Tag Archives: Zuccotti Park

Michael Nagler | Violence and Evolution: Where Do We Stand?

…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.

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’ […]

Rick Perlstein> Why Occupy Needs to Start Making Demands> Rolling Stone

Supporters attend a news conference and rally in Zuccotti Park. (photo: Rolling Stone) Why Occupy Needs to Start Making Demands By Rick Perlstein, Rolling Stone 24 March 12  Reader Supported News  t’s Occupy Season again. In St. Louis on March 15, and in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park on St. Patrick’s Day, Occupy Wall Street activists returned to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frank Miller and the rise of cryptofascist Hollywood

Frank Miller and the rise of cryptofascist Hollywood Fans were shocked when Batman writer Frank Miller furiously attacked the Occupy movement. They shouldn’t have been, says Rick Moody – he was just voicing Hollywood’s unspoken values. Rick Moody  guardian.co.uk    24 November 2011 via truthdig ‘A mindless, propagandistic storytelling medium’ … The film 300, left, […]

Call it a revolution

Call it a revolution Missy Comley Beattie    November 22, 2011    Intrepid Report  Snarling riot cops evicted protestors and raided Zuccotti Park last Tuesday morning, two months after Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was launched in lower Manhattan. Spin-off groups across the country were shut down as well. Just minutes after I wrote the above paragraph, […]

Tomgram> Tom Englehardt on Rebecca Solnit’s Ms. Civil Society v. Mr. Unaccountable

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Ms. Civil Society v. Mr. Unaccountable Tom Dispatch When it set up its campsite at Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street was facing in only one direction: toward the financial heart of the planet two blocks away.  The police, who promptly surrounded the encampment and organized their own occupation of the neighborhood, were in a sense facing […]

Civil Society at Ground Zero> You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring> Rebecca Solnit

Civil Society at Ground Zero You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring  Rebecca Solnit  November  22. 2011    Tom Dispatch Last Tuesday, I awoke in lower Manhattan to the whirring of helicopters overhead, a war-zone sound that persisted all day and then started up again that Thursday morning, the two-month anniversary […]

Tom Engelhardt> Tomgram on Occupy Wall Street, Wall Street Greed, & the NYPD

Tomgram: Posted as comments on “Andy Kroll, Occupy Wall Street’s Political Victory in Ohio” November 20, 2011   TomDispatch        Twelve hours after Mayor Bloomberg’s cops evicted the Occupy Wall Street encampment from Zuccotti Park, the space had been scrubbed down and repopulated with police and private-security types, up to 150 of them. […]

How the 99% Won in the Fight for Worker Rights> The Unsung Victors in the Hottest Election of 2011

How the 99% Won in the Fight for Worker Rights The Unsung Victors in the Hottest Election of 2011  By Andy Kroll    Tom Dispatch No headlines announced it. No TV pundits called it. But on the evening of November 8th, Occupy Wall Street, the populist uprising built on economic justice and corruption-free politics that’s spread […]

Protest Planet> How a Neoliberal Shell Game Created an Age of Activism> Juan Cole

Protest Planet> How a Neoliberal Shell Game Created an Age of Activism  By Juan Cole    TomDispatch From Tunis to Tel Aviv, Madrid to Oakland, a new generation of youth activists is challenging the neoliberal state that has dominated the world ever since the Cold War ended.  The massive popular protests that shook the globe this […]

Blatantly Biased Tabloids and Clueless Mainstream Media Keep Missing the Obvious Big Story at OWS

Blatantly Biased Tabloids and Clueless Mainstream Media Keep Missing the Obvious Big Story at OWS Many mainstream news outlets are flummoxed at best, condescending at worst, when it comes to their coverage of the new movement. AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer   November 8, 2011  |  “Occupy Wall Street, go home!” The New York Post has launched what can best be described, […]

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg says to expect more OWS arrests | The Raw Story

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg says to expect more OWS arrests By Muriel Kane  Friday, October 21, 2011   The Raw Story New York City Major Mike Bloomberg suggested on Friday that he feels he’s been going too easy on the Occupy Wall Street protesters and that more arrests may lie in their future. During his […]

Victory at Zuccotti Park on Video> Nation of Change

Victory at Zucotti Park Published: Friday 14 October 2011  NationofChange Exclusive The NationofChange team reports from Zuccotti Park, where early Friday morning it was announced that the eviction of the occupiers would not take place. Last night we pub­lished a spe­cial call to ac­tion urg­ing our read­ers to oc­cupy Zuc­cotti Park early this morn­ing to de­fend the […]