The purpose of this and other PortlandWiki is to provide a central organizing space for all relevant information and work related to this gathering that anyone can access and contribute to. This is a "leaderless movement"; we are all involved in the work details.-related work on
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Occupy Portland is leaderless, but not structure-less. The central and primary web site for the movement is occupyportland.org -- so if you want to help organize, go there. If you want to ask a basic question or get a quick orientation, the best place is probably the Occupy Portland Facebook page.
A note about Occupy Portland on PortlandWiki:
- Q: Is the information here on PortlandWiki a redundant replication of data presented on Occupy Portland’s web site, facebook page, twitter feed, etc?
- A: Some of it may be but the point is to ensure that everyone has access to information in many forms. Not everyone uses Facebook or Twitter (or knows how to), or can make sense of the different levels of information on the various Occupy sites. The Occupy Portland work here on the wiki adds value by consolidating, digesting, archiving, and expanding on the material found on various websites, discussion groups, social media feeds, and so on.
About Occupy Portland
Occupy Portland is Portland's answer to the Occupy Wall Street movement happening in New York City. The demonstration of solidarity with the Wall Street protesters will begin at noon on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 with a march out of SW Waterfront Park. Following the march, a public space in Portland will be "occupied" and used a a central location for meetings, events, and communications. (For logistical reasons, the exact location of the occupation site has not yet been announced.)
From the official website:
"We will gather in solidarity with the ongoing protest in New York City, Occupy Wall Street, and the growing number of cities whose people will no longer sit back watching corporate and special interests run their government. We are citizens of the United States, and this country is ours. We will take it back."
Links to Photos, Videos, Documents, and Other Content
- Articles and Interviews
- Artwork - posters, flyers, etc.
- General Assembly - minutes, highlights, resources, etc.
- Goals and Demands - a working draft of the movement's goals, principles, and demands
- Press Releases
- Timeline of Events
Logistics and Communications
Use the pages below and list out (1) what needs to be done and (2) what you specifically are able to contribute. To link up with others, leave your contact info such as Twitter, Facebook or email. (To protect against spammers, use this email format: name AT provider DOT com.) See also the discussion forum at OccupyPortland.org and the Occupy Portland Communication email group.
- 99% Interviews or Photos - capture local stories on "We are the 99%"
- Audio Visual - Recording, editing, sharing
- Bicycles - Getting out the word
- Blogs - ask local blogs to write a post on Occupy Portland
- Donations - we need food, drinks, medical supplies, overnight supplies
- Door to Door - distributing flyers, personal invites to get involved
- Flyers/Fliers - AND POSTERS: making, printing, sharing, distributing
- General Assembly (GA) Facilitation
- Group Text Messaging on cell phones
- IRC - Internet Relay Chat
- Note Taking
- Radio - AM, FM and podcast shows
- Mainstream Media - Corporate TV, newspapers, magazines, weekly papers
- Live Streaming
- Onsite Equipment - communication needs to keep info flowing
- Posters and Banners - make them, take them, share them
- PSA (Public Service Announcement) - short, simple messaging for the masses
- Social Media Tutorials - learn about or teach Twitter, Facebook
- Things to Bring
- Software Tutorials - learn about or teach key software programs
- TV - Public access, local cable television shows
- YouTube and Vimeo
- Wifi Hotspots - build occupation hotspots and wifi hubs
- (Please add to this list!)
- Official Site: Occupy Portland
- Email Group: OccupyPortlandCommunications
- Collaborative writing: MeetingWords
- Indymedia: Portland metro
Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together Resources
- Occupy Wall Street: OccupyWallStreet
- The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America - 99% Movement
- Tumblr: We are the 99%
- US Days of Rage
- AmpedStatus - Knowledge Is Power
- Petition the White House to recognize the Occupy Wall Street Protesters