brought against the only I-69 opponent arrested at a previous lock-down at Gohmann Asphalt's Haubstadt facility.

Gohmann A&C is the primary contractor with the Indiana Department of Transportation for the construction of the first 1.77 miles of Section 1 of the proposed highway from Evansville to Indianapolis. Several weeks prior, five opponents chained themselves to a truck leaving Haubstadt Asphalt Yard belonging to Gohmann Asphalt & Construction, Inc.. The five, accompanied by twenty five supporters, demanded that Gohmann drop their contract with INDOT or face continued opposition and work stoppages. Until Gohmann drops its contract, opponents will continue to hold them accountable for the evictions of farmers, the disruption of communities, and the devastation of the environment caused by I-69.

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14.07.2008 02:23
Red And Black Cafe Benefit Dinner
The Red and Black is having a beer-cooler benefit dinner! Friday, July 25th, the Red and Black will be hosting a three course, fine dining, vegan dinner. Still on a tight budget from our move this last January, we hope to raise funds for a beer cooler, automated dish-washer, and other such exciting amenities. Doors open at 7:30 and serving commences at 8pm.

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14.07.2008 02:09
Lone Vet Reort---anniversary
it was cold This coming Thursday, the 17th of July will be our 1 year anniversary outside of the Earlman's office. We have met every Thursday at high noon to bear witness to the destruction of the Bill of Rights and our Constitution. We will remain until impeachment hearings begin or Bush and his Dick leave the WH in January of 09.

In the year that we stood with our signs, occupying Blumenauer's office, being arrested and threatened by the security force at 729 Oregon the following has happened:

  • Over five hundred soldiers have been killed in Iraq.
  • Tens of thousands of Iraqis have lost their lives, many of them children.
  • Many thousands have been injured to such a degree that families members must now take care of them for the rest of their lives. The casualties will not be known until we have a legitimate government in Washington.
  • Millions of people are now losing their homes.
  • Gas prices are through the roof.
  • The fourth Amendment has been so damaged by the politicians, both by NeoCons and democrats, that it is now just a piece of paper.

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14.07.2008 02:04
Northwest APOC Regional Gathering
Five years ago 150 Anarchist and anti-authoritarians people of color from all walks of life gathered in Detroit to begin the process of interconnecting struggle and passion towards building a new world empowered from below. Five years on, and many struggles later this movement is being rejuvenated by many old and new comrades internationally!

Northwest APOC Regional Gathering
Portland, OR, August 16-17th

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13.07.2008 12:02
Money is a vice I wore
Money is a vice I wore
Taking over my mind
It negotiated its own results .
It had its own illogical sequences
Bad mathematic formulas that no one bothered to unravel
The sequences were not 'solvable"
And there fore pleasing to the economic
It made sense to me that money was power
And I had abdicated the throne.

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08.07.2008 22:26
2nd tacoma anarchist bookfair: july 11-13
Tacoma is hosting its second anarchist bookfair, a fun get-together for anyone interested in or curious about anarchy. It is open to all! There are splendid workshops and skill-shares on a diversity of topics, discussions, friend-making, and a plethora of booksellers and distributors (featuring literature, music, crafts, etc), games, free food, and music and dancing in the park. Basically, the bookfair is a literary gathering of epic proportions.

2nd Tacoma Anarchist Bookfair.
Friday-Sunday, July 11-13, 2008 / King's Books in Tacoma, WA.
Admission: Free!

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08.07.2008 22:19
Oil Enforcement Agency to bust oil worshiping cult at Portland City Council
An oil enforcement agency action in SF bay In a comic act of political street theatre, the fictitious "Oil Enforcement Agency (OEA) will be operating a check point outside Wednesday's Portland City Council meeting. The OEA will attempt to ticket supporters of the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) for their advocacy of oil abuse. Also in attendance will be a cult; of pro-bridge oil-worshippers, complete with a 12 foot tall mock oil derrick.

When: Wednesday, July 9th, 2008, between 1 pm and 3 pm. Where: 1221 SW 4th Ave, outside the Portland City Council chambers.

cascadia.risingtidenorthamerica.org


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08.07.2008 22:06
Be In The Streets! Hands Off The Poor!
Poverty Be in the streets July 9th at 5pm. Help end police harassment! Meet up in the North Park Blocks by the elephant for a brief rally, followed by a march. Police harassment of the poor and houseless has spiked as the city is cleansed for the summer festival season.

In response to the targeting of poor and houseless people in the community, a demonstration is planned for Wednesday, July 9th. It will start in the North Park Blocks at 5pm. "Hands Off the Poor," a demonstration organized by the Portland Coalition Against Poverty demands an immediate end to police harassment and arrest of poor and houseless people in the community.

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07.07.2008 11:03
"Tell It Like It Is": A Benefit for the Portland Grassroots Media Camp

WHAT: "Tell it Like it Is," Benefit Party for the Portland Grassroots Media Camp
HERE: Kenton Firehouse. 8105 N. Brandon Street.
WHEN: [Sat] JULY 12th 8pm - 12pm.
HOW MUCH: Suggested donation $5, Free before 9pm.

A great opportunity to help shape the next Media Camp by signing up to share skills, organize, or by telling us what workshops you want to take! Network with other artists, journalists, computer geeks, and poets. Participate by making media that night! We'll be screen-printing, stenciling, shooting video and more.

pdxmediacamp.org


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07.07.2008 10:45
Cops wrecklessly endanger public with pit manuever during rush hour commute
Cop car almost runs over protester Not even 24 hours after the Silverton police brutally shot and killed Andrew James Hanlon (who had been living with his mother in France and attending art school when he came to visit his sister in Silverton last year). The Clackamas police used a "pit manuver" on bank robbery suspect Mitchell Sean Coole and caused him to bounce off the 205 freeway wall at Sunnyside rd. and cross the medium into oncoming traffic and ended up hitting several vehicles injuring multiple people.

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07.07.2008 10:37
Video: IVAW N.W. WINTER SOLDIER 2008 in Seattle
2008 IVAW NW Winter Soldier I spent the afternoon at the IVAW NW Winter Soldier event and made a half dozen video clips of that days events[.] Lots of veterans and independent media and a few hundred people in the audience[.] It was held in Seattle Washington on a Sunday afternoon[.] The protest that followed the testimonies, was through the streets of downtown[.] The forum was of a variety of people from veterans to activists to a mother of a lady soldier who was assaulted by a fellow

 http://ivaw.org/

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07.07.2008 10:33
Lots of news from Cascadia Rising Tide and the Climate Convergence
climate convergence #3 We've got a **MAJOR EVENT** coming up NEXT FRIDAY in Portland on Friday July 11th! UNPLUG THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY - PLUG-IN TO THE CONVERGENCE FOR CLIMATE ACTION. Please be there if you want to help make the Climate Convergence a reality. The "plug-in" meetup is at 7pm at the Watershed Warehouse (5040 SE Milwaukie Ave). http://www.climateconvergence.org

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07.07.2008 10:26
Corvallis; LNG Public Forum w/ Bill Bradbury (7/8)
LNG Ends With Me! In preparation for the upcoming Climate Convergence, a public forum in Corvallis, OR on (7/8) will discuss the risks of locating LNG terminals along seismically active Cascadian subduction zone of coastal Oregon.

LUBA Board Has Ask for Another Extension: The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) decision that was to come out today - June 26th, on the appeal of the Coos County Land Use Application approved by Coos County Commissioners on the Jordan Cove LNG Facility, has been extended or LUBA has requested that it be extended once again for an additional two weeks. This will make it July 10th when the final decision should come down from them.

LNGPollutes.org | citizensagainstlng.com | oregonfirst.net | pacificenvironment.org


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07.07.2008 10:07
Student Activism Doesn't Make The Grade
I think it's important to seriously be able to step back and give ourselves a hard look. As an Anarchist I feel that is what I should always be doing. Lately I've seen a lot of attention focused on student activism. While this can be a great avenue to explore, I think its extremely important to be able to look at the situation in which you live and compare it with other situations. In more "Liberal" cities we do a very good job of creating a comfortable utopia of "resistance". These cities generally have a number of legitimate Anarchist projects going on and have health food stores and co-ops. The music scene is usually good and getting things for free can be easy. They can be great places to live.

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