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#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

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This week in Occupy, the Occupy National Gathering is under way in Philadelphia, Los Angeles rejects Wal-mart, hundreds marched on California’s capitol to demand a foreclosure moratorium and two Brazilian activists pay with their lives for speaking at the People’s Summit in Rio. #The Occupy National Gathering is in full swing in Philadelphia until July…

#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

Members of the Cruz family and Occupy Homes MN hold up petitions of support signed by 175,000 people. Photo: Occupy Homes MN

This story is from the Occupied News Wire.  It originally appeared in the Occupied Wall Street Journal. YOUR WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF OCCUPY MOVEMENT NEWS By Jennifer Sacks This week in Occupy, the Cruz family was rebuffed by PNC Bank, Rio + 20 was mic-checked and #occupied, Egyptians took to the streets to demand an election and…

The NYPD Rewrites History

This article is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published on Occupy.com. by Josh Sterns After serving as the epicenter for press suppression and journalist arrests over the last nine months, the NYPD is trying to rewrite history and pretend like nothing ever happened. On Friday, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and NYPD spokesman…

Occupy Will Be Back

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This article originally appeared at Truthdig. By Chris Hedges In every conflict, insurgency, uprising and revolution I have covered as a foreign correspondent, the power elite used periods of dormancy, lulls and setbacks to write off the opposition. This is why obituaries for the Occupy movement are in vogue. And this is why the next…

The Whole World Stops Watching

This article originally appeared on the Portland Radicle. By Mike and Emily Occupy is dead. Its original incarnation has reached its memetic peak, and it cannot re-create a spectacle akin to that of last fall. Mainstream media, crucial to popular awareness of Occupy Wall Street, has made the judgment that if Occupiers can’t force it…

Show Me What Solidarity Looks Like

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By Arlo Watching several hundred protesters bang pots & pans together in solidarity with Quebec on a Monday evening,  marching around the square and clamoring loudly in front of both mainstream media and livestream cameras alike, one might be tempted to conclude that Occupy in Portland continues to be a powerful and persuasive force challenging…

Why Occupy the Pride?

By Sarah Morrigan Since last September, the genius of the Occupy movement was to literally and physically occupy places and institutions and symbolically reclaim the people’s ownership and power over them.  In our encampments, we went one step further by demonstrating a new way of community, free from domination by the One Percent.  There is…

Occupy Wall Street – Taking it to the Streets

This story is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published in the Occupied Times. by Michael Richmond Two direct actions in three nights. Both started out from Washington Square Park in Lower Manhattan, and both were ostensibly in solidarity with the huge mobilisation of protesters in Québec against raised tuition fees and the…

Love and Revolution on the Brooklyn Bridge

This story is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published on Occupied Stories. by John Dennehy NEW YORK, NY – A few hours before I was arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, I met Nicole in Zuccotti Park. She wore dark blue jeans that stretched across her legs, a grey sweater and a blue…