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We can do better and we will do better to serve everyone in this society. The politics of hate and division have gotten us to this point because while we were all uniting to hate the other as directed by the media we all had our pockets picked, our jobs sent overseas, and out homes leveraged to eke out profit for the 1%.

Now is the time to stand together and change all of that and bring our world society back from the brink if nihilistic destruction and into working socioecosystem.

To do that we must work together on the local level. As we address what we can do locally we grow to include national and then global solutions to correct the tailspin we find ourselves in. Here is where we start, a local space devoted to the Occupy Movement in Portland, Oregon where We the People can assemble and problem solve bringing ourselves closer to our goal of a society sustainable for everyone.

Come celebrate our new community space!

When: Friday, Jan 13 from 6-9pm

Where: St. Francis at 1131 Southeast Oak Street  Portland, OR 97214

Featuring a panel on Occupy, music, food, workshops, committee booths, a raffle…and fun!

Breakout session include tiny-tent making, non-violent resistance tactics & strategies, online activism, kids activities and more! This is a family friendly event.

Bring a can of food or a pie!

Facebook page for the event.

MAYBE YOU'VE HEARD. Occupy Portland is throwing a bit of a bash this Friday, January 13, in honor of what amounts to a pretty big step in its evolution: the occupation of some indoor organizing space—its first permanent home since its eviction from two city parks in November.

Which leads to a question: When a social movement throws a housewarming party, what are you supposed to bring? The answer is actually easier than it sounds.

Just bring yourself. Please.

The open house—at St. Francis Church, over at SE 12th and Oak (6-9 pm)—is Portland's best chance yet to reintroduce itself to the movement in its midst. And maybe do more than that. With Occupy still trying to figure itself out—is there really room for everyone under its activist umbrella?—it's an even better time to get involved and start shaping it.

No more braving the cold in downtown parks for long governing meetings. No more having to find scattered spaces around town to organize events. No more waiting until warmer weather for the ability to comfortably gather, socialize, and share ideas.

There is a great article detailing the committees to get involved in at the link above if you are interested.


Will you be there too?

Originally posted to Occupy Wall Street on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST.

Also republished by PDX Metro, Daily Kos Oregon, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Progressive Hippie.

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