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

Occupy Portland: F29 Live Blog


As discussed in this week's cover story, Occupy Central, today will see "F29" anti-corporate protests around the country. And the organization leading the charge is Occupy Portland.Unlike Occupy movements in other cities, the Portland cohort is refusing to say what it will be doing, or where. The group is rallying at Waterfront Park at 11:30, then marching at 1 pm. After that? We'll have to wait and ...   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

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

Murmurs: ODOT Backlash and Schaufler Unbowed

Fixing a city charter right out of Dickens.

WW reported recently about the Oregon Department of Transportation program that has given Union Pacific—with billions in profits—state subsidies of $24.7 million to fix its own track under the lot   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Occupy Portland's Next Big Protest: "Shut Down the Corporations," Coming Feb. 29

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Occupy Portland is planning its next big event for Wednesday, Feb. 29, a protest called “Shut Down the Corporations.”Occupiers call it “F-29,” and while the idea originated here in Portland, it has spread to an estimated 60 cities nationwideThe protest will target corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a lobby group that Occupiers say helped draft the anti-union legislation ...   More
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Occupy Arrestees Win Their Right to Full Trials—Even Though They May Not Need It


The estimated 160 people arrested during Occupy Portland protests in the past five months have won the right to jury trials—a legal victory that advocates say will force prosecutors to mount a case in every arrest.Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Albrecht ruled Wednesday that for certain misdemeanors charges—class A and B—defendants have the right to a trial, even though prosecutors ...   More
Thursday, February 9, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Another View On Occupy Vs. The Police (Updated)

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With a press release about a planned "anti-police" protest tonight by Occupy Portland, the Portland Police Bureau probably did more to publicize the event than the Occupiers themselves.  "Police are concerned about tonight’s rally and march because the tone and content of available information is decidedly more hostile and escalating," the bureau release says, which the police sent out Monday. ...   More
Monday, February 6, 2012 by Corey Pein

Crime Spiked Downtown During Occupy Portland, Police Say


Remember the debate over whether Occupy Portland increased crime downtown? The Portland Police Bureau hasn't forgotten, and today it released a report (PDF) attempting to demonstrate that crime spiked during the Occupy Portland encampment in Chapman and Lownsdale squares.The report shows 20 crimes were reported in District 850, which includes the squares, during the week of Oct. 2-8, when the encampment ...   More
Monday, January 16, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.

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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff


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