Occupier of the Day: Eddie Ebacher

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Name: Eddie Ebacher---Age: 56 Occupation: Producer of InYouR FaceTV and United States Army veteran Tenure at Occupy Portland: Camping since Oct. 20 Otherwise he lives in: Placerville, California Favorite Political Thinker: William Clarke Quantrill Why he’s Occupying Portland: Ebacher stumbled into the camp after missing a connecting train home from Minnesota. After speaking with Occupiers ...   More
 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: Pi

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Name: “Pi”--- Age: 26 Occupation: Glass blower and stock trader Tenure at Occupy Portland: Camping since last weekend and staying until it ends, but says he might move to the Occupation in Seattle Otherwise lives in: Eugene His favorite political thinker: Khalil Gibran His contribution to the camp: Pi says he hasn’t been able to volunteer because he’s afraid to leave his stuff. “People ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: Michael Colvin

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Name: Michael Colvin--- Age: 67 Occupation: Retired Church of the Brethren pastor and grade-school teacher Tenure at Occupy Portland: Colvin has been at Occupy Portland every day since day one. He's camped one night. Otherwise lives in: North Portland His favorite political thinker: Gene Sharp His contribution to the camp: Colvin headed up the “Working Group to Establish Long-term Strategy ...   More
 
Friday, October 21, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: Deb Reitenour

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Name: Deb Reitenour--- Age: 41 Occupation: Unemployed restaurant manager Tenure at Occupy Portland: Daytime occupier since day one Otherwise lives in: Roseway neighborhood in Northeast Portland Favorite economic thinker: Robert Wright Her contribution to the camp: Before the Occupation began, Reitenour helped organize the kitchen. “With my experience in restaurant management, I knew I could ...   More
 
Thursday, October 20, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: Francisco

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Name: Francisco--- Age: 11 Occupation: Sixth grader Tenure at Occupy Portland: Saturday was his second day as a daytime Occupier Otherwise lives in: Outer Northeast Portland Why he’s Occupying Portland: Francisco wants to be a doctor when he grows up, and he's concerned about his education. He says he’s at Occupy Portland because “there are school budget cuts every year…Instead of people ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: Carrie Medina

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Name: Carrie Medina--- Age: 28 Occupation: Editor at a social media company Tenure at Occupy Portland: Camping since day one Otherwise lives in: Southwest Portland Her favorite political thinker: Ron Paul Her contribution to the camp: Medina is one of many Occupy volunteers who maintain the Portland movement’s Facebook, Twitter and Wiki pages. She also acts as spokesperson, speaking with national ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: Jim Ferguson

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Name: Jim Ferguson--- Age: 62 Occupation: Retired physician Tenure at Occupy Portland: Ferguson says he started volunteering at Occupy Portland Oct. 10 because he “got tired of yelling at the TV.” Otherwise he lives in: Northwest Portland Favorite political thinker: Che Guevara — his ideas, not his techniques His contribution to the camp: Ferguson is the only physician working the medical ...   More
 
Monday, October 17, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: Kathrine King

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Name: Kathrine King--- Ages: 24 Occupations: Unemployed Tenure at Occupy Portland: Kathrine has been at the camp with her husband, Kevin, 53, since Oct. 9. They plan to stay “as long as it stays peaceful and safe." Otherwise live in: Northeast Portland Why they’re Occupying Portland: The Kings say they are fed up. Kevin is on disability. He left his job as a truck driver when he started ...   More
 
Sunday, October 16, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: David Mixcoatl

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Name: David Mixcoatl--- Age: 27 Occupation: Political science and pre-med major at Mt. Hood Community College Tenure at Occupy Portland: He says he's been camping since Oct. 7 and plans to stay on and off “until we win.” Otherwise lives in: Southeast Portland. He moved to the U.S. from Mexico City when he was 8. The political thinker he identifies with: Mixcoatl says there's no political ...   More
 
Saturday, October 15, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Occupier of the Day: Leah Miller

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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

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