Tag: May Day

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 six…

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 of…

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 education.…

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

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 Portland…

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 has…

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 day…