As a general strike against austerity sweeps Europe, similar U.S. actions begin in Portland, Oregon, and in response to what some describe as the Obama administration's intent to (among other things) slash social safety net programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and social security.
Extended coverage of the Portland rally:
Extended coverage of the Portland march:
A non-embeddable youtube here features highlights from the rally speakers and march, as well as "yellow jacket" confrontations when Portland police swoop in and start pepper spraying and clubbing non-violent protesters seen here. (If you want short versions.)
More here on the Portland demonstration from Truthout.
Occupy Wall Street on the General Strike in Europe here.