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Not a medic 03.08.2004 14:20
Black Cross First Aid Training this Saturday, August 7th in Portland
Black Cross Health Collective will conduct an eight hour training in basic first aid for protests. 10 AM to 6 PM (time off for lunch) at Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 N.E. 14th Ave in Portland (#8 bus line). All are welcome

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dred-i 03.08.2004 08:45
See dred-i LIVE: Consciousness in Action 2@ The Bohemian (Seattle) 8/5/04
RBG hip-hop, R&B, funk, spoken word poetry and MORE!

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kirsten anderberg 03.08.2004 01:22
The Need for “Scholarships” Marks the Class Separation
Whenever "scholarships" are required for anything, you can be guaranteed classism is present. Scholarships are a band-aid at best. As the classism that originally *caused* the need for a separate system for the poor to participate, remains.

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info@blackcrosscollective.org 01.08.2004 13:22
Upcoming BCHC training August 7
Black Cross Health Collective will conduct a 8-hour first aid training in Portland, OR next week. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, August 7
Time: 10am sharp (arrive a bit early) to 6pm
Location: Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave in Portland, OR
Bring: your own lunch

For more information about our trainings, see
 http://blackcrosscollective.org/gettraining

- Black Cross Health Collective

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Brian 31.07.2004 18:43
3 Presidents on Education
We have a government run, compulsory school system. Where did it come from and what is the effect? The system was designed to dumb us down and make us docile. It has worked. Here are 3 Presidential quotes.

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hear ye 28.07.2004 21:07
Edwards tells the truth- did you hear it?
John Edwards has a plan for you and me. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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jhill 28.07.2004 03:07
Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution, by Derrick Jensen
One of the most important components of both education and activism...

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Xaoticus 23.07.2004 09:24
Phoenix/Tempe Az Presidential Debate - Call to Action
The attention of the world will focus on Phoenix, Arizona for the 3rd
Presidential Debate on October 13th. We are using this opportunity to get
our message heard.

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Moi 22.07.2004 03:18
Book Club? Other Clubs?
I am looking for clubs to join.

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Cascadia Wildlands Project 21.07.2004 12:27
7/16/04 Legacy Forests Campaign Update
IN THIS UPDATE:

* Upcoming Hikes/Campouts Schedule
* Comments Needed NOW for '5 Rogues' Old-Growth Sale, Medford BLM
* Join the CWP for our Every-other-Thursday Action Team Meetings
* Massive Ancient Forest Rally Planned for Sept. 24 in Portland

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repost Guardian 19.07.2004 17:11
Nike-McGraw Hill Madrassah, aka University of Oregon Trains Soldiers
Does anyone know more about the connections? Where are the UO professors getting these research dollars?

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Livability Larry 19.07.2004 10:10
Renter's Rights
Looking for Renter's rights info.

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Our Forefathers 10.07.2004 11:32
Just a reminder
The Declaration of Independence

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VANESSA CROSS 10.07.2004 02:28
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS SALUTES ALDAM ELEMENTARY!
clean is great, but clean and green is even better!

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Hemlock 06.07.2004 21:04
UPDATE ON BEAR TIMBER SALE CAMPOUT
Info on what to expect, the environment, gear list, and more. This is for people interested in organizing in the Portland area.

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2nd. THURSDAY 06.07.2004 00:03
Clifford Stone (Ret. Sgt.) : UFO Reality...U.S. Government Documents
July 8, 2004,5:00pm, The Red and Black Coffee Collective @ 2138 SE Division Ptld. OR. Video & Discussion of Retired Army Sgt.Clifford Stone UFO Coverup: Illegal secret U.S. government without oversight, control, and the consent of the Executive, or Legislative branches.

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breakthechains repost 05.07.2004 09:39
OR Prisons abandon book limit in cells
Prisons abandon book limit in cells

Corrections officials had planned to allow inmates no more than 10 at once

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RS 30.06.2004 17:11
A Liberal son VS his Republican mother: Battle over Fahrenheit 9/11
Insight into the mind of your average middle aged Republican through an argument over Fahrenheit 9/11

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UCAnation 25.06.2004 09:31
Why a SALES TAX system would be VERY BAD for our Country
There are some who want to "do- away" with income tax and just collect sales taxes.

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UCAnation 25.06.2004 09:28
Government Budget Crash Course
Very few people (including members of Congress) actually grasp the numbers involved in the Federal Budget. Here is a crash course to provide some perspective:

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UCAnation 25.06.2004 09:24
Obese Government
There's more money wasted each year by our Federal Government alone to fund a 2nd Defense Department -- or to cut personal taxes by 25% across the board.

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UCAnation 25.06.2004 09:19
TAX is killing the American dream
Some say that our politicians are in the same neighborhood in their thoughts as our founding fathers.

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And How to Quit Smoking Corporate Cigarettes 22.06.2004 12:54
Growing Your Own Tobacco Workshop
Portland, OR-- Workshop announced for activists who want to explore the history and sacredness of the tobacco plant, learn how to grow tobacco in their own backyard, dry the leaves, store them, and respect their energy.

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Radical Element 17.06.2004 09:30
Wanna go to Harvard?
Not that I think Harvard is all that, or anything. But I thought I would just pass this on in case anyone is interested....

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Gos 17.06.2004 08:40
The New Religion
The New Religion: "Science"
("HIV" and other such nonsense...)

***WARNING: sense of humor required!!***

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pdxbookstoprisoners@riseup.net 17.06.2004 08:06
The PDX Books To Prisoners Lockup Film Series Continues!
Portland Books To Prisoners will be showing the following films at an all ages benefit film screening Tuesday June 22nd at Nocturnal, 1800 E. Burnside, starting at 8 pm:

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Voices Set Free 17.06.2004 08:01
Conference June 24-26 Beyond Prison: Public Safety Agenda for the 21st Century
Our society has a stake in the prison industry. Society condones the prison industry not only by paying to maintain it, but paying staggering amounts of money to help it grow. While private correction companies in America profit enormously from the prison industry, the benefits to society are much more difficult to quantify.

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ndwinl 14.06.2004 23:03
Economics -101
My brief report on assessment of state/local economics with URLs.

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GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer 13.06.2004 16:57
Seattle Sci-Fi Museum Is About More Than Ray Guns
"What if your best friend was an alien?"

or more realistically:

"What if George W was an alien?"

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quill 13.06.2004 10:12
Reportback on Jeff "Free" Luers Solidarity Event in Eugene
The Event in Eugene held in solidarity with Jeff "Free" Luers was enjoyable and the speakers inspiring. Blackfire opened with a ancient healing hoop ceremony that had everone dazzled by the intricacy of the dance. Jeff's father came and said how proud he was of his son, making some of us wonder about where some of our blood relatives are at in their support of our beliefs...

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klamath-siskiyous wildlands project 13.06.2004 09:25
KS Wild Summer Film Series
Join KS Wild for intriguing and artistic films on diverse environmental issues such as endangered species in Australia, the World Water Forum in Japan and Pacific Northwest forest defense. All films are free and start at 7pm in Ashland. For more information, contact Lesley at 488.5789 or  lesley@kswild.org.

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kirsten anderberg 12.06.2004 12:30
Safer Sex Kits: Respect Your Bodies Today
Everyone having sex nowadays should be familiar with safer sex practices. But really, there are few places that offer "safer sex classes." How are people supposed to learn how to maximize their safety through proper condom usage, for instance?

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Truth 11.06.2004 16:34
Taxpayers financing religious schools
Pseudo-libertarians want our tax money to finance religious and private schools that meet approval by the government.

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Robert Kurz 11.06.2004 09:13
Secondary Illiterates: The Crisis of Education in Western Industrial Countries
"European literacy and the schooling of society were not generous civilizing gifts to people but part of that process described as `inner colonialization'.. Infra-structural institutions are not market enterprises but overall social conditions of the market economy.."

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reposted from SF Chronicle 09.06.2004 09:43
ALERT: Scientology sneaks into Public Schools Disguised as "Narconon" Program
A popular anti-drug program provided free to schools in San Francisco and elsewhere teaches concepts straight out of the Church of Scientology, including medical theories that some addiction experts described as "irresponsible" and "pseudoscience."

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Adam Christopher Snow 09.06.2004 01:41
Our Myopic Beeblebrox: Plausible Selective Memories
Pabst Blue Ribbon, ketchup, a Black Panther in Cuba, myopia, Pat Brown and Sci-Fi classics: an eclectic and selective obituary of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America.

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2nd T H U R S D A Y S 08.06.2004 18:22
The Varginha UFO/Aliens Case
Bodacious Classics
2433 S.E. Powell Blvd.
June 10, 2004 7:00pm
Video presentation & discussionof the Varginha UFO/Aliens Case Update with Dr. Rodger Leir

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kirsten anderberg 06.06.2004 09:34
Vocational Training Vs Profession Education: The Poor Vs The Elite
It is my belief that vocational and community colleges were created first and foremost as a way for white men with property, to keep universities and professions insulated for themselves, while making the underclasses believe they received "equal opportunity to education."

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FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press Writer 05.06.2004 23:14
Credit counceling service AmeriDebt goes Bankrupt itself
A credit counseling company accused of using deceptive marketing to rip off hundreds of customers filed for bankruptcy protection Saturday.

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PDX BTP 05.06.2004 16:35
Books to Prisoners FREE SCREENING: DAS EXPERIMENT tues JUNE 8th @ NOCTURNAL
das experiment Books to Prisoners is screening the German film DAS EXPERIMENT tuesday June 8 @ Nocturnal (1800 E burnside) at 8pm, kicking off a summer film series illustrating the importance of abolishing the prison industrial complex!

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Paul Kalkbrenner 05.06.2004 09:10
Advertising Damages Mental Health
"The child understands what he/she sees on television before speaking. He/she understands the pictures in magazines and on advertising billborads like illiterates.. The logical understanding that what is on the box is virtual like what is in the newspaper comes late to us.."

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Jered Fisher 05.06.2004 06:49
Stopping the Next Enron
"Listing three systems-natural, social and economic-Dillard sees the natural system as most important. `The social is dependent on the natural..the economic is part of the social,' he siad. `We have inverted that hierar-chy, and privilege economic systems over other systems.'"

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Alan Bisbort 03.06.2004 18:15
In Memory: to veterans of war and peace
... I failed that young man. I should have confronted him, made him see what he must see by now -- if he is alive ...

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divide and conquer 03.06.2004 13:47
Harper's Index for May 2004
I think Portland IMC deserves some statistical content

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mom 30.05.2004 09:18
Lottery, New American Dream, Community building
thought for making the grass greener here.

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bookstoprisoners volunteer 25.05.2004 09:25
Oregon Action Alert -- Let Prisoners Have Books!
This comment period ends May 28th. The comments to preserve the right to own books must be received by then, so please write today! Western Prison Project sends out these action alerts to those on their email list. To get on this list email  kathleen@westernprisonproject.org. If you write a letter to ODOC, please cc a copy of your letter to that email as well.

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reposter 24.05.2004 23:44
OSU Grad Union faces contract renewal
ANDY CRIPE/Gazette-Times Grad students prepare for test of union formed four years ago

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mmmmm 24.05.2004 23:42
Stop OSU from squelching grads
grad prep for rally OSU is moving to stop grads from communicating and organizing around their pay and working conditions as well as threatening to fire grads who, when excercising free speech, they deem to be "interfering with university operations". OSU grads need your help to fight back.

If you think this is outrageous then you could send an e-mail to OSU president Ed Ray ( ed.ray@oregonstate.edu)and let him know that you are following the negotiations and expect OSU to settle on a contract that doesn't treat grads like crap and erases the pay cuts from fees.

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grads need your help to fight back 21.05.2004 17:12
OSU moves to squelch grad students
OSU is moving to stop grads from communicating and organizing around their pay and working conditions as well as threatening to fire grads who, when excercising free speech, they deem to be "interfering with university operations". OSU grads need your help to fight back.

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anon 20.05.2004 23:53
OSU grad teaching and research assistants deserve better
OSU grad teaching and research assistants deserve better than last place, lowest wage, highest fees, longest hours, least benefits, and at least deserve an employer that doesn't delay, deny, or resort to breaking the law when bargaining with the grads

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P. Noir 19.05.2004 13:25
Laura Bu$h enjoys lovely visit to Portland
Fist Fundraiser Laura Bush appeared at William Walker elementary school in Beaverton at around 11:00 today, staying for a couple of hours and producing a terribly pleasant Republican media event. Nice rollover.

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Norbert 19.05.2004 10:09
We are the People: Underage and Longing for Leaders
"Now and then persons at the top of our political pyramids have a screw loose somewhere.. Can this continue for ever? Will idiots in power breed idiots to defend their idiotologies? I don't believe so.. Perhaps new ideas and new systematics will stress programs instead of persons.."

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P. Noir 18.05.2004 19:29
L. Bush in Beaverton, Wednesday
"Secret Weapon" Republican fundraiser, Laura Bush, will visit Beaverton on Wednesday.

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Rev. Mark H. Creech 17.05.2004 18:49
Simply Rearing Pagans--Libertarian promotes Christian Ed
Marshall Fritz, a Libertarian and founder of the California-based Alliance for the Separation of School and State, believes that an exodus of Christian children from public schools would destroy secularism.

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P. Noir 15.05.2004 01:17
Laura Bush is coming!
TV News reported that Laura Bush will be in Portland this Wednesday.

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pirate press 13.05.2004 21:02
Support Tree Arrow ( a pamphlet)
please print and distribute

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LOHS student/ DJK volunteer 11.05.2004 10:41
Dennis Kucinich to speak at Lake Oswego High School
This Sunday, the 16th from 1:00 to 2:30 Dennis Kucinich will be speaking at the 'Student Activism Convention' at Lake Oswego High School.

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Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project 09.05.2004 13:50
Blue Mountains Survey Blitz May 11th - 16th
bmbp logo Blue Mountains is sponsoring a survey Blitz of public land timber sales the week of May 11th through the 16th (Tuesday - Sunday). Please join us and volunteer to drive carpools of citizen surveyors out into Eastern Oregon for this week of direct connection with the best Eastern Oregon has to offer.

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portlander 05.05.2004 13:24
how startbucks destroys other busnesses.
people keep on asking, it's time for an answer

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Derrick Z. Jackson 04.05.2004 23:31
US Education Suffers In Waste of Iraq War
The cost  http://www.costofwar.com of Iraq -- $4.7 billion a month, according to the Pentagon -- already almost matches the $5 billion a month average spent on Vietnam in today's dollars. If Bush gets another $75 billion this year, he would close in on the halfway point of Vietnam spending in just a year and a half.

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