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November 17, 2011
The protesters came up to me right away and asked if I needed any medical assistance. They were actually very kind and helpful. It was the police officers who were very aggressive.
Daily Caller reporter Michelle Fields • Discussing how protesters treated her after she and videographer Direna Cousins were struck by NYPD officers earlier today. “Direna had a camera in her hand and I had a microphone, and we were being hit,” she said. “When I fell to the ground I said at one point, ‘I’m just covering this! I’m covering this!’  And the officer just said, ‘Come on, get up, get up,’ before pulling me up by my jacket.’” As ThinkProgress notes, The Daily Caller’s Occupy coverage has been negative, but protesters helped them anyway.  source (viafollow)
21:53 // 2 years ago
November 5, 2011
Green Party candidate in Tucson mayoral race lives in Occupy tent: Mary DeCamp is about to have her house foreclosed upon, but she’s decided to walk away from it and run her Green Party campaign from a tent. She certainly has the right name for such a move. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Green Party candidate in Tucson mayoral race lives in Occupy tent: Mary DeCamp is about to have her house foreclosed upon, but she’s decided to walk away from it and run her Green Party campaign from a tent. She certainly has the right name for such a move. source

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15:06 // 2 years ago

metamorphoseandbodhi says: Never mind, it works now. :)

» SFB says: If the video in our last post wasn’t working before, it was a YouTube issue. We uploaded our own version of it, and that’s working fine. Everyone watch it. It’s a crazy video that needs to be seen. — Ernie @ SFB

0:44 // 2 years ago
October 29, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: Protesters lose generators, generate backup plan

  • bad Claiming a fire hazard, yesterday FDNY officials showed up at Zucotti Park and took the generators Occupy Wall Street was using.
  • worse To put salt in the wounds of the protesters, it’s expected to snow tonight (in freaking October!),  with 2-4 inches hitting NYC tonight.
  • betterHowever, the Occupy folk aren’t getting too down — they plan to set up bike generators, which will be ready early next week. source

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10:38 // 2 years ago
October 23, 2011

Occupy Chicago protesters kicked out of Grant Park, arrested

  • 130 Occupy Chicago protesters arrested for trespassing source

» An attempt to move the show: This is the second weekend in a row that protests have been squashed at the park. Why’s that? Well, a group of protesters are attempting to move the protests outside of the city’s financial district. However, they haven’t gotten permits. “We are going to hold this space, and that’s what we are going to do,” said organizer Brit Schulte. “Our ability to invoke our civil rights to protest shouldn’t be limited, and we shouldn’t be censored.”

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11:31 // 2 years ago
October 15, 2011
thepoliticalnotebook:

The Occupy movement is gaining some serious global reach today… This is a shot of #OccupyRome. Follow Reuters’ live blog of the widespread protesting in places like London, Vancouver, Brussels, Toronto, Belgrade, Vienna, and of course… Wall Street itself.
(Photo Credit: Mario Laporta/AFP/Getty)

Yikes. As our Tumblr buddy Josh Sternberg put this on Twitter, "[The violence is] not surprising when you look at the last couple of years in Italy. What is surprising is that there’s no violence elsewhere." Don’t look at Occupy through this single lens. Evan Fleischer has been doing some great work at emphasizing the scale of the events, covering small pieces from around the world. Don’t start and end with Rome. That’s not the full picture.

thepoliticalnotebook:

The Occupy movement is gaining some serious global reach today… This is a shot of #OccupyRome. Follow Reuters’ live blog of the widespread protesting in places like London, Vancouver, Brussels, Toronto, Belgrade, Vienna, and of course… Wall Street itself.

(Photo Credit: Mario Laporta/AFP/Getty)

Yikes. As our Tumblr buddy Josh Sternberg put this on Twitter, "[The violence is] not surprising when you look at the last couple of years in Italy. What is surprising is that there’s no violence elsewhere." Don’t look at Occupy through this single lens. Evan Fleischer has been doing some great work at emphasizing the scale of the events, covering small pieces from around the world. Don’t start and end with Rome. That’s not the full picture.

(via brooklynmutt)

14:27 // 3 years ago
Those who are carrying out what is nothing less than urban guerrilla warfare are hurting the cause of people around the world who are trying to freely express their discontent with the world economic situation.
Italian Democratic Party leader Pierluigi Bersani • Separating the violent protesters in Rome from the overall occupy movement, while noting the damage they’re causing to the larger, nonviolent movement. Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno made a similar distinction, noting that “There are groups of violent people that need to be isolated.” It’s a good sign that Italian officials can see the difference between a peaceful movement and the violent elements attempting to co-opt it for their own reasons. source (viafollow)
14:14 // 3 years ago

Occupy movement gains massive international footprint

  • 82 number of countries taking part in the October 15 protests, a global offshoot of Occupy Wall Street
  • 951 number of cities where protests are taking place today — amazingly, it started with just one about a month ago
  • six number of continents that have some sort of event going on today; maybe Antartica has one too, possibly? source

» Highest and lowest saturations: While North America, Europe and South America have a particularly high number of protests, Africa, Asia and the Middle East are looking a little thin. Australia’s somewhere in the middle. While many of the protests have been peaceful, some have gotten violent, most notably in Rome, where anarchists drew attention away from peaceful protests.

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13:42 // 3 years ago
October 10, 2011

Man jumps to death near “Occupy San Diego” protest

The Occupy movement’s first casualty? While authorities aren’t entirely sure whether or not the death — a 42-year-old man who jumped eight stories off a parking structure near the protest site — was directly related to the protests, the death nonetheless cast a bit of a pall on the still-young protest, which has drawn a crowd of hundreds in San Diego. The man had flyers in his pockets (officials haven’t released details on what was said on the flyers), but it was unclear whether they were directly related to the Occupy protest happening nearby, or whether his death was a suicide. Nonetheless, organizers said there would be a moment of silence on Monday in honor of the man. source

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22:38 // 3 years ago
October 8, 2011
This could be the tipping point. I marched against the Vietnam war before I was drafted into the army and this movement is now getting towards that critical mass.
Former Silicon Valley executive Dick Steinkamp • Explaining why he’s chosen to take part in the Occupy Seattle protests. Folks like Steincamp, a 63-year-old firmly in the “Baby Boomer” camp, have added themselves to the Occupy movement in recent days, giving the movement significant age diversity and making it something that’s becoming much larger than its original starting point. Roughly 70 major cities now have their own Occupy movement, as well as 600 smaller communities. Last week’s Brooklyn Bridge arrests really gave the movement a spark — now it’s spreading at full speed. source (viafollow)
10:43 // 3 years ago