Direct Action

Pots and Pizzy Casserole Pub Crawls

October 18, 2012
Pots and Pizzy Casserole Pub Crawls

With N3 right around the corner, a group of hardworking community members have put together a weekly outreach action. For the next three Fridays at 7pm, we will be doing a Pots and Pizzy Casserole Pub Crawl on a different street in the Portland area. Come on out, bang some pots and pans, grab...
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Hey Portland: Need a Ride to Wall Street for Sept. 17th?

August 26, 2012
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If you’re interested in being at Occupy Wall Street on September 17th then get on the bus! Send an email to p91fun@yahoo.com and state how long you’re able to be gone for as travel times have not been secured yet. Do not simply reply with “I want to be on the bus” as this...
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Chalkupy Bank Tour on Friday: “When chalking is a crime, only criminals will play hopscotch.”

August 15, 2012

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Are you ready to chalkupy? Activists all over are learning of the wonders of calcium carbonate and the joys of expressing their creativity by way of chalking. Of course police across the country are responding by cracking down on the dangers posed by hopscotch.

This Friday, August 17th Occupy Portland’s weekly Bank Action is going on a “Chalkupy Bank Tour.” The Bank Actions have been growing every week, so if you haven’t been to one yet, hope to see you at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 2pm Friday!

This Friday, Occupy the Banks will be hosting it’s first Chalkupy Bank Tour! Last week one of our own was almost arrested for chalking on a sidewalk. We will be gathering at Pioneer Square at 2pm and then touring downtown banks to let them know just how we feel. Come on down and let’s bring back that n17 feel!

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Police Officer Hassles Chalkupier

Chalk on!

Chalkupy the Banks

July 15, 2012

On Friday Occupy Portland’s Bank Action took to the sidewalks with chalk in hand! Hat tip to Occupy Los Angeles’s July 12th Chalk Walk action. If you would like to join the next Bank Action they occur every Friday, noon to 6pm. Click here to learn more.

Help Occupiers Get to Philadelphia for the National Gathering

June 18, 2012

The General Assembly endorsed the National Gathering that’s occurring in Philadelphia this summer. Remi has been trying to arrange transportation for over a week now, and just heard back from the caravan that they are operating over budget. To address this, he created a wepay account that would go towards getting people across the US to Philadelphia.

Here’s the link to the wepay account: https://www.wepay.com/donations/occupy-pdx-natgat-transportation
Here’s the link to the Nat Gat: http://www.occupynationalgathering.com/

Friday’s Bank Action: Wells Fargo at 38th and Hawthorne

June 14, 2012

Occupy Portland’s Bank Action, a weekly outreach event to encourage individuals and small businesses to move their money out of big banks and into local credit unions, will be taking place outside of the Wells Fargo at 38th and Hawthorne from noon to 6pm this Friday.  Feel free to join us as we spread...
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Olympia High School “Turn Our Backs On Hate” Unity Rally June 7

June 3, 2012

In response to a protest announced by the Westboro Baptist Church (sic) the Olympia Washington School District has announced the following: “As you may have heard, representatives of the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kansas are planning to demonstrate in front of Olympia High School on North Street on Thursday, June 7 from 7:15...
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Monday is Mitt Day!

June 2, 2012
Monday is Mitt Day!

There will be plenty of opportunity to protest both republican and democratic candidates. But on Monday, Mitt Romney will be in town grabbing more cash in order to take over the world. Let’s give him a warm Portland welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/455952817762234/ 11:30 AM Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 View map · Get directions
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Press Release: 10 Arrested in Occupy the Post Office Action

May 25, 2012
For immediate release  05/24/12
Contact: Laurie King (JWJ): 503-490-2309, Lataya Dailey (Occupy): 971-409-3741

Ten arrested in Occupy action at University Station post office
Portland, OR –  Police arrested ten members of labor unions, faith groups, neighborhood organizations, and Occupy Portland who refused to leave the University Station post office at closing time this evening.  Unfurling two ten foot banners, reading “Occupy the Post Office” and “No Closures! No Cuts!” the protesters blocked the closure of the retail window while a rally of over a hundred supporters chanted outside. Earlier a line of demonstrators had marched through the office, delivering postcards addressed to the Postmaster General.
“The Postmaster General’s plan to close processing plants, delay mail delivery, and cut hours in the nation’s post offices will not fix the postal service’s financial crisis,” said Jamie Partridge, an arrestee from Occupy Portland.  “Congress manufactured the crisis and Congress or the President will fix it.  If the PMG can’t wait, he should step down and allow in someone who will protect the postal service.”
“People from across Portland are coming out to show that we value our public services and we will not allow those services to be sabatoged by corporate interests. Today we defend the Post Offices, but we know that these public services – our Post Offices, our libraries, our parks, and even our schools are all the target of corporate interests profit-driven machines, says Laurie King, organizer with Occupy the Post Office. “We are coming out to say that all communities deserve access to the mail service, and we will not have it handed over to the highest bidder.”
The Postmaster General is poised to close half the nation’s mail processing plants, including Portland’s Main Office, while reducing hours from 25% to 75% at 13,900 post offices. Donahoe is also pushing for an end to door-to-door and Saturday delivery. Organizers say that the financial problems that USPS is experiencing is due to a funding mandate passed by Congress in 2006 that requires the USPS pre-fund retiree health benefits 75 years in advance. This law was a product of ALEC and its Congressional members who focus on shrinking and privatizing public services. Community members are pressuring Congress to pass bills HR 3591 and S 1853 which will repeal the pre-funding mandate and protect the Postal Service.
“USPS is financially sound, the Congressional mandate to pre-pay benefits for 75 years is shackling the Post Office. This is clearly a part of Wall Street’s plan to privatize and destroy an honored institution of our community,” says Lataya Dailey, an organizer with Occupy St Johns. “The Postmaster is complicit in this plan to gut and cut our community Post Offices. We demand he resign immediately.”
This action was part of an on-going effort by a community coalition to support the Postal Service by Occupy St Johns, Occupy Portland, the Rural Organizing Project and Jobs with Justice.
Occupy St Johns and Occupy Portland are part of the international Occupy Movement fighting against the inequality of wealth and power in our existing economic and political systems. Jobs with Justice is coalition of labor organizations and community groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society. JWJ has been an active supporter of public infrastructure like the Post Office since its founding in 1992. 
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A letter from the Occupy Portland Medical Committee

May 25, 2012

Dear brothers and sisters, We got our asses kicked on 1 MAY. Already some of our fellows have been experiencing symptoms of PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder). Criteria includes: direct personal experience or witnessing an event involving death or threat of death or serious injury. It can even include hearing about an event that...
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