Tag Archives: Zuccotti Park

Occupy teach-in this Saturday afternoon at Woodruff’s…. Ideas for Ypsi’s occupation abound

[The following missive must have been slipped into my pocket this evening as I made my way down Michigan Avenue with my dog.] The State Capitol of Art and Activism by Occupy Ypsilanti What do GoldmanSachs, Jerry Sandusky, Michael Bloomberg, McDonald’s, Rick Snyder, The Gap, Nestle, Major League Baseball, and Mary Sue Coleman have in […]

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Which of these three videos do you find most upsetting?

First, we have video of a peacefully protesting Iraq war veteran by the name of Kayvan Sabehgi being severely beaten by Oakland riot police. It’s being reported that his spleen was lacerated in the attack. Next, we have Daily Show corespondent Samantha Bee exposing the class divisions taking shape between protesters in Zuccotti Park. The […]

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OWS forces respectfully deface Verizon building as over 30,000 look on from occupied Brooklyn Bridge

It’s interesting how the corporate press is covering today’s action in New York. I’m reading the Bloomberg coverage right now, and they say, for instance, that protesters “appeared to number in the thousands.” While technically correct, I think you’d agree that “thousands” doesn’t quite carry the same weight as “32 thousand,” which is the estimate […]

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Occupy Wall Street calls for nonviolent solidarity on November 17th

In my post last night, I mentioned that plans were afoot in New York for some kind of mass action on Thursday. Well, over the past 24 hours, plans have solidified a bit. According to the Occupy Wall Street website, things will begin at 7:00 tomorrow morning, in Zuccotti Park, where protesters will try to […]

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The coordinated effort to kill the Occupy movement began this morning

As you all know, riot police descended on New York City’s Zuccotti Park at about 1:00 AM this morning, forcefully evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters, and destroying their possessions. There have been reports of pepper spray and billy clubs having been used, but there’s little documentary evidence, as police sealed the area off to reporters, […]

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