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Restoring Trust: Breaking ICE’s Hold

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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 with…

American Autumn: an Occudoc

Occupy Miami was forcibly evicted from Stephen P. Clark Government Center on January 31.

This article is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published in the Occupied Wall Street Journal. American Autumn: an Occudoc from Dennis Trainor Jr on Vimeo. Shot on the front lines and meeting spaces of the Occupy movement in NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC from the earliest days through the end of January…

Obamacare Victory Prescription for Left Defeat

by Shamus Cooke The political victory for President Obama in the Supreme Court has created an interesting shift in American politics. More important than the blow against his Republican opponent has been the re-energizing of Obama’s base–a loose coalition of liberals, labor and leftists. Many in these groups were lured into supporting Obamacare because of…

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 moved…

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 victimless…

Occupy St. Johns Goes Postal

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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 up…

What the Flag Means to Me

by S. Brian Wilson I was probably seven years old before it really sunk in that everybody in my town was not celebrating my birthday on July 4. It was an exciting day with parades, picnics, fireworks and, in my case, special birthday parties and gifts. I lived much of my young life with the…

#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

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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 was…

Occupy 2, Portland Police Bureau 0

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 a…

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 judge…