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Climate Change and the Next U.S. Revolution

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July 29, 2012
Photo by joyofresistance

By Shamus Cooke The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good. The heat wave has helped convince tens of millions of Americans that climate change is real,...
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Another Portland Homeowner Stands Strong Against Modern Redlining

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July 28, 2012
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Story and Photos by Pete Shaw When the clock ticks past midnight into Saturday July 28th the Multnomah County Sheriff will be able to enforce an eviction notice issued by the Circuit Court of Multnomah County on the house of Annette Steele of 4022 NE 14th Avenue. But Steele, her family, her friends, and her...
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Occupy Portland Elder Caucus Meets with the Mayor’s Office to Discuss Police Abuse

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July 28, 2012
Photo by Laurel Arwen

By Lauren Paulson On May Day, 2012 Portland police abuse was chillingly captured on camera throughout Portland that day.  This resonated with Occupy Portland’s senior group, The Elder Caucus.  Immediately, thereafter, members of The Elder Caucus coalesced with a purpose to address Portland’s problem of police abuse directly with the Mayor’s office. First, the...
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Housing Justice Activist Cameron Whitten Ends Hunger Strike

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July 27, 2012
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Story and video by Mungen Cakes.  Photos by Paul. Citing concessions from and ongoing negotiations with the City of Portland, Cameron Whitten ended his hunger strike today with an event he called “The Big Eat”. He gave a speech in front of city hall at 10 am culminating in a ceremonial bite from a...
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Community Groups In Solidarity Against FBI Raids

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July 26, 2012
Photo by Pete Shaw

By Pete Shaw A growing number of groups, many of which are based in Portland, have signed on to a statement written by the Committee Against Political Repression condemning the FBI’s recent raids against activists in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle. During the raids the FBI seized computers, black clothing, and anarchist literature. The most...
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The People Cook Up New Approaches to Global Warming

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July 26, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw If you’ve got the green, being green seems to be all the rage these days. You can hop in your Prius with some canvas shopping bags, head to the rainwater recycling, solar-powered supermarket, buy some Coca-Cola in a reduced plastic bottle and, while enjoying your caffeine high, feel...
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Book Review: Occupy the Economy

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July 25, 2012
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By Shamus Cooke Any book with “Occupy” in the title should be read with great skepticism. Richard Wolff is prepared to attack such suspicion in his book “Occupy the Economy, Challenging Capitalism”. The book has an additional challenge that invites extra suspicion: Richard Wolff writes as an unabashed socialist, and socialists have an awful...
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Occupy Homes MN Victory: Developing a Cure for Bank Blight?

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July 24, 2012
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This story orginally appeared on the website for Occupy Homes MN (Minnesota). By Susan Kukichi and Anthony Newby After a five-year battle over now-illegal lending practices, a bank error that dropped her from a loan modification program, and a campaign with Occupy Homes MN, north Minneapolis homeowner Ruby Brown has received a mortgage renegotiation...
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How to Kill the Internet

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July 23, 2012
Media tent from the Occupy Portland camp.  Photo by Paul.

By the Crew at Riseup.net Around the world, there is a magic formula for passing laws to severely limit internet freedom: claim that you must block and monitor traffic in order to prevent child pornography. If you are like me, your impulse is to stop reading right now. There is nothing that I would...
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Irreformable Corruption, Rebellious Cities, Commerce, and Coal Trains

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July 21, 2012
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By Nicholas Caleb Through a process of losing confidence that has spanned my twenties, I’ve finally given up on national politics and find it incapable of being reformed through existing institutional reform mechanisms (except maybe a constitutional amendment coming from a state driven convention; different can of worms for a different post). The lack...
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