"Rose Garden Forever" Movement Has a T-Shirt and 4,700 Digital Signatures

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A week after the Portland Trail Blazers announced the franchise had sold naming rights to the Rose Garden arena to a dental insurer, a team of signature gatherers is refusing to acknowledge the Moda Center. Instead, they are holding fast to a Portland tradition: protesting. The "Rose Garden Forever" movement has gathered 4,700 digital signatures on a letter to team president Chris McGowan asking him ...   More
 
Thursday, August 22, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Occupiers Get Clever With May Day Flyers

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Occupy Portland activists have called for a general strike tomorrow, in honor of May Day.Portland Mayor Sam Adams this afternoon put out a press release saying he expects a "peaceful, family-friendly" May Day march by organized labor groups—but noted "the Portland Police Bureau are charged with keeping the peace."The bureau, for its own part, said in an April 22 release that "mildly aggressive" demonstrators ...   More
 
Monday, April 30, 2012 COREY PEIN

Occupy Portland: Notes From a Protest

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First things first: I did not attend the Occupy Portland protest on purpose; I was in Old Town for my own reasons.--- Like many who stayed away, I have always been leery of large masses of people shouting for one side or another, whether at stadiums or in street marches, even if the side they’re on is my own. The reason is less the suffocating claustrophobia of such crowds—though this is also true—but ...   More
 
Friday, October 7, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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