- A coalition of western senators, including Oregon’s Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, are lobbying to increase logging in national forests, including Mt. Hood National Forest.
- Law and Disorder is this weekend. The conference, which highlights the prison-industrial complex and state attempts at repression will be going on at Portland State University. We’ll be tabling there, so come by and bother us.
- One woman is found alive in the rubble of the Bangladeshi garment factory near Dhaka that collapsed last month, surviving 17 days in the collapsed building. Despite this, the death toll from this disaster has now reached 1,000.
- Students are occupying the President’s office of Cooper Union, protesting a board of trustees’ decision to charge tuition for what has been a free university for 154 years. The occupiers have a Twitter account you can follow here.
- Both St. Louis and Detroit have reported fast food worker strikes this week, with an expected 100 workers in Detroit expected to walk off the job today. Similar strikes have occurred in New York City and Chicago.
- Member’s of Syria’s anti-Assad opposition are increasingly defecting to Jabhat al-Nusra, a radical Islamic group that is better equipped and financed, according to reports.
- A jury in Uruguay has sentenced a general to 28 years in prison, finding him guilty of the killing of an imprisoned communist professor in 1974.
- TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, has filed suit in Oklahoma, attempting to bar the group Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance from “organizing, communicating, encouraging or inciting resistance.”