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Occupier fined for trespass

In a stiff sentence for an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, a judge on March 23 slapped a $400 fine plus $90 in court costs on the first of the "Blaine House 9" to go on trial. Diane Messer, 59, of Liberty, had been convicted of criminal trespass b
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By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 30, 2012

Portland group asks city to create free-speech zone

As officials continue to pressure Maine's Occupy campsites in Portland, Augusta, and Bangor, the Portland Occupation is pushing back.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 02, 2011
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Augusta occupiers show a political way to spring

The recent act of nonviolent civil disobedience by nine middle-aged and older Occupy Augusta supporters — arrested for refusing to leave the governor's mansion grounds — opens a new phase in Maine's Occupy movement.
‘Occupy the Capitol!’
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 02, 2011
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Maine encampments face decision time

With OccupyBangor under near-constant threat of eviction, and Portland city officials pressing the Lincoln Park campers to scale back their encampment to a degree that will make winter survival difficult if not impossible, the Maine branch of the Occupy
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 25, 2011