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May 3, 2017
Intro (101) Class to the IWW
IWW Hall, 2249 E Burnside

If you are an existing or former IWW member, or are thinking about joining the union, this is where you want to be! * We will discuss what makes the IWW different from other unions (trade or otherwise). * We will also discuss awesome topics like Solidarity Unionism and Direct Action. * As this is right after May Day, you'll be able to connect in solidarity with others who are fighting for the same cause of worker power.

The IWW is building a working class movement -- here in Portland and internationally -- for worker power and defense on the job and in our communities. This class struggle affects us all and we want YOU to be involved in this awesome and inspiring work.

This class is FREE and open to all workers. Light snacks will be provided! We sincerely hope to see you there!!

If you require babysitting assistance or kid focused activities on site in order to participate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements with our Junior Wobblies coordinators*.

*Junior Wobblies is a vetted committee in the IWW designed to help provide childcare to fellow workers for the purpose of attending meetings, events, among other situations. The IWW makes sure that anyone involved with Junior Wobblies is a trusted community member, so that parents can have peace of mind.

Nov 10, 2017
Musical Picket at Burgerville for Negotiations
Burgerville - Convention Center, 1135 NE MLK Jr

Join the Burgerville Workers Union on a song-filled picket line! In the year and a half since going public the union has only gotten stronger, but corporate still refuses to negotiate. Come out in support of Burgerville workers and show the company what they're up against until the day they start treating their workers with respect.

Meet at 5:00 at the MLK Statue outside of the Oregon Convention Center before marching over to the Convention Center Burgerville at 5:30, where we'll sing, dance, and shut them down!

Nov 27, 2017
Support Olympia Stands – Donation Drop Off
Bipartisan Cafe

Folks from Demand Utopia will be hanging out at Bi-Partisan Cafe to accept donations for the Olympia Blockade. If you can't make it up please drop off some items to help the cause because there's much the defenders still need!

Supplies that are needed -Firewood -tyvec -tent sticks -cinderblocks -flat boards like plywood -splints, -gauze -medical tape, -masks -goggles -walkie talkies -suitcases -scissors, -plastic tubs -dish soap -socks -talcum powder

We will be at the cafe from 4-8pm so please swing by.

about the blockade:

Olympia Stand, a climate justice coalition, has constructed a blockade of an oil fracking train departing from the Port. As we write, the blockade has entered its fifth day and on the 1-year anniversary of another anti-fracking blockade which lasted one week.

During last year’s blockade – inspired by the Water Protectors at Standing Rock – hundreds of people collaborated to construct a makeshift camp on the train tracks. They were evicted on the 7th day through a joint and overwhelming force of Washington State Patrol, Olympia Police Department, Thurston County Sherrif’s Department and Union Pacific Police Department. During the eviction, 12 demonstrators were arrested and others were struck with less-lethal weapons.

Feb 3
Water Protectors - Part 1: A Call For Support
Anarres Infoshop

We Have Not Forgotten You: WATER PROTECTORS Part 1: A Call For Support

We are bombarded by media. News of school shootings, atrocities against humanity, and environmental catastrophe can be overwhelming. Sometimes it seems there’s no way to help. As a society we must not accept this as truth.

Last year the Dakota access pipeline was imposed on Native lands and threatened sacred water. Many people came from all walks of life to stand in solidarity and join their native communities to protect sacred lands, our life force, and all future generations.

I have heard people say “Standing Rock is over” this is not true, especially for the people who gave up their livelihood and left their communities and familes to offer themselves to defend what they knew in their hearts to be a just cause. They faced brutalized police force, harsh weather conditions, and inprisionment. Many are suffering from PTSD. Some are in prison. Some must travel back there to defend themselves in our judicial system. When a soldier returns from war there are organizations and services that help support and honor them. We must rise up as a collective community and be that support system for these water protectors. With our actions we must show them that they are not forgotten.

This first event will focus on supporting 8 water protectors as they struggle with travel fees to attend their court dates. It will also fund care packages for those who are in prison.

There will be a slideshow presentation, a speech from Candi Brings Plenty, music, and an art sale. The space seats about 30 plus standing room.

Please give priority to children, elders, and alter abled persons!

$8 suggested donation No one will be turned away

Can’t make it? Stay tuned as “In Solidarity We Stand” continues to support Native communities, Black communities, People of Color, Immigrants, People Living in Poverty, Animals, and our Earth Mother.

Want to contribute? Ideas for future concerts? Media coverage? Photos or video to document the event? Art for donation? Your musical talents? Please put “In Solidarity We Stand” in the subject line and contact Megan Martinez via email: