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Kathryn Kendall

Occupy Northeast: The Coffee Shop

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May 23, 2012
Occupy Northeast: The Coffee Shop

by Kendall Reflections is a coffee shop where people meet to change the world. It’s a meeting space, book store, theatre, art gallery, music venue, and park. It’s one of the few places in Portland where people can buy African-American greeting cards and cowrie shells, fridge magnets and baskets. It’s a place to play...
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Reading Now to Dismantle Police State Sooner

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May 19, 2012
Reading Now to Dismantle Police State Sooner

by Kendall Sometimes the right book can set a city on fire. The right book at the right time can fuel action that isn’t just politically-correct lip-service, but action that makes change happen. A group of about 30 people spent the last six weeks reading and discussing Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass...
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M1: Police-Free Zone: What Peace Looks Like

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May 3, 2012
M1: Police-Free Zone: What Peace Looks Like

This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. by K. Kendall Alicia Jackson has come home. Banksters stole her home and intimidated her into leaving it voluntarily, but she’s fighting the process. With the support of her community, she...
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Surprise! Occupy Portland Celebrates Manning, Shuts Down Recruiters

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April 25, 2012
Surprise! Occupy Portland Celebrates Manning, Shuts Down Recruiters

by Pete Shaw, K. Kendall, and Elona Trogub The US government considers Army private first class Bradley Manning a threat. Such a threat, in fact, that he was held in military prison for over one and a half years–including 10 months in virtual solitary confinement–before being arraigned. Chanting “Free Bradley Manning!” and urging potential...
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Teacher Given Jail Time Urges, “Don’t Be Intimidated”

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April 20, 2012
Teacher Given Jail Time Urges, “Don’t Be Intimidated”

By K. Kendall Father and middle school teacher Jonathan Zook is not guilty of resisting arrest; not guilty of disorderly conduct; not guilty of assault, according to a jury of six. However the jury concluded on April 19, 2012, after two days and a morning of testimony, that Zook is guilty of “interfering with...
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Zook Trial Day 2: Kids Are The 99% Too!

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April 19, 2012
Jonathan Zook tells his story of the events surrounding his arrest.  Photo by Kendall.

By Kendall If you’re wondering what it’s like to watch the cops rush your father, rough him up and haul him off to jail in the middle of what you imagined to be a peaceable exercise of your First Amendment rights, Jonathan Zook’s 11-year-old son can give you one answer. Zook, a middle school teacher...
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“Shame!” on Parkrose School Board

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April 18, 2012
“Shame!” on Parkrose School Board

By Meredith Reese, with reporting by K. Kendall “Shame on you!” demonstrators chanted, as the Parkrose School District, led by Superintendent Karen Fischer Gray, said NO to teachers. A supportive community of some fifty people, including representatives of Occupy Portland and Jobs With Justice, expressed support for teachers who say they will strike as...
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Got Foreclosure? Just Say No

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April 10, 2012
Got Foreclosure? Just Say No

By K. Kendall Don’t be afraid. Don’t let the cops, the sheriffs, and the banks intimidate you. If your house has been marked for foreclosure, fight back–don’t let them take it. Above all, don’t leave your home. There is an organized, energized, nationwide community that will stand with you to occupy your home. This...
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A Heartbeat for the Movement

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April 9, 2012
A Heartbeat for the Movement

by Adam Sherburne in conversation with K. Kendall Originally from the bay area, Adam Sherburne is a musician who fought the music industry and most things American for over 20 years with his projects “Consolidated” and Free Music! Stop America! “I call myself a trans-jester, because we’ve had countless jesters, like we’ve had countless...
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Occupy Trimet: Save Public Transit

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April 5, 2012
photo by Kendall

by K. Kendall TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane is directing TriMet as a corporation and not as a public service, according to James, an Occupier whose wife, daughter, and granddaughter have all been TriMet drivers. “He’s giving the fare inspectors quotas,” James says with outrage. “They have to give four citations an hour from now...
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