This is the story of war veteran Brigitte Walker who is now being kicked out of her home by Chase Bank after they refused to modify her loan when Walker was medically discharged from the military. Along with Walker, her partner and children will also lose home.
I was amazed yesterday when an estimated 10,000+ people showed up for the Occupy Portland March. At one point the march covered seven city blocks. I was just amazed and so inspired to be surrounded by so many people uniting and discussing the future of this country together in peaceful solidarity. After the march 2,000 people stayed to occupy Lownsdale and Chapman Squares in Downtown Portland. Thankfully, no one has been arrested and a longterm occupation solution has been approved by the mayor. I just want to thank everyone across the country who is occupying and marching in solidarity, you all inspire and enlighten me. Let us keep this movement alive!
We believe the white people of #OccupyWallStreet need to understand something: the feelings of economic insecurity, political powerlessness, and lack of support that have brought so many of us to the protests at Liberty Park have been lived by many of the people of color in this country for centuries.
“But as Audre Lorde wrote, it is not the responsibility of the oppressed to educate the oppressors about our mistakes.” All damn day.
This is cop whipping people with his baton. And of course it is a white shirt.
I don’t know what happened right before, but I do NOT see anyone at this point posing a threat to this officer. One thing I do know is that we constantly stress that this is a non-violent movement. Let’s see how the press spins this, if it’s even covered.