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Occupy Wall Street statement on Aaron Greene arrest

Morgan Gliedman and Aaron Greene were arrested in Manhattan over the weekend after police found a tiny amount of explosives and weapons in their apartment. He has been linked by unnamed sources to Occupy Wall Street. From the Occupy Wall Street Press Relations Working Group There is nothing in the news stories to support a […]

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Rent Strike in Sunset Park, Queens

First published here. My local Occupy group, Occupy/Ocupemos Sunset Park, has been immersed in a local struggle, a rent strike in a series of buildings on 46th street in this Brooklyn neighborhood. Here are some of the flyers we’ve been producing for the actions. The strike has been receiving terrific media coverage and terrific support […]

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Report back on Occupy Town Square

Occupy Town Square was a huge hit. The day was filled with skill shares and teach-ins on a variety of topics as wide ranging as “How to protect yourself from a pepper spray attack” to “Protest songs” and “Seed bombs.” Stimulating conversations filled Washington Square Park. The People’s Kitchen treated us to an amazing chili […]

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Occupy Town Square

Occupy Wall Street continues to grow and evolve. Despite the eviction from Liberty Square working groups and individuals within OWS continue to innovate and create amazing actions. But there’s no doubt that our lack of an actual occupation space has hindered the movement. It was that space that gave people a space to talk to […]

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I.W.W. Advice to Occupy Oakland

It’s quite an exercise in arrogance when the Little Union that Can’t (Industrial Workers of the World) wants to dole out advice to the most popular and dynamic social movement we’ve seen in decades. This article, written by John Reimann of the San Francisco Bay area general membership branch of the I.W.W. illustrates just how out of […]

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Majority of Californians agree with reasons for Occupy protests

While nearly half of Californians do not personally identify with the Occupy movement, 58% agree with the underlying reasons for the protests, says the highly respected Field Poll in announcing survey results last week. If this were an election, the opposition would be stomped, as 58% is a landslide. Clearly, the Occupy protests are resonating […]

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U.N. Envoy: U.S. isn’t protecting Occupy protesters’ rights

The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded — sometimes violently — by local authorities. Frank La Rue, who serves as the U.N. “special rapporteur” for the […]

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Makes me so danged proud to be American

Satire? What we have here of course is a sadistic thug with a badge. If there’s still a functioning justice system in this country, he should lose his badge, then go to prison. Or get a job working for the government of Syria. I’m sure they’d appreciate a chap who likes to torture the defenseless. […]

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Report from Occupy Wall Street. Podcast

Listen to the podcast on BlogTalkRadio. Talking with David Buccola, who was there all day yesterday for the massive Shutdown Wall Street protests. Police craziness. Shutting down Zuccotti one day then kettling people in the next. But then tens of thousands came. This was far too many for them to control. The “99%” and other […]

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