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Monday, August 20, 2007


Local non-profit that serves free food outside of Starbucks every week is losing it's kitchen and needs a place to cook 1:30-4:00 pm every Sunday. We are _very_ respectful of space and will always leave it neater than we found it. Does anyone have a kitchen in Bellingham, or know someone who might have one to offer?


Tuesday, July 3, 2007


4th of July Obama Picnic in the Park!

Bring your families, bring your friends, bring food and join Obama folk in the park for a fabulous 4th of July Picnic! This is a great opportunity to meet local Obama supporters and learn more about the candidate.

Children are welcome!

More info/RSVP.

Wednesday, July 4 at 11:00 AM -- 3PM

Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, WA 98225

x-posting around

Sunday, April 15, 2007

2:15PM - Meet-up for Barack Obama

Join the grassroots campaign to elect Barack Obama!

If you'd like to get involved in the local effort to elect Obama, please join us April 18th for a team formation and information meeting:

Time: Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM
Fairhaven Library Fireplace Room (Bellingham, WA)
1117 12th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Hope to see you there.

For more info or to join the on-line group, go to:
Whatcom County for Obama.

(x-posted to several places with f-list apologies.)

Current mood: accomplished

Monday, October 23, 2006


Last Friday saw a new trend in constituent/elected representative relations. The door to Rick Larsen's Bellingham office is kept locked during business hours and the public is only admitted "by appointment."

Which means that YOU are not allowed into a public office that YOU pay for.

Whether or not you agree with Larsen's policies, shouldn't you have a right to meet with his aids and air your views? Drop off a letter? Request a response?

A large group of citizens from Skagit County think so. They're planning to drive to Bellingham Thursday (Oct 26), meet at noon at the Community Food Co-op parking lot, and march down to Larsen's office. They're bringing lots of drums and plan on making some noise. If you think democracy is at all worth fighting for--please join them.

Current mood: civilly disobedient

Thursday, October 12, 2006


(From the Peace and Justice Center non-violent action group):

Please meet at Fantasia - 3:00 - 3:15 pm Tomorrow, Friday, 10/13/06, and dress in BLACK if you can. From there we will all walk across the street to Rick Larsen's office and read the names, age, and home town, of US soldiers and Iraqis who have lost their lives in this immoral war.

1.) We will give Rick (or probably one of his staff) our list of questions. We will also tell him about the new M.I.T. report that finds 655,000 Iraqi citizens have lost their lives since our invasion of their country.

2.) We will ask Rick what he is doing to prevent a war with Iran from starting.

3.) We will remind Rick that there is a political change brewing regarding the war in Iraq..... Rick is on the wrong side of history on this issue and we will urge him to change his stand on the Iraq war and to speak out against it.

We need to let Rick know that we are NOT going away.....we hold him accountable for his actions/votes.

Some of the group have made the decision to get arrested. It is your decision....the police do not arrest anyone that does not wish to be arrested. All they do is politely ask us to leave.

Please make time in you day to join us and send a message to our congressman that HE is being held accountable for his actions and support for this war.

Also, check our website: Free Rick Larsen.

Current mood: Prepared

Thursday, September 28, 2006


Rick Larsen has not signed the Declaration of Peace nor responded to numerous pleas from his consituents.

Join some folks who are protesting at his office at 3:30 today--and let him know that you stand for peace now--and the return of our troops.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

10:55AM - No to war crimes!


This site is an easy way to write your senators to tell them not to weaken the War Crimes Act. Such a move could legalize the kinds of abuses we saw at Abu Ghraib, like sexual humiliation and extreme stress positions. The reason this could happen very soon is that the Administration is pressuring Congress to do it.

Here's a Nation article on it: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20061002/brecher

Thursday, September 14, 2006

3:30PM - Cease Fire! Declare Peace!

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE is ONE-WEEK away! Hundreds of us will be out in the streets, raising our voices: Cease Fire! Declare Peace! Troops Out NOW! JOIN US!

6 PM Maritime Heritage Park, marching to First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall
7 PM Evening Program with speakers Tom Hunter and Doris Kent, mother of local fallen soldier Army Corporal Jonathan Santos; the Kulshan Chorus, a children's peace art program; and the presentation of The Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award.

Monday, April 3, 2006

11:30AM - Upcoming event!

a closer look at the way the state perpetuates a culture of violence and neglect

Tuesday, April 11th , 6pm - 8pm
Humanities Building, 102
Western Washington University
( see http://www.wwu.edu/wwu_campus_map/ for directions )

Join Olympia, WA's Birth Attendants in a discussion of the most critical issues facing women in prison today, and how realities of institutionalized racism and systematic oppression lead to inadequate healthcare, medical neglect, and disruption of families.

Learn how volunteer organizations work to restore those things that support incarcerated women, and the ways that individuals can be better allies to women who are, or have been incarcerated.

Sponsored by WEAVE, Human Services Club, and the Social Issues Resource Center. For disability
accommodations, please call 650-6804 or email AS.ROP.Social.Issues@wwu.edu

Saturday, November 5, 2005

11:55PM - BEYOND BARS conference

The Politics of the Prison Industrial Complex
December 3rd, 10am-5pm
Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
FREE! WITH LUNCH PROVIDED by Bellingham Food not Bombs.

A conference bringing together a broad range of speakers and presentations to address the increasing incarceration rate in the United States, and its effect on diverse population in our society. Also a commemoration of Dec. 3rd International of Solidarity with Political Prisoners.

For more information or disability accommodations, please call (360) 650-6804, or e-mail AS.ROP.Social.Issues@wwu.edu.

List of films and speakers...Collapse )

Friday, April 1, 2005

10:43AM - What's Up at the Peace Resource Center

Spring quarter is here – believe it! The school year is almost over, but from the signs of it, awesome organizing has just begun. The Community Human Rights Film Festival is going to be really, really cool, and anti-racist author Tim Wise will be here in May! There’s also a grassroots media conference being planned for May 21st, as well as a conference on “Peace” put on by the WWU Debate Union. Check out the list of stuff going on below for details!

The Peace Resource Center has several events in the works.

Check it out...Collapse )

Friday, July 30, 2004


Looking for a place to live.. either a room to rent, one bedroom, or a studio. Any ideas or help would be amazing and appreciated! Thanks.

Sunday, July 25, 2004


Looking for a full-time job and a 3 bedroom place? Any ideas? Thanks...

Saturday, May 29, 2004

1:35AM - hey

hey i am new here. i made this livejournal to spread the word.

please go to this site and sign the petition.


thank you, have a wonderful day :)

Current mood: creative

Saturday, May 15, 2004


Do you care?Collapse )

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

1:15PM - Civilian Deaths Update

There have now been 4065 confirmed confirmed Iraqi civilian deaths, and 5223 reported. This just goes to show that war is never the right way. How can we justify the deaths of 4000 people? No matter what the reason, 4000 people do not need to die.
There is always a better way.
Source: Iraq Body Count

Friday, April 11, 2003

7:43PM - all we are saying... is give peace a chance.

this is my first post. hi everyone.

just to let you all know, there is a rally tomorrow. everyone is meeting at the federal building at 1:00 and marching to maritime heritage park. as far as i can tell, the reason that it isn't going to be held at the federal building is because there is going to be a big pro-war motorcycle rally there at 3:30.

i hope that everyone can make it.

i also had one more little question. is there still the over-pass demonstration on saturdays? last week when i went, nobody was there.


Current mood: hopeful

Saturday, April 5, 2003

5:06PM - Danger! Please be careful, guys

I'm sure you have all heard about the threat that was called in to the Bellingham Police department the other day. If you protest a lot I'm sure you know who Eli is. If not, he is often down at the federal building. Here is what he wrote:

eli's encounterCollapse )

Current mood: worried

Tuesday, March 25, 2003


While protesting the other day, a man on a bike rode by and told me he gave a picture of a child who had died earlier to a pro war man across the street. Apparently we bombed a school full of children a few days ago? I used this information in an argument and now they want to know where I heard it? Is there another place I could give them rather than "a man on a bike?" I dont have TV and my radio station is just CNN 2 second update crap.

Please and thank you.

Current mood: depressed

Thursday, March 20, 2003

5:00PM - 3/19/03 Walkout Report

Thursday afternoon, a few hundred people gathered in Red Square all ready to walkout, despite finals week and our fliers being torn down earlier that morning. Around 12:30pm, Shirley Osterhaus said a few words, as well as an inspiring Western professor who's name I can't for the life of me remember.

After marching downtown the federal building, folks milled around despite the rain, and then headed towards the Herald building. Disregarding the middle fingers and headshakes of Herald employees, they continued on down the street.

At about 2:30pm, a few hundered people spontaneously marched right up the overpass onto I-5 at Lakeway. Traffic was backed up as far as could be seen. The half-dozen police were ineffective in stopping the action. State patrol was called in, but after roughly 45 minutes everyone chose to march back down to the federal building. There were no arrests.

We made the Bellingham Herald's front page. The site also has a few photos (maybe you'll see yourself).

More pictures available at Bellingham Peace.

And this walkout was just practice for April 4th! Everyone have a great break, and do some brainstorming as to what could top taking I-5!


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