Occupy Portland @ Tom McCall Park

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Occupy Portland is a nonviolent movement for accountability in the United States government. At 12PM on October 6th, 2011 we will assemble at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, North Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza, at The Pavilion in Portland, OR where Saturday Market touches the river, just south of the Burnside Bridge. If you are coming from the MAX, get off at Skidmore fountain and walk east to the Waterfront. We will be near the fountain.

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.

It is no longer enough to vote and to participate in the political system because our political system has been altered drastically from its intended and proper function. Currently, we are allowed to pick from a few candidates whose campaigns are funded more and more by large organizations, corporations, and special interests. The success of their campaigns depends largely on how the corporate mass media presents them. When our elected officials enter office they then pander to the small groups responsible for their election. Even good men and women cannot make real improvements that benefit the American people.

We are one city in a growing national movement of people who no longer feel that their government works in their best interest. We will assemble on October 6th to demonstrate peaceful, substantive democracy and work for real change.

Our government is divided. We, the people, are united.
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Date Created 10/7/2011
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mattu Over 1 year ago
It took me a while, but I was determined. The QR code links to http://partyover.org/ I pointed my phone at the screen but it wouldn't read it. So screen grab, read into Photoshop, free transform tool to rectify, then my phone got it. (Boy I really need to get out more)
GigaView Over 1 year ago
You might have tried it from this one, which had a better angle on the QR Code sign - http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=2818f531-a14c-4b6c-814f-827dfdc08123,but I'm not helping, am I? I'm sure they appreciate the effort you put it. I know I do. Cheers, Matt.
mattu Over 1 year ago
Ah, that one worked right away.

I appreciate the effort you put in capturing the Occupy panos and writing up the description around them. It's great to see yours and others from around the country on the front page of Photosynth today.
GigaView Over 1 year ago
I was astounded to see them on the homepage today. Glad I got out to shoot them and learn a bit more about the movement in the process.
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