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News From Occupy Washington?

I was a little surprised this morning when I saw an announcement on Twitter that Occupy Washington has released its latest online newsletter.

I was even more surprised when I discovered that the Occupy Washington newsletter, “Based on #OccupyTogether – a group that occupies McPherson Square in Washington DC,” showed nothing but photographs of [...]

Debbie Schlussel Declares that Pete Seeger Has Gone to Hell and was the “Halal” Muslim Type. Moral High Ground?

Debbie Schlussel on Pete Seeger’s death:

It’s yet more proof of Billy Joel’s trademark song, “Only the Good Die Young,” as Pete Seeger is dead at age 94…. The only surprise for me about this stale refugee from the folk/hippie/yippie crowd is that he did not convert to Islam. He was definitely a halal granola [...]

Occupy Chicago vs. Occupy Istiklal

The Occupy Chicago website appears moribund; the last blog post was in early July 2013 and the last YouTube video was posted two years ago.

On the other hand, near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Istiklal Street is still occupied by thousands of protesters who have gathered to oppose efforts by the government to track [...]

Occupy: Something’s Coming September 17

Keep your eyes on s17ows.org. Something’s coming:

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 8am until 10pm

8:00am – 11:00am Gather in Zuccotti Park for autonomous actions

11:00am – 12:00pm March to Washington Square

12:00pm – 2:00am Rally in Washington Square Park

2:00pm – 4:00pm Money Warz Street Theater in Times Square

5:00pm [...]

From Humor to Horror in Turkey: How Could They Beat Their Own People? (…)

This morning, as I looked to the popular headline service Twitter for accounts of secular protest across Turkey, what struck me first was the humor in a pair of photographs from Ankara and Adana:

What whimsy, I thought. What fun. But then I thought about why some of these largely peaceful protesters are [...]

Thought Occupy Was Dead? Head to Washington DC May 20

Occupy Our Homes will be holding a demonstration in Washington DC during the week of May 20 2013 in the latest focus of the Occupy movement: foreclosures on struggling Americans while banks roll in profit.

Not quite “dead,” is it?

Donations: Partnership for Civil Justice and Coffee Kids

Each time we sell a made-in-the-USA liberal political t-shirt at Skreened, we set aside one dollar to donate to a liberal political cause and another dollar to better the economic condition of poor people outside the United States.

This month, our domestic political donation goes to The Partnership for Civil Justice in recognition of [...]

As Congress Reauthorizes FISA, Evidence Shows Anti-Terrorism Authority Used to Stop Protests Against Banks

As we reported yesterday, the U.S. Senate is poised to reauthorize the FISA Amendments Act today with little debate. In effect since 2008, the FISA Amendments Act supersedes the 4th Amendment right of the people against unreasonable search and seizure by granting the U.S. Government power to search through and seize people’s communications and other [...]

IP, Dangerous Candy, and a 99% Billboard: Looking Back a Year

Sometimes, it’s useful to look backward for a sense of scale and perspective.

A year ago today, I [...]

GlobalNoise, Occupy and other Movements join new Via22 movement of Monthly Demonstrations

Last year, massive protests in Arab countries and Europe sparked a wave of Occupy protests and encampments in the United States. That wave is not completely dissipated, but has continuing repercussions in national and international politics. Because the Occupy movement pointedly refused to articulate clear policy demands, most of its impact has been cultural, making [...]

Call to Protest at the First Presidential Debate in Denver October 3 2012

Occupy Denver has just issued a call to protest at the first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

The first of the three Presidential “debates” will take place in Denver, Colorado on October 3rd. We have no doubt that this charade will produce plenty of false promises, lies, empty platitudes and misleading statements. [...]