Occupier of the Day: Leah Miller

Our daily visit with people at Occupy Portland


Name: Leah Miller---Age: 22 Occupation: Student, medical biller and self-employed pet sitter Tenure at Occupy Portland: Since day one Otherwise lives in: Northeast Portland Favorite Theologian: Paulo Freire Why she’s Occupying Portland: “[Freire’s] views on education and the banking system are really what brought me here.” Her contribution to the camp:  Miller set up a desk made out ...   More
Friday, October 14, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: Chris Bartz

Our daily visit with people at Occupy Portland


Name: Chris Bartz, pictured with Kelly (his friend's dog) ---Age: 36 Occupation: Baker; unemployed since January when he was laid off from Beaverton Bakery, where he worked for three years Lives: Northwest Portland Status at Occupy Portland: He's been there 5 days and staying indefinitely Favorite political thinker: Barack Obama, although he feels let down because “he made a lot of promises that ...   More
Thursday, October 13, 2011 EMILY GREEN

The Oregon Tea Party Has a New Name for Protestors—Operation: Flea Bath

Operation Flea Bath

The Oregon Tea Party has released a statement criticizing the "double standard displayed by Mayor Sam Adams and Portland City Council in their acceptance and promotion of the Occupy Portland protests."---The letter included Adams' October 6 tweet in which the Mayor reported that he greeted Occupy Portland protesters and thanked them for a peaceful event. Oregon Tea Party Chairman John Kuzmanich notes ...   More
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by

Occupy Portland: Notes From a Protest


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

Occupy Portland: The scene on the ground


10:20 am: Two protesters were arrested last night for tagging buildings and a police car. ---Doesn't look like the protesters are planning on moving for the marathon. An interview on OPB with a protestor quotes her as saying they will use "passive resistance," and that everyone knows not to resist arrest.9 pm: Interviews with protesters at Occupy Portland today: Interviews by Annie Zak, Video by ...   More
Thursday, October 6, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Notes From the Occupation

48 hours inside Occupy Portland.

Cover Story
DJ Nick is back. He needs to get out of here, because DJ Nick is trouble. He’s just one of the problem people the Safety/Peacekeeping Committee worries about in the Occupy Portland camps.  Th   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 AARON MESH

Dr. Know: Fair Weather Occupiers?

Dr. Know
What are the Occupy Portland people going to do when it gets really cold? I’m worried they’ll have to give up when the snows come, enabling the movement’s detractors to deride the whole thing    More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 MARTY SMITH


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