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The aim of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET is to draw protesters to New York's financial district in a non-violent protest to spark a mass movement against corporate dominance. While the corporate media ignores the protest, Reader Supported News will continue to report on the latest developments.

A demonstrator holds a sign during an Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan. The protests moved into their third week on Monday. (photo: Reuters)
A demonstrator holds a sign during an Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan. The protests moved into their third week on Monday. (photo: Reuters)



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Reader Supported News Special Coverage Archive 16

1 June - 30 June 12

 

This page is an archive. Future OWS updates will go on the new page.

 

Occupy National Gathering Schedule - June 30 to July 5

By OccupyWallSt.org

30 June

View a complete list of speakers, workshops, and trainings here: LEARN & CREATE Occupy National Gathering Schedule

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World's Longest-Standing Occupier's Home at Risk of Foreclosure

By Mira Dabit, Open Mike Blog

30 June 12

Impossible you say? This isn't foreclosure in the classic sense, and the vigil in front of the White House, maintained 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is not yet the issue.

But, the house where the woman who has maintained a presence against nuclear war and weaponry for 31 years takes a few hours rest each day is at risk of being sold to developers. And, with no place to prepare food and bathe and rest for a few hours a day, this 74-year-old woman will not physically be able to maintain her vigil.

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Fresno Film Festival Focuses on Occupy Protests

By Rick Bentley - The Fresno Bee

28 June 12

A free film festival on the Occupy Wall Street movement is happening from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Gallery 25, 660 Van Ness Ave.

The "Occupy Zeitgeist Film Festival" mostly features political remixes, projects that use existing footage to make a political point. The event also includes a screening of the feature-length documentary "American Autumn" by Dennis Trainor Jr., which includes footage and interviews from every major Occupy site in the United States. It premiered in New York earlier this week.

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National Gathering of Occupy Movement in Phila. on Saturday

By Miriam Hill, Philly.com

28 June 12

Organizers of two groups that grew out of the Occupy movement kick off events in Philadelphia Saturday and are promising, peace, love, street protests, and fierce political debate. And, probably, camping.

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Africa: Are Women Occupying New Movements?

By Hakima Abbas, All Africa

28 June 12

Long before people took to the streets of Tunis and the squares of Cairo, two important acts of mass civil resistance tipped the balance of power and forced concessions for democratization in Guinea (2007) and Madagascar (2009), with women maintaining visible leadership within the top tiers of the mobilizations.

At the recently concluded OpenForum, held in Cape Town South Africa, I was asked to speak to the question of whether 'women are occupying new movements.

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Mexico Votes: Will Occupy-Inspired, Student-Fueled Movement Give Manuel López Obrador an Upset Win?

By John Ackerman, Tania Molina, Democracy Now!

28 June 12

As the drug war rages in Mexico, voters will head to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president. Will the PRI come back to power, or could the Occupy-inspired Yo Soy 132 movement help Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor who narrowly lost the 2006 election, pull off an upset? We go to Mexico City to speak with Tania Molina, a journalist at La Jornada, the main progressive national newspaper in Mexico; and John Ackerman, editor of the Mexican Law Review and a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

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We Demand Real Healthcare for the 99%

By OccupyWallSt.org

28 June 12

On Thursday, June 28th, between 10am and 11am, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision to uphold or strike down all or parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka “Obamacare.”

The same day from 11:30am to 1:30pm, workers and the community will rally against layoffs, healthcare cuts, and hospital closings at Downstate Hospital, a state hospital in Central Brooklyn that handled 75,000 ER visits last year and plays a vital role in the community.

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National Occupy Guitarmy 99 Mile March, July 5-11 2012

By OccupyWallSt.org

28 June 12

A call for support from Occupiers, Friends, and Musicians from Philadelphia to New York City

The Occupy Guitarmy is spearheading #99MileMarch from Philadelphia to New York City from July 5 to July 11, 2012 in honor of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday (July 14, 2012) and in celebration of the National Gathering of Occupy movement.

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Occupy Activists Map D.C’s Campaign ‘Bundles’

By Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post

27 June 12

Talk of reforming the District’s campaign finance laws was rekindled this week thanks to a D.C. Council hearing on a number of reform proposals. A lot of changes are on the table — restrictions on donations from city contractors, cracking down on “bundling” and a flat ban on corporate contributions to local candidates.

But there are some reforms that don’t require the law to change. In fact, some don’t require the District government to do anything at all.

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An Open Letter to Every Occupy Supporter

By OccupyWallSt.org

25 June 12

Imagine being trapped in a cage twenty-four hours a day. You have to eat food better fit for a garbage can than a human. Surrounded by guards who hate you, push you around, call you a terrorist.

This is happening right now to our friends who are in jail on trumped-up charges of domestic terrorism, even though we all know what their real crime was—standing up against the NATO warmongers. Free speech is under attack, and the NATO 5 are victims of this attack.

But you can make a difference in their lives and the lives of all those who speak truth to power.

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Louisiana: Permit Fees for Free Speech?

By OccupyWallSt.org

26 June 12

The following speech was given by Justin Warren of Occupy The Stage. Justin is currently behind bars for making this speech on the steps of the Louisiana state capitol without purchasing a permit.

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Over 150 Indigenous People Occupy Amazon Dam Construction Site

By Agence France Presse

27 June 12

More than 150 indigenous people are occupying one of the construction sites for the huge Belo Monte hydro-electric dam across the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon, a local spokesman said Tuesday.

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Occupy Bournemouth Protesters Set Up New Town Hall Camp

By BBC

27 June 12

Protesters from the Occupy Bournemouth movement have returned to the town's council offices - hours after an eviction order ran out.

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Occupy Caravan Stages Events on Asheville Stop

By Sabian Warren, Citizen-Times

25 June 12

Ashville - Occupy members from across the nation taking part in a cross-country trek to Philadelphia made a stop in Asheville over the weekend, staging a rally Sunday downtown.

About 100 people attended the afternoon event at Pritchard Park, which featured speeches, music, skits and other entertainment.

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A Statement From the Occupy Student Debt Campaign

By OccupyWallSt.org

25 June 12

Everybody is now talking about the student debt crisis, but nothing is being done about it. Thanks in large part to the great public amplifier of the Occupy movement, this year's presidential contenders have been forced to embrace student loan reform as a talking point in their respective campaigns. But the debt relief being pushed by the Obama administration is a token gesture, aimed at getting some traction on the youth vote - especially the more disillusioned or alienated student constituencies. Recent bills introduced in Congress - Student Loan Forgiveness Act (H.R. 4170) and the Private Student Bankruptcy Fairness Act (H.R. 2028) - have zero chance of passing in anything like their current form. Practically speaking, no reform program of any substance is on the legislative horizon, least of all one that would regulate the predatory lending practices of Wall Street banks.

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California Statewide Moratorium on Home Foreclosures Rally and March

By OccupyWallSt.org

25 June 12

Thousands will be marching on the California State Capitol in in Sacramento on June 25th to ask the Legislature and governor to impose an immediate three-year foreclosure moratorium for California. Family Friendly - children encouraged to participate! We encourage everyone to make signs and banners that tell how foreclosure has affected you.

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For One Orotester, 'Occupy' Becomes a Way of Life

By Edith Honan, Reuters

15June 12

Seven months after Occupy Wall Street's eviction from Zuccotti Park, the round-the-clock encampment in lower Manhattan that was once the movement's center, one protester has created his own version of the communal living experiment in Brooklyn.

The spacious apartment in Crown Heights where Austin Guest, a 31-year-old Harvard University graduate, lives with another seasoned protester is a far cry from the crowded, chaotic Zuccotti Park of last fall, where hundreds of protesters camped out each night.

Nevertheless, inspired by Zuccotti, with its free meals and free books, Guest said he and his friends are pursuing an Occupy-like experiment in mutual aid.

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Young Wall Street Traitor Joins Occupy Wall Street

By John Lawrence, San Diego Free Press

19 June 12

Wall Street recruits young, just out of college computer science majors and mathematicians to become “quants” whose skills are used among other things to predict when pension funds are going to make huge trades so that Wall Street can jump in ahead of them and do deals effectively raising the price the pension fund must pay or lowering the profit they might make.

One such young twenty something quant was Alexis Goldstein. Goldstein devised trading software for Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch. She has divulged some of Wall Street’s most closely held cultural secrets such as the phrase “rip the client’s face off” which means selling some derivative “solution” to a naive client such as a convent of nuns in Europe at a huge profit to the trader and to Wall Street while convincing the client that it’s the best deal they ever made. Sometimes they refer to these clients as “muppets.”

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June 21: National Day of Action against PNC

By OccupyWallSt.org

21 June 12

Since April 30, Occupy Homes MN has been working with the Cruz family, whose home went into foreclosure when PNC Bank mishandled an online payment. Although PNC executives have acknowledged their error and repeatedly told Cruz supporters that they are working on a solution, their actions have shown the opposite. They have refused to work with the family, instead working with Freddie Mac and the city of Minneapolis to launch a series of costly police raids against home, resulting in 23 arrests in less than a week. Despite ongoing protests, PNC still thinks we’ll go away if they ignore us long enough. It’s time to show them otherwise: on June 19, Alejandra and David Cruz will be travelling along with a team of supporters to PNC’s Pittsburgh headquarters to hand-deliver their modification documents and demand a meeting with CEO Jim Rohr! Occupy Homes MN is calling for a national day of action on PNC to coincide with the Cruz’s arrival on Thursday, June 21.

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New York Education Activists To Stage “Night Of The Living Debt”

By OccupyWallSt.org

20 June 12

NEW YORK - Relentless tuition hikes, even at public institutions, have contributed to an astonishing student debt burden of more than $1 trillion. Inspired by student movements over the last month in Canada, Mexico, Chile, and across the world, education activists in cities around the U.S. have been organizing rallies and marches to raise awareness about the education crisis in this country. All in the Red, a New York-based activist collective, is declaring this Friday, June 22 to be the “Night of the Living Debt.” At 7 p.m. in Washington Square Park, performance artists/activists Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping will exorcise the demons of student debt, after which costumed zombies will march with pots and pans in hand through the streets of Manhattan, kicking off a summer of nationwide actions. .

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Matt Dineen, Toward Freedom

By The Associated Press

19 June 12

On May 22nd, the day after the NATO summit concluded, the Chicago Tribune’s leading headline read: “Chicago keeps its cool.” Reading these four words at the airport before flying back to the east coast, I couldn’t help but laugh in disgust. Images of police repression from the past week raced through my mind; of unwarranted house raids and arrests, infiltration of activist groups, and violence against protesters in the streets. With the ghost of 1968 occupying the city’s collective consciousness throughout the month of May, NATO certainly could have been worse. But even if it is true that Chicago did not completely devolve into the chaotic melee of the Democratic National Convention over four decades before, suggesting that the militarized “Global Crossroads” managed to “keep its cool” still seemed dishonest.

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Eight Occupy Protesters Convicted of Trespassing

By The Associated Press

18 June 12

Eight protesters with Occupy Wall Street were convicted on Monday of misdemeanor trespassing charges for entering a lot owned by a Manhattan church a month after their park encampment was dismantled.

A Criminal Court judge found the protesters guilty after a weeklong nonjury trial and sentenced seven of them to four days of community service. The eighth defendant was also convicted of two other misdemeanors - attempted criminal mischief and attempted criminal possession of burglar's tools - and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.

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Attention, Occupy: Police Use YouTube Too

By CBS News

18 June 12

(AP) After a dozen Occupy Minnesota protesters were arrested at a downtown demonstration, the group quickly took to the Internet, posting video that activists said showed police treating them roughly and never warning them to leave.

But Minneapolis police knew warnings had been given. And they had their own video to prove it. So they posted the footage on YouTube, an example of how law enforcement agencies nationwide are embracing online video to cast doubt on false claims and offer their own perspective to the public.

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Occupy Boston Marches Against Austerity June 16th (pics)

By http://www.occupyboston.org/2012/06/16/occupy-boston-marches-austerity-june-16th-pics/

16 June 12

See photos of Occupy Boston march.

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Occupy Will Be Back

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig

18 June 12

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 groundswell of popular protest - and there will be one - will be labeled as "unexpected," a "shock" and a "surprise."

The television pundits and talking heads, the columnists and academics who declare the movement dead are as out of touch with reality now as they were on Sept. 17 when New York City's Zuccotti Park was occupied. Nothing this movement does will ever be seen by them as a success. Nothing it does will ever be good enough.

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Report Rips Police Response to Occupy Oakland

By Matthew Artz, Oakland Tribune

15 June 12

OAKLAND -- A city-commissioned report into the first violent Occupy Oakland protest found that police made numerous mistakes that are indicative of major shortcomings within the department.

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Undocumented Students Occupy Obama's Oakland Headquarters

By Matt O'Brien, Oakland Tribune

14 June 12

A group of undocumented immigrants has occupied President Barack Obama's campaign office in downtown Oakland, refusing to leave until his administration stops deporting students.

"We're going to stay here as long as we can," said Luis Serrano, 24, speaking by cell phone Thursday evening from inside the Telegraph Avenue storefront where he and other students were staging a sit-in.

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Infinite Solidarité with Infinite Strike!

By OccupyWallSt.org

14 June 12

Last night, thousands of people across hundreds of cities once again rallied in solidarity with the Québec student strike during the third weekly Casseroles Across Canada (and the world) wave of demonstrations. Across the globe, we march in a mutual struggle not only in support of the student strike, but opposed to austerity and repression in all countries and in favor of free education for all. The Occupy/15M movement continues to stand in solidarity with the grève générale illimitée. The next wave of demos is schedule for next week.

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Ocupa Rio+20: Occupy the Earth Summit

By OccupyWallSt.org

14 June 12

The Occupy/15M movement in Rio de Janeiro, along with allies from across Brazil and the world, are planning to Occupy the coming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (the Earth Summit) on June 20-22. Tens of thousands are expected to gather in Rio during the conference, many to attend the Rio+20 Peoples Summit. Unlike the Rio+20 UN conference or the Peoples Summit — hierarchical institutions guided by the logic of representation and Malthusian ¨green capitalism¨ — Ocupa Rio is organizing an open, bottom-up movement to take direct action.

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Call for Solidarity from Mexico

By OccupyWallSt.org

14 June 12

More than 90,000 protesters, including the indignad@s and supporters of the #YoSoy132 student movement, took park in nonviolent, nonpartisan marches against political and media corruption in Mexico during the presidential debates last Sunday. Social media activists affiliated with #YoSoy132 have issued a video calling for supporters across the world to build an international movement for real democracy regardless of national borders. They ask for solidarity rallies at Mexican embassies and consulates to put pressure on the government and electoral officials ahead of the July 1 elections.

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OWS Updates for the Week of June 13

By OccupyWallSt.org

13 June 12

Last week was a somber one, as the 99% in Wisconsin failed in a people-powered effort to recall a governor who has shamelessly declared class war on working families.

There is certainly cause to question whether the occupation-inspired popular uprising was sold out by electoral politics. But first let us take heed of the tangible damage being done to the day to day lives of so many Wisconsinites, if only considering that the billionaire-backed subversion of democracy taking place is being explicitly cited as a model that will soon be followed across the country.

Likewise, sending any form of solidarity to our Cheesehead-clad brethren would undoubtedly be appreciated, even through an action as simple as tweeting to #SolidarityWI.

And let us recognize that the fight is absolutely not over in Wisconsin, whose state motto -- Forward -- couldn’t ring any truer.

Occupy These Upcoming Events

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Occupy Wall Street Trial Begins for Protesters Accused of Trespassing

By Ryan Devereaux, Guardian UK

13 June 12

Eight Occupy Wall Street protesters accused of trespassing on the property of a New York church in December went on trial Monday.

The courtroom was packed and an overflow of Occupy supporters spilled out into the hall as a Manhattan judge heard the testimony of New York City police officers who arrested protesters in a vacant lot on December 17.

Legal representatives for Trinity Church, a historic New York City institution that is also a big force in Manhattan real estate, were also in court.

Attorneys for the defendants questioned the orders received by officers to make arrests, whether they noticed "open to the public" signs posted around the property and whether Trinity Church had the authority to order police to clear the area of demonstrators.

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Occupy London Protestors Set Up Camp on Hampstead Heath

By Alex Wellman, Hampstead and Highgate Express

12 June 12

Occupy London protestors have set up camp on Hampstead Heath and are building a space for ‘political discussion’.

The Occupy Nomad camp sprung up today (Wednesday) and there are currently around 15 tents camped on the Vale of Health on the Heath.

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Occupy Turns to Housing

By Jessica Lewis, Alex Bennett and Saba Nazeer, The Baltimore Sun

12 June 12

Those who rely on mainstream media to tell them what's happening can be forgiven for coming to the same opinion as ex-Gov. Robert Ehrlich, who wrote in his recent column "Capitalism on trial" that the Occupy movement has disintegrated.

While aggressive law enforcement has prevented Occupy in many cities from re-establishing a prolonged and public presence, activists have put their energy to use by linking with community and neighborhood activists to fight the most visible footprint of the speculative 1 percent: foreclosed-upon homes.

Occupy Our Homes Baltimore, one of a number of local activist groups that has emerged from the Occupy Baltimore demonstration last October, is currently visiting the homes of families targeted for foreclosure in the Park Heights neighborhood of Baltimore.

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Reports of Occupy's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

By Ben Vitelli, OccupyWallStreet.com

12 June 12

People can't seem to stop eulogizing the Occupy Movement. Since the eviction of the protestors at Freedom Plaza last November, it's become a media cliché to report on the "Death of Occupy."

Articles pop up all over the web, blithely reporting on the failed second wind of Occupy, this lackluster "American Spring," and the May Day general strike that didn't quite shut the system down.

It should be no surprise that the mainstream media is eager to report on Occupy's supposed demise.

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Elect Occupy Wall Street in 2014

By Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News

12 June 12

I'm becoming more and more convinced that the left's collective crying out for strong, effective leadership is going to have to come from the leaderful (not leaderless) movement of young people across America. The fellow Occupiers I've marched and protested with in Houston, Madison and Denver are all well-spoken, optimistic, visionary leaders in their own communities.

None of us agree with those who represent us in office. We all agree government could work for the people if corporations were purged from the political process.

The Tea Party began as another leaderless movement that took to the streets to protest a lot of the same things we protest: A bought government, bailouts of the banks that put us in an economic freefall, and a government overly concerned with intruding into citizens' personal space and lives.

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NYPD Tries to Rewrite History of Journalist Arrests

By AUTHOR, NEWS SVC.

11 June 12

After becoming 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 Paul Browne discussed the now-infamous raid on Zuccotti Park last November. In an exclusive interview with the Queens Chronicle, Browne is reported to have said that only one journalist was arrested during the operation. He called stories to the contrary a "total myth."

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Thousands Strip Down to Underwear in Montreal March

By Michelle Devlin, Allvoices

11 June 12

French Canadian students in Montreal stripped down to their skivvies and marched practically naked while Grand Prix audiences filled downtown cafes and restaurants Friday.

Police clamped down hard on scantily clad youth and blockades restricted access to the race grounds but streets surrounding the world class race were overflowing with thousands of buff Quebecois students in red war paint lending a colourful and vibrant aspect to this year's race.

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Reports of Occupy's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

By Ben Vitelli, Occupy Baton Rouge

11 June 12

People can't seem to stop eulogizing the Occupy Movement.

Since the eviction of the protestors at Freedom Plaza last November, it's become a media cliché to report on the "Death of Occupy." Articles pop up all over the web, blithely reporting on the failed second wind of Occupy, this lackluster "American Spring," and the May Day general strike that didn't quite shut the system down.

It should be no surprise that the mainstream media is eager to report on Occupy's supposed demise. Even ignoring the fact that the corporate-owned media has a strong desire to never see social movements such as Occupy succeed, the media, as a rule, generally needs to put a dramatic narrative to everything it reports. To them, every story ought to have a captivating story arch with a beginning, middle, and an end.

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NYPD Tries to Rewrite History of Journalist Arrests

By Josh Stearns, Daily Kos

11 June 12

After becoming 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 Paul Browne discussed the now-infamous raid on Zuccotti Park last November. In an exclusive interview with the Queens Chronicle, Browne is reported to have said that only one journalist was arrested during the operation. He called stories to the contrary a "total myth." He continued, arguing that "Occupy Wall Street protesters were forging press credentials in an effort to get through the police lines ... but that doesn't mean actual reporters were arrested."

There is so much wrong with this statement it's hard to know where to start. I have been tracking journalist arrests at Occupy protests around the country since last September so I feel compelled to set the record straight.

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Cindy Milstein: The Universal Language - "Fuck the Police" (Montreal, Night 47)

By Cindy Milstein, OccupyWallSt.org

11 June 12

I feel like I probably saw and was in the middle of only a fraction of all the tides of popular protests against the Grand Prix tonight. But to likely understate it, the police (SPVM to SQ) totally lost control and the people totally held the streets. And as one person said to us on the streets as riot cops swarmed by us for the umpteenth time - after about the umpteenth time that nearly everyone (and by nearly everyone, I mean an eclectic mix of thousands and thousands of people, many dressed in fancy Saturday night party clothes, far from "the usual suspects" and not a black bloc in sight) pushed the police back or for all intents and purposes kettled the cops, and after the many umpteenth times that nearly everyone booed at and many threw plastic bottles (or a beach ball) at the police - there's a universal language on the streets this evening, and it's "fuck the police."

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Occupy Providence Protest at Bloggers Convention

By Associated Press

11 June 12

Dozens of members of Occupy Providence gathered at the site of a gathering of Netroots Nation, a group of liberal political activists and journalists, protesting state aid to Curt Schilling's video game company.

Protesters oppose a $75 million loan guarantee by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. to the company owned by the former Red Sox pitcher. The company laid off its entire staff last month.

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Flash Encampments, Occupy Morphs Into a New Model!

By Adbusters

05 June 12

Our movement is living through a painful rebirth… “There has been a unfortunate consolidation of power in #OWS,” writes one founding Zuccotti. “This translates into ideological dominance and recurring lines of thought. We are facing a nauseating poverty of ideas.” Burned out, out of money, out of ideas… seduced by salaries, comfy offices, book deals, old lefty cash and minor celebrity status, some of the most prominent early heroes of our leaderless uprising are losing the edge that catalyzed last year’s one thousand encampments. Bit by bit, Occupy’s first generation is succumbing to an insidious institutionalization and ossification that could be fatal to our young spiritual insurrection unless we leap over it right now. Putting our movement back on track will take nothing short of a revolution within Occupy. .

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One Dozen Arrested In Student Strike Solidarity Protest

By Chcagoist

07 June 12

Transnational call to action in Düsseldorf, June 06.-09.

What began as a peaceful march to show solidarity with striking students in Quebec last night ended in at nearly a dozen arrests on Michigan Avenue. About 100 protesters assembled in front of the University Center at 525 S. State St., which houses students from DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago and Roosevelt University, to call attention to the massive student strike taking place in Quebec, where thousands of students have taken to the streets to protest tuition hikes for nearly four months.

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Police: 12 Arrested After Protester Hits Officer with Frying Pan

By Ryan Haggerty, Naomi Nix and Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune

07 June 12

A protester charged with hitting a Chicago police officer over the head with a frying pan Wednesday night on North Michigan Avenue was ordered held today in lieu of $50,000 bond.

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Occupy Wall Street lawsuit over NY arrests can go forward

By Reuters

08 June 12

A lawsuit filed against New York City police officers involved in arresting some 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters during a march over Brooklyn Bridge last fall can go forward, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Thursday. A separate claim against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and the city was thrown out.

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Occupy Wall Street Activists Offer $2 Million Bribe to Gov. Cuomo to Raise Minimum Wage

By OccupyWallSt.org

07 June 12

Transnational call to action in Düsseldorf, June 06.-09.

International solidarity in our common struggle

Today, Occupy Wall Street activists and members of New York's 99% will deliver giant bags of cash to Governor Cuomo, hoping that a two million-dollar bribe will secure a long-awaited increase in New York State's minimum wage. Following the successful example set by the gambling industry, OWS and members of local community organizations have decided to try bribery, since overwhelming public support and peaceful protest have thus far failed to work. Scores of protesters will gather at the Governor's Manhattan office to deliver the bags of cash, with the hope that this bribe will buy the Governor's support for a living wage, in the same way that he became a staunch advocate for gambling interests after outlays of cash by the industry.

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Report Blasts Handling of Occupy Berkeley Protests

By Associated Press

07 June 12

Transnational call to action in Düsseldorf, June 06.-09.

SAN FRANCISCO—A University of California, Berkeley report released Wednesday criticizes campus police for jabbing and clubbing student protesters with batons during Occupy demonstrations last fall. In its report, the campus Police Review Board committee said its members were disturbed by the repeated striking of demonstrators who tried to stop officers last Nov. 9 from removing tents they had pitched near Berkeley's Sproul Plaza.

"The vigor of these baton thrusts is most distressing," the report said. "The police hit some students while they seemed bent over in pain from prior strikes to the gut."

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Council Aims to Thwart New Occupy Protest at L.A. City Hall

By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times

07 June 12

Looking to reopen the City Hall lawn without sparking a new and protracted occupation by demonstrators, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to bar tents from being set up in more than 400 parks.

Wednesday's vote also explicitly prohibits using sleeping bags or cots in a park once it closes for the day. The changes were spearheaded by Councilman Richard Alarcon, who supported the Occupy movement that brought encampments to major cities around the nation.

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June 3-9, Germany: Blockupy Düsseldorf!

By OccupyWallStreet.org

05 June 12

Transnational call to action in Düsseldorf, June 06.-09.

International solidarity in our common struggle

We are calling for massive protests in Düsseldorf this June against the crisis regime of the European Union. We are activists representing a multitude of movements and struggles from different European countries and elsewhere, who have risen up in the past months and years to protest the assaults on our freedoms, jobs and livelihoods that have become fiercely intensified in the global crisis. We have joined together and shared our struggles and experiences, and we have realized that in a multitude of local forms, we are fighting the same fight. Like never before, our movements are starting to strengthen each other: a truly transnational opposition is beginning to emerge.

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Occupy Intends to Celebrate July Fourth in Philadelphia

By Philly.com

05 June 12

The ragtag tent encampment outside City Hall is long gone and Occupy Philadelphia events have been gathering fewer headlines, but loyalists held a news conference Tuesday to say not only that are they as dynamic and determined as ever, but that they’re planning a national blowout event.

Right here in Philadelphia.

On Independence Mall.

During the peak week of the patriotic season.

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Occupy Wall Street Battling Trinity Church Ahead of Court Date

By Joe Coscarelli, New York Magazine

05 June 12

Following their eviction from Zuccotti Park last fall, Occupy Wall Street protesters thought they might find refuge in lower Manhattan's Duarte Square, a then-empty lot owned by Trinity Church. The landowners weren't interested in hosting demonstrators, who attempted to take the space (located conveniently next to New York's office) by force, leading to dozens of arrests and buckets of bad blood. Now, as the protesters face trial, the park is filled with food trucks, and the grudge match between Occupy and Trinity persists.

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Tuesday: Stop Spectra, Resist Fracking in NYC

By OccupyWallSt.org

05 June 12

Stop Spectra: New Yorkers Resist Hydro-fracking and a Dangerous and Unnecessary Gas Pipeline What: Corporate profiteers are trying to force a hazardous and unnecessary pipeline on the residents of New York City in order to make us dependent on hydro-fracked natural gas, a fossil fuel with an ecological impact equal to or worse than oil and coal. The project will have detrimental consequences for our city, our economy, our air, our water, and the earth. WE ARE GOING TO STOP IT. Where: Assemble at United Nations (East 42nd and 1st Ave) When: Tuesday, June 5th, 12-4pm More info: http://www.owsstopfracking.org/

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Call to Action: Reclaim Pride From the 1% #OccuPride

By OccupyWallSt.org

05 June 12

#OccuPride #OccuQueers #Tranarchism #PinkBloc Global Facebook event Many more events are listed below the call to action! If your organization would like to endorse the call to action, or if you have events to add, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pride 2012: The Struggle for Sexual and Gender Justice Continues

This summer, communities across the world will celebrate Pride Festivals commemorating the birth and victories of the Gay and Trans Liberation Movements. Despite the profound social change these movements have accomplished since the first high-heels were thrown over the barricades at Compton's Cafeteria and the Stonewall Inn, it is clear that the struggle for queer, trans, and gender-variant liberation is far from finished.

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June 30 - July 4: Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia

By Occupy Together Journal

05 June 12

The Occupy National Gathering is a nationally coordinated event which will take place from June 30th to July 4th in Philadelphia. The Occupy movement will convene the Occupy National Gathering in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s Independence Mall for a week of direct actions, movement building and the creation of a vision for a democratic future. The National Gathering will kick off with a massive march with Healthcare-Now! and will conclude on July 5th when attendees will join the Guitarmy for a 99 mile march from Philadelphia to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

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Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder: Occupy Dollar Bills

By Liz Goodwin, The Lookout

05 June 12

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and one of the deep pockets behind the Occupy movement, says he is helping launch a campaign this summer to highlight the influence of corporate money in American politics.

Cohen and the Move to Amend advocacy group will distribute rubber stamps with anti-corporate election spending messages so that the politically minded can mark their dollar bills. The end goal: To secure a constitutional amendment saying corporations do not enjoy the same protected rights as individuals and that money is not a form of speech.

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This Is Not the 99% Declaration

By Occupy National Gathering

04 June 12

For Immediate Release: From: The National Gathering Working Group

The national convention of delegates on July 2nd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a product of the 99% Declaration affinity group and does not have the endorsement of the Occupy Movement. The 99D project employs methods that the Movement has found disconcerting including representative governance, closed meetings, and exclusionary tactics. Our Movement is committed to the principles of direct democracy, transparency, and horizontalism and we cannot endorse a convention that does not adhere to these principles. However, we do have a working group dedicated to conceiving of and planning a National Gathering of the Occupy Movement from the ground up. Early in the Movement a story was published in the Huffington Post which hinted at the idea of a National Gathering on July 4th 2012. However, those of us in Philadelphia were confused. We had not initiated a call for a gathering and we knew that neither had Occupy Wall Street.

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Rainy Montreal Student Protest Continues to Draw Thousands

By Roberto Rocha, The Gazette

04 June 12

Montreal - Protesters vowed to keep marching every night until their demands are met after a rainy daytime demonstration that started at the foot of Mount Royal and winded peacefully to Rosemont.

Multiple generations, many banging pots in unison, came as talks between the provincial government and student leaders collapsed on Thursday.

"This isn't a student strike, it's a society waking up," read a banner at the front of the march, summarizing how this movement has expanded beyond an opposition to tuition fee hikes.

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