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Labor Solidarity March - March Together with Occupy Portland!!
- Date Wednesday October 26, 2011
- Time 5:00pm - 8:00pm
- Location Director Park, 815 SW Park, between SW Yamhill & Taylor on Park Ave, downtown Portland.
- Invite Page: LABOR COMMUNITY MARCH - Solidarity with Occupy Portland!
Organized labor is coming together to support the Occupy Portland movement. Oregon AFSCME leadership encourages your participation as we partner with the Oregon AFL-CIO, Jobs with Justice and others.
Occupy Portland is made up of real Americans pulling together to hold big banks and multinational corporations accountable for the financial crisis we all face.
Looking for more background information to better understand the ‘Occupy’ movement?
- Please visit their webpage
Remind everyone that the 99% are not just the representatives standing our ground in parks and empty lots across Oregon and the nation. Join the Oregon AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Laborers', and more unions for sure to come. The WE ARE OREGON drum core will also be there to put a beat to our steps!
LABOR won't stand for corporatization of our communities - not on Wall Street and not in the City of Portland! GOOD jobs, NOT CUTS!
International Occupy March
- Date Saturday, October 29th, 2011
This is the night before the G20 leaders Summit. This will be one of our regular Saturday marches, but in solidarity with other marches happening that day worldwide. This is a march against the greed of wall street, and in support of values of the 99%
- Date Monday October 31st, 2011
The Anti-Coal Zombie March is organized by Rising Tide to highlight the banks that fund coal mining (Bank of America, Wells Fargo...). This easily meshes with OP intentions.
National Break up with your Bank Day
- Date Saturday November 5th, 2011
Vote with your dollar. Get your money out of wall street banks and back into your community by moving your money to a local credit union. Save money by avoiding the new debit card fees banks are forcing on consumers even though the banks continue to rake in record profits.
Stop The Tar Sands Pipeline
- Date Sunday, November 6th, 2011
The action will replicate DC's "Hands Around The White House". Our local version on Sunday, November 6th, would be "Hands Around The Federal Building" and a march to a nearby theater for a free viewing of the new documentary, Pipe Dreams. This is a film on the Keystone XL by Leslie Iwerks and is short-listed for an Academy Award nomination.
The Tar Sands/ Keystone XL pipeline is one of the biggest looming disastesr in North America, but most people have never heard of it. Please watch this 90 sec. video and this 4 minute video by Josh Fox, Academy Award nominated producer of Gasland.