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Highlights Week of September 2
March on Wall St. South - Mobilization Info, OccupyWallSt.org
(August 31, 2012) There's just a few days left until the March on Wall Street South mobilization kicks off! See below for a schedule of events and many other updates. You can also find transportation leaving from your area to bring folks to Charlotte!
Andrew Breitbart Anti-Occupy Film Screened at RNC With Heavy Police Presence, Elizabeth Flock, US News
(August 31, 2012) Anti-Occupy film "Occupy Unmasked," dubbed the final work of the late conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, was screened Thursday at the Republican National Convention to a smattering of Breitbart fans, protesters, media and heavily armed police gathered in a giant tent. The event could have attracted hundreds more, but the film's producer David Bossie said he was concerned about "fist fights in the theater" after his team was alerted to threats by Occupy protesters online.
Occupy Wall Street protestors gather near the Staten Island Ferry station in New York.
Occupy Wall Street Plans to Block NYSE, Sebastian Smith, Agence France-Presse
(August 31, 2012) Occupy Wall Street will mark its first anniversary this September by attempting to blockade the New York Stock Exchange and trying to arrest bankers, organizers said Thursday.
Occupy Seeks Answers From FBI in Lawsuit, Phil Fairbanks, Buffalo (NY) News
(August 29, 2012) When members of Occupy Buffalo gathered in January for a peaceful protest in Niagara Falls, federal agents were watching their every move.
Twitter Fights Back to Protect 'Occupy Wall Street' Protester, Kim Zetter, Wired Magazine
(August 29, 2012) Twitter is standing firm against a court order to turn over user data related to an Occupy Wall Street protester.
A police officer with a bullhorn addresses a large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement who attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in New York. Photo: Will Stevens/AP
The 99% Take On the Republican National Convention, Arun Gupta, AlterNet
(August 29, 2012) Despite mixed feelings about Obama, protesters fight Mitt Romney, the 'King of the 1%.'
Twitter Appeals Ruling on Occupy Posts, Benny Evangelista, Chronicle News Services
(August 28, 2012)Twitter on Monday appealed a judge's order that it turn over information about an Occupy Wall Street protester's posts, saying it will seek a court order finding that its users can fight subpoenas directed at the company.
Hong Kong's Occupy Protesters Defy Deadline to Leave HSBC, Eleni Himaras and Stephanie Tong, Bloomberg News (August 28, 2012) Occupy Central protesters in Hong Kong defied a 9 p.m. deadline last night to leave HSBC Holdings Plc's Asian headquarters where they have spent more than 10 months demonstrating against income inequality.
Back to 'Occupy!': The International Center of Photography Exhibit (Photos), Blake Gopnik, Daily Beast
(August 28, 2012) As we approach the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, on Sept. 17, the International Center of Photography in New York is marking it with a suitably open-armed exhibition called simply "Occupy!" It will be on view each weekend through Sept. 30 in a reclaimed barracks on Governor's Island
Kumi Naidoo, head of Greenpeace, scaling a Gazprom oil platform for drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Photo © Greenpeace/Basil Tsimoyianis.
Greenpeace Abandons Occupation of Arctic Oil Drilling Rig After Workers Throw Metal at Them, Jeremy Hance, Mongabay.com
(August 26, 2012) On Friday the head of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, and five other activists occupied an Arctic oil platform owned by Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom to protest exploiting fossil fuel beds in the Arctic ocean. The action by Greenpeace was short-lived after workers began spraying them with cold water from high-powered hoses and then threw pieces of metal down at them, according to Naidoo, who communicated via Twitter during the civil disobedience.
RNC Protesters Make Do With Tents, Tarps As Isaac Soaks Region, Rich Shopes, Tampa Bay (FL) Times
(August 27, 2012) Hunkered down in a tent wasn't the cushiest way to spend a night downtown, but at least it was dry.
From Voice of Freedom Park, Tampa, FL: Interview With Food Not Bombs Activist Nathan Pim, Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism
(August 26, 2012) Nathan Pim of Food Not Bombs (twitter) contacted Naked Capitalism because of the convention coverage we've been doing, and I thought that Naked Capitalism readers might be interested in hearing from somebody directly on the ground with Occupy about what's going on in Tampa, so I arranged to interview him. Once again, Stephen Malagodi agreed to handle it, and The Unknown Transcriptionist agreed to transcribe.
How Far Can We Push Our Freedom?, Minaret
(August 26, 2012) "Mr. Chairman, my fellow Americans, my fellow Democrats, I proudly accept the nomination of our party." These were the words of Democratic Presidential Nominee Hubert Humphrey in 1968 Chicago, as he accepted the Democratic nomination for president to thunderous applause. What unfolded outside the walls of the convention, however, was complete anarchy as protestors rioted in a Grant Park that was barricaded with barbed wire fences and surrounded by a police force armed with assault rifles and tear gas. Chaos reined in the streets for hours as protestors hurled rocks at police and the police responded in kind with baton beatings and tear gas. In a report issued by the Mayor of Chicago, Richard J. Daley, analyzing the protests of the convention, it was listed that a total of 500 people had been treated for injuries and 152 officers were wounded. By all accounts, the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention were disastrous and were a model of a convention gone wrong. Thoughts of 1968 are clearly on the mind of convention officials as Tampa prepares to host the 2012 Republican National Convention.