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A Letter to Mayor Sam Adams and his Portland Police

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June 10, 2012
A Letter to Mayor Sam Adams and his Portland Police

by The Organizers To Mayor Sam Adams, Portland Police: People of the City of Portland, representing all walks of life, will gather in Pioneer Square at 7:00pm on June 11, 2012 to express solidarité with people in Québec and around the world who are asserting their rights to education without lifelong debt-slavery. This event...
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Eviction Court

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June 9, 2012
Eviction Court

by Lauren Paulson Eviction Court Any way you look at it, you don’t want to be there. Eviction Court. First floor of the Multnomah County Courthouse. It is a desultory place. The welcome mat is not there for you. To get in you have to get naked. Well almost. There is a gauntlet of...
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How the Democrats Exploit Occupy

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June 9, 2012
How the Democrats Exploit Occupy

By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer There has been much talk about attempts by various organizations such as the Democratic Party and some top officials in organized labor to co-opt Occupy in order to steer this movement in directions beneficial to themselves. Such attempts can hardly be surprising, given the use that many in...
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CISPA Follows SOPA in Attacking Internet Freedom

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June 8, 2012
CISPA Follows SOPA in Attacking Internet Freedom

This article is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published in the Boston Occupier. by Kendra Moyer The Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was drafted by Representative Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) with the stated intention of protecting consumers and business owners by reducing intellectual property theft, identity theft, and perceived “cyber threats.” The...
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Let’s Take Uncle Sam and Uncle Scrooge off Life-Support (Us)

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June 7, 2012
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By Elona Trogub Capitalists are great at making money but they’re terrible at predicting the future. All those dollar signs get in the way of seriously looking at the long-term consequences of their actions. Our government is run by and for capitalists. That’s why the U.S. spends half of the global total on militarization....
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Imagining the Post-Occupy Social Movement

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June 7, 2012
Imagining the Post-Occupy Social Movement

by Shamus Cooke If one were to honestly assess Occupy’s current strengths and weaknesses as a movement, confusion must be the inevitable result. This is because Occupy is not one movement, but an umbrella term that encompasses several different groups that have varied aims, organizational structures, and gaping theoretical differences. Occupy may not be...
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From Montreal: An Open Letter to the Mainstream Media

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June 6, 2012
Photo by scottmontreal

You are a little late to the party, and you are still missing the mark a lot of the time, but in the past few days you have published some not-entirely-terrible articles and op-eds about what’s happening in Quebec right now. Some of you have even started mentioning that when people are rounded up...
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PDX Bike Swarm to Lead Kickoff Ride for Annual Portland Pedalpalooza Bike Festival

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June 5, 2012
Photo by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland.org

By Hart Noecker On Thursday, June 7th at 6pm, in the South Park Blocks near Portland State University, the PDX Bike Swarm will lead the Kickoff Ride for Portland’s annual 3+ week long mega-event PEDALPALOOZA, and as in years past the turnout is expected to be well in the hundreds for this ride alone....
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What Kind of Job Creation Do We Need?

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June 4, 2012
What Kind of Job Creation Do We Need?

by Mark Vorpahl In this presidential election year, when the outcome hinges on the economy, the phrases “job creation” and “job creators” are quick to roll off the candidates’ tongues. It is not hard to see why. With up to 24 million unemployed and underemployed, and those working subject to the downward pressure this...
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NATO 2012: Dissidents vs. The War Machine

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June 4, 2012
Love vs Hate

Story and Photographs by @CarrieFoTruth When I left for the NATO summit, I expected the police in Chicago were going to be oppressive against protesters, if not downright violent. There had been quite a bit of media buzz around the Chicago Police Department having spent a million dollars on riot and tactical gear, as...
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