Michael Thomas’s piece in Newsweek on how Wall Street has destroyed the wonder that was America.
Credentialed freelance photographer Andrew Kelly noting a slight uptick in respect from the NYPD following the department stepping up its media training following the #OWS mistreatment of journalists.
Protesters attempted to take a vacant lot at Duarte Square near The Park Formerly Known As Liberty this weekend, but the NYPD arrested 40 and cleared out the property. Here’s video.
We dressed some male models in nice suits and took them to Occupy Wall Street. It went okay.
And the award for the most misguided photo shoot goes to…
Remember that Congressman who asked the Justice Department to investigate alleged police misconduct against protesters and reporters at Occupy Wall Street? When we posted the headline this week, you all seemed pretty interested in the guy. So we reached out to his office to profile Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.). The above quote is from Nadler’s press secretary, Ilan Kayatsky.
Today in Headlines We Never Thought We Would Actually See
On the front page today, a look at how the term “the 99 percent” resonates.
Excellent look by Brian Stelter on the cultural impact of political slogans.
Tumblr gets a New York Times front page shout-out today!
“We are getting nothing,” read the Tumblr blog “We Are the 99 Percent” that helped popularize the percentages, “while the other one percent is getting everything.”
Newsweek’s Middle East Editor (and tumblr-er!) Christopher Dickey stars in our latest ‘Op-Vid: Campaign 2012’ video, tackling what the word “Occupation” truly means. If you’ve been following the revolution in Egypt, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and yep, Occupy Wall Street, we think you’ll enjoy this three-minute video. nwk tumblr feels smarter already. Great job, Christopher!
A log of the 32 shitless hours that the author spent in the Tombs prison after being arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest.| New Yorker | Nov 2011
A stat to tease you in: “Over the course of the thirty-two hours we were held at the Tombs, about twenty-five non-protesters cycled through our cell. It would have been more than that, but at a certain point there were so many protesters inside that new inmates were put in other cells. In any case, out of those twenty-five inmates on their way to hearings, just one was white. One was Asian. A few—maybe three or four—were Hispanic. The rest were black.”