Mark Vorpahl

Mark Vorpahl is a union steward as well as an anti-war and Latin American Solidarity activist. He can be reached at Portland@workerscompass.org.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 7:23am
The Struggle for Leadership Within "Leaderless" Occupy
The current debate that has erupted within Occupy circles was built into this movement's foundation. It has been sparked by much needed soul searching in the wake of a series of confrontations with the police, most notably in Oakland, that ended disastrously. It should be news to no one that the police easily put down these efforts with gut wrenching brutality.
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Monday, September 12, 2011 - 1:31pm
Longshoreman's Union Rises to the Challenge
Anyone who still believes that U.S. workers and the labor movement are incapable of mounting a struggle against the conditions that the economic crisis is forcing on us has not been paying attention. Evidence to the contrary was vividly provided on the morning of September 8th, when 500 International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 21 members and their supporters took over the Port of Longview in the state of Washington.
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