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Occupy Wall Street Turns Two

Sunday marked the return of Occupy Wall Street to New York City as preparations got underway to celebrate its second birthday on September 17. There were free teach-ins at Washington Square Park in many subjects, including the Trans Pacific Partnership, Green Living Principles, Economic and Banking issues, Immigration, Climate Change, and Money In Politics. Several…

S17: Occupy protest tactics mature with experience

by John Zangas Occupy Wall Street held a 300+ person public action meeting at One Police Park Square, the NYPD headquarters, while several dozen officers watched. The stern-faced officers were privy to the details of the plan for S17 before it even kicked off. It was one of Occupy Wall Street’s most elaborately planned non-violent…

S17: Shut Down Wall Street

  by John Zangas The plan to Shut Down Wall Street consisted of dividing lower Manhattan into four zones of non-violent protest, each assigned an issue area. Activists could gravitate to their area of interest: Education Bloc, 99% Bloc, Ecology Bloc, or Strike Debt Bloc. Each bloc communicated by text message. The elaborate plan was…

Tom Morello rocks OWS

by John Zangas Tom Morello, lead singer of Rage Against the Machine, rocked Occupy Wall Street at Foley Square on September 16. Morello’s rendition of Woodie Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” transported the crowd into a cascading mass of spirit, cheering and dancing. Related articles Tom Morello Calls Out High-Profile Rage Against the Machine…

Zuccotti Park Re-Occupied

by John Zangas On September 15 at 5pm, about 300 Occupy Wall Street activists assembled at Washington Square arch. Escorted by a contingent of fifty NYPD motorcycle police, several dozen police vehicles and over 150 foot patrol, they marched down Broadway chanting, “We are the 99 percent!” An “Occupy Wall Street’” banner led the way…

Occupy Wall Street turns One

After a summer of near-dormancy, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) came roaring back to life in lower Manhattan in a stunning choreography of protests. trainings and events. OWS had carefully planned the weekend to commemorate the anniversary of the movement’s founding on September 17, 2011. The weekend culminated in activists’ attempting to shut down the Wall…

#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.