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November 17, 2011
newsweek:

A bloodied protester at Zuccotti Park. More here, which alleges this punishment was for knocking off an officer’s hat (including a shot of cops taking off his pants?!).
[Photo by Chang W. Lee/The New York Times]

Jesus. Was that necessary?

newsweek:

A bloodied protester at Zuccotti Park. More here, which alleges this punishment was for knocking off an officer’s hat (including a shot of cops taking off his pants?!).

[Photo by Chang W. Lee/The New York Times]

Jesus. Was that necessary?

(via thedailyfeed)

15:44 // 2 years ago
think-progress:

Two Wall Streeters apparently forgot their jobs were saved by taxpayers, like many of these protesters.
H/T Justin Elliot

You’d think they would have money for better signs. These guys can afford buying the expensive stuff from Kinko’s, or whatever FedEx calls that place these days.

think-progress:

Two Wall Streeters apparently forgot their jobs were saved by taxpayers, like many of these protesters.

H/T Justin Elliot

You’d think they would have money for better signs. These guys can afford buying the expensive stuff from Kinko’s, or whatever FedEx calls that place these days.

(via think4yourself)

11:14 // 2 years ago
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
I feel so energized. It’s amazing what a little pepper spray will do for you.
Dorli Rainer, the 84-year-old woman pepper sprayed at Occupy Seattle: Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey tells Keith about her experience getting pepper-sprayed by the police during an Occupy Seattle demonstration and the need to take action and spread the word of the Occupy movement. She cites the advice of the late Catholic nun and activist Jackie Hudson to “take one more step out of your comfort zone” as an inspiration, saying, “It would be so easy to say, ‘Well I’m going to retire, I’m going to sit around, watch television or eat bonbons,’ but somebody’s got to keep ’em awake and let ’em know what is really going on in this world.” (via theatlantic)
10:36 // 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 16, 2011
11:08 // 2 years ago

Bay Area Occupy movement starts anew with Berkeley encampment

This despite threats by officials to shut it down. In what might be a good example for the New York movement as it attempts to regroup, members of Occupy Oakland have joined with the Occupy Cal movement to start a fresh encampment. This isn’t without controversy, however: Occupy Cal had its camp torn down November 9, and the university isn’t exactly taking so kindly to having a new one. “We will not allow encampments equivalent to what has occurred in Oakland and San Francisco,” said Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. The move could potentially lead to a conflict with police. Meanwhile, the San Francisco encampment is staying strong, and plans to meet with Mayor Ed Lee today. source

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10:55 // 2 years ago
November 15, 2011
The occupation itself captured the public’s imagination, became a symbol, and spawned other occupations. It galvanized public opinion, and made it abundantly clear a significant segment of the public was unhappy and wanted change. The political leadership can’t ignore it. Personal connections made at the occupation will persist. People involved now know each other. Those bonds will be critical going forward.
Google+ commenter Dennis McCunney, offering some really great insight on our page regarding the question, "Will [Occupy Wall Street] thrive without the physical space?" Some great comments over there. (Oh, and be sure to check the Grist article that inspired the conversation.)
22:03 // 2 years ago
buzzfeed:

File under: Things That Can Definitely Only End Well For All Parties Involved

buzzfeed:

File under: Things That Can Definitely Only End Well For All Parties Involved

16:53 // 2 years ago
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