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If you can't get to DC or LA or SF and you need a anti-Bush protest sign...
"Sheehan isn't stopping her critique with Bush. On the contrary, she has begun to set her sights on Congress and the Democratic Party as well.
This is the story of my encounter with a young girl and her mother who were hiding from Michigan CPS. I was one of the advocates who helped shelter them in Oregon. Their August 10 capture was featured on Portland Indymedia a month or so ago.
Back2theWALL protest in front of the Boise Cascade office in Lake Oswego!
Questions mount over Hurricane Katrina's death count. Estimates are now well below 10,000 with the death toll currently standing at 648 for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. So, why did the Bush Administration order 75,000 body bags?
If you have not seen Heartcheck, you need to. You can get it off http://www.freefreenow.org/heartcheck.html as well as many locations and distroes.
As of yet, HUD has not even offered any temporary Section 8 vouchers to Katrina's victims.
wondering what the story is.....
nwactivism.com has many new items you can participate in right now...
A solution to the problem of George Bush and the neo-cons.
It's even worse in Mississippi, but the efforts are even less organized there. These animals need your help. See if the airlines might provide discounts for rescuers too.
Join Code Pink in a solidarity protest with Cindy Sheehan this Saturday.
An opportunity for animal rights activists to voice their outrage at the increasing use of nonhuman primates in research.
About 7:00 AM (according to Yahoo) AP confirmed yesterday's PIMC report that Cindy Sheehan and friends have been harrassed by NYC PD for exercising their right to speak freely in condemnation of the Iraq War. The AP report was posted by Yahoo at about 7:00 am today. The PIMC report was datelined about 1:30 pm yesterday.
Excerpt from Yahoo:
Tree-sitters are still occupying unit 43 of the STEN Timber Sale in the Mckenzie Ranger District despite arrests and being shot at with guns and crossbows.
They desperately need our support!!!!
Tell KVIE and Your Local PBS Station to Pull the Plug on Monsanto!
Right now, Big Agriculture is trying to add public television to its arsenal of advertising tools, and it will succeed if the American public doesn't take back its airwaves. Take action today to stop Monsanto and other industrial agriculture interests from taking over your public airwaves. On September 24, American Public Television (APT), Sacramento's KVIE and PBS member stations across America plan to launch a television series called "America's Heartland" that is paid for by Monsanto and other corporate farming interests.
The hurricane, Kristol says, made visible a greater problem, the increasing number of Americans caught in an endless cyclone of poverty.. A million more Americans lived in poverty in 2004 compared to 2003.
Our only hope.
This is fun and only takes a moment--try it!
Just as the Downing Street Minutes proved that Bush/Bliar were LYING in order to fiegn justification for an act of naked aggression they knew to be illegal, the leaked "Iraq: Options Paper" proves that the UK/US were planning to incite Civil War, in order to take the heat off of the Occupiers, and allow them to plunder Iraq while the People killed themselves. If you'll study the media's coverage over the past few weeks, you'll note that they have served as a willing partner.
The reports stated two British commando special forces dressed as Iraqis have been cought by the Iraqis after they were found shooting and killing local policemen. And the Iraqis put them in jail.
Fouad Kaady was one of the gentlest loving person I knew of. He was a true giver and a joyful person. A friend ran out of gas and was taking him some so that he could get home. He must have been smoking or something when it ignited in his car. He then was out of control when he hit another vehicle; he was probably so scared that he kept going. He finally pulled his car over and jumped out. Most of his clothing was already melted to hi body, but he tore of what he could. His face was completely burned off as he ran wildly in shock. The "good Samaritan who supposedly tried to help him and was kicked was actually coming at him with a bat and yelling that he get of his property (you know how them Sandy folks are about they're property). When the police arrived, not an ambulance or fire truck, they tazered him ten times, then when he would not settle down they shot him five times (once in the head). So he was burned, then electrocuted, then finally died when he was shot FIVE times. He was almost blind. I cannot imagine his agony, confusion and pain.
Wednesday at 6:30, we are going to pioneer square in Portland for a candle light vigil and to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We should not have to live in fear for our lives. He had 0 drugs in his system. This could of happened to anyone. I was involved in the Kendra James protests and meeting, but I never thought it would actually happen to someone I know. Pioneer Square Wednesday at 6:30
Candle Light Vigil PLEASE COME STAND WITH US.
The appeal hearing for Wal-Mart's proposal is Sept, 29th, 9:00 am at Gresham City Hall. I and some comrades of mine are calling for a community demonstration at City Hall.
Broadway & Willamette streets
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) needs your immediate help to stop Congress and the Bush administration from seriously degrading organic standards. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 20, acting in haste and near-total secrecy, the U.S. Senate will vote on a "rider" to the 2006 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that will reduce control over organic standards from the National Standards Board and put this control in the hands of federal bureaucrats in the USDA.
faith and spirituality
great audio from the eye of the storm
MARC EMERY SPEAKS AT WORLD PREMIERE OF FILM ESCAPE TO CANADA
"ESCAPE TO CANADA" highlights the issue of Americans leaving their country to seek freedom in Canada. Canadian cannabis activist Marc Emery is currently facing extradition to the US to face a sentence of 10 years to LIFE IMPRISONMENT for selling marijuana seeds to American customers.
Tune In for coverage tommorow to Portland Indymedia Web Radio
What: Protest Action. Led by the Back 2 The Wall's (B2TW) bus named COOL and flanked by 8' trees, citizen's wearing green ribbons will march in a dirge on Boise Cascade. A 20'x3' banner with "Boise Cascade: Keep Your Word" will be prominently displayed.
When: Tuesday September 20th @ 12:15 PM till 1 PM
Why: To oppose Boise's Cascade's decision to log old growth in the B&B fire Sale in the Deschutes National Forest. This decision breaks Boise Cascade's widely publicized 2003 promise not to harvest from old growth forests in the United States.
On September 17, I spoke with Josh from New Orleans. He was sitting on a curb outside of Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. Reliant Arena is a building next to the Astrodome and has been considered a part of 'Dome City.' Our interview begins with Josh explaining that he could get arrestted that night just for talking to me and giving me a recorded interview. (42:22 minutes / 19.4 MB)
"The gigantic relief machinery first started almost a week after the beginning of the catastrophe.. Hyper-modern America found it shockingly difficult to act in the emergency and provide the fastest possible relief to the despairing.."
On Saturday September 17, Vinny and I were on our way to the Reliant Arena, but we got a little lost in the sprawling city of Houston, Texas so we made our way to the George R. Brown Convention Center first. This convention center is next to the new baseball stadium where tens of thousands of people were watching an Astros game. Nobody seemed to care that in the building next to the baseball stadium, more than a thousand people still struggling to survive the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Neel Pender, the salaried Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Oregon will not allow gubernatorial candidate Pete Sorenson to speak at the October Oregon Summit, the state's largest gathering of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19-SEP-2005
Sunday evening, in a somber ceremony at Santa Barbara Harbor, the National Coalition of Human Rights Activists presented the Scientology corporation with the first annual NCHRA Human Rights Counter-Achievement Award. The Scientology corporation won the award after NCHRA membership last August examined ten private United States businesses and organizations that have the worse reputation for human rights abuses, and voted on fifteen criteria regarding the worse offender for each criterion. NCHRA media liaison for California, Dr. Jessica Wells, presented the award in front of NCHRA-California members.
It seems the forces of evil are out to destroy our Governor's line item veto of HB 3135.
Apparently, the Bush administration has finally initiated a plan to deal with the havoc of Katrina: When all else fails, blame the environmentalists. And so, after coming under attack from the entire nation due to their ineptitude, obvious racism, and inexcusably slow response to the hurricane disaster, the administration has responded by digging through their pockets to see if there is any conceivable way that they can blame environmentalists for the flooding of New Orleans.
Getting the money FEMA promises in emergencies can be a nightmare. This article discusses how one mother got her FEMA check out of the government after the Northridge earthquake and offers practical advice for others in a similar situation now regarding Katrina.
American media reports speak of a loss for Germany's socialists and of a more pro-business Germany, but the voters of Europe's biggest state actually stood solidly for a progressive, caring socio-political system and for a foreign policy that doesn't follow in lockstep behind Washington.
We are exited to bring you yet another NEW web radio show from portland indymedia.
MAXIMUM DAMAGE radio show tuesdays from 10:00 to 11pm
A commentary on Democracy in the age og spin.
She was speaking at "Camp Casey NYC" in Union Square.
As you can see from these pics here, the widespread worries about all the lost pets, especially dogs and cats, starving to death, are somewhat overdrawn.
"Road to Freedom" show seeks law enforcement or medical personnel, or citizens who "know something" about vigilante stalking for anonymous interviews.
Trail building in the forests help keep hikers from cutting their own trails and helpd reduce pollution, errosion, and other damage my concentrating foot traffic along known, safe routes.
On 17/Sep/05, the Trail Builders group came to the Crystal Lake area of the San Gabriel Mountains to perform maintenance on existing trails, and to remove fallen trees that obstructed the trails. Mount SAC students worked with long-time Trail Builders -- http://www.sgmtrailbuilders.org/
The Citizens' Health Care Working Group is holding a public meeting in Portland, Oregon, to learn from Oregon's experiences as it develops its own plans for engaging the public on health policy issues.
More than a decade ago, with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the strategists of Capital launched an unprecedented ideological offensive against socialism and Marxism. For them, capitalism had won. However, what had collapsed was not socialism, but a system of bureaucratic rule, i.e., Stalinism. Nevertheless, this ferocious offensive had the effect of starting an ideological stampede to the right within the working class movement internationally. The left-reformists switched sides, like a man changing his shirt, to become rightwing attorneys for capitalism. In Russia and Eastern Europe former "Communists" transformed themselves into capitalists. Since that time, the political pendulum has swung far to the right, epitomised by the victory of Blairism in Britain and of neo-Conservatism in the United States.
chance for Rove to spin a tropical storm
Computer models predict another powerful hurricane strike in the Gulf Coast sometime this coming weekend.
After reading many of Pastor Michael Treis' articles I realized no one yet has reviewed his work. I have now read all three of his books and come to the conclusion his work deserves more than a casual look.
address by his excellency dr. ricardo alarcon de quesada, speaker of the national assembly of people's power of the republic of cuba at the high-level plenary meeting of the 60th session of the un general assembly. new york, september 16, 2005.
Jericho Boston is organizing a call-in day to demand
that Pennsylvania Department of Corrections provide
the appropriate health care for Russell Maroon Shoats.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2005, let's flood their
phone lines and demand medical care for our freedom
Contact Doctor Falor at SCI-Greene, as well as Mrs.
Manson, another health provider there, and demand
Maroon receive the PSA test again: Dr. Falor & Mrs.
he was severley burned and was freaking out. the Sandy and Clackackams poplice who camw to supposibly help tazered him ten timed then shot him 5 times killing him. his fasce was burned off. the are doing an internalinvestigation, but i know exactly what that means. they will wash it and let the murderers go back on the street.
Resulting in a tip to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife by In Defense of Animals, Nicholas Unger Furs is fined for at least $40,000 for selling coats and other items made from pelts of endangered or banned species. What a Victory! You can read part of the article below and get the link to the entire article.
It just goes to prove that working, In Defense of Animals, does have its payoffs!
Thanks for all you do for the animals! It's working!
Cartoon (almost a megabyte) introducing most of the important political trends and concepts in the Seattle Left. Most of it will also be relevant to Portland.
A list of new content that you can stream is available in the text of the article. To get your own show o publish audio content send an e-mail to "pdx-audio(at)lists.resist.ca" with the subject line "RADIO" preferably. Check out the link to the radio page on this article.
Here it is. Simple step to make your thoughts known to the BIA and Gale Norton, schmuck. Or, would that be Schmuckette? Whatever, webform here to make your thoughts known. Let's Move!
>>>Did you know that there was an episode of a television show that spelled out the entire scenario of 9/11 that aired 6 months before it happened? That show was called ³The Lone Gunman,² which was a spin-off of the wildly successful ³The X-Files,² a fictionalized program about the intelligence services investigating the paranormal. The pilot of ³The Lone Gunman² had it all, a passenger plane being remotely controlled by some faction within the military-industrial complex, to crash the plane into (yes!) the World Trade Center, to provoke a staged incident. This show also had an early reference to President John F. Kennedy, alleged assassinations, super computer-chips that parallels the Clipper Chip and Promis software, etc. AND WE HAVE THIS SHOW!! Yes, we are going to show the ENTIRE EPISODE of ³The Lone Gunman² the next meeting, Wed. Sep. 28th. PLEASE, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT MISS THIS MEETING!!
"Hey, no one told us international NATO military guys at Northcom we can't use foreign troops to invade--to get around the American Posse Commutatus ban against domestic troops...."
Actually, Northcom has a well placed list of exceptions on the Northcom.mil website, already planned out: here's a list of already set up "exceptions" they mention to the Posse Commutatus Act. Expect these "exceptions" to be utilized by Northcom--or invented--as a context for further internationalized martial law in the U.S.A. "as the HAARP turns." However, Americans are well within their rights to conduct immediate citizens arrests of major Northcom figures, and these military figures get two years jail automatically:
Section 1385 of Title 18, United States Code (USC), states: "Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."
Since Congress DID NOT authorize this action--the only way it could fathomably occur--and it doesn't fit in their legal exceptions mentioned below we are to conclude fairly that Northcom's actions after Hurricane Katrina are a breach of the Posse Commutatus Act as well as a treasonous act combined, and we may conduct citizens arrest of major Northcom figures RIGHT NOW. Who wants to organize the PR for that?
We are standing with millitary families accross the country in down town Portland Saturday September 24th.