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25.08.2008 07:44
Tre Arrow has been moved
Tre Arrow Tre has been moved to Sheridan Prison. He is currently in their Federal Detention Center (FDC). Eventually he will move to Sheridan's Federal Correctional Institute (FCI), where he will serve his time. If you would like to write to Tre, you may do so at the address below. We will let you know when he is moved and what his new address will be. Remember that all correspondences are read and copied. Tre would love to hear from you!

Tre Arrow #70936-065
Sheridan Federal Detention Center
P.O. Box 6000
Sheridan, OR 07378

Tre's Latest- Callout August 13th, 2008

Yesterday, Tuesday August 12th, 2008 I was sentenced to 78 months in Federal Prison for two counts of arson. I plead guilty to these charges to avoid going to trial and possibly spending the rest of my life behind bars if found guilty. I want to reiterate very clearly that this was a non cooperation plea agreement, wherein I didn't give any information to the government about anyone or any action in order to receive this sentence. Unlike the three other defendants in this case I have not snitched on anyone. They received a 41 month sentence because they implicated me and cooperated fully with the government.If you wish to review the proceedings of any of my hearings you can do so at your convenience. These are public documents and available to anyone.

As for the sentencing hearing, once again I am humbled with the deepest gratitude to all my family (blood and extended) who were present in the courtroom. I gave a statement to the judge explaining my deep passion and commitment to helping save what is left of this precious planet. I certainly would love to see the government and its prosecutors demonstrate the same tenacity towards greedy corporations as they have directed towards peaceful activists. We owe it to our children and all future generations to do what we can to protect the forests, air, water, soil, and wildlife from greed and pollution. I will continue to be a voice for this planet in any way I can. [ Tre Arrow Has Been Moved | Tre's Latest- Callout | http://www.trearrow.org ]

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23.08.2008 16:39
High school kids can opt out of military recruiting
Section 9528 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires schools to release our family's private
information to military recruiters unless parents (youth in some cases) "opt out" in writing.

You can get a copy of the form here:  http://www.leavemychildalone.org/lmca_forms/Opt_Out_Form_Parents.pdf

If the youth is already in the database, they can send this form:  http://www.leavemychildalone.org/lmca_forms/JAMRS_OPT_OUT.pdf to get removed from the Pentagon's recruiting and marketing database.

I believe parents and youth have until the end of September to file the first form with the school district so they don't pass along the student and family's personal information.

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21.08.2008 10:56
Fouad Kaady's killer under investigation again
Sandy P.D.'s own Bill Bergin is on administrative leave and under investigation yet again. This is the third time that Bergin, one of the cops involved in the horrendous slaying of Fouad Kaady, has been put on leave in less than three years.
The Sandy Post is reporting that Bill Bergin has been on administrative leave from the Sandy P.D. since Friday, July 25th after some new information was revealed in the ongoing investigation of Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Claggett.

Claggett has been on paid leave since early July after the Department of Justice passed along complaints and allegations made against him by a Sandy resident.

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21.08.2008 10:48
Another Murdering Portland cop gets his job back
Yet another Portland cop (who was fired from the bureau after a deadly shooting) has been reinstated following a review of the case by an arbitration judge. Lt. Jeffrey Kaer was fired by Mayor Tom Potter after he shot and killed Dennis Young in January of 2006.
This is the one from 2006 where this cops sister called him and said someone was sitting in a car outsider of her house. Portland cop "Lt. Kaer" decided he was going to check it out himself and confront the person in the car without telling dispatch what he was doing.

When Kaer got there, he found Dennis Young asleep in the car. Kaer tapped on the window and could not wake the guy up, so he

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20.08.2008 09:31
sit lie survey
2 am  - 8.19.08 sit lie law survey / poll
Take the survey on Portland Business Journal

 http://portland.bizjournals.com/portland/poll/?poll_id=6178

The link is for a poll on the sit lie ordinance

The Portland City Council will revisit the city's "sit-lie" ordinance in October. The ordinance, adopted last year, prohibits persons from sitting, either on the pavement or on a chair or stool, or lying down on public sidewalks. Supporters say the law makes for a safer, cleaner downtown, but opponents say it discriminates against the homeless.

Do you support Portland's sit-lie ordinance?
Yes No
Undecided

Well it doesnt look encouraging from the results I seen today *most votes are from the suit n tie crowd I am wagering/thinking

(((I VOTED NO)))

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20.08.2008 09:18
Peace Fair 2008
Parkrose Peace Fair with the Peace Bubble Cafe On Saturday at Parkrose high school, right along side the Peace Labyrinth, there was an event called the Peace Fair, and the multi media Peacebubble café was there

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20.08.2008 08:46
The Wealthy Welcome the Free Trade Bus to Town!
Portland, OR — Affluent Traders of Oregon (ATO) helped welcome the "Corporate America Wins with Trade" tour during its visit to Triad Speakers, Inc in northeast Portland this morning. The bus tour, sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association, is traveling the United States to drum up support for the Bush administration's stalled free trade pacts with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

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19.08.2008 10:13
OLD GROWTH PROTECTED ON FORMER PACIFIC LUMBER LANDS
Community residents and forest activists from the redwood region and far beyond Humboldt County in Northern California, were relieved and elated as news spread of an unprecented commitment by Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) owners of what was Maxxam/PL land to spare the Nanning Creek and Fern Gully ancient groves where tree-sits have been keeping chain saws at bay. The message was delivered directly to tree-sitters and included a commitment to further protect from future cutting all old growth 250 years old or more.

"Old Growth now included in old PL timber harvest plans will be taken out of those plans", said HRC president and chief forester, Mike Jani, in an interview with KMUD radio in Garberville last week.

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17.08.2008 20:12
Foie Gras Demo! A Call for Mercy
Foie Gras production Foie Gras is a status symbol. Translated from French, it means Fatty Liver. To produce, ducks and geese MUST be force-fed by gavage (The French take the process so seriously that there is a law in place to preserve it). It is the epitome of oppression, of cruelty, of exploitation and of bourgeois privilege.

A quick summary of the process:
Gavage means that ducks and geese have a long metal pipe forced down their throats, often this act actually punctures their throats. Through the pipe pumps pounds of grain. This happens three times per day. The goal of this heinous act is to fatten the animal's liver 10-12 times its normal size. The result is a diseased and fatty liver.

Blue Hour has heard us for months and have managed to marginalize and ignore our cries for mercy. Chef and Co-Owner Kenny Giambalvo has decided to comfort himself with the profit-driven propaganda of his "humane" supplier, Sonoma Foie Gras, instead of listening to our arguments or watching the footage of Sonoma for himself. Foie Gras is featured prominently on the menu, and since the demos began, has become even more prominent.

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17.08.2008 20:10
Video: Impeachment Vigil August 14 2008 outside House Dist #3
The vigil was on its weekly course outside Earl Blumenauer's office in NE Portland (Thursdays @ noon - 2pm)

8.14.08 Impeach Vigil --- A 1/2 a dozen citizens from the vigil of Individuals for Justice, discuss current affairs outside Earl Blumenauer's office in the 100 degree weather. Of course the usual hot topics arise like, Earl doesn't want a circus (read "No Impeachment"), or about how or representative, Earl Blumenauer, is not holding Dick and George accountable and the discussion of him not representing the anti war constituents by demanding this war end and .....to quit funding it.

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04.08.2008 23:31
Portland Climate Convergence Action
Today, August 4, 2008, in the final event of the Climate Convergence, about two dozen people participated in a multi faceted rally, street theater, and march to NW Natural Gas.

The first portion of the action took place along the Portland Waterfront, just north of the west side of the Hawthorne Bridge, where, amid chants and exhortations in favor of riding bicycles, tickets were given to mock automobiles by officers of the Oil Enforcement Agency. Replete with chants and signs, the event was mainly organized around resistance to the proposed 6 lane I-5 bridge over the Columbia River.

Leaving there the gathering marched along the Waterfront, where at the Morrison Bridge they came upon a young man locked down on an access ramp to the Morrison Bridge. As the group arrived, a young woman climbed the structure of the bridge and unfurled a banner which read, "6 More Lanes = More Sick People NO EXPANSION."

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03.08.2008 11:13
Resistence Building at Fort Lewis and Strykers Being Shipped NOW
Stryker vehicle / APC (notice the large wheels and rubber tires) Friday: The first time convoys have been blocked at Fort Lewis! At 8:00 p.m. demonstrators numbering 15-20 converged on Puyallup and East D. Estimates counted 30 police cars. Several convoys left the port beginning at 11:20 p.m.; last reported convoy at 3:30 a.m. A group of 25-30 demonstrators met the first convoy at Exit 122 at 11:45 p.m. A soft blockade on the overpass disrupted the transport for approximately 15 minutes. Estimates counted 20 police cars...

Saturday: Strykers and Hecklers ... At 12:00 p.m. demonstrators converged at Exit 119 for a "No War on Iran" protest. Usual counter-protesters arrived at 11:30 a.m. At approximately 1 p.m. one demonstrator was arrested on the overpass and charged with "depositing trash on the highway" and resisting arrest. His car was searched and photographed. The demonstrator is being released on PR. As of 4:00 nine Strykers have come thru this exit today!!!! 20-25 demonstrators are here now. We need you and more! Get out here!!!!!

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31.07.2008 09:23
H PARTNERS DUMPS ALL HLS (LSR) SHARES
HLS Puppy Killers After Raymond James decided that £7 million shares in HLS blood money were not for them, or their subsidary Eagle Assset Management. H Partners also made a quick escape from the campaign against HLS and sold all £11.2 million LSR shares in mid July.
The sale was confirmed this week by Win Animal Rights in the USA.

* H Partners Management - LSR Shares: 459,539 - Value: $12,454,000
* H Partners Capital - LSR Shares: 368,933 - Value: $9,998,000
* Combined asset of $22,452,000 / £11,258,085.54

ALL GONE! Thats the 2 largest institutional investments of HLS (LSR) shares gone in less than a month!

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29.07.2008 10:18
Oregon Humane Society Goes Porno
While stopping in at Oregon Humane Society to adopt a new dog, I was shocked to see Playboy Playmates in the lobby. What were they doing there? Apparently they were invited to help adopt out none other than bunnies.

Now I am not a prude, but with the shelter filled with children participating in something called camp and parents bringing children in to adopt a new pet, is the Oregon Humane Society an appropriate place for member of the corporate sex industry to set up shop? Whoever chose to use Playboy Playmates, most of whom moonlight as strippers, as a PR stunt definitely isn't in tune with what a family oriented organization is. I am saddened by this.

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29.07.2008 10:00
INDEPENDENT MEDIA - Covers Pitchfork Event at Pioneer Square 7-27-08
WE WERE THERE! Covering the WOPR opposition event in our city living room. July 27 2008 - Pioneer Square

We Are Everywhere This Event Was Great ! Wait Till You See The Videos !!!!

Your Local Portland Independent Media Was There In Support of Pitchfork Rebellion and in documenting the opposition to WOPR As one would hope ...there were no problems at this event....it was "all good!" In fact .... it was more than good ...it was informative and fun..... videos coming soon!

PEACE - SAVE THE FOREST - SOLIDARITY

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29.07.2008 09:40
Judiciary Committee Impeachment Testimonies & Portland Solidarity 7-25-08
2008 - Get Active 16 Activists / Concerned Citizens / Individuals for Justice met in Solidarity at 7:00 am at a coffee shop on SE 82nd street <with Internet access> in Portland Oregon. (July 25 2008)

As we gathered on the west coast at this early hour, for at the same time (EST 10am) there were others with the same concerns gathering at the Judiciary Committee Meeting in Washington DC. They were holding testimonies regarding the need for Impeachment Hearings with John Conyers overseeing the proceedings

In respect and solidarity with the Veterans for Peace local Chapter 72 whose National President was a speaker at this meeting, and all the other activists who are working for Justice and compliance with our Constitution.
I filmed two short clips from the two hours I was there at the coffee shop.

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26.07.2008 13:58
The Desertification of Southern Oregon
kendrick forest farm Notes on the effect of excessive logging on a small watershed: Our forest farm is situated astraddle a narrow box canyon in the rugged Siskyou Mountains of Southern Oregon and sits less than a mile downstream from the headwaters of the creek that flows down our little canyon towards the mighty Rogue River. Our watershed covers about 400 acres of what used to be heavily forested steep terrain... In Southern Oregon, water is life and our creek brought life to this beautiful green canyon whose slopes were densely populated with tall Firs, Cedars and Sugar Pines interspersed with huge Oaks and Madrones that hadn't seen heavy logging since the late 1920's. It was our Eden and we worked hard over the years to improve and protect the riparian area along the creek, the wetland areas created by the many springs, and the health of our forest.

But we soon had a rude awakening when one of the three upstream private properties was purchased and heavily logged by timber speculators, leaving one face of the canyon denuded and damaged from running heavy equipment to drag the logs out. The springs dried up, the slope became a desert with only the hardiest of Oaks surviving... Our creek was clogged with sediment from erosion runoff in winter for several years and it's flow dropped by at least twenty percent in summer and never returned to past levels...

We once enjoyed the warm days of summer, falling asleep to the sound of the creek gurgling over the rocks and the scent of mockorange in bloom along its banks, but it is now with dread that we watch the days become hotter, baking the life force out of every living thing.

 http://www.kendrickforestfarm.com

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26.07.2008 11:11
Nuclear power station in the UK blockaded yet again
6am and nine anti nuclear power activists head to Sizewell for a day on the beach, well almost the beach, they actually stop at the entrance of Sizewell A and B nuclear power stations and lock themselves together with a number of things and seal the entrance for health and safety reasons.

Sizewell looks to be the next place for another new nuclear power station, with two reactors larger than the existing Sizewell 'B' reactor.

After two previous blockades in the last few months, security had been stepped up and they had put a land rover and two security guards at the gate, but must have decided that this was no longer needed as when we arrived they were not there and yet again we were not spotted.

 http://www.easterncnduk.org

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26.07.2008 11:09
UK: Climate action activist super-glued to Prime Minister Gordon Brown!
The moment he super-glued himself to the prime minister... A campaigner from the climate action group, Plane Stupid ... super-glued [himself] to Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the State Dining Room of 10 Downing Street.

Dan Glass, a 24 year old MSc student based in Scotland, gained access to the PM's official residence at 5pm this evening. He greeted Mr Brown and asked the Prime Minister why he and his ministers have refused to meet West London residents opposed to the construction of a third runway at Heathrow. He simultaneously put his super-glue covered hand onto Brown's polyester suit. When Brown went to turn away he found he had been super-glued by his clothing to Plane Stupid, and had no option but to listen to Dan.

www.planestupid.com


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24.07.2008 16:19
SE Portland biker in Coma from collision
On Monday, July 14th 2008 Karl Hugo was in a serious bicycle collision with a truck in the intersection of SE 50th and Lincoln, a well traveled bike route for SE Portland cyclists. Karl was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in SW Portland where he arrived in a coma, with one collapsed lung, and severe trauma to the Thalamus region of his brain.

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