Our first 3 fellows from Occupy Buffalo! Over the past year, the Arab Spring uprisings have inspired a worldwide movement against injustice, and since that time, many new and exciting voices of the struggle have emerged. Students overloaded with debt with little hope of finding work; veterans left homeless and forgotten by their communities; factory [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday February 24, 2012 1:36 pm|
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday February 6, 2012 9:09 am|
The FDL community has voted to award these five occupations with a command post tent from Occupy Supply for their outstanding community activism:
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday January 31, 2012 10:50 am|
Occupy Supply was able to buy five new command post tents worth $5000 each for a fraction of that price, but when it came time to decide which occupations got them, we opted to do it in the most democratic way possible: allow people to nominate occupations based on their activism history, and then let our community decide where they should go.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday January 30, 2012 2:29 pm|
These are the nominations for Outstanding Local Activism by an Occupation. The Occupy Supply contest was announced last week, and anyone could nominate an occupation for its local activism. Nominations closed at midnight last night, and the preliminary round of voting will be open until this Wednesday, February 1 at 12 midnight.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:33 am|
The organization Reporters Without Borders conducts an annual ranking comparing each nation’s level of press freedom, and they’ve just dropped the U.S. rating by 27 places. The dramatic drop came as a result of the many arrests and efforts to harass reporters trying to cover the Occupy movement and the police raids of Occupy encampments. [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 21, 2011 1:39 pm|
The overall level of popular support for the Occupy Wall Street movement has remained basically unchanged since last month according to Gallup. What I find most interesting about the poll is that the “neither” number has remained so high even after a month of significant media coverage. It is a reminder that even though the [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 16, 2011 11:15 am|
Watching the massive late night raids on the occupations at places like Oakland and New York City I’m left thinking, who is paying for all this? These massive late night raids can’t be cheap. They involve dozens, perhaps hundreds of police officers, often brought in from other nearby jurisdictions. There just aren’t that many police [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 26, 2011 2:41 pm|
Reading the coverage and watching the horrifying footage of the police breaking up the occupy Oakland protest, it is an important time to remind everyone, especially the media, that there is no such thing as “non-lethal” weapons. There are only weapons that tend to be less deadly. The weapons often used by police for crowd [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 13, 2011 1:32 pm|
I haven’t written about what I think the Occupy Wall Street protesters policy demands should or shouldn’t be because I don’t feel it is my place. Yet as I see more and more people tell the Occupy Wall Street people what they should demand, I feel there is simply one piece of advice I must [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 13, 2011 11:52 am|
If there is one good thing to come out of the passage of these bills, which are estimated to cost over 200,000 American jobs and increase the trade deficit by billions of dollars, I hope is is the message that it sends to those participating in #OWS protests across the country.
This is what happens to the things you believe in at the hands of Barack Obama, the Democratic party…and those like Ezra Klein who carry their water.