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!"

March 19, 2012 : 6 month Occupy Anniversary Marked by Actions, Arrests, Reflections

 

 

Summer (weather) is here (in March) and the time is apparently right for “fighting in the streets” as over 70 are arrested over the weekend as Occupy Wall Street returned to Union Square in NYC as well as Zucotti Park to celebrate the 6th month anniversary of the movement.


The anniversary prompts reflection on the movement's direction and predictions by activists and politicos alike.


Some foresee the movement gaining momentum...for example see Amy Goodman's interview with City University of New York (CUNY) Professor and author Frances Fox Piven and SEIU Organizer /Labor Activist Stephen Lerner who weigh in with a thoughtful discussion as well as Guardian UK Correspondent Ryan Devereaux. democracynow.org (at 12:07, right after headlines)

March 16, 2012 : With Focus on Midwest, Occupy Rallies Nation-Wide

March 15, 2012 : Raw Footage of Occupy Miami Raid

 

"Another Day in the Life of Occupy Protester:" OccupierLoki

Occupy Miami experienced a “militarized law enforcement” raid on their “safe house" at Overton after their plans to rally were busted up by riot police. Raw footage with commentary, above.

According to YouTube poster OccupierLoki :

March 14, 2012 : Occupy New Haven Stand Off, SXSW Draws Attention

 

 

Tensions and anticipation on both sides as today is the official deadline for Occupy New Haven who released a list of demands yesterday. Protesters have filed legal appeals and created a barricade around the camp. wtnh.com A call has gone out to other Occupy supporters via social media and “reinforcements” are said to be on the way. New Haven Independent


March 13, 2012 : Occupy Fights Foreclosures, Gore Urges Action at SouthXSouthwest




National : Occupy Atlanta protesters in Atlanta upped the ante by staging protests at several Chase Banks yesterday , leading to multiple arrests. Police allege paint was thrown and operations at the banks were disrupted, by placing locks on entrance doors and vehicles blocking the atm drive-thru. The civil disobedience was supposedly designed to get the bank to place a “moratorium on foreclosures.” ajc.com

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