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Zuccotti Park Eviction

Will The Stars Appear On Occupy's 5th Birthday?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.13.2016 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Five years ago on September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street's taking of Zuccotti Park in New York City provided an opportunity for many stars to shine. A few, all too few, continue to shine even today.

Finally! Occupy Wall Street's One Demand is Revealed

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.07.2016 | New York
Jerry Ashton

And, it's a good one - an invitation to join with a significant number of the original Occupiers and their supporters on Saturday, September 7 (S17) and celebrate Occupy's fifth anniversary in NYC's Zuccotti Park.

Occupy Wall Street at Age Two: Memorialized in Documentaries, but Not Buried

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.22.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Producer/videographer Michael Perlman's just-released film, The 99%: Occupy Everywhere, narrated by Lou Reed, is not only an eye-opener, it is a heart-opener.

'A Line in the Park' -- An Occupy Invite and Plea to Hopeful NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.16.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Well, the tide is flowing in your favor, Bill. Willy Thompson has conceded, and only one lonely Republican stands between you and Gracie Mansion. An...

Wall Street's Two Least Favorite Birthdays: OWS and Everett Stern

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

You can be sure that TBTF (Too Big To Fail) bankers will not be donning party hats when these two birthdays roll around: that of Occupy Wall Street on...

The New Police State: An Argument for Rewriting the Words to 'Universal Soldier'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

I am certain most have heard - or heard of - this famous anti-war song of the '60s which was written and released first by Buffy Sainte-Marie and then...

Controversial Tribeca Sponsor Sparks Outrage From OWS Supporters

Posted 04.27.2012 | New York

Several filmmakers and Occupy Wall Street supporters are criticizing the Tribeca Film Festival for its inclusion of Brookfield Properties, the owner o...

Zuccotti Park Protest Lives on, in Augmented Reality App

Amelia Marzec | Posted 03.11.2012 | Technology
Amelia Marzec

If you missed seeing the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park, there's another chance for you to experience the occupation at the original site.

Amy Lee

At Occupy Broadway, A Theatrical Plan To Reclaim New York City's Public Spaces | Amy Lee | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

This is the fifth in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture, The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about the series here. ...

The Untouchables of Zuccotti Park

Stanley Rogouski | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Stanley Rogouski

The "1%" have revealed themselves as shrill ideologues willing to scapegoat America's most vulnerable people in order to defeat a political movement that threatens them.

Civil Society at Ground Zero

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

It's rarely noted that Zuccotti Park is within sight of, and kitty-corner to, Ground Zero. What was born and what died that day a decade ago has everything to do with what's going on in and around the park, the country, and the world now.

Why Occupy Wall Street Needs to Occupy Real Space

Guy Horton | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Guy Horton

The occupy movement was always simultaneously a virtual movement and a physical movement built by bodies in real-time and space.

How the 99% Won in the Fight for Worker Rights

Andy Kroll | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Andy Kroll

Republican governor John Kasich's anti-union law might still be on the books if not for the force of OWS. And if the Occupy movement survives, if it regroups and adapts to life beyond Zuccotti Park, you can bet it will notch more political victories in 2012.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Herman Cain failed his foreign policy pop quiz on Libya ("I got all this stuff twirling around in my head" is the campaign trail equivalent of "the dog ate my homework"). Congress failed basic nutrition when it voted to dismiss new guidelines that would have upped the amount of fresh veggies and fruit in school lunches and instead declared that frozen pizza qualified as a vegetable (which, I'm sure, had nothing to do with the $5.6 million the food industry has spent lobbying against the healthier regulations). And New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't pass the sniff test when he claimed that he ordered the surprise NYPD raid on Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park encampment because it had become a "fire safety hazard." The Occupy movement is in large part a response to the diminished credibility of governments everywhere. And the way governments are dealing with the movement only further diminishes their credibility. An epic fail.

NYPD Using Army 'Snatch and Grab' Techniques Against OWS Protesters

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

The NYPD are up to something a little more vile and tricky than ordering baton-wielding police goons to charge recklessly up Manhattan streets, beatin...

Siege in Oakland's Ogawa Plaza

Jim Worth | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

The large and growing protests are having a positive effect and will continue to as long as protesters avoid aggression and violence that turns the public against their populist message.

Occupy Wall Street Evicted by $174.5 Million Subsidized Firm

John Stoehr | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
John Stoehr

Zuccotti Park is different. While most parks are public, this one is privately owned. Its owner is one of America's largest commercial real estate firms. Brookfield Properties owns lots of property in lower Manhattan -- and its status among corporate "citizens" is enviable.

"I'm Getting Arrested" App Creators Slammed With Feature Requests

Amelia Marzec | Posted 01.17.2012 | Technology
Amelia Marzec

Over 200 arrests resulted from the Liberty Square raid on Tuesday. But the "I'm Getting Arrested" app was forgotten, illustrating a disconnect between online and offline activists.

Mayor Bloomberg's Cowardice and Occupy Wall Street

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 01.16.2012 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD acted with cowardice by trying to use the cloak of night, while people slept, as a shield from the highly questionable tactics they engaged in during their raid on Zuccotti Park.

WATCH: New Footage Of Zuccotti Park Eviction...Set To Sinatra

Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

Filmmaker Casey Neistat aimed his camera at the shocking midnight raid on Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, and for the most sardonic effect set th...

Mayor Bloomberg's Victory Could Be Good News for Occupy Wall Street

Dan Collins | Posted 01.15.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Michael Bloomberg's edict against the campers in Zuccotti Park could really wind up helping OWS in the long run. Even the utopian vision of the park was not really the point of the protests, which were about the way most Americans are slipping out of the middle class as the top one percent is getting more and more obscenely wealthy. OWS can drive that home without living on the street. They can still protest in the park. They can still march. They can still make themselves heard. And we will be back talking about what they're saying, and not whether or not their campsite is clean.

The Bust at OWS: "Don't Mourn For Me, Organize"

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Bloomberg's sweep of Zuccotti Park forces OWS to examine its future. The challenge to OWS is real. Can it turn its' technological genius and simple message into an organization that makes real, practical change in people's lives?

WATCH: OWS Security Guard Uses Gay Slur Toward Videographer

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The New York City Police Department's unexpected descent onto Zuccotti Park early this morning has rattled many supporters of the two-month-long Occup...

Zuccotti Ruling In: Protesters No Longer Allowed To Camp In Park

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2012 | New York

By COLLEEN LONG and VERENA DOBNIK - Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has upheld the city's dismantling of the Occupy Wall Stree...

An OWS Civics Quiz

Howard A. Rodman | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Howard A. Rodman

Does the First Amendment give the mayor the right to "protect the members of the press" from the news? Doesn't this count as "abridging the freedom of the press"?