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Occupy St. Johns Goes Postal

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July 13, 2012
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Rallies to Demand an End to US Postal Service Cuts Story and photos by Pete Shaw Imagine you run a small business, or even a large one. Now imagine a law is passed that requires you to prepay the health care of your employees for the next 75 years. Your company, should sales be...
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#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

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July 11, 2012
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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 National Gathering culminated in a gathering at Independence Mall, TPP was exposed as the latest NAFTA/SOPA nightmare, a Romney fundraiser hosted by David Koch...
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Occupy 2, Portland Police Bureau 0

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July 10, 2012
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by Mungen Cakes Two occupiers arrested during the events on May Day had a winning day in court on July 9, 2012. The trials for Mr. 60 and Tommy “tboypdx” Murray, a well known streamer and member of the opdxlive, were held in Room 124 of the Multnomah County Courthouse and presided over by...
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Hearings for Occupy’s “Speedy Trials” Drag On

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July 9, 2012
Hearings for Occupy’s “Speedy Trials” Drag On

by Jackie Miller The afternoon of Friday, July 6 was yet another hearing for over seventy activists arrested at protests ranging from October 13 to May 24. All the defendants’ charges were dropped to violations which, in Multnomah County, denies them access to court-appointed attorneys and jury trials. The afternoon began unhappily when the...
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#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

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July 6, 2012
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This week in Occupy, the Occupy National Gathering is under way in Philadelphia, Los Angeles rejects Wal-mart, hundreds marched on California’s capitol to demand a foreclosure moratorium and two Brazilian activists pay with their lives for speaking at the People’s Summit in Rio. #The Occupy National Gathering is in full swing in Philadelphia until...
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PCASC and Enlace Insist: Wells Fargo, Divest from Private Prisons

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July 6, 2012
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Action Recap of Monday June 25, 2012 By Grace Schoenlake A city-wide letter drop in support of prison divestment was undertaken by community members and activists from the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC) and Enlace at eight Wells Fargo branches on Monday, June 25.  PCASC and Enlace, both involved in the national Prison...
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Occupy is Dead — Long Live Bike Swarm! We Ride This Friday!

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July 5, 2012
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By GyroProtagonist Occupy is dead! This is what the media would like us to believe. Even some in the movement have taken to proclaiming this. Clearly, the old encampment is no more. In that sense, Occupy is indeed no longer. But to judge whether a movement is alive or not based on the status...
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TPP: Free Trade Detritus Swells Pacific Rim

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July 5, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw Another year, another so-called free trade agreement. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is almost 20, while its younger sibling, the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) is nearing seven years old. They sure grow up fast, don’t they? And now coming down the pike is the...
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Day 30: Cameron Whitten Adjusts Agenda, Presses On

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July 4, 2012
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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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