Posts Tagged ‘occupy-wall-street’
Just one month ago, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office subpoenaed the Twitter account of Occupy Wall Street participant Malcolm Harris, aka @destructuremal. Today, Jeff Rae received word of the same. He has published a copy of a notice he received from Twitter, which was accompanied by a copy of the DA’s subpoena. A cover letter
REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi Brian Stelter has a piece in the New York Times today about language and the Occupy Movement. I was among those interviewed for the article. Within weeks of the first encampment in Zuccotti Park in New York, politicians seized on the phrase. Democrats in Congress began to invoke the “99 percent” to press
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The language of the 99 Percent
Well, not exactly. But, “disburse” was an interesting choice of verbs in that there headline up there. (thanks, Alec MacKaye!)
Wall Street Journal reports LAPD made payments to Occupy LA protesters
I joined The Madeleine Brand Show today to talk about independent live-streaming backpack journalists covering Occupy Wall Street. What gear are they using, how and why are they doing what they do, and how is this changing how we get coverage of the Occupy movement? We spoke about three of them in particular: Tim Pool
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Venn Diagram: "Using a tent is not always just camping."
Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa has imposed a deadline of midnight tonight (12:00am Monday) for Occupy LA protesters to vacate their encampment of more than 60 days. If they don’t, LA’s police chief drops a not-too-subtle hint that force may be used to remove them. Chief Charlie Beck told the Los Angeles Times “We certainly will
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Occupy LA faces eviction deadline, follow events here
@newyorkist says, “@OccupyWallStNYC got their hands on a New York Police Department Disorder Control Unit document, allegedly picked out of a van by an arrestee.” The pull quote: “A strong military appearance, with sharp and precise movements, is a force multiplier and a psychological advantage to us.” Actually, many of the criticisms of the NYPD’s
Pepper-spraying cop gets Photoshop justice: Xeni’s Guardian op-ed on meme-ing of UC Davis police brutality
LALO ALCARAZ The nice people at the Guardian invited me to write an op-ed about the meme-ification of Lt. John Pike’s unforgettable act of brutality against UC Davis students last Friday. Photoshop out the students from that picture with your mind. Forget about Pike’s uniform, let’s say he’s just wearing street clothes. Now, instead of
CUNY police bully peaceful Baruch College students during OWS protest over unfair labor practices, tuition hikes
Photographer and Boing Boing reader Timothy Krause shares the photos and videos above and below in this post, and says, Here are some videos of police violence and beatings that occurred around 5:15 at Baruch College, CUNY, in response to an Occupy CUNY OWS protest about tuition hikes, unfair labor practices targeted toward adjunct and
By artist and illustrator Bob Staake, whose work you may have seen on the cover of the New Yorker. Gonna have to add this one to the meme-stack. As I post this, word’s coming in that the ACLU has just delivered a letter of condemnation to UC Davis chancellor Katehi.
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"A Pepper Spray Thanksgiving," Norman Rockwell’s long-lost Saturday Evening Post cover
Andy Baio says, I was stunned and appalled by the UC Davis Police spraying protestors, but struck by how many brave, curious people recorded the events. I took the four clearest videos and synchronized them. Citizen journalism FTW. Video Link / Sources listed here. Police officer pepper-sprays seated, non-violent students at UC Davis Massive rally
Following the widely-reported pepper spray incident which left multiple students injured, #OWS-affiliated students at UC Davis will hold a rally Monday, November 21, at noon. I’m told that students from neighboring UC Berkeley and other campuses are likely to show in large numbers, and that organizers expect participation to be “in the thousands.” Let’s hope
Police Executive Research Forum: We aren’t involved in guiding Occupy crackdowns. Oh wait, yes we are.
A US police organization can’t seem to make up its mind about whether it is or isn’t playing a significant role in crackdowns on Occupy Wall Street in cities around the US. Above, a tweet from Chuck Wexler, the Executive Director of PERF, dated November 1. He’s referencing this document (PDF). The contents of the
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes” broke the story today of a memo by Washington D.C. lobbyists to the American Bankers Association on how to go about discrediting the Occupy Wall Street movement, which is evidently perceived as a powerful threat to the interests
[Video Link, by terrydatiger]. At the University of California at Davis this afternoon, police tore down down the tents of students inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, and arrested those who stood in their way. Others peacefully demanded that police release the arrested.
NYPD cracking down on Occupy Wall Street protesters near the New York Stock Exchange on the November 17 Day of Action in NYC. Photograph by Jon Tayler (web), Columbia School of Journalism student, reporter, photographer. Via @katz, also as seen on The Awl.
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Photo of the day: police drag #OWS protester by her hair at #N17
“I truly believe that capitalism was created to help people live better lives, but sadly over the years it has lost its way a bit. The short-term focus on profit has driven most businesses to forget about the important long-term role they have in taking care of people and the planet.”—Richard Branson, quoted in The
One week after attending NY Public Library gala, Bloomberg destroys #OWS library containing honorees’ books (and his own)
Bloomberg with books destroyed by NYPD raid. From those radical libroterrorists at the Occupy Wall Street Library working group: On Monday, November 7, 2011 Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in attendance at one of New York City’s top cultural and social events: The New York Public Library’s Library Lions gala. The individuals honored as Library Lions
Dorli Rainey, octagenarian pepper-sprayed by police at Occupy Seattle, on "the importance of activism" (video)
Dorli Rainey, the elder woman in this iconic and shocking photograph shot by Seattle Post-Intelligencer photographer Joshua Trujillo, says to Keith Olbermann during this interview: “I feel great. I feel so energized. It’s so amazing the effect a little pepper spray can have on you.” She’s incredible.
Turnstyle News photog Denise Tejada has a set of photos from today’s mass protest at UC Berkeley, in California’s Bay Area. At the time of this blog post, the crowd gathered is somewhere north of 1,500 people. (thanks, Alejandro de la Cruz)
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Occupy Cal: School-wide student strike at UC Berkeley
A cute couple is getting married in Zuccotti park this morning in New York City. Have fun occupying a happy future together, kids. Here’s a photo of the bride, and here’s the “sacred space.” Here’s the ring. @Newyorkist says, “Friends of couple inform they met here at spiritual circle months ago
I’ve been wondering when the first great radio documentary about Occupy Wall Street would come out, and when I was driving around in LA yesterday doing errands, I tuned into it by accident on KCRW. Longtime public radio producer, reporter, documentarian and host Alex Chadwick, with whom I worked at the NPR program “Day to
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Occupation in October: beautiful, long-form OWS radio documentary by Alex Chadwick
UPDATE: I spoke with a sergeant from the Portland Police department today. I will post a longer update on the story soon, with notes from our conversation. The short version: yes, they do have a long history of posting mugshots in cases of high public and media interest, online. They’re not only doing this with