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actions & protests | political theory 26-Aug-2015 13:52

(A-Radio) Audio documentation: CrimethInc presentation in Prague 2015 - To Change Everythi

From the open publishing newswire: As Anarchist Radio Berlin we documented a CrimethInc presentation on "To Change Everything", recorded at the anarchist bookfair in Prague, Czech Republic.

Length: 57:39 min

You can find other English and Spanish language audios here.

You can contact us at aradio-berlin/at/riseup(dot)net!

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new post: 8.21 13-Aug-2015 19:28

The Shortwave Report 8/14/15 Listen Globally!

From the open publishing newswire: A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.


The latest Shortwave Report (August 14) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml

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12-Aug-2015 19:32

(A-Radio) Interview: Week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners August 2015

From the open publishing newswire: In the following interview we talk about the "Week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners", who is promoting it and what it is about. For security reasons, this interview has been re-recorded using our own voices.

You'll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here:
 link to aradio.blogsport.de

Length: 4:47 min

You can find other English and Spanish language audios here:  http://aradio.blogsport.de/englishcastellano/

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actions & protests | gender & sexuality | immigration 06-Aug-2015 11:29

Trans and/or Women's Action Camp Blocks Seattle Street to Call for Justice for Immigrants

From the open publishing newswire: Today the Trans and/or Women's Action Camp (TWAC) blocked a road in downtown Seattle in solidarity with the Northwest Detention Center Resistance and Not1More movement! The action was in opposition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the GEO group corporation that operates private prisons and detention centers for profit.

Seattle, WA- "Trans and/or Women's Action Camp (TWAC)" in solidarity with NWDC Resistance and the Not1More movement to end detentions and deportations, today did a civil disobedience action to bring attention to the ICE presence in downtown Seattle. TWAC called attention to ICE, located on 1000 Second Ave where they have a large presence and headquarters, and their local quota that guarantees a minimum of 800 beds to be filled at the immigration jail in Tacoma (aka Northwest Detention Center) operated by Geo group corporation. [...]

TWAC brought attention to the inhumane treatment of transgender detainees at all detention facilities, including the one located in Tacoma as well as the inhumane treatment of all other detainees.

 http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2015/08/03/seattle-2/

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actions & protests | alternative media | environment 31-Jul-2015 09:36

A Day of Tears: Report from the "sHell No!" Action in Portland

From the open publishing newswire: A report from Thursday's "sHell No!" actions at Cathedral Park, with analysis.

As has been well-documented, Royal Dutch Shell has plans to drill for oil in the Arctic, despite their knowledge that such extraction will exacerbate Climate Change [...] President Obama has given these plans his blessing, as could be expected of a politician beholden to the extraction industries. In order to commit such an ecocidal act, Shell has to transport many different resources to the area by ship, and activists have attempted to slow the process by blocking, if only temporarily, a couple of these key transports. In Seattle, kayakers delayed the departure of a Shell oil rig in June.

In Portland, the Fennica, a Shell ship carrying a key piece that is required on site before drilling can legally begin, docked for repairs about ten days ago, giving local activists some time to put together a response. Another kayak blockade was quickly planned, and to the surprise of most locals, Greenpeace pulled a surprise action a little after 3:00 a.m., early on the morning of July 29th. Thirteen people with climbing equipment lowered themselves off the St. John's Bridge, downriver from the Fennica, and positioned themselves in harnesses about a third of the way down, with ropes strung between themselves. This simple, even elegant, set-up made passage of the Fennica impossible without injuring the climbers. They were provisioned with enough food and water to stay there for days.

This bold action quickly caught the attention of the media, as Greenpeace actions are designed to do [...]

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alternative media | imperialism & war 31-Jul-2015 09:31

The Shortwave Report 7/31/15 Listen Globally!

From the open publishing newswire: A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

The latest Shortwave Report (July 31) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms [...]

NEW ARTICLE about the Shortwave Report in the Boulder Weekly by Gavin Dahl-
 http://npaper-wehaa.com/boulder-weekly/2015/03/26/#\?article=2478097

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actions & protests | environment 30-Jul-2015 09:14

Activists Hang from Bridge in Portland to Block Shell’s Arctic vessel

From the open publishing newswire: A group of environmental activists have rappelled off a bridge in Portland, Oregon, in a bid to block a key vessel in Shell's Arctic drilling fleet leaving the city's port.

"Our goal is to basically demonstrate as much community resistance to Shell's plans to drill for oil and secure new oil reserves in the Arctic," Meredith Cocks, of local green group Portland Rising Tide, told Reuters.

link to earthfirstjournal.org

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human & civil rights | police / legal 29-Jul-2015 08:30

Semi-annual PDX Police Review Board report shows amazing misconduct

From the open publishing newswire: ANALYSIS: Semi-annual Police Review Board report shows amazing misconduct, mixed discipline, little about shootings (July 2015)

After reading the January 2015 Police Review Board (PRB) report posted sometime about July 16, Portland Copwatch finds that the range of misconduct identified is astounding. We also are left with the impression that while some of the application of discipline was appropriate, others seemed to minimize very serious matters.

This article is posted at  http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PRBanalysis0715.html

January 27, 2015

Mr. Paille and Chief O'Dea:

After reading the January 2015 Police Review Board (PRB) report (posted sometime about July 16 at ), we find that the range of misconduct identified is astounding. We also are left with the impression that while some of the application of discipline was appropriate, others seemed to minimize very serious matters [...]

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actions & protests | labor 29-Jul-2015 08:24

Videos: Justice for Janitors and the Fight for $15! - June 17 2015 in PDX

From the open publishing newswire: Here on portland indymedia are two videos from the June 17 "Justice for Janitors and the Fight for $15!" event. A protest and rally with speeches and interviews on the steps of Portland City Hall, then the march to the Pittock Building on 10th street. This was a march and rally to demand a just wage for janitors, city workers and laborers in the city of Portland.

On Justice for Janitors Day 2015 (June 17), Janitors joined Portland City Workers, striking workers at Instafab and the fight for $15 in an exciting day of action. The day began with a rally for $15 at Portland City Hall and marched to other locations from there, finishing with the Justice for Janitors rally at 921 SW Washington Street.

(1) Rally at City Hall before the march:
https://youtu.be/e\_zC0Y2em2g [26:49 min video]

(2) 10th street march & rally:
https://vimeo.com/131067381 [2:34 min video]

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legacies | technology 20-Jul-2015 11:04

The end of capitalism

From the open publishing newswire: Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it's time to be utopian.
www.openculture.com gives us 700 free movies, 700 free E-books and 450 free audio books. The information economy is an economy of abundance that challenges the past economy of scarcity.
to read Paul Mason's "The end of capitalism" published on July 16, 2015 in The Guardian, click on

 http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun

Why should we not form a picture of the ideal life, built out of abundant information, non-hierarchical work and the dissociation of work from wages\?

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energy & nuclear 07-Jul-2015 11:41

Video: Baldock 1.75-megawatt Solar Station - Wilsonville Oregon

From the open publishing newswire: Baldock Solar Highway Project - In January 2012, PGE and the Oregon Department of Transportation brought their second joint solar highway project online — the nation's largest solar highway project!

With farm fields on one side and a safety rest area on the other, the Baldock Solar Highway Project is a 1.75-megawatt solar array at the Baldock Safety Rest Area, south of Wilsonville on Interstate 5. The 6,994 panel array sits on approximately seven acres at the northbound rest area, producing about 1.97 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually.

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corporate dominance | environment 07-Jul-2015 11:40

Tallest trees in Eastmoreland could be cut down ; Three 150 foot Sequoias

From the open publishing newswire: These are the tallest trees in Eastmoreland, and probably the oldest. (based on my Google Earth canopy height survey project). I measured the foremost of the 3 giants, at 153- 154 ft with inclinometer from 4 different angles. This matches the Google Earth 3D model of 147 -150 ft. They are approx. 60 feet ins spread, and range from 78 to 83 inches DBH, diameter. No trees in Eastmoreland match or exceed 150 feet, based on my survey. You have to go out 1 to 2 miles radius to find taller trees than this in South East Portland.

Neighbors have raised $50,000 to protect the giant trees, but this only delays their harvest. Neighbors are trying to raise an additional $900,000 to to puchase the property from the developer and possibly turn it into a small park or green space.

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government | human & civil rights 07-Jul-2015 11:37

Open Meeting Laws & Portland Human Rights Commission - violations mentioned

From the open publishing newswire: This is an out-take video clip from the public comment & discussion from the last Portland Human Rights Commission Meeting (July 1st 2015) The out take centers around my concern (mentioned during public comment) of the HRC staff's lack of following of the Public Meeting Laws and not providing community access to their meeting minutes or announcing their proposed agenda and meetings times.

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