Posts Tagged: Occupy Wall Street

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The Commune

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Our house, we believed, was a microcosm of that country. Every month, we’d gather at the kitchen table for our house meeting, where we, like politicians, unveiled our big plans for change. ...more

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The Big Idea #12: John Freeman

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John Freeman, Executive Editor at Lit Hub, talks with Suzanne Koven about his new print-only literary magazine Freeman's, the difference between between criticism and editing, and his fear of flying. ...more

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Fresh Comics #8: John Black’s Body

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In the imagined scenario wherein my apartment burns to the ground and I lose all my worldly possessions, there are just a few things I would miss—family photographs (of course), an old wooden trunk my grandmother reupholstered and that I used to store my toys as a child, and the book, John Black’s Body.

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Adam Wilson Talks Sex, Drugs, and Bankers

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Rumpus contributor Adam Wilson sat down with Tobias Carroll over at the Tottenville Review to discuss Wilson’s latest collection of stories, What’s Important is Feeling. Wilson reveals his interests in Occupy Wall Street and social class, observing:

And then I went away to college and went, “Oh, wait–I really do come from this incredibly privileged background.” And I had to reshape a lot of my thinking about it.

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Sean Stewart and the Underground Press

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“No matter how you feel about the whole thing, what can’t be denied is that millions of people feel betrayed. The people held up their end of the bargain and rightly feel that they got sold out.”

At Guernica, Matthew Newton interviews Sean Stewart, former owner of the now closed Babylon Falling, a radical bookstore and gallery space in San Francisco, and editor of On The Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the US.

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People’s Library Reoccupation

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After this morning’s eviction of Zuccotti Park, the 5,000 books that encompassed the People’s Library have depressingly ended up in a dumpster. However, writers are planning to restock the People’s Library this evening in Liberty Plaza.

“Authors will bring their books, readers will bring their favorite books to donate and together we will rebuild to create the revolution this country needs,” according to the Library’s blog.

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An Occupy Roundup

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Yesterday was Veterans Day and the American Occupation of America was focused on its members who have served in the armed forces.

In the hot front city of Oakland, Scott Olsen, the first veteran seriously injured when police fired ordinance against their fellow American citizens, was released from the hospital, and much more is going on as well.

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It’s Time: The Oakland General Strike Is Here

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A Men's Wearhouse shutting down for the Oakland General Strike

Well this is going to be something.

Oakland’s general strike is today. Organizers are expecting tens of thousands of people. Almost every labor union has endorsed, and students will be walking out all over the Bay Area (solidarity statements here).

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An Occupy Wall Street Roundup

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The Occupy Wall Street protests enter their second month, and have started to garner a lot more media attention. One of the people responsible for that attention is NYPD Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona, who spun a protestor around and punched him in the face.

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Saturday Morning Links

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Saturdays may belong to me, but today I belong to Occupy Des Moines. We’re marching to the Wells Fargo building this morning, located at 666 Walnut St. Not making that up. Feel free to post your own occupation stories in the comments today.

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Artists Coming Out To Support Occupy San Francisco

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Last night, as part of the Occupy SF Art and Performance Series, Foxtails BrigadeSherilynn Connelly, and others came out to support the protestors at Bierman Park. By pretty much all accounts, it was incredible.

Foxtails Brigade—with Laura Weinbach, Anton Patzner (Judgement Day, Bright Eyes), Jo Lewis (Os Beaches, F-Pod B-Pod) and Jascha Hoffman—even played an encore presentation at the main camp in front of the Federal Reserve when they finished at Bierman.

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