Stop the Frack Attack

Thousands rallied on the West lawn of the Capitol, then marched to the American Natural Gas Association (ANGA) to protest the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. A coalition of environmental and anti-fracking groups organized the protest, called Stop the Frack Attack. A method of extracting natural gas, fracking causes environmental damage by injecting toxic chemicals at…

After 25 years, AIDS Memorial Quilt returns to National Mall

The AIDS Memorial Quilt returned to the National Mall twenty-five years after its original appearance. Its display at the Mall and various locations around the District coincided with the International AIDS Conference at the Washington Convention Center. When the Quilt project originated in the ’80s, it brought an enormous amount of attention to an under-researched…

Reverend Nuge dares you to “Occupy This!”

I love first-person Occupier stories. Everyone who gravitates to Occupy and eventually–almost inevitably–gets sucked in by definition has a unique story. Tommy Nugent, aka the Reverend Nuge, tells us his Occupy story–and he’s a very good storyteller. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival, Occupy This! Tales of an Accidental Activist is a one-man show. Just…

#NatGat reaction and wrap-up

An Occupied News Network interview at the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, July 4. Cool Revolution interviews Eli of Occupy Tulsa, who collaborated on online platform Open Assembly, and Clark of OWS. It’s always a little painful to see myself on camera, but these guys have some great things to say.  

Occupy My Soul Quilt

A beautiful back-drop to the Occupy National Gathering in Franklin Park was the Occupy My Soul Quilt. Elise Luce Kraemer is the artist, and she has decided to donate the quilt to veterans. You can read more about her work and support it here.

Occupy the Roads

One of the most amazing things about the Occupy movement is all the people it has inspired to go out on the road–walking hundreds of miles, hitching or driving from Occupation to another. Then there are those who for whom the road is the Occupation, like Tino Fuentes and Janet Wilson. They–with their RV–are Occupy…