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31.03.2009 17:22
Tell the FCC: Support Local TV
independent media Community television can help fill the void left by a collapsing media system. But the most prevalent form -- local public access stations (or PEG channels) -- is under attack by the likes of AT&T and Comcast, which are trying to bury community stations on their networks and make them difficult to find.

You Can Help: Protect Community Television.

The deadline to comment at the FCC expires in less than 36 hours [April 1st]. Please make sure that the commission hears from the public about the importance of local media.

Click here to file your comment.

freepress.net

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31.03.2009 17:16
Public Comments until April 10 to Stop US Navy tests in WA, OR, CA, ID, NE
Prevent the US Navy from using radioactive uranium, phosphorus, sonar, microwave, missiles, other weapons over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Nevada and over/under sea up to 250 nautical miles west of boundaries after public comment period ends around April 10, 2009.

Stop US Navy from destroying west coast agriculture, economy, liveability, health with live weapons "tests" over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Nevada, and out 250 nautical miles west of the US coastline, after the expanded west coast weapons test area Environmental Impact Statement public comment period ends April 10, 2009.

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30.03.2009 17:33
White Unity? It's Bonehead Against Bonehead in the "White Pride" Scene
good night white pride On April 11, 2009, the white supremacist group "East Coast White Unity" (ECWU) plans to host a neo-nazi gathering in Boston, MA named "Patriot Action 2009". The co-sponsor of this event is Volksfront International, a racist skinhead organization founded in 1994, which has a presence in several US states as well as chapters in Canada, Australia and Europe. Although the Boston event is intended as a display of unity between fascist groups, anti-fascists have discovered plotting and betrayal behind the scenes of the white power movement, the extent of which many event organizers and scheduled attendees might not be aware.

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29.03.2009 10:02
The Anatomy of High Impact Direct Action: Strategies For Animal Liberation With Peter Young
Russia: Cancel Trapping Of Animals For Fur  endtrap.org Don't forget this (other) great event this weekend. Thanks for the support....

For the past 30 years, anonymous members of the Animal Liberation Front have carried out over 1,000 covert actions around the world in the name of animal liberation. Working outside of the confines of the law, these activists achieve results not by traditional methods of leafleting and protesting, but by freeing animals from cages, disassembling machinery used in the exploitation of animals and destroying inhumane facilities used to house animals for commercial use. Peter Young is an animal rights activists and former animal liberation prisoner. Sentenced to 2 years in prison for the release and conspiracy to release thousands of mink from fur farms across the Midwest, Young brings life to stories of animal liberation, political repression and sacrifice in the name of animal liberation.

The Anatomy of High Impact Direct Action presentation featuring Peter Young will be held on March 29, 2009, at 2p.m. at Portland State University in Room 238 of the Smith Memorial Union Building. Admission is free.

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29.03.2009 09:58
Israel-AIPAC Protest Sunday
Sunday March 29th at 4:30 pm in front of the
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland

If you pay taxes, you are helping to pay for Israel's war crimes. Comes show your disgust at this important protest: Stop the $7 million a day of US military aid to Israel - End the influence of the Zionist lobby in Washington

PROTEST: The annual dinner of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Oregon -an event which organizers describe as "the largest pro-Israel political event in Oregon" Show our politicians that we do not support their unconditional support for the Israeli military, regardless of that military's human rights violations.

For more information see: endisraeliapartheid.org or call 503-421-6845...Oregon politicians have an abysmal record on support for Palestinian equal rights:


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29.03.2009 09:51
Forever Forests Seminar
mazama forest defense Fire, windstorms, insects and disease have been a part of Pacific Northwest forests for millennia. These natural disturbance are frequently dubbed "catastrophic" to the landscape. Yet in the past 150 years man has left a significant imprint on the land through logging, road building and grazing.

Hosted by the Crag Law Center and the Mazamas Mountaineering Center, SE 43rd and Stark, Portland
Thursday, April 2, 2009, 6:30 pm.


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29.03.2009 09:46
VIDEOS:: Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine & Obama - Portland Socialist Event 3.19.09
palestine iraq  afghanistan Filmed at PSU on March 19 this event had three speakers who are: Mer Reese, Zahra Alkabi, and Wael Elasady. I have this separated into 5 ten minute video clips. The http;//www.PortlandSocialist.org had a 3 panel discussion at the PSU campus The topics were about whats happening right now in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine.. More information regarding about getting involved or what is happening is available in the videos From PDXpeace there is more information. The videos are in the order that they spoke: Mer Reese on Afghanistan part 1 of 2 | Mer Reese on Afghanistan part 2 of 2 | Zahra Alkabi on Iraq | Wael Elasady on Palestine part 1 of 2 |Waell Elasady on Palestine part 2 of 2 PortlandSocialist.org
joe-anybody.com

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27.03.2009 16:21
Three PDX Benefits for AETA Defendants - Show Your Support!
Three amazing PDX benefits are planned for 6 activists charged under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). Your support is needed.
[BACKGROUND:]
-CALIFORNIA 4 Arrests: On February 19th and 20th, four animal rights activists from California were arrested on charges for their alleged involvement in "terrorist" activity relating to a long running campaign against University of California research facilities. Illuminating yet another dark chapter in what has been termed the "Green Scare," their case represents a sustained FBI mission to criminalize political dissent. Protesting, chalking slogans, and producing leaflets are among the "terrorist" activity of which these activists are being accused. Each of their charges hold 5 year penalties.

-UTAH - 2 Arrests: On Thursday March 5th the witch hunt expanded when two Utah activists were also arrested under AETA...[who] are being accused for their alleged participation raid of a South Jordan, UT mink farm in August, and the alleged attempted raid of a second mink farm in October.

SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY: Strong community fundraising and support are need to help pay for the enormous legal bills of all of the AETA defendants. Three great benefits are planned for the next week and the AETA defendants need your help. Come out and show your solidarity!

  • Saturday, March 28th: Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th
  • Sunday, March 29th Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy
  • Thursday, April 2nd Three Course Vegan Meal at Portobello - Yum!
~See You There!
aeta4.org

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27.03.2009 13:45
U.S. Socialists: Obamanomics offers little hope for working people
Considering the track record of the government bailouts to save the "free market," socialists believe an additional $2 trillion will not ease up credit markets and will do little to ease the on-going national economic crisis. Congress has presently invested more than $2 trillion since February 2008 to free up the credit markets; however, the credit markets remain as frozen as Antarctica.

[un]Related commentary: Campaign Cash Bought Deregulation Triggered Economic Meltdown Interview with Nick Nyhart | Global Day of Action: We Will Not Pay for Your Crisis - March 28 Berlin


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24.03.2009 14:27
Need your help monitoring sea lions
sea lions in Astoria last week Have a little free time during the week and want to spend it on the Columbia river? Sea Lion Defense Brigade are seeking volunteers to record any hazing, trapping, or killing of sea lions on the river. Any video recorded could go to protecting these creatures, if you're interested, this would be the time to help.

Sea Lion Defense Brigade is looking for people to monitor the government trapping sites intended to trap, relocate a few, and kill dozens of sea lions. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) do not want people to witness or record these events.

The situation currently:
Fishermen and government employees are violently hazing the sea lions at the Bonneville Dam (40 miles east of Portland on I84) everyday. Two traps are set up by the dam and are visible from the Washington side of the Columbia River. Two California sea lions have already been put to death by lethal injection and another 83 are on the list of execution. Another trapping and branding site is in Astoria, OR.

homepage:  http://sealiondefensebrigade.org

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24.03.2009 08:46
Salem Oregon Peace March & Rally 3.15.09
Peace March in Salem Oregon 3.15.09 On Sunday, March 15 2009 in Salem Oregon there was an afternoon Protest & Rally. It was the end of the 5th year of our occupation of Iraq
The event was titled:
Stop the Wars and Home and Abroad!
Keep the Oregon Guard Home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Say YES to money for human needs not war, YES to immigrants rights, and YES to a just peace for Palestine-Israel.
Here are the videos from the Protest & Rally in Salem in opposition to the 5 years of Iraq Occupation and the continuing war(s) as well as other serious issues. These videos are of the March through town and the Rally on the capital steps.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O3Qkp8c-vg
1 Salem Peace March 3.15.09
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktulobQ4q9k
2 Salem Peace March 3.15.09
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crSaQwY37Ig
3 Salem Peace March 3.15.09
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beA3G7Ua5wg
4 Salem Peace March 3.15.09
 http://www.joe-anybody.com/id136.html

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22.03.2009 12:58
Iraq Memorial Starts in Olympia, WA
Salam to place Marker The Iraq Memorial to Life began its national tour in Olympia, WA yesterday. Representing the desire for peace and reconciliation, the Memorial presents markers for the civilians whose deaths have been documented to be a result of the U.S.-led invasion that began March 19, 2003.

Related Ways to Get Involved: Collateral Repair Project | Direct Aid Iraq | No More Victims The List Project | Iraqi Health Project

iraqmemorialtolife.org


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22.03.2009 12:56
Home Remedies to Common Maladies
In the first (for real this time) installment of our Wellness Training Series the Rosehip Medic Collective will present home remedies for common maladies. We will teach herbal options and other DIY techniques for dealing with problems ranging from headaches to yeast infections. Along with this we will clearly explain red flags associated with common illnesses and problems to help you decide when to seek professional or even emergency services.

When: March 28th from 3-6pm
Where: Black Rose Info Shop 4038 N. Mississippi Ave.
What to bring: Yourself, your friends, water, some snack food to share, something to write with and something to write on

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22.03.2009 12:49
Video Reportback from Portland Great American Meatout
On the first day of Spring, local members of the Portland In Defense of Animals organization provided a free feast for anyone who happened to be at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland. The lunch was provided by Sweet Pea Baking Company, a local vegan bakery.

The group also placed a television screen which showed video of the meat industry inhuman treatment of pigs, chickens and beef. Many passers by gathered and watched the video, surprised and appalled by what one young man referred to as a holocaust."

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. | Meatout website | In Defense of Animals website

Video Report from Portland Great American Meatout


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22.03.2009 12:47
Save Portland's Reservoir (again) & Bull Run Water Too!
With deadlines fast approaching, action is needed now to avoid Portland ratepayer and taxpayer costs of approximately $800 million dollars in capital expenses ($1.6 billion including debt service) for blindly mandated source water treatment and open reservoir removal. This, for no measurable public health benefit and without rational relevance to the intent of the LT2 Rule.

Time is of the essence to urge and press Portland City Council to vigorously seek legislative relief from the onerous and misdirected requirements of the EPA's Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2). Otherwise, the result will be the costly loss of our open reservoirs and costly filtration of our pristine Bull Run water. There is a critical public hearing on [Wednesday] March 25, 2009 at 2:30, at City Hall downtown. There, the Water Bureau will be asking City Council to accept and include in the budget plans to eliminate all 5 open reservoirs & build a filtration plant.

friendsofreservoirs.org


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22.03.2009 12:45
Change ? War
The PDX Peace Coalition presents Change ? War, a public performance and education forum to take place on Saturday, April 4th, 2009. We will gather to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, and join with brothers and sisters worldwide to call for the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. The event will also commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which linked unjust social conditions with aggressive U.S. military policy.

pdxpeace.org/changenotwar


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22.03.2009 12:39
Free Stickers WHERE"S THE CHANGE?
For a free vinyl sticker made in the US by patriotic citizens who love this country, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Change Sticker Offer 19754 McKillop Rd. N.E. Scotts Mills, Oregon 97375 Donations are appreciated and will go back into more stickers.

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22.03.2009 12:36
Things big and small
Individuals for Justice There are two minor things that bother me to the point of insanity, one is the wearing of the American Flag on your clothes to show--whatever. The second is a phrase used by politicians that goes like this, "The fact of the matter is... ."

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22.03.2009 12:33
U of O gives PhD's in Genocide/ Ride For Freedom
People who walked past 13th and Kincaid around 12:30 today were greeted by the sight of a group of young boys and girls dressed in traditional garb holding large cardboard signs bearing slogans such as "UO Gives PhD in Akha Genocide!" and "Richard Haugland Loves Baby Akha girls for Their DNA!"

According to the Akha Foundation, missionaries are converting Akha kids and taking them away from their families. They link to a video called "Prisoners of a White God" that apparently explains their views further. I'm at work and haven't watched it. Their blog, which starts here, also alleges that Haugland is involved with an organized program to deprive Akha kids of their culture... and maybe something more sinister!

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19.03.2009 21:16
Animal Group Promotes a Compassionate Lifestyle at Lunchtime with Free Vegan Food Samples
Theme- In Defense of Animals (IDA) will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square for a lunchtime outreach to share vegan food samples and let people taste just how yummy compassion can be. Activists will hand out free Lightlife "Smart Dogs" veggie dogs and cupcakes from Sweet Pea Baking Company, a local vegan bakery, during this upbeat event aimed at helping people kick the meat habit. [ Read More | Meatout.org | In Defense of Animals ]

What: Great American Meatout
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square, corner of SW Yamhill and Broadway
When: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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