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Corporate Fish In A Wretched Bay — Report From Rio+20

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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 them…

Occupiers Continue Their Tangle With The State

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 to…

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 spokesman…

The 99 Revolutions

by Nicholas Triolo Chapman Photos by Igal Koshevoy A simple lap around Chapman Square one evening turns into an extended meditation on rhythm, global resistance, and the discovery of meaning in the monotonous. Friday night. Freshly ejected from work and suffering from a serious case of the Digieye. You know what I’m talking about—dry, cloudy…

Symbolism of the Cascadian Flag

Bioregional flag of Cascadia, lovingly referred to as “the doug”

By Alexander Baretich I designed the Cascadian flag, aka the Doug, way back in the mid 1990s when I was a graduate student studying in Eastern Europe.  Though I totally love the people, cultures and landscape of Eastern Europe, I was deeply homesick for the forests of Cascadia, specifically the Willamette Valley forests I grew…

Once Hopeful — Reports from Rio+20

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 world.…

Occupy Will Be Back

Photo by Michael Mitarnowski

This article originally appeared at Truthdig. By Chris Hedges In every conflict, insurgency, uprising and revolution I have covered as a foreign correspondent, the power elite used periods of dormancy, lulls and setbacks to write off the opposition. This is why obituaries for the Occupy movement are in vogue. And this is why the next…