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January 2, 2012
aheram:

#OTRP - Mitt Romney makes an appearance at Occupy the Rose Parade.

Looks like Jayel Aheram made an appearance at the parade. He has a few shots over at his blog. The L.A. Times, meanwhile, says that the occupiers who showed up got a mixed reaction from the crowd: "A group of onlookers on an apartment balcony cheered and waved, while some people in the grandstands booed. One man walked past some protesters and said, ‘You guys had your 15 minutes.’"  Ouch. Wait, were they looking for 15 minutes?

aheram:

#OTRP - Mitt Romney makes an appearance at Occupy the Rose Parade.

Looks like Jayel Aheram made an appearance at the parade. He has a few shots over at his blog. The L.A. Times, meanwhile, says that the occupiers who showed up got a mixed reaction from the crowd: "A group of onlookers on an apartment balcony cheered and waved, while some people in the grandstands booed. One man walked past some protesters and said, ‘You guys had your 15 minutes.’"  Ouch. Wait, were they looking for 15 minutes?

20:53 // 2 years ago
December 19, 2011
11:49 // 2 years ago
November 17, 2011
laughingsquid:

Inside Occupy Wall Street’s (Kinda) Secret Media HQ

Note the keyboard sitting on top of the laptop. Janky, but you know what, kinda awesome. When did this secret media lair start, anyway? About a month ago. “We moved most of this equipment the day before the police raid,” said Spike, the bandana-clad guy on the left (who we imagine is named after an Elvis Costello album, but actually isn’t). That police raid took place back on October 14, almost exactly a month before this week’s raid.

laughingsquid:

Inside Occupy Wall Street’s (Kinda) Secret Media HQ

Note the keyboard sitting on top of the laptop. Janky, but you know what, kinda awesome. When did this secret media lair start, anyway? About a month ago. “We moved most of this equipment the day before the police raid,” said Spike, the bandana-clad guy on the left (who we imagine is named after an Elvis Costello album, but actually isn’t). That police raid took place back on October 14, almost exactly a month before this week’s raid.

(via think4yourself)

11:05 // 2 years ago

Occupy Wall Street descends on Wall Street on two-month anniversary

  • 50+ people arrested near Wall Street this morning source

» An attempt to prevent trading: A number of protesters, many from Zuccotti Park, tried to prevent traders from reaching the floor of Wall Street, but trading started at the usual 9:30 a.m. despite this. Protesters held up signs that said such things as “Tear down this Wall Street” and shouted phrases like “We aren’t afraid of your nightsticks,” in reference to the NYPD. “We’re not going to go away,” one protester, Davie Field, told the New York Times. “You can slash our tents and kick us out of the park, but we’ll keep coming back every day.”

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10:32 // 2 years ago
November 15, 2011
evanfleischer:

The judge rules in favor of Occupy Wall Street. Waiting for further information.

This is unconfirmed, as this later tweet notes: "#occupywallstreet are saying the decision favors them. Nothing official. no nypd movement. #ows"

evanfleischer:

The judge rules in favor of Occupy Wall Street. Waiting for further information.

This is unconfirmed, as this later tweet notes: "#occupywallstreet are saying the decision favors them. Nothing official. no nypd movement. #ows"

(via evanfleischer)

15:41 // 2 years ago
New York City is the city where you can come and express yourself. What was happening in Zuccotti Park was not that.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg • Offering a tough take on Occupy Wall Street this morning, after a long night in which police randomly showed up at the encampment’s door and gave protesters 20 minutes to vacate. The mayor seemed to imply with his statement that safety concerns trumped First Amendment concerns, which is perhaps a dangerous take on the law. source (viafollow)
10:23 // 2 years ago
thenoobyorker:

fearandwar:

It’s a Brave New World, people.

This is neat, the NY Times frontpage has a direct link to an occupy feed. With the arrest of a NYT reporter and with all of the problems that reporters are experiencing at the park, is this their version of flipping the NYPD the middle finger?

And to think, at first the coverage was so slow-going. Now the NYT is effectively giving the Occupy movement a huge bump: A link on the front page.

thenoobyorker:

fearandwar:

It’s a Brave New World, people.

This is neat, the NY Times frontpage has a direct link to an occupy feed. With the arrest of a NYT reporter and with all of the problems that reporters are experiencing at the park, is this their version of flipping the NYPD the middle finger?

And to think, at first the coverage was so slow-going. Now the NYT is effectively giving the Occupy movement a huge bump: A link on the front page.

(via genericlatino)

3:21 // 2 years ago
Here’s what the eviction flyer looks like. Looks like it was put together in 20 minutes in Word. Totally unprofessional. (via EmilyPhanNgo of Newsday)

Here’s what the eviction flyer looks like. Looks like it was put together in 20 minutes in Word. Totally unprofessional. (via EmilyPhanNgo of Newsday)

1:34 // 2 years ago
November 11, 2011
'Occupy All Streets' is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.
A spokesperson for Rocawear • Discussing the Jay-Z-backed company’s plan to sell the “Occupy Wall Street”-aping shirts the rapper has recently started wearing … without a plan plan to offer any sort of monetary support to the movement for riffing on their slogan. The irony is painful.
16:37 // 2 years ago
November 3, 2011

aheram:

Occupy Coachella Valley raided by police, 9 arrested

Nine Occupy Coachella Valley protesters — including a 17-year-old girl and an Iraq War veteran — camped out at Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park were arrested early Tuesday morning during a police crackdown.

More than two dozen Palm Desert police officers descended out of the darkness and onto the group, which has been illegally camped out at the park since Friday night when the city of Palm Desert refused to issue another permit.

Seven protesters, including a 17-year-old girl, were taken into custody near the park’s western entrance at San Pablo Avenue just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. About 10 other protesters stood nearby on a public sidewalk and chanted, “Shame on you.”

From what I gathered, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department blocked roads leading to the campsite to prevent the news media from being observers, but we were lucky that the Palm Desert Patch was there, though the Patch reporter was nearly arrested.

Up to two dozen police officers in riot gear surrounded the encampment and despite their outright lies to the media, they did not in fact warn the protesters. They just started arresting people. They specifically targeted people to be arrested, making sure to arrest a lot of the key organizers, pointing at who to arrest “That one! That one!”

We were led off one by one into a white van and driven to a police station. We were shackled and chained even before we were read our Miranda Rights. They took us to the county jail in Indio and booked us. They kept us in a holding cell for hours before instructing us to sign a citation for “Unlawful Assembly.”

I flatly refused to sign it. I was rewarded with two days in county jail, dressed in orange jumpsuit, and housed with thieves, drug dealers, and other common criminals.

All of this for exercising my First Amendment rights.

Truth is indeed treason in the empire of lies.

1. Occupy Coachella Valley on Facebook.
2. Occupy Coachella Valley website.
3. Sign the petition to allow OccupyCV to stay at the park.
4. The online stream for OccupyCV.

Tumblr journalist and activist Jayel Aheram was one of a number of people arrested in the Occupy Coachella Valley protests. Here’s his story. He previously earned notice for his Libertarian take on the Occupy movement, which earned him airtime on the RT network.

(via againstpower)

14:15 // 2 years ago