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The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria

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August 5, 2012
The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria

by Shamus Cooke The U.S. media has made its intentions clear: the ‘rebels’ attacking Syria’s government must have more support to advance Syria’s “revolution.”  This was the result of the much-hyped advance of Syria’s rebels into the country’s two largest cities, which the western media portrayed as a defining moment in global democracy. But...
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Celebrating the 14th Amendment: Long May It Stand?

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August 4, 2012
Celebrating the 14th Amendment: Long May It Stand?

by Michael Hulshof-Schmidt On July 9, 1868 the 14th Amendment was passed to the United States Constitution.  Not only did the 14th Amendment overturn one of the worst U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the Dred Scott case which precluded African Americans from voting by denying them the status of U.S. citizenship, it also helped to pave the...
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Houston Janitors Strike for Economic Justice

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August 3, 2012
Houston Janitors Strike for Economic Justice

by Mark Vorpahl Echoing the story of David vs. Goliath, janitors in Houston are on strike and taking on such corporate giants as JPMorgan Chase and Exxon Mobil in an effort to pressure the janitorial companies they employ to agree to the workers’ modest demands. It is these big business behemoths that are the...
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Extremist 1% Global Attack

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August 2, 2012
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Extremist 1% Global Attack

by Mark Vorpahl An international cabal of corporate lobbyists met behind closed doors in San Diego from July 1 – 7. Their aim was to move the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) toward completion. TPP negotiations have been in process for over two years, yet, until recently, its proposals and agreements have been carefully screened from...
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Targets of the FBI’s Portland Witch Hunt Speak Out, Urge Action

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August 1, 2012
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Report and Photos by Pete Shaw Dennison Williams and Leah-Lynne Plante, two citizens of Portland, have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury investigating anarchists in the Pacific Northwest. The grand jury is convening in Seattle, Washington, and Plante and Williams are scheduled to appear before it on Thursday, August 2nd. Williams stated...
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Chase and CVS Squeeze Local Businesses

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July 31, 2012
Chase and CVS Squeeze Local Businesses

This story is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published in the Occupied Wall Street Journal. by Shepherd Bliss I’ve operated the small artisan Kokopelli Farm, which grows mainly berries, for the last 20 years. It is located a couple of miles from small-town Sebastopol’s downtown commons in Northern California. Our town...
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Hey Portland, Let’s Give Nature Some Rights and Create A Movement in the Process

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July 30, 2012
Photo by Eva Soto.

t bottom, it seems, it all comes down to a simple but profound truth: that as long as ecological governance remains in the grip of essentially unregulated (liberal or neoliberal) capitalism—a regime responsible for much if not most of the plunder and theft of our ecological wealth in the last, roughly 150 years—there never...
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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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