Tag Archives: Occupy Wall Street

Nathan Schneider — How the Occupy Movement Began: The Full Account

Excerpt from Thank You Anarchy, Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse by Nathan Schneider    By Nathan Schneider  November 1st, 2013  www.truth-out.org  PopularResistance.org   Powered by Translate    Nathan Schneider, the author of “Thank You Anarchy,” was covering the Occupy Movement from its origins.  In his first chapter, reposted below, he chronicles the various threads of uprising […]

Evergreene Digest: Obama, Seacrest, and Our War Against Indifference

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. The time is upon us to seek solutions and spark action, and the first enemy to conquer is […]

Rebecca Solnit: Joy Arises, Rules Fall Apart,Thoughts for the Second Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

Change is rarely as simple as dominos.  Sometimes, it’s as complex as chaos theory and as slow as evolution. Even things that seem to happen suddenly turn out to be flowers that emerge from plants with deep roots in the past or sometimes from long-dormant seeds. By Rebecca Solnit  September 15, 2013  TomDispatch.org Read Tom Engelhardt’s […]

Radley Balko on MSNBC discusses police militarization and Rise of the Warrior Cop – YouTube

Editor’s Note: This interview (and the book) is very good as far as it goes. But they do not talk about the warrior cops in the streets who go after protesters and who quashed the Occupy movement, or rather drove the Occupy movement to different types of protest using militarized police forces, since Occupy definitely […]

Dave Lindorff> FBI Knew of Plot to Execute Occupy Activists but Did Nothing

 When the movement came to Houston, Texas, law enforcement officials and the city’s banking and oil industry executives freaked out perhaps even more so than they did in some other cities. Dave Lindorff, Op-Ed, Published: Friday 28 June 2013  NationofChange.org When, in early October, the Occupy movement came to Houston, Texas, law enforcement officials and […]

David Carr> The Other Snowden Drama: Impugning the Messenger

As a pure story, it’s tough to beat the Snowden saga. Man of intrigue? Roger. Crusading reporter? Check. A powerful government in hot pursuit? Yessir. Unclear agendas by foreign countries? Most certainly. By DAVID CARR  Published: June 24, 2013  New York Times And as Edward J. Snowden made his way across the globe with a disintegrating passport […]

Popular Resistance> Is Radical Remaking of Economy Taking Root?

The best news of the week was people standing up and insisting that the government and big business respond to their needs. We’ve seen a series of major protests that have garnered little corporate media attention, but show a growing popular resistance. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  May 28, 2013  LAProgressive.com Check the new […]

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 […]

“Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Stop the Wars”> Come Home America & Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! Special on Memorial Day and thoughts on Memorial Day by Thomas Knapp of Come Home America Another Memorial Day in This Endless War By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan In a remarkable but little-noticed oversight hearing last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee looked at “The Law of Armed Conflict, the Use of […]

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

letsfreecongress.org TEDtalksDirector·1,378 videos Published on Apr 3, 2013 There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding […]

Video> Professor Noam Chomsky speaking at Boğaziçi University in Turkey in January 2013

Professor Noam Chomsky speaking at Boğaziçi University in Turkey in January 2013 Malcolm Steinberg posted in CounterPunch Friends and Supporters WHY DOES THE U.S. SUPPORT ISRAEL? Noam Chomsky has the best explanation I’ve heard… load this video up, go to the 38min45sec spot and the tale begins —-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEYiGamLZSo This video is the full speech, […]

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 […]

Why Was the Biggest Protest in World History Ignored?

Why Was the Biggest Protest in World History Ignored? by Ishaan Tharoor  February 15, 2013 by Time Magazine Anti-war protesters gather in London at the start of a demonstration against war on Iraq, February 15, 2003. Millions of people are expected to take to the streets of towns and cities across the globe on Saturday to demonstrate against […]

Noam Chomsky Compares Right-Wing Media to Nazi Germany

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Norman Solomon> How to Build a Grassroots Power Base

How to Build a Grassroots Power Base By Norman Solomon  The Nation | Op-Ed Monday, 12 November 2012 via truthout.org Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary. September 17, 2012. (Photo: Sunset Parkerpix) Millions of Americans are eager, even desperate, for a political movement that truly challenges the power of Wall Street and the Pentagon. But accommodation has been habit-forming for […]

Michael Greenberg> The Problem of the New York Police

The Problem of the New York Police Michael Greenberg  OCTOBER 25, 2012 New York Review of Books New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, District Attorney Cyrus Vance, and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at a press conference announcing the arrest of Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh on terrorism charges, May 12, 2011. (Mary Altaffer/AP Images) Over the […]

Groups Fault Boston Police For Surveillance

Groups Fault Boston Police For Surveillance By Monica Brady-Myerov October 18, 2012    90.9wbur Boston’s NPR Station BOSTON — The Boston chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Boston Police Department to stop monitoring peaceful demonstrations, interrogating activists and categorizing peaceful groups as extremists. After reviewing hundreds of public police records the ACLU and the National […]

Michael Greenberg> New York: The Police and the Protesters

New York: The Police and the Protesters Still, the overwhelming policing of OWS was out of proportion to any threat to civic order that the protest posed. Michael Greenberg OCTOBER 11, 2012  New York Review of Books An Occupy Wall Street protester at Zuccotti Park before it was raided by police, New York City, November 13, 2011 […]

Occupy DC Marks One Year Anniversary with Series of Protests

Occupy DC Marks One Year Anniversary with Series of Protests  Posted on 02 October 2012  October2011.0rg By Carl Pierre InTheCapitol, May 2, 2012 Today marks the one year anniversary of one of the more unforgettable and infamous protests that have swept the city of Washington, D.C.: the Occupy D.C. movement. Just a year ago, the first […]

Film Occupy Wall Street at Walker Art Center

Jem Cohen, Gravity Hill Newsreels, 2011-2012 Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street October 5, 2012  Time7:30 pm Walker Cinema Price $9 ($7 Walker members, students, and seniors) Directed by Jem Cohen Part of Cinema of Urgency Jem Cohen (Instrument, Benjamin Smoke) made these “newsreels” during the Occupy Wall Street protests in fall 2011. In Artforum, […]