Occupy Wall Street PDX shows up big…

An estimated 5,000 people showed up today for the Occupy Wall Street PDX event. The group who represents a wide-variety of interests continues to march.  Several hundred from the group plan on camping out tonight at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

Photos by Israel Bayer

See more photos here and here.

2 responses to “Occupy Wall Street PDX shows up big…

  1. Pingback: Occupy Portland overflows Waterfront Park | For those who can’t afford free speech

  2. Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy [insert location here] in general still contains many problematic aspects, but it nevertheless presents an opportunity for the Left to engage with some of the nascent anti-capitalist sentiment taking shape there. So far it has been successful in enlisting the support of a number of leftish celebrities, prominent unions, and young activists, and has received a lot of media coverage. Hopefully, the demonstrations will lead to a general radicalization of the participants’ politics, and a commitment to the longer-term project of social emancipation. To this end, I have written up a rather pointed Marxist analysis of the OWS movement so far that you might find interesting:

    “Reflections on Occupy Wall Street: What It Represents, Its Prospects, and Its Deficiencies”

    THE LEFT IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE LEFT!

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