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The Interoccupy Update for Aug. 28th – Sept 3rd

August 28, 2012
The Interoccupy Update for Aug. 28th – Sept 3rd

Welcome to the InterOccupy newsletter for the week of August 27th, 2012.  If find yourself in Florida, be sure to Join the Coalition to March on the RNC, or perhaps Shutting Down Bain is more your speed.  Find out how you can show solidarity with Mark Neiweem, one of the #NATO5 defendants,  brutally beaten by police officers while...
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Hey Portland: Need a Ride to Wall Street for Sept. 17th?

August 26, 2012
s17bus

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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Indigenous Solidarity Tour – In PDX July 27/29th

July 16, 2012
Indigenous Solidarity Tour – In PDX July 27/29th

In Solidarity with Native Peoples of this Land and our Earth Contact: Max Wilbert, 206-395-6251, max_dgr@riseup.net Several clans of the Wetsu’wet’en First Nation have blockaded the pathway of a proposed pipeline (actually 5 pipelines including The Northern Gateway) from the Tar Sands and tracking out to the BC coast, and have asked for activists to attend...
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General Assembly Moving Day and Location

June 28, 2012
General Assembly Moving Day and Location

The General Assembly is returning to Terry Schrunk. General Assembly is now on Monday at 7pm following Agenda Setting at 6:30. On Sunday, June 24th, Occupy Portland General Assembly approved a proposal to move G.A. from Sundays at Director’s Park to Mondays at Terry Shrunk Plaza at 7pm and holding Agenda Setting at 6:30...
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J17 Labor Notes Report Back

June 5, 2012
J17 Labor Notes Report Back

Forum and Fundraiser TROUBLEMAKERS GATHER, STRONGER THAN EVER Reportback from the Labor Notes Conference  (15 went from Portland) Sunday, June 17, 6 – 8 pm Letter Carriers Union Hall, 5265 NE 42nd (s. of Killingsworth) Panel discussion Jamie Partridge, Letter Carriers 82 Jordan McIntyre, Painters 10 Chris Beck, OSEA 40 Amy Sprenglemeyer, UA 290...
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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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Can Your Help the Occutour?

May 14, 2012
Can Your Help the Occutour?

From Alex Pio of the Occutour Hey folks, Occutour needs help! I occutoured until Friday when I had to leave, and on Sunday the transmission fell out of the van, they’re now stranded in green river, Utah. Anyways, I’m putting this out into the occupy universe for it to work its magic, I know several...
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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.

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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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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