An Occupy Wall Street Roundup


Remember that NYPD deputy commander who pepper-sprayed protesters for apparently no reason at all? He’s facing disciplinary charges which could result in him losing 10 whole vacation days.

The Guardian had a debate/conversation between protesters from Occupy Wall Street, London and Frankfurt.

I think more people like the guy in this photo need to join the movement.

There’s an unlikely group who should be thanking the Occupy movement–the Tea Party.

Occupy Writers is growing. D. G. Myers thinks everyone on the list is a useful idiot.

Would you like to report on your local Occupy movement? Send your stories to isaac AT or poetry AT We’ll run the best ones in the blog.

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →