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el medioambiente | los asuntos indígenas 22-Feb-2017 12:45

Climate Activist Ken Ward's Trial started today January 30, 2017-He needs our support!

From the open publishing newswire: Ken Ward's trial began today January 30, 2017 in Skagit County WA.
Mr. Ward is at the front lines of courageous action to stop these pipelines. Please consider supporting him in any way you can.
Links on site to trial support, legal donations, food, interfaith
supports, and spread the word.  http://www.shutitdown.today/pr_jan302016

On October 11, 2016, five brave climate activists, determined to act commensurately with the truth of unfolding climate cataclysm in the face of the failure of adequate policy, closed safety valves on the 5 pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States.

This act of climate disobedience shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day - a display of the sorts of shifts that are necessary to avoid complete cataclysm. In this light, the five valve-turners are standing by their actions, saying that they are not only necessary, but morally and legally justified to avoid the catastrophic harm caused to humanity by unprecedented climactic disruption.

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tácticas de la resistencia | el medioambiente 03-Feb-2017 08:59

VIDEO: Tar Sands Valve-Turners - Five Climate Activists Speak in Portland Oregon 11.16.16

From the open publishing newswire: Five activists, three supporters and one documentary filmmaker are being prosecuted for taking direct action to avert climate cataclysm on October 11, 2016 by (safely) closing safety valves on the 5 pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States (charges against the filmmaker were dropped)

Tar Sands Valve-Turners spoke in Portland Oregon
Here is the video recording from 11.16.16 - filmed in Portland
 https://youtu.be/u3jSglGtnZ4 (1 hour 32 min video)

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tácticas de la resistencia | los asuntos indígenas 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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tácticas de la resistencia | los asuntos indígenas 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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tácticas de la resistencia | los asuntos indígenas 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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tácticas de la resistencia 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 | el gobierno 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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tácticas de la resistencia | el medioambiente | los asuntos indígenas 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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tácticas de la resistencia | los asuntos indígenas 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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el poder de las corporaciones | la justicia económica | el gobierno 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-racismo | la salud 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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