Press Release: Portland Public Schools shut down Occupy Portland Panel

December 7, 2011

12/07/11 PRESS RELEASE Contact: press@occupyportland.org PORTLAND, ORE — The Occupy Portland Panel, invited as guests to a 6th grade current events class at the Astor School, were interrupted Wednesday afternoon just as students began naming off important world issues. The guests were told by the teacher, “The school district is not comfortable with us...
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The 99% Will Shut Down West Coast Ports on Dec. 12th

December 7, 2011
The 99% Will Shut Down West Coast Ports on Dec. 12th

OCCUPY PORTLAND TARGETS ”WALL STREET ON THE WATERFRONT”
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Occupy Our Homes!

December 6, 2011
Occupy Our Homes!

Several weeks ago, Occupy Wall St. requested a national day of action to start working together against foreclosure. Today, Occupations across America went home. They went to the homes of many affected by the greed of the 1%. Predatory lending practices led to the current housing bubble bursting. This American Life, an NPR radio show,...
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Thurs. Dec. 8, 2PM Council Hearing on Police Accountability

December 6, 2011
Thurs. Dec. 8, 2PM Council Hearing on Police Accountability

Occupy Portlanders concerned about police accountability should contact City Council now, and testify on the 8th. Snail mail: City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland OR 97204 Commissioner Dan Saltzman Room 230 Phone: (503) 823-4151 Commissioner Amanda Fritz Room 220 Phone: (503) 823-3008 Commissioner Nick Fish Room 240 Phone: (503) 823-3589 Commissioner Randy Leonard...
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5PM Today: Instant Run-off Voting Working Group Meeting

December 6, 2011

On Oct. 16, the Occupy Portland General Assembly agreed to support efforts to establish ranked ballots for the City of Portland. The General Assembly of Occupy Portland advocates for Ranked Choice Instant Runoff Voting (or IRV). The following amendment was added before it passed: Understanding that this step is in itself insufficient but that...
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Rally, March, Potluck – Dec. 10th

December 5, 2011
Rally, March, Potluck – Dec. 10th

Stand with communities around the world for International Human Rights Day because people should be more important than profits. 1:00 pm - Rally at Director Park: 815 SW Park Ave in Portland 2:00 pm - March to shopping locations to remind holiday shoppers to match their money to their values. 3:00 pm – Return to Director Park for music and...
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Dec. 6th Portland Action – National Day of Action Against Foreclosures

December 5, 2011

The details have come in… PORTLAND ACTION
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Tonight, 7PM, Dec. 5 @ Red and Black Cafe – Arun Gupta

December 5, 2011
Tonight, 7PM, Dec. 5 @ Red and Black Cafe – Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta and his partner Michelle Fawcett have been traveling around the country the last two months and have visited 24 occupations.  They will be speaking about the politics and organizing of occupations tonight at the Red and Black Cafe.  Michelle will show some of her videos.  The event is at 7pm.  Donations to...
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Dec. 6th: National Day of Action to Stop Foreclosures

December 4, 2011
Dec. 6th: National Day of Action to Stop Foreclosures

Unsettle Portland, a sister group of Occupy Portland has taken on the foreclosed home fight. From their website: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST FORECLOSURES COMES TO PORTLAND The Occupy Wall Street movement has extended its focus to include spaces that the banks are trying to empty. Go here for some remarkable victories that have already happened. This...
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Dec. 9, 4:30PM: Teach-In for Occupy “Everything You Wanted to Know about Revolution but were Afraid to Ask”

December 4, 2011
Dec. 9, 4:30PM: Teach-In for Occupy “Everything You Wanted to Know about Revolution but were Afraid to Ask”

Teach-in Location & Time Portland Community College Cascade Campus Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building (Auditorium room ) 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217 Friday, December 9th, starting at 4pm ending around 7:30 The Democratic Imagination: Studies in Revolutionary Consciousness Occupy Memes: Recontextualization as a Method of Justice Wealth Inequality: The Economics of American Capitalism...
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