ABOUT OCCUPY PORTLAND, OR
Occupy Portland is a nonviolent movement for accountability in the United States government. At 12PM on October 6th, 2011 we will assemble at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, North Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza, at The Pavilion in Portland, OR where Saturday Market touches the river, just south of the Burnside Bridge. If you are coming from the MAX, get off at Skidmore fountain and walk east to the Waterfront. We will be near the fountain.
We will gather in solidarity with the ongoing protest in New York City, Occupy Wall Street, and the growing number of cities whose people will no longer sit back watching corporate and special interests run their government. We are citizens of the United States, and this country is ours. We will take it back.
It is no longer enough to vote and to participate in the political system because our political system has been altered drastically from its intended and proper function. Currently, we are allowed to pick from a few candidates whose campaigns are funded more and more by large organizations, corporations, and special interests. The success of their campaigns depends largely on how the corporate mass media presents them. When our elected officials enter office they then pander to the small groups responsible for their election. Even good men and women cannot make real improvements that benefit the American people.
We are one city in a growing national movement of people who no longer feel that their government works in their best interest. We will assemble on October 6th to demonstrate peaceful, substantive democracy and work for real change.
Our government is divided. We, the people, are united.
A note from the Morale Team and Occupy Portland Organizers regarding posts on this page, the forum, the facebook group or any other gathering place virtual or otherwise in Occupy Portland’s name: Occupy Portland WILL NOT tolerate calls to violence, drugs or illegal activity (property destruction etc). Please find a different place to debate those topics, and if you become aware of any topics of this matter PLEASE let us know so we can take the proper actions against instigators. Thank you so much!
Sierra Club Rally at Occupy Portland- Today at noon!
November 1st, 2011 · OccupyPDXkip · Events, General Assembly, March Preparation 4 comments
The following event was approved by the Occupy Portland General Assembly. The Actual event text below was not.Sierra Club Rally at Occupy Portland Date: Tuesday, November 1st Time: 11:30am (Rally at noon) Location: Chapman Square @ 3rd and Main, Downtown Portland Sponsor: Sierra Club
Join the Sierra Club at Occupy Portland on Tuesday to support the Occupy Wall Street protests and highlight the need to end our reliance on coal, oil and gas corporations. Sierra Club has issued support of Occupy Wall Street, saying “corporations that pollute our air, land and water, that put greed ahead of community good, public health and the nation’s economic well-being must be held fully accountable”. In our work around the country we have seen first-hand how international coal and oil companies have wrecked communities, polluted our environment and dominated the political process.
On Tuesday, November 1st, Sierra Club will stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protesters in saying “enough”. There will be a press conference and rally with Occupy Portland. Come grab a sign and a mask to show the press and passerby that corporate polluters are profiting off of risking our health! Afterwards, Occupy Portland will be hosting a march to Bank of America in protest of their support and funding of coal companies. Come join us, be loud and take a stand!