Call Your Mayor: Complete List of Numbers for Occupied Cities On October 13, I started calling Mayor Bloomberg’s office to protest his threatened attack on Zuccotti Park, and urged others to do the same. Apparently they did, mostly without any urging from me, because the high volume of calls from around the country was credited, by the New York Times, with making the mayor back off. The next day, prompted by reports from occupiers, I used Facebook to tell people to call the mayor of San Diego. Then it occurred to me: We need a list of the phone numbers of the mayors of all the occupied cities. When a movement has no leaders and no staff, the only way to get something done is to do it yourself – or, in my case, to get some friends and relatives to do it for me.
The 'Last Place Aversion' Paradox If ever Americans were up for a bit of class warfare, now would seem to be the time. The current financial downturn has led to a $700 billion tax-payer-financed bank bailout and an unemployment rate stuck stubbornly above nine percent. Onto this scene has stepped the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, which seeks to bring together a disparate group of protesters united in their belief that the current income distribution is unfair. “The one thing we all have in common is that We are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%,” says their website. In an era of bank bailouts and rising poverty – and where recent data show that the top 1 percent control as much as 35 percent of the total wealth in America – it would appear that the timing of this movement to reconsider the allocation of wealth could not be more perfect.
Clicktivism is ruining leftist activism A battle is raging for the soul of activism. It is a struggle between digital activists, who have adopted the logic of the marketplace, and those organisers who vehemently oppose the marketisation of social change. At stake is the possibility of an emancipatory revolution in our lifetimes. Occupy Together: how the global movement is spreading via social media At the beginning of October last year Malcolm Gladwell wrote in the New Yorker that activism via social media was no more than "weak-tie connections" which "makes it easier for activists to express themselves, and harder for that expression to have any impact". One year on, with #arabspring uprisings changing governments in north Africa and #OccupyWallStreet drawing the attention of senior Republicans and Democrats, the #globaldemocracy movement is gaining momentum via Twitter and Facebook. Now protests are planned for Saturday in four continents, I wonder if Gladwell will rethink the power of social networked activism. Occupy Wall Street spread virally across the United States, and more recently a number of UK events have sprung up on Facebook, leading to the first protest events in England and the rest of Europe this weekend. Occupy London Stock Exchange appeared on Facebook under the mantra "It's time to say enough is enough" – with just over 13,000 likes at the time of writing.
Occupy U.S. on USTREAM: MBN Live Streams from Occupy Wall St Sept 17th until ? & From Oct 6th until ? in Freedom Plaza DC. Watch without ads Ustream © Search Log in / Sign up With Facebook (faster) Log in or sign up with Facebook See what your friends like and watch, get awesome recommendations Instant login, no passwords At Occupy Camps, Veterans Bring the Wars Home - Tina Dupuy - Politics Expert at living in tents, some veterans are finding new purpose in the streets We're in a coffee shop near McPherson Square, the location of Occupy DC, and Michael Patterson, 21, and I are having hot cocoa on a cold November night. He's wearing an Iraq Veterans Against the War sweatshirt and baggy shorts.
Are You Among The '99 Percent?' : The Two-Way hide caption The scene at an Occupy Los Angeles demonstration earlier this month. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread, one of its rallying cries is generating a fair amount of debate. The protesters say they represent the "99 percent" — that is, everyone except the richest 1 percent of Americans or those who have been benefiting from the way things are going. Twitter, Facebook, and social activism At four-thirty in the afternoon on Monday, February 1, 1960, four college students sat down at the lunch counter at the Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. They were freshmen at North Carolina A. & T., a black college a mile or so away. “I’d like a cup of coffee, please,” one of the four, Ezell Blair, said to the waitress.
How Occupy Wall Street Occupied Twitter, Too Television cameras and and newspapers have chronicled the so-called Occupy Wall Street protest movement as it has grown into a global phenomenon. But what has it looked like online? Thanks to a start-up called SocialFlow, and tons of Twitter data, we can actually see how the idea propagated through influential people and organizations, and across previously invisible conduits to permeate vast expanses of Twitter’s network.
Occupy Wall Street - Official Demands The Sovereign People's Movement, represented nationally through the people occupying the various Liberty Square locations across this great country, have laid out and democratically submitted and are currently voting on the list of following Demands to then be distilled into one Unified Common demand of the people. First of all. There are no Official Demands of the Occupy Movement. that being said, multiple factions of the movement have been assembling to discuss and vote on the output and message for the movement. Below is a LIST OF PROPOSED "DEMANDS FOR THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT" proposed by the website (occupywallstreet.org) which does not entirely represent the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly. Below this list is a list of grievance that citizens have provided nationally and have voted on in solidarity of the movement.
UC cops' use of batons on Occupy camp questioned A debate over the use of police force has reignited at the UC Berkeley campus after videos surfaced showing officers repeatedly shoving and jabbing screaming students who tried to keep officers from dismantling a nascent Occupy encampment. The videos taken by protesters, journalists and casual observers show UC Berkeley police and Alameda County sheriff's deputies in riot gear ordering students with linked arms to leave a grassy area outside the campus administration building Wednesday. When the students didn't move, police lowered their face shields and began hitting the protesters with batons. University police say the students, who chanted "You're beating students" during the incident, were not innocent bystanders, and that the human fence they tried to build around seven tents amounted to a violent stance against police.
How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans by Zaid Jilani Posted on Share this: "How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans" Share: Casually Pepper Spray Everything Cop About Pepper Spray Cop (also known as “Casually Pepper Spray Everything Cop”) is a photoshop meme based on a photograph of a police officer offhandedly pepper spraying a group of Occupy protesters at the University of California Davis in November 2011. Origin The Global Square: an online platform for our movement A proposal on how to perpetuate the creative and cooperative spirit of the occupations and transform them into lasting forms of social organization. This is a proposal made by a group of concerned global citizens who also act as volunteers for Take the Square, United for Global Change, 15october.net, European Revolution and Reflections on a Revolution (ROAR). We do not pretend to represent or speak on behalf of anyone but ourselves. The Global Square: Towards an Online Platform for the Occupy Movement In its most recent tactical briefing for the Occupy movement, Adbusters correctly pointed out that, “of the many questions swirling around #OCCUPY, the most challenging is how to gel into a global movement without sacrificing the decentralized, leaderless model.” How, in other words, can we perpetuate the creative and cooperative spirit of the occupations and transform them into lasting forms of social organization — at the global as well as the local level?