Imagination is the Cure…

If we invest in alternative energy, we can establish colonies on the moon and explore the stars.



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Humans are carbon-based beings.  And we are NOT suffering from overpopulation.

This is a myth.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA5BM7CE5-8

We can shut down wars of choice and reinvest those funds in infrastructure, alternative energy, education, health care, housing and peace. We have solutions.

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/…/homeles…/

We need not go back to living in caves to survive. We have viable solutions, but crazy people spend trillions on war… making sustainable alternatives impossible.

http://worldbeyondwar.org/quotes/

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I can ride my bicycle down to the creek and go fishing, get in my electric truck and drive across the nation, sail a ship across the ocean and fly a solar-powered plane anywhere on the planet. Investing in alternative energy, we can establish moon colonies and explore the stars.

We are young, we humans beings… and it’s too early to write us off.

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Technology is not the problem. War, greed and stupidity are the problems.

We can shut down the wars and hold the cons accountable by organizing, educating and agitating.  This has been working across human history.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/…/shine-on-you…/

Overpopulation_Myth_New_Zealand“In fact, our rates of growth are declining. Between 1950 and 2000, the world population grew at a rate of 1.76%. Between 2000 and 2050, it is expected to grow by 0.77 percent.[3] So yes, because 0.77 is greater than zero, it is a positive growth rate, and the world population will continue to grow.
 
If we wanted to squeeze close, everyone in the world could stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the island of Zanzibar.”
 
“There is no environmental reason for people to go hungry now or in the future. There isoverpopulation_myth_poster-p228130659391473908tdcp_400 no need to use any more land to sustain humanity — increasing land productivity using existing technologies can boost global supplies and even leave more land for nature — a goal that is both more popular and more possible than ever.
opThe only limits to creating a planet that future generations will be proud of are our imaginations and our social systems. In moving toward a better Anthropocene, the environment will be what we make it.”

 
Hans Rosling  was a Swedish medical doctor, academic,…


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Truth is…

“All of us are more than fed up with mediocrity, hypocrisy, lesser-evil, trickle-down, less-than-perfect settling for spending trillions and killing millions for munitions firms and billionaires who pay no taxes and steal what we pay.

This is more than “less than perfect.” This shakedown is organized crime, committed in our names and on our dime because we let it happen and it comes from both sides of the corporate aisles.

Nothin’ but the truth

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Truth and Lies;
Peace and War;
Fact, Myth, Magic,
Science and Fiction…

 

Over time we find small truths, big lies, radical science and brilliant ideas.  But so far war trumps peace, aggression spreads and myths abound. Too many live in personal fictions where facts are too great a burden to bear.
dick“Reality denied comes back to haunt.”
― Philip K. Dick

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
 

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Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go
Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

 

Langston Hughes

 

“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”

 

Isaac Bashevis Singer
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“All of us are more than fed up with mediocrity, hypocrisy, lesser-evil, trickle-down, less-than-perfect settling for spending trillions and killing millions for munitions firms and billionaires who pay no taxes and steal what we pay.

 
This is more than “less than perfect.” This shakedown is organized crime, committed in our names and on our dime because we let it happen. And it comes from both sides of the corporate aisle.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/nothin-but-the-truth/




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Trump or Clinton will sink all ships

We cannot continue spending trillions killing millions for billionaires in pursuit of corporate empire. Global economists agree this has already bankrupted the country and will destroy the nation between 2020 and 2030. We are teetering on the brink.

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Donnie and Hillary both had royal ambitions, but neither one of them is presidential material.  And we do not need a king or queen.

Obama declared that he, as the American president, had the “right of kings” to murder at will without due process of law. According to this theory, a president can murder anyone, anywhere, anytime, for any reason… or without providing any reason at all. Congress did not challenge this rank treason because they are mostly cowards, thieves and profiteers.  Our new King Trump and would be Queen Hillary agree with this insanity and do not belong anywhere near the White House.  Voting for either of these clowns makes no sense

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/neither-hillary-nor-trump-will-do/

 

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27 simultaneous, expanding wars of unprovoked aggression is a bad platform. Launching thousands of drones known to kill an average of 50 innocents per strike and bombing smaller and less powerful nations will only continue to create more enemies and make us even less secure.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/while-we-bury-our-heads-in-the-sand/


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We cannot continue spending trillions killing millions for billionaires in pursuit of corporate empire. Economists agree this military madness will bankrupt the country and destroy the nation between 2020 and 2030.  We are teetering on the brink.

 

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/its-time-to-strike-back-at-the-empire/

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Our future is in our hands. If we had voted for Dr. Jill Stein and the Green New Deal (voting values instead of fears)  we could have taken back the nation, secured the peace, established justice and guaranteed freedom.

But that time has passed and we are in serious trouble.

 

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/forget-lesser-evil-choose-greater-good/


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American Cops: Armed & Dangerous

Jamar Clark, 11/15/15 Minneapolis, MN:

Two Minneapolis police officers shot Clark, claiming he “interfered” with emergency responders helping an assault victim. Activists and witnesses maintain that Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot.

No officers have been charged with a crime for killing Jamar.

68. Samuel Harrell, 4/21/15

(Some police bureaus still do not bother to report murders of citizens.)

DEC 28, 2015 2:59 PM

CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

Despite public protests, occupations, direct action, and increased public scrutiny, U.S. police killed more people in 2015 than in 2014. While numbers vary from source to source  — the website killedbypolice.net found police have killed 1,186 people in 2015 (the U.S. government currently does not track how many people are killed in police encounters.)

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CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

The data from killedbypolice.net show that white people are the largest group of killed by the police. But when taken together, the number of people of color killed by police — Latino, black, Asian, and indigenous people — surpasses the number of whites. As ThinkProgressnoted last year, young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than young white men, according to a ProPublica analysis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also compiled data which show that people of color are most likely to be killed by cops overall.

The data also show that California, Texas, and Florida lead the U.S. in terms of deadly police encounters.

above is from: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/12/28/3735190/killed-by-police-2015/



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Key Findings:

  • Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week. 

  • Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting

  • 37% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population

  • Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015

  • Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths (Matthew Ajibade and Eric Harris) resulted in convictions of officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade’s death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends. Deputy Bates, who killed Eric Harris, was sentenced to 4 years for murdering an unarmed man. This is the only cop who has served time for murders committed by police in 2015. 


The Peaceresource editor’s Note:
I read ALL of these incidents.  Why do we allow this?
If you read these 102 cases of police assault, killings, and flat out murder,
perhaps you will find a reason to stand up and fight back for justice.
We ARE under attack.

peace, Tim Flanagan



Here are the names and stories about the UNARMED PEOPLE of color murdered by police.  

(Ordered by the date the person was killed, starting with the most recent)

May Day! Resist!

PORTLAND MAY DAY CELEBRATION & RALLY 2017

 

http://www.theportlandalliance.org/mayday 
The Portland Alliance


The May Day 2017 poster is here, and it’s hotfire. Thank you to our comrades at PortlandCHRP – Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines and Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project for their help creating this amazing artwork.

Please share and on May 1st rise up against capitalism, rise up for international solidarity, rise up for all workers worldwide!#WorkersUnite #MayDayPDX

http://www.theportlandalliance.org/mayday 
The Portland Alliance


Rise Up, Resist, Unite: May 1st, 2017

Shemanski Park: 1010 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR

Gather at 12 PM, Rally at 2 PM, March at 3 PM

March Logistics

The march route:

We’ll be beginning and ending the march at Shemanski Park. Marchers will line up around the perimeter of the park at the start of the march in their contingents with specific contingents at the front and back of the march:

  • At the front of the march (don’t pass these folks!):
  • May Day Coalition Banner
  • Youth & Family Zone Contingent
  • Glitter Bloc (disability contingent for self-identified disabled folks)
  • Anti-colonial and anti-imperialist contingent – PCHRP, Anakbayan, Gabriela Portland, AAPRP Oregon, Brown Berets, Voz Workers Rights Education Project
  • In the middle of the march (find your place here!):
  • Labor unions and community groups
  • At the back of the march (this is the end of the march, don’t fall behind these folks):
  • SURJ
  • Anarchist Student Union

Rally and March Safety

  • Look for the yellow balloons! Official coalition march marshalls will be wearing yellow balloons. These folks will be guiding the march and making sure we’re all headed the same way on the same route.
  • Peacekeeping & de-escalation team. These folks are here to keep the march and rally focused and safe by de-escalating potentially dangerous situations. They are not police and they will not be making arrests or working with police. If you need assistance, yell out “peacekeeper!” to find one near you.
  • Legal observers: look for [NLG] green hats. These folks are here to observe the police and ensure that any potential violations of our first amendment rights to gather are documented. They are not here to observe or document the activities of marchers.
  • For jail support this hotline will be active: (503) 902-5340
  • Street Medics: look for folks marked up with red tape.  The Rosehip Medic Collective and Portland Action Medics will be sending street medics to support folks during the day’s events.  If you or a comrade near you is injured, call loudly for a medic (yell out “Medic!”).

Accessibility & Facilities Info

  • Self-identified disabled folks to the front of the rally and march.
  • Rally Accessibility
  • ADA accessible porta-potties
  • Free snacks and water will be provided at the main coalition table and at community org tables at Shemanski Park.
  • ASL and Spanish language interpreters will be next to the stage
  • Designated area in front of the stage for self-identified disabled folks which will including seating and wheelchair space. We ask that folks who make use of this area take care to be scent-free – no strong smelling lotion or perfume, etc.
  • March Accessibility
  • Glitter Bloc for self-identified disabled folks will be at the front of the march. The Glitter Bloc will contain it’s own designated medics, legal observers, and de-escalators.
  • Abled buddies and support folks are welcome in the Glitter Bloc
  • There were also be a resting trailer with seating at the rear of the march for folks who need walking breaks.
  • RIdes back to Shemanski Park are available at the end of the march. Flag down a peacekeeper (yell out “peacekeeper!”) or talk to a marshall (look for the yellow balloons).

Youth & Family Info

  • You can find an autonomous space for youth and families at the SW corner of Shemanski Park
  • Youth (younger AND older) will be encouraged to voice, develop, and seed their hopes for what the world should be, could be, can be–in their own words.
  • Will feature sign-making as well as a special area to construct home-made noisemakers
  • There will also be face and finger paints and bubbles
  • The Youth & Family Zone contingent will lead the march.
  • For more information, see the Revolutionary Youth & Family Zone facebook event.

Day of Updates

  • Social Media:
  • Use and follow the hashtags: #MayDayPDX, #MayDay, #MayDayStrike
  • For official coalition communications:
  • Tag @MayDayPDX in your May Day facebook posts! Mention @mayday_pdx on Twitter! At the end of the big day email us your photos, video, and social media posts to maydaypdx@gmail.com so we can compile all the visuals from the day into one big post.

Coalition Info

Bette Lee I’ll remember this Mayday for its intensity—our intense emotions of grief and outrage at the recent killing of Freddie Gray, another young black man by the police, demands for justice, our outcry for the police killings of people to stop, and our resistance. Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Justice Matters, Resistance is the only action that matters!

Portland IWW

Bette Lee I’ll remember this Mayday for its intensity—our intense emotions of grief and outrage at the recent killing of Freddie Gray, another young black man by the police, demands for justice, our outcry for the police killings of people to stop, and our resistance. Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Justice Matters, Resistance is the only action that matters!

http://www.theportlandalliance.org/mayday 
The Portland Alliance

The 2016 Portland May Day Coalition working on planning this year’s Portland May Day celebration and rally are as follows. It’s not too late to join us in planning – contact us!
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project
All African People’s Revolutionary Party – Portland, Oregon
PortlandCHRP – Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
GABRIELA Portland
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
Working Families Party
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Portland IWW

Bette Lee I’ll remember this Mayday for its intensity—our intense emotions of grief and outrage at the recent killing of Freddie Gray, another young black man by the police, demands for justice, our outcry for the police killings of people to stop, and our resistance. Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Justice Matters, Resistance is the only action that matters!

The minute we stand up, we are unstoppable. It’s time to forget the lesser evil and fight for the greater good.”…


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PeacePortal to St. Louis Riverfront Times

The action managed to shut down the rally for close to ten minutes — to Trump’s audible dismay. At one point, the chants of “USA” brought things to such a halt that Trump resorted to begging for police action.

“Where are the police? Get ’em out,” he says at one point. “Get ’em out.”

Protesters Shut Down the Donald Trump Rally in St. Louis for a Full 10 Minutes

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

PHOTO BY DANNY WICENTOWSKI

  • Photo by Danny Wicentowski

At least a dozen protesters at Donald Trump’s March 11 rally in St. Louis have been detained in a single coordinated protest inside the Peabody Opera House.

The action managed to shut down the rally for close to ten minutes — to Trump’s audible dismay. At one point, the chants of “USA” brought things to such a halt that Trump resorted to begging for police action.

“Where are the police? Get ’em out,” he says at one point. “Get ’em out.”

The protest, a coordinated effort involving an estimated 40-50 activists, began with the coordinated drop of a large banner from the balcony of the Opera House. One said, “Caution, racism lives here” and the other said “Stop the hate.”

The protest also included about 10-15 people on the lower level ripping off their shirts to reveal T-shirts they’d been wearing underneath with anti-Trump slogans. Others had signs denigrating the Republican presidential frontrunner, including ones comparing Trump to the KKK.

PHOTO BY DANNY WICENTOWSKI

  • Photo by Danny Wicentowski

The protesters stood in the aisles and linked arms before being pried apart by multiple police officers. The protesters went limp or were yanked to the ground as police used zip ties and handcuffs to detain them in the aisles.

As best we can tell, the cuffed protesters were then taken to a holding area somewhere inside the opera house. We also witnessed protesters being led down from the balcony area in zip ties.

Even before the large coordinated effort, there were at least a handful of smaller protests featuring one or two people. They, too, were led away by police.

The larger coordinated protest featured many people who had been active as protesters in Ferguson.

A fallen sign on the opera house floor. - PHOTO BY DANNY WICENTOWSKI

  • Photo by Danny Wicentowski
  • A fallen sign on the opera house floor.

…The candidate tells the audience, “These are not good people folks, just so you understand. These are not good people. And I heard this was going to happen, and they said, ‘Mr. Trump, would you like to cancel?’ I said, ‘absolutely not.’ These are not good people. These are not the people that made our country great, but we’re going to make it great again. But these are not good people. These are the people that are destroying our country. Get ‘em out. Get ‘em out. Come let’s go. Get em out.”

He later adds, “Missouri, I can’t believe this.” And, “Honestly, can I be honest with you? It adds to the flavor. It makes it more exciting.”

…Here’s some video from inside:

… the protesters have already been released from Central Booking. Among them was St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green, who participated in the protest and was among those removed from the rally.

Green confirms that she has been given a citation for disturbing the peace. We presume the other protesters were hit with the same citation; we’ll update this post if we hear more.

We’re told that around 30 people were arrested. They were released as a group. One of the protest organizers tells us that there may be three other protesters yet to be released. A Trump supporter who threw a water bottle at the protester was also arrested; we are unsure of his status.

This Full article:  http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2016/03/11/protesters-just-shut-down-the-donald-trump-rally-for-a-full-10-minutes


 

Events in the Middle East: PDX Discussion

Saturday, January 30 A conversation about events in the Middle East with soldiers and members of the Portland Iraqi community at Blue Sky Gallery at 122 NW 8th Ave

host is Jim Lommasson

no6Panel Discussion: A conversation about events in the Middle East with American soldiers and members of the Portland Iraqi community

Saturday, January 30, 3:00pm

Hosted by Blue Sky Gallery and Jim Lommasson in conjunction with the
Exit Wounds and What We Carried exhibitions at Blue Sky through January 31.

Jim Lommasson will lead a conversation with former US soldiers and members of the Portland Iraq community. We hope that the audience will participate in the conversation.

peacedovemiddleThe Panel:
Jonathan Sanford, Oregon National Guard, former Veterans advocate for US Senator Ron Wyden, currently Director at Oregon Veterans Lobby.
Dr. Baher Butti, Ph.D. Psychiatry Specialist, Former Director of Al Rashad Psychiatric Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
Dilshad Rahim, University of Sulaimani, U.S. Army, Portland State University
…and more.

Saturday, January 30, 3:00pm

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenuegaza1
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm
bluesky@blueskygallery.org
http://www.blueskygallery.org/



“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes

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