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PLEASE NOTE: Events listed may be endorsed by the Occupy, or sponsored by people who share the goals of the Occupy movement. Please refer to each event for specifics, and use the discussion pages to ask questions.

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Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

Other details
See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


Occupy Protestors Support

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  • Date: Tue, December 13
  • Time: 1pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

There will be an Occupy Protestor's court date on 12/13 at 1:00 PM at the Justice Center.

If you can come out and show support that would be great!


Liberation from Domination Culture - Workshop and Practice Group in Compassionate Communication

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Purpose

These are 8 week workshops and groups in Compassionate Communication that meet weekly, and repeat every 8 weeks. To meet needs for learning, aliveness, continuity, safety and trust, the groups close when we have sufficient enrollment, or after being open for two weeks. For more details, or if you would like to attend, please email Upgeya (spirit[at]lovebeing[dot]org), so that I can better handle logistics for the class and have materials available for you.

[please note: a computer glitch recently lost me quite a few e-mails from my address book. If you have inquired about these groups in the last year and have not received an e-mail from me recently, please send me another request to be on my address list, at the address noted just above - Upgeya]

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We now have three groups:

  • Tuesdays, 1pm – 3:30pm
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
  • Saturdays, 3pm – 5:30pm (women only)


——————————– Advanced Group

  • Date: January 8, 2013 – February 26, 2013
  • Time: Tuesdays, 1-3:30pm
  • Place: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1131 SE Oak St., Portland
  • Room: Hawthorne Room (entrance off of South side of building, adjacent to Oak St.)
  • Facilitator: Upgeya Pew

——————————– Evening Group

  • Date: January 10, 2013 – February 28, 2013
  • Time: Thursdays, 6:30pm-9pm
  • Place: Maple Mallory Housing Community, 3800 NE Mallory Ave., Portland, OR (bus #6, #33)
  • Room: The multipurpose room adjacent to offices & playground
  • Facilitator: Upgeya Pew

——————————– Women’s Group

  • Date: January 12, 2013 – March 2, 2013
  • Time: Saturdays, 3-5:30pm
  • Place: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1131 SE Oak St., Portland
  • Room: Hawthorne Room (entrance off of North side of building, from inner courtyard)
  • Facilitator: Upgeya Pew

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To meet needs for learning, aliveness, continuity, safety and trust, the groups close when we have sufficient enrollment, or after being open for two weeks. For more details, or if you would like to attend, please email Upgeya (spirit[at]lovebeing[dot]org), so that I can better handle logistics for the class and have materials available for you.

Compassionate Communication (aka Nonviolent Communication or NVC) is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org).

The human soul hungers for the deep nourishment of understanding, connection and self-expression. And yet, most of us have been trained from birth to compare, judge, diagnose, lie, abdicate responsibility, blame, compete, control and demand. The domination system has outposts in our heads. Thinking and communicating in the above way is costly and ineffective, as it alienates us from our natural compassion and each other; conditions us into a subtle self-hatred that pervades our culture; has us deny our needs and our power to serve life; re-enforces our powerlessness and victimization; and often leads to misunderstanding, unnecessary conflict, and violence.

Why have we been trained in this way? Because the domination system works when people are kept ignorant, disconnected from our power, divided, at each others throats – compliant producer/consumer debt slaves in times of peace, and obedient cannon fodder in times of war.

Compassionate Communication (NVC) offers an alternative. One in which we can transform the judgment and criticism, the negative self talk, the denial of responsibility, and the attitude of demand that keeps us powerless and separate from yummy connection with others. An alternative in which we can:

♥ Heal the trauma and pain that keeps us stuck
♥ Develop more perspective on what triggers us emotionally, improving skills for responding rather than reacting when in conflict, using conflict to get closer to people
♥ Clarify what’s underneath our negative self-talk, helping us transform it into self-love
♥ Tell our truth in a way that is both compassionate and honest
♥ Increase our ability to build relationships based on compassion and mutual understanding
♥ Reclaim our power to be fully alive and responsible
♥ Create a world where we care for and respect one another, celebrating our differences
♥ Own the beautiful and sacred life energy that animates us.

NVC guides us in reframing how we hear others, how we express ourselves, and how we connect with ourselves. Instead of habitual, automatic reactions, our thinking, listening and speaking becomes firmly based in an awareness of what we are perceiving, feeling, needing and wanting. Using NVC, we focus the light of consciousness in these 4 areas to transform our judgment into compassion, discern our real responsibilities, reveal our humanity, connect our hearts, and celebrate our aliveness.

When this work is taken on sincerely and diligently, it can help us remember the “subtle, sneaky, important reason” we were born a human being – the unique gift to life that each of us is. It can help us connect with the divine energy that is our source. Powerful people can’t be bossed around. We don’t give away our power through compliance.

About me (Upgeya Pew): Having encountered the invisible repression of my own conditioning, and the nature of the culture doing that conditioning, during my involvement with the social movements of the 60’s, I’ve spent the last 40 years learning and freeing myself, and developing my capacity for understanding, awareness and love.

The last decade or so of those years I’ve been learning and teaching Compassionate Communication (NVC), because it’s fun – and the most powerful process I’ve discovered for transforming what I call “domination culture” into “partnership culture”. I’ve attended two 10-day residential intensives in NVC by the Center for Nonviolent Communication and Marshall Rosenberg, the developer of NVC, as well as many other workshops and trainings. My most powerful learning, however, has come by doing – by facilitating NVC trainings and practice groups for the last 10 or so years.

My passion is in creating partnership culture through transformation in consciousness.

Liam: "I recommend this workshop for anyone that plans on speaking with anyone else in the future. Really Good Stuff!"

For more details, email: spirit [at] lovebeing [dot] org

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Mental Health Advocates Meet!

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  • Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
  • Time: 6:30pm until 9:30pm
  • Location: 147 NW 19th Avenue Portland, Or
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Purpose

We've asked local leaders to speak out and answer questions about how mental illness affects our community - from a political perspective.
  • Amanda Fritz - Portland City Commissioner
  • Jeff Cogen - Multnomah County Chair
  • More to come...
Activated, informed political leadership is essential for the welfare of persons with a diagnosis of mental illness.


This event is sponsored by
  • Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
  • Central City Concern
  • Disability Rights Oregon
  • Empowerment Initiatives
  • Eyes & Ears
  • Home Forward
  • Lifeworks NW
  • Luke-Dorf
  • The Lund Report
  • Mental Health Association of Portland
  • Portland Hearing Voices
  • Multnomah County Crisis Line
  • Telecare
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
  • The Skanner News
  • Street Roots



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Spokes Council

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  • Date: Sundays - Tuesdays - Fridays
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm
  • Location: Director Park, SW Park and Yamhill
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Purpose

Please spread the word through committee/caucus list servs and also ATTEND!

It is especially important to become involved with the the spokes council meetings and other meetings where actions are decided on! This will be a great chance to voice your ideas, to re-group as committees, assess, and plan for moving forward.


Bikes For Humanity Volunteer Repair Clinics - Tuesdays

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  • Date: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland
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Purpose

Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.

They have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.

Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. Weekly volunteer clinics starting on Tuesday & Saturday.

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For full details see http://www.b4hpdx.org


Wednesday

Chapman & Lownsdale Squares, Leaf Raking!

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Purpose

You must RSVP though as leaves are limited Please RSVP to me so we can plan appropriately.

Steven Pixley PP&R Volunteer Services 503-823-5121 steve.pixley@portlandoregon.gov

Key here is that volunteers contact me for shift assignment so we can have enough tools and staff on hand to make use of the volunteers.

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I know your interested in clearing Chapman & Lownsdale Squares. We missed a week of good weather, but on the plus side, the trees are about bare and we'll be ready to reseed shortly after we get the leaves up. Join PP&R staff and friends refreshing two of Portland’s oldest parks. All tools will be provided so we can rake up the leaves in preparation for reseeding. Dress for the weather and expect wet, muddy conditions. (Imagine that!) Volunteers can work two hours, four hours or all day. You must RSVP though as leaves are limited. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

To RSVP or for questions, contact Steve at 503-823-5121 or steve.pixley@portlandoregon.gov Thanks for your interest in helping. I look forward to working with you.

Steve

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

Other details
See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


Make Civilian Oversight Part of Portland's Charter

Occupy Portland in City Hall, 8 Dec 2011
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Purpose

Change Portland's Charter so The People have meaningful oversight over police conduct.

Occupy Portland rocked City Hall, testifying about police misconduct when they didn't want to hear about it.

At set times The People are asked whether to amend the city's governing constitution (charter). A Charter Review Commission (CRC) has been formed and some of your friends are on it. They want to hear from you about changes in the way Portland polices us. Changes this group proposes will be forwarded to an upcoming ballot so voters will decide whether they should be adopted. Unlike the recent work of the Stakeholder's Group, no one from City Council has any say on whether charter amendments go to voters.

After the Mayor tried to silence Occupy Portland testimony in City Council, he's been wanting CRC to quit work even before proposing the utility board he's interested in. Some on the CRC would like to hear your proposals to strengthen independent, citizen oversight of the Portland Police Bureau. Enshrining the office of the Citizen Review Committee (CRC*) in the City Charter would mean that the votes of only 3 city council members will no longer be sufficient to do away with that body.

What are your ideas? Two ideas are gaining traction:

-The CRC should be provided legal representation other than the City Attorney, who has a responsibility to prevent the city from exposure to lawsuits: this duty conflicts with uncovering misconduct.

-Eliminate police horses. Perhaps we could get animal rights people to join those of us who were pushed about by these workhorses and into tear-gassers barricading the street. If the city was concerned by infestations in the Occupy Portland camp, then they will be incensed to learn about the rats down by the horse barn!

Bring words you think should go into the City Charter. Bring your friends. Bring us change!

For more information, contact Portland Copwatch.

-more-

Portland has spent nearly $7,000,000 to settle the top 25 lawsuits brought against it for police misconduct. The Police Bureau are under investigation by the nation's Department of Justice, looking for patterns and practices of civil rights abuses. Good governance requires the public now engage in overseeing this bureau's activity.

Portland's "Independent" Police Review Division (IPR) was established in 2001 and given authority to conduct investigations separately from the Portland Police Bureau's Internal Affairs (IA) unit ... yet NO SUCH INVESTIGATION HAS EVER HAPPENED. In March, 2010, the IPR was given broader authority to review Internal Affairs investigations, but The People's 9-member Citizen Review Committee (CRC) was told to wait before they receive more power. A group of citizens, police, and city officials met for four months and, in December 2010, 'The Stakeholders' presented the least controversial 41 of over 150 total recommendations for change to City Council. One year later City Council met. Instead of empowering civilian oversight they may have actually reduced the ability of citizens to discover and correct police misconduct.

CRC's tagline is "community oversight of the police bureau." It is not "simply signing off on police reports about their own misconduct." We need to demand structured change. Once we get this document amended, we can begin work on the U.S. Constitution!

You can also testify by email or by phone at the link below.

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Thursday

AC meeting today at 5:30pm PSU Smith Center cafeteria

Standing Up to PUBLIC INTEREST union busting. (+ Food Drive)

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  • Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm until 5:30pm
  • Location: OSPIRG office 1536 SE 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon
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Purpose

On Thursday the 15th, come support the people that have been working in some cases their whole adult lives to guarantee a better life and better environment for all of us. There will be the singing of the new Christmas Carols, there will be signs and good times.

Our two demands are simple
  1. . Hire back Kristopher Humbird.
  2. . Give us the information that was promised in order for the Unions to move forward in negotiations.
Please invite your friends, their friends, and bring your voice.

The Fund for Public Interest, the parent company of Environment Oregon and OSPIRG, considered by many to be "progressive" organizations has a history of treating employees as disposable assets.

People that have devoted their working lives to progressive causes have been disrupted, discouraged and devalued as human beings. This has happened in spite of the fact that the groups under the Fund for Public Interest Research umbrella like OSPIRG and Environment Oregon fight for progressive causes like financial reform and clean air and water.

Let's make sure "progressive" applies to the all the workers it the organization.

When the Los Angeles Telephone Outreach Project and canvass worked to organize seven years ago, the Fund broke that union without a tear shed.

But then, in 2011, the Portland Telephone Outreach Project stepped up and worked to unionize their office. They won the vote 19-5 and that's when the second attempt by the Fund to break the spirits of their workers began.

The Fund is being naughty. They have not given us the information that was promised during contract negotiations, and they have began to fire those that stuck their neck out in order to form the union. This should not be accepted.

It is a food drive as well for all the union people that are out of work. So bring some non-perishable food with you. We would love to see you there.

If you have an idea or resources to contribute, or questions, let us know at velvetalove@gmail.com or fragle1207@gmail.com



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Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

Other details
See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


Outreach Weekly Organizer Training

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  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 1-2:30pm
  • Location: The Lucky Lab 915 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR
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Purpose

We will run a weekly training after the Outreach meeting.

We will train on many different aspects of grassroots organizing including: canvassing, phone banking, campaign power mapping, running effective meetings, public speaking, Civil Disobedience, etc.

Suggest a topic we can agree on and we WILL find an educator to train us.

Other details
occupyportlandstreetteam@gmail.com

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Friday

The BIGGEST Occupation Ever!

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  • Date: Fri, December 16, 12am – Sat, December 17, 12am
  • Location: SALMON ST. FOUNTAIN SW Salmon & Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97205-2454
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Purpose

12 NOON The BIGGEST Occupation Ever!

FLASH MOB Brought to you by the "Occupy Everywhere" Campaign.

Never underestimate what it means to occupy, because sometimes good things come in small packages.

e-mail contact: occupyeverywherepdx@gmail.com


Spokes Council

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  • Date: Sundays - Tuesdays - Fridays
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm
  • Location: Director Park, SW Park and Yamhill
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Purpose

Please spread the word through committee/caucus list servs and also ATTEND!

It is especially important to become involved with the the spokes council meetings and other meetings where actions are decided on! This will be a great chance to voice your ideas, to re-group as committees, assess, and plan for moving forward.


Saturday

Occupy Mega March and Rally -- Immigrants' Rights are Workers' Rights!

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  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Time: 10:00am until 1:00pm
  • Location: South Park Blocks, SW Park and Salmon
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Purpose

D17- Somos el 99%

An Occupy endorsed event that aims to remove the legal and ethnic divisions that the 1% use to divide and conquer the 99%. We blame the recession on those who caused it, the most wealthy 1%.

Coinciding with the International Day of the Migrant, immigrants and allies will take to the streets in a permitted, family-friendly rally and march. This will be an opportunity to join with the Occupy movement, and send a strong message against the racist laws, policies and institutions that are systematically targeting immigrant communities, such as Secure Communities, E-verify, wage theft, free trade agreements and increased detentions and deportations.

We reject the scapegoating of immigrants in the same way we refuse to blame Muslims, the poor, public sector workers, women, and other victims of this recession.

The 1% want immigrants to have zero rights so that they are easily exploitable and can be paid slave wages, thus lowering the wages of all working people.

We demand
FULL RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS. including the right to join unions
END DEPORTATIONS. Stop separating families and ruining lives!
JOBS FOR ALL



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PDX Occupy Benefit Concert

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  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Time: 7:30pm - 2:00am
  • Location: BRANX - 320 SE 2nd Ave. Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS, HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

A Punk/Metal day of solidarity and awareness benefit concert for the Occupy Movement.

This show is not a protest, just a benefit for the cause.

The date is Saturday Dec. 17th. Bands, guest speakers, info, etc. to raise awareness and funds for our local chapters of OCCUPY.

Donate a can of food, get a $1.00 off, all proceeds go to the local OCCUPY chapter.

@ BRANX - 320 SE 2nd Ave. Portland, OR 97214 - ALL AGES - $7.00

Looking for local businesses to sponsor this event to help covering the cost of the venue.

Venue Rental = estimated $600.00 Every dollar is fully appreciated.

We are looking for guest speakers and sponsors. 
Volunteers are also needed and welcome to help coordinate the event. 
If you have the time and want to help, let us know!
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SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS, HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

A Punk/Metal day of solidarity and awareness benefit concert for the Occupy Movement.

This show is not a protest, just a benefit for the cause.

Bands, guest speakers, info, etc to raise awareness and funds for our local chapters of OCCUPY.

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"How We Won Health Care for All" - Vermont Workers Center speaks

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  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Time: 1:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Location: Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts & Humanities Auditorium, 705 N. Killingsworth, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Vermont's new Universal Health Care System presentation.

Last June, Vermont signed into law a plan to create a statewide, universal health care system. Now the spirit of Vermont is coming to Oregon! Come hear from Kate Kanelstein and Sarah Weintraub, two organizers with the Vermont Workers Center, whose three-year campaign convinced the Vermont legislature to declare health care is a human right. After their presentation, break-out groups will give local folks the chance to take part in the campaign for universal health care in Oregon.

$10 Suggested donation – no one turned away

SPANISH INTERPRETATION / INTERPRETACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

Co-sponsored by:

  • Oregon Single Payer Campaign
  • Center for Intercultural Organizing
  • KBOO Community Radio
  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon.



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Info: (503) 236-5573, ext. 2, www.jwjpdx.org

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Occupy Santarchy!

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  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Location: Sw 1st & Ankeny: @ The Arches/Collumms right across from the Skidmore Fountain
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Purpose

Calling all Santas!

We ask you take an hour out of your bad santa day and help deliver coal to the naughtiest of them all!

We will meet just across the street from the Skidmore fountain, where all the other Santas are gathering.

Look for the Occupy Santarchy Sign.

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout I am telling you why, Occupy is coming to town!

We've got our list and we're checking it twice...and we know whose been naughty or nice!

Come in your santa gear or your most festive wear, and bring bells! Bring something warm to drink as we take our list and go around town, sing carols, and deliver coal to all those on naughty list.

This event is intended to be light hearted, but politically motivated.

After we're done you can catch up with the rest of santas for santacon.

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Check out the songs!

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Transcript of this document available here.
This document is part of an expanding "paper trail" that "authorities" in Europe, United States and elsewhere will use to justify stepped up state repression on the Occupy Movement. Senate Bill 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes any American president still in office to send the military literally anywhere in the world -- including the "Homeland" -- to imprison civilians without charge or trial, gives increasingly fascistic and hyper-militarized "authorities" -- whether public or private-label -- the legalistic excuses they need to toss you into a torture dungeon and throw away the key.[1]

March Against the National Defense Authorization Act!

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Purpose

JOIN US! at Director Park () @ 6pm to voice our LARGE concern over this Bill that has already passed the Senate.

AGENDA PLAN

Please come prepared and have your posters / signs with you that shows our opposition against the NDAA. We need more signs that contain words such as: NDAA, terrorist, battlefield, unconstitutional, indefinite detention, etc so that it's more obvious for people to see.

The Bill in short declares American soil a battlefield, not excluding its citizens (other than by Congress's "discretion") to be detained indefinitely without trial OR charge on the premise of "suspicion of terrorism"

McCain himself who birthed the Bill stated plainly to Sen. Ron Paul during a debate that "No matter who the individual, if they are posing a threat to the security of United States of America, they should not be allowed to continue that threat."

For further details on the bill please click the link to our FB event page: Citizens Against the National Defense Authorization Act (Facebook) Please join - http://www.facebook.com/Billion.against.Indefinite.detention

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See Also
Citizens Against the National Defense Authorization Act

Sources

In his inaugural address, President Obama called on us to “reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.” We agree. Now, to protect both, he must veto the National Defense Authorization Act that Congress is expected to pass this week.


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West Occupy Portland Meeting

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  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm
  • Location: PSU Cafeteria SW corner.
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Sunday

Hark the 99%ers Sing!

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  • Date: Sunday, December 18, 2011
  • Time: 11:00am until 2:00pm
  • Location: Meet up at Gateway Transit Center
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Purpose

Come out and sing with us on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 18th while we serenade holiday shoppers!

"Jingle bills. Jingle coins.
Jingle all the way.
Oh, what fun it is to shop,
while freedom slips away -
Oh...!"

We will be gathering at Gateway Transit Center (serves Max Blue, Red and Green lines) at 11:00 am.

We will get our singing voices tuned up singing to Max passengers, and then we will hop the train at around noon and go to the Lloyd Center stop where we will sing some more!

We may stop at other Max stops along the way and may sing on the train as well!

PLEASE - DO NOT BRING SIGNS!!

We will be passing ourselves off as ordinary carolers. DO wear festive clothing, Santa hats, etc!

We would like to get together sometime during the week of the 11th to practice. Suggestions for a time and a place may be posted below.

Please feel free to share this event with people you know!



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Monday

AC meeting today at 5:30pm PSU Smith Center cafeteria

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

Other details
See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


Tuesday

Liberation from Domination Culture - Workshop and Practice Group in Compassionate Communication

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Purpose

These are 8 week workshops and groups in Compassionate Communication that meet weekly, and repeat every 8 weeks. To meet needs for learning, aliveness, continuity, safety and trust, the groups close when we have sufficient enrollment, or after being open for two weeks. For more details, or if you would like to attend, please email Upgeya (spirit[at]lovebeing[dot]org), so that I can better handle logistics for the class and have materials available for you.

[please note: a computer glitch recently lost me quite a few e-mails from my address book. If you have inquired about these groups in the last year and have not received an e-mail from me recently, please send me another request to be on my address list, at the address noted just above - Upgeya]

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We now have three groups:

  • Tuesdays, 1pm – 3:30pm
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
  • Saturdays, 3pm – 5:30pm (women only)


——————————– Advanced Group

  • Date: January 8, 2013 – February 26, 2013
  • Time: Tuesdays, 1-3:30pm
  • Place: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1131 SE Oak St., Portland
  • Room: Hawthorne Room (entrance off of South side of building, adjacent to Oak St.)
  • Facilitator: Upgeya Pew

——————————– Evening Group

  • Date: January 10, 2013 – February 28, 2013
  • Time: Thursdays, 6:30pm-9pm
  • Place: Maple Mallory Housing Community, 3800 NE Mallory Ave., Portland, OR (bus #6, #33)
  • Room: The multipurpose room adjacent to offices & playground
  • Facilitator: Upgeya Pew

——————————– Women’s Group

  • Date: January 12, 2013 – March 2, 2013
  • Time: Saturdays, 3-5:30pm
  • Place: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1131 SE Oak St., Portland
  • Room: Hawthorne Room (entrance off of North side of building, from inner courtyard)
  • Facilitator: Upgeya Pew

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To meet needs for learning, aliveness, continuity, safety and trust, the groups close when we have sufficient enrollment, or after being open for two weeks. For more details, or if you would like to attend, please email Upgeya (spirit[at]lovebeing[dot]org), so that I can better handle logistics for the class and have materials available for you.

Compassionate Communication (aka Nonviolent Communication or NVC) is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org).

The human soul hungers for the deep nourishment of understanding, connection and self-expression. And yet, most of us have been trained from birth to compare, judge, diagnose, lie, abdicate responsibility, blame, compete, control and demand. The domination system has outposts in our heads. Thinking and communicating in the above way is costly and ineffective, as it alienates us from our natural compassion and each other; conditions us into a subtle self-hatred that pervades our culture; has us deny our needs and our power to serve life; re-enforces our powerlessness and victimization; and often leads to misunderstanding, unnecessary conflict, and violence.

Why have we been trained in this way? Because the domination system works when people are kept ignorant, disconnected from our power, divided, at each others throats – compliant producer/consumer debt slaves in times of peace, and obedient cannon fodder in times of war.

Compassionate Communication (NVC) offers an alternative. One in which we can transform the judgment and criticism, the negative self talk, the denial of responsibility, and the attitude of demand that keeps us powerless and separate from yummy connection with others. An alternative in which we can:

♥ Heal the trauma and pain that keeps us stuck
♥ Develop more perspective on what triggers us emotionally, improving skills for responding rather than reacting when in conflict, using conflict to get closer to people
♥ Clarify what’s underneath our negative self-talk, helping us transform it into self-love
♥ Tell our truth in a way that is both compassionate and honest
♥ Increase our ability to build relationships based on compassion and mutual understanding
♥ Reclaim our power to be fully alive and responsible
♥ Create a world where we care for and respect one another, celebrating our differences
♥ Own the beautiful and sacred life energy that animates us.

NVC guides us in reframing how we hear others, how we express ourselves, and how we connect with ourselves. Instead of habitual, automatic reactions, our thinking, listening and speaking becomes firmly based in an awareness of what we are perceiving, feeling, needing and wanting. Using NVC, we focus the light of consciousness in these 4 areas to transform our judgment into compassion, discern our real responsibilities, reveal our humanity, connect our hearts, and celebrate our aliveness.

When this work is taken on sincerely and diligently, it can help us remember the “subtle, sneaky, important reason” we were born a human being – the unique gift to life that each of us is. It can help us connect with the divine energy that is our source. Powerful people can’t be bossed around. We don’t give away our power through compliance.

About me (Upgeya Pew): Having encountered the invisible repression of my own conditioning, and the nature of the culture doing that conditioning, during my involvement with the social movements of the 60’s, I’ve spent the last 40 years learning and freeing myself, and developing my capacity for understanding, awareness and love.

The last decade or so of those years I’ve been learning and teaching Compassionate Communication (NVC), because it’s fun – and the most powerful process I’ve discovered for transforming what I call “domination culture” into “partnership culture”. I’ve attended two 10-day residential intensives in NVC by the Center for Nonviolent Communication and Marshall Rosenberg, the developer of NVC, as well as many other workshops and trainings. My most powerful learning, however, has come by doing – by facilitating NVC trainings and practice groups for the last 10 or so years.

My passion is in creating partnership culture through transformation in consciousness.

Liam: "I recommend this workshop for anyone that plans on speaking with anyone else in the future. Really Good Stuff!"

For more details, email: spirit [at] lovebeing [dot] org

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Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

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See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


Spokes Council

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  • Date: Sundays - Tuesdays - Fridays
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm
  • Location: Director Park, SW Park and Yamhill
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Purpose

Please spread the word through committee/caucus list servs and also ATTEND!

It is especially important to become involved with the the spokes council meetings and other meetings where actions are decided on! This will be a great chance to voice your ideas, to re-group as committees, assess, and plan for moving forward.


Bikes For Humanity Volunteer Repair Clinics - Tuesdays

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  • Date: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland
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Purpose

Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.

They have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.

Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. Weekly volunteer clinics starting on Tuesday & Saturday.

Other details
For full details see http://www.b4hpdx.org


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