An Occupy Wall Street Roundup


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. The Deputy Inspector is now being formally investigated for his actions.

Matt Taibbi has been on fire about this story in the last few days, and today’s piece on why Rush Limbaugh is freaking out over Occupy Wall Street is no exception.

We Who Are About to Die presents photos from Occupy Wall Street library, which we covered on October 8.

The NY Times has an interesting article on the disparate issues that are drawing people to the Occupy movement from all over the country.

Mother Jones on the debate over the demands of the Occupy Wall Street–or whether there should be any demands. Count me in among the latter, at least for now. Right now, the important thing (as I see it) is to emphasize the issues of economic inequality. The debate over how to address those issues should happen closer to the next set of elections. But hey, that’s just my opinion. I’m not speaking for anyone else.

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 →