The Portland Mercury is organizing an event for people to discuss what direction Occupy should take which will include as of yet unnamed members of government and the media. Absent from any invitation is the homeless or actual members of Occupy Portland. This obvious attempt at recuperation should be openly rejected. The Mercury's position of detached hipster irony towards the very real and serious problems our society faces is an indication of the role they serve. Their interest in Occupy is the same as the rest of the capitalist press - as a way to move papers, and push the movement into reformist dead ends.
The event is on Sunday, December 11th. 4pm. 403 SW. 10th. Free. This is an invitation to all of those who would reject attempts to co-opt this movement and tame it to show up. The history of pies and protest is a long one - here are some ideas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotic_Baking_Brigade.