Occupy News

UWS Digital News covers all the Occupy News of the day, from East Coast to West, and around the globe, and rolls it up in one big Occupy News Digest for you, dear readers. We try to identify significant Occupy trends so you're always in the loop about what's coming next from Occupy and how it impacts working people and organized labor in the United States and beyond. "We Cover those who Cover Occupy!"

Occupy Update : January 12, 2012

Businessweek (Bloomberg) reports that Occupy Wall Street has weekend marches planned, as well as a candlelight vigil to honor the spirit and tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. Examiner.com says major events also scheduled on the left coast. The vigil at Riverside Church at 120th and Riverside will feature performances by Patti Smith and Stev Earle. Yoko Ono and Rap Mogul Russell Simmons plan to attend. No word yet if Ono will perform...

Occupy Update : January 10, 2012

Linda Federico-O'Murchu describes the next Occupy initiative. The "Call to Action" urges protestors to convene on the West Front Lawn at Capitol Hill on January 17th in an effort to bring the movement's message to the doorstep of Congressional lawmakers - Bloomfield Patch


Barricades surrounding a New York City park that was the epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street movement are a violation of city zoning law because they restrict public access to the space, civil rights groups said Monday – TheStreet.com

Occupy Update January 9, 2012

 

Occupy Lancaster (England) is the latest encampment to be evicted by police, video here :

 


Occupy the Primary has set up camp in New Hampshire. Organizers say the 99% includes Republicans and should not be considered part of the Democractic Party.


Huffington Post As Occupy heads into 2012, participants in the leaderless movement are developing a range of new strategies and tactics to keep what they view as the injustices of the economic system in the spotlight.

Occupy Update : January 6, 2012



Contra Costa Times (Video): Occupy Oakland Protestors try to enter City hall to meet with Mayor Jean Quan, and are refused entrance by police. Protesters called for the release of the estimated 16 Occupy supporters still in jail from recent police confrontations as well as broader rights to assemble at Ogawa Plaza.


Occupy appears to be mobilizing in the New Year to assist homeowners threated by foreclosure, and gather at the home of a 79 year old retired school teacher. Members of Occupy LA and Occupy the Hood LA used the rally to call for more responsible banking More details from KTLA.com

Welcome 2012, What is Occupy Up to?

 

Occupy Update January 5, 2012


Arianna Huffington, in an opinion piece for the Chicago Tribune, writes that OWS “has changed the national conversation”.


In New Hampshire, Mitt Romney was asked by an Occupy member to explain his position that corporations are people.

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