Benefit for KEPW Community Radio 97.3 FM

Eugene PeaceWorks
Benefit for KEPW Community Radio 97.3 FM
Featuring “Alternative Radio” host David Barsamian
and a diverse music program
Whirled Pies, 199 W. 8th
November 15th 6-10 pm
Admission – sliding scale from $10 to $100

Proceeds paying for the new improved KEPW signal now reaching throughout Eugene, Springfield and beyond.

Legendary folk musician Chico Schwall and two of Eugene hottest bands: “Soul Vibrator” and “Fortune’s Folly” will perform. The first 25 paying after doors open at 6 PM can choose a free unique t-shirt or button and bumper sticker from the Eugene PeaceWorks collection.

One of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio-now in its 32th year-and his books with Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His forthcoming book with Noam Chomsky is Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy.

Chico Schwall is a folksinger, multi-instrumentalist songwriter and union activist. “Soul Vibrator” plays a groovy fusion of funk-electronica, psychedelic, soul, reggae, rock and jazzy tunes! “Fortune’s Folly” keeps the dream of alt-rock alive with the warm and fuzzy (guitar) feeling of those mid-90s women fronted bands like “The Breeders” and “No Doubt.”

Protect Our Public Forests Interactive Workshop

Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild are holding an interactive workshop on current federal threats to public forests. Practice making your voice heard in defense of public lands.

November Tuesday, November 14,  6 – 8 PM
Sam Bonds Brewing, 540 E 8th Ave, Eugene

Help Cascadia Forest Defenders Stop Logging in the Goose Timber Sale

Forest Defenders have taken direct action blocking logging of Old Growth in the Willamette National Forest north of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon.
They have made a “a general call to action to all activists and organizers in the Pacific Northwest to help stop the Goose Timber Sale.” “CFD will maintain a presence inside the Goose Timber Sale that will force Seneca Jones Timber Company and the U.S. Forest Service to abandon logging of public lands.”
Below is CFD’s most recent communication and yesterday’s press release

10/24/2017, 10:00 am GET TO GOOSE BLOCKADE NOW, directions map
Cascadia Forest Defenders are asking “All press, media, activists, and organizers need to get down to Goose to check out or help out at the blockade.” “The Forest Defenders have blocked Seneca Company Loggers today but they expect a heavy police presence throughout the day. PLEASE COME READY TO RECORD OR READY TO SUPPORT.”
Map and directions to blockade, click here.

10/23/2017 1:54 pm BLOCKADE @ Goose Timber Sale. Press Release. Call to Action
Back to the forest… where we are going, we don’t need roads…
On October 23, Cascadia Forest Defenders erected a road blockade at the entrance to the W Timber Sale. Taking direct action against Seneca Sawmill’s plan to destroy thousands of acres in the McKenzie River watershed, the blockade consists of large slash piles, multiple cars, and a refrigerator – all serving as an anchor for an occupied platform suspended 80 ft up a Douglas fir tree.
“We’re protecting drinking water, biodiversity, a stable climate, and – ultimately – our own survival,” said Scrimshaw Forest, of Cascadia Forest Defenders,“We oppose resource extraction and deforestation.”
Today Forest Defenders effectively halted logging and will continue to save an estimated 50-100 old growth trees each day the blockade remains. Forest Service rangers visited the blockade this morning but no arrests have been made.
The sale is part of the 2000+ acre Goose Project in the Willamette National Forest. Logging began on October 16.​

Contact Cascadia Forest Defenders
phone: 541-554-2519
website: Cascadia Forest Defenders | Direct Action for The Forests of Cascadia

Don’t Ban Me! A March for Homeless Rights

Join Ward 9 Homeless Neighbors Association to March for Homeless Rights
Meet At the Hult Center gathering on Willamette, between 6th & 7th ave.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5pm
The dog ban, camping ban, sleeping ban, sitting ban – the City of Eugene is banning homelessness by banning what we need to survive: sleep, rest, companionship, and community.
If you are on Facebook, you can invite your friends.

“Close the School of the Americas” Annual Benefit Concert, featuring Tom Rawson

LASC (Latin America Solidarity Committee’s) is raising money for local and national work to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC, and defray costs of local activists going to the national protest.
September 30, 2017 7pm to 9pm
Wellsprings Friends School 3590 W. 18th Ave.
Eugene OR, 97405
Contact Information:
(541) 485-8633 or email
What is LASC? Link to their website

International Women and Women Aligned Day Rally

Intersectional People’s Network of Eugene/Springfield (a newly forming community organizing group), Disrupt! Eugene and So Just Collective invite the community to join them at A Rally for International Women and Women Aligned Day at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza this coming Wednesday, March 8th at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate “International Women’s Day,” as the groups take time to honor women and transfeminine people across all intersectionalities, as a community.

They gather to celebrate and center the lives and experiences of women of color, transgender, queer, non-binary people who are women aligned, disabled, indigenous and immigrant women. The three groups recognize how these identities intersecting with “womanhood” can directly interfere with a person’s prerogative to identify as simply “woman.” This event will have an anti-racist framework to give voice to people who have been underrepresented or misrepresented.

Ashanti Gilbert, one of the event’s organizers, says, “As an African American woman living in Eugene, I felt there was a need for marginalized women’s voices to be heard and celebrated from our own perspectives, whether immigrant, women of color, Muslim, disabled or woman aligned. Much of the organizing that happens here in Eugene usually is centered on the voices of white women. While I appreciate their efforts, many of us are not afforded the freedom to identify as just ‘woman.’ We are mostly identified by the adjective before woman, that is, Black woman, Muslim woman, disabled woman, et cetera. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, we celebrate those intersections.”

International Women & Women Aligned Day Rally on Facebook