Over 400 activists marched on Oct. 6 to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Occupy Portland, and to demand an end to the occupation of Afghanistan. Many carried signs and shouted out familiar chants which expressed the deep concerns and goals of Occupy---ending corporate dominance and greed, impoverishment of ordinary folks due to crushing student loans, mortgages, and debts caused by sky-rocketing health costs, loss of jobs and cuts in social programs, police militarization, brutality and violence, corruption and unaccountability of politicians and Wall Street, endless wars costing trillions of dollars, and destruction of the environment and our social fabric to maintain corporate profits. It's the same ole bullshit, and folks are just sick and sickened by it!
Many activists who participated in the march are convinced that Occupy is NOT dead and gone. The resistance to this brutal and corrupt system will continue, no matter what the critics, pundits and corporate media say!