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Cascadians Drop Banner During Obama Fundraising Visit

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July 24, 2012
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by John Williams Barack Obama has failed to halt any wars and has greatly expanded presidential power, despite promises to carry out different policies than his predecessor George W. Bush. At noon today, several members of the Cascadia Now! Movement gathered across from Obama’s Portland fundraiser event and dropped a large banner depicting a...
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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
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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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Everything For Everyone in Seattle

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July 21, 2012
Everything For Everyone in Seattle

Seattle, WA – Seattle organizers announce a free, two-day, political and cultural festival called Everything for Everyone meant to connect people from around the country interested in taking the spirit of Occupy to a new level, aimed at changing everything. Everything for Everyone will be fertile ground for developing a new political and cultural...
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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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Whither Blows Change? Community Forum on Climate Justice

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July 20, 2012
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Story and photos Pete Shaw Three years ago I was in Haarlem, Netherlands, watching a televised debate on climate change. For a few moments I felt I had bent my balance: something was bothering me, but I could not figure out what it was. And then I realized that the debate was not about...
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Vigil Preempts City Plan to Clean Sidewalk

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July 17, 2012
Vigil Preempts City Plan to Clean Sidewalk

by Crash In yet another demonstration of the people’s rising gumption and grit, the sidewalk in front of Portland City Hall was cleaned up to a shine early Sunday morning. The cleaners included Occupy activists, long-term vigil keepers, one hunger striker, and the unhoused folks who have been sleeping on the edge of the...
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Restoring Trust: Breaking ICE’s Hold

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July 17, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw This does not look good. It is hot at 11 a.m. as I stand under a tree at the Martin Luther King Junior Worker Center, just south of the Interstate 84 overpass. There are about twenty people, all seemingly of Latino descent, awaiting work, nearly all of them...
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Convicted for Conviction

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July 14, 2012
Convicted for Conviction

By Jackie Miller On May Day 2012, Angela Hammit marched in the rain with an umbrella in her right hand and a sign with an anarchy symbol in her left. Like the majority of marchers, she walked through the streets unless the cops pressed the crowd onto the sidewalk. At Salmon and Broadway, she...
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Jail the Banksters!

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July 13, 2012
Jail the Banksters!

by Stephanie Hampton The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all: impunity. ~ Naomi Klein The two-tiered justice system in the United States is made crystal clear in its special treatment of financial sector crimes. If a man should commit the...
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