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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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Labor, Environmentalists Come Together To Build On Common Ground

June 27, 2012
Jeremy Hays, Jana Gastellum, and Ben Nelson at the labor and environmental workshop.  Photo by Pete.

By Pete Shaw Labor unions and environmentalists have sometimes been at each other’s throats. A workshop on jobs and the climate held June 20 at Musician’s Union Hall in Northeast Portland was about building common ground and strategies for the two groups to work together for some shared goals, as they did when their...
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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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Corporate Fish In A Wretched Bay — Report From Rio+20

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June 26, 2012
corporatefish

Story and photos Kari Koch The fish on the Botafogo Beach in Rio have been getting a lot of attention this week and many beautiful pictures have been posted proclaiming the genius of building lovely art out of plastic water bottles. I too was interested in these fish and today went to go see...
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Occupiers Continue Their Tangle With The State

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June 25, 2012
Deputy District Attorney Brian Lowney explains the procedure for getting access to police video -- "It's actually $31 -- not $35."

Story and photos by Paul Cone, with additional reporting by Jackie Miller. Updated 7:58 p.m. Occupy Portland defendants waded through another hearing Monday afternoon in Judge Cheryl Albrecht’s Multnomah County court, with many arguments made, but no cases dismissed or trial dates set.  Highlights of the day included a defense motion by attorney Pete Castleberry...
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Occupied Chicago Tribune: Our Response to the 1% Tribune Company’s Attempt to Seize Our Domain Names

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June 25, 2012
We haven’t tried to seize Trib Tower, so why are they after our home? (Photo: Mark Danielson, Creative Commons)

This story was originally published in the Occupied Chicago Tribune. In the 8 months since the Occupied Chicago Tribune started publishing as media for the 99 percent, we have been threatened with a lawsuit, challenged on our right to publish and even been told that using the letter ‘T’ in our name could be legally disputed. But...
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The NYPD Rewrites History

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June 24, 2012
The NYPD Rewrites History

This article is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published on Occupy.com. by Josh Sterns After serving as the epicenter for press suppression and journalist arrests over the last nine months, the NYPD is trying to rewrite history and pretend like nothing ever happened. On Friday, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and NYPD...
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Poor Under Attack To Make Way For The Olympics — Report from Rio+20

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June 23, 2012
Photo by Kari

By Kari Koch On Wednesday I toured a community call Autodromo that is facing gentrification from the 2016 Olympics. Autodromo is a favela on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro that has existed as a home since 1967. A favela is simply a community that lacks basic infrastructure, is steeped in poverty, and doesn’t...
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Once Hopeful — Reports from Rio+20

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June 22, 2012
Photo by Paul

Portland Occupier Kari Koch has made her way to Rio +20 in Brazil as part of the Grassroots Global Justice delegation. There is a UN Conference on Sustainable Development happening, which is based on false solutions and exploitation. She is attending the People’s Summit with workers, peasants, indigenous folks, and movement leaders from around the...
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Show Me What Solidarity Looks Like

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June 18, 2012
Photo by Paul

By Arlo Watching several hundred protesters bang pots & pans together in solidarity with Quebec on a Monday evening,  marching around the square and clamoring loudly in front of both mainstream media and livestream cameras alike, one might be tempted to conclude that Occupy in Portland continues to be a powerful and persuasive force...
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