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Day 30: Cameron Whitten Adjusts Agenda, Presses On

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July 4, 2012
Photo by Paul

By Jerry Bruce After 30 days of going hungry, a thinner, weaker Cameron Whitten had something to say. An expectant crowd of some 70 supporters gathered Sunday night in front of city hall to hear him. “I’m ending my hunger strike,” he said, and the crowd applauded. But after explaining why he’s not satisfied...
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Coming Out Of Rio: Green’s Dead, Movement’s Alive

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July 3, 2012
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Story and photo by Kari Koch We all knew it, but now it’s official. The Green Economy and the green-washing of industry is not going to solve the global climate crisis, protect our communities from harm, or manage our common resources. Most importantly though, Rio+20 has made it clear that a Green Economy is...
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Cascadia: Is There Hope?

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July 3, 2012
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By Elona Trogub The Cascadian flag attached to my bicycle looks like a big blue, white, and green jib as I join about one hundred others in the kick-off to Pedalpalooza on June 7. I fly the Cascadia flag from my bicycle because it gives me hope. Instead of telling people that I live...
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The De-Politicizing of the Olympics

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July 2, 2012
The De-Politicizing of the Olympics

This article is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published in the Occupied Times. by the Editors of the Occupied Times illustration by Alex Charnley In Ancient Greece, power was centred around numerous city-states (poleis) acting as distinct political bodies. These poleis were perpetually at war with one another, but also traded together,...
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Fighting for the Soul of the Carpenter’s Union

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July 1, 2012
Fighting for the Soul of the Carpenter’s Union

by Shamus Cooke All working people should pay attention to the egregious assault on union democracy happening in the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of the Carpenters Union, covering all Carpenter’s Locals in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, and Montana. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters has a proud history and should take immediate action to overturn...
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No Nukes NW Action: Shut Down, Not Meltdown!

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June 30, 2012
No Nukes NW Action: Shut Down, Not Meltdown!

by Beth Rakoncay May 5, 2012 – Japan shut down all 52 nuclear reactors following Fukushima, the worst meltdown in history last year. June 7, 2012 – About 70 women, including 10 women from Fukushima,  did a “die-in” in front of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence to protest against the restart of Ooi Nuclear...
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Money, Power, and Politics

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June 29, 2012
Illustration by Warren Croce

By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer There has been much recent talk about the impact of money on politics, especially in the wake of the Citizens United ruling that ratcheted up the role of corporate money in political campaigns. Organized labor was quick to blame this ruling for its defeat in Wisconsin. Many assume...
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PDX Bike Swarm Rides In Opposition To The Columbia River Crossing

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June 28, 2012
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By Hart Noecker On Sunday, June 24, 2012 the PDX Bike Swarm rode through Portland Sunday Parkways in opposition to the Columbia River Crossing, a 10-12 lane, 9 mile long, $4-10 BILLION dollar proposed mega-freeway from Oregon to Washington. For those unfamiliar, Portland Sunday Parkways is a 9 mile loop of streets closed to...
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Rally for Our Water, Not Nestlé’s

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June 28, 2012
Photo by Pete

Story and Photos by Pete Shaw Governor Kitzhaber got a message. A very loud message from 120 people in Schrunk Plaza demanding Nestlé not be allowed to plunder water from the Columbia River Gorge, chanting “Water is a human right! Don’t let Nestlé win this fight!” Nestlé wants to erect a bottling plant in the gorge and...
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#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

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June 27, 2012
Members of the Cruz family and Occupy Homes MN hold up petitions of support signed by 175,000 people. Photo: Occupy Homes MN

This story is from the Occupied News Wire.  It originally appeared in the Occupied Wall Street Journal. YOUR WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF OCCUPY MOVEMENT NEWS By Jennifer Sacks This week in Occupy, the Cruz family was rebuffed by PNC Bank, Rio + 20 was mic-checked and #occupied, Egyptians took to the streets to demand an election...
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