Francisca Romero, Teachers Union of El Salvador

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Francisca Romero, Teachers Union of El Salvador
In Spanish, with English translation
7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 19
Olympia Community Center, Room 103
222 Columbia St. NW
Also at noon, TESC, SEM 2, Room E3105

After winning the presidency five years ago, the FMLN party in El Salvador accelerated its work in support of poor and working-class Salvadorans, making medical care available and supporting school children. Francisca's grassroots organizing and her policy work with the oldest teachers' union in El Salvador has been vital to this social reform. The FMLN's programs can continue only if the party can hold the presidency in February 2014. Sponsored by Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) and the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP). Free and open to all.

Organizing to End Corporate Rule & Get Money Out of Politics

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Ashley Sanders will speak at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1.  She is one of the founding members of Move To Amend, formed to get us started on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to end corporate personhood -- to make sure corporations are no longer persons and money is no longer free speech. 

Ashley will review the history of corporate personhood in the American Constitution and how corporations seized constitutional rights designed for real people.  Turning to the present moment, she will let us know what Amendments have been offered, and what the prospects are for the various strategies.  Q and A will follow. 

This event is free and open to the general public, donations appreciated, no one turned away for lack of funds.

To read more go to www.movetoamend.org

Report Back on Turkey and Greece

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

From today's inbox:

Report Back on Turkey and Greece
Monday, September 9th
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Traditions Fair Trade
5th and Water St., Olympia

Peter Bohmer and Sonja Wentz will report back on their one month, July, 2013  trip to Turkey and Greece. They will discuss the current state of the politics and economics in both place, the uprisings and other forms of resistance in both countries and ongoing possibilities. They met with several activists and organization in both countries. The presentation will be followed by a longer discussion.

Sonja Wentz is a mental health therapist and faculty member of the International Trauma Treatment Program (ITTP). This was her sixth trip to Turkey.

Peter Bohmer is a member of the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP) and a faculty member in political economy at the Evergreen State College. He was invited by the anti-authoritarians to speak at their large festival in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2010 and met with many of them in July, 2013.

Sponsored by the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace. www.omjp.net

Occupy (and protect) Our Community

Sat, 07/27/2013 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm

TC Pro-Net Events Calendar
Occupy (and protect) Our Community
Date:Saturday, July 27, 2013
Time:12:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: MIXX96 Meeting Room Washington and State Streets Olympia, WA 98501

Kai Huschke is coming from Spokane to give us training in the creation of a Community Rights Ordinance (CRO).  A CRO is a statement of the community's rights, and a prohibition against violations of those rights.  The Oly-Lacey-Tumwater area wants to create its own.  We can put whatever we statements want into our CRO -- we can use it to protect our environment (no coal trains!), or to ensure everyone in our community has a place to sleep at night, or to call for police accountability.  The CRO is the ultimate in civil disobedience:  a county-wide statement that we will not accept violations of our rights, even if those violations are approved by state and federal authorities.

COME AND BE A PART OF IT! Go here for Community Rights SouthSound.

Stand with Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers support vigil sign-holding event

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 9:00am - 11:00am

This Thursday, the 4th, (Freedom, Revolution, Independence day, whatever you wanna call it,) there will be a gathering to support Edward Snowden and other Whistleblowers, for example like Bradley Manning.

When: Thursday the 4th of July, from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Where: Capitol Campus, 1301 Capitol Blvd (by the crosswalk, near the fountain)

There's more information at this Facebook listing for the event, which you can also use to invite others who might be interested: www.facebook.com/events/595964740447767/

Ron Patton, Publisher of Paranoia Magazine at Last Word Books!

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 11:00am - 11:15am


On Friday, June 14 from 5-7pm, Ron Patton, publisher of Paranoia Magazine will be at Last Word Books, 211 E. 4th Ave, Olympia, WA 98501.

 He'll be talking about the history of Paranoia: The Conspiracy Reader, it's recent resurgence from dormancy, the upcoming Paranoia Conference, and, a plethora of conspiratorial topics.

 RP will have current and back issues of Paranoia available for purchase, along with a few mind-blowing conspiracy books.

 Check out the website at www.paranoiamagazine.com



A Community Rights Ordinance for the South Sound!

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Come to the Labor Council Building
9th and Columbia St., Olympia, 98502
For Breakfast, Workshops, and a Brainstorming Session

Meet with other concerned citizens to learn about Community Rights Ordinances (CRO's) and help decide what should be in our own CRO.

About 150 American communities have enacted CRO’s in an effort to protect themselves against State and Federal decisions that harm communities.  They claim rights for the community, and forbid harmful activities.   We’ll learn what they put in their CRO’s and what the result was.

What would be in our own CRO if we passed one?  COME AND GIVE US YOUR INPUT! 

Kayak on the Bay

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Tomorrow afternoon, go for a paddle with Olympia Confronting the Climate Crisis. There will be opportunity to organize with your fellow human beings to protect the Earth against reckless fossil fuel industry antics. When: Noon to 4pm. Where: West Bay Park, Olympia. Who: You and your friends and neighbors. What: There will be about 15 or 20 kayaks and people can cycle through them.

Sweetwater Nannauck from Seattle IdleNoMore will be doing a water ceremony.

Trip Jennings will be instructing folks on water and kayak safety.

Trip Jennings first became a kayak instructor in 1998 and since then has shared his love of water as an instructor, competitive whitewater kayaker, expedition kayaker and filmmaker. In 2008 he was recognized by National Geographic as an 'Adventurer of the Year' for a kayak expedition to Papua New Guinea and was featured in the January 2013 issue of National Geographic Magazine. But most passionately, Trip is a climate justice activist working to confront the root causes of climate change. He is a member of Portland Rising Tide, campaigning to stop the onslaught of energy export proposals in the NW and professionally Trip works with groups such as the Power Past Coal Coalition and Columbia River Keeper as a videographer. He is currently producing a documentary on the oil, gas and coal export proposals in Oregon and Washington.

More information about the event here on this facebook event page: O3C Kayak Event.

Free Short Course on Local Planning

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

From today's inbox:

A Short Course on Local Planning
Wednesday, June 5, 2013; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Olympia City Hall, Council Chambers
601 E Fourth Ave, Olympia, WA 98501

Hosted by:
City of Olympia & City of Tumwater

This regional audience will include Planning Commissioners, Elected Officials, Staff, City Attorneys and Interested Citizens. Free - All are welcome!

v  See attachment for a copy of the agenda.
v  Registration available at www.wciapool.org.
v  Training is free.
v  If you have registration questions, please contact WCIA Member Services Assistant, Katie Madsen at katiem@wciapool.org or 206-687-7897
Please go to our website, www.wciapool.org and log in first.
*If this is your first time using the website, please click “New User Login,” and create a User Profile and then log in. Please keep in mind that your email address will be your User Name.
Click “Training and Education.”
On the drop down that appears, click “Training Calendar.” The trainings will appear in order for each month by date.
Go to the date and title of the training you would like to attend and click “Register for this Event,” then complete indicated fields in the box that appears and click “submit.”
Note:  Our new website does allow you to register as a “Training Coordinator”  to register more than one participant. Please include each individual’s name and their individual email addresses.

Prayers and rally against gun violence in communities across the nation Saturday

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

We keep ‘Little Red Ridinghood’ out of schools because of a bottle of wine in her basket. Why not assault weapons?

2:00 p.m.  Interfaith prayer service; St. John’s Episcopal Church,  20th Avenue and Capitol Way

2:45 p.m.  March to State Capitol

3:00 p.m.  Rally against gun violence

Do you wish to move the conversation about this issue from fear and anxiety into action?

Then please plan to attend an interfaith prayer service and march to the Washington State Capitol on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 2 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 20th Avenue and Capitol Way in Olympia.

Moms Demand Action of Olympia, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Washington and the Faith Action Network are sponsoring the event with participation from many local faith communities. The march begins at 2:45 p.m., followed by a rally.

 At the close of our prayers for victims of gun violence and for guidance on how to move forward, we will go to the Capitol to hear from legislators and local government officials on ways we can all work together on this issue. They will discuss a variety of proposals, such as universal background checks, high-capacity ammunition magazine limits, and other sensible and responsible federal and state proposals.

Invite your friends and spread the word.



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