Category Archives: News – Cascadia

The Grey Clouds Come Rolling In: Words from a Grand Jury Resister

PugetSoundAnarchists.org. Oct 10: Today was the first day where it actually felt like the rainy season I’ve grown to know over the past five years. Today was also the day that the third grand jury resister, Leah Lynn-Plante was taken … Continue reading

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Washington Coast: Quinault tribe to decolonize IRS code

Intercontinental Cry. Oct 2: As reported in the 23 September edition of The Daily World, Quinault Indian Nation — located on the central coast of Washington state — is leading the challenge against IRS rules that illegally seek to tax … Continue reading

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KTeeO imprisoned for refusing to cooperate with grand jury

SayNothing.Info. Sept 27: Free KTeeO KTeeO was arrested at a grand jury session earlier today. She had been quiet about her intentions to resist the grand jury, but now that she has been incarcerated, a statement she wrote is forthcoming. … Continue reading

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Portland Action Lab: November 3rd action against Austerity

Portland Action Lab: This a new flyer that the Portland Action-Lab made for the action November 3rd against Austerity, please share it as far as you can! :)

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Northwest grain terminal managers prepare for epic showdown with longshoremen

Oregonian. Sept 25: Northwest grain terminal managers prepare for epic showdown with longshoremen With a contract expiring in five days, managers of Northwest grain terminals are preparing for a showdown with longshoremen that could far eclipse this summer’s turmoil at … Continue reading

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FOIA about Grand Jury reveals it was impaneled on March 2, 2012

PugetSoundAnarchists.org. Sept 25: This is a very interesting little fact, but it would be more interesting to see the complete FOIA results. They will be posted here if they become available. from Say Nothing The Civil Liberties Defense Center is … Continue reading

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Seattle: Noise Demo For Six Escapees And Other Prisoners

PugetSoundAnarchists.org. Sept 26: On the evening of September 25th, a group of over thirty people assembled in front of the King County Juvenile Detention Center on 12th Ave. They began making noise with whistle, pots, and drums so that everyone … Continue reading

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Seattle: Next Grand Jury September 26

Facebook: Pack the courtroom for Matt Duran’s next hearing! Wednesday, September 26 @ 9am Seattle Federal Courthouse – 700 Stewart St. Our friend and comrade Matt Duran was taken hostage by the state on September 13th for refusing to testify … Continue reading

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Update on Matt Duran’s situation

Anon. Sept 17: Update on Matt Duran’s situation: Matt is being held in the Secure Housing Unit (isolation) at SeaTac. His lawyer guesses this is because he’s never been to prison before. He says he’s doing fine; reading trashy romance … Continue reading

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Stranger: Activists Summoned Once Again Before a Federal Grand Jury

Seattle Stranger. Sept 13: Activists Summoned Once Again Before a Federal Grand Jury A month ago, I met Leah-Lynn Plante, a Portland woman who had been summoned before a federal grand jury in Seattle—without an attorney present, which is how … Continue reading

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Notes for this Thursday’s Grand Jury Hearing

Say Nothing. Sept 11: We have received confirmation that the Asst. US Attorney presiding over this grand jury has already obtained immunity for one, if not both, of the subpeanuts for the 13th. This means that those granted immunity will … Continue reading

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Contempt Hearing at the next grand jury [Sept 13]

No Repression. Sept 10: Grand juries are closed to the public, but contempt hearings are not! We believe that the Assistant US Attorney overseeing this grand jury has already granted immunity for at least one, if not both of the … Continue reading

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Truthout: “Facing Grand Jury Intimidation – Fear, Silence and Solidarity”

TruthOut.org. Aug 30: We’ve seen some pretty bold anti-authoritarian actions across the country in the last month. Police vehicles were vandalized in San Francisco, Oakland, Illinois and Milwaukee. Anarchist redecorators visited courthouses, police substations, sports car dealerships and more. Banners … Continue reading

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Grand Jury POSTPONED for September 13

  Occupy Seattle. Aug 29: Rally at the Courthouse Support Grand Jury Resistors   Thursday, September 13 @ 12pm Federal Courthouse: 700 Stewart St. Seattle   August 2nd was the first hearing of the Seattle grand jury that has been … Continue reading

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85 Years Ago: The Execution of Sacco & Vanzetti

The Takeover. Aug 29: History Retrospective: Execution of Sacco & Vanzetti August 23rd, 2012 marked 85 years since the execution of Sacco & Vanzetti, Italian-American anarchists never proven to be guilty. Even if they were guilty, we should NEVER let … Continue reading

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Cascadian Resilience Network – Mission Statement

PDX IMC. Aug 28: The Cascadian Resilience Network is intended to build bioregional self-sufficiency and sustainability among the common people of the Pacific Northwest. We believe tumultuous times are here as a result of the financial crisis, ecological overshoot, the … Continue reading

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Grand Juries: Use Your Telephone and…

No Repression. Aug 29: Call US attorney Jenny Durkan TODAY! Call US attorney Jenny Durkan at (800) 797-6722 and leave a message with the person who answers the phone. Last call in day, they tried to send people to a … Continue reading

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WA National Guard opens intelligence center

Seattle Times. Aug 29: The Washington National Guard is opening an intelligence analysis center at Camp Murray that it will operate with the Defense Intelligence Agency and other branches of the military. A guard spokesman, Capt. Keith Kosik (KAH’-sik), says … Continue reading

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“Solidarity is what the state fears” – Leah Lynn Plante

##UPDATE## BecauseWeMust.org. Aug 29: TODAY is a national call-in to support grand jury resisters in the Northwest. Here’s the call-in information, and a wonderful statement from Leah-Lynn Plante about her non-cooperation: http://nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com/ Meanwhile, in the Bay area, another grand jury resister … Continue reading

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Will Potter: The Grand Jury is About Intimidation, and Social Mapping of Anarchist Movement

Green is the New Red. Aug 9: The Stranger’s Brendan Kiley (featured here previously reporting the case of D.K. Pan) has an excellent article on the Seattle grand jury targeting anarchists. Here’s an excerpt from “Political Convictions?: Federal Prosecutors in Seattle … Continue reading

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Milwaukee: Sabotage in Solidarity with Grand Jury Resisters

AnarchistNews.org. Aug 9: Dear Northwest On the night of of august second we dismantled 3 police cruisers and 1 paddy wagon. Then attacked the NYPD (pizza shop) changing the signs to say suicide our cops a reference to a milwaukee … Continue reading

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Leaflet: Against the FBI, the Secret Courts and the Repression of Anarchists!

PugetSoundAnarchists.org. Aug 8: Here is a new leaflet for black and white or color printing. PDF version and jpeg. {PDF file} {Image :}

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Political Convictions? – new Stranger article about Grand Juries and Anarchist Materials

From The Stranger. Aug 8: Political Convictions? Federal Prosecutors in Seattle Are Dragging Activists into Grand Juries, Citing Their Social Circles and Anarchist Reading Materials by BRENDAN KILEY On Thursday, August 2, at roughly 12:45 p.m., a small woman with … Continue reading

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Hunting Witches in the Pacific Northwest: On the Grand Jury Targeting Anarchists

Tides of Flame. Aug 7: On August 2nd, 2012, a large group of people converged on the Federal Courthouse on Stewart Street to support those who were summoned to appear before a Federal Grand Jury* recently convened in Seattle. In … Continue reading

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St Louis: Two ATMs attacked in Solidarity with NW Resisters

PugetSoundAnarchists.org. Aug 7: Late Sunday night, two ATMs in St. Louis were disabled in solidarity with those facing Grand Juries in the Northwest. We wanted to do more, but it’s hard to find an ATM in this city. As long … Continue reading

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Interterview with Will Potter about Grand Jury Resistance

From The Final Straw. Aug 5: Grand Jury Resistance and Mountain Top Removal This week’s show features a conversation with Will Potter about political repression against accused Anarchists in the Pacific Northwest. Later, we’ll speak with Bryan of Katuah Earth … Continue reading

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Atlanta: Actions in Solidarity with Grand Jury Resistors

AnarchistNews.org. Aug 6: Atlanta had two separate actions in solidarity with grand jury resistors. From the night of August 5th: On the night of August 5th, we used industrial adhesives and a hammer to dismantle every parking meter on Edgewood … Continue reading

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Grand Jury Resistance: Thanks and Continued Solidarity

NoPoliticalRepression. Aug 5: Thanks to everyone who showed their support this week. Over 200 organizations have signed on to the solidarity statement. Hundreds of people flooded US attorney Jenny A Durkan office with phone calls demanding the end to the … Continue reading

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Grand Jury reportback: Leah read statement, entered grand jury, released

Say Nothing. Aug 2: Leah read the statement posted below on the courthouse steps. 80 or so supporters cheered her on as she entered the courthouse. She returned to us less than an hour later to more ecstatic cheers. The … Continue reading

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OPB Radio: subpeonaed not cooperating – neither FBI or Justice Department confirm a grand jury process

Oregon Public Broadcast. Aug 1: After FBI Raid Two Portland Residents Refuse To Testify For Grand Jury Two Portlanders say an FBI raid last week put them at the center of a grand jury proceeding. And they do not intend … Continue reading

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Portland: Non-cooperation statement by the subpoenaed

From SayNothing.Info. Aug 1: Statement by the subpoenaed in Portland The two of us, Dennison Williams and Leah-Lynn Plante, were subpoenaed to the secret grand jury to begin meeting on Thursday investigating anarchists. We are releasing this statement to make clear … Continue reading

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Olympia: Feds visit another house to serve a 6th subpoena

via SayNothing.Info. Aug 1: The feds visited another house in Olympia searching for a sixth individual to serve them a subpoena.

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The only thing to say to a grand jury

via SayNothing.info. July 31: On the advice of counsel, I invoke my right to remain silent under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. I am concerned that this grand jury is seeking information designed to infringe or chill … Continue reading

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On the House Raids and Grand Jury Subpoenas

PugetSoundAnarchists.org. July 25: As has been reported elsewhere, police, FBI, and Joint Terrorism Task Force agents raided three houses in Portland this morning, dressed like paramilitaries and using flash bang grenades. No arrests were made, but electronics–presumably cell phones and … Continue reading

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Regional Call-Out for Solidarity Demo [Aug. 2] at the Federal Courthouse! Solidarity with Subpoenaed Comrades! Resist Grand Juries!

AnarchistNews.org:   This is a regional call-out for a solidarity demo at the Seattle federal courthouse, 700 Stuart St., starting at 7:30am and going throughout the day, to show support for the comrades being stripped of any sembalence of rights … Continue reading

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Portland Mercury: “FBI Raids Homes Across Northwest—Looks Like They Might Be Targeting Anarchists”

Portland Mercury. July 25: FBI agents and local police who are part of the Joint Terrorism Task Force raided multiple houses in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle this morning—but it’s still unclear what the authorities were looking for, exactly. No arrests … Continue reading

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BREAKING: FBI and JTTF Raid Multiple Homes, Grand Jury Subpoenas in Portland, Olympia, Seattle

Green is the New Red. July 25: BREAKING: FBI and JTTF Raid Multiple Homes, Grand Jury Subpoenas in Portland, Olympia, Seattle As I’ve been reporting on Twitter, there have been multiple homes raided and grand jury subpoenas issued in Portland, … Continue reading

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NE Portland & NoPo photos of FBI-JTTF raid this morning

Police state madness. Three homes raided in Portland, subpoenas served or attempted served in Olympia and Seattle. In Portland the FBI was looking for anarchist material, black clothing, flag-making materials and seized electronic devices. #### Photo Gallery from The Oregonian. … Continue reading

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Cascadian Caravan Presentations for the Unis’tot’en Action Camp [locations/dates vary]

via Autonomy Cascadia: Today Eugene: https://www.facebook.com/events/246809365433937/ Tomorrow Bend: https://www.facebook.com/events/385588124827773/ 27th Portland: https://www.facebook.com/events/404906102880286 29th Portland: https://www.facebook.com/events/266185723483595/ Oly: https://www.facebook.com/events/115993628542439 Seattle: https://www.facebook.com/events/332869516795968 Bellingham: https://www.facebook.com/events/412439992139611/ Vancouver: https://www.facebook.com/events/392297160819720/ Hello my Friends, Tomorrow at 4 pm at the Tin Pan Theater in Bend, OR, you are … Continue reading

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DNC/RNC: Help send Cascadians to Tampa and Charlotte

Floralia Collective. July 19: The Floralia Collective is a network of people who aim to explore revolutionary praxes of celebratory culture through participatory, post-spectacular means. We aim to dismantle the culture of alienation engendered by capitalism in order to build … Continue reading

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Seattle: Liberate Space! [July 23]

via PSA: You’re invited to an anti-capitalist workshop on how to open squats, farm empty lots, and defy private property. Come share radical hrrrstories, discuss how we are to combat gentrification, patriarchy, and police terror in our social centers, streets, … Continue reading

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Canadian police issue nationwide warrant for Seattle man

Seattle PI. July 4: Police in Canada are looking for a Seattle man wanted in connection to last year’s destructive Stanley Cup riots in Vancouver. Jensen Peter White, a Seattle native who was studying at the University of Canada, was charged … Continue reading

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1.5 million-tons of tsunami debris headed for PNW

Seattle PI. July 1:  NW braces for 1.5 million-ton onslaught of tsunami debris Ecology teams across the Pacific Northwest are bracing for the onslaught of tsunami debris headed for our shores — and a cleanup effort unlike anything we have … Continue reading

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Alaskan Coast: Shell creates “protest-free zone” in oil-drilling area

via PressTV. July 3: U.S. Coast Guard creates “protest-free zone” in Alaska oil-drilling zone The United States Coast Guard will establish and enforce “a 500-meter safety zone” around the Shell Oil Company’s drilling vessel Noble Discoverer as it drills exploratory … Continue reading

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Klamath County: Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline would link a hub to Coos Bay

Register Guard. July 3: Pipeline project frustrates some Oregon landowners: The Pacific Connector would link a hub in Klamath County and a terminal in Coos Bay TENMILE — Some landowners in Southern Oregon say a proposed natural gas pipeline is … Continue reading

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New Paintings by Marie Mason

via Support Marie Mason & EF! Newsire. June 26: Marie Mason is a loving mother of two and a long-time activist in the environmental and labor movements. In March 2008, she was arrested by federal authorities for charges related to … Continue reading

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Seattle: U-District dumpsters catch on fire

KIROtv. June 25: Police search for U-District arsonist SEATTLE — Police were on the hunt Monday for an arsonist who struck twice near the University of Washington campus late last week. Investigators said someone intentionally set two fires Friday, just … Continue reading

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Seattle Weekly: ALF Actions Heat Up; “Will Underground Activism Make a Comeback?”

Seattle Weekly. June 26: Animal Liberation Front Actions Heat Up; Will Underground Activism Make a Comeback? As observed in this week’s feature story, the underground movement that produced the infamous 2001 arson at the University of Washington largely fell apart … Continue reading

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Seattle: Yet Another Account of the Police Going Nuts at Pride…

from The Slog. June 25: Yet Another Account of the Police Going Nuts on Pride Celebrants and Protesters Last Weekend We’ve already posted a few accounts and video of Saturday night’s melee in Capitol Hill, when police trying to rein … Continue reading

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Seattle: 6 Arrested early Sunday as anarchists “disrupt” Pride weekend

via Komo. June 25: Six people were arrested early Sunday after a large group of anarchists marched down the middle of several streets, clashed with police and damaged property during a noisy disturbance in the Capitol Hill area on Pride … Continue reading

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Seattle video: It Gets Better – Police Attack Queer Street Party on Pride Weekend

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Denman Island: RCMP Vehicle immobilized, spray painted with anti-police graffiti

Canada.com. June 22: RCMP Vehicle Vandalized on Denman Island Vandals have caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to an RCMP vehicle parked overnight on Denman Island. Sometime on the night of Wednesday, June 13 or very early Thursday morning, … Continue reading

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Why Travis Baumgartner is not an Anarchist

from anonaminita. June 22: I’ve been reading news this week about an armored car worker from Calgary who gunned down his co-workers and fled with the cash in the vehicle. After a massive search he was caught near the Lynden, … Continue reading

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Seattle: Tuition austerity marches “turn violent” – expected to get bigger

from Kiro 7. June 20:

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Snoqualmie Falls: Join tribes to reclaim PSE-owned Falls

from A Daily Riot. June 22: Join Puget Sound tribes in Praying for Snoqualmie Falls As part of National Sacred Places Prayer Days there will be a gathering, rain or shine, on Friday, June 22nd, at 11:30 a.m. at Snoqualmie Falls … Continue reading

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Seattle: Did Anarchists Drive the Mayor from His Town Hall Meeting?

from Seattle Weekly. June 22: Anarchists Continue Vandalism Spree, but Did They Drive Mike McGinn from His Town Hall? May Day has been extended by a month and a half, and counting, if you believe the anarchists and Mayor Mike … Continue reading

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Briana Waters serving 11 more months for 2001 UW arson

from The Olympian. June 22: Former Olympia woman sentenced to prison for UW arson A federal judge sentenced a former Olympia woman to 11 months in prison during a court hearing Friday for her role in a 2001 arson that … Continue reading

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Seattle: Black Coffee co-op opening [June 24]

via Black Coffee. June 18: Come See Our Space! 617 E. Pike St. Sunday, June 24th 6-7:30pm We’ve found a space for Black Coffee on Capitol Hill, and we’re moving in right away! We’re holding a Coopertive gathering that is … Continue reading

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Seattle: Mayor Evacuates from community meeting

via MyNorthwest. June 20: Hecklers prompt Seattle mayor to bolt from community meeting Mayor Mike McGinn walked out of one of his own community meetings Tuesday night after he was heckled and shouted down by the crowd. It was supposed … Continue reading

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NorCal: Four years of action halted logging company, say its “community forest”

via Humboldt EF! June 20: McKay Tract Tree Sits a Success After 4 years of defending this forest, we are excited to announce that Green Diamond has ended the logging plan! They now intend to sell about 2,000 acres, including … Continue reading

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Powell River BC: Anti-treaty Sliammons block voting center

Peak Online. June 16: Sliammon anti-treaty protestors shut down vote Tla’amin band members barricade Salish Centre by Laura Walz, Powell River Peak, Saturday, June 16, 2012 About a dozen Tla’amin (Sliammon) First Nation members have blocked the Salish Centre, where … Continue reading

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Olympia: Vandals do $30,000 in damage to loggers association offices in Olympia

KIRO. June 14: TNT. June 14: Vandals do $30,000 in damage to loggers association offices in Olympia Vandals broke more than 20 windows and left anarchist graffiti at the Washington Contract Loggers Association on Pacific Avenue in Olympia Tuesday morning. … Continue reading

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Metropolis update

via Metropolis. June 12: So far we haven’t reached the fundraising goals for the Metropolis film. We have 3 days left to raise funds on this page. Right now we are at $190. Our goal is to raise $3,000. The … Continue reading

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Seattle: Street of Dreams Corporate Office Vandalized

via PugetSoundAnarchists.org. June 11: Last night the Street of Dreams Corporate Office (located outside of Seattle) had its windows etched out and anarchist graffiti painted on it. This was done for June 11th, in solidarity with all anarchist prisoners including … Continue reading

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Gitxsan Against Enbridge blockade down for now

via Gitxsan Against Enbridge. June 11: BLOCKADE IS DOWN … FOR NOW June 11, 2012  The Gitxsan Unity Movement has taken down their blockade to allow the INAC ordered forensic audit done on the Gitxsan Treaty Society (GTS) into the … Continue reading

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Alberta: Another pipeline oil spill as Ottawa creates counter-terror unit

From Elliptical Stylus. June 10: From CBC News. June 9: Alberta: residents angry after oil spills into nearby lake Shock and frustration are two feelings hanging heavily over residents living near an oil spill in central Alberta. Emergency crews are … Continue reading

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Portland: Wells Fargo will not participate in Pride, too many windows broke

via Fox12 Oregon. June 8: Wells Fargo won’t participate in gay pride parade after vandalism Wells Fargo Bank won’t be participating in this year’s Portland Pride Parade because of safety concerns, a company spokesman confirmed Friday. The decision comes just … Continue reading

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Seattle: Cafe Racer shootings, TOF

Tides of Flame. June 8: We Are All We Have: On the Cafe Racer Shootings A question always haunts violent tragedies: Why did this happen? Easy answers abound. The mourning public blamed the Columbine school massacre on Marilyn Manson and … Continue reading

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Alberta: Ottawa government launches counterterrorism unit for tarsands

Globe&Mail. June 9: Ottawa launches Alberta counterterrorism unit After labelling certain environmental and first nations groups as extremists and radicals, Canada’s federal government, along with the country’s top law enforcement and spy agencies, have set up a counterterrorism unit in … Continue reading

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Kent, WA: Vandals Smash Deputy’s Windshield with a Rock as He Drives

from Seattle Weekly. June 8: According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, a K-9 Deputy driving near Kent last night was “startled” when vandals threw a sizeable rock at his cruiser – which bounced off the hood and smashed the … Continue reading

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Seattle: Charges dropped against 16 occupiers of abandoned Capitol Hill building

via CHS blog. June 5: Charges dropped against 16 occupiers of abandoned Capitol Hill building A Seattle judge has ruled 16 activists were not trespassing after they occupied a vacant Capitol Hill building in December. Some 200 activists occupied the … Continue reading

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Hot BC Summer: Taseko copper & gold mines near Tetzan Biny plan to destroy life

#### ## # via Indian Country. June 7: Tsilhqot’in Vow to ‘Stand Ground’ Against New Prosperity Mine at Taseko AGM Behind doors closed even to media, Taseko Mines Ltd. boasted 2011 profits of $86.3 million Canadian [$83.1 million USD] at … Continue reading

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Seattle: Shell Oil send-off party to Arctic = Fail

#### #### via EarthFirst! Newsire. June 7: Shell Oil Ships Head for Arctic, Send Off Party Is a Bust–Funny Video Shell executives and shareholders probably heartily wish today that their send-off party of two new Arctic oil drilling rigs — … Continue reading

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BC Coast: Enbridge and First Nations on Al Jazeera

This will have an enormous effect on the whole coast of BC. This is a huge problem. Huge problem = huge solution. HUGE! HUGE! HELLA BIG##### ##### ##### # from Al Jazeera. June 5: Aboriginal fears flare over Canada pipeline … Continue reading

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Portland: QUEER ATTACK SQUADRON – CeCe Solidarity Molotov

from PugetSoundAnarchists.org. June 6: Portland: QUEER ATTACK SQUADRON – CeCe Solidarity Molotov SO MUCH TO BE FURIOUS ABOUT, SO MANY WAYS TO VENT Forever in the footsteps of beautiful queers like CeCe McDonald, we frustrated queers and dissidents refuse to … Continue reading

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Olympia: Camp Quixote reportback & planning future site [June 8]

from Olyblog.net: Camp Quixote Reportback & History at Evergreen Friday Join SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) for this presentation by Camp Quixote. Camp members will discuss the history of the camp, their plans for Quixote Village, and how people … Continue reading

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Portland: Neighborhood Free Skools

via Portland Free Skool. June 6: As Free Skool grows, we’re considering each neighborhood having its own Free Skool! Interested in running your ‘hood? Know some1? Write us! http://www.facebook.com/events/227823894003418/ This will be a simple workshop on how to do it! … Continue reading

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Mt Shasta: Call to Defense of Winnemem Wintu Ceremony [June 29 – July 3]

Calling experienced kayakers. This paragraph: “The Winnemem Wintu are requesting help to blockade the river and prevent intrusive disruptions of this important Ceremony. Experienced kayakers are especially needed. Help is also need to publicize these violations through phone, networking, media, … Continue reading

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Portland’s Section 8 shifted east of 82nd Avenue

anonaminita. June 5: There’s a 4-part investigation of the fair housing failure of Portland in The Oregonian, which is shitty newspaper, investigating gentrification for whatever reason. Read the full report here. Also, fact that the city wants to move all … Continue reading

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Portland: Call to Action against Rad Fem Reboot 2012

UPDATE 2: This event listing is now a Call to Action to bring liberated perspectives to the 2012 Rad Fem Reboot, because it is a transphobic event for cissexist shitbags! (see comments below.) – (A) UPDATE 1: {…} read the … Continue reading

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Spokane: Northwest Extraction Resistance Workshop [June 8-9]

Even though these are non-violent activist trainings — not that I’m against non-violence, just the framing — I’m posting this so people know what’s going on further east. Rising Tides are active this summer — there’s an anti-coal action camp … Continue reading

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