Around 5:00 a.m. on November 15, 2011, a few hours after NYPD officers raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park, two police officers arrested and pepper-sprayed 23-year-old protester Imani Brown outside of a downtown Starbucks where she was hoping to use the bathroom. [ more › ]
Seven years after the bank bailouts and nearly four years after demonstrations in Zuccotti Park gave birth to the Occupy Wall Street movement, much of the public’s anger against banks has... To view the full story, click the title l...
Images courtesy the artist Seven years after the financial crisis, and four years after Occupy Wall Street set up camp in Zuccotti Park, income inequality is still a huge problem, not just in the United States, but around the world.Show More Summary
Whether it's a glitch, a hacker or Cylons, nothing brings out the jokes like a burgeoning societal meltdown
The movement that began in Zuccotti Park didn't disappear—it just splintered and regrouped around a variety of focused causes.
Remember when a bunch of anarchists met in Zuccotti Park on September 17, 2011 to denounce Wall Street’s role in the perpetuation of global inequality and mass impoverishment? Remember when it became Occupy Wall Street, and then Occupy Everywhere Else? Remember when it, like, ended? Yeah, that. Show More Summary
A new Occupy Wall Street tour led by Michael Pellagatti will include stops at Zuccotti Park, Bowling Green and Foley Square.
Three years ago, a small group of Occupy Wall Street protesters stood in Zuccotti Park shortly after midnight and watched the NYPD handcuff eight demonstrators for no apparent reason. None of the arresting officers would tell us why the protesters were being singled out, but that night NYPD Inspector Salvatore DiPace, Jr. Show More Summary
On a freezing Friday afternoon last week, New York’s Zuccotti Park was empty of anything except piles of dirty and frozen snow, a nondescript thoroughfare for cold tourists and bargain shoppers on their way to Century 21. Yet those of...Show More Summary
On September 17, 2011 a group of protestors gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York to protest the growing influence of corporations and the financial services sector. The Occupy Wall Street movement still evades our language today with cries of "we are the 99%" having been damped, but not extinguished. Show More Summary
As we approach the anniversary weekend of the occupation of Zuccotti Park and the birth of the Occupy Movement, mainstream media will once again pronounce it as finished and wonder what, if anything, it accomplished. However, as John Wellington Ennis pointed out in a recent article the Occupy Movement did not simply fizzle out or lose steam. Show More Summary
At least, social and alternative media folks clearly have that intention in mind, if you are to believe the message that they are delivering at Zuccotti Park on Occupy's Birthday #3 this coming Wednesday, Sept. 17. Alternative MediaShow More Summary
Live coverage from New York and around the United States as the Occupy movement stages a day of action, two months after the encampment at Zuccotti Park began 8.00am: Police are out in force in Lower Manhattan this morning in preparation for a day of action by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Show More Summary
OCCUPY WALL Street activist Cecily McMillan, jailed for 58 days for slugging a cop during a 2012 protest in Zuccotti Park, was released Wednesday to cheers from her supporters.
An idea that only a year ago appeared both radical and impractical has become a reality. On Monday, Seattle struck a blow against rising inequality when its City Council unanimously adopted a citywide minimum wage of $15 an hour, the...Show More Summary
15 Now/Seattle Activists at an April demonstration demanding a $15-per-hour minimum wage in Seattle. A n idea that only a year ago appeared both radical and impractical has become a reality. On Monday, Seattle struck a blow against...Show More Summary
“Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan is about to get her wish to occupy public space,” editorialized the New York Post (“Occupy jail cell”) on May 9th. “Too bad for her it’s likely to be a jail cell.” A few days earlier, a jury...Show More Summary
The Occupy Wall Street activist who two weeks ago was found guilty of elbowing a police officer as he led her out of a protest in Zuccotti Park was sentenced to three months in prison on Monday. The Guardian reports: Cecily McMillan,...Show More Summary
Cecily McMillan could get up to seven years on her conviction of hitting a plainclothes policeman who grabbed her in Zuccotti Park. The persecution of the Occupy activist has become emblematic of the state’s use of the courts to criminalize nonviolent dissent and try to crush new mass movements.
Few of the thousands of protesters arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park ever saw the inside of a courtroom. One of the exceptions, a young woman named Cecily McMillan, was convicted yesterday of elbowing police officer Grantley Bovell during demonstrations on March 17, 2012. Show More Summary