Originally posted at Annie’s View. I was saddened and frankly surprised to read Bishop Sisk’s letter on Facebook. The letter disappeared and reappeared shortly thereafter, along with the accompanying comments. It would appear that Bishop Sisk is bowing to public opinion and caving in and is no longer allowing OWS supporters to utilize their facilities
Occupy Wall Street
[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] More than a month ago, Peter Levine asked 10 thoughtful questions about Occupy Wall Street. In the spirit of one of the most succinct works of philosophy in Western history, let me provide 11 answers, as 2011 comes to a close. 1) It wasn’t just Time magazine; it was a
Without the cops amassing around the camp threatening people with arrest and violent attack – there would have only been a block party – but the violent police state showed up to smash our party – to foreclose our occupation of the TAS building– they came to reclaim the property of the lenders from the people – which is to say they came to take it from everyone to give it back to no-one.
Unfortunately for the political- and ruling-classes, cold weather will not make this go away. The focus has shifted away from a small park in Manhattan and landed squarely on every working class kitchen table.
From Naomi Spencer’s “Notes on the Social Crisis in America” at the World Socialist Web Site: Philadelphia robberies attributed to hunger Philadelphia police report that three men and a teenaged boy arrested in connection with multiple robberies said they committed the crimes because they suffered from hunger. None of the suspects, aged 38, 21, 19,
Protesters are angry and diverse, but far from irresponsible or incoherent. by Walter Brasch Newspaper columnist Ann Coulter, spreading the lies of the extreme right wing, called the Occupy Wall Street protestors, “tattooed, body-pierced, sunken-chested 19-year-olds getting in fights with the police for fun.” She claimed the protestors, now in the thousands in New York,
Hundreds of tweets per hour are hashtagged #OccupyWallStreet. Every hundredth or so contains A-1 first class poobaggery. Here are some annotated highlights: 10. “#OccupyWallStreet: So dumb most of them don’t even realize they’re socialists.” -diggrbiii Anti-occupiers: So dumb most of them don’t even realize they’re rich people’s tools… 9. “don’t forget to tweet from your
The Associated Press is faithfully doing the rhetorical work of the ruling class, configurally linking the Occupy movement to public enemy #1, Iran. This morning, AP stooge Verna Dobnik transcribed the following: The Occupy Wall Street movement, which has spawned grass-roots activities around the U.S. and prompted comments from President Barack Obama, is now drawing
Tweets with the hashtag #OccupyWallStreet are streaming at well over 40 per minute (but, amazingly enough, it ain’t trending on Twitter…). About one tenth of one percent of the tweets are against the Occupy movement, and are remarkable in their idiocy. As a public service, politicalcontext.org presents the best such hatertweeting from the last hour or
With “Occupy…” protests sprouting up across the country, media outlets, political entities and groups within the greater movement are speaking on behalf of the movement at large. They’ve outlined OWS’s demands, its motivation, its ideologies and its demography. In response, images and statements like this one are making the rounds on social networks, rejecting any