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Peter Yarrow Concert to Benefit Native American Nonprofit

Peter Yarrow's “An Evening of Love and Laughter,” a concert benefiting Portland-based Wisdom of the Elders

(PORTLAND, OR) - Peter Yarrow, of the famed 1960s folk group Peter, Paul & Mary Peter Yarrow, of the famed 1960s folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, will perform “An Evening of Love and Laughter” to benefit Portland-based Wisdom of the Elders, a Native American nonprofit, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Augustana Lutheran Church, which donated use of its facility at 2710 NE 14th Ave.

Yarrow, who wrote some of the trio’s hits, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and “Day is Done,” has merged music and social activism in recent decades.

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Pledge to DEMAND an End to the Siege in Gaza

Urgent appeal to people of conscience around the world: Palestinians in Gaza urgently need your help.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Gaza in the snow Snowy weather since Wednesday December 11 — the most severe since 1878 — has further crippled daily life among the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank near Jerusalem.

The central responsibility for the problems this has brought lies with the Israeli occupation, which conducts a policy of deliberate and calculated neglect when it comes to maintaining essential infrastructure. This is aimed at further pressuring our people to leave their homeland.

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Trade Not Aid Palestine Report - Criminal Infiltration & Police Collusion - Ken O`Keefe

Ken O'Keefe sets the record straight regarding Trade Not Aid, and is joined by a number of known political and religious leaders in the UK who equally abhor the treatment of the Gaza people under Israeli occupation.

(LONDON) - Ken O'Keefe This document was compiled with one major purpose in mind, to establish beyond any doubt that the police in the UK are working directly with criminal personalities who infiltrated the Trade Not Aid mission (Samouni Project & Aloha Palestine) so as to thwart the mission.

The value in this understanding is in developing a greater awareness of arguably the most effective tactic at subverting intelligent direct action.

Read Full Article (Nov-30-2013 11:38)

Marion County Firefighters Celebrate 15 Years of Fund Raising for Special Cause‏

'Fill the Boot' Also Involves Our Family Members and Close Friends All Coming Together

(SALEM OR) - Marion County firefighters and their sons For over 15 years, Marion County Fire District #1 Professional Firefighters Local 2557 has been raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to fight neuromuscular disease with 'Fill the Boot' fundraisers.

On November 29, 2013, MCFD#1 firefighters donated time and resources to lay the foundation for another successful 'Fill the Boot' fundraiser.

Read Full Article (Nov-29-2013 01:45)

AFGHANISTAN: The Duvet Project (Winter 2013-14)

Scores of people, including children, have frozen to death over the past few winters in Kabul.

(KABUL) - “The Duvet Project,” which aims to make and deliver heavy wool-stuffed coverlets, (duvets) In late 2012 and early 2013, many of you were part of a crucial project that helped many hundreds of people in Kabul, Afghanistan survive winter’s freezing temperatures.

We’re writing to again invite your participation in “The Duvet Project,” which aims to make and deliver heavy wool-stuffed coverlets, (duvets), free of charge, to families in need of warmth as they face harsh winter weather.

Read Full Article (Nov-21-2013 14:11)

Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits

“Corporate espionage against nonprofit organizations is an egregious abuse of corporate power that is subverting democracy,” - Gary Ruskin, author of Spooky Business

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Spies and money Giant corporations are employing highly unethical or illegal tools of espionage against nonprofit organizations with near impunity, according to a new report by Essential Information.

The report, titled Spooky Business, documents how corporations hire shady investigative firms staffed with former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), US military, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Secret Service and local police departments to target nonprofit organizations.

Read Full Article (Nov-20-2013 11:58)

Oregon Volunteers Spending Thanksgiving Caring for Victims of Typhoon

Medical Teams International is responding to the disaster by shipping medicines and medical supplies and sending teams of medical volunteers to provide care; the organization will continue to mobilize teams as needed.

(PORTLAND, OR) - Medical Teams International logo Medical Teams International (MTI) is mobilizing additional medical professionals to care for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

By the end of this week, the humanitarian relief and development organization will have deployed more than 30 volunteers.

Read Full Article (Nov-16-2013 15:56)

Nevadans Walking for Philippines Typhoon Victims

Rajan Zed has urged public to wholeheartedly support the victims as the need was massive and immediate.

(RENO) - Typhoon Hayan results in Phillippines photo: rt Students and others are holding "Walk for Philippines Typhoon Victims" starting at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) on November 24 in support of the victims of deadly super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the most powerful ever recorded on land.

It is organized by GienieMae Camacho Oquendo, who heads the "Nevadans Helping Philippines Typhoon Victims", and backed by distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed.

Read Full Article (Nov-15-2013 16:16)

Please Help Pakistani Christians this Christmas

Please understand our situation is a very bad; it is a dangerous situation and the tension is relieved when people send us Christmas love, offering gifts.

(FAISALABAD, Pakistan) - Christmas in Pakistan I want to inform you that The PSSWS is every year distributing Christmas at Christmas festivals. Gifts programs among with poor, street-wandering, homeless, cold children & neglected widows, poorest Christian families in Pakistan. Please try to send even a little help to our Christmas distributing programs. Christmas is coming soon.

At this present time we have no money to celebrate Christmas distributing programs. We have no food, new & Secondhand clothes, shoes, food, medicine, primary, Sunday school materials & other necessary items.

Read Full Article (Nov-06-2013 13:15)

FNS: You Make The Difference

You can donate to FNS either electronically or via check as per the instructions at the bottom of this letter.

(LAS CRUCES , NM) - For 20 years, Frontera NorteSur (FNS) has kept readers in the United States and abroad informed about critical issues along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Mexico and New Mexico and beyond. This has been a transformational, pivotal period of history globally as well as locally here in the Paso del Norte borderland.

In the past two decades, we’ve witnessed the North American Free Trade Agreement, Operation Hold the Line and the expansion of border security, the onslaught of climate change, the economic crises of 2000 and 2008...

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