Direct Action

Solidarity with Occupy Chicago and the thousands of NATO/G8 protesters

May 20, 2012

Occupy Portland would like to express our solidarity and love with everyone who is protesting the NATO and G8 summits around the world and especially in Chicago where the Chicago Police and Illinois State Police have been beating and violently denying the right of individuals to assemble and protest. Watch live on OPDXLIVE: http://opdxlive.org/ opdxlive on livestream.com. Broadcast...
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Sat. May 12th & Mon. May 14th: Mothers Day of Action Against Nestle

May 7, 2012
Sat. May 12th & Mon. May 14th: Mothers Day of Action Against Nestle

This event has been endorsed by the Occupy Portland General Assembly Saturday, May 12th, 12:00 pm to Monday, May 14th, 3:00 pm Did you know Mother’s Day began as an activist’s call for peace during the Civil War? Let’s continue this spirit of civic engagement this Mother’s Day and speak out against the privatization...
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NATO PROTESTS: Get on the Bus to Chicago! May 14/15

May 6, 2012

NATO – THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION WILL BE MEETING IN CHICAGO ON THE 2oth and 21nd of MAY. THE BUS FROM PORTLAND WILL BE LEAVING EITHER THE 14th or 15th of MAY.

 Because understanding NATO is first and foremost, please visit here: natoprotest.org to learn all about this incredibly corrupt alliance that continues to “intervene” in poor parts of the world only to take their resources, kill or depose leaders with integrity and replace them with corrupt leaders.

THIS INFORMATION IS FROM 99Solidarity.net -

99Solidarity has begun sending email updates to occupiers signing up for the Chicago Bus Trips. Please be sure to add info@99solidarity.net to your address book to ensure the updates do not get filed as spam.

99% solidarity is excited to participate in nonviolent direct actions in Chicago from May 18 to 22, 2012. We have secured buses to bring people to these actions from several U.S cities.

We are currently working on the travel schedule, agenda and other important details of this trip. We will be contacting you with updated information shortly. For now here are a few updates:

  • The Bus trip is free
  • 50 people from each city must sign up and board the bus for the trip take place. If a city has less then 50 sign ups, then we may have to cancel the bus for that city.
  • Meals will be provided on board the bus to and from Chicago
  • We are working on housing and meals while in Chicago

There are several direct actions and events that we will participate in while in Chicago including:

Please visit 99solidarity.net often to get the most up to date information and be sure to invite your friends and fellow occupiers to join you on this exciting, historic trip.

In addition, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @99solidarity

Currently, a bus (or more) will be leaving from Portland in time to arrive in Chicago on May 17.

They’re also leaving from these cities:

  • New York City
  • Washington DC
  • Boston, MA
  • Providence, RI
  • Burlington, VT
  • Salem, NH
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Oakland CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA

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So tell your friends and get on the bus!

They do have a voluntary pledge of Non-violence and Mutual Respect and a voluntary Action Agreement. A word of warning, if you go to register for the bus, the action agreement loses its “voluntary-ness”.

There’s also the Chicago Principles which everyone in the movement should familiarize themselves with.

The Chicago Principals

  • Our solidarity will be based on respect for a political diversity within the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice. As individuals and groups, we may choose to engage in a diversity of tactics and plans of action but are committed to treating each other with respect and working towards a common goal of peace and justice.
  • As we plan our actions and tactics, we will take care to maintain appropriate separations of time and space between divergent tactics.
  • We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance, infiltration, disruption, limiting our action to “free speech zones,” and violence, or attempts to divide our movement through the conscious creation of divisions regarding tactics, organization, strategies, and alliances.
  • Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any public or media denunciations of fellow activists and events.

*ON HOLD* Anti-Police Brutality March – May 3 – 8PM Rally at Pioneer Square

May 2, 2012

Update: This event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for more information. Due to yesterday’s excessive police force and brutality against protesters, an impromptu march has been called for by the Occupy Portland Action Committee. During General Strike March and the Dance Dance Revolution, protesters were beaten and arrested for jay-walking.  Please come out to...
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May Day Re-Cap

May 2, 2012
May Day Re-Cap

Thank you to all who came out yesterday to make May Day a spectacular show of love, solidarity and strength from the protesters and a showing of ignorance, hate, and fear from the Portland Police Department. If you captured any footage that could be useful in court, please contact the ELK Legal Krewe at...
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MAY DAY: 20 Ways to Play Hooky and Join Occupy Portland on the Streets

April 30, 2012

Repost from Occupy.com On May 1, the International Worker’s Day holiday, Occupy Wall Street will stage a general strike. Oddly, union workers suffer under the yolk of a piece of 1947 GOP legislation called the Taft-Hartley Act, which requires unions to give 60 days notice for any strike action, and bans a variety of...
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May Day – What’s Happening?

April 27, 2012
May Day – What’s Happening?

Twitter – FOLLOW: #M1PDX @LiberateMayDay JOIN THE CEL.LY TEXT LOOP: Type @may1pdx in the body of a text and send that text to 23559 20 excuses to get out of work! Not all of these events have the consensed support of the Occupy Portland General Assembly Press Conference on May Day March and PLOC...
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US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in Portland Now!

April 25, 2012

A representative from Veterans for Peace just notified us. “So here is your chance to let one of the master minds behind the bail out of Wall Street and the Banks get a piece of your mind – Geithner is one of the architects of the Bail Outs or rather largest transfer/theft of working folks wealth...
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Bradley Manning Surprise Party Happening Now!

April 24, 2012
Bradley Manning Surprise Party Happening Now!

MEDIA CONTACT: Nicole Balmforth - 970-799-6468 WATCH LIVE: opdxlive.org FOLLOW us on Twitter: @A24Portland, #A24 Join us for an unforgettable day of nationwide direct action in support of Bradley Manning as he begins his next series of court hearings… ones that may lead to the Death Penalty for this young man who has been nominated...
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East County Teachers Vote YES for Strike!

April 12, 2012

From the Occupy Labor Solidarity Committee MEDIA CONTACT: Bruce Scherer, Oregon Education Association 503-351-3181, bruce.scherer@oregoned.org PRESS RELEASE – April 11, 2012 Parkrose and Gresham-Barlow Educators Vote to Authorize Strikes At separate meetings, members of the Parkrose Faculty Association (PFA) and the Gresham-Barlow Education Association (GBEA) voted in overwhelming majorities to authorize their respective bargaining...
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