Jefferson Smith Umpires Occupy Portland vs. City Workers Softball Game

Occupy wins, 16-5

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Occupy Portland played its promised fence-mending softball game against Portland city employees (including several Parks bureau rangers) Sunday afternoon at Overlook Park. The Occupiers won 16-5, with onetime city-defying activist Arlo Stone crushing a grand slam. But the conciliatory festivities were slyly stolen by a guest umpire: mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland).Smith and his ...   More
 
Monday, June 11, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Murmurs: What Happens at the Heathman...

Occupy vs. Portland: The softball questions.


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Chris and Tom Maletis’ long-running effort to get their Langdon Farms Golf Club, located on I-5 just south of the Wilsonville, inside the urban-growth boundary took a dramatic turn May 25 when   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Occupy Portland Takes On City Park Rangers... In Softball

Update: Parks bureau denies any official ties to softball game

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It's been eight months since Occupy Portland turned two city parks into fetid mudholes, and seven months since an aggrieved Bureau of Parks and Recreation presented the city with a $130,000 bill. Now the two sides will face off again—in a softball game. In a sign tensions have eased somewhat since last fall’s showdown in Chapman and Lownsdale Squares, Occupy Portland and rangers for the city’s ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Occupy Portland Occupy Foreclosed Home; Arrests in Downtown March

A liveblog

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It's May Day, and the people of Occupy Portland are holding both marching and occupying a foreclosed home. Join us as we follow them:At the foreclosed home12:04 pm: Protesters have tied red and black cloth to what remains of the old "for sale" sign. Protesters are holding the ends of the cloth, walking in circles and singing: "Wave and spin, this is how our work begins. Mend and heal, take this dream ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

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 Protesters Bare Breasts in Downtown

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Occupy Portland protesters took off their tops in downtown Portland Thursday to advertise an upcoming protest at the Hanford nuclear reservation later this month.With bare chests, some painted with multicolored radiation symbols, eight women and three men handed out fliers and waved at cars and buses at the corner of Southwest 5th Avenue and Taylor Street during afternoon rush hour. Some wore gas masks; ...   More
 
Thursday, April 5, 2012 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Occupy Portland Debates Occupying Lake Oswego

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WW Arts and Culture Editor Martin Cizmar struck a blow for the 99 percent recently by kayaking around Oswego Lake, and Occupy Portland has taken note. Spurred on by a quote from Lake O Mayor Jack Hoffman—“If there was an Occupy Oswego Lake, what would happen? I just don’t know”—its adherents have been debating following Cizmar's revolutionary paddle strokes by occupying the lake themselves, ...   More
 
Thursday, March 8, 2012 RUTH BROWN

How Steve Novick Might've Handled Occupy Portland (Updated)

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Steve Novick, the environmental lawyer and former U.S. Senate candidate who is running to replace Randy Leonard on the Portland City Council, laid out his platform yesterday in a lengthy BlueOregon post.The post went on in what Novick calls "mind-numbing detail" about his proposal for a city-backed health care clinic targeting workers who have disproportionately high health care expenses, modeled on ...   More
 
Friday, March 2, 2012 COREY PEIN

Occupiers' Hoax Fools Some, Confuses Others

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A leading Oregon health insurance company got punked Wednesday during an elaborate prank staged as part of an ongoing Occupy Portland protest against large corporations. (More coverage here and here.)The protest, called F29 Shut Down the Corporations, targeted members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group of companies and conservative legislators who craft model bills for states to ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

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