Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

American Autumn
, Part 2: Fritz Tucker’s Take on Occupy Wall Street

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For the timeline, please go to The Pivotal Moments of Occupy Wall Street A participant’s critique of Occupy Wall Street on Day 2 By Fritz Tucker New York City’s Financial District, notorious for devious deals that crash economies, has witnessed a more harmonious set of transactions since Sept. 17. Thousands of people have come together [&hellip
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Impressions with an OWS Organizer

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By Rebecca Chapman From the goals of Occupy Wall Street to its public relations problem, I sat down with an anonymous OWS organizer to discuss their impressions of the movement thus far and what they see as the next step. First, why don’t you want to be identified? I don’t want to use my name [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Ticked-Off Teamsters vs. Sotheby’s Socialites

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by Evan Mulvihill   “What’s disgusting? Union busting!” screamed the protesting Teamsters outside of Sotheby’s Yorkville digs this past Monday. While they recently lured younger Occupy Wall Streeters to their cause in a robust protest outside of Broadway’s “The Mountaintop,” the Teamsters’ numbers tonight were thin, although the 10 union members present were certainly leveraging their whistles, megaphones, and [&hellip
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When Cinema and Politics Converge: Godard’s Weekend and the Wall Street Protests

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By John Bredin   In 1967, one year before the historic Left uprisings of May 1968, Godard produced a pair of prophetic masterpieces (La Chinoise and Weekend) as if to provide cognitive, and aesthetic, sustenance for the coming revolution. So perfect was their historical tie in that, at their American premier—during the 1968 New York [&hellip
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Happy Anniversary Occupy Wall Street!

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Today marks the one-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protest. On September 17th, exactly one month ago, protesters rallied in Lower Manhattan, marched to Zuccotti Park, and did not leave. One month later they are not only still there but the protest has also become global, gained the support of unions, and much much [&hellip
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Protesters successfully avert clearing of Zuccotti Park

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The Occupy Wall Street encampment was in serious jeopardy last night; Mayor Bloomberg, at Brookfield Office Properties’ request, announced that the city would attempt to clean Zuccotti Park at 7am this morning and that once the cleaning was completed protesters would no longer be allowed to have sleeping bags in the park, or even lie [&hellip
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Dispatches from Occupy Wall Street

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By Rebecca Chapman Occupy Wall Street declared Wednesday, Oct. 5 National Student Walk-Out Day, and many unions joined the protesters at a rally in Foley Square. Although the day began jubilant and hopeful, by evening tension prevailed. I spent the entire day with the protesters and saw for myself how quickly the mood turned—and how [&hellip
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“Wall Street Occupennial” to Present Art in Support of Occupy Wall Street

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Calling itself an “archive” and “clearinghouse” for all art and artists related to or in support of Occupy Wall Street, The Wall Street Occupennial has been launched. According to their mission statement, “The Occupennial is founded on the belief that artists have a crucial role to play in helping to elaborate and sustain the democratic [&hellip
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