Tag: Portland Mercury

Sustainable Disaster Preparedness

by Jeremy O’Leary Jeremy O’Leary frequently works with the City of Portland as a volunteer on emergency preparedness, community resilience and long term sustainability issues. He is a permaculture designer, on the steering committee for PREP, chair of CNRG and has completed the Train the Trainer program for the Community Emergency Response Teams. In response…

Today in Occupy: December 8, 2011

Denis Theriault, Portland Mercury’s News Editor, explains the source (and controversy) of 500 Occupy Portland t-shirts handed out on November 13, 2011. Justin James Bridges, Occupy Portland’s ASL interpreter, testifies at a City Council hearing on police accountability. Bridges was injured in the November 13 police actions to evict Occupy Portland demonstrators. More information: [email protected]

Today in Occupy: December 6, 2011

Occupy Portland demonstrators conducted outreach to workers associated with Port of Portland operations. The demonstrators heard the concerns of workers and planned to minimize impacts to them. More information: http://shutdowntheport.com/ Unsettle Portland demonstrators act in solidarity with a national campaign against foreclosure. More information: http://unsettleportland.org/ Occupy Portland demonstrators rally outside of the Justice Center, noon to…