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11.02.2009 19:57
Radical Childcare Collective Forming - Learn more and join!
We're a small, as-of-yet unnamed collective dedicated to providing free childcare at radical community events in Portland. We haven't started up yet - we just formed two weeks ago, and are still in the very early planning stages.

We're hosting an info meeting for prospective volunteers at the Red and Black Cafe this upcoming Friday, February 13, at 5pm. This will be a laid back, informal opportunity for us to meet, exchange ideas, and start forming a more cohesive collective. The Red and Black Cafe is located at 400 SE 12th.

Here's what we want to do, in a nutshell:


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11.02.2009 16:08
Human Rights Meeting on Racial Profiling Feb 5 09 Portland Oregon
PDX Human Rights 2009 I went to the Portland Human Rights Committiee's public meeting and filmed the two hour discussion on Racial Profiling. This was a separate meeting from the regular Human Rights Committee in Portland Oregon. They met and I filmed the discussion on "Racial Profiling" here in Portland. The Portland police were invited, but no one representing them was present at this meeting.

If I am correct, there were 5 committee members. There were 2 citizen present and 2 city offices represented. This is meeting is open to the public.

 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5894981455227817253

This meeting is "continued" in 2 weeks (Wednesday) (2.18.09). It is held at their office located at 5315 N Vancouver street

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09.02.2009 06:25
Marie Mason sentenced to almost 22 years
Green Scare prisoner Marie Mason has been sentenced to almost 22 years for two acts of property destruction in which no one was injured. On Feb 5, 2009 in Lansing, Michigan Marie Mason was sentenced to a little under 22 years (262 months) for two acts of property destruction in 1999 and 2000; no one was hurt or killed in the actions. She was also ordered to pay $4+ million in restitution.

The prosecution had asked for 20 years and agreed not to appeal if the sentence was at least 15. Mason's lawyer John Minock had argued that, compared to the other Green Scare cases in Oregon, "a non-disparate sentence would be less than 10 years."

Mason's sentence is the longest given to any Green Scare defendant to date. The sentenced is expected to be appealed.

A court report will be posted soon on www.supportmariemason.org.

Marie's statement to the court


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08.02.2009 11:28
Scamps Protest, Activist Arrested
The Radical Cheerleaders for Animal Rights performed today in front of Scamps store inside Lloyd Center Mall to bring attention to scamps history of selling puppies from puppy mills. After the performance, an activist is aggressively detained by mall security resulting in angry shoppers expressing their disgust with the security guards.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Y29Bp3POU

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07.02.2009 12:29
VIDEO:: Economics Crisis Town Hall Portland Oregon Jan 29 2009
Economic Crisis Town Hall 1.29.09 I went to The Economics Crisis Town Hall at The First Unitarian Church and have three videos to share. Each one is an hour or longer.

Tape 1 Session One[:]The opening speakers for the Portland Oregon "Town Hall Economic Crisis"

Tape 2 Session Two [:]The last part of the Town Hall [including..] JoeAnn Bowman

Tape 3 Workshop[:] Ending Military, and Promoting a peace and Development Foreign policy

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07.02.2009 12:16
Out to Pasture Sanctuary Benefit
Don't forget the upcoming movie night to benefit the animals at Out to Pasture Sanctuary.
"Another State of Mind", the documentary on the 80's punk rock scene will be shown at The Artistery, 4315 SE Division St on Sunday Feb 8th at 8 pm. Five bucks gets you a bowl of great vegan chili, a great movie AND pays for almost half a bale of hay. See the animals at www.outtopasturesanctuary.org

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07.02.2009 12:12
a visionary's report: beyond fear: stretchings and practicings around pdx
In preparation for creative nonviolent actions planned in the next few months, this visionary got out beyond his fears of autonomous self-expression in the city, and played around with a spontaneous set of ideas, all beyond the usual imposed narrated "norms" of everyday settler/"citizen" existence.

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07.02.2009 12:08
PINK AND BLACK ATTACK #1 out now!
We are proud to announce the first issue of PINK AND BLACK ATTACK, a queer anarchist periodical coming from Olympia, WA.

Link:  http://zinelibrary.info/pink-and-black-attack-1

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05.02.2009 18:35
Casino Night! Gamble Away Your Rights
Join us for a night of gambling your civil rights away! Try your luck at Black Jack and Roulette, all to support your local Civil Liberties Defense Center. Admission is $10, which includes $10 of poker chips and one drink ticket. Buy in for more chips at any time, and enjoy local micro-beer and wine for $2 a glass after the first. Turn in your winnings at the end for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Music, light hors d'oeuvres, and good company provided. Are you in?

The Apocalypse on Broadway
2100 W. Broadway
Eugene, OR 97402 US

Friday, February 6, 7:00PM

 http://www.cldc.org

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05.02.2009 01:24
Baby Bull Calves Need Homes!
Someone placed an ad in the Livestock section of the paper trying to give baby bull calves away free to good homes. Can you provide sanctuary?

If you have space where you live, please consider taking one or more baby calves to give them a good life that they deserve. In return, they will provide you with friendship and free organic fertilizer for your garden.

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05.02.2009 01:21
Security culture workshop in NE PDX! thurs Feb 12th! ( FLYER )
if you are not familiar with the term 'security culture', now is the time to read up and put it to use. s.c is useful, and even vital for any punk, anarchist, activist, or any politically conscious radical who wants to continue fighting for liberation without giving the police or fbi any information.

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05.02.2009 01:18
Celebrating Seattle's Striking History - Feb 7
Saturday, February 7: Celebrating Seattle's Striking History: 90th Anniversary of the 1919 Seattle General Strike

Location: Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave, downtown Seattle
Time: Doors at 12:30pm, Program 1pm - 5pm Free!

Join the Bridges Center as we commemorate the 90th anniversary of Seattle's General Strike. Presentations and performances will revisit the event, followed by discussions of the strike's legacy for today.

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05.02.2009 01:17
VIDEO:: FREE PALESTINE! Activists Speak Out Against the Massacre in Gaza! 1.29.09
FREE PALESTINE! Activists Speak Out Against the Massacre in Gaza!
Thursday, January 29 2009 7:15pm.
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 101

Featured Speakers:
1. Waddah Sofan, Students United for Palestinian Human Rights
2. Hala Gores, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
3. Adam Sanchez, International Socialist Organization
4. Jenka Soderberg, Oregon Campaign to Boycott & Divest from Israel

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05.02.2009 01:15
Hanson Concrete of Portland - subcontractors of vivisection at UC Berkeley
Hanson Concrete (  http://hansonpipeandprecast.com) is a subcontractor of UC Berkeley's Li Ka-Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences at University Avenue and Oxford Way - which would provide a 70 percent expansion of the CAL's current Northwest Animal Facility. Tens of thousands of animals will suffer and die each year in the basement of the Li Ka-Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Hanson has contacts all over the country. Please let them know that assisting in construction of a facility that will include basement-level animal torture facilities is unacceptable.

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05.02.2009 01:13
UNDERCOVER WITH PORTLAND ARCHBISHOP VLAZNY
Conservative Portland Catholic Archbishop John Vlazny recently attended the right-to-life protest at Pionner Square against women's rights with 7,000 other conservatives. Since then, he gave a series of talks at Beaverton's Lady of Peace retreat center on job openings in the Catholic Church and conservative Catholic values.

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05.02.2009 01:10
Border Patrol recruiting event
just thought some of ya might be interested to know...this "recruiting event" is advertised in the Portland Tribune, featuring a large picture of a bunch of dudes in cowboy hats riding horses... thursday feb. 5, 9am-3pm, Embassy Suites Portland-Airport, 7900 NE 82nd St...for info call 360-332-1610

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03.02.2009 07:05
Josh Harper, not out yet.
josh harper t shirt logo Keep writing pretty please...
Hi there everybody. We talked to Josh today and he asked that we let everybody know he is not getting out anytime soon. So PLEASE don't stop writing. If things were fair, he'd already be out, but... things are not. It may (hopefully) change, but right now it's still looking like the end of July before he's released.

So, again, please keep those letters coming, they mean the world to him.

Joshua Harper #29429-086
FCI Sheridan
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Sheridan, OR 97378

PS. Don't forget the rest of the SHAC7 too, and every other political prisoner. We need to all be better and letting them know we're out here working and thinking of them.

 http://www.joshharper.org
 http://www.shac7.com/

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02.02.2009 09:35
New Interview with Jeff Luers
Jeff Luers CRCI August 2008 Our world is being physically and geographically altered by the greenhouse gasses that we're putting into the environment. Local and global climates are changing. These events have been happening for decades, but it is only now that this makes news.

"Industry giants and corporate hooligans are making millions of dollars destroying the planet I love. They are putting people's lives at risk. You ask me what moved me to follow through with these actions. I ask, what has not moved others?"

Oppression is designed to break the free spirit of the people and force them to accept their lot. The whole nature of and desire for freedom is to break free at all costs. There is a world beyond this one just waiting to be created. The right to clean air, water and food is a birthright. Freedom is ours by right of birth. It cannot be granted by any government. It cannot be bought at any price. It is ours and we must only choose to wear its mantle.

 http://lamexorcista.weebly.com

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02.02.2009 07:45
Stay halting lethal sea lion removal below Bonneville is denied
Activists Take a Stance Against the Deaths of 7 Sea Lions "A federal court judge on Thursday denied a request that he put on hold state plans to begin in March trapping and removing salmon-eating California sea lions from below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam."

In his denial, the judge weighs "irreparable harm" effect on either pinniped or fish stocks with respect to the anticipated effect of removal or non-removal of the sea lions predating on an unknown/unpredictable number of ESA protected salmonids. Humane Society of the U.S. and other plaintiffs immediately take their request for a stay to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Appeals Court

From Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife News Bulletin:

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02.02.2009 07:42
Video: Community Response to Economic Crisis
In part to advertise the Economic Town Hall which took place today, January 31, 20079, I was fortunate to bring one of the Plenary speakers on the Public Access program, "A Growing Concern," on the evening before. Martin Hart-Landsberg talks at length about the many causes of the crisis, stating that they are part of our social system, rather than something as simple as a housing bubble or recent examples of corporate greed. Our government and the Media lead us to believe that if we can repair conditions which brought about the "recession," we could then continue on from there and be in good shape. But the truth of the matter is that the social and financial conditions which culminated in this debacle go much further back and are actually at the root of our Capitalistic system itself.

Martin explains how we arrived at this place and what it will take to repair the damage. He says that Obama must be bold and that his stimulus package is far too small and lacking in the vision necessary to bring this country back to prosperity. With a handful of graphs and a wealth of information, Landsberg skillfully demonstrates many of the components of the problem, most of which you won't hear about on Corporate Media reports. Big Surprise, as they have been gorging themselves on this errant and increasingly top heavy economy.

Much of what Martin says on the program formed the foundation of his presentation at the First Unitarian Church the next afternoon. This event was well covered by independent and community media, so please continue to watch this news wire for continuing reports.

homepage:  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8489514804963014979

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