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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

An enlightening nascent blog from Doug Parrow

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Doug Parrow is one of our unsung Salem advocates for a saner, better transportation system. He has a blog that he describes as "nascent" and he comments on that thusly:
One definition of nascent is "just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential." Certainly the blog is consistent with the first part of that definition. Time will tell whether that also is the case with respect to the second part of the definition.
If a few of the posts are up to the standard he sets here then it's already shown and delivered on some great potential.
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Another must-see from Salem Progressive Film Series

Salem Progressive Film Series

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7 p.m.
Grand Theatre-191 High Street NE, Salem (corner of Court and High St)

Secrecy

This film is about the vast, invisible world of government secrecy. By focusing on classified secrets and the government’s ability to put information out of sight if it would harm national security, this film explores the tensions between our safety as a nation, and our ability to function as a democracy. Secrecy can throw into the dark our system of justice and derail the balance of power between the executive branch and the rest of government. And we have learned that under the veil of classification, even our leaders can give in to dangerous impulses.

Guest Speaker: Steven T. Wax, Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon

Mr. Wax represented Portland attorney Brandon Mayfield, who was accused of bombing the communter train in Spain in 2001. And Mr. Wax represented men held as "enemy combatants' in Guantanamo.

For more information:
www.salemprogressfilms.net or 503-385-1876 or 503-779-5288