Today in Occupy: December 7, 2011

Update: 9:30 pm

Today:

  • Outreach volunteers for the December 12 port demonstration report productive interactions with ILWU rank and file, this morning. They will continue to hold these conversations twice a day and are planning community outreach in the urban core. More information: http://shutdowntheport.com/, [email protected]
  • The Bike Swarm mailing list continues to discuss legal issues related to their “superlegal rides” and general cycling law. More information: https://groups.google.com/group/pdx-bike-swarm
  • The Occupy Portland Action Committee is in the early stages of planning a cross-Oregon Occupy demonstration at the Oregon State Capitol in 2012. The leading plan is to coordinate with the start of the legislative session. Contact: [email protected]

Yesterday

—Reid Parham, [email protected]


Today in Occupy is a quick, broad look at the day-to-day happenings of anything related to Occupy Portland. Please send your tips to Reid Parham, media volunteer, and include who, what, where, when, and why, plus links for more information. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  1 comment for “Today in Occupy: December 7, 2011

  1. john
    December 8, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    We are finite beings living in a finite world. We are driven by our finite hunger, pain, love, hate, jealousy, greed, etc. We are also endowed with concepts of justice, fairness, and morality. We also contemplate and fear the infinite, the unknown. In our finite struggle to understand the infinite, we contrive ideas to scratch the itch. We are the subjects of invisible beings living in the clouds. We are the offspring of extra- terrestrial mutant experiments. We spin in a universal wheel of karma. We become obsessed with an idea that attempts to explain the unexplainable. We busy ourselves defending and supporting our ideas about the unknown. For which attempt to explain the unknown should we live and die. While we speculate to quell our fear of the unknown and the future, we neglect our only truth—this moment in time. It’s all we really have. The voice of the present is telling me this morning that I need to chop wood and carry water. But what should I do after I finish my chores? I can go shopping, watch TV, hunt terrorist with unmanned drone aircraft, bribe a senator, kill a whale, or write nonsense like this and post it on the internet. For about the last three months, the moment, the present has been screaming in my ear- it cries, “Occupy everything.”

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