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21.04.2009 22:32
Forest Defense in Eastern Oregon - lecture @ Reed Monday 4/27
Karen Coulter, Director of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project (and a Reed graduate of '81) will be presenting a slide show about forest ecology and forest protection in Eastern Oregon, covering tree species, wildlife at risk, field surveying and legal protection, and Forest Service excuses to log unsustainably and threaten wildlife, as well as experiments in collaboration with local communities, loggers and ranchers to move toward ecologically sound restoration.

Monday April 27th, 7pm
[...] in the Blue Heron Infoshop, (Gray Campus Center Room 34), Reed College , 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland, OR 97202

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21.04.2009 22:28
May Day Unity March & Rally at the Oregon State Capitol
MAY DAY 2008 Join Immigrant and Labor Rights advocates at the Oregon State Capitol on May 1st!

On Friday May 1st in commemoration of International Workers' Day, Immigrant and Labor Rights advocates will march and rally at the Oregon State Capitol to call on elected leaders to:

-Pass Comprehensive Immigration reform NOW!
-Stop ICE raids, end the detentions and stop separating families!
-Restore Drivers' License access to All Oregon Residents!
-Protect and Support Workers' Rights & Just Wages

Date: Friday, MAY 1st , 2009 , Time: 11AM-3PM. Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97309

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21.04.2009 22:25
Cascadia: ICE Markets NWDC Business
RR Anderson Talbert Ruston and the NWDC The current operating contract for the Northwest Detention Center expires at midnight on Thursday 23 April. Because of delays caused by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee - Tacoma this contract will have to be extended on an emergency basis. A request for proposals has only just been released

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21.04.2009 22:20
Rosehip's May Wellness Workshop: Common Traveler Troubles
For some of us it's always traveling season, and for others summer is fast approaching and new adventures are right around the corner. How ever often you make it out on the road, now is the time to learn about Common Traveler Troubles!

From the potential bugs and bellyaches found in crowded houses and unfamiliar kitchens to the rashes and funguses that appear in transit, the Rosehip Medics Collective hopes to offer DIY remedies to common ailments and rumor-busting red flags to help you decide when to seek medical attention.

When: May 2nd 12:30pm-3:30pm
Where: People's Food Co-op (3029 SE 21st)

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21.04.2009 22:17
GET STOKED FOR THE TRANS & WOMYN'S ACTION CAMP 2009
Trans' and Womyn's Action Camp (TWAC) 2009 is a gathering of eco-activists,
who are also working to bring down patriarchy. Come out for a 6 day training,
workshop, and action event in the Cascadia bio-region, same location as the Round
River Rondezvous 09, from June 20th-26th, 2009.

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21.04.2009 22:16
Andrej Grubacic speaking in Portland?
Is Andrej Grubacic speaking in Portland? It's up to you[?] I just wanted to let people know that Andrej Grubacic who co-wrote Wobblies and Zapatistas with Staughton Lynd is coming up to the northwest for a speaking tour May 10-15. He will talk about anarchism in the 21st century - a way forward and will share some of his personal experiences with organizing with the Belgrade Libertarian Group in Yugoslavia and in the US and elsewhere as an anarchist. Of course, he will also talk about his book a little. He told me that he would really, really like to speak in Portland and is interested in speaking there on Sunday May 10th.

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21.04.2009 22:09
First Sea Lions, Now Cormorants
First, officials went after sea lions. Now, legislators are trying to target cormorants for the same reason. They say that, since we humans want to kill so many animals, we need to kill off all natural predators so that we don't need to deal with our own unnatural behavior.

Senate Joint Memorial 7 is a bill that is sponsored by Fred Girod, the same guy trying to make it even easier to kill sea lions in Oregon. It's a bill that would make it legal to kill cormorants. Are you familiar with cormorants? They're beautiful black water birds with yellow beaks, who sit on posts on the river and hold their wings out like little statues, warming themselves in the sun.

Related: Earth day for Sea Lions, Cormorants, Terns, and other creatures: Today, as I was walking near a school in rural Colton, Oregon, I observed several volunteers, out planting trees, and improving the habitat near a stream that meanders through the school ground. Colton probably has more trees (albeit second, third, fourth, and even fifth growth) per capita than pernaps 90% of the country.


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21.04.2009 22:05
Eugene: Beyond Patriarchy conference, May 1-3 featuring keynote speaker Andrea Smith
Beyond Patriarchy 2009

May 1-3 , University of Oregon, Eugene OR

Free and open to the public with keynote speaker Andrea Smith, Friday May 1

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17.04.2009 06:58
Port Militarization Rally and Spokes Council in Tacoma
Port Militarization Resistance (PMR) has organized a rally in response to the appearance of at least 130 Strykers in the Port of Tacoma. This rally will occur at the foot of the staircase in front of the University of Washington Tacoma campus on Pacific Ave between 17th and 19th St. at 11:30am Friday, April 17. These Strykers appeared in the Port on April 15 and it is believed they are headed to Fort Lewis for repairs to be shipped back to a war zone at a later date.

There will be a spokes council friday at 4pm at coffee strong for groups to coordinate actions.

There will be a prespokes meeting friday at 3pm at coffee strong for people who are unaffiliated with an affinity groups to meet up.

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17.04.2009 06:55
Sea Lion Bus Demo Report Back
Capitol Steps What a great day for standing up for the sea lions! With the sun shining on us, animal advocates packed the bus called Cool and headed down to Salem today. We came from all over Cascadia -- from Portland, from Eugene, from St Helens, from Colton, from Beavercreek, and from other communities across Oregon. As there was only supposed to be room for 25 on the bus, we had to squeeze together close to fit 30 on board, and others had to make their own way there in separate cars. We went down to the capital to make our voices heard on behalf of some of the most oppressed residents in all of Cascadia. We went to speak up for the sea lions of the Columbia.

We began with an hour-long demonstration at ODFW headquarters. The ODFW is the Oregon state agency responsible for killing the sea lions. They're spending more than a million Oregon taxpayer dollars on this mis-guided program, at the same time that services are being cut to senior citizens, people with disabilities, and children. (Washington State residents are spending an additional $1 million plus on their half of the killing.) They've admitted that the best they can hope for from this program is that it might, perhaps, be "marginally" helpful. More likely, it will not be effective at all. Because, as we all know, it is not the sea lions who are driving the salmon into extinction. It is us.

homepage:  http://sealiondefensebrigade.org

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16.04.2009 15:19
Report Back from Portland Tea Party
Pioneer Square was filled to over flowing this evening with citizens protesting taxes, the bailout, socialism, pork, and demanding, as on one sign among hundreds of others, that the government "redistribute freedom and not wealth." One sign even apologized for voting for Obama.

This was an extremely well promoted and financed event. One speaker claimed that there were 22 of these rallies in Oregon alone, starting in Medford Oregon this morning. Before I left home for downtown, I heard Corporate news sources claim that there were about 500 Tea Party's nation wide, and Laura Ingram on her Conservative talk radio program this evening claimed there were 700 of them nationwide.
This event touched a pulse in America, and it might be the beginnings of a Conservative, if not a Republican resurgence.

Though in the lead up to this nation wide protest organizers claim it to be bipartisan, there was little evidence of any Progressive or Democratic constituency. And, towards the end of the rally, when the organizers recognized the groups who worked to make the event possible, not once was the Democratic Party or any group I could recognize as "left" even mentioned.

There is much common ground here, yet I did not feel the crowd to be in sympathy with the poor, the homeless, the undocumented immigrant. The rhetoric from the speakers emphasized the many problems which brought them all to the Square, yet few if any solutions were offered. There was a general and overwhelming mood of discontent, with constant reference to the fact that "we the people" could somehow solve the problems, if government would leave us alone.

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Independent Media Center 14.04.2009 11:27
Tips For Using Portland Indymedia
A Beginner's Guide

As interpreted by one workerbee who may or may not be corrected by other workerbees in the comment section. :)

FEATURES
All articles featured in the center column come directly from the Open Publishing Newswire located in the right hand column. So this means they come from people like you. Just click on the big, red "Publish" button in the upper right hand corner, fill out the form(be sure you appropriately categorize your article), and sit back relax wait for it to show up on the newswire.


Featurizers look for these 3 qualities for features:
1. Local
2. Original
3. First hand reporting

Of course, you'll notice from time to time there are slight exceptions.

Event announcements are a common exception. However, frowned upon as a distraction from the intent of this resource by some volunteers.

Here are some tips for how to make your event announcement more desirable as a feature:

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14.04.2009 11:21
Demonstration Against Excessive Force and Violence
Justice for Jason Demonstration
May 8th 4:00 pm.
Federal Court house in Portland Or.
My unarmed 17 year old son was executed by the Vancouver Police Department on Mother's Day May 8. I am organizing a demonstration against excessive force and violence.
My 17 year old son, Jason, was shot 11 times by officer Richard Torres of the Vancouver police department.
From 11:21 am, to 11: 24 am. ( 3 minutes ) ; Jason was followed, pitted, and executed.
When I received the call, stating my son had died; I flew flat to the floor, the phone flew out of my hand, NOOOO!!! I live with a pain that never goes away. Jason's sister was 16 years old; I can't begin to tell you the damage her brothers death has done to her life.
I am angrey, I'm asking for support in this journey of healing

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14.04.2009 11:14
VIDEOS:: We Want Change Not War Protest March 4.4.09 Portland
PEACE  MARCH Videos 4.4.09 A dedicated crowd marched on a beautiful warm, sunny Saturday this weekend. Hundreds came to march, and hundreds more saw and heard our message as we marched across Pioneer Courthouse Square and then right through the center of a bustling Saturday Market! Benji Lewis of IVAW, and Veterans for Peace led the march, while The No War Drum Corp, and several bullhorns made sure that everyone within earshot heard our chants: "They're Our Brothers, They're Our Sisters, We Support War Resisters," and "They Say Bail Out, We Say Troops Out!" All day we received an incredibly positive reaction from everyone we passed.

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14.04.2009 11:11
Integrity Now? What happened to Kucinich?
Although it has been over a year, some may remember that as Kucinich dropped out of the presidential election prematurely because he was afraid of losing his congressional seat, he said he and his wife Elizabeth would be starting a new site for activists called "Integrity Now". This might have impressed Kucinich volunteers at the time, however absolutely nothing has been done toward that effort and the site domain has now returned to the SiteGround Default Server page.

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14.04.2009 11:08
Ballot Measure 5-190: Immigrants Win, Wayne Mayo Bigots Lose! 5-190 Down In Flames!
Last year noted bigot and repressed dick head Wayne Mayo set his sights on higher office, and decided to pave the way with the blood of immigrants. He wanted to capitalize on the redneck, anti-immigrant nature of the right-wingers he pals around with. So he parked his pompous self outside the Scappoose post office, soliciting signatures to get Measure 5-190 on the ballot. He did manage to get it on the ballot, and alas, it passed by a slim margin. But the poorly written, badly conceived piece of hate legislation will never become law. Here is why, and why it matters.

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14.04.2009 11:06
HB 2405 Telecoms Sneaking Around Again
HB 2405 is a bill proposed and promoted by Verizon. It is cast as a bill intended to keep Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) from being regulated. If that's all the bill did, there would be little reason to oppose this. However, that's not all the bill does.

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14.04.2009 11:03
Gill nets and fishermen clogging the Columbia today
Today I counted 71 fishing boats on the river in the tiny span between Sand Island and the mouth of the Lewis River. And, incredibly, prowling the waters near St Helens, I found the Andy Jo, a drum boat, drooling its killer nets into the water. In just this little space... Imagine how many fishermen are out there all together. Just imagine how many lines, how many nets, how many dead salmon, just today.
Is anyone really still wondering where the last salmon have disappeared to? Why the run is late?

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14.04.2009 11:00
MAY DAY RALLY AND MARCH
As the economic crisis deepens our movements must come together to protect our rights and build an economy that works for everyone.
Today, faced with a crumbling economic system and increasing attacks on immigrants and working people in general, we must join together to defend our basic rights to health and happiness.

may 1st
1-4 pm poster making and party
4-5 pm rally (speakers and music)
5pm march

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14.04.2009 10:57
Saturday 4-25 Event for World Week For Animals In Laboratories
Please come out to support ending the cruel, wasteful, and unscientific practice of vivisection. OHSU performs these experiments on thousands of animals. Dogs, cats, mice, sheep, birds, primates and other animals all suffer an unnatural life and death in confinement behind the walls of OHSU.

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