The Thunderbolt 151029 They’ll Be Watching You

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The Thunderbolt

News — Commentary — Calendar of Activist Events — Dumb Jokes

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FYI Section:

1A) Washington DC Mobilization from November 14th thru 18th to Kill the TPP

1B) Cascade Media Convergence Final Schedule

2) Doorbelling for Marco

3) Media Island Monthly Benefit Brunch: Coffee Strong

4) The Wonder Club, First Meeting

5) Bonus Tip of the Day

 

A detailed description of all events is located after the News and Commentary section

To go directly to an event description just type the index entry above into a search box

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They’ll Be Watching You!

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Hot Time on the Old Planet Tonight!

Hey Kids!

Once again this year has smashed all records for being the hottest year ever recorded.

We’re on a roll!

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Reality on its Head

The successors to Phillip Morris Tobacco Company are suing Uruguay because Uruguay just passed a law requiring labeling on cigarettes. They are claiming that such warnings hurt their profits and they are suing for those projected lost profits.

The manufacturers of asbestos are currently paying out many millions of dollars for having killed a bunch of people. If the TPP had been in force back when the asbestos litigation was happening, then rather than paying us for killing us we would instead have been forced to pay the asbestos manufacturers to NOT kill us.

Does that make you feel insane?

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Reality on its Head II

Back in the early 70’s the Council on Foreign Relations [CFR] conducted a study on why so many Americans were out protesting wars and economic inequality and the environment and pretty much everything else.

The CFR’s conclusion was that Americans were ‘too educated’ and thus had ‘too high expectations’ for the quality of their lives. Therefore the CFR determined that Americans needed to be dumbed down.

Does that make you fell insane?

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Vote Republican!

I have always considered Republicans to be of the chlamydia d’arte school of thought. As a result of truly prodigious effort on their part, the Republican Party is now pretty much imploding. I now think of them as a thrashing herd of angry and dying dinosaurs. I don’t even really care about them anymore because they are becoming more irrelevant every day and I think that it’s the frigging Democrats that we need to nail — and I think that the best way to marginalize Democrats is — to vote for Republicans!

While this would seem backward on its face, consider this: Since it would appear that Americans are not going to get off their asses and save civilization for future generations until they are much hungrier than they are now — and since the Republicans will trash what’s left of our economy much more quickly than the Democrats will — then I think that is why we should all vote for Republicans this time! Let’s just stick a fork in the United States and be done with it so we can move on to the next step in our evolution…

One thing that I will say for Republicans: At least with them, what you see is more or less what you get…

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Changing Spots

Hillary Clinton just spoke out against the outrageous profits that Wall Street firms and their CEO’s enjoy. She asked voters to compare the importance of Wall Street CEO’s to that of kindergarten teachers and then to compare their relative incomes.

Isn’t it funny how every time election time comes around all of these Wall Street shills — of which Hillary Clinton is a classic example — suddenly become populist champions?

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Mexico Loses Election

There was an election in Mexico. The good news is that the corrupt murdering fascist lost. The bad news is that the other corrupt murdering fascist — a right-wing shock-jock named Jimmy Morales who has no government experience of any kind — won.

As president-elect Morales gave his victory speech, he was surrounded by all of Mexico’s most brutal and murderous generals.

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Too Much Money

Here is another sign of how insanity has become normalized: The Big Banks have begun levying fees on large cash deposits.

This means they feel that they have too much cash.

This may seem impossible to you — cash deposits are supposed to be how banks make the money that they subsequently lend out to make their own profit, right? How can this be?

Well, I can tell you that it only seems impossible to those of you who are still sane! If you are insane, on the other hand, you should experience no problem understanding that the reason they are levying fees on cash deposits is because they have stolen everything and now there’s nowhere left to invest all that cash!

Many of Americas’ largest corporations have vast sums of cash stashed away — and they can’t find anything to do with it.

Doesn’t that make you feel insane?

Well — I am thinking that there are probably a few of you who could probably think of a few things that could use an infusion of cash right about now…

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We Pay, They Play

Just to be clear: Our government ran up huge budget deficits totaling trillions of dollars when they bailed out the big banks back in 2007. Then, the right-wingers — led by these very same banksters — started screaming about the budget deficit. Of course, rather than taxing the 1% — who just received such a monumental windfall of government money-for-nothing and who are again enjoying insane profits — they insisted that we impose austerity measures and cut back on programs for the middle class and the poor — even though AIG alone received more government money for nothing in 2007 than every welfare mother in the country combined.

Does that make you feel insane?

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Desuckers of America and Mothers National United (DAMN-U) Announces Campaign in Support of Planned Parenthood!

Unfortunately, DAMN-U would make this announcement except that DAMN-U doesn’t actually exist anywhere except in my imagination.

If anyone does wants to actually organize some support for Planned Parenthood, though, then I would definitely encourage you because those creepy holier-than-thou old men who demand their right to control women’s bodies are out in force front of Planned Parenthood pretty much all day every day these days.

I walk by there all the time and in addition to the oppressive policies they promote, I just find them to be highly annoying. I don’t have time to use the restroom these days, though, much less do any organizing — so does anyone wanna step up to the plate?

I’ll promote you in the Thunderbolt

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Official Thunderbolt Most Evil Country in the World Award!

(NOTE: In order to have any contest at all for the Most Evil Country in the World Award I was forced to exclude the United States, as otherwise there would be no contest…)

Just last week I expressed amazement at the fact that the Saudis were actually crucifying people.

It turns out that wasn’t the half of it. I have since learned that when the Saudis crucify you, they first chop off your head and then they hang your headless body upside down on a cross for three days.

They feel that this discourages protesters — for indeed, they are handing out these sentences to political protesters who shed no blood and who damaged no property.

I would imagine it is quite effective.

Saying that Saudi Arabia is an American ‘ally’ is misleading. Saudi tentacles are wrapped around the heart and soul of the highest levels of American politics business and finance and many of the relationships resemble that of a blackmailer rather than that of ‘friends’. The Saudi’s (along with the Saudi’s very good buddy Israel) pretty much ran the Bush administration for their own benefit as far as I can tell. It is possible to comb the public record and track down all these connections and create charts of who is in bed with who and who is stabbing who in the back and who was telling the White House what to do — but the details in this vast web of corruption and shame are the same as such details always are in such situations. Unless you are a prosecutor looking to do your job (possibly an extinct breed) the names are otherwise largely irrelevant. It is enough to understand that the Saudi leadership is a bunch of thoroughly vile and utterly corrupt slime balls, both financially and morally. Slavery is rampant in Saudi Arabia and many of the Saudi elites are known to maintain a harem of sex slaves. Osama bin Laden was a Saudi elite. Many of his family members have ‘friends’ at the highest levels of American government and finance. Fourteen of the nineteen 9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Most of the truly radical and violent Islamist factions operating throughout the Middle East — including ISIS — are heavily funded by wealthy Saudi Arabians. The ‘Wahhabi’ branch of Islam was born in Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia continues to be its home turf. Wahhabi schools blanket the country. Many of the world’s most effective ‘terrorists’ are graduates of Saudi Wahhabi schools.

Saudi Arabia is pouring money into various vile institutions all over the world. They are pumping money into Indonesian mosques, for instance, and they are using the influence thus gained in encouraging a crackdown on religious tolerance toward Shia, Christians, and the Baha’i. Indonesia has recently passed many laws restricting women from many activities. It is illegal for a woman to ride a motorcycle by straddling the seat, for instance. (It is legal, though, if they ride ‘sidesaddle’.)

Saudi Arabia is currently conducting a mass slaughter of civilians in Yemen. Even as several human rights organizations are screaming about ‘war crimes’, Obama continues to unquestioningly support the Saudi actions.

In addition to all that, the reason the Syrian civil war blew up was because the Saudis came in and armed what had previously been a non-violent protest movement against Bashar al Assad. Now, the situation in Syria is that everyone except the Syrians are deciding who will be running Syria.

(A side note on the Syrian civil war: Since the Media Machine never mentions this, you may not know that Syria is the only ‘friend’ that Russia has in the Arab world. This means that Syria is a vital strategic concern for Russia — which means that they are not going to give it up without a fight — especially to the Americans.)

(Another side note on the Syrian civil war: As a result of Russia’s actions in Syria, the Russians actually may now have a new friend in the Arab world as they have become much closer to the Iraqi government as a result of all this…)

(Another side note on the Syrian civil war: Assad is in power because the CIA overthrew a democratically elected government in 1949 and installed Assad’s father on the throne. Sound familiar?)

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They’ll Be Watching You!

During the Cold War, one of the attributes of the Soviet Union that the outraged American Media Machine most loathed was their surveillance state, where there were spies and informants everywhere diligently reporting on any subversive thoughts acts actions or dreams they may know of or suspect.

Consider that fact as you consider the fact that our current surveillance state makes the old Soviet Russia spy network look like a bunch of pikers.

Glenn Greenwald nailed it: Mr. Greenwald is saying that the goal of the NSA is to completely eliminate all privacy for all humans on the entire planet.

Their biggest problem right now is accumulating sufficient storage capacity to store all of the information they are collecting — and they have huge buildings full of servers all over the country with uncountable mega-terabytes’ worth of storage space in each building — yet they complain that they still don’t have enough.

One purpose for maintaining a surveillance state is that people who know they are under surveillance act much differently and are much more compliant than they would be otherwise. There have been numerous studies on this: People who know they are being watched make much different decisions than people who feel they are completely alone, or even when they are with trusted loved ones.

However, the main purpose for collecting everything from everyone is that if you ever cause them problems or become problematic for any reason then the NSA can comb through all the volumes of personal information they have been collecting on you over the years to find something they can use against you. Do you have a substance abuse problem? Did your daughter call the suicide hotline? Do you want the government to raid your cousin’s marijuana patch? What if your employer knew what you were saying about him in your private emails?

As I learned first hand, if they can’t find anything then they can always make something up — but it’s much better if they can actually find something real, and if every little thing about your life and the lives of your family are all like an open book to some mean spirited sociopath who is out to take you down, then they can usually find something.

It’s time to get to work…

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The Thunderbolt Calendar

Week of October 29th thru November 4th, 2015

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1) FYI Section:

 

1A) Washington DC Mobilization from November 14th thru 18th to Kill the TPP

This is big and this is important. This message is from Flush the TPP:

Sign up for the DC mobilization this November 14 to 18 to stop the TPP and TTIP. Groups are making their plans to participate. We’ve reserved a second church to provide sleeping space. This is going to be big!

Click here to see the schedule of actions and register.

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1B) Cascade Media Convergence Final Schedule

Here is the final schedule for the Cascadia Media Convergence in Portland next week:

INDIEGOGO CONFERENCE FUNDRAISER

FINALIZED PROGRAM 2015!

REGISTER NOW!

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http://www.cascademedia.cc

Promo Video: https://vimeo.com/135659673

The second annual Cascade Media Convergence (CMC) from November 14th-15th 2015 at Portland State University. The CMC exists to act as a showcase for those engaged in community-based grassroots media throughout the Northwest.  We aim to create a space where socially conscious media-makers, journalists and artists can network and share their knowledge and skills with each other through information and hands-on workshops.  We also want to use the gathering as an opportunity to directly connect media makers who care about making social social change with campaigns and organizations that are in need of media support. Events will include workshops, facilitated networking sessions among people doing similar work and evening events featuring work by socially conscious artists.

Schedule

Here is a preliminary version of the 2015 CMC schedule. There will likely be a few minor changes, including more info on a Saturday night concert in the works, before we release the final schedule about a week before the conference.

Friday November 13th, 6-9 PM
 at Anarres Infoshop & Community Space, 7101 N Lombard

CMC Opening Reception and Movie Night

Featuring the Portland premier of Resistencia by Jesse Freeston.

Saturday November 14th 
at Portland State, Smith Memorial Union

10:00-12:00 1st workshop session (focused on hands-on skillshares)

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:30 Strategy Session Breakouts

6:00-8:00 Saturday Night Keynote, featuring Walidah Imarisha and adrienne marie brown discussing their new sci-fi anthology Octavia’s Brood.

9:30-1:00am CMC Saturday Concert: More info TBA

Sunday November 15th
 at Portland State, Smith Memorial Union

10-11:30 2nd workshop session

11:45-1:15 3rd workshop session

1:15-2:00 Lunch (Charlie Hardy film screening during lunch)

2:00-3:30 4th workshop session

3:45-5:15 5th workshop session

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13th

Friday Night Opening Reception and Movie Night

7:00pm-10:00pm

CMC Opening Reception and Movie Night

Anarres Community Center, 7101 N Lombard

Featuring:
 Portland Premier of Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley with independent filmmaker Jesse Freeston

Come early to mingle with conference attendees and register for the CMC, stay late and discuss the Resistencia with the filmmaker.

Beginning with the historic moment of the Honduran coup of 2009, Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley follows three key members of the farmers’ resistance over four years as they attempt to implement participatory democracy in their new communities.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14th

Saturday Morning Skillshares

Saturday morning’s skillshares will focus on sharing tangible skills between new and experienced media makers on the given topic, with a specific emphasis on including community organizers who want to learn new skills.

10:00am-12:00pm

 

Citizen/Activist Journalism

Mark Ruskamp- Portland Community Media

Portland Community Media has purchased some brand new iPad filmmaking kits that will make recording events and protests much simpler. We will also discus the technology of streaming video to the internet live from anywhere in the city.

What the Bleep Happened to Hip Hop?

Shamako Noble- Hip Hop Congress

This interactive workshop and public education campaign that raises awareness and explores the dangerous power corporations currently wield over the hip hop industry and society in general.

Radio Race

John Connolly and others from XRAY FM

The Radio Race is a program under development by XRAY FM to hold a series of friendly competitions to challenge new and experienced radio producers to use their powers for good, and see who can most quickly produce a radio piece highlighting the good work of local community groups and non-profits. This first session will cover the basic skills needed to produce a radio piece, writing for radio, voicing and recording.

ArtsMedia

Sylvia Richardson- Latin Waves Media

Resistance to injustice can be a joyful path of co-creation. In this workshop we play, dance, paint and practice self-care to visibilize a path.

Basics of Podcasting

 

Paul Riismandel- Radio Survivor

In this interactive workshop together we’ll tackle the real-world questions that all podcasters face, from show topics and formats, to hosting, promoting and building audiences. With a particular focus on podcasting as a tool for community building and social justice, new and experienced podcasters alike will come away with fresh strategies, ideas and inspiration.

[LUNCH BREAK] 12:00pm-1:00pm

Issue Based Strategy Sessions

The issue-based strategy session are facilitated forums that aim to bring together media activists and community groups to visualize collaborative approaches to using media as a tool for regional movement-building. There will be opportunity at the beginning for people to propose a breakout on a topic they are interested in discussing, (climate change, prison issues, etc.), or to join breakouts that are already under development.

1:00pm-1:30pm

Conference participants gather to determine what issues they are interested in working on, already formed breakouts will present what they will be discussing.

1:30pm-3:30pm

Smaller group breakouts to determine plans for action.

3:30pm-4:30pm

Reconvene larger group to share what was discussed in smaller groups, determine what next steps for action might be, and what commitments will be needed for follow up.

Confirmed breakouts so far include:

Regional Radio Breakout-

This session will further discussions that have been taking place over the last couple of years among Northwest community radio stations on how work in closer collaboration with each other. The goal of this breakout is to come up with practical ideas that can be done to help community radio in Cascadia better serve communities and work together in mutual aid, then empower people to begin doing them.

CMC Regional Planning Committee-
This session will seek to broaden the planning process for future CMCs, as well as discuss other potential programs or projects can be developed year round to build capacity and connections among grassroots media makers in the NW. Ideally we’d like to get participation and input for the planning process from at least 5-10 people representing different cities from around the region.

Saturday Evening Keynote

6:00pm-8:00pm

Keynote Presentation: Octavia’s Brood- Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

Presented by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne marie brown

Smith Center 328

The co-editors/writers will present about their new anthology Octavia’s Brood in the context of the history of sci fi and social change, sharing tools for using science fiction as a practice ground for social justice strategizing and vision.

Saturday Night Concert

9:30pm-1:00am

CMC Saturday Concert:

More info TBA

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15th

Sunday Workshops

10:00am-11:30am

Sci Fi and Direct Action Training
adrienne marie brown and Walidah Imarisha of Octavia’s Brood
Participants will use familiar stories of other worlds (such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Oz, Harry Potter, etc.) to design direct action campaigns that parallel the world we are fighting for in the here and now. By the end of the session, regimes will be toppled, evil forces vanquished and solid skills in direct action organizing developed.

Help Us Help You

Oregon Community Media

Ani Haines- KBOO Community Radio, Portland

Connie Saldana- KSKQ Radio, Ashland

Sue Matters- KWSO Radio, Warm Springs

Facilitated by Erin Yanke of KBOO Your community radio station is always ready to help you promote and cosponsor events. Come learn what we need to be effective community partners to you, from press releases to on-air announcements, to live remote broadcasts.

Real Life Music

Talilo Marfi- RLM Entertainment
I will be showing those that attend the services rlm provides to the community. The presentation will explain how rlm uses music to help people.

Grassroots Filmmaking

Jeff Barehand & Russell Brooks- Olympia Film Collective

Co-founders Jeff Barehand and Russell Brooks of the Olympia Film Collective offer strategic solutions to forming a collective of filmmakers and building an art community around it. Items to be discussed are building community partnerships, fiscal sponsorship opportunities, positioning yourself for other media based opportunities.

Sunday, 11:45am-1:15pm

Respectful Revolution: Documenting Positive Action – Inspiring Change
Gerard Ungerman & Stacey Wear- Respectful Revolution

Gerard & Stacey will present the Respectful Revolution project, show their website and a few 5-min. videos, and they will explain why and how they’ve decided to create an online video catalog of good actions people from all walks of life are taking all around the country.

Digitally Inclusive Communities

Amy Honisett, Public Training Librarian, Multnomah County Libraries

Arturo Colorado-Munoz- Media Education Coordinator, Portland Community Media

Colleen Dixon- Director of Public Services, Free Geek

Drew Pizzolato- Digital Literacy Project Coordinator, Literacy, Language and Technology Research Group, Portland State

How do communities define and work toward digital inclusion? Panelists representing a variety of perspectives from the Digital Inclusion Network will provide insights from their unique contexts.

LPFM Roadshow

Betty J. McArdle Oregon Community Media / Community Media Assistance Project

Mike Brown, Brown Broadcast Services Inc

Mike Johnson,

Facilitated by Betty McArdle of Community Media Assistance Project

An opportunity to ask questions to LPFM experts! We’ll go over basics of getting started, equipment needs, coverage, support, and much much more.

The War of Rapport

Adrienne Bennett- stand up comedian

This workshop will focus on community building with humor and storytelling. You will learn how to have an engaging conversation with someone around your message and keep the subject fresh and interesting.

[LUNCH BREAK] 1:15pm-2:00pm

Lunch time film screening of Run Charlie Run

 

Run Charlie Run covers Charlie Hardy’s run for the 2014 Wyoming Senate seat as a progressive Democrat, and the funny low budget adventures on the high moral road with a few completely average, slightly eccentric folks. This 15 minute preview of the upcoming feature length film is being shown by the former Campaign Manager Bruce Wilkinson, who will talk about some of the lessons he learned in how grassroots media plays a part in a political campaign, and how that political campaign can follow deeper the movements.

Sunday, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Reporting for the Real World

Arun Gupta- independent journalist

In this hands-on workshop, award-winning publisher, editor, and investigative reporter Arun Gupta gives a thorough introduction to the techniques and principles of reporting, information gathering, interviewing, and how to shape the news. Taking a scientific approach toward the best practices of journalism, Arun will offer invaluable tools for reporters and activists alike, especially how to engage with almost anyone, learn how to draw their real opinions, and tips on how to help shift their politics and attitudes toward a more radical perspective.

Espectro radioelectrico contra la espectro de la muerte

Rachael Townsend- Honduras Radio Project/PCASC

Presentation about past and present community radio projects in Honduras.

Story Based Strategy

James John Bell & J Cookson- SmartMeme Studios

Learn how environmental and social justice movements tell their stories in order to intervene and change existing dominant narratives in a process called story-based strategy.  Includes case studies from SmartMeme’s work with movements over the last decade presented in a dynamic interactive multi-media workshop format. Relevant for graphic designers, writers, online campaigners, grassroots organizers and activists.

Covering Movements in Motion: Grassroots Media Lessons from The Thin Green Line

Matt Fuller from KVWV Bellingham and others TBA

This workshop will focus on the Lummi Nation Totem Pole Journey and the media team that has accompanied them over the last several years as they have worked to rally frontline communities dealing with extractive fossil fuel projects. This workshop will include a panel discussion moderated by Matt Fuller.

Sunday, 3:45pm-5:15pm

Making Resiliencies Visible: Public Art, Media & Activism

Sarah Stockholm & Josh Elliott- Art Forces

Learn how Art Forces engages communities in multi-media mural projects that support placemaking, political education and function as sites of cross-movement building for collective liberation from Palestine to Oakland to Olympia, WA. We hope to inspire new collaborations among cultural workers and community organizers from across movements.

A Discussion about Vintage Vs. Modern Print Ads

Alex Courtenay & Celia Friedman- Northwest Alliance of Responsible Media

Google vintage print advertisements and you’ll be astounded at how sexist they are. It’s 2015 and women are out of the kitchen and into the working world free of stigmas and sexism…right? This session will take an in-depth look at vintage ads compared to modern day ads to see how much has really changed.

Media Tools for Social Change

Adam Carpinelli, Tim Rice & Bruce Wilkinson- NW Alliance for Alternative Media & Education

This workshop focuses on several grassroots media strategies such as earned media, political remix video and discussing models of successful media cooperatives. The discussion will focus on the importance of building holistic multi-media models and furthering collaboration between media makers locally and globally.

Just Stories: Communicating Environmental Justice

University of Oregon, Environmental Leadership Program-

Aylie Baker, Emma Sloan, Hope Tejedas, Lauren Rapp

Students and faculty from the ELP worked with community partners to pilot a curricular model that explores possibilities for community engagement on the local environmental justice issue of pesticide drift through multimedia storytelling. We will describe the challenges of communicating an environmental justice issue and share best practices for community-centered documentary storytelling.

INDIEGOGO CONFERENCE FUNDRAISER

Please join our facebook event page

Registration and more info is at our website: www.cascademedia.cc

Promo Video: https://vimeo.com/135659673

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2) Doorbelling for Marco

Every Day Until Election Day

This is the Marco Rossi campaign. If you can you should help them.

This message came from Bruce:

Join Marco Rossi and Ray Guerra as they hit the streets every day from now until Election Day, to spread the word about why folks need to vote Marco Rossi for Mayor!

Team A will go out at 11 am every day.
Team B will go out at 5 pm every day.

For further detail, message Ray Guerra.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1511446995847724/

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3) Media Island Monthly Benefit Brunch: Coffee Strong

Sunday November 1st from 11 am to 2 pm @ Media Island, 816 Adams St SE

This month’s brunch benefits Coffee Strong, an activist coffee shop in Lakewood that sells great coffee and assists soldiers and veterans with the many issues that they face.

This message came from Bruce:

Media Island’s monthly brunch activist mixer is benefiting Coffee Strong November 1st! Please come! Coffee and food starts at 11AM with an update and apeal from Coffee Strong at noon. Food till 2PM, eggs, potatos, fruit and pancakes plus more delicious items.

Coffee Strong works to create a more just, peaceful, and humane world by standing together for our rights as the military and veteran community, and by expressing our collective voice and power. We provide safe places for healing, for exchanging unfiltered information, and ways to tell of our concerns and experiences as service members, veterans, and military families.

Through our military and veterans rights center located near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State, Coffee Strong provides GI rights counseling, veterans benefits assistance, discharge upgrades, legal assistance and referrals to other service providers.

Coffee Strong develops the leadership of the military and veteran community to support each other, and educates the broader community about the impacts of militarism, especially on the military and veteran communities. We believe that treating all people as human beings, whether combatants or civilians, is the most useful response to the dehumanization that is a central instrument of warfare.

Coffee Strong is a trade name for G.I. Voice, a Washington State non-profit corporation. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity, so all donations made to Coffee Strong are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our EIN number is 23-7045882.

Sliding scale everyone welcome! Suggested donation $10-20! All general donations raised are a 50/50 split for Coffee Strong and Media Island. Specific checks of support for Coffee Strong are encouraged!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1042130825819636/

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4) The Wonder Club, First Meeting

Sunday November 1st at 1 pm @ Fish Tale Pub, 515 Jefferson St SE

This message came from Bruce:

As an atheist/humanist discussion group, we will be talking about the wonders of the universe over drinks at the Fish Tale! At this first meeting, we will be getting acquainted and brainstorming topics to go over at future meetings. Please RSVP so we know how many seats to save. Find us in the newly remodeled section! This is also open to under 21, as this new section was recently added to the Fish Tale for minors as well. Remember to RSVP!

https://www.facebook.com/events/622886134519949/

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5) Bonus Tip of the Day:

Watch the watchers…

Peace.

Dana

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