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actions & protests | indigenous issues 23-Nov-2016 11:12

Help Standing Rock with supplies

From the open publishing newswire: Help Standing Rock with supplies


These things are needed now:
- wool socks
- wool blankets
- hand warmers
- trauma kits (portable)
- suturing kits
- milk of magnesia (plain not flavored) for washing eyes hit with pepper spray or other contaminants
Ship to:
Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
PO Box 1251
Bismark, North Dakota 58502
For more info & a complete list, see medichealingcouncil on FaceBook

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environment | indigenous issues 11-Nov-2016 13:50

Standing Rock Fundraiser Community Event 11-11-16 - PDX

From the open publishing newswire: Standing Rock Fundraiser Community Event:
Friday November 11th 2016 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Social Justice Action Center
400 SE 12th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97214


Join us next Friday for a community fundraiser to help local folks get out and support Standing Rock! Several people who live in the Portland area will be taking a caravan the next day (Nov. 12th) to head out there. We will have speakers, political education, some film clips and potluck! The way the state is responding is disgusting and unacceptable! But it's typical for imperialist/colonial/settler counterinsurgency tactics! We need to show that we can fight and that we can build a movement! This is a fundraiser so please bring what you can to support the folks that are heading out! This will be an open potluck so everyone is encouraged to share something.

This is a Fundraiser for Standing Rock

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actions & protests | indigenous issues 11-Nov-2016 13:42

Nov 15 - NoDAPL protest at Army Corps of Engineers PDX @4PM

From the open publishing newswire: Portland #NoDAPL Solidarity Action
November 15, 2016 • 4:00 PM
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Portland District
333 SW 1st Ave

On Tuesday, November 15th, join a massive day of action across the country to demand that this administration and the next reject this pipeline. Join an action near you - and if one doesn't exist, organize an action in your community.

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Nov 19 @ 10am Waterfront Park fountain 06-Nov-2016 22:20

Sacred Water Walk for Standing Rock

From the open publishing newswire: Join the Native community in our Sacred Water walk fundraiser in support of Standing Rock Nov.19th. Bring your families.


The Concerned Indian Committee along with local Native elders are holding a public sacred water walk on the waterfront Saturday November 19th. We are also organizing an interstate caravan to Standing Rock. Our leader is Buzz Nelson the grandfather of the president of the Lakota, Sioux tribe at Standing Rock, and our elders have been traveling back and forth from the front lines of the movement. I hope you will be able to attend our peaceful event which will start at 10am at Tom McCall Waterfront Park at the fountain. Around 11am we will walk across the Hawthorne to the Vera Katz Esplanade off of Grand and Salmon on the east side of the waterfront where our elders will be waiting to guide us through some wayer blessings and where indigenous groups will perform. On Facebook the event is called Sacred Water Walk for Standing Rock.

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actions & protests | immigration 27-Oct-2016 12:37

SOLIDARITY RALLY & Vigil for Immigrant Justice - "Standing against the hate" 10.27.16

From the open publishing newswire: Rain or shine tomorrow...
NOW is the time, you have the voice!
This a great opportunity to show your solidarity
during this election season with this diverse community of welcome.

"Rally and Vigil for Immigrant Justice"

Standing Against the Hate Rally
This is the perfect moment to stand with your Oregon neighbors to demonstrate that we are a community and country who will accept nothing less than dignity and justice.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
Terry Schrunk Plaza
364 SW Madison St.
Portland, OR - downtown on 3rd street

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actions & protests | prisons & prisoners 08-Sep-2016 07:51

PDX March to End Prison Slavery & White Supremacy: Sept. 9

Its Going Down (dot) org From the open publishing newswire: 2PM: Teach-in at Chapman Square
3PM: March to Prison Profiteers
6PM: Reconvene at Chapman for a Noise Demo @ the Justice Center (across the street from Chapman Square)

The strike, which starts officially on September 9th, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, is historic. The strike is being led by groups such as the Free Alabama Movement, Free Texas Movement, Free Ohio Movement, Free Virginia Movement, Free Mississippi Movement, and many more. Prisoners have asked that supporters hold noise demonstrations outside jails and prisons, protest, disrupt, and demonstrate outside of corporations that profit from prison labor, and also support the strike that is happening across the US.

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police / legal 24-Aug-2016 16:57

BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse – a celebration of & conversation September 17

From the open publishing newswire: On Saturday, September 17th, Cerimon House joins the Mental Health Association of Portland and members of the community to offer a memorial, a documentary screening, and a community conversation marking the occasion of the passing of Chasse, who died in police custody ten years ago.

WHAT: BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse - a celebration of & conversation about the life of James Chasse Jr. on the 10th anniversary of his death

WHERE: CERIMON HOUSE - 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland

WHEN: Saturday, 9/17/16 - Film screening @ 5:00 PM, Community Conversation @ 7:00 PM

HOW: Reservations: bearingwitness.brownpapertickets.com [FREE]

BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse begins with a 5:00 PM screening of Brian Lindstrom's powerful documentary Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse. [ http://www.alienboy.org/]

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anti-racism | prisons & prisoners 10-Aug-2016 00:14

Clandestine Occupations Book Event Announcement

From the open publishing newswire: Book reading on August 25, 2016 7 pm at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway Portland

Diana Block will read and discuss her new radical feminist novel, Clandestine Occupations. Based on lived experience, this suspenseful novel spans two generations of activist women moving from the passions of seventies to the awakenings of the Occupy movement and even beyond - to a boldly imagined insurgency of the future.

Diana is an active member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman's Journey Underground and Back.

See  http://www.broadwaybooks.net/event/diana-block-clandestine-occupations

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police / legal 09-Jun-2016 02:48

COAB/CLCO And Your Money

From the open publishing newswire: The Community Oversight Advisory Board, known as COAB is back in business apparently without Kathleen Saadat or Dr. Capula; they have resigned. The committee is scheduled to meet on 9 June 2016 at the Portland Building at about 5:30 PM. There will be a delegation from the city of Portland to greet the new committee. A representative group will not leave until the listed demands are dealt with and Bud Fueless is told to leave the COAB meeting.

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actions & protests | environment 26-May-2016 22:43

Earth First! Northwest Rendezvous June 10-13

From the open publishing newswire: We Want to Spend the End of the World with You
Cascadia Forest Defenders and the League of Extra-Ornery Cascadians are
pleased to announce the Earth First! Northwest Rendezvous, from June
10-13, 2016, in the heart of the southern Cascades. [...]

So, you wanna get up in the old-growth, trying to halt a roadless area
timber sale, or get acquainted with the kayak mob and the oil
blockaders? Come out to the woods and check us out. Stick around Monday
for a kick-ass action(s). Heck, why not just make a summer of it?

For more information, check out the Cascadia Forest Defenders at
 http://forestdefensenow.com

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community building | sustainability 20-May-2016 15:52

Summer Volunteer Opportunities with Portland Fruit Tree Project

From the open publishing newswire: An opportunity to get involved with the Portland Fruit Tree Project

East Portland Tree Scouting Days!


Join Portland Fruit Tree Project for our 5th annual East Portland Tree Scouting Days! We will be holding events on Saturday, July 16th and Saturday, July 30th. Volunteers will be scouting fruit trees in East Portland neighborhoods in hopes of registering lots of new trees in East Portland, to be harvested in 2016 and beyond.

Check out the link to our website for more information

Please RSVP by Thursday July 14th
homepage:  http://portlandfruit.org/events/

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homelessness 12-May-2016 19:16

Outside the Frame presents The Lost Boys of Portlandia

From the open publishing newswire: Outside the Frame presents The Lost Boys of Portlandia, a new documentary by and about the real lost children of Portland. A riff on Peter Pan, homeless youth debate if and how to return to mainstream society. Empowered to tell their own stories through film, they move from outside to inside the frame of their own lives - and ours.

Our Film Premiere Gala will feature the short documentary The Lost Boys of Portlandia. We will also screen original film shorts by homeless youth about issues such as drug abuse, gender identity, and the health care system. A Q&A with young filmmakers will follow. Watch the trailer for The Lost Boys of Portlandia:  https://vimeo.com/otfpdx/teaser. Tickets are FREE; donations are welcomed. All ages show. Tickets at  http://otfpdx.bpt.me/

Info:  http://otfpdx.org/

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actions & protests | animal rights 07-May-2016 09:12

Rally to protest the slaughter of cormorants!

From the open publishing newswire: This week, Federal Courts confirmed that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers have failed once again to address the primary cause of salmon decline on the Columbia and Snake River system, which is the operation of the hydroelectric dam system.

Join us to rally and demand that the Corp, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S.D.A.'s Wildlife Services stop scapegoating cormorants to address salmon decline.
Already this year 1,494 cormorants have been killed, adding to the 2,346 adult cormorants and over 5,000 nests that were slaughtered last year. Help us stop the unnecessary slaughter now!

Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland

Tuesday, May 17th, 12:00pm
Where: TBA
Info:  http://audubonportland.org

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