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Day 8- First shots of the day talking with an occupier sweeping the streets about why they're here and what they think we can accomplish. Scenes of the street, the process, and the first arrests that took place this morning of those who maintained our right to occupy Main Street with their bodies. Filmed and edited by our freelance correspondent Johnnie-O
Hard to believe it's only been a week since Occupy Portland started. Since then the Occupy movement has exploded on to the scene all across the country and around the world, giving renewed hope to millions for economic justice.
Here's a montage of the march that kicked it off here in Portland. On October 6th, 10,000 people marched in one of the most historical marches the city has seen.
Musical accompaniment by the great Nina Simone.
Portland enters its third day of occupation with over 1000 people actively holding space at the Chapman Park Camp in downtown.
As preparations for the Portland Marathon continue, many are nervous about being fenced in and locked down from 4am till 4pm tomorrow.
Despite fears and lively debate and consensus making in the People's General Assembly, at times comprised of over 500 participants, the occupation is becoming more organized and spirits are high.
Occupy Portland is by far one of the largest and most vibrant occupations in the country-- would be occupiers take note!
This stupor-sized serving of Freedumb Fries is a comedy of terrors featuring Beyoncé home videos gone wrong, homeless camp ins at the the famous rose-petals-covering-horse-poop Rose Parade, the story of anti-war veteran Brian Willson, and an animated guide to counterinsurgency by a budding scholar.
We decided to Super-size this edition to include spotlights on In Other Words' lending library, a visionary community effort by the last non-profit feminist bookstore in the country, and a feature on the recent crackdown on public art murals in Portland, and the artists who just keep on painting.