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  • Salem, OR, had an Occupy unlike any other. Upon first arriving I was greeted with friendly hellos, open arms, and welcome participants for conversation. One gentleman even explained to me how to hop a train to San Francisco. And in juxtaposition with the wonderful nature of the Occupy Salem facilitators, I found the campers to be quite the opposite. Durring the GA one gentleman had to be carried away because he was on so many pain meds he was incoherent. Another man I struck up a conversation with wouldn't stop talking about how his doctor refused to refill his Oxy prescription. It was a sad site to see so many good hearted liberals (very much the persuasion of people facilitating the camp) being taken advantage by drug addicts that nearly crippled their collective power.

    The sign above was a part of a project put together by several students from Willamette University to speak to the treatment of immigrants in our society. The display was right in between the capital building and the Occupy camp.
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