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|Councilor Hartzell on police issues|| ||04 Apr 2006|
|*LETTER FROM COUNCILOR HARTZELL*" story because there is no "right" story.|
|Chief Bianca Ousted|| ||03 Apr 2006|
|Ashland Police Chief Mike Bianca has resigned after rumors of his pending termination surfaced on the council email listserv. |
|SKIPPING SCHOOL TO PROTEST|| ||02 Apr 2006|
|The power and vibrancy of youth|
On March 5, 2003 the huge BOOKS NOT BOMBS rally in Ashland, Oregon saw students walk out from college, high school and the middle school. This preemptive rally BEFORE THE BOMBS DROPPED ON BAGHDAD had the bright vibrant faces of youth standing up for democracy in a very important way.
Three (3) years later we need to examine current news, this repost from the Portland Independent Media Center Newswire:
"SKIPPING SCHOOL TO PROTEST" (portland indymedia repost)
|Next Meeting: Willamette Vlly Alt. Med Center|| ||29 Mar 2006|
|The Following Has Great Support & Solidarity From Rogue IMC Volunteers!|
We have not been able to attract people from Eugene and Salem for our project. The interest now lies in the Corvallis Area. So we will be calling our project the Corvallis Alternative Independent Media Project. Our next meeting is this Saturday. We hope to inspire other to have a strong passionate voice for peace, justice, and sustainabiltiy!
YOU ARE THE MEDIA!
|Eman Tells Medford Crowd: "U.S. Out of Iraq"|| ||25 Mar 2006|
|Medford, OR 3/23/06--|
Five Iraqi mothers have traveled across the United States this month telling their story of what is happening in Iraq. They have risked their lives doing humanitarian work in Iraq, going to Jordan to obtain U.S. visas. One of these women, Eman Ahmad Khamas, who has since the Occupation devoted her life to supplying hospitals and refugee camps, toured the Rogue Valley this week, speaking on Wednesday in Ashland and on Thursday in Medford to a full house at both venues. Eman has worked steadily supplying hospitals with medical supplies and helping refugee camps since the U.S. led military occupation of Iraq. She pleas that the occupation of Iraq end immediately.
|Visit from Baghdad|| ||21 Mar 2006|
|Eman Ahmad Khamas---journalist/translator/activist--- will come next week to the Rogue Valley. Straight from Baghdad, Ms.Khamas plans to speak and present video documentation of the harsh realities of life of the ordinary Iraqi. Presentations will take place on March 22 at 7:00pm in Ashland at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 4th Street; and on March 23 at 7:00pm in the Medford Public Library, 205 S. Central.|
|Want Accountability? Hill, Yes!|| ||19 Mar 2006|
|Brother & Sisters, Family, Friends and Neighbors:|
"Jim Hill for Governor"
This Green will be putting everything I have behind Jim Hill. I'll be changing my registration to Democrat so that I can vote for Jim Hill in the primary. I have been involved with the endorsement process with my union SEIU503 and we have spent several months on this. I am so proud that we are voting for somebody instead of the lesser of two evils. It was so much fun listening to the passion of members make this plea. It was a major union democracy step to make this decision. We are going to give this all we have and we will win for taking the high road in our efforts.
Heads up! Primary Election is May 16!
Voter Registration deadline is April 14. If you will be voting for the first time, need to update information or change your voter registration, the deadline is coming fast.
Register as Democrat in order to be able to vote for Jim Hill in the primary.
|RogueIMC meeting - members & public welcome|| ||17 Mar 2006|
|This Sunday, March 19, the Rogue Independent Media Collective will meet for a general meeting.|
Please join us for up to two hours of fun and discussion.
DATE: March 19, 2006 - Sunday
TIME: 1 PM
LOCATION: KSKQ Studio @ 258 A Street, Suite 14, Ashland
Down the alley from the Co-Op (hallway 5th door on the left - follow the signs). In back of Newandart and Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library
|Police Back Off From New Orleans School Clean Up|| ||16 Mar 2006|
|New Orleans -- In an historic act of solidarity, around 85 students and organizers from across the country risked arrest today by entering Martin Luther King Elementary School in the devastated Lower 9th Ward. Outside the school, a crowd of around 300 gathered wearing Tyvek suits and respirators, holding hand painted signs and chanting to oncoming traffic. In an ongoing effort to rebuild New Orleans, residents of the Lower Ninth Ward requested that these supporters clean the school out.|
Yvonne Wise, who advises Common Ground as a leader in the Residents of the Lower Ninth Ward Community Council, addressed a crowded press conference before the young people entered the school. "We appreciate the students coming out and supporting our effort to open this school, we want our schools open." Frustrated by lethargic governmental agencies, Wise said that if the government can't get the schools open, residents must take things into their own hands. "If the schools aren't open, the people can't return home," says Wise.
|Computer Recycling / Refurbishing Center|| ||16 Mar 2006|
|Local IMC volunteer opens Computer Recycling / Refurbishing Center in Talent Oregon.|
After witnessing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the political shenanigans keeping the poor from their homes first hand, RogueIMC volunteer Jon Dowd, together with some additional volunteers has opened a "Free Geek" style donation - refurbishing - recycling center in the Talent Mini-Storage.
Goals include providing serviceable computers to relief organizations, schools and victims of Hurricane Katrina.
|Remembering Rachel|| ||15 Mar 2006|
|Thursday, March 16 will mark the three year anniversary of Rachel Corrie's death. There will be a candlelight vigil in the Ashland Plaza at 7 pm. |
|Day 1 of Walking with Joan; Siskiyous Resist|| ||14 Mar 2006|
|Public opposition to the Biscuit Timber Sales have circled over a year, and a commemoration of the late Joan Norman's civil disobedience and leadership is being celebrated with a three-day walk from the Green Bridge over the Illinois River to Federal agency offices in Grants Pass. Day one is over, and is recounted below, including an insightful meeting with the head Forest Ranger of this district. An invitation to join with the walkers on the second day is issued, as well as for a confrontation with the stewards of our public lands at the end of the walk.|
|Biscuit Flares Up Again: Trials, an Anniversary and New Timber Sales|| ||08 Mar 2006|
|Arrestees from last year's civil disobedience actions against the Biscuit logging project began their pre-trial hearings yesterday, March 7th. This occured on the one year anniversary of the day logging began within formerly protected old growth reserves in the Siskiyou National Forest. At seventy-two years old, Cave junction resident Joan Norman was the first of dozens to be arrested in what grew into a multiple month, community supported resistance campaign that gained national media attention. Joan would be going to trial today but she was killed in a car accident last July after spending 16 days in the Josephine County jail for her second Biscuit arrest. The remaining 20-some defendants are challenging the Forest Service and the legitimacy of the government's actions that allowed these unprecedented sales to move forward against massive public opposition.|
|Southern Oregon CODE PINK to Washinton DC - Local event planned|| ||07 Mar 2006|
Wed Mar 8 5:00- 6:30pm Ashland Plaza
Code PINK's International Womens' Day/Women Say No to War
Co-sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and
Medford's Citizens for Peace and Justice
Just picture groups of women around the world rallying against the war at US embassies and other symbolic places-all on the same day! It would be hard for US leaders to ignore. It would be hard for the media to ignore. And it would fire us up as women to know that our actions were being replicated by our sisters all over the globe. So what are we waiting for? Let's make March 8, International Women's Day, a time for flexing our collective muscle as women. Let's revive the dream of the women who came before us and carved out March 8 as a day for us to be a visible, vocal and vibrant force for peace and justice!
Sunday 3/5/06 three activists from Southern Oregon left the airport in Medford en route to Washington D.C. to participate in anti-Iraq war events including activism on March 8, International Women's Day.
Mori, Linda and Jill (Linda's Mother) are the wonderful delegation of women representing us from the State of Jefferson. Find below a couple of emails, one from Linda and one from Mori, in which they say goodbye.
Play the Quicktime streaming video which is an 8 minute interview of these three. Its 13.2 MB in size and was shot one week before their trip.
please be patient with the slow video download
|Biscuit Arrestees challenge unconst. charges|| ||06 Mar 2006|
|Several forest defenders in I.V. are challenging two unconstitutional statutes tomorrow in Josephine Country. Show your support for free speach and assembly, show your support for Forest Defense, show your support for the Forest Defenders. Join us.|
|** KSKQ Community Radio Benefit Concert **|| ||03 Mar 2006|
|"the musical version of Democracy Now!" ...Amy Goodman|
DAVID ROVICS & ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER
Coming to Ashland in support of KSKQ Community Radio
KSKQ BENEFIT CONCERT: March 5, 2006- Sunday Evening
|"Post Wildfire Logging Hinders Regeneration and Increases Fire Risk"|| ||03 Mar 2006|
|Medford, OR 2/24/06: First-hand hearing report - The House Subcommittee of Forests and Forest Health|
The heaviest drama occurred when Cong. Baird cross-examined Grad. Student Daniel Donato. Baird bore down on Donato with the edge of an angry professor whose been insulted by a lowly student noting first that Donato and Science Magazine had refused to send documents Baird had requested. Donato responded cooly and calmly.
"Post-Wildfire Logging Hinders Regeneration and Increases Fire Risk"
|Community Unites to Oppose Wal-Mart in Medford|| ||27 Feb 2006|
|Please join us|
Medford Citizens for Responsible Development
bring a friend or neighbor, and
MEET OTHER CONCERNED CITIZENS
Where we are to date: On Tuesday February 21, 2006, Medford's Site Plan and Architectural Committee approved the revised building design presented by Wal-Mart's representatives. SPAC will hold a hearing concerning TRAFFIC at 12:00 noon Friday, March 3, 2006, at Medford City Council Chambers. We are fighting for our right to testify at that meeting.
If we don't act now we will have to live with the consequences of this development. WE NEED YOUR INPUT AND SUPPORT!
|This year's First Amendment Forum is SLANTED|| ||26 Feb 2006|
|Here is a letter to the editor which has been sent to the Ashland Daily Tidings.|
If you were going to conduct a forum wouldn't you want multiple viewpoints? At question is the focus of this year's Thomas W. Pyle First Amendment Forum at Southern Oregon University on March 1. The event produced by SOU's Communications Department fails in a huge way because it only invites mainstream media, and then asks the mainstreamers to critique themselves.
The keynote "Is TV news fulfilling its promise?" will be delivered by former CNN anchor Aaron Brown and then the one-sided event follows with a panel discussion of the news directors from Medford's three network television affiliates. Their topic to discuss "TV news' promise and performance both nationally and locally" would be great if it wasn't so lop-sided. We know what the fox guarding the hen house looks like and its not very pretty.
|Local IMC volunteer surveys New Orleans|| ||26 Feb 2006|
|After seeing the O2collective presentation of the work they did in New Orleans, local IMC vounteer decided to see what he could do to help.|
|Walden has history of locking out citizens|| ||26 Feb 2006|
|25.02.2006 - 13:31|
Corporate Whore Greg Walden is a George W. C L O N E ; He treats citizens the very same way as shrub does which is to say if they don't agree then they will not be seen in public. And mainstream media complies with the lies.
Here is some history of how this corporate whore ignores citizens of the Rogue Valley. The same lies from the white house are bolstered by Walden who refuses to meet with citizens as he marches to a different drum. Greg Walden is bought and paid for by corporate money.
Prior Rogue IMC stories have put the spot light on this high-priced loser of the New World Order.
|Shut-out at Walden Hearing|| ||24 Feb 2006|
|HAD TO BE ON THE 'LIST' TO GET IN. A SELECT GROUP ARE CHOSEN. IT'S WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE... |
The hearing was scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM. Arriving at 12:40 I discovered several police officers baring access to anyone beyond the front doors of city hall. The officer in charge announced that the 3rd floor hearing room was "full to capacity" and they were not letting anyone up to the 3rd floor at all. As citizens gathered to hear the news some offered to stand but was assured that there was no standing room. "My instructions are we're not letting anyone else up at this time."
|"Jambalya 2006" Katrina fund-raiser|| ||17 Feb 2006|
|"Jambalaya 2006", a night of fun, will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak Street, Ashland. The event will directly benefit longtime Rogue Valley resident Leroi Dedeaux's 90 family members who remain displaced by the devestating wrath of Hurricane Katrina.|
|Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) in Medford|| ||12 Feb 2006|
|Michelle De Ford of Salem and Lynn Bradach of Portland also know the heartache of receiving word from the Pentagon that their sons have been killed in Iraq. But unlike many of the more than 2,200 mothers who have received that awful news, Michelle and Lynn have decided, like Cindy Sheehan, to do something about it.|
Michelle and Lynn will speak at a public meeting starting at 7 p.m. Friday, February 17th, in the large meeting room at the Medford Public Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford.
|The Katrina Disaster: Relief, Rebuilding, and Resistance in New Orleans|| ||11 Feb 2006|
|WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 7:00 PM|
CHURCHILL HALL MULKEY AUDITORIUM
SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
with Malik Rahim, founder of Common Ground Relief in New Orleans, Kerul Dyer, organizer with Common Ground Relief in New Orleans, and Oxygen Collective & Southern Oregon Gulf Coast Relief Network presenting slides and stories from the December, '05 trip to New Orleans.
|State Sen. Bates calls for Bush Impeachment!|| ||09 Feb 2006|
|Talent, OR 2/8/06-|
At a large town hall meeting when asked about domestic spying Oregon State Senator Alan Bates stated: "I believe the President should be impeached over this" and he went on to say, "No President has unbridled power."
MAINSTREAM MEDIA BETRAYAL -- The Medford Mail Tribune, the Ashland Daily Tidings and the three local TV networks did not show up, AGAIN!
|THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES|| ||08 Feb 2006|
|EVENT: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES|
Dates: February 10th, 7:30pm; February 11th, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Location: SOU Britt Ballroom, Southern Oregon University 1250 Siskiyou Blvd Ashland, Oregon
Admission: $10 general, $8 students and seniors
Tickets available at SOU Women's Resource Center (541) 552-6216
Doors open thirty minutes prior to performances.
|CODE PINK makes its Southern Oregon Debut!|| ||05 Feb 2006|
|"True State of the Union" Video & Audio Report|
Rally report-back from Veterans Park in Medford, February 4, 2006
CODE PINK added some life to a great rally today. Here is a song from the women in pink, it is being presented as both a video Quicktime file and as an audio only Quicktime file
|28 non-corporate films on a large screen|| ||02 Feb 2006|
|Siskiyou Environmental Film Festival 2006|
Feb. 10-12th, Ashland, Full schedule here
From the Iraq war to the future of our food supply to Indeigenous activism there is a film for everyone relating to the environment and human rights across the globe. There will be local films on the Mt Ashland ski expansion and the controversy surounding the massive Biscuit logging scam.
Many guest speakers will be present including Brandon Jourdan from Deep Dish TV, Director Deborah Koons Garcia, wife of Jerry Garcia will speak after the film The Future of Food. Many other filmamkers will speak as well. There will be food, educational, tables, a kids film series, and more.
|True State of the Union|| ||01 Feb 2006|
|For all of you who disagreed with almost everything in the Bush State of the Union speech:|
Come to the "True State-of-the-Union Rally" to demand change at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday, February 4th, at Veterans Memorial Park, Stewart Avenue at Highway 99 near the Medford Armory. Bring your banners and signs and tell Medford about the real state of the union.
|KSKQ 1st Annual Mardi Gras Art Auction Feb 3|| ||01 Feb 2006|
|KSKQ 1st Annual Mardi Gras Art Auction Studio Open House First Friday Art Walk 5pm KSKQ Studio Open House February 3rd- Part of Ashland's First Friday Art Walk Come in costume to participate in the February First Friday Art Walk for Community Radio! Celebrate with us a First Annual KSKQ Mardi Gras Art Auction and Mascarade Parade. Record your own KSKQ Station ID, be interviewed, share programming ideas, become a member, and find out ways you can volunteer to help get KSKQ on the air!|
|"Robin Hood" News Conference in Medford 1/31|| ||30 Jan 2006|
|Dear Southern Oregon members and friends,|
Please join the Oregon AFL-CIO and community allies this Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Medford to urge Congressman Greg Walden to stop taking from the poor to give to the rich! (Can you sense the Robin Hood theme?)
"Robin Hood" News Conference
Tuesday, January 31, Noon
Congressman Greg Walden's Medford office
843 East Main Street
|Betting on Biscuit: Does Post-Fire Logging Make Ecological or Economic Sense? || ||25 Jan 2006|
|It's rare to find two diametrically opposed sides using the same exact posterchild to support their views. However, that's essentially what's developed over the past few years as the logging industry have locked horns with conservation groups and scientists in a battle over so-called "healthy forests" policy and the future of America's public lands following wildfires.|
That "same exact posterchild" is the 2002 Biscuit Fire that burned nearly 500,000 acres in the Siskiyou Wild Rivers Area of southwestern Oregon's Siskiyou National Forest and the U.S. Forest Service's subsequent Biscuit "Fire Recovery Project" that approved cutting down 19,000 acres of ancient forest reserves and roadless wildlands in a forest of global ecological significance.
|Klamath Salmon Runs Reach All Time Low|| ||24 Jan 2006|
|Forks of Salmon, CA - Scientists and Conservationists were shocked last week to find out that the Salmon River fall Chinook run had dipped even lower than the previous year's record low. Only an estimated 320 fall Chinook returned to the Salmon River according to the California Dept. of Fish and Game (CDFG). CDFG has counts for spawning fall Chinook that go back 27 years to 1978. A large tributary to the Klamath, the Salmon River had an all time low in 2004 with a run of 626 fall Chinook. Before that the record low had stood at 780 in 1999, as shown in the chart below.|
|Two More Activists Indicted For Northwest ELF/ALF Arsons|| ||19 Jan 2006|
|Medford, Oregon, U.S. - Two more environmental activists have been charged in connection with a series of Northwest arsons claimed by the Earth and Animal Liberation Fronts. The first arrests in the investigation, which began in 1997 took place in four separate states early last month.|
|CONFRONTING THE LIBERAL FACE OF BUSH'S WAR|| ||17 Jan 2006|
|CONFRONTING THE LIBERAL FACE OF BUSH'S WAR |
Eugene Civil Resisters Confront Senator Ron Wyden at Eugene City Club in Dramatic Demonstration Against His Votes to Approve War Funding; Resisters Tell Him "You Are An Accomplice to Mass Murder" In Front of Media
--by Peter Chabarek
January 13, 2006, on the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday weekend---US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) thought he would be giving a staid address on his tax reform proposal to business and professional people at a Eugene City Club address at the Downtown Athletic Club ballroom. He didn't know he would be faced with some determined anti-war resisters who had prepared for him a special "gift" dramatic demonstration on Friday the 13th that would force him to defend his indefensible voting record on the Iraq War in front of the public and the media.
|Josephine County Workers Walk Out - Strike Starts!|| ||07 Jan 2006|
|* * * * * * * * L A T E S T * * U P D A T E * * * * * * * * |
THIS BELOW WAS POSTED WHEN THE STRIKE WAS GOING ON. IT NOW HAS BEEN SETTLED. YOU CAN STILL CONTACT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN SUPPORT OF OUR HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES AT JOSEPHINE COUNTY. CALL OR EMAIL THEM AND LEND YOUR SUPPORT. SOLIDARITY ROCKS!
The Josephine County Board of Commissioners can be contacted at (541) 474-5221 or by e-mail at:
LATEST INFORMATION @ AFSCME 3694's site: http://www.afscme3694.org/
January 12, 2006-
AFSCME Local 3694 and Josephine County are announcing a tentative contract agreement and an end to the 4-day strike.
The New proposed contract runs through June 30, 2007. The Union's bargaining team is recommending approval, which means striking County workers will return to work Friday, January 13, 2006.
Both sides will formalize the agreement next week. The two sides have agreed not to release details of the agreement until it is signed; however, both sides expressed satisfaction with the deal and look forward to putting the strike situation behind them and moving ahead in a positive fashion.
|Mercy nurses plan Jan. 9 rally in Roseburg || ||05 Jan 2006|
|Support Mercy nurses' choice to choose to join a union!|
A number of folks from the Rogue Valley will be traveling to Roseburg to participate in the Monday, January 9 community rally in support of RNs and patient care. Mercy Medical Center registered nurses are organizing with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) to improve working conditions that directly affect patient care.
The nurses will hold a community rally Jan. 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the BLM front lawn (aka the People's Park) located at 777 NW Garden Valley Blvd. in Roseburg. In case of inclement weather the rally will be held at the Roseburg Labor Temple, 742 SE Stephens.
Come to the rally! Help maintain quality nursing care in Roseburg.
Two days later on Jan. 11 Mercy Medical Center nurses will vote on collective bargaining representation by ONA
|Lower 9th Ward Citizens Fight Demolition|| ||02 Jan 2006|
|The city of New Orleans is attempting to destroy the homes of residents in the Lower 9th Ward. This is in spite of a temporary moratorium won by social justice groups against the city which blocks attempts to bulldoze the homes of Lower 9th Ward residents. The moratorium, which ends on January 6th, 2006, is being circumvented by the city through the unconstitutional use of eminent domain. Local residents are working alongside Common Ground Collective, a grass-roots organization working for the rights of displaced and neglected victims of Hurricane Katrina, and are protesting the action and calling on citizens everywhere to get involved. |
|High Water Soaks Rogue Valley|| ||30 Dec 2005|
|Flood warnings are in effect as Jackson County braces for rain through the weekend. Though not expected to be a repeat of the '97 flood, but is threatening to put a soak on New Years Eve celebrations. |
A US Geological Team observed taking flow measurements this afternoon reported Bear Creek's muddy, brown water flowing at around 3000 cubic feet/second (CFS).
Interstate 5 is closed "indefinitely" near Siskiyou Pass after several mudslides sent trees, stumps and mud onto the road. Highway 66 near Ashland is also closed at milepost 9.