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Can Obama Stop Casino Capitalism?

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May 28, 2012
Can Obama Stop Casino Capitalism?

by Shamus Cooke The recent JPMorgan scandal where billions of dollars were lost in risky bets has re-ignited the move to properly regulate the U.S. banking system. Among those asking for new regulations is Robert Reich, former labor secretary to Bill Clinton. Recently Reich made a plea of sorts to President Obama, whom he...
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Real Lessons from the Age of Industrial Violence

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May 27, 2012
Clockwise from top left: Child labor circa 1923; Alexander Berkman addressing the IWW in Union Square, April 1914; depiction of a confrontation during the 1892 Homestead Strike; State Militia entering Homestead, PA. All images in the public domain.

The Gilded Age is very much in the news. In early April, President Obama derided a budget proposal favored by Mitt Romney as “thinly veiled Social Darwinism,” referring to ideas usually associated with such men as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. During his campaign to secure the Republican nomination, Newt Gingrich derided child-labor...
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The First Domino Falls in Greece

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May 26, 2012
The First Domino Falls in Greece

by Shamus Cooke After the last Greek elections rejected austerity and caused a global uproar, early polling indicates that the next Greek elections — scheduled for June 17 — will do the same, albeit with more fury. Greece’s situation is not an isolated event, but a bellwether for the industrial world and beyond. The...
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Strategically Incapacitated in Chi-Town

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May 25, 2012
Strategically Incapacitated in Chi-Town

by David “Däv” O’Bryant The following is my general report on the events of my arrest and detention on May 20th, 2012 during the NATO summit protests in Chicago, Ill. I was arrested at around 4:15 in the back of the main march today in Chicago. I was detained until 11:45. I was walking...
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Statement from PLOC: Militancy for Liberation

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May 24, 2012
Statement from PLOC: Militancy for Liberation

by the Strategy & Vision Cluster of the Portland Liberation Organizing Council download pdf of this document Introduction On May Day 2012, the Black Working Group and the Portland Liberation Organizing Council helped Alicia Jackson liberate her house.  Jackson faced threats from the banks and self-evicted in August of 2011.  Ongoing community organizing, going...
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Occupy Northeast: The Coffee Shop

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May 23, 2012
Occupy Northeast: The Coffee Shop

by Kendall Reflections is a coffee shop where people meet to change the world. It’s a meeting space, book store, theatre, art gallery, music venue, and park. It’s one of the few places in Portland where people can buy African-American greeting cards and cowrie shells, fridge magnets and baskets. It’s a place to play...
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Demogogues and Controversy: Erick Stakelbeck on Islam and Israel at PSU

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May 22, 2012
Demogogues and Controversy: Erick Stakelbeck on Islam and Israel at PSU

by Joel Sjerven Erick Stakelbeck had gained much controversy before coming to speak at Portland State University on Monday, May 14. The week prior to his arrival Students United for Palestinian Rights (SUPER) had put out a call for “all students, faculty, staff, and members of the broader community to join us for a...
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Occupy Journalists Stopped, Searched, Handcuffed & Interrogated at Gunpoint

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May 22, 2012
Occupy Journalists Stopped, Searched, Handcuffed & Interrogated at Gunpoint

This article is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published by Occupy Los Angeles News. by Kevin Gosztola Under cover of the night around twelve police cars stopped five journalists when they were heading back to where they are staying in Chicago during the NATO summit. All five have been covering protests...
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Portland Group CommunityRightsPDX Begins Local Ordinance Campaign

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May 21, 2012
Portland Group CommunityRightsPDX Begins Local Ordinance Campaign

By Susan Rankin and Jocelyn Moore What would you do if your Portland neighborhood was faced with a new industry that would unleash untold environmental, social, and physical damages? Write your legislators? Plead with regulators? Sign petitions? Attend council meetings? Protest? Sadly, time and again, these avenues almost always fail. Established law permits some...
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10 Things Everyone Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement

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May 21, 2012
10 Things Everyone Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement

by Andrew Gavin Marshall The student strikes in Quebec, which began in February and have lasted for three months, involving roughly 175,000 students in the mostly French-speaking Canadian province, have been subjected to a massive provincial and national media propaganda campaign to demonize and dismiss the students and their struggle. The following is a...
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