Posts Tagged: Occupy Movement

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Juliana Spahr

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Juliana Spahr about her new book That Winter the Wolf Came, the oil industry, and writing about “difficult” topics.

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An Occupy LA Roundup

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I like Balloon Juice blogger mistermix’s take on last night’s eviction of the LA Occupiers. “There was a chance that cold weather in the North, and general boredom in the South, would cause the Occupy protesters to quietly lose interest and abandon their encampments. The work of [LAPD Chief Charlie] Beck and other movement supporters, […]

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An Occupy Roundup, Thanksgiving/Black Friday Edition

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The American Occupation of America received less attention this week as the country (in my dad’s words) “celebrated the near-genocide of the inhabitants of this hemisphere through the killing and consumption of its friendly, harmless, innocent birds.” This week also saw the emergence and global domination of a particularly virulent meme: Casually Pepper Spray Everything […]

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Undermining Occupy Wall Street

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It doesn’t really matter that this memo has come to light–someone is still going to do this. Count on it. Two things interest me in particular about this memo. The first is the idea that “Democratic victories in 2012 would be detrimental for Wall Street and targets specific races in which it says Wall Street […]

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An Occupy Roundup

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You might get the impression from this piece that the NYPD isn’t interested in respecting the right of the press to cover stories involving them. That’s certainly the impression I get. Also, NYPD, that person you’re shoving against

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An Occupy Roundup

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The NYPD cleared Zuccotti Park this morning, at 1:00 a.m. The obvious question for Mayor Bloomberg is why in the middle of the night? If your real concern was the “health and fire safety hazard to the protesters and to the surrounding community,” wouldn’t handling it during the daylight hours have been more effective? Count […]

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An Occupy Roundup

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It’s eviction day in Occupy Oakland. No injuries reported, and 32 people were arrested for failure to disperse. An interesting story of an Oakland police officer who’s been accused of trying to infiltrate the movement. Jay-Z has pulled his Occupy t-shirts from the shelves. Dominic Tierney says Occupy Wall Street needs to wrap itself in […]

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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 […]

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