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The Co-Intelligence Institute CII home // CIPolitics home Spirit and Stardust The Dubrovnik Conference on the Alchemy of Peacebuilding June 4-11, 2002 Sunday, June 9, 2002, 8:45 pm Special Keynote Address by U.S. Congressman, Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) < Dkucinich@aol.com > (thanks to Adin Rogovin firstname.lastname@example.org for the transcript)
View full size Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian Occupy Portland protesters, whose revolution has been heavily recorded, keep watch on Nov. 17 as police move in on protesters occupying a Wells Fargo branch at the downtown Standard Insurance Center. Hundreds of people demonstrated during the protest dubbed N17. More than two dozen were arrested.
"We are the 99%" poster referencing the Polish Solidarity movement We are the 99% is a political slogan widely used by the Occupy movement . [ 1 ] It was originally the name of a Tumblr blog page launched in late August 2011 by a 28-year-old New York activist going by the name of "Chris". It is a variation on the phrase "We The 99%" from an August 2011 flyer for the NYC General Assembly. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] The phrase indirectly refers to the concentration of income and wealth among the top earning 1%, and reflects a belief that the "99%" are paying the price for the mistakes of a tiny minority. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] The phrase was picked up as a unifying slogan [ 8 ] by the Occupy movement . [ 9 ] According to the Wall Street Journal , as of October 2011, the lower 99% of income distribution in the United States is made up of those earning less than $506,000 annually. [ 10 ] [ edit ] Origin
The following is a message as we received it—verbatim—from Portland Public School (PPS) faculty in response to a panel from Occupy Portland being removed from Astor School. I’ve circulated a statement drafted by Portland teachers today during my lunch hour. The more I think of it, the more ridiculous this is and I’m using PPS email now to send out this statement. Time Magazine has selected the Protestor as the person of the year. I am reading through the profiles and planning on teaching more about it.
We are the front-line workers who haul container rigs full of imported and exported goods to and from the docks and warehouses every day. We have been elected by committees of our co-workers at the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle, Tacoma, New York and New Jersey to tell our collective story. We have accepted the honor to speak up for our brothers and sisters about our working conditions despite the risk of retaliation we face. One of us is a mother, the rest of us fathers. Between the five of us we have 11children and one more baby on the way.
Brent Wojahn/The Oregonian One tent and sixteen people were at Southwest Main Street and Southwest Park Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Sunday following a night of activity by Occupy Portland supporters. Occupy Portland protesters returned Sunday night to Shemanski Park in Southwest Portland one night after 19 people were arrested in the park . At about 9 p.m. Sunday, Portland police kept watch near the park, telling protesters to remove a tent if they wanted to stay. The tent was taken down, but after the officers left, the tent was put back up.
View full size Bruce Ely/The Oregonian Chief Mike Reese has chosen not to run for mayor, just two-and-a-half weeks after he sat in his chief's office saying he was strongly considering a run. Portland police Chief Mike Reese announced by press release this afternoon that he's not going to run for mayor – less than two days after he issued an apology for blaming Occupy Portland on live TV last week for a police delay to a rape victim's call. "After careful consideration, I've decided that I can best serve the community and the Portland Police Bureau by remaining the Chief of Police. I will not be a candidate for Mayor," the statement said. " I appreciate the kind words of support and encouragement that have been offered to me these past few weeks. It has been humbling to say the least to hear these positive comments. Running for political office is a time-consuming and daunting task.
Umpqua Bank donates $25,000 to rehab parks used by Occupy protesters | Community Spirit | City Center NewsPORTLAND, Ore. - Umpqua Bank announced a $25,000 donation to rehabilitate two downtown parks that were the center of the Occupy Portland protests for over a month. In a press release sent to media outlets, Umpqua CEO and President Ray Davis said “as a Portland-headquartered business, we believe we have an obligation to support our city and our beautiful parks." “We are pleased to help,” Davis added. The press release said the funds to restore the parks would be called the Restore our Historic Squares Fund. The Occupy Portland protesters set up camp in Lownsdale and Chapman Square parks in the South Park Blocks on October 6. Dozens and sometimes hundreds of people lived or spent time in the typically lightly-used parks over the next five weeks as part of the protest against the percieved influence of the wealthiest Americans in government.
We don’t hear a whole lot about #OccupyLA because the City Council has been so cool about it. But now, after nearly two months of the City Hall lawn being used as a campground, the city leaders would like to politely move the protest off the grounds while also supporting its continued work. The solution, which has yet to be accepted but which we think is genius for all involved, is to “rent” some downtown office space the city has (10,000 square feet) to #OccupyLA for a ceremonial $1 per year. (The huge commercial space is in something called the “Los Angeles Mall” literally next door to City Hall.) And all the homeless who have come to the camp recently?