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
An Occupy Wall Street activist who elbowed a cop in the eye during a Zuccotti Park clearing in 2012 was sentenced Monday to three months behind bars.
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
A Manhattan jury has convicted Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan of a felony for assaulting a police officer during a protest in Zuccotti Park in March of 2012. According to witnesses in the courtroom, Judge Ronald Zweibel denied bail and remanded her into custody until her sentencing date on May 19th. McMillan is facing up to seven years in prison. [ more › ]
An Occupy Wall Street activist faces up to seven years in prison after she was convicted of assaulting an NYPD officer during a protest at Zuccotti Park in March 2012. Read more...
The prosecution of Cecily McMillan—facing the possibility of seven years in prison for elbowing a plainclothes policeman in Zuccotti Park—is part of a dark offensive to destroy activist leaders.
How do you like your conscience?coddled or questioned? Two very different Earth Day events are taking place simultaneously today, one in Union Square, and the other in Zuccotti Park. [ more › ]
A South Bronx cop said an Occupy Wall Street activist threw a tantrum over being asked to leave Zuccotti Park during a March 2012 cleaning — then popped him in the eye with her elbow.
On March 17, 2012, Occupy Wall Street activists celebrated the six month anniversary of their protest movement by attempting to re-occupy Zuccotti Park. A scuffle with police that night which led to a trial about to take place in New York. Show More Summary
Cecily McMillan says police grabbed her breast and beat her during a mass arrest at Zuccotti Park. The post Activist Allegedly Beaten Into Unconsciousness By Police Faces 7 Years In Prison For Elbowing Cop appeared first on ThinkProgress.
U.S. telecommunications companies are in for some Big Brother branding, whether they like it or not. Two months after protesters first settled in Zuccotti Park in the fall of 2011, something curious happened to the Verizon Building at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. Show More Summary