Portland enters its third day of occupation with over 1000 people actively holding space at the Chapman Park Camp in downtown. As preparations for the Portland Marathon continue, many are nervous about being fenced in and locked down from 4am till 4pm tomorrow. Despite fears and lively debate and consensus making in the People’s General Read more about Rose City Rising – Day 3 Occupy Portland[…]
As 25,000 people protesting for their rights surround the Capitol building in Madison Wisconsin, today, Obama is preparing for his Portland/Hillsboro budget Bonanza tomorrow. The president is slated to visit the Hillsboro Intel plant to deliver inspiring speeches to a tech sector badly needing an overhaul. Ironically, the Obama administration also is the in process of ramming the Korea Free Trade Agreement (KFTA) through Congress and under the radar of most Americans. According to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s official study on the KFTA projects will increase the U.S. trade deficit in electronics — a category that includes sectors like semiconductors and solar panels — by $762 – 790 million. Do the workers at Intel know what this could mean for them?