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http://portlandwiki.org/West_Coast_Ports_Shutdown_12_12_11 02.12.2011 07:54
West Coast Ports Shutdown 12 12 11
West Coast Port Shutdown Dec 12th Purpose:vOakland has called for all West Coast ports to be shutdown on December, 12 2011.
LETS JOIN THEM!
In response to coordinated attacks on the occupations and attacks on workers across the nation
Occupy Oakland calls for the blockade and disruption of the economic apparatus of the 1% with a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West Coast on December 12th. The 1% has disrupted the lives of longshoremen and port truckers and the workers who create their wealth, just as coordinated nationwide police attacks have turned our cities into battlegrounds in an effort to disrupt our Occupy movement.

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Jorg Lessing 30.11.2011 07:12
Better Instead of More
Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. Economics changes with the times. Once savings was the elixir and then spending was the elixir. Growth and work can become fetishes pursued for their own sake. Frank Rotering in "Needs and Limits" discusses the reality of "ecological overshoot."

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Ananamous 29.11.2011 17:13
Rioting during the great depression. Occupy Wall streets future?
Watch the video and comment!

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Thomas Trares 29.11.2011 05:30
Criticism of Economists
Economists with their models could predict the values of economic variables but did not foresee the greatest economic crisis in 80 years. Neoclassicism is a self-contained theoretical model offering simple answers. Mechanical-deterministic neoclassicism serves the interests of capital and big corporations, well-organized and financed interests.

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Rudolf Hickel 22.11.2011 13:29
Neoliberalism as the Greatest Error in the History of Economic Thought
Efficiency and prosperity can only be realized on capitalist markets when the economic system is bound in a social order under the primacy of politics. The agenda of democratic legitimated politics and the provision of public goods are derived from the "anatomy of market failure." If a comprehensive policy of regulating the financial market is not implemented, no rescue is possible.

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workers action 21.11.2011 12:34
Labor Must Choose Between Occupy and the Democrats
The Occupy Movement couldn't have come along at a worse time, from the viewpoint of the Democrats. Election season is just getting started and Occupy has thrown a giant wrench into the political machinery. Some labor leaders too are sensing "politics as usual" shifting under their feet; the "get out the vote" for the Democrats may elicit blank stares from the rank and file.

Occupy has the potential to create earthquakes within the labor movement and labor's relationship to the Democrats, if it approaches the subject intelligently. This seismic shift could permanently change politics in the United States, much for the better.

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Niels Annen, Byorn Bohning and Benjamin Mikfeld 21.11.2011 05:44
Beyond Possessive Individualism
Shrinking the financial sector and overcoming neoliberal myths are crucial to overcome the next financial crisis. The authors, German Young Socialists in their 30s, decry the myths that incomes are just, that self-interest leads to public interest and that economics and politics are separate. US elites prefer flying in jets to studying tax charts or distributive justice.

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Veronica Nowakowski 16.11.2011 06:43
Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Calls for an End to Attacks on Occupy Movement
Presidential Candidate Alexander says "Remember well who is behind these assaults on you; these are the men and women who are bought and sold like commodities by corporations. These are not just Republican officials, but also the Democratic Party that are assaulting your rights to free speech. Your calls for social and economic justice do not sit well with their owners. When the Democrats try to sweet talk you into believing they support the 99%: forget their words and remember their actions."

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Christoph Butterwegge 14.11.2011 06:41
The Future of the Social State
The extended family as a kind of "self-help group" replaces the social state in the backward-oriented utopia of liberal-conservatism. Nothing hurts families more than the "rebuilding" or dismantling of the social state and the marketing of interpersonal relations justified with the keywords "globalization" and "location protection."

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Mark Thoma 09.11.2011 08:47
The Financial System is Rigged in Favor of the Rich
"If the Federal Reserve had thought more about Main Street when it was bailing out the financial system, there might not be an Occupy Wall Street movement throughout the country today.The belief that the economic system is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful is an important factor driving OWS. This belief is based on the way in which the financial bailout was handled."

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Portland Anarchist 06.11.2011 23:17
Dallas Calls for General Strike: Nov. 30th
Another General Strike

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Steven Argue 06.11.2011 20:10
Oakland General Strike a Success, but Cops Seriously Injure another Vet
With over 50,000 people protesting in the street in three major protests through the course of the day, massive labor participation, and a shut down of the Port of Oakland, there is no question that the general strike was a success. Yet the corporate media is now blowing up the importance of a few acts of vandalism by protesters and agent provocateurs. This is a blatant attempt divert attention from a successful working class action.

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By Veronica Nowakowski 06.11.2011 09:54
U.S. Election 2012: U.S. Jobs Creation Only “Change” for Working People
"We aren't making economic progress," says Stewart Alexander, Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party USA, "we are simply going through a long term process of replacing poorly paying jobs with even worse jobs while corporate profits soar. The only 'change' Obama has given us jingles in our pockets."

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Veronica Nowakowski 03.11.2011 06:40
U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander Says Obama Represents the One Percent
Stewart Alexander, Socialist Party USA nominee for President, says the Occupy movement is to the left of the Democratic Party. More so, Alexander claims that Barack Obama represents the 1%, not the 99%.

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Steven Argue 01.11.2011 19:57
SEIU 1021 Joins the November 2nd General Strike
Scott Olsen injured (Photo: Kimihiro Hoshino/Agence France-Presse) "The SEIU 1021 Executive Board calls on all members of SEIU 1021 to join a day-long "Peaceful Day of Action" in support of Occupy Oakland and against the banking industry and last week's police brutality against the Occupy Oakland encampment." SEIU 1021 Official Statement & Call to Action Call to Action

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Steven Argue 30.10.2011 15:19
Scott Olsen Cannot Talk, General Strike Nov. 2nd!
Scott Olsen Key unions are on board and will shut down construction sites and the Port of Oakland

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Lynn Lomibao 30.10.2011 09:44
U.S. Election 2012: Alexander Wants Unemployment Benefits Extended Indefinitely
If elected president in 2012, Alexander says his administration will support the provisions of a livable guaranteed annual income. A Guaranteed Livable Income would be an unconditional and universal income administered by the federal government and granted to individuals to ensure that no person's income falls below what is necessary for health, life and dignity.

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Me again 22.10.2011 17:20
Wow
Now check out this video as well.

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An occupier! 22.10.2011 17:16
Occupy Europe Thousands march in Germany and Spain!!
Watch the video!!!!

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friend of Chris Hedges 17.10.2011 10:03
International Day for Eradication of Poverty and Chris Hedges
Since 2000, October 17 has been the United Nation's International Day for Eradication of Poverty.

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Darcy Richardson 16.10.2011 19:26
U.S. Election 2012: Socialist Party Taps Stewart Alexander for President
Alexander, who prides himself on his working-class background, maintains that the Socialist Party historically has been "the true representative of the Left," a point he hopes to drive home not only to disillusioned progressives, but to millions of working-class and poor Americans who have been mercilessly pummeled during the current economic crisis - a near-catastrophic downturn caused almost entirely by the recklessness and avarice of those on Wall Street and their overt enablers in the nation's capital, Democrats and Republicans alike.

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anon 15.10.2011 20:44
Any Good Ideas Out There?
F*ck Ikea

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ananamous 15.10.2011 19:45
what about italy?
read below

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workers action 13.10.2011 13:56
The 1% and Capitalism
By definition, capitalism is: An economic system based on private ownership of the means of production (industry, banks, technology), where through the process of market competition, production occurs for private profit — if something cannot be sold for a profit it is not produced.

In practice, private ownership has evolved into giant corporations, which monopolize production, markets, and government via campaign contributions, corporate lobbying (often legalized bribery) and promising politicians a cozy retirement from politics: "working" for corporations as consultants, lobbyists, etc.

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Ananamous 12.10.2011 15:41
I am not moving a short film occupy wall street! This is a great video everyone should see
Watch the video it is a repost.

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reposting from Jobs w/ Justice action alert 12.10.2011 07:52
Good Jobs for All! No Cuts! March from Portland to Vancouver Saturday, Oct. 22 @ 11am
Good Jobs for All! No Cuts!
March from Portland to Vancouver
Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11 am

Meet at the field just off I-5 Exit 308 to Jantzen Beach* to march across the I-5 bridge for a
Noon Rally at Esther Short Park* in Vancouver

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Lynn Lomibao 08.10.2011 08:57
U.S. Election 2012: Alexander says Occupy Wall Street is a workers revolution
As a 2012 presidential candidate, Stewart Alexander says it is time for revolutionary change; "the Occupy Wall Street protesters are demanding nothing less." Alexander, along with the Socialist Party USA, the Peace and Freedom Party and millions of socialists nationwide, are calling for a radical transformation of society from capitalism to socialism; their demands are a challenge to the basic assumption of a capitalist market economy.

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Mark Engler 07.10.2011 08:09
How #OccupyWallStreet is Evolving and Gaining Power
What do the protestors want? A solution to the jobs crisis, corporate money out of politics, fairer tax rates, and policies that work for 99% of Americans instead of the 1% at the top.

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Labor Video Project 04.10.2011 19:45
The War At the Port Of Longview, Washington And the ILWU
A labor war is taking place at the Port of Longview in Washington where the EGT group is trying to bust the longshore workers. This video is
an interview with Dan Coffman, president of ILWU Local 21 and Jack Heyman of ILWU Local 10 retired.

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Jens Jessen 04.10.2011 04:21
Underway to Plutocracy: Financial Crisis
No one can impute a salvation promise to capitalism any more.. The market is regarded as a natural law and power of fate. Nothing but Darwinism was left of the liberals' hope for progress. That Darwinism rejoices in the survival of the fittest and celebrates the sorting out of weaker debtors, weaker states and weaker workers.

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Mark Engler 30.09.2011 05:26
Five Things #Occupy Wall Street Has Done Right
"Few institutions in our society are more in need of condemnation than the big banks and stockbrokers based where the critics are now camped. "Why are people protesting Wall Street?" For anyone who has lived through the recent economic collapse and the ongoing crises of foreclosure and unemployment, this question almost answers itself."

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Den Mark, Vancouver 29.09.2011 21:01
Longview Rally
ILWU
GETS IT.
DO YOU?
Workers Are
Under Attack.
Fight Back.

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marc 29.09.2011 05:00
Videos: Mary Robinson and Thom Hartmann
Thom Hartmann speaks on "Let's keep feudalism where it belongs - in school textbooks." Mary Robinson speaks on "The War on Terror was a Mistake."

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Lynn Lomibao 28.09.2011 09:20
U.S. Election 2012: Alexander picks Darcy Richardson and Steve Trager for 2012
Today, Stewart Alexander announced that Darcy Richardson from Florida will serve as his national policy advisor, and Steve Trager from Ohio will serve as his regional campaign director. Both Darcy Richardson and Steve Trager have been activists on the political left for more than two decades. Alexander says he would seek former U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson to step in as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. "We need a Federal Reserve Chairman that will help steer the nation out of this depression; I want Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke out and Alan Grayson in."

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Friedhelm Hengsbach 27.09.2011 05:21
Is Capitalism Devouring Its Children?
The state was extorted by the banks. Bailing out the banks was regarded as without alternative.. Rating institutions should become public institutions and system-relevant banks dismantled. The melting of the hegemony of the US dollar leads to a multipolar monetary system. Growth- and stability funds should be established as the credit-givers of last resort.

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Norbert Reuter 26.09.2011 10:50
Stagnation as a Trend-Life with Satiated Markets, Stagnating Economies and Reduced Work
45 years ago JKGalbraith was shocked at the public squalor alongside private affluence. In 2008-10 trillions were given to banks and Wall St. so private losses became public losses. By relieving corporations of taxes, neoliberal supply side strategy worsens growth and employment.

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Alfredo M. Bonanno 24.09.2011 17:07
Rally and Demonstration in Solidarity with Longview ILWU Resisting State Repression
Location: Civic Circle - Longview, WA by the Post Office
Time: &#8206;5:30PM Thursday, September 29th

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Lugi Galleani 23.09.2011 16:44
Here's Why Washington Longshore Workers Are So Angry
Violence erupted 7 September in a major labor dispute that has simmered for months at the Port of Longview, leading to work shutdowns at ports up and down the Washington coast. Why are members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) — and their supporters in Washington and Oregon — so upset about a grain terminal that employs just 50 workers?

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Jorge Martin posted by Cort 22.09.2011 12:08
Chavez's health, the 2012 elections and the future of the Venezuelan revolution
The Bolivrian revolution

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Plutocracy Files and Ian Fletcher 22.09.2011 07:16
The Flaw and Words Can't Magic Away the Trade Deficit
One recurring delusion in the controversy over America's free-trade-induced trade mess is the idea that our gigantic trade deficit, which fluctuates around $500 billion a year, somehow "doesn't matter."
Systemic and structural contradictions are often repressed while economic problems are trivialized as psychological and motivational.

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labor folksingers 19.09.2011 15:07
Labor/Antiwar Folksinger George Mann at Red and Black Cafe September 25
Poster for Concert NYC-based George Mann brings a new concert program, "200 Years of Struggle in Song," to The Red and Black Cafe with special guests Jay Russo from "General Strike" and Rose Darke on Fiddle!

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NICOLE COLSON 19.09.2011 09:30
Why postal workers need your support
A battle is looming at the U.S. Postal Service. Nicole Colson reports on what's at stake.
National Day of Action in every Congressional District
Rally to Save America's Postal Service
Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 4 - 5:30pm
Main Post Office, 715 NW Hoyt (@ Broadway) Portland, OR
sponsors: American Postal Workers Union, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Postal Mailhandlers Union, National Rural Letter Carriers Association
endorsed by Portland Jobs with Justice

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