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What Really Happened at the Montréal May Day Protest? From Peaceful Protest to Police Brutality

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May 5, 2012
What Really Happened at the Montréal May Day Protest? From Peaceful Protest to Police Brutality

by Andrew Gavin Marshall On May 1, 2012, thousands of students and other protesters took to the streets for the Anti-Capitalist rally in downtown Montréal. I attended the protest with a couple friends, and having read the “news” emanating from the “stenographers of power” (the mainstream media), it’s important to set the record straight...
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Community Responds to May Day Police Brutality

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May 4, 2012
Community Responds to May Day Police Brutality

by Mungen Cakes Members of the May Day Coalition and Portland Liberation Organizing Council held a press conference May 4th on the steps of the Justice Center in downtown Portland to denounce the police brutality perpetrated by the Portland Police Bureau during the May Day protests. Led by PLOC spokeswoman Kari Koch, representatives of...
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M1: Striking Students Provide a Lesson in Democracy

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May 3, 2012
M1: Striking Students Provide a Lesson in Democracy

This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. by Vargus Pike Since the Great Recession began as a result of the avarice and criminal behavior exhibited by those in the banking and mortgage sectors, one of the vital segments...
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M1: Progress Brewing, Police Brutality Growing Stale

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May 3, 2012
M1: Progress Brewing, Police Brutality Growing Stale

This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. by Rochelle The day began new–new blood infused into the Occupy Movement in the form of student protests outside of Portland Public School headquarters to highlight the financial inequities compromising youth...
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M1: A First Hand Account of the Heinous Crime of Jaywalking

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May 3, 2012
M1: A First Hand Account of the Heinous Crime of Jaywalking

(or) How Flying Pigs Turned Me into a Believer This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. by Little Bear During the main May Day march, leaflets were being handed out calling for a Dance Dance Revolution – a...
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M1: Undocumented, and Unafraid

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May 3, 2012
M1: Undocumented, and Unafraid

Four undocumented activists were arrested in the streets of Portland on May Day, in order to bring attention to the status of undocumented people all across the United States. Video, pre-recorded to explain their cause, is embedded below and documents their bitter plight as only they can. Diana Banda Ricardo Varela Lilliana Luna
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M1: Fire a Cop, Hire Two Teachers

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May 3, 2012
M1: Fire a Cop, Hire Two Teachers

This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. by Nick Caleb Dear Occupy Portland, local activist community, and broader Portland, On May Day, we witnessed the lengths to which the Portland Police Bureau, and by extension the City of...
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M1: Police-Free Zone: What Peace Looks Like

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May 3, 2012
M1: Police-Free Zone: What Peace Looks Like

This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. by K. Kendall Alicia Jackson has come home. Banksters stole her home and intimidated her into leaving it voluntarily, but she’s fighting the process. With the support of her community, she...
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M1: An Open Letter to Lt. King, Chief Reese and Mayor Adams

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May 3, 2012
M1: An Open Letter to Lt. King, Chief Reese and Mayor Adams

This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. by Kip Silverman I am getting tired of hearing Lt. King and others from the PPB speak about “the tone of occupy has shifted” (OPB’s Think Out Loud May 1) which...
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M1: A Letter Regarding the May Day March

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May 3, 2012
M1: A Letter Regarding the May Day March

This story is part of our feature about the many protest events on May 1, 2012. Visit the feature page to see more. by Victory Woodhull Hello there, My name is Victory and I participated in the unpermitted march on May Day. I wanted to offer a critical perspective on the effectiveness of the...
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