These are also available on the OO website: occupyolympia.org/early-video-from-protest-this-morning-at-the-port-of-olympia
Catron lasted about 10 days before slipping back into drinking.
People are still working on getting him into inpatient treatment for chemical dependency. He says that he really wants to go to treatment. He appears to be suffering pretty bad. He says that his drinking buddy got put in jail last night. Might be a good thing. If you ask me.
cross posting from Peace is Possible:
The Olympia FOR is participating in a larger campaign by the Western Washington FOR (Fellowship of Reconciliation) to "Bring Our Billions Home." The concept is to shift military spending that is geared toward conquest and imperialism, to peaceful alternatives, like healthcare (especially for wounded military personnel,) environmental protection and to promote full employment. As part of the campaign, we are asking people to write monthly postcards to their representatives. Here's an example:
(AP) The Bank of North Dakota - the nation's only state-owned bank - might seem to be a relic.
But now officials in other states are wondering if it is helping North Dakota sail through the national recession.
Gubernatorial candidates in Florida and Oregon and a Washington state legislator are advocating the creation of state-owned banks in those states. A report prepared for a Vermont House committee last month said the idea had "considerable merit." Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore promotes the bank on his Web site.
Capital Youth Symphony Experiences a Renaissance in 28th Season
First Concert Nov.20, 7 p.m.
The Capital Youth Symphony is pleased to announce its 2010-11 concert season. The students will study the Renaissance, an examination into the rebirth of culture, and perform pieces that define the movement.
Performances for the 2010-11 season are: A Panorama of Italy, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.; An Impression of France, Mar. 12, 2011, 7 p.m.; and A Vision of England, May 14, 2011, 7 p.m.
All performances are held at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Performing Arts Center at South Puget Sound Community College. For tickets, call (360) 956-1892 or visit www.olytix.com.
The Capital Youth Symphony is composed of three student groups: the Debut String Philharmonic, who perform at an advanced elementary and beginning middle school level; the Premiere Repertory Orchestra, at the middle school and beginning high school level; and the Capital Youth Symphony, featuring students at an advanced high school level.
The Nov. 20 concert will feature the debut of Jeffrey Lund as conductor of the Youth Symphony.
"It's very exciting to have the opportunity to encourage and develop the talents of these young musicians in an organization like the Capital Youth Symphony,” said Lund. “I am eager to uphold the traditions of this organization, and it is a privilege to begin a new chapter in its history - one focused on musical excellence and in the enjoyment of its students, their parents and the community."
The Capital Youth Symphony is proud to offer a 28th season of bringing the musical arts to area students and putting together the highest-quality symphony experiences for our community.
It's Columbus day (even though the holiday was observed yesterday.) Have you taken a moment to reconsider what this means? Please take a moment out of your busy day. Columbus brought conquest to the American Continents; is this something to celebrate? Is this a socially just and appropriate national holiday? Would it make more sense to remake the day into an indigenous holiday?
Video from Reconsider Columbus day:
And here is a passage from Howard Zinn People's History. It describes what Columbus saw, and why Columbus was traveling, what he thought, and what did to the people who were already here:
Chapter 1: Columbus, The Indians, and Human Progress
Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island's beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log: