Category: News & Current Events

Occupy Congress: Live Blog

Adam Rothstein here, in DC for Occupy Congress, and reporting on our live blog. No media van this trip, but we’ve got hotspots! Also be sure to check @PDXoccupier for live updates, and check in with our Livestream team. Also, DC media is running their own livestream page, at www.j17live.org. Their main Twitter account is…

MLK Day March

  By Sarah Gallegos An estimated 500 people marched through downtown Portland today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Several unions, non-profits, civil right’s movements and organizations joined forces to voice their grievances against poverty.  Those present included: Sisters of the Road, Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, The International Socialist Organization of Oregon,…

Solutions Forum: Post-Event Report

by Alex Pio Occupy Portland held its first Legislative Action Forum on Sunday, January 8th. 67 Portlanders joined with Occupy members to identify government policies adversely affecting people and ways the movement can change them. The Forum was organized by the Solutions Committee of Occupy Portland, one of the many action groups formed to continue…

Occupy Open House

On Friday the 13th, it was a lucky day for Occupy Portland as old friends, long-time neighbors, and the newly curious flooded the St. Francis working space for the Occupy Open House. The Portland Occupation has been indoors in the space for several weeks now, but this event was specifically designed for throwing open the…

Postal Union Representatives Team up with Occupy

By Howard Peter Former and current Portland-area postal workers turned out for a rally at Pioneer Square this past Sunday, January 8, to get the message out that there are some bad changes are coming to America in the form of House Res. 2309 & Senate Bill 1789. Jamie Partridge, a retired postal worker at…

Save our Postal Service!

by Adam Rothstein, with additional reporting by Portland Occupier correspondents Postal Service employees, union members, citizens, and Occupiers gathered today to rally against US Legislation that would radically downsize the Postal Service, cutting service to millions of customers. There was a rally at Pioneer Square beginning at 2pm, and then a march that went down…

Occupy Portland Ramps up Legislative Initiatives

by Alex Pio Over the past few months several of Occupy Portland’s committees have been busy working on legislative items to enact far-reaching social and political changes. These groups are now emerging from the background in the New Year with a number of events and initiatives to advocate large-scale change for the 99%. Back in…

This Week in Banking News, Saturday, December 31.

If nothing else, it should probably at least be free to be poor A California resident has recently filed a lawsuit against Umpqua Bank over its assessment of overdraft fees. The lawsuit claims that the practice violates the contract between the bank and its customers. It alleges that the bank reordered debits to the plaintiff’s account,…

An Ordinary Injustice (Averted)

by Nicholas Caleb Every once in a while, you get to witness firsthand the sterilized, mechanical, inhuman, and ultimately ordinary injustices of our system’s procedures. On Friday, December 23rd, I received my latest exposure to this melancholy-inspiring fact of life by way of a trip to a property auction. Every weekday at 10 and 11…