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November 16, 2011
11:08 // 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
I was recently on a conference call with 18 cities across the country who had the same situation where what had started as a political movement and a political encampment ended up being an encampment that was no longer in control of the people who started them. And what I think you’re starting to see is that the Occupy movement is now looking for more stability.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan • Speaking to The Takeaway about the Occupy movement, noting in particular that she’s talking to other mayors about the movement, and seemingly trying to make decisions for them. “There’s been a lot of… talking to peaceful demonstrators…who wanted to separate themselves from anarchists,” she continued. “They’re now looking for a private space where they can go to do community organizing around the issues that started the movement, so I think you’re going to find that…the encampments are going to try to move to place where they’re not in direct conflict with the public.”
13:45 // 2 years ago
12:04 // 2 years ago

buzzfeed:

Occupy Wall Street at Duarte Park in Lower Manhattan this morning. This is where a lot of protesters relocated after last night’s raid on Zuccotti Park.

  • A few hundred protesters
  • 30-40 police
  • BIG media presence
  • Counted 6 helicopters circling above!
  • Protester message focused on going back to Zuccotti Park (“We have lawyers down there right now!”)

Check this out: Timeline Of Occupy Wall Street’s Eviction From Zuccotti Park

Highly recommend their timeline. No commentary, just a bunch of images and tweets from last night and this morning.

(via newsweek)

11:22 // 2 years ago
I’m w/ a NY Post reporter who says he was roughed up by riot police as Zuccotti was cleared. He thinks violence was ‘completely deliberate.’
The New York Times’ Brian Stelter • Discussing some of the violence and roadblocks journalists faced last night when trying to cover the Zuccotti Park eviction. Journalists faced much trouble trying to tell a difficult story last night, as there are reports that they were kept long distances away and prevented from providing information to readers about what was happening in the cleanup. As Mediaite so eloquently put it, “Press badges apparently meant nothing.”
11:13 // 2 years ago
capitalnewyork:

Unoccupied Zuccotti Park. Via Azi

Sure, it’s clean, but lots of people would prefer it messy.

capitalnewyork:

Unoccupied Zuccotti Park. Via Azi

Sure, it’s clean, but lots of people would prefer it messy.

(via yahoonews)

11:05 // 2 years ago
scribnerbooks:

Perhaps indicative of the mentality behind this morning’s action. [via]

This was one of the more depressing details from last night’s raid.

scribnerbooks:

Perhaps indicative of the mentality behind this morning’s action. [via]

This was one of the more depressing details from last night’s raid.

10:54 // 2 years ago