Tag Archives: Occupy Movement

Henry A. Giroux> The Violence of Organized Forgetting

Within the existing neoliberal historical conjuncture, there is a merging of violence and governance and the systemic disinvestment in and breakdown of institutions and public spheres that have provided the minimal conditions for democracy. By Henry A. Giroux  Monday, 22 July 2013  Truthout | Op-Ed “People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring […]

Chris Hedges> Locking Out the Voices of Dissent

The primacy of corporate profit trumps our right to a living wage, affordable and adequate health care, the regulation of industry and environmental controls, protection from corporate fraud and abuse, the right to a good and affordable public education, the ability to form labor unions, and having a government that serves the basic needs of […]

Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was Used to Monitor Occupy Movement Nationwide | PR Watch

While small glimpses into the governmental monitoring of the Occupy Wall Street movement have emerged in the past, there has not been any reporting — until now — that details the breadth and depth of the degree to which the nation’s post-September 11, 2001 counter terrorism apparatus has been applied to politically engaged citizens exercising […]

Idle No More Oklahoma> I can’t believe . . .

I CAN’T BELIEVE…… Idle No More Oklahoma rallies at the state capitol to protect the water and environment of the area. Crystal Zevon who sent around the above video, and has been with indigenous people’s recently at Tar Sands protests as she tours the country, writes: I believe the theme emerging from my travels is that […]

Occupy Movement Files Lawsuit Against Every Federal Regulator of Wall Street

Occupy Movement Files Lawsuit Against Every Federal Regulator of Wall Street By Pam Martens: February 28, 2013  WallStreetOnParade.com In several respects, Occupy Wall Street reminds me of the feminist movement. Corporate funded media has declared the women’s rights movement dead ad nauseam for four decades — and yet it thrives and reinvents itself. Similarly, corporate […]

Video> Steve Clemens Speech Accepting the 2012 Vince Hawkinson Honorary Award

Published on Oct 15, 2012 by mennonista1 the text is at my blog: http://www.mennonista.blogspot.com

AlterNet> “The Chief of Police Stepped On Me and Then He Charged Me With Rioting”: Activists Face Jail Time for Defending Homes

“The Chief of Police Stepped On Me and Then He Charged Me With Rioting”: Activists Face Jail Time for Defending Homes Fifteen Occupy Homes Minnesota organizers face up to two years in jail for peacefully linking arms outside a house when the police came to enforce a foreclosure.  By Sarah Jaffe   August 21, 2012  AlterNet Police Chief […]

Support the Cleveland 4

Support the Cleveland 4 Cleveland 4 Support Committee <http://cleveland4solidarity.org/ August 16, 2012 Supporters of Entrapped Activists Rally Saturday in Solidarity with the Cleveland 4 Group to counter-protest Cleveland Tea Party attacks on defendants and Occupy movement Cleveland, OH* — A group calling itself the Cleveland 4 Support Committee is planning to demonstrate and hold a […]

Video> City Uses Riot Charge To Discourage Occupy Protests

Published on Aug 3, 2012 by UpTakeVideo City of Minneapolis prosecutors would like the protests calling attention to unfair evictions of homeowners to stop says an attorney representing one of protesters. Attorney Jordan Kushner says prosecutors are trying to intimidate the Occupy Homes protesters who have been arrested for trespassing by elevating the charges to rioting. Rioting carries […]

Glenn Greenwald> Extremism normalized> How Americans are efficiently trained to acquiesce

Extremism normalized How Americans are efficiently trained to acquiesce to ideas once deemed so radical as to be unthinkable BY GLENN GREENWALD    JUL 31, 2012    salon.com Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, shakes hands with Vice President Dick Cheney after McCain introduced Cheney during a campaign stop, Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Lansing Center in […]

Raw Story> Horses used against demonstrators in ninth day of Anaheim protests

Horses used against demonstrators in ninth day of Anaheim protests By Arturo Garcia Monday, July 30, 2012 9:26 EDT  The Raw Story Anaheim police arrested nine demonstrators, at one point using horses against protesters during a march, during the ninth day of protests over police shootings Sunday. The Orange County Register reported that more than […]

Robert Jensen on Talking Radical in a Mainstream World

 Click here to see the video. Robert Jensen gives a teach-in on Talking Radical in a Mainstream World for Occupy Austin’s Independence Day gathering. Occupy Austin (7/4/12) describes the goal of the gathering: “We are coming together to write a new declaration. A Declaration that reminds us of the uncertain road that those who founded […]

October2011.org News: A whole lotta organizing going on!

Because a sustainable future depends on the people willing to see the truth for what it is, and for those to stand up in unison in order to make a difference. — Jake Edward Keli’i Eakin   There are many types of summer camps. Did you know that there is one that is specifically for […]

Truthout> The Elephant in the Room: The Police and the Occupy Movement

The Elephant in the Room: The Police and the Occupy Movement Thursday, 05 July 2012   By Collin Harris, Truthout | Interview  A protester bows before a line of Oakland police officers after laying flowers in front of them during an Occupy movement march in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2012. (Photo: Jim Wilson / The New York […]

Robert Parry> Occupy targets the Grove> Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’

Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’ July 13, 2012 Exclusive: This weekend, Occupy protesters are targeting the Bohemian Grove in California, where well-connected rich men go on retreats several weekends each summer. The secrecy of the 1980 encampment became a factor in the cover-up of possible “treason” by Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, writes Robert Parry. occupybohemiangrove.com FB page: […]

Sunkara> In These Times> An Unauthorized Interview with Alexander Cockburn

An Unauthorized Interview with Alexander Cockburn BY BHASKAR SUNKARA    MONDAY JUL 9, 2012    In These Times Alexander Cockburn isn’t one for succinct titles. His recent Counterpunch blast, “Biggest Financial Scandal in Britain’s History, Yet Not a Single Occupy Sign; What Happened?” even has a semi-colon. The same long-windedness is lost in the body of that essay, […]

The Aftermath of Occupy Will Surpass the Gains of 1960s Activism

The Aftermath of Occupy Will Surpass the Gains of 1960s Activism Tuesday, 03 July 2012 09:38    By Bill Zimmerman, Truthout | Op-Ed                          (Photo: Glenn Halog / Flickr) A tsunami of citizen activism, initiated by Occupy Wall Street, is poised to wash over American society. The coming […]

National Occupy Gathering, July 4, 2012

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Nonviolent Cruz Family Supporters Targeted with Riot Charges Weeks After Arrests

Nonviolent Cruz Family Supporters Targeted with Riot Charges Weeks After Arrests Posted on June 29, 2012 by beckyz803    Occupy Homes MN Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan steps on peaceful protesters outside the Cruz home May 30. Fourteen were arrested that night, and so far at least three have received riot charges. Yesterday, several activists with Occupy Homes […]