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actions & protests | indigenous issues 23-Nov-2016 11:12

Help Standing Rock with supplies

From the open publishing newswire: Help Standing Rock with supplies


These things are needed now:
- wool socks
- wool blankets
- hand warmers
- trauma kits (portable)
- suturing kits
- milk of magnesia (plain not flavored) for washing eyes hit with pepper spray or other contaminants
Ship to:
Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
PO Box 1251
Bismark, North Dakota 58502
For more info & a complete list, see medichealingcouncil on FaceBook

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actions & protests | indigenous issues 23-Nov-2016 11:08

[Video] Winona La Duke on Standing Rock

From the open publishing newswire: Winona La Duke speaks eloquently and passionately about the Rights of Nature and of Indigenous values relevant to the ongoing struggle of the Water Protectors in North Dakota.

La Duke also talks about the history of the Standing Rock area and of the people who have resided there for millennium. This is an excerpt from a longer presentation which will be posted soon....  https://youtu.be/tUi9hKd7Brw

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actions & protests | indigenous issues 17-Nov-2016 06:28

500+ rally for Standing Rock in Portland at Army Corps Of Engineers - 11.15.16

From the open publishing newswire: A rally at the Army Corps of Engineers then over to Waterfront park Portland People marched in Solidarity with Standing Rock and "No North Dakota Pipeline".

I arrived on 3rd street at the Army Corps of Engineers office where a large gathering was going on.
Only seen 2 cops the entire time (and no traffic was blocked in any kind of protest). I filmed the speeches at Waterfront park - estimated 500+ at the rally for Standing Rock.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lne-kECYMuc&sns=tw

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actions & protests 11-Nov-2016 13:18

Video: Anti TRUMP - 2 thousands protesters in Portland on 11.9.16

From the open publishing newswire: Not My President!
An estimated 2 thousands people pissed at Trump winning the election took to the streets for hours in Portland Oregon on 11.9.16. No police - and no violence.

My crowd size estimate was around 2,000 +

This video clip is from the West side (downtown) at about 5:30 PM, near city hall (protest had been going for a few hours prior, over to the East side via the Morrison bridge, then north up MLK to the Convention Center...then on to the Moda Center (Rose Garden)

 https://youtu.be/3LTQUy6BUZ8 (40 min video)

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election fraud | government 08-Nov-2016 14:59

KBOO Election Night Coverage

From the open publishing newswire: KBOO will provide live election coverage from 5:30 to 9PM

KBOO Portland (kboo.fm) will have live interviews and guests as we broadcast Election Night Coverage from 5:30PM til 9PM. Tune in to hear call-ins from the Presidential camps, Kristin Yount at the Chloe Eudaly rally, S.W. Conser, Lisa Loving, Theresa Mitchell, and various guests including candidates.

That's 90.7 FM in the greater Portland area, other frequencies in Cascadia, and  http://www.kboo.fm on the Web.

 http://kboo.fm/electionnight2016

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actions & protests | environment | indigenous issues 24-Oct-2016 19:14

Video: Water is Life Walk in Portland Oregon 10.9.16

Solidarity with Standing Rock From the open publishing newswire: This is the full video of the Walk for "Water is Life" event in Portland Oregon. [In solidarity with Standing Rock - No DAPL]

 https://youtu.be/TE_gFcRWBQU [2 hour 20 minutes]

Stops were made at four places: N. S, E. and W. sides of the Willamette river. The walk in Portland Oregon was to bring attention to the Standing Rock protest and injustice with the Dakota Access Pipeline.

This peace walk today title " Sacred Water Walk" started at noon under the Steele bridge - the walk took us along the Willamette river on the east side river bank...meeting along the way, under the Hawthorn bridge, with the Elders and those who couldn't make the walk for a prayer and ceremony and music. [...]

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actions & protests | indigenous issues 10-Oct-2016 14:09

Sacred Water Walk - Solidarity with Standing Rock & No DAPL Protest - Portland 10.9.16

From the open publishing newswire: Here are some pictures form the Portland Oregon, Peace Walk for Clean Water and to show Solidarity with those in Standing Rock that are protesting the NoDAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline).

This peace walk today title " Sacred Water Walk" started at noon under the Steele bridge - the walk took us along the Willamette river on the east side river bank...meeting along the way, under the Hawthorn bridge, with the Elders and those who couldn't make the walk for a prayer and ceremony and music. [...]

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corporate dominance | economic justice | government 06-Jun-2016 23:38

FDR's First 100 Days (Local Translation from German)

From the open publishing newswire: This reading sample of "A History of the US" is translated from the German by a local translator. The Works Progress Administration created 651K miles of highway, 124K bridges, 8K parks and 125K public buildings including 41K schools. In the US of Amnesia, keeping the washrooms open at community centers is like walking on water! The financial sector should be shriveled and the public sector expanded.

[Workerbee Note: Although not local reporting, this translation is done locally]

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prisons & prisoners 02-May-2016 15:19

A Recent Letter from The GEO Group Inc. to Portland Books to Prisoners

Our Reply From the open publishing newswire: The GEO Group Inc. is a for-profit private corporation that manages over 50 prisons in the United States. A representative of GEO Group sent Portland Books to Prisoners the attached letter requesting books for the Phoenix West prison library

Email correspondence confirmed that GEO Group does not include book purchases for the library in their operating budget: "Although a private prison, we do not have a library budget and rely completely on donations for acquisitions for the prison library."

Despite not having any funds available to stock the Phoenix West prison library, GEO Group will be paying a dividend of 65 cents per share to their shareholders on May 12, 2016. [...]

Note: Prisoners requesting books should mail those requests to our parent organization in Seattle, which forwards requests to the Portland branch. The PDX B2P address in the letter is only for administrative purposes.
Books to Prisoners
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street, Box A
Seattle, WA 98101

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April 9th @6PM 04-Apr-2016 13:14

Solidarity March with Texas Prison Strikers

From the open publishing newswire: Prisoners affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union have announced plans to enact major work stoppages in Texas on Monday April 4th if their demands are not met.

[4/9] We will be meeting at Chapman Square at 6pm where organizers with the Portland Anarchist Black Cross, IWOC and Portland General Defense Committee will share on recent organizing against Prison Slavery and the Prison Industrial Complex happening nationally and in Oregon, followed by a march. We will then reconvene back at the Justice Center for a noise demo in solidarity with prisoners incarcerated at the jail.

Prisoners affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union have announced plans to enact major work stoppages in Texas on Monday April 4th if their demands are not met. [...]

 http://pdxabc.org |  https://www.facebook.com/events/478604362332781/

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anti-racism | health 06-Sep-2015 17:34

Video: 8 .11 .15 Race Talks - Racism and Health

From the open publishing newswire: August Race Talks program consisted of a film screening of one portion of a seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health and a presentation by guest speaker Leslie Gregory. This is a free monthly event at Kennedy School on the 2nd Tuesday evening of every month.
A screening and discussion of Unnatural Causes ... "is inequality making us sick\?"

 https://youtu.be/Ga40RZdjjAs [1.hour 14.minute video]

This August Race Talks presentation was by guest speaker Leslie Gregory. Leslie is a Physician Assistant and Executive Director of Right to Health. This race talks program consisted of a film screening of one portion of a seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health.

Previous Race Talks events are recorded and archived on this youtube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/racetalks01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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alternative media | animal rights 19-Apr-2015 13:13

A Growing Concern: No New Animal Labs

From the open publishing newswire: Recent Public Access program, "A Growing Concern," interviewing a member of the No New Animal Lab Campaign.

No New Animal Lab is a new pressure campaign to stop the University of Washington from building a proposed underground Animal Research and Care Facility, which would expand the number of animals that the UW can torture and kill by thousands. The No New Animal Lab campaign's primary target is Skanska, a multi-billion dollar international construction firm and the general contractor of the project.

A Growing Concern: No New Animal Labs

[...] Skanska is one of the biggest construction firms in the world; it operates internationally with billions in revenue from its projects. The construction budget for the lab is $90 million, which makes it a comparatively minor project. This is small change to them.

Skanska is also not new to controversy. They have a track record of terminating contracts and canceling projects when their image is on the line. Their long-term branding matters more to them than short-term small cash flows. They know that this lab does not fit their desired image. They even neglected to issue press releases about it, despite a tradition of boasting about their projects to the media.

The No New Animal Lab campaign revealed their dirty secret. Consistency will make them fold. It all hinges on our commitment to animal liberation. The lab will not be built if we sustain enough pressure. So what are you going to do\\\\\\\?

http://nonewanimallab.com

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