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Let’s Take Uncle Sam and Uncle Scrooge off Life-Support (Us)

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June 7, 2012
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By Elona Trogub Capitalists are great at making money but they’re terrible at predicting the future. All those dollar signs get in the way of seriously looking at the long-term consequences of their actions. Our government is run by and for capitalists. That’s why the U.S. spends half of the global total on militarization....
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Boys in Blue

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April 12, 2012
Boys in Blue

By Elona Trogub The Patchwork family band came together during the turbulent times of the Occupy Portland camp. Musicians from all over gathered together to write songs, providing the soundtrack for the revolution in the parks of Chapman and Lownsdale. Nary a bench lacked a guitar or harmonica to share the truth of the...
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Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein

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March 22, 2012
Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein

by Illona Trogub “You are not poor when you have no money, you are poor when you have nothing to offer…” - Maria Choupis Maria Choupis, a founding member of a cashless goods and service network in Volos, Greece, is beginning to live in a sacred economy. Coincidentally, it’s a topic that packed over...
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Occupy Fashion! The Revolution Will Be Fabulous

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March 19, 2012
Occupy Fashion! The Revolution Will Be Fabulous

By Illona Trogub Sitting on a bench in Chapman Square, Maxwell Hunter stuck out at Occupy Portland. In freshly pressed suit and tie with a laptop perching on his lap, he could have been a normal sight in any downtown park. But he chose our park with the ambiance of chaotic revolution to surround...
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Good Shit with Illona: Sacrifice

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March 14, 2012
Good Shit with Illona: Sacrifice

by illona Trogub This is Part Two of an on-going series about sustainability and what it looks like to actually start living instead of consuming. illona is an immigrant from the former USSR. She dreams of a better world and a united Cascadia. The black, glossy wet asphalt keeps my bike steady as I...
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Good Shit with Illona: Why You Should Come to a Seed Swap

February 24, 2012
Good Shit with Illona: Why You Should Come to a Seed Swap

by Illona Trogub Hey you – yeah you. If you have any sort of lawn around your house, keep reading, lawnslave…. This is the first installment of “Good Shit with Illona”. At some point during the first few weeks of camp, I promised our dear and devoted Livestream watchers that I’d start a video...
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Healthcare Cascadian Style – Notes from the Occupy Portland Health Fair

January 29, 2012
Healthcare Cascadian Style – Notes from the Occupy Portland Health Fair

by illona trogub With one-third of Americans suffering from one of the big seven treatment-needing diseases and one-sixth of Americans being uninsured, corporate healthcare in this country is not working. As the saying goes, “Prevention is the best medicine”. However, there’s not much money to be made by Big Insurance and Big Pharma if...
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The World War Web Rages as Anonymous Hacks the Intertubes

January 28, 2012
The World War Web Rages as Anonymous Hacks the Intertubes

By: illona trogub A bloodless battle rages over the interweb netterspace. Where once proud but downtrodden citizens picked up their guns and pointed them directly at those who wished them ill, now we see masked avengers who, behind closed doors, fire millions of tiny ping packages at their enemies. Along with publicly releasing the...
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Liveblog: LIVE FROM EUGENE on Anti-Eviction Action Night

December 22, 2011
Liveblog: LIVE FROM EUGENE on Anti-Eviction Action Night

Hey everybody – Illona here. The Portland Occupier is branching out to support our sister occupations in Cascadia. Tonight, I’ll be reporting from Occupy Eugene on their anti-eviction action night. There isn’t a set deadline for the eviction, as reported in the Register Guard, Eugene police said they have no firm deadline for campers’...
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