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Highlights Week of July 8
Occupy National Gathering Brings Together Occupiers From Far and Wide, Jake Blumgart, AlterNet
The five-day Occupy National Gathering, which drew to a close on July 4, gave participants a venue to network, prioritize issues and vent their grievances with the movement. The event gave those who felt marginalized the chance to make themselves heard, with many expressing frustration at the preponderance of white males in positions of influence.
July 2-10, San Diego: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership, OccupyWallSt.org
Malcolm Harris is accused of disorderly conduct in relation to an Occupy protest on the Brooklyn Bridge in October. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
Twitter Forced to Release Occupy Protester's Tweets to New York Court, Matt Williams, Guardian UK
Twitter has been ordered to hand over almost three months worth of messages from an Occupy Wall Street protester after losing a legal challenge to prosecutors' demands for the tweets.
The Philadelphia National Gathering Reveals Occupy's Law of Entropy, Arun Gupta, Guardian UK
Judging by the Occupy national gathering in Philadelphia this week, the Middle Ages is making a comeback. In the shadow of Independence Hall, America's secular Bethlehem, hundreds of pilgrims gathered here for a five-day festival of democracy culminating in night-time procession around the manors of power on the nation's high holy day, 4 July.
American Autumn: an Occudoc, OccupyWallSt.org
Shot on the front lines and meeting spaces of the Occupy movement in NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC from the earliest days through the end of January 2012, American Autumn: an Occudoc is an inside looking out view of the occupy movement. With interviews and insight from key organizers, thinkers and activists including Medea Benjamin, David Degraw, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Lee Camp, Naomi Klein, Nathan Schneider, Ashley Sanders, Vlad Teichberg, Sgt. Shamar Thomas, Dr. Cornel West, Kevin Zeese and many more, writer/ director Dennis Trainor Jr weaves commentary and a fearless style that often puts the viewer right between police and protesters.
Save Our Post Offices, Patricia Jackson, Indybay
Wednesday, June 27, held a rally, march, and occupy of the Civic Center Post Office which serves many of the city's homeless. We gathered in solidarity to support the national June 25-28 Hunger Strike by postal workers in Washington DC. This movement is growing across the country to stop threats of eliminating 220,000 living-wage jobs and closing 3,700 post offices including four in S.F. The majority of post offices threatened are in poor neighborhoods and rural areas.
Howard Zinn | Are We Politicians or Citizens? Howard Zinn, the Progressive<>