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« Reply #90 on: July 05, 2012, 01:09:13 pm »

http://standupforthetruth.com/2012/07/obama-supporters-jim-wallis-and-brian-mclaren-praise-ows-with-their-occupy-theology/

Obama Supporters Jim Wallis and Brian McLaren Praise OWS with their Occupy Theology

As most of you know, our ministry would not exist if not for the “Jim Wallis incident,” so I am sharing this post from Blue Collar Philosophy, an interesting site tracking Christians who support the antics of the Left:
 
It should surprise no one that President Obama’s supporters from the Christian Left are big fans of the Occupy movement. At a recent gathering of Leftist Christians two leading figures from this movement offer up their praise for the Occupy movement. This is apparently the new Occupy Theology tasked with justifying the goals of the movement with a theological construct. They even have invaded Twitter. Here is Jim Wallis offering up his excitement over the Occupy movement.



And Brian McLaren who is also a big supporter of Obama.
 


I find McLaren’s use of “the least of these” particularly offensive since he supports a man willing to tolerate infanticide. If the unborn and newly born do not epitome “the least of these” then who does?
 
As to who would more likely identify with the Occupy movement? I think Wallis and McLaren need to consider who the first Occupier in biblical history was.
 

With Jesus being used to justify what is going on in our streets, let us not forget who the first radical, the first community organizer, and the first occupier truly was. Figuring this out is rather simple. Just look at who American’s most inspiring radical praised in his book about being a radical. Saul Alinsky gives praise to none other than Lucifer…Did not Lucifer try and redistribute God’s power to himself?…Did not Lucifer organize his fellow angels in a rebellion to try and occupy Heaven?

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« Reply #91 on: September 02, 2012, 03:30:27 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-decry-corporate-greed-pre-dnc-protest-175555006.html

Hundreds decry corporate greed in pre-DNC protest

9/2/12

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds marched Sunday through Charlotte's central business district ahead of the Democratic National Convention to protest corporate greed in a demonstration that was lively but smaller than organizers had touted.
 
About 600 marchers carried signs and banners, banged drums and chanted on a sunny afternoon as part of the March on Wall Street South. Their numbers were a fraction of the thousands that organizers expected for what had been planned as the week's biggest protest.
 
Aided by the pleasant weather, the protesters showed more spirit than their rain-soaked counterparts at last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. There, effects of Hurricane Isaac's outer bands thinned the ranks of protesters.
 
The Charlotte demonstrators had anti-war signs as well as those promoting unionized labor and the plight of undocumented immigrants. One read: "Bankrupting America" with a font and logo that mimicked Bank of America. Another said: "OBAMA MURDERS CHILDREN WITH DRONES."
 
Participants ranged from young girls in cheerleading outfits and parents pushing strollers to Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in black shirts and red bandannas.

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« Reply #92 on: September 15, 2012, 04:51:37 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/occupy-wall-street-plans-surround-nyse-mark-anniversary-110616819.html

9/15/12

Occupy Wall Street plans to surround NYSE to mark anniversary

(Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street marks its first anniversary on Monday, and, in a bid to rejuvenate a movement that has failed to sustain momentum after sparking a national conversation about economic inequality last fall, activists plan once again to descend on New York's financial district.
 
The group, which popularized the phrase "We are the 99 percent," will attempt to surround the New York Stock Exchange and disrupt morning rush hour in the financial district, according to a movement spokeswoman.
 
Monday's protests will cap a weekend of Occupy Wall Street seminars, music and demonstrations in New York, said Linnea Paton, 24, an OWS spokeswoman. Demonstrations are also planned in other U.S. cities, other OWS organizers said.
 
The grassroots movement caught the world by surprise last fall with a spontaneous encampment in lower Manhattan that soon spread to cities across North America and Europe.
 
Occupy Wall Street briefly revived a long-dormant spirit of U.S. social activism, and drew enduring attention to economic injustice.

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« Reply #93 on: September 15, 2012, 11:03:53 pm »

Obviously, this thing hasn't gone away either, even though it came up a tad bit short last year.

Several arrested on Occupy 1-yr anniversary march
http://news.yahoo.com/several-arrested-occupy-1-yr-anniversary-march-023536522.html
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« Reply #94 on: September 17, 2012, 11:53:43 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/occupy-wall-street-anniversary-protests-132831287.html

Occupy protesters attempt to ‘shut down’ Wall Street on anniversary

9/17/12

Hundreds of protesters gathered in lower Manhattan on Monday to mark the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the amorphous, anti-corporate greed movement that began in New York and spread to dozens of cities last year.
 
Activists vowed to "shut down" Wall Street, with plans to create a human wall and block the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Hundreds of New York police officers were assembled early Monday in anticipation of the protests.
 
Dozens of officers, some on horseback, blocked off the entrance to Wall St. to prevent protesters from carrying out their stated mission.
 
There were dozens of arrests. At 10:00 a.m., a bus full of arrested protesters were carted off by the NYPD, all of them arrested earlier Monday morning. A double-decker bus of sightseers followed closely behind.

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« Reply #95 on: September 17, 2012, 10:20:11 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/more-180-occupy-wall-street-arrests-nyc-231530497.html

9/17/12

More than 180 Occupy Wall Street arrests in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement's anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city's financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.

Protesters roamed around the lower Manhattan financial district all morning in groups of a few dozen each, from one intersection to another and back again, chanting loudly about the ills of Wall Street. In total, there were a few hundred protesters scattered throughout the city. More than 180 of them were arrested by early Monday evening, mostly on disorderly conduct charges.

The day's events lacked the heft of Occupy protests last year, when protesters gathered by the thousands. But Occupiers were upbeat as they spread out in their old stomping grounds, giddy at the prospect of being together again. They brushed off any suggestions that the movement had petered out.

"This is a movement. It's only been a year," said protester Justin Stone Diaz, of Brooklyn. "It's going to take many years for it to develop and figure out exactly who we are."

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« Reply #96 on: May 06, 2013, 09:59:32 pm »

Not sure what to make of this source, but will post anyways - Always Discern! Smiley

Cyber Attack on US Banks and Government Websites Expected on May 7th

May 3, 2013

OpUSA Threatens Banks, Government

Anonymous: ‘We Will Wipe You Off the Cyber Map’

Tracy Kitten

BankInfoSecurity.com

May 2, 2013

Security experts say that OperationUSA, a coordinated online attack against banking and government websites slated for May 7, is a serious threat. As a result, organizations should be upping their distributed-denial-of-service attack mitigation strategies to guard against the attacks, which are being coordinated by the hacktivist group Anonymous.

Experts advise that call-center staff should be educated about DDoS attacks, in case customers call in about online outages or experience difficulty accessing accounts. And network and security teams should actively monitor Internet traffic on May 7 and take steps to block specific IP addresses.

Anonymous has said the attacks are being waged because of perceived social and political injustices. In an April 21 Pastebin post, it states: “Anonymous will make sure that this May 7th will be a day to remember. On that day Anonymous will start phase one of operation USA. America, you have committed multiple war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and recently you have committed war crimes in your own country.”

The group goes on to say U.S. financial institutions will be targeted for attack. “Do not take this as a warning,” the post states. “You cannot stop the Internet hate machine from doxes, DNS attacks, defaces, redirects, DDoS attacks, database leaks and admin takeovers.”

The White House website and eight other federal government sites, plus those of 133 U.S. banking institutions, are listed as targets in an April 24 Anonymous Pastebin post.

Anonymous says it simply plans to take these sites offline: “We will now wipe you off the cyber map.”

Experts say the threat is serious and few of the targeted organizations, other than the top 50 U.S. banking institutions, have made significant investments to withstand the attacks.

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« Reply #97 on: May 06, 2013, 10:11:58 pm »

Here's another source...

http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/dhs-opusa-to-cause-limited-disruptions-a-5731
DHS: OpUSA to Cause Limited Disruptions

Homeland Security Describes Possible DDoS Attacks as Nuisance

5/6/13

The Department of Homeland Security characterizes as a nuisance the threatened May 7 Operation USA attack against U.S. federal government and banking websites, contending some of the participants possess only rudimentary hacking skills.

Still, if the attack is perceived as a success in the hacking community, more nefarious actors could try more vicious disruptions against U.S. sites, DHS says in an alert.

The hacktivist group Anonymous, in a posting on the website Pastebin, says OpUSA will target nine U.S. federal government websites, including the White House and Defense Department, as well as 133 financial institutions on May 7 [see OpUSA Threatens Banks, Government].

A government official says DHS is fully aware of this threat and is working with federal and private-sector partners to put in place mitigation strategies. Homeland Security, in the alert, says it expects the hacktivists to attempt distributed-denial-of-service attacks that could temporarily halt or slow down website traffic. The alert also notes the hacktivists could attempt homepage defacement and data leaks.

According to the DHS alert, first reported by IT security blogger Brian Krebs and confirmed by a DHS official, the attacks likely would result in limited disruptions and mostly consist of nuisance-level attacks against public accessible webpages and possibly data exploitation.

A Nuisance with a Caveat

Former CIA Chief Information Security Officer Robert Bigman says that DDoS attacks are largely a nuisance, but adds a caveat: "If the DDoS attacks continue and veterans can't file claims and travelers can't get passports, then the public will motivate Congress to address the problem. Short of that, things will not change."

Another IT security expert, though, contends attacks such as those threatened by Anonymous could prove more damaging. "Some DDoS attacks are only a nuisance, but, as we've seen in the DDoS attacks on banks, these kinds of attacks are often just a smokescreen to distract from real damage elsewhere," says Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer at IT security provider Tripwire. "Writing off DDoS attacks as merely a nuisance is irresponsible, without data to substantiate that disposition."

DDoS attacks, indeed, have taken a toll on American banks. Since last September, the FBI counts more than 200 separate DDoS attacks on at least 46 financial institutions [see FBI: DDoS Botnet Has Been Modified].

Bigman, who retired last year from the CIA after 30 years, says federal agencies that deem their public-facing websites as mission-critical should be better prepared to defend their sites against the attacks. "The ones who use the website largely as an information serving platform - most of the intelligence community - are, ironically, less well protected," he says.

Assessing Hackers' Skills

The alert, prepared by Cyber Intelligence Analysis Division within DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis, says the actors behind OpUSA most likely will rely on commercial tools to exploit known vulnerabilities rather than develop their own tools and exploits.

"This suggests some of the participants possess only rudimentary hacking skills capable of causing only temporary disruptions of targeted websites," the alert says. "Nevertheless, OpUSA participants likely will exaggerate the scope and impact of their attacks as a way to attract attention and draw more capable criminal hackers to future hacking efforts."

Tripwire's Melancon cautions against underestimating the sophistication of the expected May 7 attack, saying that attitude is risky. "It is better to prepare for a strong attack than to be caught flat-footed because you expected an amateurish attack, but ended up being confronted by a competent attacker," he says.

Lessons to Be Learned

Even if the attacks are somewhat successful, they could help website operators defend against future attacks. "OpUSA, if launched, will actually expose vulnerabilities and help to reduce the number of targets that are susceptible to easy exploitation by more targeted adversaries," says Richard Stiennon, an IT security analyst and author of the book "Surviving Cyberwar."

The DHS alert says promoters of OpUSA, though not necessarily its instigators, include individuals linked to websites that host violent extremist content, including a member of a web forum that hosts al-Qaida-inspired content.
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« Reply #98 on: May 07, 2013, 04:24:55 am »

One can only imagine who is really behind "Anonymous".

I suspect this stuff is a reason being implemented, to justify the solution later, which I believe relates to "more secure" methods for internet use that will be enforced.
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« Reply #99 on: November 05, 2013, 09:21:00 pm »

We are legion: Global ‘Million Mask March’ anti-corruption protest

Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks to mark their support of the Anonymous hactivist movement are staging protests all around the world on Tuesday.



The self-styled legion of activists is opposing corporate and government corruption.

The global action on November 5 coincides with Guy Fawkes Day, which is celebrated by Britain with fireworks to remind of the botched attempt to blow up the Parliament in 1605. But the image of the notorious plotter has a new meaning for Anonymous and their supporters today. The Guy Fawkes mask was adopted by the hacker activists from the V for Vendetta graphic novel and film as a symbol of the anarchic fight against tyranny.

Cities in Australia, including Melbourne and Brisbane, have already started their local events. Activists in Europe and US are expected to join soon. A total of 400 cities are holding some kind of protest on Tuesday. Facebook pages exist for rallies in Nigeria, Mexico, the Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, Greece, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, Serbia, Belize, Switzerland, Poland, Brazil and elsewhere.

In London, thousands are expected to rally at Trafalgar Square, where supporters of Anonymous have congregated on past Guy Fawkes Days in huge numbers.

The US capital Washington is expected to hold a massive ‘Million Mask March’ event.

“To remind this world what it has forgotten, that fairness, justice and freedom are more than just words,” is the stated aim, according to the gathering’s Facebook page. The rally is scheduled to involve a meet-up near the Washington Monument that will then involve a march up the street to the nearby White House.

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Don't these people realize that Guy Fawkes was a JESUIT agent?

Luke 8:27  And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
Luk 8:28  When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
Luk 8:29  (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
Luk 8:30  And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
Luk 8:31  And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
Luk 8:32  And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
Luk 8:33  Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.

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« Reply #100 on: November 13, 2013, 12:37:57 pm »

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/13/us-usa-occupy-debt-idUSBRE9AC00020131113
11/13/13
Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

(Reuters) - An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.

The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so far spent $400,000 to buy the debt, in the process relieving 2,693 people of the money they owed for medical services Occupy thinks should be free.

"Think of it as a bailout of the 99 percent by the 99 percent," a post on the Rolling Jubilee project's website said.

The project, which launched on November 15, 2012, raises money through small, individual contributions, and then uses that money to purchase distressed and defaulted debt from the lenders, who in this case are hospitals or medical groups.

The lenders are willing to sell it very cheaply, often for less than five cents on the dollar, because they think there is little chance they will be able to collect.

Andrew Ross, a member of Occupy's Strike Debt group and a professor at New York University, said the group was able to buy debt at a 50-to-1 ratio.

The group receives almost no information about the people whose debt they buy - only an address, Ross said. The group mails a letter to each address explaining the project and that the person's debt has been "canceled," Ross said.

The group does not work directly with debtors.

"One person wrote back and said that he had gone through periods of being homeless and he was trying to get back on his feet," Ross said, calling the elimination of debt a huge relief.

Ross said the group has $200,000 left to spend, and they hope to target student loan debt next.

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Seriously - given the draconian agendas of this group, I would like to know more details.
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« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2014, 06:46:05 pm »

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/breakout/lawmakers-enlist-powerful-new-wage-and-wealth-gap-warrior---the-pope-181146316.html
Lawmakers enlist powerful new wage and wealth gap warrior - the Pope
1/7/14

"Let us leave a spare place at our table: a place for those who lack the basics, who are alone.”  - Pope Francis via Twitter January 7, 2014   

In three short phrases, Pope Francis has once again taken the lead in advocating for economic justice and fairness. Where not long ago a battle raged over the growing and disproportionate wealth of the so-called “one percent,” the new 77-year old leader of the Catholic church has gained more support in nine months than the Occupy Wall Street movement or Fast Food Forward have in five years.

This new found papal popularity is not going unnoticed, especially in Washington, where  lawmakers - particularly Democrats - are eager to find fresh support for their core causes but also to counter their own lofty disapproval ratings. As my colleague Jeff Macke and I discuss in the attached video, the politicization of the Pope is real and cannot be ignored

“It is not a surprise that the left and the right are now seeking openly to affiliate with this Pope,” Macke says, fresh from his own eye-opening trip to the Vatican. 

In fact, a recent New York Times article quotes Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as saying “We have a strong ally on our side,” in reference to a raft of policy efforts in the works that coincide with the writings and teachings Pope Francis espouses.

Of course, his Holiness has numerous advantages over his elected counterparts when it comes to addressing issues such as income inequality or raising the minimum wage.   Some would argue that as a foreign head of state representing a billion people (90% of which are not American), the Pope should not intercede in the U.S. political process. And yet, when the Pope includes the following four sub-titles in his most recent Exhortation, few dared to criticize his stance:

No to an economy of exclusion
No to the idolatry of money
No to a financial system that rules rather than serves
No to the inequality which spawns violence


Even mainstream theories have been addressed in his short Papacy where he blasts “trickle-down economics” as being a factually unconfirmed belief. “This opinion,” the Pope writes, “expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power,” adding that “the excluded are still waiting.”

It’s important to note that all of this is happening at the exact time that the country is being forced to reconcile the fact that the original “War on Poverty” declared by President Johnson in 1964, is turning fifty, but that there’s still a lot more work to do. The White House has already tagged job creation and better wages as key areas of focus for the mid-term, and will surely give both prominent play in the upcoming State of the Union address.

To be sure, Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” is clearly popular and politicians of all persuasions are as eager to side with him as they are reluctant to stand against him, but it has yet to be seen if his message results in any actual legislative action.
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« Reply #102 on: September 17, 2014, 11:24:53 pm »

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/the-people-who-organized-occupy-wall-street-are-now-suing-ea#2fi2oy5
The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other

The movement descends into litigation. “We can either go and beat him up or we can go to court.” posted on Sept. 17, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.


WASHINGTON — Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute.

The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary of the beginning of Occupy Wall Street. The group, led by activist Marisa Holmes, is seeking control of the Twitter account as well as $500,000 in damages.

The Twitter account, which used to be shared among several activists, is now under the control of Wedes, who explained his decision to take over the Twitter feed in a blog post in August:

    A thread about “self-promotion” became just another shaming session. If we start from a place of assuming bad intentions – i.e. discouraging “self-promotion” over encouraging solid, relevant content – we will end up with rules that shame rather than empower. Group members took on the task of limiting others to “1 to 2 tweets per day” (or week) on a topic, a form of censorship that would never have been allowed in the earlier days of the boat. I had to say enough!

“We can either go and beat him up or we can go to court,” Holmes, a video editor who was part of the core organizing team of Occupy, told BuzzFeed News. “And quite frankly if we go and beat him up then we could end up with countersuits against us, and that puts us in a more damaging position and we don’t really want to do that anyway.”

“So this is actually the least harmful for ourselves and him given the fact that he won’t give up the account without any kind of punitive measure,” Holmes said.

Holmes said that there had been numerous attempts to get control of the Twitter feed from Wedes, and that suing him was a last resort.

“I’ve given him many many chances and so have a lot of other people,” she said. “For the last six weeks there have been conversations online, mainly on Facebook and through intermediaries.”


“There has been conversation about it and Justin knew he was going to get sued.”

She accused him of using the feed for his own projects, especially his activism surrounding water rights in Detroit.

His taking control of the account is “equivalent to someone running off with a bunch of money or selling off assets,” she said.


This is the second time in the past year that there have been major fights over control of Occupy’s still-extant social media accounts, though the movement has for all intents and purposes died. Activists clashed in February over the @OccupyWallSt Twitter account, which was wrested away from other activists by Google engineer Justine Tunney, who claimed to have founded the account.

Wedes did not return requests for comment.
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« Reply #103 on: November 27, 2014, 11:02:08 am »

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/11/26/communist-palestinian-groups-join-ferguson-protesters-in-oregon/
11/26/14
Communist, Palestinian Groups Join Ferguson Protesters In Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle/AP) — Police in Portland used pepper spray and arrested seven people after hundreds of demonstrators roamed the city and blocked traffic Tuesday night while protesting a grand jury decision not to indict a Missouri police officer in the killing of an 18-year-old.

The arrests involved a splinter group that broke away after a peaceful downtown demonstration that involved about 1,000 people, police said.

The smaller group of about 300 marched across a major Willamette River bridge into east Portland, disrupting traffic. Sgt. Pete Simpson said one driver was punched in the face by a protester who disappeared into the crowd. The driver was not seriously injured.

Protesters also marched onto Interstate 5, where some tossed rocks and bottles at police, Simpson said. That’s when officers used pepper spray and made several arrests. The freeway was clear within about 10 minutes, the spokesman said.

Those arrested were accused of offenses including disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer.

Bus and light rail traffic was disrupted.

“No justice, no peace,” protesters chanted, “no racist police.”

Several confrontations briefly elevated into skirmishes. At one point on the Hawthorne Bridge, which police were blocking, a police officer on a motorcycle repeatedly ran his bike into the legs of a protester, who continued to stand in his way.

The incident drew a crowd of protesters who accused the officer of assault. The officer quickly left the area.

The protest had many elements of the Occupy Portland movement, which galvanized protesters in the city and formed a network of people who still communicate via mass text message.

As with Occupy, the vast majority of protesters preached peace, but a fringe group of people — some covering their faces with black bandannas — advocated violence and confrontations with police. And like Occupy, the original protest drew a disparate group of people together, not all of whom agreed with one another.

Military veterans called for peace, a communist group called for the overthrow of capitalism, and a group calling for a Palestinian state all held court during a series of speeches on the steps of the state Justice Center in Portland.

Portland is perhaps as primed as any city in the country to protest police actions. The Portland Police Bureau has endured scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has criticized the bureau’s treatment of the mentally ill.

The department has had violent, sometimes fatal, confrontations with the mentally ill and the black community, highlighted in the documentary “Alien Boy,” about the death of a homeless man in police custody.

In many parts of the country, Tuesday was the second day of protests over the Ferguson, Missouri, decision.

For many, the shooting of Michael Brown, who was black, by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, recalled other troubling encounters with law enforcement. The refrain “hands up, don’t shoot” became a rallying cry over police killings nationwide.

In Eugene, more than 200 people gathered downtown for a Tuesday evening vigil to remember the life of Michael Brown and voice their support for changes in law enforcement practices.

“We’ve gone to sleep over the years,” said Eugene City Councilor Greg Evans, one of several speakers. “We’ve gotten into a cult of worshipping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the years instead of doing his work.”

Evans, who is black, said he has been racially profiled in Eugene many times and worries for his four sons.

“Michael Brown could have been your son, he could have been my son,” Evans said.

In Salem, about 50 chanting protesters gathered earlier Tuesday at the city’s police headquarters. The police station in Oregon’s capital city is at City Hall, and the protesters walked in a circle at the building’s plaza.

In Ferguson, Mo., 44 people were arrested in a second night of protests.
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