OWS Week: Portland Nov. 3 march, Occupy the VA, Occupy Sandy, Niko Black marches
Running street battles during Portland anti-austerity protests saw pepper spray, police baton charges, beatings and arrests. In New York, Occupy Sandy Relief, organized by Occupy Wall St., got there to offer assistance to people hardest hit by Storm Sandy. Over in DC, Veterans on their fourth week of occupation of the V.A. marched to the White House and The Black is Back rally was held at Malcolm X Park to condemn the hypocritical role of US imperialism as well as indefinite detention, drone attacks, aggressive military occupations and torture. Los Angeles held two actions: One against Deutsche Bank HQ to protest the European banking giant's violation of a federal court order and the Fort Hernandez solidarity action for cancer victim, Niko Black.