September 18, 2012

inothernews:

Those awkward moments when a New York City police officer violently shoves an elected official not once but TWICE during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park on Monday evening.

(via CapitalNewYork)

This, a year after he was arrested by the same NYPD.

May 1, 2012
thepoliticalnotebook:

Workers of the World Unite Against War. A May Day protest photo submission from Bryant Park in Manhattan. Taken by a friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous.
And all you May Day protesters and spectators… please don’t forget to send any of your photos of today’s events my way.
You can view the rest of The Political Notebook’s project to gather photography, documentation and experiences from the OWS movements nationwide. I have also compiled an archive of all my posted submissions to this project on a single Pinterest board for your viewing convenience. Check out the Call for Submissions page and email your photos to me at torierosedeghett@gmail.com!

thepoliticalnotebook:

Workers of the World Unite Against War. A May Day protest photo submission from Bryant Park in Manhattan. Taken by a friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous.

And all you May Day protesters and spectators… please don’t forget to send any of your photos of today’s events my way.

You can view the rest of The Political Notebook’s project to gather photography, documentation and experiences from the OWS movements nationwide. I have also compiled an archive of all my posted submissions to this project on a single Pinterest board for your viewing convenience. Check out the Call for Submissions page and email your photos to me at torierosedeghett@gmail.com!

(via thepoliticalnotebook)

March 22, 2012

thepoliticalnotebook:

Occupy Wall Street. These were photos taken at Foley Square and Zuccotti Park early on in the movement’s existence, on October 5th. The photos were taken and submitted by Philippe deNeree.

You can follow Philippe here on Tumblr!

You can view the rest of The Political Notebook’s project to gather photography, documentation and experiences from the OWS movements nationwide. (I love photos of protest signs…) Check out the Call for Submissions page and email your photos to me at torierosedeghett@gmail.com!

I brought my parents, who were in town for my father’s birthday, down to see it on Oct. 6. This is exactly what we saw as well.

October 8, 2011

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pantslessprogressive:

Chris Hayes: “I’ve been spending a lot of time downtown and talking to folks about it who are not downtown. And they all seem to have the same questions: what do they want? Where is it headed? So here’s what I think.

The reason the protests are working, the reason they’ve exploded, the reason they’re getting people’s attention is because they have tapped into something deep and profound about the national mood. People feel at their core betrayed. We are going through a period of disillusionment, where the unfairness of the system is all around us. That’s why people have been showing up in downtown Manhattan; it’s why they want to watch it on the TV.

In terms of what they’re actually doing down there and the quest for demands or what they actually want… I think it’s more helpful to think about what’s going on with Occupy Wall street in this way: successful social movements innovate. They create new kinds of politics. They reform what we think politics look like.

Consider this: not taking the bus is not a political act until someone makes it a political act in Montgomery. Burning a bra is a completely indecipherable, bizarre thing to do in, say, 1890.. but by 1965 or 1970, it has a very specific or pointed meaning. Even the simple act of getting married - the most mundane, private action two people can take on - has a profound and radical political meaning when those two people are of the same sex. None of these things were political acts until these people made them into political acts.”

(Source: pantslessprogressive)

October 8, 2011

6h057:

The ridiculous thing about the somewhat unaffiliated list of demands for Occupy Wall Street is if their opposition had those same demands, they’d be more likely to get them.

(Source: dopemove)

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October 7, 2011
The Times's Paul Krugman on the Occupy Wall Street movement: "There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear, but we may, at long last, be seeing the rise of a popular movement that, unlike the Tea Party, is angry at the right people."

Of course Krugman puts it best. 

(Source: inothernews)

October 5, 2011
inothernews:

Rosie Gray for the Village Voice snaps a shot of the NYPD’s infamous orange crowd netting.
She’s currently barricaded behind a fence with other protestors.

inothernews:

Rosie Gray for the Village Voice snaps a shot of the NYPD’s infamous orange crowd netting.

She’s currently barricaded behind a fence with other protestors.

October 5, 2011
Herman Cain on #OccupyWallStreet: "If you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself!"

motherjones:

It’s like they’re not even pretending anymore.

October 2, 2011

(Source: class-struggle-anarchism, via underpaidgenius)

October 2, 2011
In 1992, thousands of police were protesting on the Brooklyn bridge and not arrested

(Source: soupsoup)