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10.08.2013 12:22
report from this old vet
Storm The Battle with votes and calls This was a busy week with the politicians, we attended a Policy Board for Oregon Health on August 6th to blast them about not granting the variance the city and Commissioner Novick had requested. This was a long meeting, about 3 hrs. of process, I knew I was at the wrong station. This group had nothing to do with the covering of the reservoirs. They were dealing with things like, "Coordinated Care Model Alignment workgroup" but what the hell since I was there, and spent a few hours listening to them why not move to plan "B." Near the end about 3:45 they had public testimony and I talked about the homeless, the deaths on our streets and the lack of programs that would help the most vulnerable among us. They wanted to talk process, I talked about real life. It was good, and by the expressions on the doctor's faces they are not used to being told things, they are used to telling each other how wonderful they are and how wonderful it was going to be someday! These are good people but we need much more action and less process.........

Today we will be back on the Hawthorne Bridge, Westside at 1st and Madison. We will have signs talking about the covering of the reservoirs and the rate increases etc. We should be there about 4:00 PM until about 5:15 PM, this wimp wears out fast on the bridge, but we make some noise and try to have fun. All are welcome and the only rule is be proud of what you put on your sign; no other rules.

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09.08.2013 16:46
Third Night of Protests and Blockades in Nez Perce Country
Protestors with the Nez Perce as well as Wild Idaho Rising Tide and Idle No More turned out for a third night of demonstrations against the illegal megaload's passage through Nez Perce country.

Yesterday's police was the largest yet, taking the side of Omega Morgan rather than the law. According to Wild Idaho Rising Tide, the police were "more forceful this time. Using their cars and phalanx tactics they forced a way through the crowd and broke the blockade faster than on other nights. The megaload took off and fled, tail between its legs, and proceeded to break laws (AIDED by the cops!) and endanger people all the way to get itself off the Res. before stopping for the night, terrified of facing the Nimipu on yet another night."

Related article: Chaos on the Clearwater River: Second Night of Megaload Blockades

Previous Feature: Nez Perce, Idle No More, Rising Tide Blockade Highway 12 to Stop Megaloads

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Aerial Blockade Halts Enbridge's Pipeline 6B

This morning, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) is taking direct action in the Crane Pond State Game Area to halt expansion of Canadian corporation Enbridge Energy's tar sands pipeline 6B. Enbridge's claim that they have restored the Kalamazoo River after the 2010 spill holds no merit, nor does it justify expanding the pipeline. Tar sands cannot be cleaned up; this material is thick and heavy, it sinks in water, and clings to surfaces. Expanding the pipeline increases the risk of another disaster for all of life and future generations.

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07.08.2013 16:41
Nez Perce, Idle No More, Rising Tide Blockade Highway 12 to Stop Megaloads

Nearly 150 members of the Nez Perce Nation were joined by Idle No More, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), and others in a blockade of Highway 12 in Idaho for three hours late last night to stop a megaload carrying tar sands equipment.

While most people stood on the edges of the road to support the blockaders, the manifestation included about 50 people on the Highway stopping traffic, and was the longest blockade since the beginning of the megaloads shipments.

Related Articles: Nez Perce Blockade Has Local Connection | Indigenous Women: Never Idle | The Rise Of The Native Rights-Based Strategic Framework

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J29 - Nonviolent Direct Action Shuts Down First US Tar Sands Mine in Utah

July 29th - Utah: This week activists converged at PR Springs, site of the first proposed tar sands mine in the United States. Three people had locked themselves to heavy machinery in order to prevent the progress of road construction, and it was determined that work was stopped for the rest of the day when workers had been sent home. This is the first mass action against what is slated to be the first tar sands mine in the United States. One banner hung from a halted backhoe read "If you build its, we will come. " Uintah County Sheriffs responded, however no arrests were made.

"The proposed tar sands and oil shale mines in Utah threaten nearly 40 million people who rely on the precious Colorado River System for their life and livelihood, " said Emily Stock, a seventh generation Utahn from Grand County, and organizer with Canyon Country Rising Tide. "The devastating consequence of dirty energy extraction knows no borders, and we stand together to protect and defend the rights of all communities, human and non-human, " Stock said.

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06.08.2013 19:19
Patriotic Correctness: the cover-ups of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
This is a repost of an article originally published to portland indymedia in March 2002, in conjunction with the Hiroshima Flame Interfaith Pilgrimage. [For voluminous coverage of that event in audio, photos, and text, see portland indymedia's special "dharmawalk" page, here.] This article, which is drawn from the book, "Hiroshima in America: Fifty Years of Denial", shows how the media and government have covered up the full story of the U.S. atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, then and since. Lessons from this historic episode are applicable to the current "war on terrorism" even more so now than when the article originally appeared. Reposted to mark Hiroshima Day: August 6.

related: [ August 6- The Bombing of Hiroshima | On Hiroshima | Fukushima Update | Oregon Health Officials ]


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05.08.2013 00:09
Voz campaign to keep the MLK Jr. Worker Center
Voz is a worker's rights education project that protects basic rights and provides education for day laborers in Portland. In 2008, the organization opened the MLK Jr. Worker Center as an initiative of the City of Portland to increase the safety and equity of the Central Eastside Industrial District. It has since become an important community institution, as it has decreased public safety concern now that less people congregate on the street to look for work and disrupt area businesses.

The center also provides accountability to employers and sets a minimum wage of $10 per hour (possibly $12 currently) to protect workers from exploitation. The MLK Jr. Worker Center has generated over 16,000 jobs for Portland area day laborers. Voz's 5-year lease on the center ended in June 2013 and the property can be sold as early as December per their month-to-month lease contract starting in July. Mobilizing our community around a permanent home for this center is urgent!

Voz is building community support from area business owners, employers, allies, individuals and unions. Please join them in their efforts to ensure a permanent home for the MLK Jr. Worker Center.

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04.08.2013 10:30
Seattle Journalist Threatened with Arrest for Taking Photos; Vows to Take Action
For more than two decades, King County Sheriff's Officer Patrick "K.C." Saulet has been able to keep his job despite a string of sustained complaints that prove he is a thug, a bully and a genuine asshole.

So it's no wonder he was the first cop to approach a Seattle journalist Tuesday and threaten him with arrest for having the gall to take photos of a group of cops surrounding a man in typical intimidating fashion.

Not to be outrivaled, Seattle police officer John Marion then approached the reporter and threatened to harass him at work for daring to ask questions about Saulet.

But Dominic Holden, reporter for Seattle's weekly newspaper, The Stranger, did not allow those two to deter him from publishing his photos and his article. In fact, it empowered him to file official complaints against the two officers and vow to keep readers informed of the developments of those complaints.

Here is how he described yesterday's encounter in The Stranger:

From 20-25 feet away, I couldn't discern exactly what was happening, but the man eventually stood up to leave. That's when one of the officers eyed me and yelled something like, "He's got a camera!" [...]

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04.08.2013 10:09
The Shortwave Report 08/02/13 Listen Globally!

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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, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 2) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

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03.08.2013 21:36
Tree-Sit News: White Castle Temporary Area Closure
The new tree sit! The Roseburg Bureau of Land Management has proposed putting up a road closure for the 15 miles of road surrounding the White Castle Timber Sale. This is directly targeted at making it more difficult for us to access and defend this land.

We have thirty days to comment on this proposed closure and we need support! We might be able to get this closure cancelled, or better yet this screwy timber sale dropped with enough public pressure. Please contact the Roseburg BLM and tell them they have no right to destroy native forests much less restrict access to it's defenders.
White Castle Temp Area Closure Environmental Assessment (pdf)

Comments can be sent to:
Steven Lydick
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Roseburg District Office
777 NW Garden Valley Blvd.
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
(541) 464-3211
sdlydick@blm.gov

You can also contact the Roseburg BLM office directly at:
541-440-4930
BLM_OR_RB_Mail@blm.gov

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03.08.2013 16:38
Latest on California Prisoners' Hunger Strike
Mediators working on behalf of California prison hunger strikers just concluded their meeting with CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard. Today's meeting comes on the heels of nearly 100 family members of hunger strikers visiting the Capitol Tuesday, where they presented a petition signed by over 60,000 people demanding negotiations with hunger strikers to Governor Brown's office.

The hunger strike mediators' statement included, "We gave [Secretary Beard] ideas that would help bring the prisoners' hunger strike to a just end in short order. We provided input for revisions to CDCR's Security Threat Group Policy and Step Down pilot program. Our revisions are intended to create more humane conditions and circumstances. We urged him to follow the lead from other states, such as Illinois, Colorado and Mississippi, to end harsh and long term isolation practices."

Previous Feature: Largest Prisoner Rights Protest in California History Ongoing


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02.08.2013 23:57
Transcribed Talk by Chris Hedges: "Markets and Morals"

And Obama is cut precisely out of that mold of Clinton. The Democratic party, in Europe, would be considered a far-right party. Obama's assault on civil liberties has been far worse than under George W. Bush: an absolutely remarkable fact. The FISA Amendment Act, which retroactively makes legal what, under our Constitution, has traditionally been illegal: the warrantless wiretapping, monitoring, and eavesdropping of tens of millions of American citizens. The radical - and I think most dispassionate legal scholars would go, inappropriate -interpretation of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force act as giving the government the right to assassinate American citizens... and of course I'm speaking about Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni cleric... and not, incidentally, his 16-year-old son, two weeks later, who was on no terrorism list at all.

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29.07.2013 18:30
Occupation of Post Office Thwarted
July 26, 2013 - Dozens of protesters rallied and attempted to occupy the Main Post Office on NW Hoyt this afternoon. The protest against postal privatization was thwarted by a heavy presence of Department of Homeland Security police, Postal Inspectors and a half dozen postal managers standing inside the post office lobby. Senior plant manager, Lisa Shear, herself a target of the protest, came out to warn activists that she would have them immediately arrested if they stepped foot inside the lobby.

Protesters carried signs saying "Save Postal Mail Handling, call Lisa Shear, 503-294-2500." Jamie Partridge, a retired letter carrier with Portland Communities and Postal Workers United (PCPWU), confronted Shear outside the post office, demanding that she meet with community members to justify her sub-contracting decision. When Shear refused, Partridge told the senior manager that the PCPWU would not back down.

"Postal truckers, mail handlers and mail processing clerks are losing their jobs to profiteering, private corporations," declared Jamie Partridge. "We are protesting the privatization of the people's postal service. We oppose the destruction of family wage, union jobs and the delay of the people's mail. We intend to disrupt this attack on our communities."

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29.07.2013 12:01
Rising Tide Banner Drop "None Shall Pass"

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COAL OIL GAS//NONE SHALL PASS! This was awesome. 125 folks in boats, 600+ on the bridge and a huge banner drop.

This was an inspiring day of action. It refreshed me, for the long long road ahead. Thanks to everyone who organized this, & who showed up & took part, & who will act & act & act, & who will, in the words of the chant, "Stand Up! Fight Back!"

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Methane and the risk of runaway global warming

The sediments and bottom water beneath the world's shallow oceans and lakes contain vast amounts of greenhouse gases: methane hydrates and methane clathrates (see Figure 1). In particular methane is concentrated in Arctic permafrost where the accumulation of organic matter in frozen soils covers about 24% of northern hemisphere continents (see Figure 2a) and is estimated to contain more than 900 billion tons of carbon.

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29.07.2013 11:52
Camp Cascadia's Ongoing Fight to Defend Bull Run
On the evening of July 26, 2013, Camp Cascadia - the ongoing Friday night occupation of Mt. Tabor - hosted a public occupation of Mt. Tabor, in the name of fighting EPA Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2). Frequent honks and screams of "Thank yoooooooooouuuuu!!!" from passing cars proved to be a supportive, albeit disruptive, occurrence. Though occasionally drowned out by well-intended but bro-ish hoots and hollers emanating from 60th Avenue, the 35 citizens who attended the occupation discussed a wide array of issues.

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27.07.2013 14:13
Fight Against Camping Ban Continues
We waited and waited and about 0900 the police approached and Jim announced he would not move voluntarily and I just said, "I'm with Jim." I had my USS Independence hat on and a jacket that says, Navy and Peace?Ha! The police did not want to arrest two old guys who were willing to give up some of their liberties so that others have a chance at what we once knew as "Democracy."

So, off we went to the big house, the justice center for processing and booking, my wife did not know I was going to push the issue, so she was not going to be happy. We were allowed to walk with the two police who were friendly and professional and very uncomfortable about arresting us. We were taken inside the entrance and told to wait on a bench and the police would get things started inside and be out in a few minutes. After about an hour we were given some bottled water and told to wait. We waited and were not handcuffed, could walk out anytime we wanted, it was a strange arrest. I was watching my oxygen and it was getting near the red zone and that is not good...

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Video: Houseless Protest in front of City Hall -7.22.13 -Human Rights & Equity

This was filmed around 12 noon on Monday the 22nd in Portland Oregon
23 min You Tube Video

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25.07.2013 08:52
Largest Prisoner Rights Protest in California History Ongoing
Prison Strike Flyer
Earlier this month, a group of prisoners in the Pelican Bay Supermax facility just south of the Oregon border organized the largest prison protest in California history. At the time, it was reported that an estimated 30,000 inmates in two-thirds of California's 33 prisons had opted to refuse meals in a mass hunger strike. And it's still going on.

On June 20, 2013, prisoners held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit in Oakland, CA announced their plan to embark upon nonviolent peaceful protest on July 8. According to the Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSSC), a group committed to amplifying the voices of prisoners on strike, prisoners had maintained since January that they would be willing to starve themselves unless the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) agreed to negotiate honestly about prisoners' demands, "the heart of which mandates an end to long-term solitary confinement."

Prisoners' demands have been represented in five core points:

  • End group punishment and administrative abuse
  • Abolish the debriefing policy, and modify active/inactive, gang status criteria
  • Comply with the US Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons 2006 Recommendations Regarding an End to Long-Term Solitary Confinement
  • Provide Adequate and Nutritious Food
  • Expand and Provide Constructive Programming and Privileges for Indefinite SHU Status Inmates

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25.07.2013 08:47
White Castle Tree-Sit: A Conversation in the Canopy

How long have you been up here, and what can you tell me about being here?

I've been up here almost a month, and it's different everyday. The most interesting thing about being up here is that trees work in vertical ecosystems, as you climb you are going through areas of the forest most people will never see in their entire lives. Living at the top for such an extended period helps you understand the subtleties of life here. I never thought I would care this much about lichen.

What wildlife have you seen?

Deer visit the bottom of the tree multiple times a day. One is a mama deer with two fawns. There lots of little birds that are excited about the traverse networks. The mountain beavers rustle around and communicate at night. When I turn my headlamp on at night there are tiny white moths that try to perch on my nose. We hear owls almost every night.


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24.07.2013 09:31
Video: Portland Human Rights Commission Meeting 7.10.13
The monthly meeting of the Portland Human Rights Commission.
Open to the public on the first Wednesday of the month, agenda attached as a photo.
The meeting was video recorded and is now online.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pw0hV_UAx0 (video 2 hours 37 minutes)

Agenda Items:
--> public comment "Bring Our War Dollars Home" Resolution
--> VOZ presentation - Workers Rights Education Project

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16.07.2013 01:54
Photos of Rally and March for Justice for Trayvon Martin
Hundreds of people showed up yesterday, July 14, at a rally and march to express their grief at the murder of another Black teenager, Trayvon Martin, and the verdict that acquitted his murderer, George Zimmerman. Ironically, Zimmerman's declaration "the assholes always get away" ended up applying to his acquittal. This case is evidence that in America, white supremacists/racists are still able to attack and kill people of color with impunity. Black Americans are not the only target; Mexicans have been murdered trying to cross the border by vigilante groups, and Muslims or people who look like "Arabs" have been attacked for years. I wish thousands more had shown up to protest these racist attacks and the injustices caused by institutionalized racism.

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14.07.2013 02:47
High-profile strikes and lockouts offer an opportunity to reinvigorate local labor
NWLaborPress.org photo Ongoing high-profile strikes and lockouts affecting machinists on Swan Island and dockworkers at nearby ports offer a magnificent opportunity, today in the Portland-Vancouver metro region, to reinvigorate the local labor movement and our overall society.

It doesn't take a huge leap of imagination or a degree in labor law to realize that every union in the region, police and fire workers included, needs to send solidarity teams to bolster the picket lines of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (I.A.M.A.W.) outside the Daimler Trucks North America facility on N. Basin Ave. and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (I.L.W.U.) at the United Grain Corp. facility at the Port of Vancouver.

Every day since July 1, I've biked and walked past the picket line manned by only a handful of I.A.M.A.W. strikers on Swan Island, stopping to chat and offer my wholehearted support while arriving at and leaving from my nearby low wage, no benefit, nonunionized security day job.

What I want to know is where are the Teamsters, where is the Service Employees International Union, where are the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, where are the American Federation of Teachers, where are the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, where is the American Postal Workers Union, where is the Oregon Nurses Association, where is the Amalgamated Transit Union, and where, oh where are the Industrial Workers of the World?

"An injury to one is an injury to all" remains as true today as when the iconic rallying cry of the militant I.W.W. Wobblies was coined in the 1920's.

There should be dozens, hundreds, of union members walking the picket lines in sympathy with their activist brothers and sisters to clearly show management officials that Cascadia workers are finally getting off their collective knees to stand up and demand better pay and benefits after years of givebacks and economic stagnation.

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05.07.2013 22:50
Protestors occupy private airport mail facility; five arrested
photos from occupation of Matheson Flight Extenders Five protestors, calling themselves "postal protectors", were arrested today in an occupation of a private air cargo facility slated to handle and process US mail.

"Postal mail handlers and mail processing clerks are losing their jobs to profiteering, private corporations," declared Jamie Partridge, a retired letter carrier who joined the civil disobedience action at the Matheson Flight Extenders facility, just next door to the US Postal Service's Portland Air Cargo Center. "We protest the privatization of the public postal service. We oppose the destruction of family wage, union jobs and the delay of the people's mail. We intend to disrupt this attack on our communities."

Protest organizers, Portland Communities and Postal Workers United, are demanding that Matheson management pull out of negotiations for the subcontracting of postal jobs. PCPWU is also targeting postal operations manager, Lisa Shear (  Lisa.k.shear@usps.gov 503-294-2206 ) demanding that she put a halt to the privatization.

PCPWU has been fighting cuts and closures to the postal service for the past year. In May of 2012, ten activists were arrested occupying Portland's University Station post office, which has since been closed. In April of this year, five protesters went to jail for a civil disobedience action at the Salem mail plant, which is now being dismantled with mail processing machines moving to Portland. In June, the Portland-area USPS District had the slowest mail delivery in the nation -- 83% overnight first class compared to the 98% goal.

Postal mail handlers and processing clerks are losing their jobs in Salem as the work is being subcontracted to the low-wage, non-postal, non-union Matheson corporation in Portland.

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30.06.2013 21:12
Portlandís Austerity Resistance Movement Sparks Changes to City
On June 20, Oregon's Portland City Council unanimously voted to approve a budget that had been one of the most grassroots-contested examples of austerity in recent memory.

Weeks earlier, in a vote to approve the framework of this budget on May 29, the City Council's long-maintained show of consensus was broken when Commissioner Amanda Fritz voted "No." (More on her vote later). However, by the final budget vote last Thursday she had been compelled to change her mind.

How has the 2013 budget developed? When the Portland Budget process began several months ago, newly elected Mayor Charlie Hales announced a $25 million deficit in the city's General Fund. Each bureau was told to submit budgets with 10 percent cuts, signaling Hales's determination to oversee mass lay-offs and the slashing or elimination of essential programs that many Portlanders have come to rely on.

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So what worked in Portland to move things towards a better outcome? For starters, Mayor Hales and the City Council's pursuit of austerity was met with a public outpouring of opposition at public budget hearings. The resistance culminated on April 11 when over 400 protesting participants surprised the City Council and overwhelmed their staff. Attending were members of the Metropolitan Youth Commission, Laborers International Local 483, Portland Community College, Friends of Trees, Portland Safety Net, SUN Schools, Eastside Action Plan, Elders in Action, AFSCME Local 189, and numerous others. They stunned the City Council with emotional and at times confrontational testimony. Many dressed in red to show solidarity and carried an array of signs in defense of threatened social programs.

Also attending were [...]

Homepage:  http://workerscompass.org/

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30.06.2013 20:55
Video: Portland Walmart Protest 6.7.13 Stop Corporate Greed
Walmart Day of Action!

Right now, Walmart workers are currently going out on strike over unfair labor practises. On June 7th hundreds of them will be carvanning from every corner of the country to Bentonville, Arkansas for Walmart's Annual Shareholders Meeting.

Walmart associates will call on Walmart board members and shareholders to address poverty wages, health care, retaliation against workers and scheduling that hurts workers, customers and the economy.

Portland Walmart Protest 6.7.13 - Workers Rights Solidarity

 http://youtu.be/a_hJFDpmN8M [Video 33 minutes]

Over 100 protesters [and] supporters assembled in Portland outside of the SE Portland Walmart store for speeches and chants as they rallied for workers rights in solidarity with the UFCW local 55, as well with all [retail] laborers and their fellow workers who were currently protesting at [inside] the Walmart Board Meeting in Arkansas.

Some folks went inside the PDX store with Thank You | Information cards to hand to the workers.

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15.06.2013 22:03
Tree sit in Roseburg BLM : No more cuts on O and C Lands !
The new tree sit! Tree sitters, blockaders, and the support crew have found their new home near the head waters of Myrtle Creek on O&C land in the White Castle timber sale.

They are defending 77 acres of native never-before-logged forest from Variable Retention Harvest, also known as clear-cutting. As Doug Heiken of Oregon Wild describes "The White Castle project is a cynical attempt to pass off clear-cutting century-old trees as restoration. In reality, the true focus of this project is providing cheap timber to old-growth dependent logging mills at taxpayer expense."

The White Castle timber sale contains lush native and old growth trees punctuated by flowering rhododendrons, trilliums, and wild iris amongst salal and Oregon grape. It is considered habitat for 5 pairs of endangered spotted owls, three fens and rare forest wetlands.

If you want to come out to help build this occupation please contact Cascadia Forest Defenders!


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PDX - Solidarity Rally June 5th @5:30 PM in Chapman Square 05.06.2013 12:16
What is Happening in Istanbul?

Blog post from Turkish protester
http://defnesumanblogs.com/2013/06/01/what-is-happenning-in-istanbul/ To my friends who live outside of Turkey:

I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because most of the media sources are shut down by the government and the word of mouth and the internet are the only ways left for us to explain ourselves and call for help and support.

Four days ago a group of people most of whom did not belong to any specific organization or ideology got together in Istanbul's Gezi Park. Among them there were many of my friends and students. Their reason was simple: To prevent and protest the upcoming demolishing of the park for the sake of building yet another shopping mall at very center of the city. There are numerous shopping malls in Istanbul, at least one in every neighborhood! The tearing down of the trees was supposed to begin early Thursday morning. People went to the park with their blankets, books and children. They put their tents down and spent the night under the trees. Early in the morning when the bulldozers started to pull the hundred-year-old trees out of the ground, they stood up against them to stop the operation.

They did nothing other than standing in front of the machines.

No newspaper, no television channel was there to report the protest. It was a complete media black out. [...]

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05.06.2013 06:56
The Shortwave Report 05/31/13 Listen Globally!

UPDATE: NEW BROADCASTS POSTED TO PIMC ON 6/7/13 | 6/14/13 | 6/21/13 | 6/28/13

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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (May 31) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

homepage: http://www.outfarpress.com

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03.06.2013 11:26
Video: March Against Monsanto With Photos
Photos and an 11 minute clip from the Portland March Against Monsanto.

March Against Monsanto

Clip features a walk by of the entire march, punctuated by excerpts from an earlier speech by Paul Cienfuegos. Crowd size estimates varied, but I stood in the street and taped the entire march, 11 minutes in length.

In these excerpts from his speech, Cienfuegos relates how the Founding Fathers designed our Constitution to erect and protect the elite and also how our regulatory agencies continue that effort. Our country was designed to suit business and corporations and was not founded as a Democracy.

Photos are from the Rally and March. Portland outdid it's usual creativity with signage. One can glean the immensity of the protest message from these signs alone.


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