Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Movement’

Nov
2011
22

#OccupyHomeDepot: Teamsters, Atlanta Activists “Mic Check” Union-Buster At In-Store Protest

#OccupyHomeDepot: Teamsters, Atlanta Activists “Mic Check” Union-Buster At In-Store Protest
MIC CHECK! Occupy Atlanta hit their first corporate target last week when 75 people gathered to protest Home Depot and their treatment of workers. The in-store surprise was followed by a march across the street to join in solidarity with Communications Workers of America (CWA) members marching outside a Verizon store. The group of 75 ...
Nov
2011
14

From the Corridors of Congress to the Kitchens of Kalamazoo

From the Corridors of Congress to the Kitchens of Kalamazoo
As I walked through Zuccotti Park last Friday, I stopped to reflect on the necessary winter-friendly changes to the encampment; a stronghold once easy to navigate freely now sat congested with tents and lean-tos, huddled together to maximize efficiency. But the occupiers, though cold, looked more impassioned and dedicated than they had when the...
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Nov
2011
10

Missoula, MT Becomes 3rd City to Formally Denounce Corporate Personhood; “Occupy the Courts” Scheduled for 1/20/12

Voters in Missoula, MT voted Tuesday night to ask the U.S. Congress to write an amendment to the constitution stating that corporations are not people. The measure, supported by 75% of voters, makes Missoula the third town in the U.S. to pass such a resolution. Madison, Wisconsin and Boulder, CO (our piece here from last ...
Nov
2011
8

Occupy Dallas Calls General Strike for November 30th

Occupy Dallas Calls General Strike for November 30th
The general assembly of Occupy Dallas is calling for a “general strike” on November 30th. A general strike is often thought of as a shutdown of the economy by the people, brought on by refusing to participate in any money spending or business doing in order to achieve a larger political goal. In 1980, workers ...
Nov
2011
7

#OccupyWallStreet Protestors Occupying Taxpayer-Subsidized Space

#OccupyWallStreet Protestors Occupying Taxpayer-Subsidized Space
The Clawback blog has an interesting little post up about the special nature of Zuccotti Park (where #OccupyWallStreet is taking place) that not only allows it to be occupied but also suggests even more reason for it to be occupied: But it’s a special category of private property. The park was created more than 40 ...
Nov
2011
7

VIDEO: Oakland Police Officer Shoots Protester With Rubber Bullet For No Apparent Reason

Last night, Think Progress posted this YouTube video that surfaced of an #OccupyOakland protester being shot with a rubber bullet while filming a line of riot police. Tensions appear to be low during the video, with no noise or chanting or raucous confrontation. It is unclear why the officer takes aim at the camera man ...