Occupy is not dead yet

Maybe soon it’ll be just a curiosity, but for right now, there’s still repercussions. It’s permanently shifted our discussions, and changed our current political language. Then, there’s those lingering court cases….

Occupy Wall Street Librarians Suing City of New York Over Book Destruction (Writers Write)

Eliminating the ‘99%’ Can Lead to a Better Message for Social Justice (The Moderate Voice)

Occupy this stylish biker jacket (Boing Boing)

Occupy footage exonerates journalist; cop lied under oath (Boing Boing)

Germany: Riot police clear Occupy Frankfurt (photo) (Boing Boing)

Occupy Wall Street, RIP? (The Moderate Voice)

Twitter fights subpoena for #OWS participant (Boing Boing)

Philly Police Union wants to oust retired officer for legally wearing uniform at an Occupy Wall Street rally (Boing Boing)

Video series: Portraits from the Occupation (Boing Boing)

Handling the Occupy movement’s more aggressive tactics (Security Director News)

May Day, 2012 (big photo gallery)
(Boing Boing)

May Day protests: gas, brutality, and baseless arrest (Boing Boing)

May Day General Strike posters (Boing Boing)

UC Davis police used excessive force, unauthorized weapon in pepper-spray incident, says report (Security Director News)

Occupy Dagobah (Boing Boing)

Students protesting tuition hikes pepper-sprayed by police in Santa Monica, CA (Boing Boing)

A visual explainer of laws that govern police crowd control tactics at protests in Oakland, CA (Boing Boing)

NYPD and Bloomberg vs. Occupy Wall Street: “Just hit them” (Boing Boing)

Another Occupy Wall Street activist’s Twitter account subpoenaed (Boing Boing)

Release of UC Davis Pepper Spray Investigation Findings Delayed (Brad DeLong)

Still Occupied

Although the number of stories that are coming out of the Occupy movement has died down, it doesn’t mean the movement is over. Here’s what I’ve gotten a peek at:

Banker Leaves Waitress One Percent Tip With Note “Get a Real Job” (The Moderate Voice) — Want to know why people are still ticked off? It’s because of people like this asshole. (You know, I’d censor myself like I often do, but I really think I’m just calling them as I see them.)

When Dad is a One Percenter (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)

C.S. Lewis and Occupy Wall Street (Slacktivist)

Homeland Security memo warned of violent threat posed by Occupy Wall Street (Boing Boing)

OWS Prepares to Occupy Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Daily Finance)

Martin Luther King in the Era of Occupy (Religion Dispatches)


Police raid on Occupy DC (Boing Boing)


Journalist arrested covering Occupy Miami eviction recovers arrest-video deleted by police (Boing Boing)


OccupyMN Helps Save Home From Foreclosure (CBS)


Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul’s square (Boing Boing)

Occupy London says St Paul’s Cathedral colluded with eviction effort Boing Boing)

Occupy – once more with feeling

Some of these stories are older, but the Occupy movement is still powering through. Over 3 months of sustained national protesting is pretty damned impressive.


Private Danny Chen, and why I will never again reach out to OWS about something that matters to me (Racialicious)

Who is a journalist? (Boing Boing)

Van Jones: On the American Dream, OWS, Hip-Hop Activism, and More (Urban Cusp)

Occupy protests a concern beyond financial sector (Security Director News)


Making the Case for Good Food (Garden Rant)


ACLU fights Kafkaesque secret Occupy Boston Twitter subpoena (Boing Boing)


First-hand account of Occupy LA arrest (Boing Boing)


Occupy Oakland takes over Port of Oakland: photos (Boing Boing)

Occupy protesters target West Coast ports today (Security Director News)


SFPD sergeant orders officers: “If [Occupy protesters] do not do what you tell them, strike them.” (Boing Boing)


Heaven’s Rap Sheet in Iowa (The Moderate Voice)


NYPD shred kids’ paper hearts commemorating Occupy arrestees before their very eyes (Boing Boing)

Law and Order builds replica of Zucotti Park; Occupiers occupy it (Boing Boing)

A Fresh Movement Against the NYPD’s Culture of Misconduct (The Awl)

Dear OWS: Welcome to Our World (The Root)

Still Occupying

The stream of news has calmed down a little bit, but that doesn’t mean that the movement has stopped.


Occupy Wall Street hand signals, an illustrated guide by Ape Lad (Boing Boing)


“I Cannot Eat Your Prayers”: How Student Debt Changed One Woman’s Mind on “Christian Charity” (Ontd_political)

Occupy Chanukah and Christmas (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)

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US-funded Open Technology Initiative takes to Occupy


#OccupyDenver helps bring homelessness to the forefront (ontd_political)


An industrial union response to trade union bureaucracy in the matter of Occupy Oakland (ontd_political)


Desmond Tutu to Trinity Church: let Occupy stay! (Boing Boing)

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City of London police class Occupy movement with terrorists such as Al Qaeda (Boing Boing)

Still Occupying

Okay, I totally didn’t get all of the articles into the last post that I mean to. This one will hopefully make up some of the difference.


Shoemaker Kenneth Cole launches non-fake #OWS ad campaign (Boing Boing)

Laurie Penny talks #OWS with a Goldman-Sachs mouthpiece, totally crushes it (Boing Boing)

John Boehner and the Lobbying Firm Planning to Undermine Occupy Wall Street (The Moderate Voice)

Police Executive Research Forum: We aren’t involved in guiding Occupy crackdowns. Oh wait, yes we are (Boing Boing)

If They Enforced Bank Regulation Like They Do Park Rules … (The Moderate Voice)

Occupy the Majority (The Moderate Voice)

Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel (The Moderate Voice)

Memo to American Bankers Association from lobbyists spells out $850,000 anti-OWS plan (Boing Boing)

Measuring Pepper Spray on the Scoville scale of chili pepper hotness (Boing Boing)

Occupy “Bat Signal for the 99%” light projections: the “making of” video, shot by Mark Read and crew (Boing Boing)

Spray Anything: Marketing Crowd Control to Cops
(Mother Jones)

Open letter from an Army vet to military servicepeople: what will you do when they send you to fight Occupy? (Boing Boing)

Psychology of pepper spray (Boing Boing)

The Pepper Spray Myth (The Moderate Voice)

The dronecam revolution will be webcast: Interview with Tim Pool of “The Other 99” (Boing Boing)

Why “earn” is a poor word-choice when describing the profits of the 1% (Boing BOing)

What the evidence says about pepper spray safety (Boing Boing)

Parsing the Data and Ideology of the We Are 99% Tumblr (Rorty Bomb)


Shepard Fairey Designs ‘Occupy Hope’ Poster, Replaces Obama’s Face With ‘V for Vendetta’ Mask (LA Weekly)

Kickstarter for documentary on the global protest movement (Boing Boing)

Tent Hope (Boing Boing)

Occupy 1-2-3, a DIY mini-kids-book about Occupy- (Boing Boing)

Revolutionary Convergences: History and Symbolism in Anonymous and OWS Art (Rhizome)

Pepper-Spray Meme (humor and satire)

Occupy Lulz (Boing BOing)

After pepper-spraying incident, UC Davis redesigns website (Boing Boing)

“A Pepper Spray Thanksgiving,” Norman Rockwell’s long-lost Saturday Evening Post cover (Boing Boing)

Breaking: Occupy Lulz/Pepper Spray Cop meme continues to be funny (Boing Boing)

Amazon.com: $eview of Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Pepper Spray Stream, 1.3%… (Brad deLong)

UC Davis course catalog, pepper spray edition (Boing Boing)

Pepper-spraying cop gets Photoshop justice: Xeni’s Guardian op-ed on meme-ing of UC Davis police brutality (Boing Boing)

Ho, ho, ho, well if it isn’t fat stinking billygoat Billyboy? (Boing Boing)

Flow Your Tears (Scifi LOL)

Video Animation: Pepper Spray! A Delicious Form of Crowd Control (The Moderate Voice)

Pepper spraying The Beatles? Occupy protest cop becomes an internet craze (The Daily Mail)


BNY Mellon Party Favor Notes, “We’ve been occupying Wall Street for 227 years.” (The Moderate Voice)

In NYC, Kafka-licious policies say press can avoid arrest by getting press pass they can’t get (Boing Boing)

AFP blocks YouTube embed of own reporter getting arrested (Boing BOing)

AFP journalist films her own arrest at Occupy protest in NYC (Boing Boing)

NYPD press credentialling process: labyrinthine and defeating, by design (Boing Boing)


Court: OccupyBoston can stay, but has to appoint mediators and abide by final ruling (Boing BOing)


UC Berkeley police give “Beat Poets” new meaning: poet laureate Robert Hass on his violent encounter (Boing Boing)

Massive rally at UC Davis, some protesters carrying “pepper-spraying cop” meme-signs (Boing Boing)

Michael O’Hare: “University of California Protests and, um, Leadership” (Brad deLong)

Video remix: UC Davis pepper spray incident viewed from 4 different perspectives (Boing Boing)

Department of English, UC Davis, Calls for the Immediate Resignation of Chancellor Katehi (Brad deLong)

UC Davis police chief placed on leave after excessive force allegations (Security Director News)

University Chancellor meets students (Boing Boing)

One day after pepper-spraying, UC Davis students silently, peacefully confront Chancellor Katehi (Boing Boing)

After police violence, UC Davis students plan large rally Monday (Boing Boing)

UC Davis chancellor Katehi issues statement on police pepper-spraying of student protesters (Boing Boing)

Interview with a pepper-sprayed UC Davis student (Boing Boing)

Pepper Spray Story From UC Davis Will Not Go Quietly Into The Night (The Moderate Voice)


Blazing de-bullshitification of the arguments for militarized campus police forces (Boing BOing)


CUNY police bully peaceful Baruch College students during OWS protest over unfair labor practices, tuition hikes (Boing Boing)


Jean Quan and the Death of Asian America (Racialicious)

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Britain’s Occupy movement picks up steam (Boing BOing)

Occupation Continues Despite or because of setbacks?

So, the NYPD swept the park. That didn’t seem to even make people blink.

The one that that *did* piss me off though? They threw stuff out. They didn’t confiscate it to a secure location where it could be picked up. (Um, like evidence should be, right?) No, they threw it out. Several thousand books *poof*. Tents. *poof*. And really, it’s a non-violent protest and you go in swinging? Not cool.

UC Davis pepper spraying incident?

NOT COOL. Not good. Abuse of effing power. So, guess what, someone who was sort of biased, but still reserving judgment is now firmly a supporter of #OWS et al.


#OWS Verizon Building “bat signal” projections during Brooklyn Bridge march (video) (Boing Boing)

Interview with creator of Occupy Wall Street “bat-signal” projections during Brooklyn Bridge #N17 march (Boing BOing)

EXCLUSIVE: photos of BofA’s new #OWS-themed ad campaign (Boing Boing)


Update: ‘Occupy’ crackdowns coordinated with federal law enforcement officials (Minneapolis Examiner)

Pepper Spray Incidents Backfire In California and Oregon; When Is Pepper Spray Excessive Force? (The Moderate Voice)

Seven initial reactions (Slacktivist)

Did US cities coordinate crackdowns on #OWS? Oakland mayor’s remarks suggest so (Boing Boing)

Inequality and Occupy Wall Street 4: daddy put you in the top 1% ! (Miles Corak)

Operation Destroy Occupy, It’s Making The Bosses Nervous (The Moderate Voice)

‘The 99%’ Lead Time’s Person Of The Year Poll; ‘The 1%’ Doing Worse Than Casey Anthony (The Consumerist)

Occupy What Next? A Geezer Take (The Moderate Voice)

Still Occupied (The Moderate Voice)

Herman Cain Going Down the Drain: Cain Say Occupy Wall Street is Danger to America (The Moderate Voice)

A Guide to the Occupy Wall Street API, Or Why the Nerdiest Way to Think About OWS Is So Useful (The Atlantic)


NYPD raze the #OWS library, throw out over 5,000 books (Boing Boing)

Occupy Wall Street Occupies Wall Street: #N17 (Boing Boing)

NYPD Confiscates OWS Books Again, Salman Rushdie Blasts Mayor Bloomberg (Writer’s Write)

OWS library is rebuilding after being trashed by NYPD, needs your donated books (Boing Boing)

NY Deputy Mayor: press don’t have the right to report in vicinity of NYPD ops (Boing Boing) – Um, what?

Photo of the day: police drag #OWS protester by her hair at #N17 (Boing Boing)

One week after attending NY Public Library gala, Bloomberg destroys #OWS library containing honorees’ books (and his own) (Boing Boing)

Photos from the Occupy Wall Street National Day of Action (Boing BOing)

Report: NYPD cop pushes New York Supreme Court Judge into wall (Boing Boing)

After massive marches throughout NYC, Occupy Wall Street occupies Brooklyn Bridge, “bat-signals” on Verizon tower (Boing Boing)


UFO: Unidentified Flying Occupation. Tents float over UC Berkeley after cops trash encampment. (Boing BOing)


Ten Things You Should Know About Friday’s UC Davis Police Violence (Student Activism)

Police officer pepper-sprays seated, non-violent students at UC Davis (Boing Boing)


Iraq war veteran Kayvan Sabehgi beaten by police at Occupy Oakland, left with lacerated spleen (Boing Boing)

Occupy’s getting some violent reactions

The continuing saga of the Occupy Movement. Again, these are just the stories that have hit my ears. It’s in no way a complete round up.


Occupy Legoland (with Lego QR code) (Boing Boing)

Occupation in October: beautiful, long-form OWS radio documentary by Alex Chadwick (Boing Boing)


Occupy movement: city-by-city police crackdowns so far (The Guardian)

Occupy the foreclosure crisis (Slacktivist)

AV Club vs Frank Miller vs Occupy (Boing Boing)

U.S. council of mayors discussed strategies to deal with OWS (Boing Boing)

99 Problems But Royalties Ain’t One (ontd_political)

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Basic Human Needs. (Former Conservative)

The Occupy movement has exposed the fact that suppression of free speech and dissent is as American as apple pie, say Elizabeth Clinton and Jason Netek. (ontd_political)

The Slow and Maybe Inevitable Convergence of Tea and Occupy (The Moderate Voice)

One Picture Explainer: Why Voters Are POed (The Moderate Voice)

Tea Party, OWS & Blue Republicans: Is This Phase Change? (The Moderate Voice)

A Reset for 2012 (The Moderate Voice)

How “V for Vendetta” Inspired the “Occupy” Movement (Film Critic)

Why Occupy Wall Street should matter to People of Color (Kevin W. Alvarez)

Parsing the Data and Ideology of the We Are 99% Tumblr (RortyBomb)

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Inside Police lines at Occupy Wall Street eviction: “Destroying things never felt so good” (Boing Boing)

OWS: NYPD occupy Zucotti Park, but what are their demands? (Boing Boing)

OWS: Occupiers return to Zuccotti Park in force, watch it here (Boing Boing)

Occupy Wall Street: NYPD raid Zuccotti Park, closing OWS encampment after two months (Boing Boing)

With Occupy Wall Street Protests Down, Who Were The Winners?
(The Moderate Voice)

Police Begin Clearing Zuccotti Park of Protesters (ontd_political)

Ben from Ben and Jerry’s serves ice-cream to OWSers (Boing Boing)

And the bride wore zip ties: Nice day for an Occupy Wall Street wedding (Boing Boing)

Occupy Wall Street Works With Cops to Keep Order in Zuccotti Park (DNA Info)


Occupy Atlanta encamps on lawn of house under foreclosure threat (Boing Boing)

Protesters occupy home facing foreclosure (Slacktivist)

Occupy Atlanta fights white image (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


Occupy Baltimore Would Prefer You Didn’t Report Sex Crimes To The Police (Jezebel)


Occupy Cal: School-wide student strike at UC Berkeley (Boing Boing)

Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau: “Sadly, These Events Point to the Dilemma We Face in Trying to Prevent Encampments and Thereby Mitigate Long-Term Risks to the Health and Safety of the Community” (Brad DeLong)

An Announcement from the Chair of the Berkeley Faculty Senate: Free Speech and “Occupy” (Brad DeLong)

OWS: Police beat protesters with clubs at “Occupy Cal” protest, UC Berkeley (Boing Boing)

The Grass Is Closed: an Occupy Cal protester, on police and power (Boing Boing)

Police to Occupy Cal protester, after cracking his rib with baton blow: “You have no rights” (Boing Boing)

Occupy Cal protest sees large crowds, violence (ontd_political)


Chapel Hill sends SWAT team to arrest Occupy “anarchists” (Boing Boing)


‘Occupy’ protest costs Cincinnati police $128,000 in overtime (ontd_POlitical)


OWS: “The banks pee and poo on us every day of the year.” (Boing Boing)


SF Bartenders Wrongly Targeted as Anonymous and Occupy Oakland Goes After Cop (ontd_political)

ACLU’s public records request about Oakland police’s use of force against OWS is refused (Boing Boing)

Experts in use of force shocked by video of Oakland police shooting photographer (Boing Boing)

Oakland Police ask Occupy Oakland to “please: leave peacefully and immediately” (Boing Boing)

Eviction notices served on Occupy Oakland campers, who then destroy every last one of them (Boing Boing)

Scott Olsen, Marine vet injured by police at Occupy Oakland, is released from hospital (Boing Boing)


Dozens arrested at late-night police raid on Occupy St. Louis (Boing Boing)


Occupy Salt Lake City must be closed, mayor says, after dead guy found in tent (Boing Boing)


Police choke non-violent protester at Occupy San Diego (video) (Boing Boing)


Occupy-like additions to San Francisco municipal election posters (Boing Boing)


Police raid Occupy Seattle, tear gas reported used on demonstrators (Boing Boing)

City of Seattle passes resolution supporting Occupy movement (Boing Boing)

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Scotland Yard arrest EDL members over alleged plot to attack Occupy London (Boing Boing)

OccupyLondon members evicted from St Paul’s memorial services (Boing Boing)