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OWS News Coverage: Archive

7/23/2011

National

  • Protest Gets a Pedestal Among Baseball's Greats
    • New York Times
    • The items, which were donated by a satirical street theater group tied to Occupy Wall Street, have been included in the Hall of Fame Museum not because of their political content but because they reflect baseball's prominent place in the national landscape, ...
  • 'Tax Dodgers' items part of Cooperstown exhibit
    • Wall Street Journal
    • The items — a "Tax Dodgers" jersey and a hat with a 1 percent logo — were donated by a satirical street theater group tied to Occupy Wall Street. In April, members of the group donned the jerseys and hats during street protests in Manhattan. The jerseys ...
  • Mitt Romney Made the Baseball Hall of Fame, Sort Of
    • New York Magazine
    • Occupy Wall Street and very rich man Mitt Romney have inadvertently teamed up to make baseball history. Sitting in the hallowed halls of the Cooperstown museum these days is the uniform of a theatrical protest troupe called the Tax Dodgers, a "team" that ...
  • Protesters lawyer wants tweet justice
    • New York Post
    • The lawyer for Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris said he will seek to overturn a decision allowing prosecutors to subpoena Harris' Twitter messages — possibly by going after the judge in the case. Martin Stolar, Harris' lawyer, said Manhattan ...

International

  • Spanish Protests Find New Actors
    • In These Times
    • I spent a chunk of this weekend speaking to activists involved in the Spanish "indignado" movement. The Spanish protests predate Occupy and were a source of inspiration among that movement's early organizers.
  • Bringing Art, Politics Together for Curators
    • The Moscow Times
    • The Occupy Wall Street was a heady mix of art and politics, said Gregory Sholette, who spoke at the school. Political art is not hard to find these days. Clever protest signs and elaborate street ...

Culture

  • The Batman Bait-and-Switch: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dark Knight
    • Huffington Post (blog)
    • "Rises" never mentions the 99 percent or other overt Occupy Wall Street slogans. But Nolan clearly summons the spirit of the ragtag movement with a propensity for violence. Bane's henchmen literally attack Wall Street, savagely beat the rich and promise the ...
  • The anti-Occupy message of Batman
    • Daily Caller
    • The politics of Occupy Wall Street are on display for the first part of the film, where an acrobatic burglar named Catwoman is seen as having legitimate gripes against Gotham City's wealthy elite. Some of the most powerful businessmen are indeed portrayed as ...

7/16/2012

National

International


7/9/2012

National

  • 'Mitt Romney Has A Koch Problem' Say Protesters At Billionaire's Hamptons Fundraiser
    • Forbes
    • Protesters from groups including Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn and the Long Island Progressive Coalition gathered as close to Koch's home as they were able to get as Southampton Police, NY State Troopers, private security and Secret Service in bullet-proof vests stood guard...
  • Crashing David Koch's party
    • Salon
    • The protesters, who hailed from around Long Island and New York and a variety of progressive political belief sets, were a mixture of Occupy supporters, liberal Democrats, one or two Alex Jones-styled conspiracy theorists, and MoveOn members.
  • Nuisance or neighbors? Battle lines emerge over Occupy Tampa camp
    • Tampabay.com
    • In December, tired of repeated police clashes at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Occupy Tampa moved to a park at 2101 W Main St. It's owned by Joe Redner, a strip-club proprietor and political activist who shares many of the group's views. Over the past...
  • Occupy farm protesters return to harvest their crops (video)
    • Fox News
    • Eighty protesters with a group occupy the farm came back to Gill Tract.
  • Occupy Catholics seeks to make tradition relevant to a new movement
    • National Catholic Reporter (blog)
    • After Occupy Wall Street was aggressively evicted from Zuccotti Park in New York City, Occupiers hoped to set up camp in Duarte Square, an empty lot they found in lower Manhattan. The space seemed promising because it is owned by Trinity Wall Street, ...
  • OCCUPY and 350.ORG—You Come Down Here and Embrace!
    • Brooklyn Rail
    • The two families slowly came to Mother Carter and embraced. They were in tears. People called out "Praise!" Embrace. As you see from the title of my little sermon, I am asking the people from two movements, 350.org and Occupy Wall Street, to do the same.

Culture

  • Another Win for Occupy Wall Street: Cute Commercials for McDonald's, Vegas Vacations
    • NewsBusters (blog)
    • New York Times reporters are eager to see the influence of the left-wing sit-in Occupy Wall Street around every corner. On Sunday's front page, Tanzina Vega even credited Occupy Wall Street for a new batch of class-warfare themed television ads from...
  • Roger Waters' "The Wall" review
    • Blast
    • At one point during the show, a giant inflatable bull was released over the crowd. Painted on the bull, among other things, was the image of "capitalism" being shot in the head, and the phrase "1 percent", a clear reference to the Occupy Wall Street...

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July 8 OWS Coverage

National

  • Three Occupy activists arrested in corporate campaign funding protest
    • The Guardian (blog)
    • Three Occupy Wall Street activists were arrested Friday morning after attempting to chain themselves across the Brooklyn bridge exit ramp to protest the supreme court's controversial Citizens United ruling and corporate campaign funding. Independent...
  • Protesters To Descend On Romney Visit
    • East Hampton Star
    • Members of some groups, including Greenpeace, Strong for All, United New York, and Move On, will take buses from New York City to the South Fork; those from the Long Island Progressive Coalition and Occupy the Hamptons plan to join them here.
  • Video: Occupy Wall Street Guitarmy Marchers Celebrate While Taking Break ...
    • OpEdNews
    • 2.5 minute video of guitarmy marchers singing, making music, that will make you smile, at end of article.
  • Occupy movement is fine, but more passion needed in protests
    • Oklahoma Daily
    • In particular, Occupy Wall Street hit closest to home, and similar movements erupted across the nation. People of all ages flocked to makeshift camps to lend aid and numbers to different areas of America in need of social liberation. At first, the ...
  • Peace Center, Occupy Buffalo Members Suggest A Sunnier Future For Falls Airbase
    • Your Olive Branch
    • "It could generate enough energy to power all of the homes in Western New York." The plan would also include converting the ... "It's one thing to occupy our cities … or to occupy our government," she said. "It's another thing altogether to occupy a ...
  • Occupy group briefly returns to Albany farm
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • Members of Occupy the Farm in Berkeley returned to the Gill Agricultural Tract, on Saturday July 7, 2012, in Berkeley, Calif., to harvest the vegetables that they planted months before, to now distribute them to members of the local community. The plot ...
  • Occupy movement and 'tea party' have some common targets
    • Fremont Tribune
    • In the presidential race, it's striking to note that the Republican and Democratic candidates' campaigns contain only vague echoes of the two significant popular movements of the last few years: the "tea party" and Occupy Wall Street. In an attempt to ...
  • Rep. John Lewis shares 'Life Lessons'
    • USA TODAY
    • "I always respond that the work we do as Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy movement is now a global movement for economic justice inspired by the Arab Spring," she said, referring to the wave of demonstrations that spread through the Arab countries ...
  • The Wall Street Scandal of All Scandals
    • Huffington Post
    • Just when you thought Wall Street couldn't sink any lower -- when its myriad abuses of public trust have already spread a miasma of cynicism over the entire economic system, giving birth to Tea Partiers and Occupiers and all manner of conspiracy theories;
  • Economics 101 for the 99%
    • AFL-CIO (blog)
    • Produced by the Center for Popular Economics for the Occupy Wall Street movement, the 36-page booklet is a helpful tool for those trying to make sense of what's going on in our economy and to help the "99%" make a coherent argument for why we need to ...

International

  • Israel's social protest: Will you stand with the Palestinians?
    • Haaretz
    • Last week Haaretz published an opinion piece by Yotam Marom, an Occupy Wall St. organizer. The article was presented as "Advice from the Occupy Movement" for Israel's social protest movement, which recently faced egregious police violence in Tel Aviv.

7/6/2012

National

  • OWS, Liberal Groups Plan Protest At Koch Fundraiser
    • Capital Tonight
    • A coalition of liberal and Occupy Wall Street groups plan to protest the Sunday fundraiser in Southhampton for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney that's being held at the home of David Koch.
  • Occupy Wall Street Metamorphosizes-- And it's Beautiful and Fun
    • OpEdNews
    • The future of occupy is in the people already in it and those who discover it and who the current people awaken, who will act as catalysts, moving the people of the world from a top down culture of dinosaurs to a bottom up, horizontal, direct democracy ...
  • Occupy National Gathering Brings Together Occupiers From Far and Wide
    • AlterNet
    • Sign up to stay up to date on the latest Occupy Wall Street headlines via email. The five-day Occupy National Gathering, which drew to a close on July 4, gave participants a venue to network, prioritize issues and vent their grievances with the movement.
  • Biggest Financial Scandal in Britain's History, Yet Not a Single Occupy Sign;What Happened?
    • CounterPunch
    • After a while it seemed as though, in Tom Naylor's question in this site: "Is it possible that the real purpose of Occupy Wall Street has little to do with either the 99 per cent or the one per cent, but rather everything to do with keeping the ...
  • Occupy Caravan Demonstrates Across America (Photos)
    • The Daily Beast
    • On June 11, 2012, photographer Alessandro Cosmelli departed from San Francisco with the Occupy Caravan and spent three weeks traveling across America with the members of the Occupy movement. They stopped in more than 15 major cities...
  • Court in OWS Twitter Case Gets it Wrong Again
    • Electronic Frontier Foundation
    • We've been following the case of Malcolm Harris' -- arrested in connection with the OWS Brooklyn Bridge protest in October 2011 -- very closely. Charged with ...
  • Occupy National Gathering Brings Vision for OWS (video)
    • RTAmerica
    • Over the course of the last five days, hundreds of protesters from Occupy chapters from all around the country came together in Philadelphia for a five day convention called the "Occupy National Gathering."

Culture

  • Barack Obama's Occupy Wall Street Anthem
    • TIME
    • The campaign rally soundtrack is typically as stale as one of those radio stations that promises the hits from each decade. More often than not, the opening bars of U2's City of Blinding Lights welcomes Barack Obama to the stage, despite its ironic...
  • Robert Pattinson Backs Occupy Wall Street Protests (watch!)
    • TheImproper.com
    • "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson claims his wealth is "greatly exaggerated," even though he's been called one of the world's highest paid actors.
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7/5/2012

National

  • Invoking Woody Guthrie, 'guitarmy' sets off on trek to Wall St.
    • Newsworks.org
    • About 100 Occupy supporters gathered by the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia Thursday to kick off a 99 mile march to Wall Street in New York They call themselves the Occupy guitarmy and their weeklong.
  • NYPD Brands Occupy Wall Street Couple 'Professional Agitators'
    • The Nation. (blog)
    • The New York Daily News recently exposed a story centered around two Occupy Wall Street activists, Christina Gonzalez and Matthew Swaye, who have been targeted by the NYPD. In speaking with Occupy activists, it quickly becomes clear that protesters ...
  • Lessons From Occupy Wall Street's First Political Prisoner
    • Infoshop News
    • While media pundits sound out death knells for Occupy, many committed participants are now facing harsh consequences for their involvement. Mark Adams, a long-term fixture in New York's Occupy Wall Street community, woke up this morning in Riker's ...
  • Occupy Wall Street protests Citi Bank
    • Queens Chronicle
    • I used to work on Wall Street. Don't throw stones at me," joked former business analyst Alexis Goldstein at a demonstration outside the Citigroup building in Long Island City, on June 25. Goldstein, a keynote speaker in the Occupy Wall Street movement...
  • OWS and the One Millionth: Right Feelings, Wrong Target
    • American Thinker
    • I sympathize with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. I feel their pain. They are rightfully angry that a small group of people can control their lives and manipulate their freedom.
  • Occupy Wall Street talking gibberish about healthcare
    • Washington Times
    • Occupy Wall Street's argument against the decision is even worse. At least the left's opposition to the law, where it exists, has remained consistent. True believers in government-provided healthcare object to the Affordable Care Act because it makes...

Culture

  • 'Strong Female Protagonist' Takes on Superhero Comics—and Occupy Wall Street
    • ThinkProgress
    • Instead, she's spending time working on Occupy Wall Street and trying to figure out how to pass classes taught by professors who think her past means she's entitled and everything comes easy for her. The real reason Alison quit, and the reason she's so ...
  • The Dark Knight Rises: From Camelot to Occupy Wall Street
    • Comicbook.com (blog)
    • It's widely accepted that The Dark Knight was, in some ways, a commentary on the post-9/11, War on Terror America of former President George W. Bush. What's a little less widely accepted–but seems obvious when you look at it–is that the first film had...
  • "Put an octopus on it!"
    • Salon
    • Forget birds: Occupiers and Etsy hipsters have reclaimed the octopus, once a symbol of corporate domination.

7/4/2012

National

  • 10 Things Americans Can Be Proud Of On Independence Day
    • ThinkProgress
    • 8) Occupy Our Homes is saving people from foreclosure. Occupy Our Homes, an outgrowth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has helped senior citizens, veterans, and disabled Americans facing foreclosure, stay in their homes.
  • Occupy movement holds national gathering in Philadelphia
    • The Daily Pennsylvanian
    • The Occupy Wall Street movement returned in full force to Philadelphia this week for its first national gathering, which included five days of workshops, speakers and marches. The event drew hundreds of Occupy members from all over the country, as well...
  • Occupy Wall Street, Philly Pops Both On Independence Mall
    • MyFox Philadelphia
    • Two very different events collide here on the beginning of the 4th of July holiday.
  • This Independence Day, We Must Reject Entitled America
    • International Business Times
    • Entitled America, whose attitude is embodied in groups like Occupy Wall Street, seeks to change the very core of America. Rejecting independence ... This article is copyrighted by International Business Times, the business news leader. Comments; Print ...
  • Update on Occupy movement
    • The Voice of Russia
    • Below you will find a quick summary of what is going on in the Occupy Movement. I have been covering the Occupy Movement since the very beginning with my first interviewee being Bill Csapo from Occupy Wall Street back on September 17th of last year.

International

  • Israel's 'Occupy' movement struggles to get its groove back
    • Christian Science Monitor
    • Now, as Israel's version of Occupy Wall Street returns to the streets for a second summer, it is struggling to get its groove back. A "million-man march" has been called for July 14, but their leaders are divided, the city has banished their symbolic...

7/3/2012

National

  • Occupy national gathering convenes in Philadelphia
    • USA Today
    • Little did I know that directly behind Independence Hall — the structure that witnessed the birth of both of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution — and under 20 yards from my Honda's parking spot, was the Occupy National Gathering, an organized meeting of representatives from local Occupy groups across the country.
  • Occupy National Gathering Regains Access to Water at Firehouse
    • Firedoglake
    • A Philadelphia firehouse across the street from a Quaker meeting house, which occupiers have been using as a home base throughout the Occupy National.
  • Philadelphia Police arrest 26 during Occupy 'National Gathering'
    • Newsworks
    • Philadelphia organizer, Justin Thomas spent the night outside Philadelphia police headquarters. Waiting for the release of 26 Occupiers taken into custody after a Sunday night protest. Thomas said he was disappointed.
  • DA Gets to See Occupy Tweets
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Twitter Inc. must turn over messages posted by an Occupy Wall Street protester, a Manhattan judge ruled on Monday, another move toward giving law-enforcement agencies broad access to comments made on social media. What will Twitter do in the case of the subpoenaed tweets?
    • Christian Science Monitor
    • In this October 2011 photo, police arrest protesters on New York's Brooklyn Bridge during march by Occupy Wall Street. A judge said in a ruling released Monday that Twitter must give a court almost three months' worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester...
  • U.S. police behind most requests for Twitter info
    • The Republic
    • Law enforcement agencies in the United States are behind the overwhelming majority of requests for Twitter users' private information, the social media company revealed Monday in its first ever public report on the subject.
  • NYPD brands Occupy Wall Street couple as professional agitators and plaster their photos on flyers
    • New York Daily News
    • A pair of Occupy Wall Street lovebirds has been branded "professional agitators" by the NYPD, who have plastered their mugs on flyers the couple says look like wanted posters.
  • Occupy movement protecting Cobb home
    • The Marietta Daily Journal
    • The Occupy movement has come to a wooded neighborhood near Kell High School. Protestors with Occupy Our Homes ATL conducted a press conference Monday at the foreclosed home where Steve Boudreaux and two housemates live, promising to help keep an eye on the house in case anyone tries to repossess it.

7/2/2012

National

  • Occupy National Gathering Day 3: Marches, Protests, Arrests
    • NBC 10 Philadelphia‎
    • Monday afternoon protest planned at undisclosed location. Occupy group of about 250 relocated to Franklin Square Monday morning to hear speakers and...
  • Occupy Activists Hold National Gathering in Philadelphia
    • Democracy Now!
    • Hundreds of people began converging in Philadelphia over the weekend for a national gathering of the Occupy movement running through July 4. Organizers say the Occupy National Gathering will focus on "direct actions, movement building and the creation of a vision for a democratic future." Occupy Wall Street protester's Tweets Must be Turned Over: Judge
    • Wall Street Journal
    • A Manhattan judge ruled on Monday that Twitter has to turn over more than three months worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets, which are expected...
  • Barriers at Wall Street area's 'Charging Bull' are dangerous: community board
    • New York Post
    • The NYPD angered tourists and locals by placing the barriers around the bronze bovine last September amid concerns for his safety during Occupy Wall Street protests. The barriers were also put around much of the north plaza at Bowling Green Park. Northeast Cobb Man Fights Foreclosure
    • Patch.com
    • To protest his treatment from the bank, Bordeaux has joined with the Cobb United for Change Coalition (CUCC) and Occupy Our Homes ATL (OOHA) to announce a constant vigil outside the foreclosed home at Rubes Landing. The goal of the vigil is to ...
  • Romney Blatantly Lies About Investment in Aborted Fetus Disposal Firm
    • Jezebel
    • There's something for everyone — anti-choicers, workers' rights advocates, Occupy Wall Street protestors, people who don't like liars — in this story about how Mitt Romney helped orchestrate a $75 million investment deal with a controversial medical-waste disposal firm in 1999.
  • How OWS' 'anti-market research analyst' helps the movement go viral
    • Waging Nonviolence
    • The idea for Occupy Wall Street began with an email and a hashtag that spread around the Internet. Over the course of the past year, the movement's visibility has risen or fallen in large part thanks to its ability to capture the attention of social networks online.

International

Culture

  • American Autumn: An Occudoc
    • Michaelmoore.com
    • Dennis Trainor, Jr., has produced a full-length movie of the Occupy movement, and he's done a hell of a great job.

7/1/2012

National

  • National Occupy gathering set for July 4 in Philly
    • Atlanta Journal Constitution
    • In this Oct. 12, 2011 file photo, a protester with the Occupy Wall Street movement draped with an American flag stands outside City Hall in Philadelphia. Occupy groups from across the country are headed to Philadelphia for a national gathering ...
  • Occupy Fourth of July? Philly prepares for protesters' national conference over holiday
    • Washington Post
    • Organizers have kept in touch through a networking communication system known as "inter-Occupy," using conference calls and other means of communication, said Tammy Shapiro, a member of Occupy Wall Street. Larry Swetman, a member of Occupy ...
  • Dems go AWOL in class war
    • Denver Post
    • Yet even after the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, there are few politicians preaching, or practicing, the old-time religion. The Occupy Wall Street movement, leaderless and without clear aims, is petering out as quickly as it ...
  • In diverse New York, people of color play key role in shaping Occupy movement
    • Free Speech Radio News
    • ... after Occupy's launch, activists from communities of color encouraged members of their community to take part in the movement. FSRN's Jaisal Noor brings us more on the influence of race and the role that people of color have played in Occupy Wall ...
  • Homeland Security gives UC-Berkeley an 'armored counterattack truck'
    • Washington Examiner
    • Local Occupy Wall Street protesters tried to persuade the school not to purchase the vehicle. "I'm asking, please stay out of this urban warfare stuff," Daniel Borgstrom, an Occupier and former Marine, told the city council at a June meeting, according ...
  • The Future of Occupy Oakland
    • CounterPunch
    • It is our hope that by illuminating these examples we will show that the work that created and sustained Occupy Oakland has not ceased, that it has, in fact, intensified and permeated further into the social fabric of the city of Oakland. ... The ...

International


6/27/2012

National

International

  • Occupy Herzl Street?
    • Arutz Sheva
    • In contrast to the violent, anarchic Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City and in major cities throughout the United States, the Israeli protests were peaceful by design, in order to attain broad support from the public...

6/26/2012

National

  • City Considers Bank Swap As Occupy Protestors Urge Change
    • Evanston Patch
    • Six months after Occupy Evanston activists began protesting the city's investments in Chase Bank, aldermen approved a motion to solicit proposals for a possible banking transfer.
  • Caravans cross the country en-route to 'Occupy National Gathering'
    • Examiner.com
    • As the occupy caravans traveled across the country they stopped in over 50 cities, linking together the many local groups of like minded individuals who greeted, fed, housed and entertained them as they traveled across our country.
  • Hartford Occupiers to Join Gathering in Colt Park
    • The Hartford Guardian
    • Members of Occupy Hartford will join activists from across New England to this first Occupy National Gathering as the Occupy Caravan sweeps America with the "This Land is Our Land" road tour, id a spokesperson for the Hartford Movement.
  • Fragmented Unity at Philly's Upcoming Occupy National Gathering
    • The Indypendent‎
    • Since the end of 2011, when police shut down most encampments, the Occupy movement's future has been uncertain. Without the long-term occupations that...
  • Tom Engelhardt: And You Thought It Would Be Easy?
    • Huffington Post
    • In societies organized in such a top-heavy way, who can be surprised when a bunch of kids head for Tahrir Square or Zuccotti Park to protest and the powers-that-be strike back devastatingly? Who can be surprised when demands, even requests, are twisted and shredded, when the world doesn't turn on a dime the way it turns on $10 million dollars?
  • OWS Occupies Pride, Pre-Occupies One Determined Spectator
    • gaycitynews.com
    • Roughly 75 people were in the OWS contingent as it entered the march at 37th Street and Fifth Avenue, but it grew to about 100 as others joined along Fifth ...

International

  • Lessons From the Streets of Haiti
    • Christian Post
    • Caught in bumper-to-bumper traffic, we received a phone call warning of a roadblock up ahead. Roadblocks are Haiti's Occupy Wall Street for the angry unemployed…and anyone else who wants a soapbox.

6/25/2012

National

International


6/24/2012

National

International

  • Israel social justice protests turn violent
    • Israel Today
    • "The rioters crossed every possible red line. I couldn't believe this could happen in Israel. We were very close to seeing the harsh sights we see in violent rallies overseas, here." Israel's social justice movement was largely modeled after last year's "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations in America.
  • Occupy Singur on lines of Occupy Wall street: CPI-M legislator
    • NY Daily News
    • With the Calcutta High Court striking down the law undoing the Singur land acquisition, CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah Sunday said he wants to organise an "Occupy Singur" movement on the lines of "Occupy Wall Street" for the benefit of the unwilling farmers of the rural belt.

6/22/2012

National

International

Culture


6/21/2012

National

International

  • Bulgarian Eco-Rallies to Occupy Sofia Junction for 5th Day
    • Novinite.com
    • Bulgarian citizens will be rallying for a fifth day in a row Sunday against controversial amendments to Bulgaria's Forestry Act. Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev vetoed the law, returning it to Parliament, but environmentalists assembled again on the Orlov Most, or Eagles Bridge, intersection in central Sofia to reaffirm their commitment to the case.

6/20/2012

National

Culture


6/19/2012

National

  • Eight Occupy Wall Street members guilty of trespass
    • Reuters
    • Eight Occupy Wall Street members were convicted on Monday of criminal trespass for breaking into a fenced-in private lot last December ...
  • Occupy Wall Street Loses Overblown Trinity Church Trial
    • New York Magazine
    • The fracturing and shrinking of the Occupy Wall Street movement has resulted in a tug-of-war over where protesters' focus should be as they attempt to regain ...
  • Bishop, Vietnam war hero, convicted of trespassing in Occupy Wall St. protest
    • New York Daily News
    • Retired Episcopal Bishop George E. Packard, who won both the Bronze and Silver Stars for his service in Vietnam, was convicted Monday of trespassing on ...
  • Occupy Wall Street Members Say The Movement Is Alive And Well
    • Mint Press News
    • This comes as a growing number of reports are predicting that the end is near for the Occupy movement. "Lately, many General Assemblies sometimes border on something closely resembling a public support group," wrote Occupy member Ben Vitelli on Occupy Baton Rouge's website.
  • Lakeview Elementary sit-in: Oakland schools police order crowd to disperse
    • San Jose Mercury News
    • Days into a sit-in to protest the closure of Lakeview Elementary School, the Oakland school district police force is ordering the demonstrators to clear the area. But well after the stay-away order was issued, around 5 p.m., about 80 protesters -- many of them from the Occupy movement -- still rallied outside the school.
  • Occupy Protesters' Rights Must Be Protected, U.N. Says; U.S. Says Nothing
    • Huffington Post
    • Federal officials have yet to respond to two United Nations human rights envoys who formally requested that the U.S. government protect Occupy protesters against excessive force by law enforcement officials.
  • Occupy Wall Street movement has hit a wall
    • Washington Post
    • In October, when liberal activists gathered in Washington, they had hopes that the nascent Occupy Wall Street movement would become the left's answer to the tea party. But this time around — the annual Take Back the American Dream Conference was moved up to June this election year — the Occupy encampments are gone, and participants in the conference were pondering what went wrong.
  • Media Advisory: Playbill.com Responds to OWS Letter
    • Arts & Labor
    • On April 19, 2012, Playbill.com declared its plans to "amend its terms of service informing all posters of all jobs of the NYS regulations that apply to internships." Those changes have now been made and can be read...

International

  • Berlin Biennale May Adopt OWS's Horizontal Power Structure
    • Art Fag City
    • Projects include an international summit for reported terrorists, a station for international OWS protestors, and protest documentation, much of which has been criticized as aestheticizing political actions to the point of sterilization.

6/18/2012

National


6/17/2012

National

International

  • Sympathy for the Radical Left
    • New York Times
    • Imagine a movement that combines elements from Occupy Wall Street and Ralph Nader’s 2000 presidential campaign, and you have a sense of where Greece’s leading opposition party would fit in the American political spectrum.
  • Fear versus hope
    • International Viewpoint
    • The Greek general election campaign which has kept the Troika and the financial powers in suspense has ended. The masters of the world, the 1%, as Occupy Wall Street symbolically refers to the dominant financial hierarchy, are concerned with the possibility of an electoral victory for Syriza on the basis of an anti-Memorandum agenda.

6/4/2012

National

  • Occupy Wall Street Battling Trinity Church Ahead of Court Date
    • Following their eviction from Zuccotti Park last fall, Occupy Wall Street protesters thought they might find refuge in lower Manhattan's Duarte Square, a then-empty lot owned by Trinity Church. The landowners weren't interested in...
  • Arrested OWS Protester Refusing To Take AIDS Meds, Eat Unless Charges Are Dropped
    • An Occupy Wall Street protester is refusing to eat or take his anti-retroviral medication until Trinity Church agrees to stop complying with the Manhattan DA's office in the prosecution of scores protesters arrested for trespassing last winter.
  • Banker Angst: The Inside Story (With Pictures)
    • The Occupy Wall Streeters are still in the streets, banging pots and pans. And now Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen, currently on tour in Europe, is blasting bankers as "robber barons" and "greedy thieves" in pointed songs about America's economic divide.
  • Ben and Jerry's co-founder wants to rubber-stamp dollar bills with Occupy messages
    • Cohen and the Move to Amend advocacy group will distribute rubber stamps with anti-corporate election spending messages so that the politically minded can mark their dollar bills. The end goal: To secure a constitutional amendment saying corporations do not enjoy the same protected rights as individuals and that money is not a form of speech.
  • Lessons from the Victory at Sotheby's
    • Last September 22, when Occupy Wall Street was just five days old, labor activists from the encampment at Zuccotti Park disrupted an auction at Sotheby's in support of the locked out art handlers of Teamsters Local 814.
  • Protesters Plan 'Counter-Fundraiser' at Obama Fundraiser
    • . (blog)
    • Along the way, the activists, most of them from the "Foreclose the Banks" group within Occupy Wall Street, chanted the following radical sentiment: "How can we help? How can we help? How can we help?" After Schneiderman was charged with investigating ...
  • OWS and the Bilderberg Group: Why This Secret Society of World Leaders Needs to be 'Occupied'
    • The Bilderberg Group. Never heard of it? Well, don't worry, you are in the majority. Every year, this secretive meeting hosts power players from around the world.
  • The Candidates and Poverty
    • With election campaigning in full swing now, many of the us from the 99% made famous by the Occupy Wall Street protests, are concerned that neither candidate is paying adequate attention to the issue of poverty. We are concerned that, while much is...
  • Occupy Cleveland protests fracking
    • Several members of the organization are helping to form a human barricade in Pennsylvania.
  • Imagining the Post-Occupy Social Movement
    • Occupy could demand that the federal government create millions of jobs, as was done in the 1930s, and pay for the program by taxing Wall Street as many in the Labor Movement have advocated. Accessible, affordable quality public education and...

6/3/2012

National

  • Tea Party and Occupy activists rub shoulders at Bilderberg protest
    • A protest targeting a secretive meeting of powerful international leaders entered a third day Saturday, with numbers swelling well into the hundreds.
  • Top Ten Reasons to Occupy Bilderberg
    • For those of you that are still on the fence about going I have one last article that will hopefully convince you to hit the road yourself, and be a part of the new media for this year's event.
  • Occupy Wall Street: Light From Above From the People Below
    • (blog)
    • We began the month of May marking the Occupy Wall Street movement, now into its eighth month, whose connections to previous public outcries -- perhaps a little of the 1932 "Bonus Army" or the "Resurrection City" encampment of the 1968 Poor People's ...
  • Occupy Wall Street activist aims to occupy New York House seat
    • A hip-hop artist who claims to be the first Occupy Wall Street activist to secure a place on a Congressional ballot will challenge Rep. Nydia Velazquez (DN.Y.) in the June 26 Democratic primary.
  • People's victory in Charlotte, NC, as March on Wall Street South wins permits
    • The Coalition to March on Wall Street South announced a major victory on May 29. The city of Charlotte granted conditional approval for permits for the Sept. 2 March on Wall Street South — after more than eight months of march and parks ...
  • Occupy Kensington is Born
    • Launched Saturday, the group plans to tackle such issues as raising the minimum wage, back-wages at Golden Farm and the area's lack of open space.
  • Hands Across Riverdale: The Human Costs of Fracking
    • Activists from the anti-fracking movement and Occupy Wall Street quickly responded, and a makeshift blockade, which, as of June 2 is still in place, was set up to prevent Aqua America from starting construction on the pump station.
  • OWS 'Summer Disobedience School' prepares for Black Monday
    • Last Saturday saw the kickoff of Occupy Wall Street's Summer Disobedience School (OWSDS), described in its "Curriculum" as a "twelve-week training program that will empower us to map, target, and disrupt sites of capitalist injustice across the city ...
  • Riots, Protest, and Organizing: Lessons From the 20th Anniversary of the LA Riots
    • The most recent link in this chain of change is Occupy Wall Street. It began last September as a form of civil disobedience and protest, not a riot. Although a handful of anarchists within the Occupy movement sought to escalate the protest by resorting...

International

  • Putin's final act
    • Hundreds of thousands went into the streets to confront the hardline coup against Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika. Now it is Putin's turn. Moscow boasts Occupy Abai, modeled on the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States (and located on a...

6/1/2012

National

  • 'First Amendment rights can be terminated': When cops, cameras don't mix
    • Tales of reporters, protestors and citizen journalists being threatened or arrested for filming law enforcement officials during disputes are on the rise, critics say, with Occupy Wall Street protests a lightning rod for these incidents.
  • Albany Occupy farmers pack courthouse in trespassing lawsuit
    • Occupy the Farm supporters packed an Alameda County courtroom Thursday for arguments in a University of California lawsuit seeking to ban them from the Gill Tract in Albany, where they camped and farmed for three weeks this...
  • Why the right, the GOP and some Dems fear Elizabeth Warren and Occupy Wall Street
    • (blog)
    • On the issues of fairness in finance, economics and consumerism, Elizabeth Warren and the Occupy Wall Street movement speak for the majority of Americans. This terrifies the right, frightens the Republicans...
  • The Thinnest Blue Line - Valiant Officers Who Protect Citizens From Their Own
    • "Occupy Wall Street" is ground-zero in this paradigm, as is the New York City Police Department. There is sufficient video and news coverage to indict this city's police for being at best more the "thin-skinned" blue line, and being at worst...
  • Occupy Wall Street Is Waging a Civil War in the US
    • Think Occupy Wall Street is a peaceful protest movement? Clearly you're not reading Press TV, Iran's state-owned news outlet. In a bout of wishful thinking, the outlet says today Occupy protesters are conspiring to wage a civil war in the United States ...
  • Meet Occupy's Hip-Hop Candidate for Congress
    • Regardless of whether the Pace University adjunct professor can back up that claim, Martinez is challenging Velazquez (and her other primary opponents, including City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan) with some of the elan of the Occupy Wall Street ...
  • Legal battle over Twitter subpoena heats up
    • Electronic privacy advocates on Thursday weighed in on a high-stakes legal fight over online communications, arguing that a subpoena seeking an Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets violates his rights to free speech and privacy.
  • Sotheby's Ends Its Art Handler Lockout, Concluding a 10-Month Battle That Galvanized the Art World
    • After a 10-month-long lockout, Sotheby's union art handlers reached an agreement with the Upper East Side auction house yesterday. The 42 art handlers from Teamsters Local 814 will begin trickling back to work over the next three weeks following the longest lockout in company history. The lockout, which began a month before Occupy Wall Street, became a symbol of the movement within the arts community...
  • Occupy Descends On Chicago
    • (blog)
    • It should realize that targeted movements, such as Occupy Our Homes and Occupy the Farm, will be more effective at influencing public discourse than media-grabbing protests. However, in the meantime, the protests have been effective at motivating...
  • How Democrats Exploit Occupy
    • James Bovard on our latest local excursion into fascism: the TSA. by ANN ROBERTSON and BILL LEUMER There has been much talk about attempts by various organizations such as the Democratic Party and some top officials in organized labor to co-opt Occupy ...

5/31/2012

National

International

  • Greece's Tsipras Denounces Austerity to Break Election Deadlock
    • It's as if the protesters of Occupy Wall Street suddenly had a shot not only at sweeping Congress but at taking the White House, too. Tsipras tells voters he has no desire to bring back the drachma. But neither does he believe that staying in the euro ...

Culture

  • Riot porn from Kanye and Jay-Z
    • But what strikes me the most, and might make a lot of anarchists and other proponents of street confrontation feel pretty smug, is that Kanye and Jay-Z have the resources to produce pretty much any kind of spectacular music video imaginable. And they opted for riot porn.

5/30/2012

National

  • Occupy Court Updates: More Cases Dismissed, Librarians Sue Over Destroyed Books
    • The Nation. (blog)
    • It's been more than eight months since the NYPD started arresting Occupy Wall Street activists, and yet the first cases have only now reached the court system for trial. That glacial process is one of many reasons would-be activists are scared off from ...
  • Under Wells Fargo's Thumb
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • We are a Peruvian immigrant family who has rented our home in Bernal Heights for seven years. Our landlady became seriously ill and fell behind in her mortgage payments. Occupy Bernal has helped us ward off an auction of our home.
  • More Occupy Wall Street Cases Dismissed (Largest Group to Come to Trial Today)
    • Democratic Underground
    • While many Occupy protesters feel vindicated by the string of victories, others see the rulings as evidence that the NYPD never made the arrests with any intention of securing convictions. This morning marks the largest group of Occupy Wall Street ...
  • Anonymous expects centre to withdraw internet curbs
    • The Hindu
    • Question: Do you think people will participate in large numbers in the occupy movement on June 9? Anon: We expect the number to be large, but it will be a non-violent democratic protest. Question: Will they be something like Occupy Wall Street protests...

International

  • Occupy, the Quebec strike, and Canada’s tilt left
    • backofthebook.ca
    • So if I hadn’t visited the camp during those frantic days of hope and disappointment, I’d never know that something special happened here. Or understand how the occupy movement helped change Canada. “The Canadian public is on a distinct tilt to the left, says a new national public opinion poll, suggesting concern over wealth distribution has traction beyond the Occupy tents and protest parades.

Culture

  • Watch: Kanye West and Jay-Z's video for No Church in the Wild
    • National Post
    • Occupy The Throne? Kanye West and Jay-Z aren't personally camping in tent cities or confronting riot police in their new video for No Church in the Wild. Still, something about 'Ye's visit to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations last October must have ...
  • Jay-Z and Kanye Go Awkwardly Populist Again
    • Slate Magazine (blog)
    • A common complaint about Watch the Throne when it was first released was that two of hip hop’s biggest stars were out of touch with the dismal realities of America. Then Jay-Z attempted to capitalize on the Occupy Wall Street Movement with “Occupy All Streets” T-shirts. (And now, apparently, he’s going to write music for an updated Annie.)
  • "No Church In The Wild" Is Changing Hip-Hop!
    • Global Grind
    • ... but it captured the worldwide conversation that has it a boiling point over the last two years, namely the uprisings in Egypt, the ousting of a dictator in Libya, Occupy Wall Street, the London Riots and the ongoing Greek protests.

5/29/2012

National

  • Assange Episode 7: Occupy, the movement to fight a global 'enemy'
    • RT (video)
    • The Occupy movement has united hundreds of thousands across the world to fight social and economic inequality. Julian Assange meets with prominent Occupy activists who say their collective efforts target global institutions. The stand-off between large...
  • Marina Keegan, Student Journalist Who Took on Wall St., Dies at 22
    • New York Times
    • She drew on interviews with her peers, asking them to explain why they were headed to Wall Street. The column, which followed a widely read article she wrote for The Yale Daily News, tapped into a national debate about the financial services industry.
  • Can Google's New 'Human Rights' Channel Make A Difference?
    • TPM
    • The channel, which is hosted under the web address youtube.com/humanrights, currently includes a number of videos filmed by activists around the globe, showing everything from Occupy Wall Street protests in New York to violent government raids in Syria ...
  • Are Co-ops the Answer?
    • In These Times
    • For this reason, Weber says, her group's early efforts to engage with Occupy Wall Street (OWS) were sometimes marked by distrust. “Certain people are really attached to the idea that cooperatives aren't radical enough,” she says.
  • Workers and youth speak on Chicago, Quebec and the attack on democratic rights
    • World Socialist Web Site
    • The discussion turned towards the Occupy movement and the suppression of the protests in New York and elsewhere. Rose gave her take on it: “I don't hear anything about Occupy Wall Street today. I was happy about Occupy Wall Street, but I was afraid to ...
  • De-Occupy Stop&Frisk
    • Just International
    • No one has to tell those involved with Occupy Wall Street (OWS) that the NYPD is "out of control" and my next article will touch on this (and related) issues. However, even with all the overt repression being heaped upon occupiers across the globe, we must never forget those communities who have endured for generations under the racist tyranny of the State.
  • Warning: Are Your Kids Being Trained for Occupy?
    • Gather.com
    • Probably, and Occupy Wall Street knows it, too. No one is foolish enough to believe the internet is a 'safe' place, however, it's still a little jolting to find out just what's floating around in cyberspace. How about a sweet, 50-something woman, ...

International

Culture


5/28/2012

National

  • Washington's Hypocrisies
    • Foreign Policy Journal
    • We are standing with you,” only not with protesters at the Chicago NATO summit or with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, or anywhere else in the US where there are protests. The State Department stands with the protesters funded by the US in the...
  • Chinese release report slamming U.S. crime, guns and police
    • Examiner.com
    • In an international game of tit-for-tat, the Chinese government on Friday released a biting report regarding human rights in the United States, zeroing-in on crime statistics, gun ownership, and police action against rioters such as the Occupy Wall Street...
  • Cleveland Occupy arrests are the latest in FBI's pattern of manipulation
    • The Guardian Blogs (blog)
    • It appears the Occupy Wall Street movement is now worthy of the same treatment. And why not? The FBI's top priority is counter-terrorism, and it has an $8bn budget to justify, which is close to Taiwan's annual military expenditures.
  • Anarchist tactics 'future' of Occupy movement
    • WND.com
    • Occupy has now officially embraced violent anarchism, declaring such tactics the future of the anti-capitalist movement.
  • Facebook IPO -- How Wall Street Lost the Retail Investor, Again
    • Huffington Post (blog)
    • With 900 million users, Facebook is the application of the masses, used to connect the 99 percent and organize the protesters for "Occupy Wall Street", the Chinese dissident community and the Arab Spring. This was a company that everyone thought they ...
  • The NATO Conference: 'A job well done!'
    • Police News
    • Also in attendance were several thousand members of the “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street group and their affiliated Anarchists who claim to despise power but ironically strive constantly to it achieve it. Between these two entities stood the undaunted ...
  • Has anything changed on Wall Street?
    • Aljazeera.com
    • The lack of prosecutions of American financial institutions has led to increased frustration and played a role in the birth of “Occupy” movements around the world. Within the American "Occupy" movement, a small group of former Wall Street bankers, ...
  • Goldman Sachs Joins Twitter
    • NY Convergence
    • Wall Street & Technology reported that one Occupy Wall Street protestor greeted Goldman with this simple tweet: “Welcome to Twitter.” The start of Goldman on Twitter follows an ongoing battle of Wall Street to fight a bad image.
  • Montreal's rules for radicals
    • Toronto Sun
    • ... but the demonstrations have been co-opted by union leaders such as Sid Ryan of the Ontario Federation of Labour, Ken Lewenza of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Vancouver-based Adbusters Media Foundation, which launched Occupy Wall Street.

5/27/2012

National

  • The City as University: Occupy and the Future of Public Education
    • The Indypendent
    • In the City University of New York and around the metropolis more broadly, our experiences in the Occupy movement taught us decades of lessons in a matter of months. Many CUNY folks were an active part of Occupy Wall Street, helping to maintain a...
  • 'Double standard' applied by the US: China
    • AsiaOne
    • Beijing on Friday swiftly hit back at Washington's annual report on China's human rights, saying in a report that the US government's crackdown on protesters in the Occupy Wall Street demonstration is the real ...
  • Why “Income Inequality” is a losing issue and how to fix it
    • Salon (blog)
    • With Occupy Wall Street sputtering during its spring reboot, it looks like the movement that dominated last year's political discussion may not repeat. That's not entirely unexpected. OWS promoted two concepts, one that resonated with Americans and one ...
  • The Occupy Movement Is Going Nowhere
    • The Root
    • The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart says he struggles to see what Occupy Wall Street has accomplished recently. The massive protests over the weekend in Chicago during the NATO summit have folks wondering if that marked a resurgence of the Occupy...
  • Occupy movement built on principle
    • Norman Transcript
    • But what Kessler gets wrong is the first part of his message — that we the people who have stood tall against Wall Street's corporate lust have somehow failed. Kessler calls Occupy Wall Street an “embarrassing movement built on the shifting sand of...
  • Occupy The PGA marches in downtown Benton Harbor to protest Senior PGA's use of park land
    • MLive.com
    • About 100 people calling themselves Occupy The PGA marched through downtown this morning to protest the site of this week's Senior PGA Championship. The Golf Club at Harbor Shores is hosting the 73rd Senior PGA, a $2.1-million golf tournament for some ...
  • Call For Socially Inclusive Growth
    • Eurasia Review
    • By Richard Johnson The challenge facing governments in the age of Occupy Wall Street is to do more to ensure that economic growth leads to positive change in living standards and well-being across all social groups,” says OECD Chief Economist Pier ...
  • Amy Goodman: US veterans say no to NATO
    • Times Herald-Record
    • Occupy Chicago, part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has been focused on the NATO protests. The unprecedented police mobilization, which included, in addition to the Chicago police, at least the Secret Service, federal agents, and the Illinois...
  • Facebook's worth is known, in more than just cash
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • What do Occupy Wall Street and Facebook's high-profile stock splat have in common? Both look a lot different depending on where you sit — whether, as the occupiers might put it, you're in the 1 percent or the 99 percent.

Culture

  • Video Premiere: Angels & Airwaves, 'Surrender'
    • Buzzworthy
    • Angels & Airwaves are about to occupy your eyeballs. While musicians ranging from Tom Morello to Anti-Flag have supported the Occupy Wall Street movement, this is one of the first times the protests have gotten music video love.
  • Nasty Like Us
    • New York Times
    • Steve Jobs paid little attention to conditions in his Chinese contractors’ factories. After his death protests grew too large for Apple to ignore; but even then, not only was “bad Steve” praised, but many of the demonstrators in the early Occupy Wall Street movement still revered him...

5/25/2012

National

  • Third Case Against Occupy Wall Street Protester Thrown Out
    • The Nation (blog)
    • The Occupy Wall Street movement has been quietly racking up legal victories in court with the third case in a row being thrown out by a judge Wednesday due to an "insufficient" summons. Occupy's "freedom fairy," Marni Halasa was ticketed by the NYPD ...
  • Inside the NYPD Destruction of the Occupy Wall Street Library
    • Nolan Chart LLC
    • An anonymous anarchist infiltrator in the NYPD provides the cops' explanation of their actions in their own words. by Dan Clore One of the more impressive accomplishments of the Occupy Wall Street movement was the creation of a People's Library of some...
  • Occupy Wall Street: Disturbing New Black Bloc Video
    • Gather.com
    • The Occupy Wall Street has proven to be an opportune forum for a dangerous faction called the Black Bloc. Although Black Bloc is not the only militant faction in the OWS movement, the Black Bloc is the most prominent and has been around for years.
  • Occupy Protesters Help Los Angeles Woman And Disabled Daughter Save Their Home From Bank Of America
    • Think Progress
    • Desperate, Rodriguez contacted several community groups including Occupy Fights Foreclosures — the battle to save the Rodriguez home began. Suzanne O’Keeffe, with Occupy Fights Forclosures, says the bank didn’t treat the Rodriguez family right. She charged they not only didn’t fill out the proper paperwork to foreclose, they waited too long.
  • Sheriff Arrests 5 In Raid, But Fails To Evict Occupy From Home
    • The UpTake
    • Occupy says five people were arrested, but the a crowd of fifty people prevented the officers from evicting them from the house. PNC Bank originally owned the house (though lender Freddie Mac holds the title now) and Occupy Homes claims that the...
  • Occupy Port Jefferson Member Started Protesting Later in Life
    • Port Jefferson Patch
    • Now 77, Bill McNulty says he began protesting when he was unsatisfied with the direction of the country during the lead up to the first Gulf War.

International

Culture

  • Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" mirrors troubled times
    • San Jose Mercury News
    • The movie was based on Don DeLillo's novel of the same name, written in 2003 before today's global economic crisis. But Cronenberg said that while making it last year during the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, "(After filming) in the evenings, to read about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, it seemed at points that we were working more on a documentary," he said.

5/24/2012

National

  • Occupy Wall Street sues NYC over confiscated books
    • Reuters
    • Occupy Wall Street filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against New York City, claiming authorities destroyed $47,000 worth of books, computers and other equipment confiscated from the protesters' encampment in lower Manhattan last fall.
  • Cooperative banking has arrived
    • Salon
    • Most visible are the Move Your Money and Occupy Wall Street movements. According to the Web site of the Move Your Money campaign, an estimated 10 million accounts have left the largest banks since 2010. Credit unions have enjoyed a surge in business as...
  • The US Government Is Running A Massive Spy Campaign On Occupy Wall Street
    • Business Insider
    • If recent documents obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) are any indication, the Occupy Movement continues to be monitored and curtailed in a nationwide, federally-orchestrated campaign, spearheaded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • The Media Consortium: Inside Our May Day Collaboration
    • PBS MediaShift
    • May Day is International Worker's Day and, since 2006, Immigrant Worker's Rights Day. This year, the Occupy movement declared May Day "a holiday for the 99% ... a day for people to come together, across all those lines which too often divide us – race...
  • 'Occupy Graduation': Student activists broadcast debt owed with ball and chains
    • The Lookout
    • A handful of student activists are expressing their displeasure at the rising cost of college by wearing inflatable ball and chain accessories over their graduation robes. The props state the amount of debt with which they're graduating.
  • Bono, Occupy and the Challenge of Following the Jesus of the Oppressed
    • Huffington Post
    • Two Occupy activists sat down next to me as I continued reading. Eavesdropping I surmised they had both been arrested and recently released. One displayed painful cuts and bruises along his right arm. As I read about Bono's generosity with the riches with which he's been "Blessed," my ears perked when the young man said, "It's a privilege to be an activist."
  • Judge tosses charge against Occupy Wall Street 'freedom fairy' Marni Halasa
    • NY Daily News
    • Occupy Wall Street's "freedom fairy" will fly again after cops attempted to clip her wings in Zuccotti Park.

Culture

  • Review: Occupy by Noam Chomsky
    • New Statesman
    • In October 2011, at the high water mark of the Occupy movement, Bill Gross, a Republican who is the manager of the world's largest bond fund, PIMCO, tweeted: "Class warfare by the 99%? Of course, they're fighting back after 30 years of being shot at."
  • Occupy by Noam Chomsky
    • The Coffin Factory
    • Noam Chomsky's new book, Occupy, is "dedicated to the 6,707 people who have been arrested supporting Occupy to date, from the first arrested marching in New York on September 24, 2012, to the woman arrested in Sacramento on March 6, 2012, for throwing flower petals. May our numbers swell and increase."

5/23/2012

National

  • Theme of SEIU Convention? Occupy's 99%
    • Town Hall
    • A labor union with strong ties to President Obama is helping make the Occupy Wall Street movement a more permanent fixture in the nation's capital, moving Occupy DC into office space the group can use to organize and grow through the presidential ...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Who is behind the Occupy Wall Street Movement?
    • Fox News
    • The Service Employees International Union headed by Mary K. Henry is paying rent for the Occupy Wall Street crew in DC About $4000 a month the union is picking up. The SEIU has more than two million members and collects about $300 million a year from ..
  • Bill O'Reilly's Big Investigation Into Occupy Wall Street Short On Facts, Long On Unsubstantiated Allegations
    • News Hounds
    • Remember how Monday night, Bill O'Reilly promised an investigation into the funding of Occupy Wall Street? That "investigation" proved to be nothing less than a hazy suggestion that Fox News boogeyman George Soros is the behind-the-scenes financier.
  • This Is What Tyranny Looks Like
    • Huffington Post (blog)
    • Remember when police beat Tea Party activists with batons, raided homes without warrants, unjustly arrested and strip-searched Tea Party protesters, or attacked and intimidated journalists covering Tea Party rallies? Me neither.
  • OWS protester avoids jail after missed court appearance
    • New York Post
    • An Occupy Wall Street protester caught on video ranting about "What a molotov cocktail can do to Macy's" will stay out of jail for now after missing his court appearance yesterday. A Manhattan judge had issued an arrest warrant for ...
  • Why Obama Refused to Back Off His Occupy Endorsement
    • Big Hollywood
    • In a nationally televised news conference, President Obama had nothing but positive things to say about the Occupy Wall Street movement. That same month, in an interview with ABC News, ...
  • Liberal WaPo Columnist: 'OWS Is Going Nowhere Fast'
    • NewsBusters (blog)
    • And now the latest liberal fad, Occupy Wall Street, seems to be fading fast as well. This is the claim made by liberal Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart in this obituary: The massive protests over the weekend in Chicago during the NATO summit ...

International

  • On Day 100 of student strikes, Montreal protest goes international
    • Calgary Herald
    • Organized by the Occupy Wall Street movement and by the group Strike Everywhere, the first New York event was designed to raise awareness about the Quebec protests while the second was about opposing anti-protest laws all over the world.
  • Occupy — Why?
    • RIA Novosti
    • By Frol Vladimirov, special to RIA Novosti Occupy Abai introduced one more American brand into Russian political life: a new protesting style. Echoing the Occupy Wall Street catchphrase "We are the 99 percent!" the nascent movement claims to represent...

Culture

  • Slow economy sparks wave of Occupy books
    • Chicago Daily Herald
    • "It's the story of the moment right now," says Patricia Bostelman, vice president of marketing for Barnes & Noble Inc. "We have a real disparity-of-wealth issue and that tends to be a subject for books from the left, especially after Occupy Wall Street ...
  • Occupy Wall Street Movement Gets By With A Little Help From Its Musical Friends
    • CBS Local
    • Baez, Nash and Dylan – via documentary director Michael Moore's cover of "The Times They Are A-Changin" – are helping to soundtrack the Occupy Wall Street movement, via the new compilation Occupy This Album (released May 15).

5/22/2012

National

  • Protester to Chicago: 'Thank you very much'
    • Chicago Tribune
    • After a day of protests that targeted Boeing and Obama's headquarters, most protesters headed home late Monday after a peaceful final day of rallies.
  • Chicago police show a lighter hand in controlling anti-Nato demonstrations
    • The Guardian
    • A decision by police in Chicago to let protesters roam the streets of the city during the NATO summit, in stark contrast to heavy-handed tactics elsewhere in the US, appears to have been the key to avoiding a repeat of the disastrous 1968 riots.
  • Day of Subdued Protests Follows Night of Clashes in Chicago
    • New York Times
    • On the final day of the NATO summit meeting here, Chicago was oddly quiet. Several hundred demonstrators, a far smaller group than had marched through downtown in the days before, staged a "die in" on Monday outside the headquarters of Boeing.
  • Occupy Activists: Chicago NATO Summit Helped Revitalize Movement
    • Huffington Post
    • As Occupy activists from around the country begin heading home to their respective cities after a weekend of protests in Chicago, many say the massive gathering has helped revitalize a movement that has gone months without staging the kind of headline-grabbing spectacle that made "99 percent" a popular concept.
  • Scott Olsen, U.S. Vet Who Nearly Lost Life at Occupy Protest, Brings Antiwar Message to NATO Summit
    • Democracy Now!
    • We're joined at the NATO summit in Chicago by Scott Olsen, who survived two tours in Iraq but almost died when he was hit with a police projectile at an Occupy Oakland protest last year. Olsen returned four of his medals at Sunday's antiwar march.
  • Chicago's fishy NATO arrests
    • Salon
    • The CPD has been congratulated for handling NATO protests. But what about reports of intimidation and entrapment?
  • Will Obama denounce 'Occupy' protests?
    • Fox News
    • What Bill said earlier and I think what you're asking me is why doesn't the President denounce Occupy Wall Street? I don't know that these two are synonymous. Now, I think there are lots of elements there are a lots of people who are involved in Occupy...
  • Today's anarchists are just brats in black
    • Los Angeles Times
    • The small gangs of destructive knuckleheads who style themselves as anarchists have been the bane of Occupy Wall Street protests this spring. On May Day, the brats in black smashed store windows, bashed cars and fought with police on...
  • Laura Ingraham: Anarchy in Chicago
    • Fox News
    • And the President should be answering the question: "Do you still support the Occupy Wall Street Movement?", because in the beginning he did. So now and we'll get to this in a moment when he's asked about the protesters he gives an answer that doesn't ...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are "Terrorists" Because They Ruined Jesus Christ Superstar
    • Gothamist
    • Important investigative journalist Bill O'Reilly is on to these so-called "protesters" of economic inequality. "This Occupy Wall Street movement is now very coordinated and they are terrorists.
  • Empty Chicago stores raise questions for Charlotte
    • Charlotte Observer
    • Like Charlotte, city leaders in Chicago declared downtown would remain "open for business" during its milestone political event – the NATO summit that concluded Monday.
  • Occupy Wall Street Holds First Feminist General Assembly
    • Care2.com (blog)
    • was the general sentiment among those gathered in Washington Square Park in Manhattan last night for Occupy Wall Street's first ever Feminist General Assembly. Despite being woefully overdue, May 17 was a beautiful and significant night: Not only was...
  • Rise of the New Economy Movement
    • Salon
    • The movement includes young and old, "Occupy" people, student activists, and what one older participant describes as thousands of "people in their 60s from the '60s" rolling up their sleeves to apply some of the lessons of an earlier movement.
  • Activists fight foreclosures together, but with different visions
    • Waging Nonviolence
    • In Minneapolis, as in places across the United States, Occupy Our Homes has brought union members, anarchists, lawyers, grassroots organizers, democrats and veterans all under the same roof, united by a common goal of saving homeowners from eviction and full neighborhoods from displacement.

5/21/2012

National

  • "No NATO, No War": U.S. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Return War Medals at NATO Summit
    • Democracy Now! (video)
    • Iraq Veterans Against the War held a ceremony where nearly 50 veterans discarded their war medals by hurling them down the street in the direction of the NATO summit. We hear the soldiers' voices as they return their medals one by one from the stage.
  • Veterans throw medals at NATO summit protest
    • Army Times
    • The veterans threw their medals toward the summit on Sunday afternoon. Dozens of medals sat on the road. Veterans took the microphone one-by-one at a rally after a more than 2-mile march to the summit site from a downtown Chicago park.
  • Could NATO protest be resurgence of Occupy Wall Street?
    • msnbc.com
    • MSNBC's Alex Wagner and the NOW panel discuss whether or not this protest could revitalize the Occupy Wall Street movement as the summer approaches. >> the nato summit mapping out an exit strategy for the war in afghan, demonstrations are taking place ...
  • Chicago's NATO Summit: In the Shadow of Global Geopolitics, the Realities of an American City
    • TIME
    • Late Saturday, as crowds of protesters (many consider themselves part of the national Occupy Wall Street movement) swelled into the thousands, a number of protesters clashed with cops. In one incident, an officer was reported to have hit an activist ...
  • Loved ones, lawyers wait for arrested protesters to be freed
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • Among the at least 45 arrested Sunday were members of Occupy Chicago and Occupy Wall Street, a lawyer and a Getty Image photographer. However, none of those initially released admitted to be members of the "Black Bloc" anarchist group that was at the...
  • Fellow activists express disbelief at arrest of NATO summit bomb plot suspects
    • msnbc.com (blog)
    • Stephanie Auguiste, a 25-year-old from Hollywood, Fla., met all three of the alleged bombers through Occupy Fort Lauderdale, a Florida offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement. She said the police description of the trio as violent anarchists didn't...
  • Caught Between the Protests and the Police
    • New York Times (blog)
    • There were hundreds of photographers covering the Occupy Wall Street protests when Alex Arbuckle arrived at Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan last September. Some were daily newspaper or wire service photographers, ...
  • Three Wall Street stooges
    • Salon
    • We ought to remember that history before we get carried away with our populist high-fiving in the 2012 campaign, convinced that Obama deserves to win the fealty of the unemployed, underemployed and Occupy Wall Street, too. I've always kind of liked ...
  • Moment furious bride was caught up in anti-Nato protests as Chicago goes into lock down
    • Herald Sun
    • Video Image Wedding crashers A Chicago couple had their wedding overrun by NATO protesters A COUPLE had some unexpected wedding crashers when their big day was over run by Occupy protesters in Chicago. Thousands were expected to march in downtown ...

Culture


5/20/2012

National

  • NATO protests continue in Chicago; 2 more face terror charges
    • LA Times
    • It's been a busy 24 hours in Chicago as protests continued into the international NATO summit's second day. Two more activists faced terror-related charges on Sunday, a police van apparently struck a protester Saturday night, and activists said police drew guns on a group of citizen journalists.
  • NATO protests in Chicago: Police van drives into protesters, web video reporters detained, held at gunpoint (photos+video)
    • Boing Boing
    • Saturday night, at about 10:40PM local time, a Chicago Police van "drove into a crowd of demonstrators who were attempting to cross westbound over the Jackson Street bridge at the Chicago River," according to this video report and testimony from people who were present.
  • Great-grandma: Ready to 'lose' my life protesting
    • MSNBC
    • Nan Wigmore brought her walker and packed her sign, "Grateful Great Grandmas Circle The Wagons, Support Occupy," and rode on a bus for some three days, sleeping in the same clothes, to make it to the NATO protests in Chicago.
  • G8 Opens at Camp David, Thousands Rally in Chicago for Tax on Wall Street
    • The Indypendent
    • NNU has been a close ally of many local Occupy groups, and today hundreds of nurses dressed in Robin Hood costumes descended on the plaza along with newly-arrived members of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy LA and other out-of-town demonstrators.
  • Protesters demand release of activists in Chicago
    • AFP
    • Hundreds of anti-NATO protesters marched through the streets of Chicago Saturday demanding the release of three activists arrested on terror charges.
  • Prosecutors: Undercover work showed 3 men planned to hit police, mayor's house, Obama HQ
    • Chicago Tribune
    • Lawyer for Occupy backers accuses authorities of entrapment
  • How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing 'Terrorists' - and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook
    • Rolling Stone
    • This past October, at an Occupy encampment in Cleveland, Ohio, "suspicious males with walkie-talkies around their necks" and "scarves or towels around their heads" were heard grumbling at the protesters' unwillingness to act violently.
  • Another Occupy Wall Street Terror Plot: Were the Accused Set up?
    • Gather.com
    • "This is just propaganda to create a climate of fear," Michael Deutsch said. "My clients came to peacefully protest." The National Lawyers Guild, a socialist lawyers group, said that the police "broke down doors with guns drawn and searched residences without a warrant or consent," which was in direct contradiction of the statement made by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, which stated that police obtained a warrant from a judge before executing the raid and arrests.
  • Nurses Push for "Robin Hood" Tax on Wall Street
    • Care2.com (blog)
    • Now many nurses have joined in the rallying cries of the Occupy Wall Street movement and have begun to chime into debates not only about working conditions but also about taxing Wall Street. National Nurses United, a group devoted to speaking out for...
  • Tom Morello Gets Fired Up at Chicago Nurses Rally
    • RollingStone.com
    • As he has previously done at several Occupy Wall Street rallies, Morello played a short set of protest anthems under the guise of his alter ego, the Nightwatchman. The crowd consisted largely of Occupy Chicago supporters and nurses wearing red scrubs ...
  • Welcome to the DIY generation
    • LA Times
    • OWS and its tangential offshoots may seem political, but it is important to note that OWS emphatically isn't politics as usual. It isn't even a traditional movement.

International

  • Fire, arrests and a Rolling Stone: Quebec student protests get international attention
    • National Post
    • The City of Montreal also adopted a new bylaw Friday that threatens protesters who wear masks with heavy fines. Lafreniere said it gives police "another tool" to deal with the demonstrations. But it failed to deter dozens of protesters from wearing masks Saturday night, and police chose not to try to enforce the new law.
  • Hundreds arrested at 'Blockupy Frankfurt' protests
    • AFP‎
    • A group calling itself "Blockupy Frankfurt" had called for four days of protest, from Wednesday to Saturday, to paralyse Germany's financial capital and hinder the...
  • Peaceful end to anti-bank protests in Frankfurt
    • DW.DE
    • Organizers of "Blockupy", a movement reminiscent of "Occupy Wall Street" in 2011, said their Frankfurt rally had demonstrated resistance against the "Europe-wide austerity dictate" of institutions such as the European Central Bank (ECB) and the EU.
  • Poll Shows Putin's Popularity is Sagging as Protests Continue
    • Care2.com (blog)
    • Protesters have continued their marches through the streets over the last few weeks as Putin has settled back into his position of power. Using many of the same tactics as the Occupy Wall Street movement, many activists have camped overnight in squares...

5/18/2012

National

  • Nurses (yes, nurses) lead charge for Wall Street 'sin' tax
    • msnbc.com
    • It is time for Wall Street to start paying back what they owe the rest of the country and they need to pay sales tax." The nurses' call echoes last fall's outcry by the Occupy Wall Street protesters over income equality, corruption and corporate greed.
  • G8: Camp David meeting of world leaders draws protesters
    • Toronto Star
    • G8, NATO have full plate They'll join dozens, and perhaps hundreds, of demonstrators from Occupy Wall Street movements who plan to fill the sidewalks and the airwaves with messages protesting the bailout of US banks and other large corporations.
  • Suburban protesters converge on NATO summit
    • Chicago Daily Herald
    • And Occupy Wall Street contingents from across the suburbs will join their activist peers — like the group from Occupy Naperville, which will rally at 10 am Sunday outside the Metra station, 105 E. 4th Ave., before catching the 10:33 train to Chicago.
  • Chicago Goes Into Security Lockdown
    • Daily Beast
    • In addition to the typical groups that protest organizations such as NATO, the G8 and the WTO, Occupy Wall Street is expected to bus thousands of demonstrators into the city, having already organized protests in the days ahead. Police and these protest...
  • NATO protesters occupy Chicago streets
    • AFP
    • Thousands of NATO protesters took to the streets of Chicago Friday chanting "tax Wall Street!" and calling for an end to costly wars so governments can focus on providing social services.
  • OWS Trials Could Change the Way Police Do Business
    • WFUV News‎
    • This week marked the beginning of what will be a long string of trials related to the Occupy Wall Street protests.  A Manhattan judge acquitted student photographer Alexander Arbuckle of disorderly conduct Tuesday, after pictures and video showed police misrepresented events in their reports.
  • Why Facebook friended Wall Street
    • Globe and Mail
    • Over the past year the "Occupy" movement has highlighted the issue of income inequality and criticized the institutions that are perceived to perpetuate it. Wall Street was a natural first target as the "rules of the game" seem to disproportionately ...
  • How to Lose Hearts and Minds
    • Daily Beast
    • You are certainly not accomplishing anything for your cause, any more than the Occupy Wall Street protesters or the earlier anti-globalization protesters accomplished anything for theirs. In fact, the recent history of mass left-wing protest is a...
  • Can Occupy Fight Back Against the War on Women?
    • The Nation.
    • A banner, framed by the park's iconic arch, declared that the first NYC Feminist General Assembly, presented by Women Occupying Wall Street (WOWS), was in full swing. After seven months of reporting on feminism and the work of women activists in the ...
  • America's press freedom threat
    • Salon
    • Attempting to photograph police actions in the US Most recently, in January, Miller was filming the eviction of Occupy Wall Street activists from a park in downtown Miami. In twist that's become too familiar to many, the journalist became the story as ...

5/17/2012

National

  • Thousands Expected at OWS-Themed Protests at NATO Summit
    • Slate Magazine‎
    • Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters are expected to arrive by the busload in Chicago to protest during a two-day NATO summit in the Windy City this weekend.
  • Is Higher Education A Giant Pyramid Scheme?
    • Forbes
    • Two young women hold a sign showing the figure 1 trillion during an Occupy Wall Street rally against the high cost of college tuition April 25, 2012 in New York. Scores of students and former students gathered to complain about the cost of tuitions and ...
  • How Green is My Occupy? Rio+20 Enviromentalists Team With #OWS
    • Huffington Post (blog)
    • I imagine that in the Main Street Media, this will be billed as, "Tree Huggers Meet Wall Street Bashers." You can be certain that something close to this will be the spin put on the conjoining of the still-fledgling Occupy Movement with the veterans of ...
  • Nurses to Lead Big May 18 Rally in Chicago on Eve of Summit with Plan to Heal Global Economies
    • Sacramento Bee
    • Registered nurses, renowned musician Tom Morello, labor, community, and Occupy Wall Street activists will gather in a major rally in Chicago Friday, May 18 to kick off ...
  • Occupy Women: Will Feminism's Fourth Wave Be a Swell or a Ripple?
    • truthout
    • Is a fourth wave of feminism rising from an ocean of unrest? The First Feminist General Assembly taking place in Washington Square Park in New York City the evening of Thursday, May 17, may mark a historical turning point.
  • Occupy Wall Street, RIP?
    • The Moderate Voice
    • While it may be that the Fat Lady has not yet sung–we do have an entire Summer and Fall to get through after all–it does look like the "Occupy" movement is sputtering badly and may soon be completely extinguished, having done little of significance...
  • Occupy Vanderbilt Pressures University to Institute Ethical Investing Guidelines
    • Nashville Scene
    • One of the oft-heard complaints about Occupy Wall Street and its various offshoots was that the movement's goals and vision were vaguely defined. But the Occupy Vanderbilt movement has a very specific goal: to encourage the university's Office of ...
  • Veterans Say No to NATO
    • Truthdig
    • Occupy Chicago, part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has been focused on the NATO protests. The unprecedented police mobilization, which will include, in addition to the Chicago police, at least the Secret Service, federal agents, and the Illinois ...
  • How to explain capitalism to an Occupy Wall Street protester
    • Daily Caller
    • After making its return with this month's May Day demonstrations, the Occupy Wall Street movement will be out in force this weekend to protest the NATO summit in Chicago. Although the OWSers are not very good at articulating what they're ...
  • Occupy Wall Street versus American military might
    • Aljazeera.com
    • Where a state stands on the international scale impacts the fate of that state's social movements. The United States' position as a global military power puts the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement at a particular...

International


5/16/2012

National

International

Culture


5/14/2012

National

  • Morgan Stanley CEO Faces Questions From Occupy Wall Street At Annual Meeting
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement descended upon Morgan Stanley's (MS) annual meeting Tuesday, pressing Chairman and Executive James Gorman with a slew of questions about Wall ...
  • Morgan Stanley CEO grilled by Occupy Wall Street
    • MarketWatch
    • By Brett Philbin PURCHASE, NY -(MarketWatch)- Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement descended upon Morgan Stanley's (NYSE:MS) annual meeting Tuesday, pressing Chairman and Executive James Gorman with a slew of questions about Wall Street lobbying, ...
  • Occupy Wall Street inundates Morgan Stanley annual shareholder's meeting
    • Death and Taxes
    • Occupy Wall Street is holding a day of action today called M15 (for May 15), part of a larger week-long schedule of protests that coincidentally aligns with Internet Week in New York. First up on Occupy's agenda this morning was ...
  • Anti-Wall Street protesters upstage Morgan Stanley meet
    • Reuters
    • After engaging in debate with some members of the protester group, which identified itself as "The 99% Spring" and was similar in tone to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, Gorman instructed Corporate Secretary Martin Cohen to announce the preliminary...
  • Former Occupy Wall Street Space Now Occupied by Artisinal Food Trucks
    • New York Magazine
    • Late last year, when Occupy Wall Street was kicked out of Zuccotti Park, protestors marched north and tried to occupy another public-private space, Duarte Square. They didn't last long in the space, thanks to aggressive policing and a ...
  • Photographer acquitted in Occupy arrest
    • Wall Street Journal
    • A student photographer has been acquitted of disorderly conduct after one of the first trials stemming from an Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York City. A judge cleared Alexander Arbuckle on Tuesday of the only charge against ...
  • Are cops drugging Occupy Wall Street protesters in Minnesota?
    • RT
    • After footage surfaced of Occupy Wall Street protesters in Minnesota making claims that they've been drugged by police officers, authorities in the state have opened up a criminal investigation. At least one Minnesota state trooper has been placed on ...
  • Colin Beavan, Congressional Candidate, on Occupy Wall Street and Living ...
    • Village Voice (blog)
    • Beavan: I love Occupy. The thing about Occupy is that it's an expression of citizens who decided the existing institutions aren't representing their own values. The idea that people without a political party, people without some external leader can ...
  • The Dimon/Obama saga - Obama last night: $2 Million from Wall Street - Top ...
    • Politico
    • "But as banking lobbyists and some of their supporters in both parties fought hard against even modest reforms and the Occupy Wall Street movement gained traction, the White House put more distance between itself and the banking industry.
  • Facing more scrutiny, corporate boards evolve
    • Kansas City Star
    • This spring's annual meeting season, held in the aftermath of Occupy Wall Street protests, showed that stakeholders were upping their questions about what's going on at the board table. As of last week, a dozen shareholder "say on pay" resolutions...
  • Standing Up to The Richest Man on Earth
    • Salon (blog)
    • "I am concerned that George Washington University – an American icon – is sending the wrong message to Mexicans wanting to come to this country to work hard and build a life," Jeffrey Brewer, an Occupy D.C. Protester, says to me.
  • Chicago cops' new weapons
    • Salon
    • This week, Occupy Chicago welcomes allies from around the country and the world as they descend on the Windy City to protest the weekend's NATO summit. The Chicago Police Department is ready: Not only has the city passed strict new protest ordinances, but it's been stockpiling serious riot gear in anticipation of conflict with the protesters.

5/14/2012

National

  • Chomsky: Occupy Wall Street "Has Created Something That Didn't Really Exist" in U.S. — Solidarity
    • Democracy Now
    • It is also the "too big to fail" poster child of Occupy Wall Street, a speculative banking monstrosity that profits from, among other things, the ongoing foreclosure crisis and the exploitation of dirty coal...
  • Occupy Wall Street's people power loses popularity
    • The Guardian
    • Any New Yorker can tell you that Occupy Wall Street was a force to be reckoned with in the fall of 2011. I witnessed it first hand on 30 October 2011, the day after the largest early snow storm in New York City history. Undeterred by the conditions, ...
  • Occupy and the Constitution, Part 2
    • Daily Kos
    • As Occupy continues to march forward, it is important that we try to understand the role the Constitution, and the interpretation of it, will necessarily play in the articulation, execution and achievement of Occupy and progressive objectives.
  • Occupy UNC holds 'alternative' commencement
    • News & Observer
    • While Michael Bloomberg was speaking to tens of thousands of graduates and parents Sunday, a smaller celebration held by members of Occupy UNC-Chapel Hill sought to provide a different graduation experience – one they said was more real and less pretentious.
  • UC police arrest 9 as they clear Occupy the Farm
    • San Francisco Chronicle‎
    • Police arrested nine people early Monday as they cleared out the small group of protesters who had set up an urban farming camp on UC Berkeley agricultural...
  • Police ticket Occupy Lansing participants in park
    • The Detroit News
    • Police say they've ticketed two participants in a Lansing offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests for being at a city park later than permitted. The Lansing State Journal reports the man and woman were ticketed early Sunday.
  • Algorithms: The Ever-Growing, All-Knowing Way Of The Future
    • NPR (blog)
    • This representation of articles written about the Occupy Wall Street movement uses colors to group ideas together and lines to show a connection between articles. Quid's algorithm mapping software allows users to visualize the proliferation of ideas on ...
  • Is Occupy Portland growing up?
    • KATU
    • ... approach can win back some of the movement's once-robust support. As the story notes, 51 percent of Americans think the movement has "run its course," according to an April poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Is Occupy Portland growing up?
  • The First Amendment Should Protect Everyone's Right to Record
    • PBS MediaShift
    • No city better epitomizes the escalating conflict between journalists -- both professional and citizen -- than New York, where more than 30 people have been arrested while reporting on Occupy Wall Street. This conflict has now sparked a major lawsuit ...
  • John L Brooks Seeks to Occupy 51st Congressional Seat
    • East County Magazine
    • He was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, and knew that the next step was to step to the plate and run for office. Occupy Wall Street wants changes in our political system that benefit the "99 percent." Now that Filner is retiring to run for...

Culture

  • Occupy This Album: 99 Songs for the 99 Percent
    • Mother Jones
    • Though many of the songs were recorded before last fall, others dwell directly on Occupy Wall Street. They don't always succeed, but an Occupy-themed track by Third Eye Blind, "If There Ever Was A Time," is a gem. (Listen below.) ...
  • LISTEN: Occupy Wall Street Gets an Album and Everyone Is On It
    • TIME
    • Created by Music for Occupy, it's appropriately titled Occupy This Album, and is "a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99%." The digital compilation features 99 tracks (plus one hidden, bonus track for...

5/13/2012

National

  • JPMorgan, Dimon's blunder invites bank breakup
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • The power of Wall Street is one issue energizing the Occupy protesters expected in Chicago for the NATO summit. Last week, I attended an event about security procedures for NATO that was held in the auditorium of the old First National Bank Building, ...
  • Protests: Players to watch
    • Chicago Tribune
    • Occupy: A loose-knit network of groups across the country inspired by the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations against government bank bailouts and the behavior of trading firms during the economic recession. The groups are mainly concerned with...
  • Students Rally to Occupy Graduation
    • The Nation
    • As student debt surpasses trillion dollar mark, students express frustration with not-so bright future ahead of them.
  • Mitt Romney: Bank Of America Protesters Too Young 'To Really Understand' Economy
    • Huffington Post
    • "Unfortunately, a lot of young folks haven't had the opportunity to really understand how the economy works, and what it takes to put people to work in real jobs, and why we have banks, and what banks do,"
  • A black mark for survivor of financial crisis
    • BusinessWeek
    • It gave him a kind of street cred during the post-crisis years, when he lashed out at regulators who sought to rein in banks, and Occupy Wall Street protesters who raged against them. Dimon had to face stock analysts and reporters on Thursday and ...
  • Occupy protestors let go of camp, hold to ideals
    • News & Observer
    • In the US, the Occupy movement first gained notice in New York in September, when Occupy Wall Street protesters took over the city's Zuccotti Park. Raleigh protesters first gathered in September on the sidewalks of the Capitol building downtown and...
  • 'Occupy the Farm' Protesters Break Down Camp, Stay on UC Berkeley Property
    • NBC Bay Area‎
    • Protestors have removed an encampment from University of California at Berkeley land in Albany but remain on the property and say they plan to continue...

International


5/11/2012

National

  • Occupy movement set for global weekend of action
    • The Guardian‎
    • The 12 May events, marking the first anniversary of the Indignados movement in Spain, the precursor to Occupy, signify a relaunch for the coalition of campaigners whose protests created huge attention in London, New York and elsewhere...
  • Will the Occupy Movement Embrace Prepaid Cards?
    • U.S. News & World Report (blog)
    • This week the Occupy movement has zeroed in on Bank of America. The big bank has been a frequent target of Occupy's wrath. Recall that BofA's failed attempt to charge a $5 monthly debit card fee helped give birth to Occupy Wall Street.
  • "Occupy Cop" under attack
    • Salon
    • Ray Lewis could lose his life insurance for wearing his uniform to a protest. On Occupy Wall Street's Nov. 17 Day of Action, the NYPD arrested nearly 250 protesters. Ray Lewis, however, stuck out: the retired Philadelphia Police captain ...
  • Stuart Varney Finally Acknowledges Occupy Wall Street Had Nothing To Do With Embarrassing Craigslist Ad
  • Village Voice (blog)
    • That said, we did question the authenticity of the ad, and were able to prove (with a quick Google search) that Occupy Wall Street had nothing to do with it. Varney, on the other hand, didn't bother to do that. He suggested during the broadcast that ...
  • Occupy Jail, Occupy Big Banks
    • AlterNet/By Rev Billy (blog)
    • The guns that stopped them were paid for by Chase, and their homes were foreclosed by Chase, and the air that we all breathe is poisoned by Chase. Here's an idea: When we get out of here let's take some radical songs into the posh hushed lobby of JP ...
  • Civil disobedience or uncivil chaos?
    • Florida Courier
    • Protesters, many aligned with Occupy Wall Street, recently disrupted American businesses to commemorate International Workers' Day (May Day). Banks in Manhattan received suspicious (albeit non-toxic) powder in envelopes. Businesses were vandalized.

International

  • Occupy London invites you to meet the 1% this Saturday
    • The Guardian (blog)
    • Spring is finally here and the streets are filling with those demanding change. Last Tuesday, thousands were involved in actions across the US, with Occupy Wall Street standing in solidarity with trades unions, students, community and immigrant...
  • Israeli activists join international protest Saturday
    • Haaretz
    • The protest in Spain, itself an echo of the Arab Spring, was the first of many such protest movements in the West, including the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York and other metropolises in the English speaking world and the Rothschild Boulevard...
  • 200 Activists Occupy Plaza in Moscow
    • TIME
    • Activists have been staging flashmobs throughout town since Monday, spending nights on the street. Two most prominent opposition leaders were detained Wednesday for disobeying police orders. The protests have been likened to Occupy Wall Street.
  • Occupy Spain: Flash Mob as Art-Must See Video
    • Daily Kos
    • This is a protest about how the stock ratings agencies such as Standard and Poors, Moody's, and Fitch. Then the Flamenco Ninja's go into action. Kicking these raiting agencies down the Bank of Spain stairs.

Culture

  • Occupy Inspired Game Seeks Funding Through Kickstarter
    • Gamasutra
    • Wilkes-Barre, PA, May 10, 2012 - Dark Tonic, an independent video game studio, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the release of their first mobile game, Wall Street Titan. Inspired by the Occupy movement, Wall Street Titan allows the ...

5/10/2012

National

  • Bank Of America Shareholders Meeting Swarmed By Protesters (PHOTOS)
    • Huffington Post
    • Americans angry at Bank of America tried to communicate their frustration to the bank on Wednesday, quite literally.
  • Occupy the Farm Highlights Issue of Food Sovereignty
    • The Nation
    • However, the truth is Occupy the Farm is arguably one of OWS's most important offshoots—a movement that not only draws attention to the rotten corporate practices of Big Ag but also focuses on issues near and dear to Occupy's heart, such as the environment and overall health of society.
  • Not quite Occupy Wall Street, but similar message from Morristown protesters ...
    • Morristown Green
    • "Many of the individuals that work in the South Street branch, I know personally and they like me, and they are a part of the 99 percent also." Wells made the pilgrimage to Zucotti Park when the Occupy Wall Street movement was in full swing and was so ...
  • Occupy Chicago Outlines NATO Protests
    • Progress Illinois
    • While Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel views the summit as raising Chicago's profile, Occupy thinks the event will call attention to their concerns and invigorate the Occupy Wall Street movement that started last fall. Occupy Chicago says thousands of ...
  • Occupy DC gets office space with money from SEIU
    • Fox News
    • Occupy has had a enduring but uneven relationship with SEIU, accepting financial support shortly after the so-called Occupy Wall Street movement started last fall but occasionally complaining that the union was too pro-Obama and was attempting to ...
  • Occupy 2012: Queer origins and impact
    • QSaltLake
    • By now we've all heard of the movement Occupy Wall Street. Many have been skeptical from the beginning, and now with its seeming decay, many are asking, "Is Occupy still relevant?" We'll get to that later, ...
  • Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy's Quiet Revolution
    • The Atlantic
    • In the shadow of the Great Recession and the Occupy Wall St. movement, ordinary people are re-negotiating their terms with big business. They want to spend less, do more, and solve problems together. They are the foundation of the new "sharing economy."
  • Occupy Keeps Up the Momentum With an Anti-Austerity Week of Actions in NYC
    • AlterNet
    • If you've been waiting for the right event to get plugged into Occupy, your options are plentiful this week. Don't wait any longer. Rise up! Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email. Occupy Wall Street isn't wasting any time post...
  • The Corporate Media's Attempt to Kill the Occupy Movement
    • Care2.com (blog)
    • In other words, since "the march was too big to allow Occupy Wall Street to continue to be reduced to a dog-and-pony show," as Occupy Handbook editor Janet Byrne said, the Times simply chose to ignore it altogether. The Washington Post adopted a ...
  • It's Not Easy Making Do With a Measly Million
    • New York Times
    • Occupy Wall Street has its 1 percent answer, of course. A consulting firm that studies the wealthy has a broader definition, based on millionaire status. Many financial planners have a cautionary third answer — that appearances, and account balances, ...

International

  • Occupy Comes to Moscow
    • Huffington Post
    • So as far as the Twittersphere is concerned, Occupy has come to Moscow. But one thing is for certain -- this isn't Occupy as we know it.
  • Occupy protest slated for Old Market Square
    • Winnipeg Sun
    • Joining an international movement inspired by Occupy Wall Street in New York City, local protesters started camping out in Memorial Park in mid-October. Conservation officers cleared the park, which is provincial government land, in late December, ...

Culture


5/9/2012

National

  • Police barricade Occupy the Farm encampment
    • San Jose Mercury News
    • University of California, Berkeley police on Wednesday put barricades around a school-owned property where a group of Occupy protesters...
  • FBI stings, like one in Cleveland, become more common in terrorism investigations
    • Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • In the case of the accused Ohio 82 bridge-bombing conspirators -- members of the Occupy Cleveland movement -- a paid FBI informant discussed possible targets and helped them buy what they thought were plastic explosives from an undercover agent.
  • Unmasked: Meet The FBI's Bridge Bomb Plot Snitch
    • The Smoking Gun
    • The paid informant who helped orchestrate the FBI sting that resulted in the arrest of five anarchists for allegedly plotting to blow up an Ohio bridge is a convicted felon who was arrested on bad check and theft charges in the midst of his cooperation with federal investigators
  • Occupy Wall Street members making Boerum Hill their economic hub
    • New York Daily News
    • Occupy Wall Street protesters may be marching for change in Manhattan, but they're making money in Brooklyn. More than a dozen savvy OWS entrepreneurs have opened a printing shop, a T-shirt operation and a tech venture - all running coop style without ...
  • Twitter blocks prosecutors from deleted tweets of Occupy activist
    • Fox News
    • Twitter is fighting an attempt by the District Attorney's office in New York to access the message feed of an Occupy Wall Street activist who was arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge last fall. Malcolm Harris was one of 700 people arrested during an October ...
  • Occupy Louisville, MoveOn.org protest banks
    • The Courier-Journal
    • "They are serving the 1-percent at our expense," Back said, referring to the Occupy movement's "99-percent" rally cry that the richest Americans are abusing the economy. "Bank of America and other banks are harming the economy because of their loyalty...
  • Organizing Against Bank of America in Enemy Territory
    • Huffington Post
    • The action, organized by Mortgage Fraud North Carolina and bolstered by Occupy activists, is part of a growing wave of home takeovers occurring across the country, one that has spread from major urban centers all the way to enemy territory: the suburbs...
  • Occupy Bank Of America Protest Foreshadows Democratic Convention
    • Huffington Post
    • Dozens of good-government groups, Occupy Wall Street contingents, environmental activists, struggling homeowners and institutional investors are descending...
  • The Tea Party Remains Strong As Occupy Wall Street Sputters
    • Advanced Trading
    • The biggest difference between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street doesn't lie in their respective positions at the opposite ends of the political spectrum. When you strip away the facts that one movement was fueled by billionaires...
  • A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age?
    • Common Dreams/Noam Chomsky
    • The Occupy movement has been an extremely exciting development. Unprecedented, in fact. There's never been anything like it that I can think of. If the bonds and associations it has established can be sustained through a long, dark period ahead -- because victory won't come quickly -- it could prove a significant moment in American history.

5/8/2012

National

  • Twitter Fights Prosecutors Seeking Occupy Protester's Data Without Warrant
    • Forbes
    • Malcolm Harris, the Occupy Wall Street protestor whose private data Twitter is fighting to protect from prosecutors. Twitter is stepping up its legal battle for users' privacy: First it fought to reveal secret warrantless law enforcement requests for ...
  • Twitter fights subpoena in Occupy arrest case
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Twitter is resisting an attempt by New York City prosecutors to gain access to the account of an Occupy Wall Street protester. The micro-blogging service filed court papers Monday asking a judge to quash a subpoena in which the Manhattan ...
  • Twitter sides with Occupy protester in NY court battle over tweet history
    • The Guardian
    • Twitter has moved to quash a court order issued by the New York district attorney which would require it to hand over the tweets of a writer and Occupy Wall Street protester arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge last October.
  • Occupy Wall Street May Day Protesters May Have Been Unlawfully Arrested
    • International Business Times
    • His stern command was clear: the young man, and with him the crowd of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators assembled at the plaza on the southern tip of Manhattan, would all have to move. And fast. They were, the captain told them, breaking the law by ...
  • Occupy's Lockout: Sotheby's Struggle Enters Tenth Month
    • In These Times
    • Tysh and 41 of his co-workers have been locked out since August 1, a month before Occupy Wall Street first occupied Zuccotti Park. Among labor stuggles, the lockout has drawn some of the earliest, and longest-running, Occupy support.
  • Monique White May Win Back Foreclosed Home With Occupy's Help
    • Huffington Post
    • The activists started camping out at White's home in November, as part of a broader national effort called Occupy Our Homes, which is aimed at stopping foreclosures and evictions by bringing greater attention to banks' practices.
  • Occupy offshoot to bus protesters to Chicago
    • ABC7Chicago.com
    • But when NATO comes to town, the Chicago protesters will also be hosting many of their fellow Occupy protesters from around the country. An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street is sponsoring buses from coast to coast to bring protesters to Chicago.
  • Leaving Wall Street
    • Occupy! Gazette Issue 4
    • Before I occupied Wall Street, Wall Street occupied me. What started as a summer internship led to a seven-year career. During my time on Wall Street, I changed from a curious college student full of hope for my future, into a cynical, bitter, depressed, and exhausted "knowledge worker" who felt that everyone was out to screw me over.
  • Occupy Bank of America? Big protest expected.
    • CNN‎
    • Charlotte, North Carolina, which houses Bank of America's headquarters, is ramping up its police presence for the nearly 1000 people expected to protest...
  • The Left's Homegrown Terrorism
    • National Review Online‎
    • They rejected the nonviolence advocated by Occupy Cleveland's leaders, but they were active in the movement and perfectly representative of the "black bloc" ...

5/7/2012

National

  • The One Percent in the Funds World: A Small Elite Pockets Most New Cash
    • Wall Street Journal
    • In a recent report, Strategic Insight compared this rise of blockbuster funds and a "winner takes all" pattern in cash flows with the concentration of wealth protested by the Occupy Wall Street movement. And Daniel Enskat, the firm's head of global...
  • 99-percenters planning Bank of America protest
    • Bizjournals.com
    • A group of protesters plans to gather at Bank of America Corp.'s annual shareholder meeting this week.
  • Media grows bored of Occupy
    • Salon
    • And that means, according to a new report, that Americans can expect to hear a lot less about income inequality.
  • OCCUPY WALL STREET: What Now?
    • Salon (blog)
    • And as always, the very anarchistic nature of Occupy Wall Street is a weakness as well as a strength. A fourth factor is the world situation. Last November the Arab Spring was in a substantially different place than it is now.
  • New Republic: Why Obama Can't Win On Wall Street
    • NPR
    • Despite some calling the president a populist, he has had trouble courting Wall Street. A May Day activist dressed as President Barack Obama marches through downtown Los Angeles marking the International Worker's Day on May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles...
  • Farm occupiers fail to respond to UC proposal
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • University officials said they would consider more forceful measures after the group Occupy the Farm failed to respond to their proposal to end the encampment in exchange for discussions about using part of the 10-acre plot for urban farming.
  • Occupation is Gill Tract's last chance
    • Daily Californian
    • The Occupy movement began with the idea that we could no longer depend on the powers that be to provide for us, that we should ask for nothing from this system. Occupy the Farm takes this message one step further, demonstrating that we don't need to ...
  • Occupy Raleigh breaks camp and cleans up its downtown home
    • Winston-Salem Journal
    • The News & Observer reported that the group, modeled on the Occupy Wall Street group that began in New York City and spread to cities around the country, began in October and moved onto the parcel in November after trying a couple of other sites.
  • Occupy's identity crisis
    • New York Magazine
    • Last Tuesday, May 1, had long been touted as the ferocious reawakening of Occupy Wall Street from its winter hibernation. "We will create the biggest shutdown the city of New York has ever seen," boasted the public plan to blockade...

International

  • Occupy France
    • The American
    • Looks like the Occupy agenda just landed at Charles de Gaulle. As someone interested in economic policy, it will be fascinating to watch the natural economic experiment apparently about to be tried in France.
  • Occupy's liberation from liberalism: the real meaning of May Day
    • The Guardian
    • Occupy's May Day rebirth, forging a new alliance of activists and union members, was a historic moment of anti-capitalist struggle.

5/6/2012

National

  • University of California urged not use force to end protests
    • Chicago Tribune
    • And in November, UC Berkeley police struck demonstrators with batons during a protest as officers tried to remove an encampment during the height of the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality. Campus police actions in those and more...
  • Occupy Wall Street's Act II
    • Bay Area Indymedia
    • Last fall, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FBI, and other federal security agencies began coordinating with city officials and police to subvert and disrupt Occupy Wall Street encampments. Tactics include violent confrontations, ...
  • Occupy Wall Street alive and well
    • Inquirer.net
    • When we finally caught up with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) people on May 1, they were organizing New York City's largest protest rally of the year. Some people we talked with in previous weeks had been pessimistic about OWS' future.
  • Occupy Raleigh breaks camp and cleans up its downtown home
    • News & Observer
    • The group, modeled on the Occupy Wall Street group that began in New York City and spread to cities around the country, began in October and moved onto the parcel in November after having been at a couple of other sites. Tents went up, along with a...
  • NYPD Detained Protester Pre-May Day In Case Of Mistaken Identity
    • Gothamist
    • Last week we learned that the NYPD and the FBI attempted to glean information on the May Day protests by executing bench warrants on people they believed were involved with planning Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and interrogating them.
  • Members of Occupy Wall Street Stage Sit-In at NY AG Eric Schneiderman's Office
    • ParamusPost.com
    • Outside of the office building at 120 Broadway where the Office of the New York State Attorney General is located, only about a hundred yards south of the Occupy Wall Street movement's birthplace in Zuccotti Park, scores of demonstrators rallied in ...
  • Protest movement holds event at Veterans Park
    • Fond du Lac Reporter
    • Protesters carry signs Saturday during an Occupy Movement rally at Fond du Lac's Veterans Park. / Patrick Flood/The Reporter Davis Soumis shows his years — a wizened face framed in a long gray beard. He served a tour in Vietnam, then turned around and ...
  • Occupy and the Tea Party
    • Slate
    • Buried amid the verbs and nouns in Max Berger's big think about Occupy is... hey, look, it's evidence of political success brought on by progressive activism!
  • Police Union May Expel Capt. Ray Lewis for Wearing Uniform at Occupy While Backing Criminal Officers
    • Daily Kos
    • Retired Captain Ray Lewis – who served for 24 years in Philadelphia's police force – has become an iconic figure within the Occupy movement. In both New York and Philadelphia, Lewis has legally donned his uniform on a regular basis during Occupy protests.
  • The Jobless Young Find Their Voice
    • New York Times
    • In a way, they are the younger siblings of Occupy Wall Street, but with a nonpartisan agenda, more centralized leadership and one specific mission: to help young people find jobs. "Occupy represented this bottled-up energy and frustration — it was the ...
  • Occupy Wall Street Fails At Race Issues: An Open Letter from People of Color
    • PolicyMic
    • The statement makes no claim to speak for all people of color, and acknowledges the draw to participate in the Occupy movement. However, it notes that, "So far, many of our experiences with Occupy Wall Street have shown that neither justice nor dignity ...
  • LGBTQ Groups Bring Queer Voices to May Day
    • Huffington Post (blog)
    • Union Square was packed with groups of nearly every kind: union members and labor rights activists, immigrant rights groups, racial justice and anti-police-brutality activists, and Occupy Wall Street. And then there was us, an intergenerational...

Culture


5/4/2012

National

  • Using NYPD Warrant Squads to Monitor Protesters May Violate Constitution: Experts
    • WNYC News
    • Additional Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are coming forward to allege they were targeted by police officers executing old bench warrants for minor violations in order to collect intelligence about the May Day protests this week.
  • Wall Street hires violent union busting Pinkerton's to save them from OWS. History repeats itself
    • Daily Kos/Ministry of Truth
    • Meet the private security force the banksters have hired to oppress you, they're literally the same guys who used to beat up your great-grandparents when they began the American Labor movement over a century ago.
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' organizer slings insults during heated debate on 'Hannity'
    • Fox News
    • SEAN HANNITY, HOST: My next guest, an "Occupy Wall Street" organizer, says that the left-wing fringe group has a tall and radical order ahead of them. Harrison Schultz was asked on May Day about his organization's motives. Let's listen to what he had …
  • New York City Workers Unite To Occupy May Day [Video]
    • Care2.com (blog)
    • May Day, an international day of celebration and protest, saw scores of workers take to the streets in cities around the world. In New York City, the crux of the Occupy Wall Street movement here in America, thousands of workers …
  • Hundreds march with Occupy Detroit on 'May Day' for international workers
    • Arab American News
    • The march and rally at the park were part of a nationwide movement on May Day, aka 'International Workers Day,' that included the return of Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City, who marched Bank of America, and other cities including Chicago …
  • Thousands OCCUPY NYC for May Day
    • Amsterdam News
    • On Tuesday, an estimated 100000 union members, Occupy Wall Street protesters, elected officials, community members, and activists young and old—along with a large contingent of law enforcement personnel—surrounded Union Square for a rally in honor of …
  • For immigrant groups and Occupy movement, issues converge
    • NMPolitics.net
    • (Photo courtesy El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos) If anything captured the essence of the 2012 May Day celebrations, it was the convergence of issues popularized by Occupy Wall Street-influenced movements with demands for justice long pushed by ...
  • Filipinos join May Day actions in NY
    • Asianjournal.com
    • On Wall Street, marchers started chanting "We are the 99%!" the chant popularized when the Occupy Wall Street movement started in the last quarter of 2011. Representatives from member organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, …
  • America: Home of the Bewildered Serf and Land of the Feudal Lords.
    • Huffington Post (blog)
    • First, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) filed a lawsuit against the City of New York and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Brookfield Office Properties and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are also defendants in the suit. The complaints of the suit are simple and well documented:...
  • Georgia County Sheriff Evicts Four-Generation Family In Raid Resembling 'Drug ...
    • The Nation (blog)
    • One of Occupy Wall Street's enduring legacies is the Occupy Our Homes movement that successfully managed to protect families from evictions at a time when not even the government of the United States seemed overly concerned with an epidemic of...
  • Islanders move love and money to their own credit union
    • Los Angeles Times
    • It would be hard to imagine a place further removed from the brash intensity of Occupy Wall Street. This secluded island of fir forests and rolling lavender fields — home to 23 organic farms, a tofu factory and a monastery that markets its own gourmet...
  • Occupy Wall Street: Finding Common Ground Might Be Possible
    • Heritage.org (blog)
    • This is the last of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part four, Eric Teetsel, executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, explains why he's hopeful about the Occupy …
  • Occupy May Day: Why Environmentalists Need to Show Up
    • Alternet
    • The point is that folks are trying to jump start the engine of public critical thought and grassroots resistance and they need your help, just like you need their help if you're going to be serious about fighting climate change and environmental injustice. If we want to get serious about our one shot to prevent catastrophe we need all the help we can get.
  • Help Occupy Help You
    • Truthout
    • One of the strengths of Occupy is its openness - anyone can participate, and the more diverse voices that join the movement, the better chance we have of developing workable solutions to these problems and succeeding in our mission to create a better world.
  • OWS: A Case Study In Social Movements
    • NPR
    • On May Day, the Occupy Wall Street movement re-emerged to try to reestablish its message and place in the national conversation. Thousands marched in New York City, Oakland and other cities, then quickly faded from national view.

5/3/2012

National

  • Dimon: Occupy Wall Street has 'legitimate complaints'
    • MarketWatch (blog)
    • Jamie Dimon, the outspoken head of one of America's biggest banks, said Thursday that the Occupy Wall Street protesters have some "legitimate complaints," but that investment banking has a bright future and will remain a highly paid industry.
  • Occupy skirts the MSM
    • Salon
    • Instead of bemoaning the lack of coverage of OWS, however, activists have begun to cultivate a media strategy that aims to supplement, and, in some cases, circumvent, the need for mainstream media.
  • Occupy Wall Street: Don't Dehumanize The 'Evil Banker'
    • Huffington Post
    • As a spiritual person, I have felt aloof from the Occupy Wall Street movement. I have thought about this aloofness a great deal, spoken and dialogued about it, and written about it, but I still struggle to put my head and heart together over how I can ...
  • May Day Media Mayhem
    • Huffington Post
    • Media hypocrisy about the Occupy Wall Street movement is old news. But the New York Times hit the "refresh" button once again with its coverage of the May Day demonstrations in New York and around the country on May 2. And it is supposedly the last...
  • Russell Simmons on Occupy Wall Street, presidential politics
    • msnbc.com
    • MSNBC's Martin Bashir talks to rap impresario and Occupy supporter Russell Simmons about his campaign for democratic reform and efforts to revive the Occupy Wall Street rallies, which shined a new light on the growing crisis of economic inequality.
  • Wall Street Employees, PR Machines Spout Differing Messages On Occupy
    • Huffington Post
    • As May Day protests hit major cities across the United States this week, breathing new life into an Occupy Wall Street movement still in its infancy, some financial institutions reacted rather oddly. "These are challenging economic times...
  • The NYPD May Day siege
    • Salon
    • Pundits can argue back and forth over what Occupy's May Day achieved, but I just can't get over the police presence.
  • Sheriff Evicts Atlanta Family Fighting Foreclosure At 3 AM To Avoid Occupy ...
    • ThinkProgress
    • By Travis Waldron on May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm An Atlanta-area family facing foreclosure was evicted early Wednesday morning as sheriff's deputies attempted to avoid activists affiliated with the Occupy Our Homes movement. Christine Frazer received a ...
  • The 99% Movement Has Something for Everyone -- But Is it Occupy?
    • AlterNet
    • By all measures the Occupy movement is a powerful brand. It has thousands of spin-offs such as Occupy our Homes, Occupy Money, Occupy the Hood, Occupy Gender Equality and Occupy the Food System. It has powerful name recognition, snagging "word of the...
  • Reflecting on violence at the SF Commune
    • San Francisco Bay Guardian
    • This is the same building that a similar group occupied April 1, in a peaceful action that lasted about 24 hours. The successful reentry was a testament to the spread of skills and cultures surrounding building takeovers by groups like Homes Not Jails.
  • Occupy movement seeks new recruits. In New York, it found some. (+video)
    • Christian Science Monitor
    • A new generation of activists skips school, flocks to Wall Street to join May Day Occupy protests. On their minds? student loans, reining in corporations, and being part of something that could matter...
  • Inside Occupy Wall Street's New York March
    • Mother Jones
    • On Tuesday afternoon, in a departure from recent history, Occupy Wall Street took the form of a duly-permitted march. To mark May Day, over 15000 people filled New York City's Union Square for an all-purpose solidarity rally.
  • Activists confront police in NYC May Day protest
    • BusinessWeek
    • Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters and their supporters spilled out onto Fifth Avenue in a confrontation with police Tuesday amid a citywide day of May Day protests the group had promised would mark a spring revival of their...

5/2/2012

National

  • Tom Morello, Das Racist Perform at May Day Occupy Wall Street: Watch
    • Billboard‎ (video)
    • Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello made a special appearance at yesterday's May Day Occupy Wall Street in New York City's Bryant Park.
  • May Day protest in NYC brings confrontations
    • Wall Street Journal
    • The streets of New York were awash in Occupy Wall Street protesters and their supporters marking the spring revival of the movement that spread around the world. Hundreds marked May Day on Tuesday with protests, marches and rallies.
  • As Students Revolt over Cutbacks and Debt, NYC Occupy Stages May Day "Free University" for the 99%
    • Democracy Now!
    • In New York City's Madison Square Park, hundreds of people attended a "Free University" hosted by Occupy Wall Street, where professors gave free classes to May Day protesters.
  • Goodbye, Occupy
    • NY Post
    • They're back — sort of. After hours in which the dregs of Occupy Wall Street largely failed in their vow to cause a day of "no work, no school" in New York, thousands of protesters made a mess of the evening commute for many folks by mobbing lower Manhattan. Terrific.
  • Occupy Protesters Take to Streets Amid Music, Defiance of Police
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • Organizers said the events marked a springtime resurgence of Occupy Wall Street, and they punctuated their message with trombones, hand-held drums, a San Francisco kayak flotilla and a crowd a half-mile long moving down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.
  • OWS Takes Over New York for May Day
    • Village Voice
    • Whether or not you believe Occupy Wall Street's May Day protests were a make-or-break moment for the movement, one thing is unquestionable: they made a lot of noise.
  • Why Occupy May Day fizzled
    • CNN International
    • Occupy Wall Street called on the masses to skip work and school on May 1, and to close their wallets. All this was supposed to amount to a general strike, if not an American Spring. Some even talked about bringing down capitalism.
  • Stinging gas sends May Day protesters in Oakland fleeing
    • USA TODAY
    • ... with Occupy Wall Street members in several cities leading demonstrations and in some cases clashing with police. By Eric Thayer, Getty Images Protesters are tear gased during a Tuesday rally for International Worker's Day in Oakland.
  • Occupy's May Day on the Streets
    • Voice of America
    • The Occupy Wall Street movement took to the streets of several US cities Tuesday to mark the May First International Workers Holiday. Activists sought to expand support for the...
  • Occupy protestors in Seattle smash windows; police fire gas into crowd in Oakland
    • Washington Post
    • Hundreds of activists across the US joined the worldwide May Day protests on Tuesday, with Occupy Wall Street members in several cities leading demonstrations and in some cases clashing with police...
  • Did May Day Save Occupy Wall Street?
    • Daily Beast
    • Occupy Wall Street was back in force Tuesday in Manhattan, but questions remain as to what's next for the protest movement. In a series of demonstrations planned across the city, supporters of Occupy joined with labor unions and immigration-rights ...
  • Caterpillar strike highlights injustice Occupy Wall Street is fighting
    • The Star-Ledger
    • Far from the mass demonstrations, machinists at construction giant Caterpillar in Joliet, Ill., have walked off the job. Some 800 of 2,000 employees are represented by Local Lodge 851 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers, which...
  • Occupy Cleveland Distances Itself From May Day Bridge Bomb Plot
    • TPM
    • Then an FBI swat team arrested them at around 10:45 pm Equally confused were the protestors at Cleveland's Occupy movement when they awoke to the news Tuesday morning that the five individuals, all with ties to their movement, had been arrested.
  • Occupy Wall Street Violence at 'Wildcat March'
    • National Review
    • Occupy Wall Street protesters attacked some photographers covering the May Day protests today in New York, trying to damage or seize their cameras. There are no reported injuries but...

Culture

  • Occupy Wall Street: From the Streets to the Archives
    • New York Times
    • Earlier this week a Times article looked at social scientists who are trying to study Occupy Wall Street in real time. But a group of archivists are also hitting the streets, and the Internet, in an effort to preserve the movement's traces for scholars of the future.

International


5/1/2012

National

International


4/30/2012

National

  • Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Disruption of Status Quo May 1
    • Bloomberg
    • In New York, Occupy Wall Street will join scores of labor organizations observing May 1, traditionally recognized as International Workers' Day. They plan marches from Union Square to Lower Manhattan and a "pop-up occupation" of Bryant Park on Sixth ...
  • Occupy Wall Street Brings May Day to America
    • New York Times (blog)
    • And on Tuesday, May 1, the Occupy movement will attempt to bring 125 US cities to a standstill in commemoration of International Workers Day. The Occupy Wall Street movement is orchestrating what its supporters hope will be a nationwide general strike...
  • Occupy environmentalists plan 'eco-bloc' for May Day
    • Examiner.com
    • The ascension of the Occupy Movement this fall, injecting a bit of class consciousness into our political discourse, has reinvigorated organizing efforts around the workers' holiday and this year promises to be one of the largest May Days in recent ...
  • Noam Chomsky: What next for Occupy?
    • The Guardian
    • Professor Chomsky, the Occupy movement is in its second phase. Three of our main goals are to: 1) occupy the mainstream and transition from the tents and into the hearts and the minds of the masses; 2) block the repression of the movement by protecting ...
  • Noam Chomsky on America's Declining Empire, Occupy and the Arab Spring
    • Alternet
    • The Occupy Movement rose up spontaneously in cities and towns across the country, radically shifted the discourse and rattled the economic elite with its defiant populism. It was, according to Noam Chomsky, "the first major public response to thirty years of class war."...
  • Occupy Wall Street May Day 'General Strike' Planned With Unions, Immigrant Groups
    • Huffington Post
    • Occupy Wall Street activists are planning for a nationwide series of demonstrations billed as a "general strike" on Tuesday in what could be the biggest test of the movement's organizing muscle since the winter. Touted as a "day without the 99 percent ...
  • Protest group plans to "occupy" house to prevent eviction
    • Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
    • The Occupy movement is planning to stage a protest at a home in south Minneapolis to prevent an eviction following a foreclosure that they say is due to a bank error. The lender, Freddie Mac, counters that the family never responded to offers for a ...
  • Occupy movement set for return to the streets
    • CBS News
    • In New York, signs have gone up around the city with this message: "No Work, No School, No House Work, Don't Bank, Don't Buy." Organizers say they hope to see 30000 people converge on Union Square in the late afternoon, after a day of "direct action," ...
  • Occupy Wall Street's Debt to Melville
    • The Atlantic
    • On May 1, students and activists are planning to revive the Occupy Wall Street movement with a general strike. One poster making the rounds on Facebook and other social media features a hamster nervously eyeing a treadmill, and above it the famous ...
  • Occupy Wall Street's Back
    • Wall Street Journal (blog)
    • The Occupy Wall Street crowd is coming back. MarketBeat was handed a flyer on the street the other day, encouraging people to join in a series of May Day protests tomorrow, May 1, on what is also known as International Workers' Day.
  • Occupy Wall Street: NYPD Sued By City Council Members Over Response To Protests
    • Huffington Post
    • Police officers detain a couple of Occupy Wall Street activists during a march to call for NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's immediate resignation, Saturday, March 24, 2012 in New York...
  • Occupy's other big test
    • Salon
    • Occupy Wall Street hopes for a national resurgence Tuesday with its plans for a May Day general strike. Equally important, however, to the movement's future will be the result of a debate that's been roiling the encampments for the past month...
  • Occupy Wall Street plans May 1 action
    • Police News
    • And on Tuesday, May 1, the Occupy movement will attempt to bring 125 US cities to a standstill in commemoration of International Workers Day. The Occupy Wall Street movement is orchestrating what its supporters hope will be a nationwide general strike...
  • Occupy movement prepares for nationwide general strike
    • Washington Post
    • Occupy Wall Street organizers plan hundreds of marches, strikes and teach-ins in 120 cities around the country on Tuesday for what they call a "general strike" for economic justice. May Day protesters from New York labor unions, immigrants groups and...
  • Whistleblower Death, Gulf of Mexico and Oil Spill Demos-OWS Week-04-25-2012
    • PressTV/youtube
    • OWS Week follows the tax dodgers' theatricals on the heels of the US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and revisits the Chicago mental health clinic closures being implemented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
  • May Day's radical history
    • Salon
    • The date of Occupy's strike has ties to the eight-hour day movement, immigrant workers and American anarchism...

4/29/2012

National

  • Progressive Media Outlets Pledge Coverage Of May Day Protests
    • Care2.com (blog)
    • May Day, otherwise known as International and Immigrant Workers' Day, marks the first major resurgence of the Occupy Wall Street movement since massive arrests and police brutality drove most occupations indoors over the winter.
  • #Occupied: Reports from the front lines – pre-May Day edition
    • NYaltnews
    • Pie, The Occupied Wall Street Journal The Tax Dodgers celebrated corporate loopholes in Bryant Park on tax filing day, April 17. Photo: Stacy Lanyon This week in Occupy, several shareholder meetings were #occupied, ...
  • Activists Breathe New Life Into May Day
    • The Nation
    • And this year, in the wake of Occupy Wall Street and the rebirth of a national movement for social justice, a wide spectrum of activist groups will be out in the streets to give voice to the growing crusade for democracy and equality.
  • Oakland Sues Occupy Protesters
    • NBC Bay Area
    • A pedestrian walks by an Occupy Wall Street tent city in front of Oakland city hall on October 13, 2011 in Oakland, California. Hundreds of activists affiliated with the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstrations have been living in...
  • Occupy Guitarmy Hoping to Make Music a Central Part of May Day
    • Village Voice (blog)
    • That's part of the idea behind one faction of a large network of demonstrations and protests planned for May Day -- the day of action this Tuesday that some suspect will push Occupy Wall Street into the...
  • Central Vermont Occupy group holds May Day general strike
    • vtdigger.org
    • In solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, Occupy Central Vermont announces events and actions taking place on Tuesday, May 1st. BACKGROUND: May Day, otherwise known as International Workers' Day, ...
  • OWS revival seen as boon for socially conscious set
    • Investment News
    • A re-energized Occupy Wall Street movement, in the form of a series of planned demonstrations this week, could fuel new opportunities for at least one segment of the financial services industry. Financial advisers and money managers ...
  • Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days
    • CNN (blog)
    • Occupy organizers say they plan to use the labor movement's International Workers' Day - also known as May Day - to make a public splash on Tuesday. The Occupy movement, which stemmed from the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, is calling for ...
  • Activists Breathe New Life Into May Day
    • Huffington Post
    • And this year, in the wake of Occupy Wall Street and the rebirth of a national movement for social justice, a wide spectrum of activist groups will be out in the streets to give voice to the growing crusade for democracy and equality.
  • Occupy Wall Street prepares for May Day strike
    • Press TV
    • Occupy Wall Street protestors again filled the streets of lower Manhattan to rail against corporate greed and economic in-equality. Their latest demonstration is a test run for another larger worldwide event which is just days away.
  • Activists organize Occupy PGA march in Benton Harbor
    • South Bend Tribune
    • "We are committed to escalating the Occupy Movement to support human rights in housing in addition to the push back against bailouts for fraudulent banks. They are stealing our homes and our lives. "Democracy is non-existent here in Benton Harbor.

4/27/2012

National

  • Ready for the Fight: Rolling Stone Interview with Barack Obama
    • Rolling Stone
    • Occupy Wall Street seems to have influenced your rhetoric. Has it had a deeper impact on your thinking about America? You know, I think that Occupy Wall Street was just one vivid expression of a broader anxiety that has been around in the United States for at least a decade or more. People have a sense the game is rigged, so just a few people can do well, and everybody else is left to scramble to get by.
  • Occupy Miami Moves Into Wells Fargo Lobby in Coral Gables To Protest ...
    • Huffington Post
    • Members of Occupy Miami moved into the lobby of a Coral Gables Wells Fargo bank on Wednesday -- a bank they allege to be a one of the "foreclosure kings" in Florida. The group of eight marched to the branch singing the Madness classic "Our House" and ...
  • Soapbox: Dear Occupy Wall Street, Clean Up Your Act
    • Skidmore News
    • It is still premature to write a eulogy, but it's fair to say that Occupy Wall Street has not lived up to the astronomical expectations it generated last summer. The movement has largely been supplanted in media coverage by the...
  • Tribeca Film Festival's Brookfield Properties Sponsor Sparks Outrage From ...
    • Huffington Post
    • Several filmmakers and Occupy Wall Street supporters are criticizing the Tribeca Film Festival for its inclusion of Brookfield Properties, the owner of Zuccotti Park, as a sponsor for this year's events. The New York Times reports filmmakers Laura ...
  • Occupy Wall Street's May Day Schedule
    • Politicker
    • Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement have released a schedule of events for their big "general strike" planned for May 1 and it includes, a "meditation flash mob," a "guitarmy," a rally featuring the rap...
  • A Day in the Life of an OWS Protest
    • WNYC
    • After the relative quiet of winter, organizers with the Occupy Wall Street movement say they are planning a reemergence this spring marked by a series of events scheduled to coincide with May Day, the labor movement's International Workers Day.
  • May Day Mayhem on Its Way
    • FrontPage Magazine
    • Occupy Wall Street supporters, labor activists, and other radicals calling for a general strike against capitalism across America on May 1 insist their activities will be peaceful. Protesters on May Day, also known as International Workers' Day, ...
  • Why we're sticking with Occupy Atlanta
    • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    • Occupy Atlanta strives for an atmosphere of acceptance, care, and nurture of one other, and those characteristics have been the focus of many of our actions and projects. Building relationships takes hard work and commitment, especially in an ...
  • Occupy and Failure
    • truthout
    • You might expect me to counter this list of defeats with a list of successes— perhaps the many homes saved from foreclosure, or the shift in national debate to address inequality, or the money moved out of Bank of America. (If you were expecting such ...
  • Minnesotans among crowd challenging Wells Fargo's banking practices
    • Workday Minnesota
    • Protesters included clergy, union activists and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Eight Minnesotans were among those who traveled to San Francisco from across the country. "I feel it is important for our future and the future of my children ...
  • Should Occupy Embrace Specific Goals When It Reemerges?
    • The Atlantic
    • If I were in charge I would probably reorganize the movement around a single, achievable goal: a financial boycott of the six " too big to fail " Wall Street firms: Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs...
  • Occupy Wall Street Activist Explains Why Protesters Break The Law
    • Gothamist
    • On May 1st, Occupy Wall Street is planning what protesters hope will be a galvanizing "General Strike," with demonstrations and marches happening throughout the city. The May Day actions have been planned for months, and could bring a new burst of ...
  • A Liberal Lens: An Intimate Photo Essay of Occupy Wall Street
    • Huffington Post (blog)
    • As both a photographer and someone who tends to view issues from a liberal lens, photographing Occupy Wall Street has been an ongoing struggle between trying to remain as an unbiased observer, yet agreeing with many of the issues that are at the focal...

4/26/2012 News Coverage

National

  • UC Berkeley taking hands-off approach to new Occupy camp
    • San Jose Mercury News
    • UC Berkeley plans to use words instead of police power to remove about 50 Occupy members who on Sunday started farming a plot of university land in Albany called the Gill Tract, a spokesman said Tuesday.
  • 'Occupied, We Were All Standing Outside...Our Homes Foreclosed and We Cried...'
    • Crooks & Liars
    • In this music video produced by Backbone Campaign, purveyors of political theater, Occupy Wall Street organizer Justin Wedes roams the streets of Times Square, searching for his Occupy honey to the tune of "Blue Moon" as crooned by songstress Ariel Zevon: "Occupied, we were all standing outside...our homes foreclosed and we cried..."
  • Counterparties: Occupy Wall Street's Second Act
    • Reuters Blogs (blog)
    • Occupy Wall Street is not calling May 1 a comeback. After bringing income inequality and economic fairness to the national conversation, the group's organizers tell Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones that the demonstrations in 40 cities ...
  • Banks Share Info From Robots, Security Officers, Video Surveillance As Occupy ...
    • Huffington Post
    • Occupy Oakland protesters rally in front of a Wells Fargo bank Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Oakland, Calif. Banks are collaborating by sharing surveillance information in order to prepare for Occupy Wall Street protests, Bloomberg News reports.
  • Occupy Wall Street Betting It All on May Day With Big Targets
    • New York Magazine
    • Ever since the NYPD raided Zuccotti Park at the start of last winter, robbing Occupy Wall Street of its symoblic home and constant visibility, the movement has promised a resurgence. In the months that followed, the loosely structured ...
  • Wall Street Tracks 'Wolves' as May 1 Protests Loom
    • Bloomberg
    • Play Big Number: 115 Cities Targeted for Occupy Protests The world's biggest banks are working with one another and police to gather intelligence as protesters try to rejuvenate the Occupy Wall Street movement with May demonstrations, industry security...
  • Occupy Wall Street Defense Specialist: "Try In Vain to Sprint Away Alone" At ...
    • DealBreaker
    • Remember Occupy Wall Street? After being evicted from its Zuccotti Park global headquarters in Lower Manhattan last year the group seemed to loose a bit of steam but has vowed a resurgence, starting with a May 1 "spring offensive.
  • Occupy Wall Street Re-Igniting On #MayDay : May 1st 2012!
    • Civilians News
    • 5 months ago, United States police flagrantly saturated California students with pepper spray during an Occupy Wall Street protest. America has stood silent for too long, as the US government has gone about sweeping the Occupy Wall Street movement ...
  • Occupy Wall Street Film: Watch '#Whilewewatch' Online & Interview With ...
    • International Business Times
    • Those that have seen footage from the Occupy Wall Street movement have no doubt been shocked by the unfathomable treatment of protesters. For months, those that camped out in pursuit social ...
  • Occupy's Big Stakes on May Day: Relevance
    • Mother Jones
    • On the first of May, the Occupy Wall Street movement hopes to leverage the labor holiday known as May Day and muster enough people power to blockade the Golden Gate Bridge—assuming, that is, that striking bridge workers take the lead.
  • Lessons from Occupy Homes
    • Socialist Alternative
    • Occupy Wall Street changed the conversation. Now the challenge is to change the system (or at least win tangible reforms). So, as spring brings with it a fresh round of Occupy-inspired protests and campaigns, the central question facing the ...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters in Portland Hurl Racially Charged, Talk of Guns ...
    • Gather.com
    • The Occupy Wall Street movement is at it again. Occupy Portland (OR) attempted to re-Occupy two parks in the city. When they remained past closing times, police began to arrive. Occupiers were warned that there would be no "cite and release" if they ...
  • Hundreds March In ACT UP/Occupy Rally, Nine Protesters Arrested
    • The Nation (blog)
    • Participants included activists from ACT UP, Occupy Wall Street, and Housing Works, a group consisting of individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS that seeks to end the crisis of homeless. For many Americans, the HIV/AIDS pandemic seems like ...

4/25/2012 News Coverage

National

  • ACT UP AIDS Protesters Arrested At Occupy Wall Street
    • Huffington Post
    • Longtime AIDS activists who have chanted in the streets for a quarter century joined supporters of the much newer Occupy Wall Street movement Wednesday in a march through lower Manhattan to demand ...
  • Chained and costumed AIDS, Occupy protesters arrested after blocking Wall ...
    • Washington Post
    • Longtime AIDS activists who have been chanting in the streets for a quarter century joined with supporters of the much newer Occupy Wall Street movement Wednesday in a rally and march through lower Manhattan to call for better health ...
  • Chained AIDS protesters arrested in Wall St. area
    • Seattle Post Intelligencer
    • Police prepare to arrest members of a combined group of ACT UP and Occupy Wall Street activists who chained themselves and block traffic at Wall Street and Broadway, near the New York Stock Exchange, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
  • Occupy boardroom: Shareholders revolt
    • CNN
    • And unlike Occupy Wall Street, the police can't shut it down. "Shareholder rights are reaching a tipping point, and the balance of power is really shifting from companies to shareholders," said Mike Mayo, a banking analyst at investment firm CLSA.
  • Legacy of Occupy Wall Street? Green funds see more green
    • InvestmentNews
    • The Occupy Wall Street movement might be fading from the headlines, but its impact is still being felt in at least one area of the asset management industry. "As a result of the Occupy movement, we saw more inquiries from clients...
  • High-schoolers on strike
    • Salon
    • Occupy has caught young students' attention -- and some are planning to join the May 1 general strike
  • 2nd Occupy conference planned in Philadelphia
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Nathan Kleinman, a member of Occupy Philadelphia, says the conference is planned for June 30-July 4 and that it's endorsed by groups nationwide, including Occupy Wall Street and groups in Texas, Indiana, California, Oklahoma, among others.
  • Tavis Smiley & Cornel West on Growing Up Poor, Occupy Wall Street and Trayvon Martin Case
    • Democracy Now!
    • In part two of our interview, Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West discuss growing up in working-class households. "I saw so much poverty growing up," says Smiley, who lived with 13 family members in a three-bedroom trailer and learned that even when he was not optimistic,
  • 2 dozen arrested for demonstrating inside, outside Wells Fargo shareholders ...
    • Washington Post
    • Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators from across the country descended on San Francisco Tuesday in an attempt to crash banking giant Wells Fargo's annual shareholders meeting. Several dozen people representing community groups...
  • Protesters occupy Berkeley-owned farm tract in Albany
    • San Jose Mercury News‎
    • A group of protesters calling itself Occupy the Farm planted itself Sunday at a plot of farmland owned by the University of California along with banners and seedlings in what it called a fitting celebration of Earth Day. About 20 core organizers put the project together, said Gopal Dayaneni, as the university continues pursuing plans to sell the...
  • Occupy Sites Help Cops, Corps Track Occupiers
    • Fast Company
    • Occupy Wall Street websites love adding Google, Facebook, and Twitter buttons--which could give law enforcement a handy backdoor to track user's actions--and identities. Big Data is everywhere.

4/24/2012 News Coverage

National

  • Ghost of Occupy Wall Street to haunt GE meeting
    • Reuters
    • An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which rose to prominence last year with its anticorporate stance, plans to bring its populist message to General Electric Co's shareholder meeting in Detroit on Wednesday.
  • New York Judge #Denies Occupy Wall Street Protester's Twitter Request
    • Above the Law
    • In Morning Docket earlier today, we mentioned the New York judge who denied an Occupy Wall Street protester's requests to invalidate the subpoena of his Twitter account. Sorry bro. It probably won't make him feel any better, ...
  • Occupy Wall Street Evicted From Another Base
    • New York Magazine
    • Since late October, even before the clearing of Zuccotti Park, some Occupy Wall Street protesters were using a loft space in lower Manhattan as one of many places throughout the city to meet and sometimes sleep (as well as party...
  • Occupy protesters gear up to crash annual shareholder meeting of Wells Fargo ...
    • Washington Post
    • SAN FRANCISCO — Police were guarding the entrance to the annual meeting of Wells Fargo shareholders on Tuesday as protesters associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement geared up to crash the gathering. Dozens of officers were stationed around the...
  • SF police monitor Wells Fargo shareholder meeting
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Police were guarding the entrance to the annual meeting of Wells Fargo shareholders on Tuesday as protesters associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement geared up to crash the gathering. Dozens of officers were stationed around...
  • SF police monitor Wells Fargo shareholder meeting
    • The Seattle Times
    • Police were guarding the entrance to the annual meeting of Wells Fargo shareholders on Tuesday as protesters associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement geared up to crash the gathering. By TERRY COLLINS Associated Press No comments have been...
  • Photos: Occupy Saltworks Protests Outside DMB Offices
    • Patch.com
    • "When people are desperate to buy homes, they could end up in a bad situation a few years down the line," Lieber said. Occupy Saltworks recently formed to directly protest the irreversible environmental impact the 12000 home development would have on...
  • Wall Street has always been War Street
    • Infoshop News
    • There's plenty that feels new and fresh about Occupy Wall Street (OWS): the younger participants, the scope of the coalition, the endurance, the creativity, and the outrage. What's not new is the target of that outrage: Wall Street, Corporate America, ...
  • UAW weighing GE protest
    • The Detroit News
    • s annual shareholders meeting — part of a nationwide effort, called the "99 Percent Spring," to jump-start the Occupy Wall Street movement. The union now seems to be dialing down its plans under pressure from political leaders who worry the...
  • Oakland Police Chief, Mayor Vow Reform
    • NBC Bay Area
    • Occupy Wall Street protesters raise their hands and chant after they were dispersed by police deploying tear gas at 14th and Broadway Streets in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Darryl Bush) In the wake of ...
  • Occupy partners with anarchy movement
    • WND.com
    • The Occupy Wall Street website initiated a subsection entitled "anarchy" in which related events are posted. The site boasts of a Manhattan protest earlier this month, following an anarchy book fair, in which agitators marched through the streets ...
  • 'Occupy' Movement a Big Hit in Iran
    • Fox News (blog)
    • So, some US professors went on a trip to wax lovingly about Occupy Wall Street in Iran. I guess North Korea was all booked up. ALEX VITAR, PROFESSOR AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE: Well, we know it's had some impact both locally and nationally, but the impact ...
  • Changing the World From the Comfort of Your Own Home
    • Huffington Post (satire)
    • As you've probably heard, the Occupy movement is promoting a general strike on May 1st -- a day when we, the 99%, don't work, shop, go to school, or dump a week's worth of wages into a slot machine that hasn't paid out since Nixon was in office.

International

  • State housing protest turns ugly
    • Auckland stuff.co.nz
    • Tamaki Housing Group, Occupy Auckland, Mana Maori and affected tenants stood outside the police station shouting "Our civil rights are under attack! Stand up! Fight back!" Police did not engage with the protesters, who later marched towards Silverton...
  • Occupy Wall Street: what is to be done next?
    • The Guardian
    • What to do in the aftermath of the Occupy Wall Street movement, when the protests that started far away – in the Middle East, Greece, Spain, UK – reached the centre, and are now reinforced and rolling out all around the world?

4/23/2012 News Coverage

National

  • Occupy Wall Street: Twitter Messages Can Be Used Against Protesters
    • Wall Street Journal (blog)
    • An Occupy Wall Street protester's bid to quash a subpoena of his Twitter activity has failed, with a judge ruling that the popular micro-blogging service can hand over his information to Manhattan prosecutors. The protester, Malcolm Harris...
  • Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets are fair game for prosecutors to ...
    • New York Daily News
    • A judge says an Occupy Wall Street protester can't stop prosecutors from getting his tweets as part of a case surrounding his arrest at a demonstration. A Manhattan criminal court judge ruled Friday there are reasonable grounds to believe...
  • Occupy Joins Forces With Direct Action Badasses, ACT UP
    • The Nation (blog)
    • Now, a quarter century afters its founding, one of the original direct action pioneers is joining forces with the new kid on the block: Occupy Wall Street. The partnership makes good sense. If any group understands the government failing to address...
  • Will Occupy Make a Comeback?
    • Huffington Post (blog)
    • I don't know about you, but I kind of miss the Occupy Wall Street movement of last fall and wonder whether the advent of warm weather will bring back this politically-charged protest. I'm not saying I agreed completely with the Occupy protesters...
  • Video - Occupying Our Homes: Colleen's Story
    • YouTube
    • Please sign and share this petition to support Colleen and her family: http://www.change.org ...
  • Join the Occupy Guitarmy!
    • Democratic Underground
    • What: Occupy Wall Street and its allies in the organized labor and immigrant rights movements are excited to announce that on May 1st, Tom Morello, Dan Deacon, Immortal Technique, Das Racist, Bobby Sanabria and other special guests yet to be announced...
  • 5 Things "Mad Men" Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street And 3 Tips Madison Avenue ...
    • Huffington Post
    • Occupiers are participating in Direct Action every day, whether it be to occupy a park, take back a foreclosed home, sleep on a sidewalk, go on a march, or speak directly to people on the street. Advertising campaigns rarely have contingencies to just...
  • Protesters' New Front
    • Salon
    • Forget the ballerina on the bull. The iconic image of the Occupy encampments is a Zorro-masked Gan Golan as the Unemployed Superhero, caped but grounded by a ball and chain marked STUDENT LOANS.
  • Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party Are Not Political Groups
    • PolicyMic
    • The Occupy movement and the Tea Party are ostensibly on opposite sides of the political debate. One organization calls for the reduction in the size of government and lower taxes while the other argues for increased taxation and greater government...
  • Citicorp Shareholders Reflect Occupy's Impact on Corporate Narrative
    • The Nonprofit Quarterly
    • For whatever one might think about the positions of the Occupy Wall Street movement, just go ask Citicorp's Vikram Pandit about Occupy's impact on changing the contemporary narrative. Citicorp shareholders just voted to reject Pandit's $15 million...
  • Occupy May Day Rally: Das Racist, Immortal Technique, Tom Morello, Dan Deacon ...
    • Huffington Post
    • The music lineup has been released for Occupy Wall Street's big May Day protest and General Strike on May 1st in New York City. True, there's no Radiohead (but no Third Eye Blind, either), but an impressive lineup nonetheless.
  • Twitter Subpoena of N.Y. Protester Is Approved by Judge
    • Bloomberg
    • Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. can subpoena Twitter Inc. for information about the account of an Occupy Wall Street protester, a judge ruled. Judge Matthew Sciarrino of New York Criminal Court on April 20 permitted Vance to subpoena ...

International

  • Campaigners claim World Bank helps facilitate land grabs in Africa
    • The Guardian
    • The meeting followed the first international farmers' conference to tackle land grabs, held in Selingue, southern Mali, in late 2011. On Tuesday, food justice activists, environmental organizations, students and Occupy Wall Street groups are set to...

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