Trying to Catch Up with Occupy

17 11 2011

Dizzying amount of activity ongoing, yes!  A brief sampling:

San Francisco:  MAYOR NEGOTIATES IN BAD FAITH, CITY ADMITS BLUNDERING COMMUNICATIONS, OccupySF News

Portland: Protester arrested, Steel Bridge (pic)

LA: Demonstrators occupied street in LA financial district (pics)

Berkeley: UC Berkeley School of Law faculty condemn police actions at Occupy Cal, Daily Cal

Boston: Judge Temporarily Bars Eviction of Boston Protesters, NY Times

Latron Price, 37, an organizer of Occupy Atlanta, said Tuesday he believed the raid on Occupy Wall Street was a sign that the protests had struck a nerve.

“To see that happen in New York shows we’re on the right track,” he said. “These arrests will only strengthen the protests elsewhere.”

And of course, OWS #N17: follow The Other 99%’s awesome livestream — citizen journalists’ coverage of the movement in general (from NY to Oakland) marks a turning point in public access to the media and the truth, truly deserving of a Pulitzer.

NY Deputy Mayor: press don’t have the right to report in vicinity of NYPD ops, via boingboing.net (watch video from 9:45 in-point)

While the national wave of evictions and police repression, and associated corporate media spin, may seem depressing, it is evidence that the power of the movement has become a force to be reckoned with, in accord with the widely tweeted quote attributed to Gandhi:

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

UPDATE:

More #N17 Awesomeness:
#O’Nashville infiltrates Rumsfeld speech

OCCUPY NASHVILLE Press Release: For Immediate Release Occupy Nashville Infiltrates Rumsfeld Speech Shouting “I call upon you to surrender yourself as a war criminal” in a ballroom filled with Nashville’s moneyed elite, members of Occupy Nashville infiltrated an elaborate gala Thursday night where former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld gave a keynote address. Protesters mingled amid []

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17 11 2011
asiansart

More #N17 Awesomeness:
#O’Nashville infiltrates Rumsfeld speech
http://occupynashville.org/2011/11/18/occupynashville-infiltrates-rumsfeld-speech/

OCCUPY NASHVILLE Press Release: For Immediate Release Occupy Nashville Infiltrates Rumsfeld Speech Shouting “I call upon you to surrender yourself as a war criminal” in a ballroom filled with Nashville’s moneyed elite, members of Occupy Nashville infiltrated an elaborate gala Thursday night where former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld gave a keynote address. Protesters mingled amid […]

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