Tag: ALEC

#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

Members of the Cruz family and Occupy Homes MN hold up petitions of support signed by 175,000 people. Photo: Occupy Homes MN

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 Cruz family was rebuffed by PNC Bank, Rio + 20 was mic-checked and #occupied, Egyptians took to the streets to demand an election and…

An Open Letter to Oregon Legislators

by Stephanie Hampton Dear Oregon legislator, As you may know, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has received a great deal of negative press in the mainstream as well as alternative media to the point where ALEC membership has become a distinct public relations and election year liability.  Corporations and nonprofits as well as state legislators…

M1 Liveblog: May Day

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This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. [View the story “May Day: Live Blog” on Storify] May Day: Live Blog Live reporting of events for May Day actions in Portland, Oregon, and beyond. Storified by Adam Rothstein · Mon,…

An EPIC Lawsuit to Protect Education Privacy

by Kris Alman The sub-title of an article in the current issue of the Atlantic Monthly, The Data-Driven Parent, asks, “Will statistical analytics make for healthier, happier babies—or more anxious adults?” I think it’s only a matter of time before the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, the bible for psychiatrists, includes data-driven madness. But before that, the…

Occupy Sports: Corporate Tax Dodgerball

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  By Pete Shaw Armed solely with their cunning, chicanery, deceit, campaign donations/bribes, lobbyists, owned representatives at various levels of government, and general sociopathy, a group of corporate CEOs nearly ran the table in the Tax Day Dodgerball Competition this afternoon at Terry Schrunk Plaza. With a deft display of the peculiar brand of socialism…

From Stand Your Ground To ALEC in a Few Easy Steps

This story is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published in the Occupied Wall Street Journal. Lisa Graves and Nick Surgey Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, which Trayvon Martin’s killer is using to shield himself from arrest – with the full complicity of the Sanford Police Department – became the template for “model” legislation endorsed and…

Occupy DC Closes Monsanto for Shut Down the Corporations

This article is from the Occupied Media news wire. It was originally published over at the Occupied Washington Times. By Michael Goldman Braving torrential rain, police violence, and a sea of red paint used for street theater, around 50 Occupy DC occupiers and their allies blockaded Monsanto’s downtown D.C. office for almost two hours. The protest…

Getting from A to B

By David Glenn Cox It was just a few hours of one day, February 29th. It was leap day in downtown Portland and we were gathering under the Burnside Bridge and being Portland, it was raining. I’m learning a little about this town now: Portland is unique it is a quiet city, quiet and unhurried.…