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.
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!
Photographer Rick DeMint kindly writes, “Saw through your tumblr and twitter accounts for Newsweek that you’ve been doing a great job covering the Occupy movement and thought there might be some interest in using a photo I took at a recent rally in Denver. Not sensationalist, but I think it represents the movement well.” [Rick’s on tumblr.]
[Photo by Chang W. Lee/The New York Times]
This is happening.
On November 17 at 7am #OccupyWallStreet will march on the NYSE. This Week at one of the largest General Assemblies ever, OWS called upon all of THE 99% movement to stand with them tomorrow in solidarity.
First they tried to divert the trains from taking people there, saying the ACE was going to suddenly run from Canal St and then go straight into Brooklyn. That was fun.
We met a woman on the train who came with us to the GA.
The park is now fenced in by barricades and the police monitor who comes in and out. You cannot enter if you are carrying items that they deem to be too large, and they are filming people.
But a lot of people came out tonight.
Hundreds of people who are still determined to work hard and to rebuild.
Trinity Church is letting OWS use their property to prepare food for everyone.
We all talked together and passed food around while the cops stood by and watched us.
It was empowering. It was energizing. People figuring out solutions together. Breaking bread.
This attack on us has given us even more momentum, even more drive.
So I thank you, NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg, for giving us yet another burst of energy, and for growing the support for this movement amongst the people. Every time you try to beat us, we just get stronger. So thanks.
You can’t stop this.
A first-hand report from tonight’s GA at Zuccotti. The “momentum” line is one you’ll be hearing much of in the coming days. Occupy Wall Street had gone stagnant. What it needed—and the city really didn’t—was this jolt. The American Autumn is hardly over. It’s just entered phase two.
Some might see a crass corporate attempt to latch onto a movement that fits well with the company’s branding. We see a progressive company showing its pre-corporate roots. (via Percolate)
Why don’t these companies set up a job fair at each one of the Occupy sites?
So will Ben & Jerry’s put their money where their mouth is and hire the 99%? That’s the question. Related: We’ll go ahead and call it. B&J’s should release a 99%-ers flavor of ice cream! Broken dreams, endless debt, and peanuts. Lots and lots of peanuts.