Posts Tagged Occupy Wall Street

Video: Homeless family occupies forclosed home in Brooklyn


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On Tuesday, with the support of neighbors, housing activists, and OWS protesters, a homeless family–Alfredo Carrasquillo, Tasha Glasgowa and their three children–took up residence in a foreclosed house in East New York.

The move was part of a national day of action to mark the beginning of Occupy Our Homes, a campaign to reclaim foreclosed houses from the banks–and give them to the people who need them most. Similar “housewarming” parties took place in more than 25 other cities. And organizer Beka Economopoulous said, “This is just the beginning.”

I’m with Michelle Goldberg–by “harnessing its DIY energy to the needs of real people, and standing up to banks in a way that ...


Transcript after the jump
On Tuesday, with the support of neighbors, housing activists, and OWS protesters, a homeless family–Alfredo Carrasquillo, Tasha Glasgowa and their three children–took up residence in a foreclosed house in East New ...

Miley Cyrus supports Occupy Wall Street with new music video

Cue the inevitable eye-rolling. But I like this video.

While Alyssa Rosenberg thinks it needs more context to take it “beyond generic teenaged stick-it-to-the-manism in a way that would be useful and specific,” I disagree. For many of Miley Cyrus’s devoted teen and pre-teen fans, seeing footage of police brutality at peaceful protests and hearing their pop idol voice support for the cause may get them googling and reading up on economic inequality.

After all, it’s not Cyrus’s role to educate her audience about student loans and interest rates. But reminding kids that it’s cool to be political–that being part of a mass movement can be as inspiring as a good pop song? If she can help ...

Cue the inevitable eye-rolling. But I like this video.

While Alyssa Rosenberg thinks it needs more context to take it “beyond generic teenaged stick-it-to-the-manism in a way that would be useful and specific,” I ...

Friday action highlights intersections in #OWS

Last Friday, while some intrepid warriors were pushing, shoving, and pepper-spraying their ways to Black Friday deals, another group of brave people were pushing forward for a slightly different cause.

Friday saw an exciting and important action  organized by CLAW (Clear Action by/for Women) Coalition (made up of AF3IRM, A.N.S.W.E.R, Black Women’s Blueprint, SisterSong NYC & Trust Black Women, Feminism Now Podcast, and the Party for Socialism & Liberation).

The action was organized around the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and called for the dismantling of the immoral and unethical economy of Wall Street.

The flyer and accompanying declaration make it clear that members of the coalition see the ...

Last Friday, while some intrepid warriors were pushing, shoving, and pepper-spraying their ways to Black Friday deals, another group of brave people were pushing forward for a slightly different cause.

Friday saw an exciting and ...

UC Davis Chancellor apologizes but will not resign

If you missed the chilling video of police pepper spraying peaceful protesters at UC Davis last week, you can catch it in the clip above. UC Davis Chancellor Katehi has apologized for the actions of the police and wants a full investigation of what happened. Despite calls for her resignation, Katehi will not resign, but says she is committed to making sure this doesn’t happen again. She also put the police chief on leave. In the above interview, it is clear her apology is tinged with a clear frustration at the avenues protesters are taking on campus–peaceful, non-violent, public demonstrations.

I don’t really think it matters what her opinion is on the avenues protesters are taking in expressing their (completely ...

If you missed the chilling video of police pepper spraying peaceful protesters at UC Davis last week, you can catch it in the clip above. UC Davis Chancellor Katehi has apologized for the actions of ...

Occupy protesters evicted from Zuccotti Park, judge issues order to Bloomberg

So this happened:

Hundreds of police officers in riot gear evicted dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters early Tuesday from the park that has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement protesting corporate greed.

About 70 people were arrested, including some who chained themselves together, while officers cleared Zuccotti Park so that sanitation crews could clean it.

Police in riot gear filled the streets, car lights flashing and sirens blaring. Protesters, some of whom shouted angrily at police, began marching to two locations in Lower Manhattan where they planned to hold rallies.

Protesters at the two-month-old encampment were told they could come back after the cleaning, but under new tougher rules, including no tents, sleeping bags or tarps, ...

So this happened:

Hundreds of police officers in riot gear evicted dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters early Tuesday from the park that has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement protesting corporate greed.

About 70 people ...

Severe police brutality at Occupy Oakland


(One of countless videos and pictures taken last night as the police raided Occupy Oakland)

As a former Bay Area resident, my heart was broken last night looking at the images and videos from what was happening to the protesters at Occupy Oakland. Oakland never gets a break from the police. The peaceful protesters were met with teargas, rubber bullets and flashbang grenades five minutes after it was deemed unsafe. They gave the protestors five minutes to disperse. A blogger from Oakland writes about the account,


(One of countless videos and pictures taken last night as the police raided Occupy Oakland)

As a former Bay Area resident, my heart was broken last night looking at the images and videos from what was happening ...

What We Missed

Cain tries to clarify his stance on choice by saying he’d sign a “pro-life” constitutional amendment — except presidents don’t sign constitutional amendments.

Jill on Steven Greenstreet, the dude who created the video, “Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street,” who proves he’s totally not a misogynist by making rape jokes.

Secretary Clinton says she won’t support any peace agreement that doesn’t ensure the rights of Afghan women.

The New York Times on the importance of Democracy Now.

Cain tries to clarify his stance on choice by saying he’d sign a “pro-life” constitutional amendment — except presidents don’t sign constitutional amendments.

Jill on Steven Greenstreet, the dude who created the video, “Hot Chicks of ...

Judith Butler joins Occupy

“We would not be here if electoral politics were representing the will of the people.”

Says Judith Butler at yesterday evening’s General Assembly at Washington Square Park. In the video above, she’s at Liberty Square. Love her.

Transcript after the jump.

“We would not be here if electoral politics were representing the will of the people.”

Says Judith Butler at yesterday evening’s General Assembly at Washington Square Park. In the video above, she’s at Liberty Square. Love ...

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