On October 6th, 2011 thousands of people marched through the streets of Portland, Oregon.
Hundreds then established an autonomous zone over two, sometimes three, city blocks and remained there for 38 days, living according to the abilities and needs of each person. Communes were also established in Olympia, Tacoma, Bellingham, Seattle, Eugene, and other cities throughout the Cascadian bioregion. All expressed solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City.
It is now the summer of 2012. Most Occupy encampments have been destroyed by police. Yet many people still work towards social, economic, and environmental justice. Often this work is being done out of sight of corporate media, in neighborhoods and communities across the region.
To more effectively share news from the struggles that happen daily in Cascadia, this space and its curator(s) will not identify solely as a part of the Occupy Movement, but as a part of the broader movement for global liberation. We write (and fight) in solidarity with all beings.