Tag Archives: Occupy Wall Street
Natasha Lennard | Five Years After the Brooklyn Bridge Arrests, the Occupy Wall Street Worth Remembering
Sen. Sanders has stood with the protestors at Standing Rock, and elsewhere, which recalls a different Occupy legacy worth preserving: If elected officials turned up, they stood with the group, in the group, not for the group.
How will free speech suffer if corporations can ally themselves with government spy agencies and private security firms to intimate and silence those who questions them?
Salon| “We are in a revolutionary moment”: Chris Hedges explains why an uprising is coming — and soon
Hedges: If things unravel [in the U.S.], our backlash may very well be a rightwing backlash — a very frightening rightwing backlash. We who care about populist movements [on the left] are very weak, because in the name of anti-communism these movements have been destroyed; we are almost trying to rebuild them from scratch. We don’t even have the language to describe the class warfare that is being unleashed upon us by this tiny, rapacious, oligarchic elite. But we on the left are very disorganized, unfocused, and without resources.
A brief history of the Guy Fawkes mask and how the mask evolved into an unlikely global symbol of rebellion
As you’ve likely noticed, over the past few years the stylized mask of Guy Fawkes has evolved into a global symbol of dissent, employed by everyone from shadowy computer hackers to Turkish airline workers. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated in England on November 5th with bonfire festivals. By Monica Nickelsburg TheWeek.com July 3, 2013 […]
The endless election cycles, he said, are an example of politics without politics, driven not by substantive issues but manufactured political personalities and opinion polls. There is no national institution in the United States “that can be described as democratic,” [Wolin] said. Protesters chant as they are arrested at the intersection of Wall Street and […]
Annie Appel has recorded a vital and rich moment in political and cultural history. Here are the many faces of Occupy. . . . What [Occupy] is can barely be described. It can, however, as Annie Appels photographs vividly demonstrate, be shown. —From the Introduction by Carne Ross If you were part of Occupy, you […]
“We’re finding police have a lot of capacity to set a tone,” Adams said during a recent radio interview with Sacramento’s KFBK. “When police show up in riot gear you get a different kind of interaction than when they show up in their regular uniforms.”
Released from Rikers prison after serving 58 days, Occupy activist Cecily McMillan discusses prisons, policing and why she’ll keep protesting. Cecily McMillan. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) By Sarah Jaffe Truthout.org | Interview 13 July 2014 Cecily McMillan would rather not be famous. Not for the dubious honor of receiving the most serious sentence among thousands of […]
Nonviolence requires—despite what those who advocate violence contend—deep reserves of physical and moral courage. State violence is defeated through the refusal to be afraid, even after violence is used by the state to stamp out protests, and through continuing acts of nonviolent resistance. By Chris Hedges truthdig.com June 9, 2014 A visitor to Hong Kong’s June […]
Editor’s Note: Little did these women know when Annie Appel caught them outside a restaurant in Chicago during the NATO protests in May of 2012 that they would have the honor of appearing in a 572-page book of Occupy portraits with an introduction by Chris Hedges. When photos of violence against Occupy Wall Street protesters began to appear […]
McMillan’s journey from a rural Texas backwater to a courtroom in New York is a journey of political awakening. By Chris Hedges truthdig.com Apr 27, 2014 Occupy Wall Street activists Eric Linkser, center left, and Cecily McMillan, far right, take turns shouting information to fellow protesters preparing to return to Zuccotti Park on Nov. 15, 2011. AP/Bebeto Matthews NEW […]
By Rivera Sun February 27th, 2014 www.popularresistance.org Above photo: Sweet Honey in the Rock performs during an event to commemorate Marian Anderson’s performance 70 years ago, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Sunday, April 12, 2009. Anderson, who was black, couldn’t sing at Constitution Hall because of the color of her skin. First lady Eleanor Roosevelt […]
By Ted Asregado Truthout | Video Interview 02 February 2014 Truthout.org President Barack Obama enters the House Chamber of the Capitol Building to deliver the State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2014. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) A politician who tries to please as many factions as he or she can often ends up […]
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. — Nelson Mandela by Henry A. Giroux January 7, 2014 PhilosophersforChange.org Guy Debord once […]
The future is bigger than our imaginations. It’s unimaginable, and then it comes anyway. To meet it we need to keep going, to walk past what we can imagine. We need to be unstoppable. By Rebecca Solnit May 19, 2013 TomDispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Ten years ago, my part of the world was full […]