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Eviction Protection Organizer Training April 28 & 29 in Tacoma, WA

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Declare the Pacific Northwest an Eviction FREE Zone! Eviction Protection Organizer Training Join us this weekend, April 28 & 29 in Tacoma, WA Learn from the country’s best with trainers from City Life/Vida Urbana of Boston ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is an incredible opportunity for us West Coast activists to learn from the best. The City […]

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Black Bloc 201

For folks who have not been present at non-violent demonstrations it may be helpful to understand that the original black block is the riot police who come out and assault non-violent demonstrators in a wholesale fashion. Some pretty peaceful and peace-loving folks have been assaulted by the police. Some of you may know Dorli Rainey […]

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Increased Public Facilities in Downtown Olympia? Well, maybe…

After a couple of weeks of emailing the Olympia City Council about the need for better public facility access in downtown Olympia, I went to the City Council meeting and asked them face to face to commit a staff person to taking part in meetings to explore the possibilities. I did not get a yes […]

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2012 Elections are Looking Ugly

Not just the candidates or the lack of political will to create public policy to turn the country in the right direction, but the election apparatus itself just got even less respectable. The Brad Blog carried the story recently that the Diebold voting machines can be easily hacked remotely. There seems to be some question […]

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Live Feed from the Occupation of Wall Street

It’s a live feed, for as long as it lasts or as long as they loop the footage, so the activity and engagement level varies depending on what is going on at any given moment, but thought I would embed the video in case you want to plug in for a minute or two and […]

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Come to Olympia if the Economy has Put You on the Street

What better place than Olympia to gather if the Washington State economy has put you on the street? Come to Olympia to assemble and petition for redress of grievance. Come and sit on the streets of Olympia as a demonstration and act of free speech. Come to Olympia and greet the legislators and the policy […]

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Sen. Cantwell sponsors extension of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

At a forum on low income housing and homelessness prevention Friday, August 26, Sen. Maria Cantwell discussed the bill that she is co-sponsoring with Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe to extend and strengthen the affordable housing tax credit.  The forum took place at the Salishan housing development in Tacoma and was attended by about 300 people […]