Sep 27 2015



Petitions with 120,000 signatures opposing the US Navy request to develop electromagnetic warfare in sites around the forests on the Olympic Peninsula were recently delivered to the Forest Service. This would mean periodic unannounced closures of portions of Olympic National Forest for war games, testing and training.  Up to 118 Growler jets flying over Olympic Peninsula communities 260 days/year, 8-16 hours/day, day or night, in 5,000 “events”/year. The Navy has not defined “event”.  Growlers fly in groups of three. This could mean 15,000 flights/year. Currently there are 1250 flights/year. The Navy must define “event”.   Growlers, the loudest Navy jet, can produce 150 db, enough to cause instantaneous hearing loss. Navy statistics say they produce 113 db at an altitude of 1000 feet, well above the 85 db threshold for permanent hearing loss. Growlers can fly at 1200 feet above ground level in some areas of the Olympic Peninsula. With three Growlers flying together, local noise levels will be worse. For more information see


Sep 24 2015

Buffy Saint Marie has a song for today




Aug 18 2015


Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night and how it affects him to this day.

Could this happen in Bellingham?

Jul 23 2015


This is about as good as it gets.  

How better to tell the truth than by song?


Jul 06 2015

THE FIGHT CONTINUES – STOP TPP is an action campaign to Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

OCCUPY BELLINGHAM joined this fight in December 2012 at the Peace Arch for a cross border rally.  We invite you to join.


At the Peace Arch Park – December 2012

occupy bannerTPP-BORDER RALLY



OCCUPY BELLINGHAM worked hard to prevent the passage of “FAST TRACK”.  Since it passed we now have our work cut out for us to defeat the entire TPP.  This will be a heavy lift as Larsen, DelBene, Murray and Cantwell were in favor of FAST TRACK and very possibly will be in favor of the entire deal.  In order to stop the TPP we need to act quickly and in solidarity with people in other countries. This massive trade agreement is a high priority for transnational corporations, and they are working fast to make it law.

A good web site to watch the news unravel is Flush the TPP.  They will have the latest information and updates.  And you will find out what actions are necessary.  Stay tuned for latest actions from OCCUPY BELLINGHAM newsletter and Facebook page.

Since the “Battle in Seattle,” the World Trade Organization has had an impossible time moving forward, as was seen in the failure of the Millennial and Doha Rounds of the WTO. People also stopped the Free Trade Area of the Americas and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment. And at least 14 other corporate trade agreements have not been completed because of widespread public opposition. This is hopeful news, and together we can stop the TPP also, which will be a tremendous victory for the people against transnational corporate power!



Nothing could be more true



Jun 29 2015


So many people are harmed by war.  We don’t seem to have learned that lesson yet. Literally millions of innocent people are harmed by displacement, starvation to name a few outcomes of war. It is also true that our soldiers who serve in our military are wounded by actions taken in war.  

No amount of training and brain washing in boot camps can alter the fact that harming another soul results in harm to self.  We now have a name for this injury, PTSD.  Our vets come home to little support from our government and many get lost in this society they helped “protect”.

No man or woman should have to bear this burden under the false banner of “freedom”.  Watch the video and weep.

How can we change this story?  See you at the PEACE VIGIL on Friday’s at 4:00 pm


Jun 19 2015

ACT OUT! INTERVIEW with Kshama and others

ACT OUT was the only media at the rally!

It was awesome!




Jun 09 2015


Corporate Domination of Food Threatens Cultural Identities

By Dr. Mercola at 


Many Westerners may have forgotten any ancestral traditions revolving around food. But for American Indians, Hawaiians, Maori, Mexicans, and many others, food still has a special role within their culture and history.

Genetically engineered (GE) foods, which are not only altered in various unnatural ways, are also patented. Farmers must pay user fees to plant them and are prohibited from saving the seeds for the next season.

This unnatural system threatens not only biodiversity and environmental health, it also threatens cultures and the cultural identity of peoples around the world.

May 13 2015


Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern University) looked at more than 20 years worth of data to answer a simple question: Does the government represent the people?

Their study took data from nearly 2000 public opinion surveys and compared it to the policies that ended up becoming law. In other words, they compared what the public wanted to what the government actually did. What they found was extremely unsettling: The opinions of 90% of Americans have essentially no impact at all.

Check this new video from RepresentUs

It appears on this web site with more information.


Apr 17 2015


I’m not sure we will win if we don’t begin.

So I realign my mind to the sky and occupy visions.

Music by Sariyah Idan, Images by Michael Gould-Wartofsky. Edited by Sariyah Idan. Composed by Sam Zeines and Sariyah Idan.


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