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08.05.2009 14:36
Demonstration Against Excessive Force and Violence
Demonstration against excessive force and violence, [Friday] May 8, 2009, Friday at 4:00 PM at the Federal Court House, 1000 SW 3rd Avenue, at Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon

Join us in a Heart felt healing process against excessive force. This demonstration is on the anniversary of my son's death; Jason was executed by officer Richard Torres of the Vancouver Police Department. We are seeking support to stop this kind of overkill. We, the universe, can not have peace nor rest in peace when a wrong action can not except accountability. We would like the city of Vancouver forced to create an independent police review board. We would like to see the Vancouver police all trained in crisis intervention training.... Thank you for your support,
~ Alisha White ( Mother ), Scott Wilkinson ( Father )

Two beautiful songs will play....


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05.05.2009 20:44
Fort Lewis Stop Loss Rally
On May 9th IVAW Ft. Lewis will begin its Stoploss Campaign. Right now Fort Lewis, the largest military base on the West Coast, will be deploying three infantry brigades to Iraq and Afghanistan over the next four months. This means that 10,000 soldiers will be leaving to serve in occupations in the Middle East. IVAW Fort Lewis will be joining with other groups from the community to hold a rally outside the gates of Fort Lewis to demonstrate our support of these soldiers who are being exploited by the military. The anti war-community needs to show service people and their families that they are not suffering alone. Participants will meet at COFFEE STRONG at noon on May 9th to assemble. They will then proceed to Freedom Bridge which leads to the gates of Fort Lewis where they will rally in support of GI Rights. [ Read More ]

COFFEE STRONG
15109 Union Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
253-581-1565

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05.05.2009 20:34
The end of the Canadian seal hunt
Today is a day to celebrate. The European Union has slammed shut the door on trade in the products of the commercial seal slaughter. The Canadian government estimates that losing this primary market will cost Canada's sealing industry $6.6 million (CAD) each year. The hunt brought in less than $7 million last year. Just the promise of an EU ban was enough to drive the prices for seal fur down to $15 (CAD) per skin -- a decline of 86 percent since 2006. As a result, many sealers stayed home. Out of this year's quota of 280,000 harp seals, fewer than 60,000 have been killed so far.

Canadian seal hunt supporters won't give up just yet. With government subsidies still in hand, the sealing industry will be chasing down new markets. The ProtectSeals campaign is working to convince all targeted nations to follow the EU's example. Canadian Senator Mac Harb has introduced his nation's first bill to end the hunt. The ProtectSeals campaign is striving to convince other members of Canada's Parliament to support the bill. [ Read More ]

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04.05.2009 23:11
From the Port Liberation Front, With Love
HugBots at Exit 137 After Being Denied a Hug by the Security Organs Last night, the resistance continued. Shipments started leaving Fort Lewis around 9:00pm. Scouts were located up and down the I-5 corridor. People were in position and then the HugBots - three people in robot costumes and concrete lockboxes - were unleashed in front of a convoy of Stryker vehicles on the off-ramp to Exit 137 near the Port of Tacoma. They jumped out of a van that came out of nowhere, in the midst of several cop cars and quickly locked down. The van drove off with the back doors still swinging open into the dark of the night.

In one of the most highly militarized places in the entire world, a van and a small group of people took the military and the police off guard. They were surprised. They had no idea what was going on. Imagine, if you will, how the scene would have unraveled if instead of three people doing a blockade there were ten or twenty or more? [ Read More | The Anti-Fun League Communique #1 | The Resistance Returns to Tacoma and Lakewood | 11 antiwar activists arrested, Port Militarization Resistance continues ]

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04.05.2009 22:40
Bybee (The torture memo judge)
Protest Torture - Bybee Vigil 4.30.09 On April 30th a 1/2 dozen "individuals for justice" protested outside Pioneer Courthouse, calling for Impeachment of Judge Bybee who signed off on Torture policy for Bush. This is a two part video. The vigil will continue every Thursday at high noon. Two short videos from The Protest against Torture in Portland at Pioneer Courthouse located by Pioneer Square.

VIDEO: bybee protest plus added audio 5.7.09


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03.05.2009 21:34
Police Liberate Animals from Scamps Pet Store
On Friday, April 10th, Salem Police and Willamette Humane Society responded to a report of animal neglect at the Scamps Pet Center located inside Salem's Lancaster Mall. Officials liberated 2 dogs and a rabbit from Scamps who were found to be living in poor health conditions. Store manager Laura Lien, 59, was cited for animal neglect. Scamps Pet Center at the Lancaster Mall is now being investigated.

Tracy Lee, a former employee of Scamps in Corvallis, Albany and Eugene says, "I'm not surprised that there are only 6 stores left of the dozens that were in business when I worked for them. Yes, they were known for buying from puppy and kitten mills, and a number of animals would die while in the shop. I remember the mutant American Eskimo with the paw growing out of it's chest." [ Read More ]

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03.05.2009 15:44
The Resistance Returns to Tacoma and Lakewood
Thirteen people were arrested last night along various exits and onramps on the I-5 corridor between Fort Lewis and the Port of Tacoma. Some others were detained but released. Looks like everyone will be out of jail today... Just the first night and we were able to mobilize perhaps seventy people in Lakewood from as far away as Seattle, Portland and remote places on the peninsula... Blockades of people popped out of nowhere during the night at various exits to I-5 and took the convoys and the police by surprise... Convoys were successfully blocked, albeit for a short period of time... If we do things right, this will be the first major anti-militarist and anti-imperialist action during Obama's presidency. We can send a clear message nationally that this administration's policies are terrible as the last. As Angela Davis puts it, "... a black face on white imperialism and capitalism... " This round of military shipments, unlike many in the past, places us at a very interesting and crucial point. [ Read More | 11 antiwar activists arrested, Port Militarization Resistance continues TONIGHT AND BEYOND ]

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MAYDAY 03.05.2009 14:35
Portland Police Cancel Annual Police Riot
Did I miss something? What happened? It was MAY DAY. The crowds were all there. The political will was there. People of color were there. The BLACK BLOC was there. And... no police riot. No pepper spray, no batons in my back, no stomping hooves smashing down on sandal-clad feet, not even a wave of false arrests. No "snatch and grab" teams, no Todd Wyatt pepper spraying babies. Hell, I wasn't even tailed by a sneering pod of riot pigs as I left the rally. So... what gives? Who canceled the annual police riot? [ Read More | A Few Photogs from May Day 09 | Video and Audio Selections From May Day 2009 | Our May Day Demands | Riot Hits San Francisco On May Day! | Mayday Protests in EU massive and unruly ]

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27.04.2009 23:00
May Day! Friday, May 1, 4pm Rally, 5pm March
May 1st belongs to the people! International Workers' Rights Day is our day! A day to celebrate victories, mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living. This year we will be together in the streets of downtown Portland to demonstrate for our rights and to demand a just economy that works for all of us.

May Day 2009[:] March and Rally for Immigrant and Workers' Rights!
Economic Justice for All

May 1st, 2009[:] South Park Blocks, Downtown Portland

1pm - Posters and Party
4pm - Rally with speakers and entertainment
5pm - March

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27.04.2009 22:58
Trans & Womyn's Action Camp Benefit Show
Friday May 8th, 7p, Red & Black Cafe, SE 12th Ave & Oak, Portland, OR

$ 5-10 Sliding Scale Donation Suggested, No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds

[Music:] * Adelit@s * , * The Dapper Cadavers * , * HUMANWINE * , * Hazel *

PLUS! *SMASH PATRIARCHY DANCE-OFF!*

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27.04.2009 22:55
No on HB 3058, A Bill Which Would Ease LNG Development
Salem, OR - Private property owners affected by proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) takeaway pipelines are calling on the Oregon legislature to stop a bill that would ease the path for LNG development. The Northwest Property Rights Coalition is asking members of the House Sustainability and Economic Development Committee to oppose HB 3058, which would allow developers of LNG terminals, pipelines, and transmission lines to apply for permits on private lands without first obtaining landowner permission. The bill is scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, April 28th at 1pm.

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27.04.2009 22:52
Oly Celebrares Earth Day
Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh MY paraded through the streets of Olympia on Saturday in celebration of earth day. Dressed in bright costumes or carrying batik windsocks, roller skating or dancing to the samba beat, they delighted all who lined the streets along the parade route.

The Procession of the Species is an annual event in Olympia. Volunteers assemble in March to begin working on the event. A studio is available for people to make costumes and create floats. Others plan their dance routines and practice every week for 2 months. It is a joyous celebration of creativity.

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27.04.2009 22:51
VIDEO:: Arrest bush n cheney -vigil on the move -torture in the air
arrest bush vigil 4.16.2009 Video from Portland on 3rd street by the federal building on 4.16.09[.] A mashup of torture photos inserted into the video report of the protest.

I get to the Thursday Portland vigil, as it is departing to a town-hall meeting on the other side of town I added some torture picture into the video, in the interest of the new discussion
regarding the CIA torture memos which are surfacing in the main stream media in the last few days[.] This group (at the vigil) "Individuals For Justice" will be meeting at high noon every Thursday at "Pioneer Courthouse" from now until further notice according to their press release

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27.04.2009 22:47
Sea Lion Defense Brigade is Seeking More Monitors, and WHISTLEBLOWERS
Columbia River Sea Lion Much gratitude to the community for starting to stand up for the Columbia River Sea Lions recently! For those who want to get involved but haven't known what they could do to help, here is your invitation. The Sea Lion Defense Brigade is expanding our patrols, and we would like your help.

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27.04.2009 22:46
Pens opened at Oregon game farm, in solidarity with Jordan Halliday
In the early hours of April, 18 2009, after making our way through muddy fields we
descended upon CSL Game Farm (7401 NW Kerkman Rd, Cornelius, Oregon) a breeder of
'game birds' for the meat industry. Outdoor pens housing pheasants and quail were
opened giving the birds a chance to escape into the night sky. The exact number
that got away is unknown, but we hope it is many.

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27.04.2009 22:43
help fight against local union busting
Many of you are aware that workers at Laurelhurst Village nursing home on 33rd and Stark have been organizing a union at their facility since late February in order to improve the living and working conditions at their nursing home. Workers had built a majority in support of the union by late March when Laurelhurst management took drastic measures to curtail their campaign. Workers have been written up, suspended, and one employee was fired for union activity. Elizabeth Lehr was fired only three days after demonstrating public support for the union while attending a delegation to the employer to show support for a fellow coworker who was also disciplined for union activity. You can read her statement below.

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27.04.2009 22:37
Judge Overturns Anti-Immigrant Measure 5-190
Measure 5-190 Exceeded Columbia County Jurisdiction and Violates Federal Law. April 13, 2009 -- St. Helens -- A Columbia County judge today overturned an anti-immigrant ballot measure approved last fall because it conflicts with federal immigration law and would have required the county to take enforcement actions beyond its authority.

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27.04.2009 22:33
Regenerative Gardening Workshop
A workshop held at the headquarters of City Repair, a local nonprofit which turns spaces into places, and reclaims the commons for public use. A synergistic workshop using both traditional and permacultural methods, which encourage healing through soil remediation and wise-use planting.

May 3, 2009 , 12-2 PM $10-20 sliding scale
Double Digging and Biointensive Gardening Workshop: 3-5 PM

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27.04.2009 22:30
THE GANG GOES TO COURTS?
Hear come the judge The lone vet was ordered to two courts, yes two courts to plea to charges filled against him during the AIPAC demo, this is a fun report:

There I was all alone in the coffee shop located in the Justice Center waiting to meet with Malcolm who was going to join me for coffee before going up to see Judge Evans. Malcolm arrived about 5 minutes after I did, we shared some jokes and he told me that Grant was going to try to make it and join us in court. Grant came and the three vets walked over to the park to enjoy the sunshine and wait for 1300 to come around.

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21.04.2009 22:34
New Social Network: Radical Raw Vegans
ome get involved in creating alternatives to food industrialization and promoting public health education for the masses. You needn't be a raw foodist to get involved. Raw fruits and vegetables are as important to the seasoned vegan as they are to sickly SADer (standard American diet eater. This forum is for all sorts of networking for meaningful social change. Mainly we will be focusing on a) meeting new friends and discussing politics around food, and b) organizing raw vegan potlucks, raw vegan skill shares, food not bombs and support groups.

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