Tag Archives: OWS

Peter Dreier: Can Bernie Revive King’s Dream—Fusing the Spirit of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street?

Dreier: Now that BLM and Sanders have made peace, his campaign has the potential to revive Martin Luther King’s dream of building a progressive movement that can challenge both racism and economic inequality.

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 […]

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 […]

Josh Stearns> Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS

 OCCUPY WALL STREET Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS One of the most important characteristics of the Occupy movement is the expanding universe of media makers –citizen journalists, livestreamers, artists and others. AlterNet / By Josh Stearns    May 10, 2012  | Photo Credit: OakFoSho  “If we appear to seek the unattainable, it has been said, then […]

Videos> OccupyMN Homes> Jackhammer Eviction and Broken Doors at Press Conference

Published on May 25, 2012 by UpTakeVideo In the dark of night, Hennepin County Sheriff’s officers raided a foreclosed Minneapolis home that is being “defended” by Occupy Minnesota according to the group. Occupy says five people were arrested, but the a crowd of fifty people prevented the officers from evicting them from the house. This is the Hennepin […]

Truthdiggers of the Week> The May Day Occupiers

Truthdiggers of the Week> The May Day Occupiers Posted on May 4, 2012  Truthdig.com Every week, Truthdig recognizes an individual or group of people who spoke truth to power, blew the whistle or stood up in the face of injustice. See past winners here, and nominate the next awardee here. Police officers on scooters try to push protesters back […]

The New York Times, May 2nd – The Day After

The New York Times, May 2nd – The Day After  By Don Gato    May 2, 2012    New York Times eXaminer Yesterday, May 1st—International Workers Day (and what Obama has cynically renamed a new national holiday called “Loyalty Day,” tailing red-baiting anti-communist Presidents of times past[i])—I was in New York City for “Occupy May […]

New Occupy Crackdown Documents Just Obtained by the PCJF

New Occupy Crackdown Documents Just Obtained by the PCJF Revelations Show Brookfield’s Security National Coordination Partnership for Civil Justice Fund      April 20, 2012 NPS Production Documents:  Click here to view the NPS Production (77 pages) Two days before the NYPD’s eviction of the Occupy Wall Street encampment from Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, Brookfield Properties’ […]

Video> NYers Blockade Foreclosure Auctions with Week of Sing-In Actions

“Our aim is to confront Wall Street’s unchecked power to put profits over people’s right to housing.” April 16, 2012     Nation of Change In support of homeowners facing foreclosure and eviction in NYC, members of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and other community groups will conduct vibrant singing protests and raise the people’s voices […]

Nathan Schneider> How to Succeed in Reoccupation without even trying

 How to Succeed in Reoccupation without even trying  by Nathan Schneider   Saturday 7 April 2012    Nation of Change “Potential allies expect more from the movement, I’d say, and so they should.” I’ve lately been getting the feeling that Occupy Wall Street’s past successes are starting to go to the heads of some people […]

Jeremy Brecher> Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike

Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike  Based on a talk by Jeremy Brecher to Occupy University, Zuccotti Park By Jeremy Brecher      Common Dreams    March 26, 2012    October2011 Last December, Occupy Los Angeles proposed a General Strike on May 1 “for migrant rights, jobs for all, a moratorium on foreclosures, and peace – […]

Video> Arrest those Occupiers!

Uploaded by WAMMMall on Apr 9, 2012 April 7 was Re-Occupy Day in Minneapolis — Occupiers gathered in Peavey Plaza and Loring Park. After being evicted from Peavey at 1:30 am, they peacefully marched down the street and were brutally attacked by the police. Videos at http://www.occupyminneapolis.mn show the police pulling several people off public sidewalks and violently slamming a […]

Chris Hedges> Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You

Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You  By Chris Hedges     Posted on Apr 2, 2012      Truthdig The security and surveillance state does not deal in nuance or ambiguity. Its millions of agents, intelligence gatherers, spies, clandestine operatives, analysts and armed paramilitary units live in a binary world of opposites, of good and evil, […]

Occupy Wall Street not Palestine by Mira Dabit from Ramallah

Occupy Wall Street not Palestine by Mira Dabit from Ramallah Submitted by Crystal Zevon on Tue, 02/28/2012   OccupyPeaceHouse.org In the heart of a revolution transcending one locale, what connects us? That question looms deep in my mind as I walk through the streets of Ramallah, a city I know so well. I look ahead and am […]

Pam Martens> Wall Street’s Secret Spy Center, Run for the 1% by NYPD

How 60 Minutes Blew the Story Wall Street’s Secret Spy Center, Run for the 1% by NYPD by PAM MARTENS   FEBRUARY 06, 2012    Counterpunch On September 25, 2011, just eight days after the Occupy Wall Street protests began in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, the much acclaimed CBS News program, 60 Minutes, aired […]

Rebecca Solnit> Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring

Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring By Rebecca Solnit  Feb 22, 2012   TomDispatch via Truthdig When you fall in love, it’s all about what you have in common, and you can hardly imagine that there are differences, let alone that you will quarrel over them, or weep about them, or be torn apart by […]

More MN Homeowners Pledge to Stay and Fight Foreclosure

Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Feb 21, 2012 Since last fall, Occupy Minnesota activists have defended the houses of two Minneapolis homeowners facing foreclosure ? Monique White in North Minneapolis and ex-Marine Bobby Hull in South Minneapolis. In doing so, they’ve helped galvanize a growing Occupy Homes movement nationwide. Now Minnesota homeowners are beginning to pledge en masse to […]

Video> OccupyMN Targets ALEC Corporate Influence In Government

OccupyMN Targets ALEC Corporate Influence in Government Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Feb 6, 2012 Occupy organizers say corporate money has too big of an influence on Minnesota’s government and there needs to be reforms. Scott Hargarten of OccupyMinneapolis and OccupyMN says those reforms target the corporate influence that groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) . […]

Petition to Supreme Court of Alaska to Block NDAA Indefinite Detention Provides Model For All

Petition to Supreme Court of Alaska to Block NDAA Indefinite Detention Provides Model For All by VVV PR   Wednesday, 25 January 2012   RSN Writing for Godot While the mainstream media blackout keeps millions of Americans clueless about the consequences of NDAA 2012 and Constitutional Rights groups do little more than milk the issue, in Alaska […]

Derek McGee> An Iraq Vet’s Journey From Wall Street to OWS

An Iraq Vet’s Journey From Wall Street to OWS Derek McGee    January 25, 2012 This article appeared in the February 13, 2012 edition of The Nation. An American flag flies over the empty Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park as dawn breaks, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) In late […]