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Gina Ronning

A Contemplation on the Building Blocks of a Successful Movement

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November 14, 2012
Photo by Bette Lee

By Gina Ronning The Portland Action Lab is currently embarking on what is sure to be a difficult conversation exploring group purpose, structure, and other aspects of self-evaluation. This dialogue is a crucial component for any group in assessing success and goal achievement. How meaningful this discussion will be is entirely dependent upon the...
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Radical Geometry: A Constructive Critique of the Radical March on May Day

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May 9, 2012
Radical Geometry: A Constructive Critique of the Radical March on May Day

by Gina Ronning OK radicals–it’s time to sit down and have a serious conversation on what it means to have strategy and tactics in a political action. First, for those more timid about challenging the status quo I feel it imperative to remind our citizenry that despite local ordinances the right to peacefully assemble...
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The Devil Came To Occupy: Understanding Positive & Negative Truth

February 11, 2012
The Devil Came To Occupy: Understanding Positive & Negative Truth

by Gina Ronning I have seen the devil in Occupy, and that devil came in the form of negative truth. There are many truths in this world, but this does not mean that we must sacrifice our desire for unity to the God of extreme relativism. Each truth leads down a path of its...
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Political Science 101 For Those Confused By The Occupy Movement

January 2, 2012
Political Science 101 For Those Confused By The Occupy Movement

by Gina Ronning The Occupy movement has been a catalyst for much needed national discourse on the issues of corporate greed and political corruption. More importantly, this discourse is coming from those most affected by the actions of self-driven profiteering businesses, which have long sought to silence this discourse. However, unsustainable practices will inevitably...
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The Biggest Occupation Ever

December 16, 2011
The Biggest Occupation Ever

by Gina Ronning On December 16th, a flash mob organized by the Occupy Everywhere Campaign marched to the ‘Black Box’ building, the home of the Portland Business Alliance, and occupied its lobby with a miniature Occupy Portland diorama. The Portland Business Alliance was occupied because of its commitment to the agenda’s of the one...
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