Posts Tagged: #ows

On Civil Society

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“It’s as though the great New York-centric moment of openness after 9/11, when we were ready to reexamine our basic assumptions and look each other in the eye, has returned, and this time it’s not confined to New York City, and we’re not ready to let anyone shut it down with rubbish about patriotism and […]

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Evict This

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The Nation addresses the raid on Occupy Wall Street, reminding us of the futility of evicting an idea. “If Mayor Bloomberg hoped to chill this protest with his midnight assault, then the outpouring of support in New York and nationwide has only proven his tactic a disastrous miscalculation. Indeed, some are calling the mayor’s action […]

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Fox News Grossed Out

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Want to know what Fox News is saying about OWS without having to actually expose yourself to their coverage? Salon‘s Alex Pareene spent two days watching the most “fair and balanced” news station and gives us a break down. “…I now know that the entire Occupy movement is mostly about their right to vomit and […]

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Bartleby in NYC

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Some friends of Housing Works Bookstore are hosting a marathon reading of Herman Melville’s novella Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street. It’s only 45 pages, but it’s an exciting 45 pages. The reading will be this Thursday, Nov. 10, at 3 PM in the public atrium at 60 Wall Street.

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It’s Time: The Oakland General Strike Is Here

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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). Businesses throughout Oakland are shutting down (partial list here), including, apparently, Men’s Wearhouse(!) and the Grand Park […]

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