Subpoenaed Portland Activists Intend to Resist Grand Jury Investigating Anarchists

By: Friday August 3, 2012 2:08 pm

Leah-Lynn Plante refused to share any other information besides her name at a federal grand jury in Seattle on August 2. Plante had been subpoenaed in July at the same time the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) raided three homes in Portland. She was issued a new subpoena to appear at the grand [...]

Grand Juries & the FBI’s Targeting of Anarchists in the Occupy Movement

By: Friday July 27, 2012 11:41 am

(update below) A series of paramilitary-style raids conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against activists in Portland, Oregon, and in Olympia and Seattle in Washington occurred on July 25. The FBI seized computers, black clothing, and any “anarchist” literature they could find.┬áMultiple people were reportedly issued subpoenas to appear before a federal grand [...]

Occupy Oregon Re-Occupies, Police Violently Evict Then Occupiers Re-Take Park

By: Sunday December 4, 2011 9:18 am

Festive atmosphere in the evening as Portland is re-occupied. (photo: Interdome) In Portland, Oregon, Occupy Oregon (also known as Occupy PDX) re-occupied Shermanski Park last night. They setup tents, tarps, and folding tables at 4:35 pm PST. A police officer drove by and informed the occupiers it was illegal to “camp” in a public park. [...]

Fixating on the Cost of Policing Occupy Protests

By: Wednesday November 23, 2011 10:44 am

Taxpayer money funds police patrol of bull statue (photo: David Shankbone) The excessive and gratuitous use of police at Occupy protests, especially in New York and other large cities, has led a number of people to wonder how cities are paying for the police to patrol demonstrations and encampments. Now, with a report from AP [...]

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