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The Fight for $15 Finally Comes to Portland

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March 27, 2014
The Fight for $15 Finally Comes to Portland

By Shamus Cooke Like the Occupy movement before it, the “fight for $15” came to Portland as a transplant. Portland activists watched events in Seattle with a skeptical eye, but Seattle’s “fantasy” of $15 was transformed into an emerging reality, now replete with the support of the Mayor and City Council who are working on a plan...
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Progressives Must Occupy

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September 23, 2012
Progressives Must Occupy

By Shawn Fleek This article is written in response to the Cynthia Alvarez piece, “Progressives Must Move Beyond Occupy”. It has been a year since the first cries of “We are the 99%” rang out in Portland, followed by much commotion, ropes strung between trees, pepper spray, large assemblies, a kitchen full of food...
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Progressives Must Move Beyond Occupy

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September 23, 2012
Progressives Must Move Beyond Occupy

By Cynthia Alvarez Average citizens evaluate political organizations based on how those organizations actually function. They know a political organization is a microcosm of the society it wishes to create. So after ten months of heavy involvement in Occupy, I have this question for Occupiers: would you honestly want to live in a society...
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Unity in Community Land Liberation Following Arrest

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August 6, 2012
protectionofaliciajacksonhouseandproperty

Story and Photo By Pete Shaw Nearly 75 members of Portland’s Rapid Response Network (RRN) assembled outside Alicia Jackson’s home at noon today, within ten minutes of receiving a text message calling for their assistance. “The cops were acting fools in the front and backyard,” said Lobo, co-founder of the Blazing Arrow Organization (BAO)....
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Everything For Everyone in Seattle

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July 21, 2012
Everything For Everyone in Seattle

Seattle, WA – Seattle organizers announce a free, two-day, political and cultural festival called Everything for Everyone meant to connect people from around the country interested in taking the spirit of Occupy to a new level, aimed at changing everything. Everything for Everyone will be fertile ground for developing a new political and cultural...
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Occupy is Dead — Long Live Bike Swarm! We Ride This Friday!

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July 5, 2012
Photo by Hart Noecker

By GyroProtagonist Occupy is dead! This is what the media would like us to believe. Even some in the movement have taken to proclaiming this. Clearly, the old encampment is no more. In that sense, Occupy is indeed no longer. But to judge whether a movement is alive or not based on the status...
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The Whole World Stops Watching

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June 20, 2012
The Whole World Stops Watching

This article originally appeared on the Portland Radicle. By Mike and Emily Occupy is dead. Its original incarnation has reached its memetic peak, and it cannot re-create a spectacle akin to that of last fall. Mainstream media, crucial to popular awareness of Occupy Wall Street, has made the judgment that if Occupiers can’t force...
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If Helpers Fell From the Sky

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June 16, 2012
If Helpers Fell From the Sky

Originally published on Occupy Newfoundland and Labrador. by OccupyNL St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador—We are living in strange times. This is an empirical fact. For confirmation go to Google images and turn safe search off. Type in anything. Note the results. One of the things that makes it all strange is the underlying value system...
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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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NATO Summit 2012 (Part 2)

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May 31, 2012

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