Saturday, February 25, 2012

Donate to Save Alternative Media!


The Portland Alliance has been struggling. But last year we published 5 print issues and 2 online issues. We upgraded our online resources through the efforts of dedicated volunteers. And thanks to Free Geek, we now have a nine server network base for the newspaper and nonprofit.

In the past ten days we were hit with a triple whammy. Our production computer and data computers are in the shop. We've been at 5926 N. Albina Avenue for one year, but now must move due to a rent increase and are actively looking for a new place. We have to be out by June 4th. This may be a fortunate move if we can find at least a 600 square foot place for around 600 dollars. This will lower our overhead and allow us to more easily create, publish, and mail our next issue.

Even during these hard times, the Alliance endorsed Occupy last August and continues to support the 99% movement. We brought Greg Palast to town, sponsored the Human Rights Film Festival, assisted with MayDay, and have continued to help produce Labor Radio while working closely with Jobs with Justice. We promote Laughing Horse Books, PCASC, Voz, B-Media, and many other members of the Alliance Progressive Directory. We still have multiple writers, seven editors, three cartoonists, and multiple columnists and artists who help deliver real news and speak truth to power.

We are working on several grants and hope to secure enough funding to relaunch the print edition as early as mid summer or as late as this fall. But we need your help. If you care about Alternative Media and Education, help us to keep the Alliance alive. If you can help us with any amount, please donate what you can so we can survive. We can also use more volunteers. No fear, no surrender, and no compromise. Make a difference! Keep the Alliance Community Calendar coming...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Writer's Meeting!

    • Today
    • 7:00pm until 9:00pm

  • There is
    a Writers meeting
    Thursday, February 23

    at Laughing Horse

    to talk about truth, writing, alternative media, an MRG grant, the next two issues, and more... we will have special guests, food, coffee, tea, and great people who care about the 99%!

    This editorial c...ommittee meeting is open to interested writers, photographers, editors, artists, journalists, friends, and everyday people. On Thursday, February 23, at Laughing Horse at 12 NE 10th Ave. (Just North of E. Burnside) 7pm to 9pm

    Get together with great people to plan the March print issue, and to do a final copy-edit on the Winter Issue for immediate release online at http://www.theportlandalliance.org/,

    We will also talk about the Justice Conference, Mayday, Portland Rising, Occupy, Labor Radio, JWJ, F-29 and more!
    http://pdxmayday.blogspot.com/

    Bring submissions, articles, reviews, photos, etc.
    Come to Laughing Horse Books for Alternative Media, Occupy, Truth, and Radical Revolutionary Community! Theresa and Crystal are bringing food! We will have coffee, tea, and food to share...
    Occupy Laughing Horse! Call 503-327-8377 with questions.
    http://www.theportlandalliance.org/communitycalendar
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

March for Peace

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