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From Activist to “Terrorist” : Will Potter and Jake Conroy Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:58:08 +0000 The FBI labels animal rights and environmental activists the “number one domestic terrorism threat,” and new laws turn activism into “terrorism” if it hurts corporate profits. Unlike anti-abortion extremists and hate groups, though, these protesters have never harmed a human being.

How did this happen? Why are undercover

investigators and those who use non-violent civil disobedience being treated so disproportionately? And what are the real life consequences for the activists who are investigated, and even

sent to prison, as domestic terrorists?

In this presentation you’ll hear from:

Jake Conroy is a long-time animal rights activist who was sentenced to 4 years in prison for his involvement in one of the most successful animal rights campaigns in history — Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty. He will discuss being the target of a multi-agency terrorism investigation, learning he was on a high-profile prisoners list, and navigating living a life branded as a terrorist in post-9/11 society.
A video about Jake’s case:

Will Potter, an award-winning journalist who, after being told by the FBI he was on a domestic terrorist list, went on buy cialis online to investigate and expose these efforts in his book, Green Is the New Red. He will discuss how corporations manufactured the idea of “eco-terrorism,” and why all social justice activists are at risk. His reporting and commentary have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, and the Vermont Law Review, and he has testified before Congress. Green Is The New Red was awarded a Kirkus Star for “remarkable merit” and named one of the best books of 2011. He blogs at

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MAYHEM ACTION TOOLKIT! Tue, 08 May 2012 02:51:53 +0000  

Hello all, this month we’re hosting a series of action-oriented workshops to build skill

sets and network buy cheap cialis before summer hits! come join us:

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Countdown to May Day! Abolition April Final 3! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:36:56 +0000

National Political Prisoner Support with the Never Alone Tour
TONIGHT! Thursday, April 26th 2012
7-9pm Ben Linder Room
Event is free and open to the public!

The nationwide Never Alone tour will be crisscrossing the country in April 2012, featuring the usual suspects speaking about long-term anarchist prisoner support. Focusing specifically on the cases of Eric McDavid and Marie Mason, the tour will mark the spots where the events of these cases unfolded, using multimedia presentations to bring the facts of these cases to light.

As well as raising awareness and support for Eric and Marie, the tour will also feature strategizing about how to more effectively grow a culture of resistance that can breach the prison walls and sustain us and our friends for the long term, a security culture beyond 101 workshop (updated for 2012, now with extra tech!) and some awesome guest speakers. Truly, you won’t want to miss this.

Queer Resistance in the Age of Austerity: A Presentation by Tegan Eanelli and Fray Baroque; editors of “Queer Ultra Violence: Bash Back! Anthology”
TOMORROW! Friday, April 27th 2012
7-9pm, Survival Center, University of Oregon EMU
Free event! Potluck dinner provided!

As capitalism and the state are thrown into deeper and deeper crisis, queers and all others historically excluded from both formal economies and from the safety net of the nuclear family, will bear the brunt of the age of austerity. Reflecting critically on the past several years of radical queer action and imagination, the editors of Bash Back! Queer Ultraviolence will attempt to navigate queer space and potential in a world torn by crisis. Through this talk, Eanelli and Baroque will present a series of proposals for action and survival, taking as their starting point the position of queer autonomy and queer revolt against the State and Capital. This lecture will theorize queer gangs, self-defense networks, occupations, communes and a praxis of vengeance.

Love and Struggle Book Tour: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground and Beyond
Monday, April 30th 2012
7pm, Ben Linder room, University of Oregon EMU
Completely Free Event!

“A nice Jewish boy from suburban Boston—hell, an Eagle Scout!—David Gilbert arrived at Columbia University just in time for the explosive Sixties. From the early anti-Vietnam War protests to the founding of SDS, from the Columbia Strike to the tragedy of the Townhouse, Gilbert was on the scene: as organizer, theoretician, and above all, activist. He was among the first militants who went underground to build the clandestine resistance to war and racism known as “Weatherman.” And he was among the last to emerge, in captivity, after the disaster of the 1981 Brink’s robbery, an attempted expropriation that resulted in four deaths and long prison terms. In this extraordinary memoir, written from the maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost thirty years, Gilbert tells the intensely personal buy cialis online story of his own Long March from liberal to radical to revolutionary. “

Presented by Walidah Imarisha, a poet, activist, educator and independent journalist. Walidah has taught at canadian pharmacy no prescription Portland State University in the Black Studies Department. She is the bad half of the poetry duo Good Sista/Bad Sista.  Her poetic, political and academic work centers around prisons, creating community based alternatives and institutions and the intersection of oppression.


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2 Rad Events on Tuesday! Workshop with Bonfire Madigan and Tiny Fists Tour! Sun, 15 Apr 2012 18:48:15 +0000


Tuesday April 17th
5-7 pm, Workshop at Grower’s Market,
454 Willamette St. Eugene, OR (2nd Floor) by the train station (Look for a round table.)

8-11 pm, Riot-folk Concert at Lorax Manner, 1648 Alder St. Eugene, OR

An interactive workshop on the intersections of community, creativity and healing.

What does it mean to be called crazy in a world gone mad? Could what is defined as sickness be sacred? In this flexible workshop format facilitated by original Riot Grrrl cellist/activist/composer mother, bipolar label survivor, founding member of The Icarus Project (TIP), and international performing artist personality BMad Shive will guide participants on a journey of defining wellness and viagra pills madness on their own terms shaped by one’s own experiences and community needs as opposed to a dominant medical paradigm of disease, disorder and deficiency. This capacity based approach to self healing through
creativity, narrative and community care is at the core of TIP’s founding. TIP is the country’s largest peer-run and peer-led online mental health community center, alternative media making hub and voluntary mutual aid support network. Using her chapter in the feminist anthology Live Through This: On Creativity and Self- Destruction as a jumping off point (wherein Shive publishes her “Mad Map” & where her story sits between articles by bell hooks, Nan Goldin, and Kate Bornstein) she will encourage attendants to begin or continue to chart their own inner emotional terrain (or Mad Map) achieving further tools to translate a personal journey into a collective language we can utilize and share on a path of rooting strength in our diversity.

For wheelchair access call (541) 953-8537.

Sponsored by the UO Survival Center and MindFreedom International

For further info please visit!/events/407423219269124/


Radical folk concert with Evan Greer and Bonfire Madigan
Tuesday April 17th 8:00pm-11:00pm
The Lorax Manner 1648 Alder St. (Eugene, OR)

The TINY FISTS TOUR features legendary riot-grrrrl cellist BONFIRE MADIGAN and queer riot-folk! singer EVAN GREER: two families full of feminist folk fury traveling together with an arsenal of stringed instruments, buy cialis online babies, and a whole lot of reusable diapers!

This is a benefit show for:
Trans and Womyn’s Action Camp
Civil Liberties Defense Center
Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team (NEST)

$5 – 15 sliding scale suggested donation. Please pay what you can.


EVAN GREER (of Riot-Folk!)

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Abolition April! Tue, 03 Apr 2012 03:58:53 +0000 Spring term has started buy viagra online and along with it we bring you…PRISON ABOLITION APRIL!

“Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo – obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.”   -Angela Davis

2 million people are currently being exploited in our racist, classist, and ultimately ineffective prison system. Join us to learn more through theater, discussion. documentaries, workshops and speakers all month! Brought to you by the Survival Center and the U of O Prison Justice Working Group

Thursday, April 12th: Cruel and Unusual Punishment Screening; Lawrence

177 @ 8 PM

Thursday, April 19th, COINTELPRO Screening Oregon Jericho; Willamette 110 @ 7 PM

Friday-Sunday April 20th-22nd: Alternatives To Violence Workshop

Thursday, April 26th, Sacramento Prisoner Support Tour with Jeff Luers; Ben Linder Room @ 7 PM

Friday, April 27th: Queer Ultra-Violence Book Tour; 7 PM potluck in the Survival Center

Monday, April 30th: “Love and Struggle” reading with Walidah Imarisha, 7 PM in the Ben Linder Room

Tuesday, May 1st: Strike! See you in the streets.

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Sacred Economics: An evening with Charles Eisenstein Sat, 03 Mar 2012 03:19:32 +0000

Come hear Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition. Discover his powerful, mind-opening account of history, social analysis, solutions and generic cialis new possibilities for the future of money, economics and the quality of our lives and our future. Learn how

we can all benefit in this vision and contribute to it. Explore a new economic world filled with:

* gifting, sharing, and generosity
* local money and resilient communities
* a commons that’s thriving and expanding
* negative interest that generates greater, truer wealth
* liberated human passion, caring, and contributions
* societies freed of concentrated, corrupted power
* economics that takes seriously all damage to nature and people
* lives transformed from alienation to vibrant interdependence
* and much, much more

Discover economics as if people and nature really mattered….enlightened economics that knows we are all connected…

Saturday March 10 – 7-10pm
Columbia 150, U of O campus

There will also be an all day workshop on Sunday!

Love and rage,
Survival Center

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reads her new book! LIVE! Sat, 25 Feb 2012 02:41:53 +0000 Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reads: WHY ARE FAGGOTS SO AFRAID OF FAGGOTS? Her NEW book!

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is the editor of four amazing anthologies about race, gender, sexuality, sex work, and feminism.

Mattilda’s activism has included work with ACT UP and GAY SHAME. Her newest anthology is entitled Why Are Faggots

So Afraid of viagra Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform. We want to give her a warm reception for a reading from this new book!

EMU, Ben Linder Room!

Hope to see all of your lovely faces there!

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“Ethical Sluthood” a talk and Q&A with Janet Hardy Sat, 21 Jan 2012 23:06:59 +0000 The Survival Center, Multicultural Center and “As You Like It” present:
“Ethical Sluthood” a talk and Q&A with Janet Hardy

Willamette 100, Thursday January 26 at 7pm

Ethical Sluthood: Foundations of Nontraditional Lifestyles
This workshop will offer a place to discuss and explore lifestyles that go beyond the traditional monogamous model. Can you maintain supportive relationships in a world where the only sexua…l boundaries are the ones you set yourself? How do you feel secure when your

partner has a date (with someone cuter than you)? What is jealousy, and can it be overcome? Come listen, talk, and learn about how to build the lifestyle you want. This class is open to all genders and orientations. This event is all ages and FREE!

Janet W. Hardy is a mass of seeming contradictions: mother and slut, dominatrix and homebody, intellectual and showtune queen.

The author or coauthor of ten groundbreaking books about relationships and sexuality, including The Ethical Slut (more than 100,000

copies sold to date in two editions), Janet has traveled the world as a speaker and teacher on topics ranging from ethical multipartner relationships to erotic spanking and beyond. She is the mother of two grown sons and the veteran of many relationships, kinky and vanilla, with men and women and people in between.

For more info about Janet Hardy

Much Love,

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Cultures of Resistance Screening! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 05:38:27 +0000 Thursday, January 19th the Survival Center will host a screening of the film Cultures

of Resistance!

Facebook event:


Film website:


is the first of many radical events we will be hosting this term, hope to see you all there!

Love and Solidarity,
The Survival Center

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