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Nov 082016

Rural and urban Oregonians alike are transfixed by what is happening out at Standing Rock. In the midst of an ugly and disempowering presidential election, we are bearing witness to a fight for the self-determination of the people of Standing Rock who are, along with thousands of indigenous and non-native allies from across the continent, [read more]

 Posted by on November 8, 2016
Oct 302016

Over the last few weeks human dignity group leaders across the state have been exchanging information, holding events, and contacting ROP, looking for ways to stand in solidarity with rural and indigenous people who are under attack in North Dakota. We are heartbroken and incensed that the courageous water protectors in North Dakota are being [read more]

 Posted by on October 30, 2016
Oct 172016

We wrapped up our statewide tour of Beyond Burns: the Growing Patriot Movement last week with two more engaging and energizing stops in Wallowa and Union Counties! As we dug into the research and tools we’ve compiled in Up In Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement, both communities began connecting the dots between what [read more]

 Posted by on October 17, 2016
Oct 092016

We are on the last leg of our tour, traveling through the high desert and pine forests of Eastern Oregon. We love it out here! On Friday and Saturday we visited Grant and Baker Counties where community members packed the rooms to learn about the impacts of the Patriot movement statewide and within their own communities. We are visiting with [read more]

 Posted by on October 9, 2016
Oct 072016

We are six stops into our tour around the state on “Beyond Burns: the Growing Patriot Movement in Oregon.” We’ve been to St. Helens, Albany, Eugene, Medford, Grants Pass, and Bend.  Each stop has had over 50 participants anxious to dig into the political and economic roots of the Patriot movement, how this movement is [read more]

 Posted by on October 7, 2016
Jan 292016

Scroll down for details on local actions on Saturday, Jan 30th & Sunday, Jan. 31st Friday, January 29, 2016 As I write this, four people continue to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, one of the leaders of the occupation is dead, and a call to action has been issued by the Pacific Patriots Network [read more]

 Posted by on January 29, 2016
Jan 292016

Click here for details on local actions around the state. STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION: END THE OCCUPATION OF HARNEY COUNTY Contacts: Jessica Campbell, Organizing Director, Rural Organizing Project: 541-999-8144 Cara Shufelt, Director, Rural Organizing Project: 503-349-3918 January 29th, 2016 The Rural Organizing Project is coordinating a statewide Day of Action in Solidarity with the people of Harney County [read more]

 Posted by on January 29, 2016
Sep 242015

15/Hr Minimum Wage? What About Small Business? by Mike Edera The media keeps jabbering on about something called ‘The Economy’. ‘The Economy’ WAS doing ‘badly’, but NOW it’s ‘recovering’. The stock market is booming. Housing prices are up. Corporate profits are up, and companies are hiring. This is a description of ‘The Economy’ from a [read more]

 Posted by on September 24, 2015