INDYMEDIA: From Occupy to Democracy Spring

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Join a roundtable and Q&A about the impact of independent media on the Battle in Seattle, Wisconsin Teachers strike, Occupy movement, Ferguson, #BLM and the occupation of Malheur National Monument. We will discuss the rise of the indymedia movement. how independent media shapes coverage and how mainstream media works to propagandize and obfuscate the issues.

Monday, April 18 at 5 pm at the Meece Room in the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University. Following the discussion we will be awarding the Hal Jamison Award for Independent Media and watching the documentary Mosaic of Facts.

12th annual Independent Media Week – April 17 – 23 2016


This year’s Independent Media Week will run April 17th – 23rd. Independent Media Week showcases independent media producers, students, local activists and community groups organized around the theme “A well-informed citizenry is a cornerstone of democracy”.

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2016 WILPF Nuclear Free Future Tour



2016 WILPF Nuclear Free Future Tour

Carol Urner and Ellen Thomas
Co-chairs of the National DISARM/End Wars Committee Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland


Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act

H.R. 1976 requires the Department of Energy to abolish nuclear weapons,repair the environmental damage nuclear programs have caused,

Exciting new activities in the vast majority of nations to end to nuclear weapons and wars.

Discussion of what we can do to promote passage of HR1976 and promote renewable energy.

 WILPF’s “Reaching Critical Will” 

Work in the Rogue Valley and Oregon and other pathways to abolition.

Sponsored by WILPF-Ashland Branch and Peace House

“We All Live in Gaza” film preview Nov. 17 & 18

Although the US government enables Israel to colonize Palestine through its yearly $3 billion foreign aid, many people within both the US and Israel are deeply opposed to US tax dollars funding the Israel war machine.  Many Americans and Israelis are taking actions to share true stories of life and death in Palestine.


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Ashland Attend Ashland’s 1st annual Peacebuilding Resource Fair


Celebrate the ASHLAND CULTURE OF PEACE COMMISSION Monday, September 21, 2015

The International Day of Peace Ashland Culture of Peace Commission 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Elk’s Lodge, First floor Alley entrance (Will Dodge Way), Ashland

Attend Ashland’s 1st annual Peacebuilding Resource Fair which will provide information and showcase local peacebuilding resources with expertise in mediation, conflict resolution, non-violent communication, restorative justice, collaborative law, and inner peace practices. A welcome by Mayor John Stromberg (5:00 pm) Meet the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission members

New Day Network Breakfast – Friday, September 18

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 87 Fourth St. in Ashland from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of this month. Please feel encouraged to invite acquaintances who might enjoy our gatherings.

The program will consist of the sharing of plans for our local work on peace, justice, and sustainability in the coming months. This sharing goes beyond announcements of events to projects and programs you may be working on. Depending on how many folks indicate in advance their intention to share, we’ll have from 5 to 8 minutes each. There’ll be announcements only near the end of our time together.

Bring your favorite breakfast dish and, if you remember, a mug, plate, and utensils.

Central Committee Educational Series: Eric Dittmer: Emergency Preparedness … getting ready for “the really big one”

Thursday, September 24, 6:30 PM
OEA Building at 2495 S. Pacific Hwy., Medford

Eric Dittmer, SOU Professor Emeritus of Geology and Environmental Studies, has agreed to give a presentation on emergency preparedness at our September Central Committee educational series.  Professor Dittmer’s academic interests include geologic hazards, especially earthquake hazard reduction and water resource management. This promises be a very informative and timely program, something we should promote widely.

We encourage everyone to read the July 20th New Yorker article, The Really Big One, for background material prior to the meeting. It’s a very sober and thought-provoking look at what’s in store for our area when the next Cascadia subduction zone earthquake occurs.

Free Money Day 2015

Free Money Day is an annual, global day of sharing. On September 15, folks in Ashland hand out their own money to complete strangers asking the recipients to pass half on to someone else. Over $100 was given away with the only caveat that the money be shared.


March4Hope benefit supports NAMI of Southern Oregon

namisoSouthern Oregonians from Jackson and Josephine Counties will lace up their walking shoes Saturday, September 26th to show support to those in the community living with mental illness during their annual March4Hope.

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Images and video from Ashland’s Hiroshima/Nagasaki vigil