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26.04.2013 12:14
The Shortwave Report 04/26/13 Listen Globally
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, NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 26) 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=&)

Previous Shortwave Reports posted on PIMC for April:
4/18:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/04/422921.shtml
4/11:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/04/422793.shtml

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Updated 3/29 and on 4/5/13 23.03.2013 13:07
The Shortwave Report 03/22/13 Listen Globally

UPDATE: NEW BROADCASTS POSTED TO PIMC ON 3/29/13 and on 4/5/13

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.

The latest Shortwave Report (March 22) 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=&)

This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.
From JAPAN- There was a 29 hour power outage at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, preventing the cooling of melted down fuel rods. Two-thirds of people who filed compensation claims relating to the Fukushima disaster have never received any financial assistance. France is planning to restart shipments of spent plutonium to Japan.
From CHINA- Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirate is investing large in solar power and for good reasons. On Tuesday, Syria's opposition coalition has elected Syrian born Ghassan Hitto, as an interim Prime Minister- he is a naturalized American citizen and IT executive living in Dallas Texas. On the same day Syria claims rebels fired a chemical weapon on northern Aleppo.
From RUSSIA- Russia hopes the the investigation of the chemical weapon in Syria will be made by an independent team. More on the controversy of the rebels later claiming that the chemical weapon was fired by government forces. In Afghanistan opium and heroin production has increased for the third consecutive year according to the UN.
From SPAIN- In Guatemala the trial began for former dictator Rios Montt, charged with crimes against humanity in his own country. Lawmakers in Cyprus overwhelmingly rejected an EU/IMF demand that a one time 10 percent tax be levied against all bank savings accounts in their country. The European Court of Justice ruled that Spanish mortgages violate consumer rights, and the Spanish government is changing the rules on foreclosure and interest rates. Meanwhile unemployment continues to rise as does the gap between the wealthy and the poor.
From GERMANY- A later update on the situation in Cyprus, where the banks will remain closed until next Tuesday. As the economy in Europe gets worse, the Red Cross reports that the amount of food assistance has risen to the highest levels since 1945. Final approval has been given to limit bonuses given to bankers in Europe.

All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home.

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Updated 3/1 and 3/8 25.02.2013 06:50
The Shortwave Report 02/22/13 Listen Globally

UPDATES: NEW BROADCAST POSTED TO PIMC ON 3/1/13 and on 3/8/13


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

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (February 22) 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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Updated 2.15.13 09.02.2013 10:38
The Shortwave Report 02/08/13 Listen Globally

UPDATE: NEW BROADCAST POSTED TO PIMC ON 2/15/13:
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/02/421870.shtml

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, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK Japan

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (February 8) 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=&)

This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From SPAIN- The governing party in Spain has been rocked by revelations of secret slush funds, with accusations that the Prime Minister Rajoy was involved. Spain has seen a 3 day high school student strike against spending cuts and the educational reform bill. Greece's Finance Minister was sent a bullet and a death threat over home foreclosures. Iran warned Israel of retaliation over the air strikes in Syria last week.
From GERMANY- France wants the UN to prepare to send a peacekeeping force to Mali by April. The British Parliament has passed a bill to legalize same sex marriage. The President of the European Parliament has warned that the survival of the European Union is under threat. Foreclosures and homeowners evictions continue to increase in Europe, but some citizens in Ireland have organized to protect homeowners. From CUBA- As the Colombian government continues peace talks with revolutionaries from FARC, accusations of crimes against humanity have been leveled against former President Uribe. The New York Times revealed that the US has had a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia since 2011.
From RUSSIA- In the US there are many people disappointed by recent rulings on cyber warfare, drones, and American citizens being placed on kill lists. Charlottesville Virginia became the first US city to pass anti-drone legislation.
From JAPAN- The tension between Japan and China escalated further when a Chinese frigate locked its fire control radar on a Japanese destroyer. The Chinese government is admitting that half of the population has been experiencing serious air pollution in recent weeks. Japan is putting aside its long standing weapon export ban to help the US produce Stealth fighter jets. Asian nations will continue their economic support of Palestine at a conference in Tokyo next week. France is bracing for retaliation for its attacks on rebels in Mali.

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30.01.2013 06:33
Anonymous hacks DOJ to avenge Aaron Swartz
Anonymous also posted an editable version of the website, inviting users to deface it as they pleased. Multiple pages -- not only the home page -- appeared to allow users to alter them.
In anger over the recent death [SUICIDE!! HELLO!?]of an Internet activist who faced federal charges, hackers claiming to be from the group Anonymous threatened early Saturday to release sensitive information about the U.S. Department of Justice.

They claimed to have one such file on multiple servers ready for immediate release.
The hackers apparently hijacked the website of the U.S. government agency responsible for federal sentencing guidelines, where they posted a message demanding the United States reform its justice system or face incriminating leaks to select news outlets.

"We have not taken this message lightly...."

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NTnPNNMtpw

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Updated: 2.1.13 25.01.2013 12:24
The Shortwave Report 01/25/13 Listen Globally

UPDATE: NEW BROADCAST POSTED TO PIMC ON 2/1/13:
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/01/421606.shtml

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. This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (January 25) 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=&)

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves

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24.01.2013 09:19
GM Worker Willing to Die Seeking Labor Justice
If Jorge Parra lives to see the Portland Auto Show being held from January 24th through the 27th, he will have passed his 65th day on a hunger strike in support of the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of General Motors-Colmotores (ASOTRECOL). Appearing at press conferences outside the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Parra, who has been on this third hunger strike since November 20, 2012, first apologized for having a hard time knowing what to say due to his lack of eating, and then thanked the crowd of over 100 supporters who had gathered to protest against GM.

Dacks plans on using the Portland Auto Show as an opportunity to educate more people about GM's indifference toward the health and security of its employees. "The auto shows that are happening across the country are GM's highest profile events of the year, and if GM continues turning a blind eye to injustice, their abuses will be exposed in Portland, as they have been at the Detroit auto show." [...]

Martin Luther King, whose birthday was just celebrated, once said that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. On balance, it is fair to say that King was correct. It was not so long ago that chattel slavery was legal and people were ruled by kings. And while the United States is hardly a workers' paradise, workers enjoy more rights than they did a century ago. These were not gifts handed down from above. People fought and sometimes died for them. The ASOTRECOL battle as well as the recent spate of anti-worker legislation such as that in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana raises the same question that workers in this country asked a hundred years ago: are we disposable cogs in a machine, or are we living, breathing people whose lives are to be valued far beyond the wealth we can produce for others?

Want to get involved? The following actions are planned:

1. 1/23 from approximately 12-2 and 6:30 to 7:30.

2. 1/24 or 1/25 for a time to be announced sometime between 10 and 3.

3. 1/24-1/27 various times during the auto show for leafleting and other activities.

For more information call Greg Margolis at: 503-285-6603 or 503-806-9164 [cell].

homepage: http://www.pcasc.net/2013/01/23/gm-worker-willing-to-die-seeking-labor-justice/

[Related post] http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/01/421480.shtml

UPDATE:[Related video post] http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/01/421485.shtml#409124

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12.01.2013 16:46
The Shortwave Report 01/11/13 Listen Globally

UPDATE: NEW BROADCAST POSTED TO PIMC ON 1/18/13:
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/01/421387.shtml

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, China Radio International, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (January 11) 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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06.01.2013 20:21
Video: PDX Noize Demo - Solidarity w Grand Jury Resistors & Prisoners Everywhere! 12.31.13
On 12.31.12 a Noise Demonstration to show solidarity all prisoners was held globally. In Portland Oregon at 8:15 PM a group of around 40 people met in front of the downtown central Police Station {JAIL} to make noize for all those locked inside to hear. To let them know they are not forgotten.

The rally was organized by folks in the PDX ABC.
The rally is to call out for a noise demo intended to show love and solidarity with incarcerated peoples.
To show solidarity with the Grand Jury Resisters, and all Political Prisoners.
The rally was to call out for noize against the state, and its prison system.

The police did stop by, and asked a few questions and then mysteriously they all left?

This is the 17 minute video file posted on YouTube from the Portland rally:
 http://youtu.be/p1mgu_GysJo

Also this same video file was posted where it can be viewed and downloaded on Archive dot org here:
 link to archive.org

The video opens with a short out-take from Submedia TV which is about the Noize Demo's in Greece on New Years Eve.

An announcement post for this noise event was on Portland Indymedia here:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/12/421148.shtml

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28.12.2012 07:51
The Shortwave Report 12/28/12 Listen Globally
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, NHK Japan, China Radio International, and Radio Havana Cuba.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 28) 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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15.12.2012 13:58
The Shortwave Report 12/14/12 Listen Globally
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, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio International, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Dear Radio Friend, The latest Shortwave Report (December 14) 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=&)

This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio International, and NHK World Radio Japan.
[...]

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
 http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at  http://radio.mediageek.net

More Information:  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml

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24.11.2012 13:06
VIDEO: "Stop The War On Gaza" Part 2 Action In Pioneer Square 11/21
JoeAnybody.Com Report-Back:

A follow up to saturdays action in Pioneer Square in which around 150 protesters rallyed and marched against Israeli occupation and war on Gaza. This action yielded about half as many people but they were just as motivated. As of November 20th, there has been a cease fire agreement reached but Netanyahu stated that it does not mean that Israel will not resort to invasion in the future and a top commander declared that quote "if there is quiet in the Gaza region, there will be no terror, if not then it may be a worse future" (AP). Palestinian activist and PSU organizer Wael Elsady led this speech packed rally along with other students who have been core organizers. Flags flew high as Portlanders sent their message of peace to Gaza, and though peace has temporarily been reached, they aim to bring awareness to the fact that Palestinians are still suffering by sanctions and enduring the hostility that Israel has imposed on them.

Video Link:

Stop The War On Gaza Protest - Part 2

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Stop the War on Gaza Pt 2 Nov 21 at 5:30 pm 16.11.2012 10:45
Israel Attacking Gaza !
Israeli Defence Forces Bombing Gaza Fom Air & Sea: Land Invasion Possible

Where & when shall we Portlanders meet to protest the escalation of violence ? Pioneer Sq. @ 5:00P.M.? Suggestions? The last time Israel attacked Gaza 1400 Palestinians were killed ,mostly civilians. 13 Israelis also died ,6 due to "friendly fire ."

12 noon Saturday
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204


Come stand with the people of Gaza and against Israel's criminal attacks!! Solidarity link passing from FB post - says Sat 12 noon
UPDATE Stop the War on Gaza Pt 2
Wednesday Nov 21 at 5:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square

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20.09.2012 21:38
Occupy Portland #S17 march in solidarity with Colombian GM workers
An #S17 protest was held on the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall St. also in support of several Colombian GM workers who sewed their mouths shut after they believe they were fired unjustly for injuries sustained at the Colmotores plant in Bogota. Portland, OR, USA, 09/17/2012.

homepage:  http://alexmilantracy.com

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20.09.2012 21:32
Occupy Anniversary and Colombian GM Workers Solidarity Rallies
monday afternoon on september 17, 2012, a portland crowd numbering in the hundreds turned out for the one year anniversary of occupy wall street, which they marked by rallying for justice for colombian general motors workers who were hurt on the job and then kicked to the curb by the us-based, and to a considerable extent us government owned multinational corporation.

[video]  http://youtu.be/mx8u171roie

(report back from event organizers)

occupy portland marks anniversary in solidarity with global 99%
rally supports injured colombian gm workers seeking justice

the colombians have maintained a continuous peaceful occupation in front of the us embassy in bogotá for over 400 days. ten of the colombian workers including colombian worker leader jorge parra are entering their third week on hunger strike. mr. parra is currently in detroit where supporters rallied in front of gm world headquarters as part of an international day of action for the workers and their families.
"the fact that general motors is firing workers for injuries they developed on the job is bad enough, the company's refusal to sit down and talk - the willingness they are demonstrating to turn a blind eye to the worker's hunger strike is incomprehensible" said paige shell-spurling, a member of the portland central america solidarity committee. " general motors is showing an utter disregard for human life and specifically for the lives of the workers on whose backs gm's profits are made."
the portland rally delivered petitions demanding justice for the colombian workers with over 4,000 signers to wentworth chevrolet. a manager at wentworth agreed to forward the petitions to the gm corporate offices.
according to marco mejia of portland jobs with justice, "the issue of exploitation of the colombian gm workers is emblematic of the kind of global corporate corruption that the occupy movement is fighting against. occupy and the progressive movement in general is continuing to build capacity for change through education, agitation and mobilization."


 http://www.youtube.com/user/asotrecol

 http://www.asotrecol.com

www.witnessforpeace.org

 http://www.change.org/petitions#search/asotrecol

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22.08.2012 07:16
Video: Portland Interview Regarding GM Workers Hunger Strike in Colombia
Portland Public Access program, "A Growing Concern," featuring an interview with John Walsh, local member of Witness for Peace. John speaks at length about the workers at the GM plant in Colombia who were fired for injuries sustained on the assembly line.

Interview Regarding Colombian GM Workers

Walsh discusses the workers situation, but also speaks about labor and political conditions in the country in general. Also discussed are Free Trade Agreements and how they create conditions which allow multi national corporations to ignore human and environmental regulations.

At various points during the program, short videos are introduced, all taken from the Asotrecol Workers Youtube Page
These videos explain the reasons for the hunger strike and detail the suffering these families are going through due to assembly line injuries. One video features interviews with the wife and daughter of one of the workers.

ASOTRECOL - GM Workers Website

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16.08.2012 16:54
EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT: Solidarity With GM Workers In Colombia
Today 8.15.12 is a national day of action to stand with the Colombian General Motors plant workers who have been in a hunger strike for weeks now and have sewn their mouths shut. Community members here in Portland aim to hold a solidarity flash mob in Pioneer Square at 11:30am.

BULLETIN:

Portland, Oregon - Wednesday, August 15th, an emergency demonstration will take place in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square, in response to General Motors' failure to resolve the situation of fired workers injured at their Bogota, Colombia assembly plant, who are entering their third week of a hunger strike. This local action is part of a national Day of Action called for by Witness for Peace.

Come for this quick action downtown... 11:30 to noon. Signs, art and music provided. Just show up, bring a friend to double the fun. Let General Motors feel the pressure- from Portland, Oregon to GM's corporate headquarters in Detroit, to McLean, Virginia (home of GM CEO Daniel Akerson), and all points in between.

REPORT BACK VIDEOS, FROM PORTLAND ACTION on 8.15.12
Jim Lockhart: Video: Portland Solidarity with GM Workers in Colombia
Joe Anybody & Mobile T: VIDEOS: Solidarity With Colombian General Motors Workers Action In Portland 8.15.12

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07.08.2012 11:07
Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact more draconian than NAFTA
The Trans-Pacific Partnership's extraordinarily one-sided rules, which go beyond NAFTA in several ways, are intended to be a new floor in the ongoing effort to lock in the domination of industrialists and financiers through the multi-national corporations that they control. The negotiations among 11 countries are secret. That we know anything at all about it is due to leaks.

Imagine a world in which which labor safeguards, safety rules and environmental regulations will be struck down because a multi-national corporation's profits might be affected. A world in which measures to reign in financial speculation are illegal. A world in which the task of governments, codified in law, is to maximize corporate profits.

Haven't heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? There is good reason. It is a proposed trade agreement being secretly negotiated that would not only codify the one-sided rules heavily favoring corporate interests exemplified in the North American Free Trade Agreement, it would go beyond them. And many of the harshest rules proposed to be included in the TPP are being pushed by the Obama administration.

To continue reading, please go to  http://wp.me/p2cpPS-2x
homepage:  http://systemicdisorder.wordpress.com/

Related Video Post by Jim Lockhart:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/08/417213.shtml#404070

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05.07.2012 07:16
Portland protests against Trans-Pacific Partnership
Portland participated in a national day of action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the three companies pushing for the secretive deal; Verizon, FedEx and Wal Mart. The TPP is currently being drafted in San Diego amid much secrecy. Portland, OR, USA, 07/02/2012.

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29.06.2012 08:17
Using the TPP to Renegotiate and Expand NAFTA
"Trade deals such as NAFTA and now the TPP are being used to smuggle through a new set of transnational corporate rights, trapping nations in a web of treaties that further trump their own laws. All too often, these agreements fail to deliver on the promise of prosperity and only serve to accelerate the path towards economic enslavement. Globalization has meant sacrificing self-sufficiency and sovereignty for foreign dependency which is a sure path to world government."

Both Canada and Mexico have been invited to join the U.S., along with other countries already engaged in negotiations which will deepen trade and economic ties within the Asia-Pacific region. Such a deal would surpass NAFTA in size and scope. The U.S. led talks which have been criticized for their secretive nature, could be used to update aspects of existing trade pacts among member nations. This would provide the perfect opportunity for a backdoor renegotiation of NAFTA without officially having to open it back up.


 http://beyourownleader.blogspot.ca/2012/06/using-tpp-to-renegotiate-and-expand.html

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14.06.2012 07:28
Video: "Solidarity With Quebec Students" Action With Speech By Montreal Native 6.11.12
StreetNews Report
On 6.11.12, a protest rally was held at Pioneer Square in solidarity with Canadian students who are protesting extreme tuition hikes and interest rate increases in Universities across Canada.

What an inspiring action presented by Occupy Portland in Portlands' living room, Pioneer Square. Around 250 people showed up for the Facebook event created to bring solidarity with the students in Canada who are protesting in the thousands for education reform, as tuition rate increases are three times ours and interest rates are insane. This local rally showed the world and Canada that we are in support of the universal mission to lower the cost of higher education and increase the worth of degrees to actually make the academic investment worth it.

Great speeches were given by students and former students who were heavily affected by the debt they incurred while attending school. A contest was held to see who had the highest student debt, and a woman with 111,0000 dollars of debt took the crown. The frustration was seen in the faces of the many that decided to get up, grab the bull horn and tell their story. A visiting student from Montreal Canada just happened to be in Portland and spoke of how appreciative he is of all the solidarity that Portland is bringing to this issue.

Video Link:

Quebec Student Solidarity Action - Portland Oregon

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07.06.2012 08:33
Protect Columbia River from Liquified Natural Gas
Oregon Liquified Natural Gas to Hold Open House About LNG Export Plans

Hello Everyone: As we've anticipated for some time, Oregon Liquified Natural Gas is ramping up its promotion of a plan to export LNG through Oregon. Oregon LNG refers to its project as "bi-directional," but we all know that Oregon LNG's new proposal is a clear bait-and-switch. In 2004, Oregon LNG argued that Oregon needed to import LNG from overseas. Now, Oregon LNG intends to export huge volumes of natural gas to Asian markets through rural Warrenton, Oregon, and our Columbia River.

On Tuesday, June 12th, Oregon LNG plans to hold an Open House in Warrenton, Oregon to discuss its plans. This Open House is not a FERC hearing. FERC does not plan to attend. Rather, Oregon LNG will likely use this Open House to promote its terminal and pipeline in one-on-one conversations with attendees. We encourage people to attend, to wear your red "NO LNG" shirt, to ask tough questions about LNG exports, and to inform your neighbors and friends about the threat that Oregon LNG poses to Clatsop County. Together, we can send a strong message that the people of Clatsop County, who successfully defeated Bradwood LNG, are ready and willing to fight Oregon LNG's export proposal.

What: Oregon LNG Open House
When: Tuesday, June 12th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where:
Gateway Masonic Lodge #175, 66 SW 4th Avenue, Warrenton, Oregon
Who: Oregon LNG is holding this Open House. It is not a formal hearing or a FERC event.


Why: We should attend to be a visible presence of opposition. Oregon LNG is trying to pull a quick bait-and-switch and flip its project from import to export. While the Open House is being orchestrated by Oregon LNG, we can use the opportunity to talk to our friends, neighbors and attendees to get more people informed and engaged.

Looking Ahead: Columbia Riverkeeper and Columbia-Pacific Common Sense will be holding our own informational meetings in late June, once we have more tangible information about Oregon LNG's new proposal. Stay tuned for more information about our event.

columbiariverkeeper.org
Posted at Censored News


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17.05.2012 19:09
The country that said no: Argentina's path out of austerity
On a daily basis, we are bombarded with messages in the corporate media that any European Union country defaulting on its debt would constitute armageddon. Greece/Ireland/Spain/choose your country must pay back the banks in full, no matter the social cost, we are told ad infinitum.

Argentina's government defaulted on odious debt and instead spent the money on investments and social services. Argentine workers took over their factories rather than let them be shut. That path was not an easy one, but Argentina's economy was the Western Hemisphere's fastest growing while wages rose and poverty declined... armageddon was not the result. No fire fell from the sky.

Quite the contrary, Argentines soon were far better off by saying no to the pitiless austerity that had been imposed on them.

Article continues at:  http://wp.me/p2cpPS-1u

homepage:  http://systemicdisorder.wordpress.com

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17.05.2012 18:53
Epistle to the Ecotopians
ecotopia emerging To all brothers and sisters who hold the dream in their hearts of a future world in which humans and all other beings live in harmony and mutual support -- a world of sustainability, stability, and confidence. A world something like the one I described, so long ago, in Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging....

We live in the declining years of what is still the biggest economy in the world, where a looter elite has fastened itself upon the decaying carcass of the empire. It is intent on speedily and relentlessly extracting the maximum wealth from that carcass, impoverishing our former working middle class... As Karl Marx darkly remarked, "Capital has no country," and in the conditions of globalization his meaning has come clear....

We all need to learn, or relearn, how we would keep the rudiments of life going if there were no paid specialists around, or means to pay them.... survival is a team sport.

[This document was found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death.]


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02.03.2012 06:59
Video: Community Forum on the Transpacific Free Trade Agreement
A community forum exploring the local impacts of past Free Trade Agreements, what the massive new Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement means for your community, and how you can help prevent this "NAFTA of the Pacific."

*More Offshoring of Good-Paying Jobs to In the Race to the Bottom for Workers;
*New Tools for Attacking Environmental and Consumer Safety Policies;
*Further Deregulation of Banks and Insurance Companies;
*Longer Patents that Restrict Access to Generic Medications.

After opening remarks by Elizabeth Swager of Oregon Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, we hear from:

--Greg Pallesen - Vice President of Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, Local 5 on trade related job loss;
--Ted Gleichman - chair of the LNG Committee of the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, and serves on the steering committee of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Policy (OREP), which promotes feed-in tariffs to speed adoption of renewable energy. Ted is also a former member of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (ASFCME)."
--Kim Marks - a grassroots organizer who works within Rising Tide North America Collective and former board member of the Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment and BARK who speaks about the impact of trade on labor and the environment;

VIDEO: Community Forum on the Transpacific Free Trade Agreement - What does Wall Street want from the new Pacific Rim trade deal?

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01.03.2012 07:30
Venezuela: worker-president of ALCASA removed
*On Saturday, February 25, Venezuelan vice-president announced the
dismissal of Elio Sayago, worker-president of the state-owned aluminum
smelter ALCASA, and his replacement by Angel Marcano. This decision
represents an assault of the bureaucracy within the Bolivarian revolution against workers' control and has caused outrage amongst revolutionary activists in Guayana and throughout Venezuela.*

*It is not by chance that this decision has been taken just as president Chavez, who appointed Elio Sayago as worker-president of ALCASA, had left the country for Cuba for medical reasons. *

 http://www.marxist.com/elio-sayago-alcasa-dismissed.htm

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14.02.2012 12:14
No War on Iran! march photos, Feb. 12 in Portland
A decent turnout for Occupy Portland's "No War on Iran!" rally & march today in downtown Portland. How many US cities have held a similar event? Not many, I'd guess.

We will probably have more of these marches before long.

"No More War! Feed the Poor!"

"No More War!! Feed the Poor!!"

PIMC related post: Portland Protests War on Iran

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