Canadian Progressive World: What We Missed: OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011, with minor updates made on October 1, 2011. It is the first official, collective statement of the protesters in Zuccotti Park. As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought ...

Canadian Progressive World: NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated their rights: REPORT

I spend the last five hours digesting the contents of the report on the first systematic look the NYPD’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests. The report is the product of an eight-month investigation undertaken by law clinics at Fordham, Harvard, NYU and Stanford. Titled “Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to ...

gay persons of color: Video: Occupy Wall Street security guard calls gay veteran a "faggot"

In the aftermath of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s order to remove all Occupy Wall Street protestors and their belongings from Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, gay videographer and six year US Army disabled veteran, Joey Boots, went to film the site and encountered a security guard working for the park’s owners, Brookfield Properties, who ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Guided Tour of OCW

Independent filmmaker Lee Stranahan saves you the trouble of actually going to Zuccotti Park with a fascinating, hour-long tour of the “Occupy Wall Street” encampment. It’s not an altogether pretty picture by any means, but it seems to be a fairly realistic one.

Canadian firm postpones kicking Occupy Wall Street out of park. Police beat jubilant protesters.

So it goes in OWS land. Not long after hearing that the Canadian company responsible for kicking out the protesters from Zuccotti Park had backed down, police resumed their indiscriminate head bashing of wayward protest members. At one point a motorcycle cop ran over a pedestrian. Interesting to note how the media has portrayed this ...

Canadian firm postpones kicking Occupy Wall Street out of park. Police beat jubilant protesters.

So it goes in OWS land. Not long after hearing that the Canadian company responsible for kicking out the protesters from Zuccotti Park had backed down, police resumed their indiscriminate head bashing of wayward protest members. At one point a motorcycle cop ran over a pedestrian. Interesting to note how the media has portrayed this ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Victory For The Occupy Wall Street Movement

With the world watching, and over 300,000 names on a petition to stop it, the planned ‘cleanup’ of Zuccotti Park, formerly called Liberty Plaza Park, has been halted. The cleanup, which had been ordered by Mayor Bloomberg and was to have involved the ‘muscle’ of the NYPD, was to have taken place at 7 this ...

Occupy Wall Street to stand ground at 7 a.m. deadline to exit Zuccotti Park in NYC

The revolution begins tomorrow. Facing the prospects of being moved out of Zuccotti Park for a cleaning of the area and the establishment of new rules that may end up killing the occupation, Occupy Wall Street protesters have announced that they plan to stand their ground tomorrow morning. “We have decided that at 7 o’clock ...