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21.02.2009 11:08
VIDEO:: Joe Anybody Interviews Michele Darr "Keep The Guard Home" hunger fast
Joe Anybody Interviews Michele Darr 2.14.09 Michele Darr is protesting the use of Oregon National Guard in an Illegal War in Iraq.
She is on a hunger strike and this is "Day 24" when I interview her across from the Capital building and Camp Homebound. She worked harder than a whole group of people as I watched her collect hundreds of signatures.

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21.02.2009 11:06
bike guerilla gardening
Start: 02/26/2009 - 4:33 p.m., Timezone: Etc/GMT-8 , Location: sustain ability now, call 15034384093. (2nd floor city repair 3125 e. burnside)

guerilla gardening bike "hit and run" squad.[:] unofficial spring is almost here. why not help start some raised beds and plant some seeds and transplants? we will be skill sharing, each one teach one, various permaculture knowledge. if you know alot thats great, if your thumb is black thats great too, we'll make it green, and cruising portland sowing seeds, and throwing seedballs. we will also have mushrooms to grow. prepare to ride, weather permitting at a medium-gentle pace. taking time to stop and plant some roses.

Suggested Materials: something to plant, something to dig with, something to plant in, soome water to drink, something vegan to share and eat.

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17.02.2009 08:26
Columbia County Latinos Lead Procession for Respect and Dignity
On Wednesday, February 18th, members of the Columbia County Latino community and their allies will join together for a community walk, entitled Procession for Respect and Dignity. The walk is organized by the new group Latinos Unidos para un Futuro Mejor (LUFM, or Latinos United for a Better Future), and is a public demonstration of the faces of Columbia County's Latino Community that has been under attack for the last eighteen months by ballot measures 5-190 and 5-191. The Procession for Respect and Dignity will bring our neighbors and ourselves out of the shadows and show honest, responsible community members that work hard to support families and contribute to the local economy.

With measure 5-190 and its high-profile court challenge, the previously invisible Latino community has been thrust into the spotlight. In the Procession for Respect and Dignity, the community will speak with a united voice for the first time, and show that we are your neighbors: honest, working people who deserve respect and dignity.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 2009. 4pm - 6pm
WHERE: In St. Helens, Oregon. Starting at the St. Frederic Catholic Church at 175 S 13th, and ending at the County Courthouse.
WHO: New community organization Latinos Unidos para un Futuro Mejor (LUFM), in collaboration with Columbia County Citizens for Human Dignity (CCCHD), and with support from the Rural Organizing Project, and CAUSA: Oregon's Immigrants Rights Coalition.

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17.02.2009 08:20
Economic Crisis Town Hall Followup Meeting
The Town Hall on the Economic Crisis was a great success with over 800 people participating in the plenary sessions and workshops. But we know that the Town Hall was just a start.

Join us on Wednesday evening as we figure out how to continue building a movement for a just economy. We will hear short (2 min) presentations from groups working on different aspects of the economic crisis. Whether you want to figure out where to plug in or just find out more about what is going on, this will be a great opportunity. And we want to come out of this meeting with concrete ideas for actions and/or campaigns that will unite us across our different issue areas and continue to broaden and deepen the network developed out of organizing for the Town Hall. We need your ideas and energy to help make this happen!

Wednesday February 18, 2009 6:30 PM
SEIU Local 49
3536 SE 26th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

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17.02.2009 08:19
Ireland: occupiers keep factory alive
Hundreds of workers are occupying the plant in Waterford in southeast Ireland to keep the factory open after its receiver, David Carson, tried to lock them out. They have occupied the workplace since 30 January.

Workers describe it as "our factory" - and it is. They are running a six-hour shift system to occupy the building... The furnace must stay working for production at the factory to continue. If the furnace stops, the glass will solidify and the repairs would cost 8 million euros.

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17.02.2009 08:17
Eric McDavid Update - Lockdowns, Move and New Address
Eric McDavid Dear friends,

Last month marked the 3rd year that Eric has spent behind bars. His arrest and imprisonment were a direct result of government infiltration and entrapment - Eric has spent the last three years of his life in a cage for what amounts to thought crime. Those years have been full of challenges and struggle, but Eric has met all of them with the utmost courage and integrity.

The appeals process has been delayed multiple times. Eric's opening brief is now due March 5. He has multiple strong arguments on appeal, and we look forward to getting the process moving. If all goes well, everything could be filed for review by the appeals court sometime this summer. Thank you all for your continued support. Eric has been receiving your letters and they have definitely helped him through these winter months - especially during these lockdowns when he has not been able to have contact with his loved ones.

Please remember that Eric has been moved - which means he has a new address:

 http://www.supporteric.org

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17.02.2009 08:15
Dwindling number of jobs to apply for
There's a dwindling number of jobs out there to apply for, as evidenced by a quick glance at the WW jobs section .. It's easy to flip through WW and wonder where the jobs classifieds section is. A few weeks ago I was leafing through the paper, and couldn't find the section at all, and wondered if it had been eliminated altogether.

**Some ideas for job seekers...

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17.02.2009 08:14
Tre's Latest Callout-Jan. '09
tre arrow The longest night of the year has passed. As we move toward the light, we are entering a new era.
(written on 100% Salvaged/scrap paper)

The longest night of the year has passed. As we move toward the light, we are entering a new era. Many have a hope that Obama will bring forth some form of restoration to these dilapidated political and economic systems. I see very much of the same people, advisors and policies of previous administrations which have brought about colossal damage to the planet, people's rights and overall health, justice and freedom. If Obama rally does want to bring about positive change, will he be allowed? I pray the hearts and minds of those people in positions of power will be filled with that which is utilitarian-based (and not greed-based). In the meantime, we have much to do...

 http://trearrow.org/

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17.02.2009 08:11
Daniel Moved Back to Marion, IL
McGowan Daniel was just moved back to his designated facility in Marion, Illinois. He is in the Communication Management Unit, a unit created to heavily monitor communications of its prisoners, and will be serving the rest of his time here. We truly hope that his time passes as quickly as possible here.

Please continue to write!

 http://www.supportdaniel.org

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17.02.2009 08:08
Epic Sale @ Blackrose Infoshop!
50% off hundreds of books, zines, pins, and t-shirts!

Anarchist classics, feminist theory, alternative media, punk history, black liberation, native american revolutionary history, and way more.

Sale runs February 14 - March 8. Cash only, please.

Blackrose Infoshop | 4038 N. Mississippi Avenue | Portland Oregon

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15.02.2009 08:45
A Call to Pitchforks: Portland Urban Farming 2009
Meet farmers that are changing Portland's urban landscape as they grow food in all kinds of places. Learn about their methods, philosophies & where we're going with urban farming. Q & A discussion panel with farmers, land-lenders, CSA subscribers, community organizers, and other working to create an urban foodshed in the City of Roses.

 http://www.trashfactory.net/sunrootgardens

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15.02.2009 08:42
Occupation 101 Film Screening: Mon 2/16 @ Hollywood Theatre 7pm
Palestine - Occupation 101 Were you confused or upset by the recent Israeli invasion of Gaza? Not sure what to do next? Maybe you feel like you are missing information about the conflict, and want to find out more.

Come to a screening of Occupation 101, a thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is an important and ground-breaking film that includes the voices of Jewish and Palestinian scholars, and background on the conflict that helps fill in the gaps. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. This screening will also include a question and answer session with Alison Weir, of 'If Americans Knew', who appears in the film.

Monday February 16th
Hollywood Theatre - 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland OR
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
503-421-6845

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15.02.2009 08:39
How Eco-Friendly is Your Food? Find out with Veg 101 and the Master Vegetarian Program.
Confronted by rising food prices and global climate change, more people are reducing their carbon footprint and saving money by making changes to their lifestyle. If you find yourself wondering how your dietary choices affect the environment, your wallet, and your health, now is a great time to sign up for Veg 101 and the Master Vegetarian Program.

Modeled after the Master Recycler Program and the Metro Master Gardener Program, the nine-week Master Vegetarian Program was piloted by Northwest VEG in 2007 to teach interested members of the community about the environmental and epidemiological impact of food choices. Now in its fourth run, the program continues to attract both vegetarians and omnivores by offering thought-provoking lectures and discussion about the science and politics of food.

Environmental Reasons for VegetarianismThe Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability


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14.02.2009 16:35
Videos:: Keep Guard in Oregon "Camp Homebound" gets tickets from State Police 2.11.09
Camp Homebound Gets Tickets 2.11.09 Tuesday evening, on the State Capital Steps
Four people were sited [.] The police will be back the next day, as will the vigil (most likely)it will be right around 11pm when the police will start their "enforcement"[.] They are claiming that after 11pm no one can be on the state capital steps ? [.] They may be wrong on that?

Citizens trying to film the vigil were told to delete their cell phone video by the state police, for NOT notifying the police that they were recording (sic)audio - (see video #3) [.] Please make a call to the Governor in support of not sending the National Guard to Iraq[.] Congress switchboard: 202 224 3121 [.] Governor Office Oregon: 503-378-4582

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14.02.2009 16:33
VIDEO:: Human Rights Meeting on Racial Profiling Feb 5 09 Portland Oregon
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. This meeting is "continued" in 2 weeks (Wednesday) (2.18.09)[.] It is held at their office located at 5315 N Vancouver street [.] Fell free to sit in on the next meeting and if inclined speak up and share your thoughts

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12.02.2009 20:55
EF! humboldt tree-sit
Protect old-growth redwoods and spotted owls in Cascadia!

Starting Sun. the 15th, Green Diamond is approved to begin logging in the McKay tract of forest in Humboldt County, CA. This is home to several Old-Growth redwoods and Northern Spotted Owls (an endangered species).

The biggest threat to the northern spotted owl is loss of old growth forest habitat as a result of logging and forest fragmentation. As a result of declining habitat due to logging, as well as this interruption of their annual mating season(feb-mar), their population is only 2000-3000 pairs and dwindling.

EF!ers in Humboldt are increasingly busy as the potential start-up of logging approaches.

 http://www.efhumboldt.org

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12.02.2009 08:57
Lovers Against LNG
LOVERS AGAINST LNG!
Valentines Day! Feb. 14th
Where: 220 NW 2nd Ave, 2 blocks N of Burnside,
When: Noon

Come On Out to Proclaim Your Love for the Earth and Call Out NW Natural
(aka NW NASTY) on its Abusive Relationship with Cascadia

 http://www.risingtidenorthamerica.org

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12.02.2009 08:43
Strugglebration for Mumia Abu-Jamal
"a night of celebration and struggle"

DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, 2009
WHERE: Portland State University -
Smith Memorial Student Union bldg (SMU 238)
TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm
TRI-MET DIRECTIONS: Closest stop is at Pioneer Square, Broadway & Morrison, 10 blocks north of PSU
PHONE: 503-515-9540
E-MAIL:  spc5181@yahoo.com

"Free Mumia, Free the MOVE Prisoners, FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!"

 http://mumia.justfree.com

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11.02.2009 20:36
Oregon State Senate Hears Case for Klamath Dam Removal Project
The Oregon State Senate heard testimony from many interested parties concerning the proposed removal of 4 dams on the Klamath river. If passed, the bill will be the first of many steps towards dam removal - something which many people feel is necessary for the ecological and political health of the region, while others believe is wasteful and unnecessary.

 http://csprowles.wordpress.com

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11.02.2009 20:14
Anarchists Against the Wall- Speaking Tour
Shachaf Polakow, Israeli AATW activist, speaks about the joint
Palestinian-Israeli popular resistance against the ongoing occupation and the building of the Apartheid Wall. Local Slam Poets will perform after guest speaker.

9pm Thursday February 12th
The Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 North Mississippi Ave Portland, Oregon

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