A former Occupy Wall Street protester who fell in love with a fellow activist at the rally died while fighting ISIS in Syria.
Shimrit Baer writes, "The territories occupied in 1967 have become the focus of international activism because every aspect of life is controlled by the occupier, there are walls and checkpoints, shootings and tear gassing of civilians,...Show More Summary
Yazan Meqbil grew up in the occupied West Bank town of Beit Ommar, in a house with ten demolition orders on it and a father in an Israeli prison. This reality hung over him for much of his youth and remains close today, even in adulthood. Over the course of his teenage years, Meqbil lost […]
Sure, some nonfiction addresses the impact of Occupy (remember "the 99%"?), but there is also fiction, poetry, and more that describes, pictures, and sums up the legacy (at least so far) of the very large social movement.
Back in 2011, as the Occupy Wall Street movement was still spreading through the country, a smaller standoff was unfolding at Sea-Tac, the international airport in the small, eponymous town between Seattle and Tacoma that serves both cities. Along with some of her coworkers, Zainab Aweis, a Somali Muslim shuttle driver for Hertz car rental, […]
You probably know the story of how two stupid works of art entered a stupid dialogue with one another at the gateway to Wall Street, but in case you don’t: Charging Bull is a 7000+ pound work of pro-capitalist “guerrilla art” by Arturo Di Modica. It was installed after the market crash in 1987, and quickly became a […]
I still remember the Occupy Wall Street slogans and chants in lower Manhattan a few years ago: “SHAME ON THE 1%! SHAME ON THE 1%!” At the time, I was in my mid 20’s, working in New York City but squarely in the lower-middle-class. While...Show More Summary
First they took to the streets to protest the perceived misdeeds of Wall Street fat cats who were accused of profiting from government loans, and next they’ll come after dramatically wealthy Silicon Valley tech leaders who are riding a wave … More » The post BofA Warns Of Future “Occupy Silicon Valley” Movement appeared first on EveryJoe.
On Tuesday, Philadelphia Democrats picked criminal defense lawyer Larry Krasner as their nominee to run the city’s district attorney’s office. A progressive firebrand who has defended Black Lives Matter protesters and Occupy Wall Street...Show More Summary
Last year, then-president Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have curbed the pensions of former presidents if they took outside income of $400,000. This post Obama to Occupy Wall Street Wallets appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
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Occupy Wall Street... by other means. The post Marcus: At a certain point, hasn’t Obama made enough money? appeared first on Hot Air.
Saul Alinksy's "Rules for Radicals," published in 1971 at the height of the counterculture movement, has long been required reading for community organizers on the left. It inspired activists with the labor movement, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter. Show More Summary
Provocative poster art isn’t just for hippies and Occupy Wall Street folks anymore. The alt-right is finally getting into graphics in hopes of persuading the world to see things its way.
Occupying a storefront on one of Philadelphia’s most valuable retail strips, Chestnut Street, streetwear boutique Lapstone & Hammer are planning an impressive 1,200 square foot expansion to be ready by June of this year. Formulated by founder, Brian Nadav, the new Lapstone & Hammer project is scheduled to benchmark the turning of a new leaf in both the future […]
A popular image of resistance during the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2012 showed a ballerina poised atop the Charging Bull statue in New York City’s financial district. The aggressive capitalist system that had failed so many in the...Show More Summary
Refugee rappers, ska stars from the Golan Heights, the Kraftwerk of the Levant … meet the acts redefining Palestine in the shadow of the wall and the watchtowers Guests arriving at international music conferences are usually welcomed with a bit of a meet-and-greet by the pool, an ice-cool daiquiri and some tasty canapes, perhaps. Show More Summary
With the Orange Turd's kleptocratic fascism fully embracing despot-style nepotism, let's get right to the links today: Occupy Democrats: So the wall will be built in Mexico? Frankly Curious: So Republicans still want to repeal Obamacare? Joe.My.God:...Show More Summary
Five years ago, Motherboard released a doc on Occupy Wall Street hacktivists trying to build a distributed, ad hoc mesh network from the ground up. We caught up with one of them.
Click here for reuse options! Former Occupy Wall Street leader Micah White sounds off on the future of the resistance movement. After the collapse of Occupy Wall Street, my wife and I fled the progressive groupthink of Berkeley, California...Show More Summary