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#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…

Should a New Revolution Rely Solely on New Media?

This article is from the Occupied News Wire. It originally appeared in the Occupied Wall Street Journal. by Ed Sutton When I first moved to Switzerland five years ago, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I would be doing here or how long I would stay. So I packed relatively light, and for the…

People and Power: The Koch Brothers

This item is from the Occupied Media Wire. It was originally published on Occupy.com. This al-Jazeera documentary exposes Charles and David Koch, radical libertarians who use their money to oppose government and virtually all regulation as interference with the free market. They are each worth about $25 billion, which makes them the fourth richest Americans.…

Taking the Long View on Longview

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By Eric Gee We had started on a Saturday night, only a handful of us talking back and forth on email, and it went on well into the dark hours of Sunday morning–type email address, copy, paste, send, type email address, copy, paste, send, again and again until my fingers were sore. I was one…

#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

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This week in Occupy, the Occupy National Gathering is under way in Philadelphia, Los Angeles rejects Wal-mart, hundreds marched on California’s capitol to demand a foreclosure moratorium and two Brazilian activists pay with their lives for speaking at the People’s Summit in Rio. #The Occupy National Gathering is in full swing in Philadelphia until July…

PCASC and Enlace Insist: Wells Fargo, Divest from Private Prisons

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Action Recap of Monday June 25, 2012 By Grace Schoenlake A city-wide letter drop in support of prison divestment was undertaken by community members and activists from the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC) and Enlace at eight Wells Fargo branches on Monday, June 25.  PCASC and Enlace, both involved in the national Prison Divestment…

TPP: Free Trade Detritus Swells Pacific Rim

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Story and photos by Pete Shaw Another year, another so-called free trade agreement. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is almost 20, while its younger sibling, the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) is nearing seven years old. They sure grow up fast, don’t they? And now coming down the pike is the Trans-Pacific…