UPDATED: Stabbing Victim Tells WW He Can't Remember Where He Was When Knifed; Police Back Away From Claim He Was at Occupy Portland


A man that Portland police initially said was stabbed at the Occupy Portland camp Thursday morning tells WW he isn't sure where he was when he was knifed, and Occupy leaders tell WW that they believe the attack happened away from the camp.---Police officials have now stepped back from their earlier account that the man, Zachary Todd Gray, 32, of Southeast Portland, was stabbed at or near the Occupy ...   More
Thursday, November 3, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Portland Police Bureau Spreads Occupy Portland Mugshots on Facebook

Outrage goes viral

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The Portland Police Bureau has come under some heat this week after posting mugshots of Occupy Portland protesters arrested at Jamison Square on Sunday morning on its Facebook page. ---The Bureau posted its press release about the incident along with the mugshots of seven arrestees, sparking a torrent of criticism on Twitter and 458 comments on the page Facebook page itself. Portland Police Bureau's ...   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by Ruth Brown

VIDEO: Michael Moore Speaks to Occupy Portland


Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore took time out from his US book tour this evening to pay a visit to the Occupy Portland camp. ---Moore was expected to show at 3:30 pm, but didn't slosh into muddy Terry Schrunk Plaza until 5 pm, where he was ushered into the center of the amphitheater to address the crowd of occupiers, supporters and media. A hastily assembled P.A. system mercifully saved ...   More
Monday, October 31, 2011 by Ruth Brown

Filmmaker Michael Moore to Visit Occupy Portland Today


Filmmaker, author and 1 percenter Michael Moore is scheduled to visit the Occupy Portland camps today, and protesters plan to march to a Bank of America branch to draw attention to the bank’s investment in coal mining.---Occupy Portland says protesters will dress like zombies. Moore is scheduled to visit the camps some time after 3:30 p.m. He visited the Occupy Oakland camp Friday after police there ...   More
Monday, October 31, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

UPDATED: Pearl District Occupation Ends with 27 Arrests

Watch video of police pushing Occupiers out of Jamison Square


A tense and protracted standoff between Occupy Portland protesters and City Hall ended in the early hours of Sunday morning as police arrested 27 Occupiers in the Pearl District’s Jamison Square. --- The Occupiers’ move into the Pearl defied Mayor Sam Adams’ prohibition of any expansion of the political protest into city parks outside Chapman and Lownsdale squares, where Occupy Portland has ...   More
Sunday, October 30, 2011 Hannah Hoffman and Aaron Mesh

County Health Officials Visit Occupy Portland, Find No "Actionable" Violations


With police and local TV stations reporting sewage leaks and garbage piles at Occupy Portland camps, speculation has grown that City Hall will try to use health risks as a justification to shut down the tent city at Chapman and Lownsdale Squares. ---But WW has obtained notes from an assessment by Multnomah County health officials who walked through the camps on Thursday and found "nothing actionable.""Toilets ...   More
Saturday, October 29, 2011 AARON MESH

One Percenters Join Others in a Singalong for Occupy Portland


Many 1 percenters and their employees and friends showed up in support of Occupy Portland on Friday afternoon in Pioneer Courthouse Square to singalong with Storm Large, Pink Martini and members of the Oregon Symphony. ---Members of the actual Occupy Portland encampment were almost nowhere to be seen, lost in a crowd of Columbia-, Nike- and Ugg-wearing spectators sipping the free coffee donated by ...   More
Friday, October 28, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Street Families Say They Will Make Occupy Portland a No-Violence Zone and Take Their Disputes Elsewhere


Two of Portland's street kid "families" have brokered a truce declaring Occupy Portland's two camps a neutral, non-violent zone.---Occupiers tell WW that the threat of assaults in camp has dropped in since yesterday, when the two groups, the "A" Camp Family and the Juggalos, agreed to keep all disputes out of Chapman and Lownsdale Squares. "The word on the curb is that some of the groups—the Juggalos, ...   More
Friday, October 28, 2011 AARON MESH

Occupier of the Day: Iris Stevenson

Our daily visit with the people at Occupy Portland


Name: Iris Stevenson--- Age: 40 Occupation: Writer, producer, musician and designer Tenure at Occupy Portland: Camping on and off since day one Otherwise she lives in: Southwest Portland Her favorite theologian: Stevenson says trying to single out her favorite theologian would be as difficult as describing her race, and refused talk to WW if we didn’t promise to list all her influences—so ...   More
Friday, October 28, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Mayor Sam Adams Forbids Plan to Occupy the Pearl District


Speculation has flown around City Hall and the Occupy Portland camps for the past three weeks as to where  Mayor Sam Adams would draw the line on the protest's move into unauthorized campsites in public parks.---Apparently, that line is in the Pearl District.Occupy Portland announced today that it plans to march into the Pearl's Jamison Square at 4 pm Saturday and hold a potluck dinner and "Cuddle ...   More
Thursday, October 27, 2011 AARON MESH


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