Portland's venerable In Other Words Bookstore, the nation's final nonprofit feminist bookstore and resource center may be forced to close if it does not raise $3,000 in the next three weeks.
In Other Words Women's Books and Resources is the last surviving non-profit feminist bookstore in the United States. For the last 14 years they have offered a comprehensive and diverse collection of books, magazines, and zines with a wide variety of subjects, including: feminist & queer studies, erotica, sex & sexuality, trans studies, spirituality, herbs, and non-sexist children's books, to name a few.
In Other Words has become a hub of activity—hosting a wide range of community events, meetings and workshops that include author readings, Spanish classes, writing workshops, concerts, art shows, yoga and more.
A tribal ceremony took place in Pendelton on December 23 on the route of the Alberta tarsands megaload.
The coalition of indigenous people from across the Northwest were joined by other activists who oppose moving extraction equipment to Canada through Oregon.
Many people question the Oregon Department of Transportation decision to issue permits to a Hillsboro-based company to transport massive pieces of oil extraction equipment across Oregon.
The equipment is on its way to Canada, where it will be used in Alberta to extract tar sands that will then be shipped by pipeline through the U-S for export.