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Is joining the National Guard a good way to pay for college?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, Peace, Truth in Recruiting | Comments Off on Is joining the National Guard a good way to pay for college?

  After a period of basic training, getting a monthly salary for National Guard training one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer, plus getting tuition paid, certainly has worked well in the past for some students who have joined the National Guard. Here is a caution light however, because of recent changes to the National Guard.  Now National Guard units are “twinned” with an Active Duty Army unit so that they all have the same level of training for the time they are deployed together to combat or some other overseas...

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Global Warming’s Unacknowledged Threat—The Pentagon

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on Global Warming’s Unacknowledged Threat—The Pentagon

Global Warming’s Unacknowledged Threat—The Pentagon By Gar Smith / Environmentalists Against War During the November 15 Democratic Presidential Debate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sounded an alarm that “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.” Citing a CIA study, Sanders warned that countries around the world are “going to be struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops and you’re going to see all kinds of international conflict.” On...

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The Completed Youth Mural- “People’s Resistance”

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on The Completed Youth Mural- “People’s Resistance”

  click to enlarge In honor of CALC’s 50th anniversary, we decided to coordinate a new youth mural in CALC’s front yard under the theme of “50 years of social justice struggles”. We recruited a diverse group of teens, who came together for one week to reflect on the theme and create a mural that powerfully portrays positive social change. In addition to empowering youth, this project resulted in an emotionally compelling (and truly beautiful) mural. This mural, in the heart of Eugene’s historic...

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Minorities still feel Eugene’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on Minorities still feel Eugene’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan

Minorities still feel Eugene’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan By Troy Shinn — For the Eugene Emerald, August 15, 2016 at 6:25 am   The Ku Klux Klan came to Oregon in 1921. By 1922, the KKK had a foothold in the state and held its first parade through the streets of Eugene and burned a cross atop Skinner Butte. Today, the KKK doesn’t march or burn crosses in public. Yet black people like former UO law professor Robin Morris Collin don’t think much has changed. Collin has lived all over the country, including the South, and...

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“Rally for Black Lives” a Success

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on “Rally for Black Lives” a Success

  Yesterday CALC and SURJ Springfield-Eugene came together and did everything in our power to ensure that the rally would a) be safe and b) honor the true spirit of The Movement for Black Lives. Ultimately, hundreds of “Black Lives Matter” supporters marched through downtown Eugene calling for an end to police violence against black people.   Check out: this great coverage by KEZI this wonderful photo set by Steve Dear these great pics from David Geitgey...

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Rally for Black Lives- TODAY 7/21/16

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on Rally for Black Lives- TODAY 7/21/16

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CALC was vandalized- and we need your help

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on CALC was vandalized- and we need your help

Hate — it’s been erupting all across the country.  Hate — it’s been erupting right here in Lane County.  We are asking you to help us right away so we can keep responding effectively. Like many others, folks at CALC are deeply saddened and angered. But we are not immobilized. We were glad to offer immediate, tangible support to leaders in the Asian Pacific American community, as they organized a strong response to the vandalism inflicted on local Asian-owned businesses. We stand ready to respond wherever and...

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WANTED: Community Organizer for Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on WANTED: Community Organizer for Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER)

  SAfER Organizer Job Announcement   Do you live or work in Springfield or have strong ties there? Here’s a great activist job opportunity! Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) is seeking a half-time organizer to coordinate the work of CALC’s Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER). The job will involve working with members of the Springfield Community to promote racial justice, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and shelter rights. To apply, please read the job description thoroughly, then send a resume and a...

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Keep Oregon National Guard Home

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, Peace | Comments Off on Keep Oregon National Guard Home

 Groups ask Oregon Governor Candidates to Keep National Guard Home 20 peace, veterans, faith and social justice organizations, political parties and a military family, including CALC,  sent a letter to the candidates for Oregon governor asking them to pledge to keep Oregon’s National Guard from being deployed to undeclared war zones. The letter, attached below, was sent to the four declared candidates in the Democratic, Republican, Independent and Libertarian parties, as well as the general emails for the Pacific Green Party (a...

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Drafting Women

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on Drafting Women

This opinion piece by CALC’s Truth in Recruiting Coordinator Carol Van Houten appeared on 5/26/2016 in the Eugene Weekly: Heads up: Females may soon need to register with Selective Service and be eligible to be drafted into the military, just as males are when they turn 18, should Congress authorize a return of the draft. I have been expecting this change since women became eligible for all military jobs. Some court suits, if successful, would require females to register. One bill by 32-to-30 vote in the Armed Services Committee is on...

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