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 Our Latest Work

March 28, 2012 : In US Cities, Occupy Goes Beyond Media Sound Bites

 

 

DowntownExpress.com features Zach Williams, who joined OWS in October, chronicling the movement's development and growth, even as the winter months saw a diminished street presence.


Across the United States, Occupy activity is taking place on a daily basis. With that, we get right to our “tour of the cities” :


Occupy Tallahassee has new digs, the “Johns site” which is a city block bordered by 4 streets. The Occupiers have entered into an agreement with the city to use the site, which already features some 12 tents belonging to “core group members.” A makeshift kitchen and hangout areas using tarps, scrap materials and even an old trampoline frame has been set-up. For the now, the Deputy City Attorney says it's a “temporary arrangement.” Amazing how easily some cities solve their “Occupy problem.” Tallahassee.com

March 27, 2012 : How Occupy Got its Groove Back, Victory in Atlanta



Dowser.org has a excellent summary and analysis of steps taken by Occupy over the winter that prepared the movement for the recent Spring resurgence, reporting on the challenges and the decisions that determined the path forward.


The Atlantic joins in with an overview of the Spring Training sessions for occupiers now taking place in all 50 states.

March 26, 2012 : OWS Challenges Cops to Rap, Dance Off; New Tactics Abound

 

 

Protesters pushed out of Zuccotti Park are bringing the party to NYC's historic Union Square, where each night cops move them out and erect barricades, according to the Village Voice. The park is a public space and as such has different rules than Zuccotti, which operated under a “public-private” partnership. Historically, the much larger park has allowed for small groups to sleep over night, but the cops are having none of it.

March 23, 2012 : Occupy Camps Re-Emerge with Warm Weather

 

OWS continues to take heat for a video showing an alleged protester (from Philly) spreading human waste in bank lobbies (no pun intended). NY Daily News first pushed the video, allegedly “leaked” by NYPD to push back on the movement as OWS attempts its own Spring Surge. Nymag.com


March 22, 2012 : Occupy Joins Million Hoodie March, DHS Documents Declassified

As awareness of the scandalous nature of Trayvon Martin's killing and aftermath spreads nation-wide, Occupy joins the fray, marching with thousands of other Martin family supporters in a “million hoodie march” last night in Union Square to protest the killing and ensure justice is served. Martin's killer remains at large. The group later went back to the financial district and mounted the bull while police looked on. Democracynow.org, abcnews.com