The Peoples Assembly

The Peoples Assembly

Sep 23, 11:00am - Sep 23, 2:30pm

Nagomi Tea House - 和みティーハウス
519 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA  98104 Map

The Peoples Party continues! Please join us for our first official party assembly. Together we will think through what membership looks like, our party structure and our vision for a better Seattle.

This event is free to all! We will be asking for donations at the door to help cover overhead costs. If you would like to make a donation online, please visit our website seattlepeoplesparty.com .

To volunteer at the event, please email volunteer@seattlepeoplesparty.com

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:
We are committed to meeting the accessibility needs of our members. Unfortunately we do not currently have the funds to provide ASL interpreters at this gathering. If you would like to sponsor interpretation or provide these services, please email volunteer@seattlepeoplesparty.com.

Parking is available in the front parking lot for a fee; we encourage people to use public transportation if possible.

Childcare will be provided.

Fragrance Free Request:
We encourage all attendees to consider not wearing fragrances. any people have trouble breathing and headaches and flu-like symptoms when exposed to fragrances. Your help means more people can join us for the afternoon’s performances. More information:eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/How-to-Be-Fragrance-Free-.pdf
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880 interested  ·  180 going
Initiative 940 Pasco Community Meeting

Initiative 940 Pasco Community Meeting

Sep 23, 1:00pm - Sep 23, 3:00pm

2819 W Sylvester St, Pasco, WA 99301-4531, United States

De-Escalate Washington is inviting the Tr-Cities and Central Washington community to come learn more about ballot initiative I-940 and how to get involved. Join us for information and training! Translators will be provided.... See Less

30 interested  ·  6 going
Healthcare NOW! Single Payer School

Healthcare NOW! "Single Payer School"

Sep 23, 2:00pm

Online

Single Payer School:
Healthcare-NOW's Online Institute for Healthcare Justice.

Our goal is to provide you with all of the health policy expertise, organizing skills, and mentoring you need to become an effective leader in the movement for single-payer healthcare!

You can take this course online via zoom (zoom details to be posted Friday), or in person at Seattle Swedish Cherry Hill. Address: 500 17th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Event hosted by United For Single Payer & Whole Washington
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30 interested  ·  17 going
Housing For All Action Meeting

Housing For All Action Meeting

Sep 23, 2:00pm - Sep 23, 5:00pm

Frye Apartments
223 Yesler Way Apt 1003
Seattle, WA  98104 Map

2:00 - 5:00 PM
Frye Apartments
223 Yesler Way

Come get involved with the Housing For All Campaign! We'll be in the community room at the Frye in Pioneer Square, near King County Courthouse. At this meeting you can:

- Paint some signs! Make some buttons!
- Hear a campaign update & learn about the issues in the Housing For All Platform
- Write a letter or email to elected officials
- Participate in a discussion about organizing in your district and volunteer to help out
- Sign up for upcoming actions and events

It's been two years since the City of Seattle declared a Homelessness State of Emergency, and the homelessness crisis has only deepened. This year's One Night Count found 3,857 people sleeping unsheltered in Seattle alone. The City's response to this crisis isn't working, in large part because it fails to reckon with the shortage of deeply affordable housing. City policies end up punishing homeless people rather than giving them a leg up.

This is unacceptable. Things need to change, and there's no better time than now. Our elected officials and all the candidates for Mayor, City Council, and City Attorney need to know where the people stand.

More info: housingforallseattle.org
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162 interested  ·  29 going
Dannys Meet Your Leaders Brunch

Danny's Meet Your Leaders Brunch

Sep 24, 11:00am - Sep 24, 3:00pm

1001 26th Ave NE, Olympia near San Fransisco Bakery

Delicious Brunch, rain or shine. Featuring friends, music and information from Jeannine Roe, Renata Rollins, Lisa Parshley, Jim Cooper, EJ Zita and Bill Fishburn... See Less

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De-Escalate WA I-940 Spokane Community Meeting

De-Escalate WA I-940 Spokane Community Meeting

Sep 24, 2:00pm - Sep 24, 4:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane
4340 W Fort George Wright Dr
Spokane, WA  99224-5275 Map

De-Escalate Washington is inviting the Spokane and Eastern Washington community to come learn more about ballot initiative I-940 and how to get involved.... See Less

62 interested  ·  6 going
Musical Fundraiser for First Nations Water Protectors

Musical Fundraiser for First Nations Water Protectors

Sep 24, 2:00pm - Sep 24, 5:00pm

6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5234, United States

You're invited to an afternoon of music, art, food, drink, and community, to celebrate and raise funds for First Nations land and water protectors fighting the Trans-Mountain Kinder Morgan pipeline in Canada.

We have an amazing musical line-up!

Paul Cheoketen Wagner
Sumi Tonooka
Jay Thomas
Chava Mirel
The Marina Christopher Trio
Queenside Castle

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT:
-Original artworks by local artists available at silent auction
-Raffle items including gift certificates to local restaurants and cafés, music lessons, books, pottery, and a giant chocolate cake
-Coffee from Broadcast Coffee
-Punch and finger food
-A representative from Pull Together selling t-shirts and tote bags
-Plenty of opportunities to donate!

MORE ABOUT THE CAUSE:
The Kinder Morgan pipeline threatens the beautiful lands and waters of British Columbia, including the Salish Sea, which we share with our Canadian neighbors. It would add significantly to the ever-growing problem of climate change. And its proposed route crosses unceded First Nations territory without the consent of the people living on that land. But many groups in these areas have risen up and are fighting to stop this terrible project. Specifically, we will be sending funds to Stand With Kwantlen, members of the Kwantlen Nation who are building a healing lodge on the path of the proposed pipeline.
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Now is the Time Movie with Special Guest Dr. Friedman

Now is the Time Movie with Special Guest Dr. Friedman

Sep 24, 5:00pm - Sep 24, 6:30pm

Zoom (online)

Limited availability! Dr. Gerald Friedman will be available to answer your Single Payer healthcare questions!! Event is online.

Sara So - Initiative Writing Committee Acting Vice Chair and LD Lead will give an intro
Kim Nunes will tell her personal healthcare story,
Georgia Davenport - WW Interim Campaign Director - will update the group on the state of the campaign.

Then the star of the film, Dr. Friedman, will talk about his findings for Washington State, and answer some questions!

Feel free to comment some of the questions you’d like to ask on this event!!
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75 interested  ·  28 going
Monday Night Movies: Capitalism Is the Crisis

Monday Night Movies: Capitalism Is the Crisis

Sep 25, 7:00pm

Obsidian
414 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA  98501 Map

This movie examines the ideological roots of the austerity agenda. We heard the banks had lost a lot of money, and then suddenly we were paying for the loss ourselves -- where's my pension? There are paths out of the current crisis, but they are revolutionary. Time to look at them.

Entrance fee $2, or $4 if you want to munch popcorn and sip lemonade.
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75 interested  ·  5 going
Affordable Housing Alliance: Housing in City Budget, Stop Sweeps

Affordable Housing Alliance: Housing in City Budget, Stop Sweeps

Sep 26, 6:00pm - Sep 26, 7:30pm

Seattle City Hall
600 4th Ave Ste 3300
Seattle, WA  98104 Map

Discuss a People's Budget:
✓ Build Affordable Housing
✓ Stop the Sweeps
✓ Fully Fund Human Services

Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) meeting
Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00 PM
Seattle City Hall (600 Fourth Ave), Bertha Knight Landes Room
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Sisters and Brothers,

Next Monday, the mayor’s office will unveil a proposed City budget for 2018.

Councilmember Burgess was appointed as Mayor by the City Council on Monday (I was the sole ‘No’ vote). Given Burgess’ track record on homelessness, sweeps of encampments, the attempted $160 million police bunker, and more, our movement can expect a business-as-usual budget that falls far short of meeting the needs of renters, homeless community members, workers, and the most vulnerable.

This means we need to get organized to fight for our demands in the budget!

Please join me for the next Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) meeting at Seattle City Hall on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00PM. During the meeting, we will:

- Identify our priority demands for the 2018 budget so we can stop the sweeps and build affordable housing.
- Make plans for the People's Budget town hall on October 19th.
- Update folks on progress for economic eviction assistance ordinance.

Solidarity,
Kshama Sawant
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225 interested  ·  47 going
September General Membership Meeting

September General Membership Meeting

Sep 27, 6:00pm - Sep 27, 8:00pm

Pub at Piper's Creek
10527 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA  98133 Map

We will gather input from members on questions to ask candidates in a Green Party sponsored debate. A time to deepen our connections to each other and to community and talk about activist burnout and how it may be affecting us.... See Less

4 interested  ·  1 going
Oppose Racist Nigel Farage

Oppose Racist Nigel Farage

Sep 27, 6:00pm - Sep 27, 7:30pm

333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201-0211, United States

Far-right, racist anti-refugee politician, Nigel Farage, aka “British Steve Bannon,” is coming to Spokane. His agenda is not welcome here. Farage is being brought to town to keynote a fundraising dinner for right-wing think tank the Washington Policy Center. The WPC stands against workers’ rights and public works. The WPC opposes unions, public education, and single-payer healthcare. Please stand with us against Nigel Farage and the WPC, and join us in opposing their racist agenda.

This is a non-violent protest taking place on the public sidewalk near the lobby of The Davenport Grand Hotel, the location of the WPC's event. We will have some extra signs, or bring your own.

*We stand with immigrants, refugees, and Muslims.
*We stand with workers and unions.
*We stand in solidarity with those who have protested Farage in the past.

**This event is endorsed by several local left organizations; a full list of organizational sponsors will be posted soon. If you'd like your organization listed as an endorsing group in the press release, contact us by 10am on Thursday, September 21. Contact: spokanedsa@gmail.com **

This event in the news: www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/sep/21/brexit-architect-nigel-farage-to-address-spokane-c/
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Additional background info:

A major figure in mobilizing far-right and neo-fascist movements in Europe, Farage turned the British “Brexit” (anti-European Union) vote into a xenophobic and nationalistic campaign. He recently urged the far-right in Germany to “speak the unspeakable.”

The WPC’s event stands against everything people who care about our community should be for: a welcoming community for all, including refugees and Muslims; protection for the rights of workers; public education; and care for the vulnerable through publicly funded programs.
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201 interested  ·  29 going
Green Party Tahoma Monthly Meeting

Green Party Tahoma Monthly Meeting

Sep 27, 7:00pm - Sep 27, 8:30pm

The Bridge United Methodist Church Tacoma
5601 S Puget Sound Ave
Tacoma, WA  98409 Map

Super 6 T-Shirt pre-sale. Get your shirt "I Support the Super 6 T-Shirt" for only $20 at the meeting. They will be on sale at the Oct 8th fundraiser for $25. Also there will be a discussion on the water protection movement and the LNG and where we go from here.... See Less

4 interested  ·  1 going
North End Fundraiser for Jon Grant

North End Fundraiser for Jon Grant

Sep 28, 5:30pm - Sep 28, 8:00pm

Lantern Brewing
938 N 95th St
Seattle, WA  98103 Map

Jon Grant is running for Seattle City Council Position 8, an at-large seat representing the entire city. With your support we can help him win! Jon Grant is the candidate of the people. He has a long history fearlessly representing people over profit and leading community organizing for tenants’ rights and social justice. We are both friends and fans of Jon, and know he can and will stand up to the big developers and massive corporate power on behalf of Seattle’s residents. We believe Jon is the one and only candidate in this race who can because he has the strength of a grassroots organizer, and the grassroots is lifting him up.

Jon is a good listener so bring your concerns on hot city issues like lack of affordable housing, the homelessness crisis, police accountability, income inequality, regressive taxation, upzoning, property taxes, climate justice, gender pay equity, etc.

Come hang out with us and Jon, and please bring your wallet with you! If you have not yet used your Democracy Vouchers now is the time! The Lantern Brewery, lanternbrewery.com has craft beer, cider, wine and Nach Yo Average Food Truck will be there too. Feel free to contact us with any questions and check out Jon’s website (www.electjongrant.com) for details on his background and many accomplishments.

You can RSVP to join us or just show up! Contact Barbara Phinney at bphinney@me.com. Bring a friend.

Lantern Brewery is an all ages venue. Street parking is available along the south side of 95th Street. **Please do not park in our neighbors fenced lot.
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35 interested  ·  10 going
Seattle ~ Nataanii Means MMIWC Awareness Concert

Seattle ~ Nataanii Means MMIWC Awareness Concert

Sep 29, 5:00pm - Sep 29, 9:00pm

2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1710, United States

Benefit Concert in Solidarity with the CALL OUT for AWARENESS for Our Missing and Murdered Indigneous Women and Children (MMIWC)!

HEAD LINER: Nataanii Means, Native Hip-Hop Artist, Frontline NoDAPL Water Protector, Son of Russell Means.
Nataanii is featured on MTVs- Rebel Music, Nataanii is a member of the "Wake Up the World Tour".
soundcloud.com/nataanii-means

ALSO PERFORMING:
Ant Loc, Savage Family Rap
*link coming soon
Salish Sun, Coast Salish Rap
www.reverbnation.com/SalishSon
Daisy Chain
www.reverbnation.com/daisychain4u

*Other Native Performers Stay Tuned!

21+ Over the Rendezvous- Jewel Box Theater

$20 at the Door or
Pay in advance at the ink below

Contact: Earth-Feather Sovereign (M.I.S.T.S.) earthfeathersovereign@gmail.com
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285 interested  ·  19 going
Charlie vs Goliath with post-film Q&A

Charlie vs Goliath with post-film Q&A

Sep 29, 6:30pm - Sep 29, 8:15pm

Capitol Theater
206 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA  98501 Map

Friday, September 29 - NW Alliance for Alternative Media & Education presents
Charlie vs Goliath
with post-film Q&A w/ Charlie Hardy, Filmmaker Reed Lindsey, Bruce Wilkinson & Felix Agulto
6:00pm doors/ 6:30pm show
$10 General Admission / $7 OFS Members and Students with ID
Tickets available online or at the box office night of show
Capitol Theater



Charlie vs Goliath is a feature-length documentary about an ordinary man’s extraordinary struggle to shake up the political establishment. It would be hard to find a more unlikely candidate than Charlie Hardy, a 75-year-old penniless former Catholic priest who spent nearly a decade serving the poor while living in a cardboard shack in a Venezuelan slum. In 2011, Charlie returns to his hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is shocked to see poverty, hunger, and homelessness.

After being snubbed by his congressional representatives, Charlie decides to run for office himself in 2014 and manages to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for the US Senate. His Republican opponent has a $3 million war chest, and Charlie’s advisors urge him to focus his efforts on fundraising. Instead, Charlie rejects money from special interests and makes campaign finance reform a key part of his platform. The election is considered the most lopsided in the country and his friends say he is “tilting at windmills.” But Charlie is convinced he will triumph even with all the cards stacked against him. A 21st century Don Quixote, Charlie galvanizes a ragged band of young volunteers determined to make waves in Wyoming’s elections, and in so doing set a precedent for the rest of the country.

The film provides an intimate portrayal of this resolute and uniquely charismatic septuagenarian while revealing an inside look at a campaign fueled by hope rather than money. Challenging the belief that our political process is fair and democratic, Charlie vs Goliath explores the question of how an honest and sincere person without money can make a difference running for higher office, and more broadly, whether, in the spirit of Don Quixote, it is worth fighting an unbeatable foe and dreaming an impossible dream.

Join us for a post-film discussion with special guest Charlie Hardy and filmmaker Reed Lindsey, Bruce Wilkinson, and Feliz Agulto
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Peace Arch Walk & Rally for our Salish Sea

Peace Arch Walk & Rally for our Salish Sea

Sep 30, 10:00am - Oct 1, 4:00pm

Birch Bay State Park
5105 Helwig Road
Blaine, WA  98230 Map

"The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass they speak to me...

The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the sea speak to me...

The strength of the fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away, they speak to me...

And my heart soars"
*Chief Dan George*

We walk and converge for the peace and wellness of our children, for peace and wellness for all life in our Salish Sea and beyond as we strive for harmony upon our Xaxe Teng'oxw (Sacred Morher Earth).

To create a harmonious future free of monster hurricanes, free of giant floods and free of rampant wild fires and the devistating effects of Climate Disaster we must come together today for our children & all life... we must end this era of fossil fuel fascism. There is no choice but to stop LNG and Kinder Morgan in our Salish Sea.

We invite you to walk with us from key locations on both sides of the colonial border.. people from US & Canada coming together in peace, strength and absolute knowing that we will end these terrific threats to all that we love. To support our Sovereign Nations and Treaty Rights of other Nations.

This action is in solidarity with Pull Together's 9 days of action Oct 2 -15 in solidarity with the 4 First Nations that will be in court with Kinder Morgan. Please consider donating to this extremely important cause: pull-together.ca/9-days-solidarity-october-2-15-stand-indigenous-peoples-court/#wpforms-8270

Saturday Day 1. 10am we begin with a traditional Lummi welcome, then a traditional brushing off with cedar bows for each walker before we launch our one day 8.8 mile walk from Birch Bay State Park (Lummi Territory) to Peace Arch Park. We leave from Birch Bay area because it is the proposed location of the Island Gas Connector Pipeline that would carry Canadian LNG (Fracked methane gas) to the Malahat LNG Facility (currently in construction) on Vancouver Island BC we walk with the blessings of our ancestors, with the strength of the songs laying our blessings upon the land in each step to create that bridge to a liveable future for our children and their children beyond them, to think about the Kulthlala'muchen (Orcas) and the return of wild salmon, to think about the return of ancestor forests (Scalal'nexw) and to Protect and Restore all of the once abundant life in our Salish Sea. Once we reach Peace Arch Park we will feast, have a short rally and catch a shutte off to our camping site.

Sunday Day 2. Peace Arch Park Lunch at 11am (provided). Peace Arch No LNG, No Kinder Morgan, No Open Water Atlantic Salmon farms in our Salish Sea, Create our Salish Sea Whale Sanctuary Rally at 12 noon! Feast at 2pm (Provided). Tokitae / Salish Sea Whale Sanctuary Proclamations will be signed throughout the day to continue the collaborative work of creating the worlds first Indigenous created Whale Sanctuary which has high potential for banning the traffiking of hazardous chemicals such as Malahat LNG, PSE Tacoma LNG and Kinder Morgan's nearly 1 million barrels of Tar Sands oi per day in our Salish Sea! We also sign this proclamation to bring Tokitae (aka Lolita) home from 47 years captivity in Miami Seaquarium where recently she was left alone in an illegal sized open pool during Hurricane Irma and could have easliy died from flying debris.

Monday Day 3. For those who are available on this day will be providing a shuttle for a rally at the Kinder Morgan court hearing in Vancouver BC!

Peace Arch Park is Neutral ground for people from both sides of the border to enjoy! No Passorts, No Enhanced Drivers Licenses needed! Come as you are.. to help create peace and wellness!

We have 35 four foot Kulthlala'muchen (Orca) puppets and salmon for walkers to hold in support of life in our Salish Sea as we walk along the Salish Sea to the Peace Arch!

Camping gear will be transported from Birch Bay State Park to Peace Arch Park and from there to our camp site. Transport will be available from Peace Arch Park back to Birch Bay after the rally on Oct 1st for those that can not make it to the court hearing up North.

There will be Spring water offered at various stops along the walk as well as portable toilet stops along the walk. Please bring energy bars, granolla snacks to fuel up along the way. Please bring your usual camp gear. All forms of sustainable human powered transportation are welcome! Road To Athabasca cycle organization will be attending!
Link to walk route: goo.gl/maps/Ete4VoSHkm52

On the Canadian side of the border there is a walk being organized from Crescent Beach (Semiahmoo Territory) to Peace Arch Park!

Speakers include:
Takiaya Blaney (Sliammon First Nations)
Rose Henry (sliammon First Nations)
Snohomish Sladai (Snohomish Tribe)
Dakota W Case (Puyallup Tribe)
Freddie Lane (Lummi Tribe)
Muzz Sampson (Saanich First Nations)
Eddie Gardener (Sto:lo First Nations)
Paul Cheoketen Wagner (Saanich First Nations)
More to be announced!

Supporting organizatiions include:
350 Seattle
Greenpeace USA
#NoLNG253 Water Warrior
Students for the Salish Sea
Social Environmental Alliance
Indigenous Solidarity Working Group
Road to Athabasca
More Supporting Organizations to be announced!

A few reasons why we must move forward now to create a future and stop LNG, Kinder Morgan and Open Water Atlantic Salmon Fish Factories in our Salish Sea:
LNG (Liquefied Fracked Gas) is a methane based fuel which destroys water tables everywhere! Methane is 80 times more toxic to our children's climate that we will leave them to survive in.
Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is moving forward with there plan of bringing nearly 1 million barrels of Tar Sands Oil PER DAY to the shores of our Salish Sea! Then traffic it across our waters in 350 Oil Tankers which have an 85% chance of an oil spill.
Open Water Atlantic Salmon Fish Factories are nothing short of diseased, mutated pollution being allowed in our Salish Sea that threaten our WIld Salmon with European retroviruses & genocide.

Our previous Event: Walk to Protect & Restore our Salish Sea was a huge success full of goodness and positive change! We pray you can hep make this one a smashing success also! We raise our hands to you for coming together once again with your good hearts and minds to help end this era of fossil fuel foolishness in our Salish Sea and beyond for all life! And to bring Tokitae home and create our Salish Sea Whale Sanctuary! HiSW'KE SIEM NE SCHAYLA'CHA (Thank you my honorable friends and family)!

See you there!
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692 interested  ·  98 going
March for Racial Justice - Washington

March for Racial Justice - Washington

Sep 30, 11:00am - Sep 30, 3:00pm

Heritage Park (Olympia)
330 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA  98501 Map

March with us in the official Washington sister march for the national March for Racial Jusitice.

The March for Racial Justice is a black and indigenous led multi-community movement united in our demands for racial equity and justice. We are calling for a reversal of laws, policies and practices that hasten inequality, dehumanize people of color and maintain white supremacy. We march because as long as U.S. laws, policies, and practices remain steeped in white supremacy, basic human rights and civil rights for all—our universal and constitutional rights—will never be fully realized.

We will be marching from Heritage Park up Capitol Way to the northern steps of the legislative building. For more information on the national march, check their official website at: www.m4rj.com/
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202 interested  ·  28 going
Olympia ~ Nataanii Means MMIWC Awareness Concert

Olympia ~ Nataanii Means MMIWC Awareness Concert

Sep 30, 7:00pm - Sep 30, 10:00pm

The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
Olympia, WA  98505 Map

Benefit Concert in Solidarity with the CALL OUT for AWARENESS for Our Missing and Murdered Indigneous Women and Children (MMIWC)!

HEAD LINER: Nataanii Means, Native Hip-Hop Artist, Frontline NoDAPL Water Protector, Son of Russell Means.
Nataanii is featured on MTVs- Rebel Music, Nataanii is a member of the "Wake Up the World Tour".
soundcloud.com/nataanii-means

ALSO PERFORMING:
Ant Loc, Savage Family Rap
*link coming soon
Salish Sun, Coast Salish Rap
www.reverbnation.com/SalishSon
Daisy Chain
www.reverbnation.com/daisychain4u

*Other Native Performers Stay Tuned!

ALL AGES WELCOME!
(Parental guidance suggested)
DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE
NO WEAPONS ALLOWED

$20 donation at the Door at the Evergreen State College LONGHOUSE

Bus Route 41 and 48

Contact: Earth-Feather Sovereign (M.I.S.T.S.) earthfeathersovereign@gmail.com
Sponsors: Unkitawa, Survival Indigneous Arts Program at Evergreen State College
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111 interested  ·  18 going
North Dakota #ClimateTrial Michael Foster and Sam Jessup

North Dakota #ClimateTrial Michael Foster and Sam Jessup

Oct 2, 1:30am - Oct 6, 2:00pm

Pembina County Courthouse
301 Dakota St W
Cavalier, ND  58220 Map

Michael Foster climate activist known as one of the “valve turners” is going to trial October 2nd, 9am in Cavalier, ND. Michael Foster faces felony charges with sentences up to twenty years for safely shutting down the Transcanada pipeline on October 11, 2016 and waiting for polive to arrive. closed safety valves on the 5 pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States. This act of climate disobedience shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day.

The five valve-turners say their actions are not only necessary, but morally and legally justified to avoid the catastrophic harm caused to humanity by unprecedented climate disruption. Each are taking the “necessity defense” to the courts, asking communities to look at their direct actions as morally imperative. We see their legal process as an opportunity to normalize the necessity of direct action and we hope that local supporters will stand in solidarity at trial to show the courts that North Dakotans stand for climate direct action. Michael Foster’s trial date is set for October 2nd at Pembina County Courthouse in Cavalier, ND.

We saw a remarkable recognition of climate catastrophe by jurists at the first of the valve turner trials in Skagit County, WA this year. Many on the jury entered the trial with a strong disbelief in climate change, but during trial were so moved by climate facts and the passion of valve turner Ken Ward, that they became advocates for his innocence, refusing to convict. His first trial resulted in a hung jury on both felony counts, and the second trial ended in a hung jury on one of two counts. We hope for equal revelations by the public, press, and courts in the similarly conservative areas of North Dakota.

We hope that the valve turner trials will move the public imagination and the courts to embrace direct action as an imperative tactic in forcing recognition of the suffering extractivism wreaks on environments and people. We also hope to connect with communities like yours who are at the forefront of organizing for local people and ecologies in North Dakota, strengthening our national network for climate justice.
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No U.S. War in Afganistan!

No U.S. War in Afganistan!

Oct 3, 11:00am - Oct 3, 1:00pm

915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

No war in Afghanistan! Join us Tuesday October 3, as part of a week of action against the U.S. war in Afganistan now in beginning its 17th year! Trump recently addressed the nation about Afghanistan. The president’s speech at its core is more of the same disastrous policies that we have seen for sixteen years, except this administration wants to completely abandon pursuit of a political solution and shroud the war in a cloak of secrecy. Veterans For Peace, once again, calls for a different direction other than war. We call for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan and a robust pursuit of a political solution to end the war.
On the first Tuesday of each month, 11am till 1pm Veterans For Peace chapter 92 joins the weekly anti-war vigil at the Federal Building in downtown Seattle, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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42 interested  ·  5 going
FairVoteWA Bellingham Meeting #9

FairVoteWA Bellingham Meeting #9

Oct 3, 7:00pm - Oct 3, 8:30pm

221 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4403, United States

Learn more about electoral reform in Whatcom County! Under our proposal, instead of choosing just one candidate on your ballot, you rank them 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on, in order of preference. This common-sense reform, called Ranked Choice Voting, is already used in many cities and counties across the nation.

FairVote Washington is currently collecting signatures for a Seattle City Charter amendment to implement Ranked Choice Voting for municipal elections. We are working on something similar here in Whatcom County, and now is the time for you to get involved!

Learn more here: www.seattleweekly.com/news/effort-afoot-to-bring-ranked-choice-voting-to-seattle/
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City Council Hearing: NWDC & Correctional Facilities Regulations

City Council Hearing: NWDC & Correctional Facilities Regulations

Oct 4, 4:00pm - Oct 4, 7:00pm

747 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3701, United States

Tell City of Tacoma that the NWDC should be subject to the same health, safety and environmental regulations as all other residential facilities!
You can submit written comments and/or speak in person.
Should the City of Tacoma allow the Northwest Detention Center to expand? Should the City of Tacoma treat private immigrant detention facilities like "correctional facilities" so that they are "essential" under state law? Should the City of Tacoma require the NWDC to meet environmental and public health standards for residential housing? Come to the public hearing and let city officials know what you think!
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210 interested  ·  24 going
Oil Free Salish Sea - March Point Rally

Oil Free Salish Sea - March Point Rally

Oct 7, 11:00am - Oct 7, 3:30pm

Start Point ~ March Point Park N Ride 8147 S March Point Rd, Anacortes, Wa 98221

Canoe Families, Kayaktivists, Bike Activists and ALL people who love the Salish Sea and believe that NOW is the time to end fossil fuel production and transport in OUR Salish Sea are invited to join us at March Point to rally..to sing..to pray..to educate ourselves about the human and environmental devastation fossil fuel brings to our land and water.

We only have one home that is our Salish Sea. Kinder Morgan's Transmountain Pipeline would bring almost 1 million barrels of oil per day to our shores to be trafficked across our waters then processed at refineries such as this one at March Point. This would kill our Salish Sea after the oil spill! Kinder Morgan also plans on expanding the Puget Sound Pipeline to further increase the toxic refinery pollution coming out the refinery stacks here at March Point. The City of LaConner has one of the countries highest cancer rates in the country. We must transition to green energy sources soon to secure a future for our children that is free of giant floods, monsterous hurricanes and hundreds of forest fires. Climate disaster is now beginning and we need change now!

This action is a show of support and solidarity with Pull Together's 9 days of action Oct 2 -15 in solidarity with the 4 First Nations that will be in court with Kinder Morgan. Please consider donating to this extremely important cause: pull-together.ca/9-days-solidarity-october-2-15-stand-indigenous-peoples-court/#wpforms-8270

Stand up fight back make change happen for our Sacred Water and the Ones coming behind us! For them letz walk softly on Our Mother...YƏHOW!
Yəhow means to complete something together..that it can only be completed together!

This is a family friendly event, there will be some BlackFish and Salmon puppets available for any youth who may wish to carry one.
We will start a 1.5 walk and bike ride from the March Point Park N Ride (Elders and disabled will be shuttled) to a rally point where we will meet up with Tribal Canoes and others in marine vessels.
Bring a sack lunch. We will rally from 12:30-2:30 and walk, ride, paddle and shuttle back to our starting point.


For Canoes and marine vessels a launch point address will be determined soon!
Speakers and Water Action to be announced
Some of our supporting organizers are 350 Seattle, Mosquito Fleet, Green Peace USA, and Red Line Salish Sea.

Additionally. Tokitae/Salish Sea Whale Sanctuary Proclamations will be available for signing.
Children Of The Changer....Letz make some change!
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Seattle CA-27 for RCV Launch!

Seattle CA-27 for RCV Launch!

Oct 7, 1:00pm - Oct 7, 3:00pm

King County Labor Temple
2800 1st Ave Ste 140
Seattle, WA  98121 Map

Join us as FairVote WA launches it's first campaign for Seattle Charter Amendment 27 for ranked choice voting in Seattle municipal election!

Here's the ballot title:
Charter Amendment No. 27 concerns ranked-choice voting for Seattle municipal elections.

If passed, this charter amendment would create ranked-choice voting for Seattle municipal primaries or, if state law permits, eliminate primary elections and have ranked-choice voting for general elections. Ranked-choice voting would allow voters to rank candidates in order of choice. If a voter’s first choice received the fewest votes, then that voter’s second choice would be counted and so on, until only two candidates remained for a primary or, if no primary was held, one candidate remained for a general election.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

Yes 
No 

Launch Day Agenda:
The agenda for the launch will include an overview of the amendment and campaign, talking points, signature gathering training and volunteer sign-ups. And whoever is able, we will then send out that afternoon for a couple hours of signature gathering either in their neighborhood or nearby.

Special Guests TBA! We are working on arrangement a couple of special guest speakers, which we will announce as soon as confirmed.

Evening Social Event:
We will also arrange and post information for an informal meet-up later that evening for anyone who wants to get together after signature gathering and socialize.
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Defend DACA Rally and Candlelight Vigil

Defend DACA Rally and Candlelight Vigil

Oct 7, 5:00pm

Aurora Ave N

We are going to line Aurora Avenue as far as possible with signs until dark, and then do the same thing with candles at 9 p.m.! Please post if you are attending so we have enough supplies!... See Less

726 interested  ·  52 going
Super 6 Water Protectors Benefit

Super 6 Water Protectors Benefit

Oct 8, 5:30pm - Oct 8, 8:30pm

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
1904 Jefferson Ave
Tacoma, WA  98402 Map

Music and Silent Auction to pay the legal fees of our water protectors.

Free Admission. Donations Gratefully Accepted.

Silent Auction Starts at 5:30 pm
Music Starts 7 pm.
All Ages Till 8:30 pm.

If you cannot attend but would like to donate, please do so online:
www.gofundme.com/tacomadirectaction

The City of Tacoma is pressing charges for the non-violent civil disobedience at the liquid fracked gas plant construction site that happened May 17.

Cynthia Linet, Freddie Havara, Irene Morrison, Jeff Johnston, Marilyn Kimmerling and Sarah Morken have been charged with criminal trespass and obstruction of an officer.

Puget Sound Energy demands they pay $26,000.00 in restitution.

The Super 6 did the civil disobedience to defend our community and the planet from the oil and gas industry. They did it after more than a year of going through the official channels to stop the fracked gas plant. Current laws do not protect us from dangerous and polluting projects. Neither do current elected officials.

This event is sponsored by: The Swiss and Tacoma Direct Action. Endorsed by Redefine Tacoma, Puyallup Water Warriors Movement, Radio Tacoma, United for Peace of Pierce County, Tacoma Veterans for Peace
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