25 / 10 / 2011
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Around 2:00 a.m., word spread that riot police were massing in around the area where Occupy Oakland has been for more than two weeks. Hundreds of people gathered and began to make non-violent barricades at all the entrances to the plaza. At about 4:30 a.m., riot police appeared on all corners of the encampment. There were roughly 500 to 700 riot police in total. The entire plaza was completely barricaded on all sides, with palates, trash cans, chairs, a gigantic Christmas wreath, police barricades from a neighboring street
Foster Kamer does not enjoy covering protests. Kamer, a senior editor at the New York Observer, recounted a recent conversation he had with Jack Shafer, the Reuters media columnist, about this very issue. “He was talking about how he abhorred protest coverage,” Kamer told me in a recent phone conversation. “And I found that to be the case with a lot of alt weekly editors.
The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to cities across the world . Now they're also spreading to banks' websites. A program called Occupy the URL , launched Tuesday, will turn any website into a protest, complete with pop-up photos of Occupy Wall Street protesters. Users need only insert the URL they wish to occupy. The program doesn't actually change a website it targets, but rather creates a mashup of the page and protester images under a new URL.
Saturday thousands of people turned up to Dewey Square for the movement’s Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series with renowned MIT linguist and activist Noam Chomsky. So many people turned up it was difficult to hear the author of some one hundred books, so here are some of the highlights . (Thanks as always to Lauren Metter for assisting with this coverage.) On the occupy movement : It is an extremely exciting development. In fact, it’s kind of spectacular.
Occupy Wall Street aux États-Unis, les Indignés en Europe... La colère populaire monte contre le féodalisme bancaire. On appelle ça la "Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation", "GIABO" pour les intimes. Ci-dessous, voici une carte répertoriant toutes les villes et les pays en "résistance" : Vancouver, San Francisco, Mexico San Juan, Stockholm, Londres, Madrid, Berlin, Séoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, Auckland... mais également la Mauritanie, le Maroc, l'Algérie, la Tunisie, le Liban, Israël, le Yémen ou l'Irak...