Thoughts on Mayday 2007 – no borders

Portland, Oregon Besides being International Workers’ Day, Mayday is also the 8th anniversary of my marriage to PattyJo. She didn’t get the day off, so I will be our sole representative at this afternoon’s big Mayday march here in Portland. This has been an annual event for us since our first one in 2001. Over… Continue reading Thoughts on Mayday 2007 – no borders

From Portland Indymedia: Support South Central farmers

I have learned from the open publishing newswire on Portland Indymedia that the South Central farmers in Los Angeles are now under assault by local police agencies. Oregonians, and others on the west coast should support this movement for local, sustainable agriculture in the heart of the nations second largest city. In a press release… Continue reading From Portland Indymedia: Support South Central farmers

Big Mountain, Black Mesa in the news again – urgent

I recieved an email this morning from the Northwest Peltier Support Committee, forwarding this urgent message about the plight of Navaho families on Black Mesa. Congress needs to be contacted immediately. Urgent! Navajo Communities Face Forced Relocation Something critical is about to happen concerning the traditional communities on Big Mountain and surrounding areas on Black… Continue reading Big Mountain, Black Mesa in the news again – urgent

Sunshine at last?

Sunday, here in Portland, the sun showed its face with no hint of shyness for the first time in months. No hide-and-seek with the clouds, just pure, glorious, unadulterated sunshine. On such a day you expect life to be good and to be rewarded with further soul-lifting support from the cosmos, so it should have… Continue reading Sunshine at last?

Support first nations at Grassy Narrows

In Ontario, Canada, an indigenous community called the Grassy Narrows First Nation are being subjected to human rights abuses. Logging companies, Weyerhaeuser and Abitibi are clear-cut logging their land without the community’s consent. This exploitation is poisoning their waters with toxins, robbing the community of economic opportunities, and destroying their way of life. Sign the… Continue reading Support first nations at Grassy Narrows