Activist Alert

Knowing your rights, helping farmworkers and LNG

• The Civil Liberties Defense Center is recruiting bilingual people to become Know Your Rights trainers for the immigrant community. CLDC says, “Now more than ever our immigrant neighbors are facing danger when they interact with ICE or law enforcement.” CLDC is seeking to increase its trainer capacity “in order to teach more people what their rights are and how to assert them.” Trainings are 6 to 9 pm Thursdays for six weeks starting Nov. 30, with a break for the holidays. Email for more information, or to receive an application. If you are not bilingual, CLDC says you can still become a trainer for other Know Your Rights trainings given to activists, youth, the unhoused and more.

• Beyond Toxics is providing an 18-passenger van to bring farmworker advocates to the OSHA public hearing at the Medford library Dec. 5th. The van leaves 2 pm that day from the main entrance of Hayward Field on the UO Campus. You can help provide testimony and support for migrant farmworkers, Beyond Toxics says. Please contact Beyond Toxics or visit for more information.

• There is a fracked gas pipeline proposed to run through 230 miles of public and private land in southern Oregon. The gas would be liquefied at a plant in Coos Bay, then be exported to buyers overseas. The event hosted by 350 Eugene features: Ada Ball, a local tribal member who speaks to the devastation and disrespect of fossil fuel projects to indigenous people; Deb Evans, landowner on the pipeline route threatened with eminent domain; and Charlie Miller, an oceanographer familiar with the extreme hazards of methane production in a tsunami and earthquake subduction zone. The Fracked Gas Resistance Community Forum is 6:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 16, at First United Methodist Church (1376 Olive) in Eugene. “Attendees will have a chance to take action against the pipeline.” Go to for more info.