Green Party Attempts to co-opt Occupy Portland

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Source: http://www.facebook.com/groups/occupypdx/352774338066229/?notif_t=group_activity

After being called out for advertising an Occupy candidate forum organized by the Green Party without involvement of the GA, the following statements were made on Occupy Portland’s facebook page by the Executive Director of the Portland Green Party, Jorden Leonard:

“…I’m using Occupy to strength (sic) the Green Party. I’ve never made a secret of this fact.”

“…I believe Occupy exists in part to be used by groups like the Green Party.”

“I think Occupy PDX should from (sic) a PAC…”

“…from the second GA of OP (before the Oct 6 march) until now I have worked to promote the Green Party within Occupy PDX in some form or another.”

” it’s the system we have, and I am working with it to try and make it better at a foundational level ie IRV, corp personhood etc”

“Occupy isn’t an anti capitalist movement fyi”

“I don’t believe in altruism. I like power.”

And to top it off, here’s a proposal he’s working on getting passed – http://www.nedroj.com/ocowiki/index.php?title=Better_Entities_Proposal – “We, Occupy Portland, support the creation of an efficient and sustainable market economy.”

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3 Responses to Green Party Attempts to co-opt Occupy Portland

  1. Jorden Leonard says:

    The local candidate forum went great by the way. Thank you Occupy Portland.

  2. jimmy tardy says:

    WOW!
    Great article on someone voicing their position openly and honestly.
    Is it always so tough to accept that others have a difference of opinion and that they might be using tools available to them to achieve their ends, especially when they openly and honestly let people know where they are coming from?

    • anonaminita says:

      well if Occupy Portland is taking the bait from Greens and wants to be a front group I will laugh.

      i knew there’d be people like Jorden Leonard who’d get involved to further their own political goalas and try to funnel everything into a political party, or a pointless campaign and signature-signing bullshit. oh canvassing… lol….

      Jorden, aren’t you tired of that shit? aren’t you bored already of recreating and plugging in the same old hierarchies? what’s so appealing about a third party candidate (blah blah blah) I cannot even imagine.

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