Letter from the POC

Photo by Adam Rothstein

My name is Adam Rothstein, and I’m something of the Point of Contact for The Portland Occupier, a new original content channel. The Portland Occupier was dreamed up by the Media Committee and the Occupation PR group as a way of putting out many of the positive stories we’d like to tell about what is happening at Occupy Portland. We’re on (soon to be on) the official occupation website, but we’re not official. Echoing the Media Coalition’s role, we produce content for the occupation, but we do not speak for the occupation. We’re simply Occupiers: we are the people on the ground, living, working, thinking, and talking about a making a better world.

Our first weekly theme (though “week” is a loose time period for us busy occupiers), starting this week, is “Greed”. We all know what greed is, and we can identify it when we see it. But then what? How to we respond? What is the alternative? Can it be prevented? Or is it an endless cycle? We hope to explore these issues here.

We need content! We’ve prepared a number of things for you, but we want more! We all want more, as we meet and get to know the important people throughout all levels of our movement. If you would like to write, produce video, audio, photographs, or artwork for us, please email us with your interest or submissions at [email protected]. We are looking for anything that is a good story. We want good information, presented in a way that will make people interested in absorbing it.

We also have an open editorial process. If you’d like to be involved, please consider submitting something—as all of our editorial duties are completed by our writers. Together, we hope to make something amazing. So join us!