I choose to participate in Occupy Portland because I couldn't stand the thought of sitting at home and witnessing the injustice, greed, and corruption go unanswered at the highest levels of our government any longer. Money in politics, Corporate Personhood, lack of representation, and zero accountability. Those are the things that got me off my couch and into the streets.
I watched live as the events of the original Occupy Wallstreet unfolded and I was amazed to see Americans actually standing up to defend their rights and their future instead of merely accepting the world as it was handed to them. Then I watch in horror as the mainstream media downsized, demonized, and deliberately hid the truth of what was occurring to the masses.
That is what attracted me to the idea of live streaming the actions, rallies, and events of Occupy. Corporate Media exists to sell ad-space, they are not in the business of telling the truth or showing America what is going on outside of sensationalist propaganda that keeps you sitting through the next commercial break.
I participate in Occupy to try and help bring positive change, accountability, and representation back into our government. I stream so that I can show America what is actually happening live and unedited, and hopefully my actions encourage more people to do the same.