Occupy Portland and many other local activist organizations such as PCASC and
Portland Jobs With Justice joined forces to rally and march in solidarity with Colombian workers who are in a hunger strike
and have been fired from their jobs in a General Motors affiliated manufacturing plant after recieving injuries which occured
on the job. This day was also chosen as it is the one year anniversary of the Occupy movement.
The occupy movement speaks through many voices, today at the press conference you will hear why the Strike at West Coast
Ports is happening on 12/12/11 on the West Coast. This was filmed at 11AM on Friday morning in front of the World Trade Building
in Portland Oregon http://youtu.be/uZ11ngkkjtc
This was filmed as the occupy portland protest
marches through town after being kicked out of Shemanski Park which just happened before I arrive and started filming these
Joe Anybody interviews Portland Police:
Bob King about so-called Occupy Crime
I ask Bob King with public relations with the Portland Police
about why the fixation on the Occupy Portland - so-called crime finger pointing. I presented my side somewhat but didn't get
the answers I was wanting. The veteran he speaks of that needed CPR ...could of been at the Veteran parade else where
in town. http://youtu.be/lvIgKqnxW5U
Bring Hope To
I met these two girls who were
looking to speak with the police information officer. As we walk around looking for him we stop and they tell me about Occupy
Portland and there concern and hopes. My hope is in the youth like these girls, who in their show of solidarity, peace, and
understanding... to come out and document the police evicting the peaceful occupy group. This kind of action(s) by the youth
in Occupy Portland is inspiring.
Filmed at the very spot, where the Occupy Portland protest has (2) people in
a lock down to a 50 gallon drum 24/7. Those two protesters, are in this "Union Song" video. This music video was written by
Miriams Well, who is playing guitar and singing.
In solidarity with Wall Street Protesters and all Occupy Protests everywhere!
This Occupy Portland 2011 video, is a collection of video clips from the first 3 weeks of
the "occupy portland protest" that I have collected. The video has out-takes from speechs, rally's, marches, police, students,
camp, bridges, and the city streets
Occupy Portland & JWJ, AFLCIO and many other unions stand in solidarity w/ striking Verizon workers by protesting
the union busting Verizon cell phone company. The streets filled with over 2ooo people.As the march winds to an end near Pioneer
Sq. the crowds gather outside the Broadway store for about 10 minutes.... Shouting "Shame on You" and other anti union busting
Hundreds and hundreds gather on 10.22.11 to cross the I-5 bridge on the Oregon / Washington border in Solidarity! to demand
"Good Jobs and No Cuts". Occupy Portland and Occupy Vancouver join in the march and the demands. This is a video of the bridge
crossing from the Washington side
Portland Activist and Citizens [a group of estimated under 1000 people] demanding Good Jobs and No Cuts joined with Vancouver
Activists and Vancouver Citizens in a walk across the I-5 Interstate Bridge on Saturday 10.22.11.
The I-5 bridge sidewalk was was filled end to end as the 99 percent from Occupy Portland and Occupy Vancouver joined with
Jobs With Justice and Union Organizations to form one solid line across the state line.
This clip is just one part of the march and and this event continues in the next video, which I will be posting, right here
on Portland Indymedia
On Day 10 of Occupy Portland I film a short
clip of a truck being loaded with donated food to be taken to the off site storage warehouse. This was filmed on Oct 15 2011
along side the occupy camp, just after the big anti war march.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00WX5lDe6Hs
Day 12 Occupy
GA Opening Music
Music before the General Assembly
meeting on Mon evening
After Marathon the march along Waterfront - in the crowd
After the Portland Marathon, hundreds from the Occupy Portland movement marched up waterfont avenue. The protest march
followed the same route as the marathone back to the camp. Crowd is sprayed from rooftop 0:57 in video look left side
It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on
Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests,
group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people
held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves –was coordinated with the big banks themselves.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should
once more shame major US media outlets (why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil
liberties news?), filed this request. The document – reproduced here in an easily searchable format – shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity
so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: in some cases, bearing a single name,
the Domestic Security Alliance Council. And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally planned, locally executed
mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable
peaceful American citizens.
The documents, released after long
delay in the week between Christmas and New Year, show a nationwide meta-plot unfolding in city after city in an Orwellian
world: six American universities are sites where campus police funneled information about students involved with OWS to the
FBI, with the administrations' knowledge (p51); banks sat down with FBI officials to pool information about OWS protesters
harvested by private security; plans to crush Occupy events, planned for a month down the road, were made by the FBI –
and offered to the representatives of the same organizations that the protests would target; and even threats of the assassination
of OWS leaders by sniper fire – by whom? Where? – now remain redacted and undisclosed to those American citizens
in danger, contrary to standard FBI practice to inform the person concerned when there is a threat against a political leader
"FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) … reveal that from its inception,
the FBI treated the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat … The PCJF has obtained heavily redacted
documents showing that FBI offices and agents around the country were in high gear conductingsurveillance against the movement even as early as August 2011, a month prior to the establishment of the OWS encampment in Zuccotti
Park and other Occupy actions around the country."
"This production [of documents], which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is
a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI's surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing
with the Occupy movement … These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm
of Wall Street and Corporate America."
show stunning range: in Denver, Colorado, that branch of the FBI and a "Bank Fraud Working Group" met in November 2011 –
during the Occupy protests – to surveil the group. The Federal Reserve of Richmond, Virginia had its own private security
surveilling Occupy Tampa and Tampa Veterans for Peace and passing privately-collected information on activists back to the Richmond FBI,
which, in turn, categorized OWS activities under its "domestic terrorism" unit. The Anchorage, Alaska "terrorism task force"
was watching Occupy Anchorage. The Jackson, Michigan "joint terrorism task force" was issuing a "counterterrorism preparedness
alert" about the ill-organized grandmas and college sophomores in Occupy there. Also in Jackson, Michigan, the FBI and the
"Bank Security Group" – multiple private banks – met to discuss the reaction to "National Bad Bank Sit-in Day"
(the response was violent, as you may recall). The Virginia FBI sent that state's Occupy members' details to the Virginia
terrorism fusion center. The Memphis FBI tracked OWS under its "joint terrorism task force" aegis, too. And so on, for over
Jason Leopold, at Truthout.org, who has sought similar documents for more than a year, reported that the FBI falsely asserted in response to his own FOIA
requests that no documents related to its infiltration ofOccupy Wall Street existed at all. But the release may be strategic: if you are an Occupy activist and see how your information is being
sent to terrorism task forces and fusion centers, not to mention the "longterm plans" of some redacted group to shoot you,
this document is quite the deterrent.
There is a new twist: the
merger of the private sector, DHS and the FBI means that any of us can become WikiLeaks, a point that Julian Assange was trying
to make in explaining the argument behind his recent book. The fusion of the tracking of money and the suppression of dissent
means that a huge area of vulnerability in civil society – people's income streams and financial records – is
now firmly in the hands of the banks, which are, in turn, now in the business of tracking your dissent.
Remember that only 10% of the money donated to WikiLeaks can be processed – because of financial sector and DHS-sponsored targeting of PayPal data. With this merger, that crushing of one's personal or business financial
freedom can happen to any of us. How messy, criminalizing and prosecuting dissent. How simple, by contrast, just to label
an entity a "terrorist organization" and choke off, disrupt or indict its sources of financing.
Why the huge push for counterterrorism "fusion centers", the DHS militarizing of police departments,
and so on? It was never really about "the terrorists". It was not even about civil unrest. It was always about this moment,
when vast crimes might be uncovered by citizens – it was always, that is to say, meant to be about you.
In Portland Oregon
the police were seen [undercover] at a Portland Occupy meeting as early in the year as 9.30.11 ... they were 'outed' which
prompted them to leave the meeting: http://youtu.be/XcerdvfjD-o [short video clip of undercover cops at Portland Occupy]