Tag: Shemanski Park

Convicted for Conviction

By Jackie Miller On May Day 2012, Angela Hammit marched in the rain with an umbrella in her right hand and a sign with an anarchy symbol in her left. Like the majority of marchers, she walked through the streets unless the cops pressed the crowd onto the sidewalk. At Salmon and Broadway, she moved…

The Diversity of the Movement

by Adam Rothstein It’s been said for weeks that once the Occupations are out of the parks, they will diversify, de-centralize, and take as many creative forms as there are people and groups to organize this movement. Today, December 17th, is seeing a re-occupation in New York City, solidarity protests with Bradley Manning in Virginia…

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]ortland.org…

Today in Occupy: December 5, 2011

Bank redlining demonstration, December 5, 2011

Seven demonstrators aligned with Occupy Portland protested bank redlining practices this morning at SE 39th and Hawthorne. The autonomous group called for attention to predatory lending practices that negatively affect minorities and contributed to the housing crisis. Contact: [email protected] Re-Occupation continues at Shemanski Park in Downtown Portland. After multiple late night visits, the Portland Police…

Today in Occupy: December 4, 2011

Occupy Portland sustained Portland Police Bureau’s attempted eviction from Shemanski Park. Approximately 75 demonstrators remained in the early morning. Thirty demonstrators slept in the park overnight. The Portland Police Bureau released a statement that Occupy Portland demonstrators used children as human shields and that no children suffered injury. Oregonian photographer Ray Whitehouse published evidence of…