Report Shows New Top Spender Among City Hall Lobbyists

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There's a new big spender among the groups that regularly lobby four mayor and four city commissioners in Portland City Hall: a national union-backed group called Working America. Unlike Walmart, the Portland Business Alliance, the Port of Portland and other regulars on the City Auditor's lobbying reports, Working America uses anti-corporate rhetoric influenced by the Occupy Wall Street movement—and ...   More
 
Monday, July 30, 2012 COREY PEIN

Occupy Central

The Portland movement is instigating the next global protest against corporate power.


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Occupy Las Vegas is on the line.  On Feb. 29, its members will join a national day of protest against corporations...   More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Occupy Elsewhere

Other cities’ Occupation camps have seen even bigger problems.


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Born from the same political movement, each Occupation around the country has differed in size, level of violence and the degree of tolerance by government. Roughly 70 U.S. cities have seen Oc   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 ANNIE ZAK

Hillbilly Nationalists, Oregon's Black Panthers and the Occupy Movement

10 minutes with author and social justice organizer James Tracy

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Arts & Books
Oh, those Occupiers, just a bunch of white, middle class college kids in thrift store clothing, right? Maybe not, says James Tracy. He's the co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times, a new book which uncovers the little-known stories of the poor and working class white Americans who organized and fought against racism, inequality ...   More
 
Friday, November 11, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Video: Dustin Hamman and His Famous Friends Performing "Material Girl" at Occupy Wall Street

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For the past little while, Run On Sentence leader Dustin Hamman has been on the road with his lady friend, Kyle Durrie, as she offers up seminars and services with her rolling letterpress truck (learn more about that here). As part of this trip, Hamman found himself spending a week and a half in New York City, staying a block and a half away from the heart of the Occupy Wall Street protests. And while ...   More
 
Monday, November 7, 2011 ROBERT HAM

View Point Inn Owners Join Occupy Wall Street Protest

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Geoff Thompson and his partner, Angelo Simione, whose Viewpoint Inn burned in July, joined the Occupy Wall Street crowd in downtown Portland over the weekend.--- (In the video from Salem-News.com below, Thompson speaks to the camera first at the 32 second mark and again later; Simione speaks at the 48 second mark).Both men have in recent months blamed President Barack Obama and other policy makers, ...   More
 
Monday, October 10, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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