A reaction to OccupyWallStreet’s limited diversity: "With anything, the white community has a cold, we have the flu," Malik, the group’s creator, says. The group, which is planning movements throughout the country, also has a Facebook page.
13:32 // 2 years ago
Switching gears a little bit, tonight’s Occupy Wall Street rallies hit a new peak, in part thanks to fresh support from unions such as AFL-CIO, the United Federation of Teachers, the Communications Workers of America and District Council 37. (According to one estimate, the crowd hit 20,000, but an exact number couldn’t be narrowed down — either way, it was large.) But the new peak in attendance came with a price — police brutality, some of which hit journalists covering the march. “I don’t know what sparked it, but people started tossed about, and I did see people getting beaten with clubs, and I personally was pepper sprayed,” said Flux Rostrum, a journalist and videographer for Mobile Broadcast News. Above is a clip of one of the more violent scenes tonight — the way that they’re throwing around those batons is nothing short of frightening. In all, at least 28 people were arrested. (thanks usualchatter for the kick in the pants; this take on the evening’s events is also worth a read) source
1:17 // 2 years ago
imwithkanye says: What are your thoughts on #OccupySesameStreet? Does the meme help or hurt the overall cause? And should a meme like this even influence the discussion at hand? Thx!
» SFB says: I admit I found the Twitter meme funny, but I think at the same time, it has the effect of softening the overall discussion, in good ways and bad. I think we need to be careful not to trivialize the idea of this, but on the other hand, if Occupy Wall Street needs more attention, this is a way to get it. — Ernie @ SFB
16:25 // 2 years ago