December 17th, 2011 was a big day for the Occupy Movement: the three month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street; one year since Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation that sparked the Tunisian revolution and in turn the Arab Spring, and the 24th birthday of PFC Bradley Manning, the US army intelligence analyst accused of giving WikiLeaks the information [...]
-by Alli McCracken On the morning of Saturday, December 17th, 2011 I arrived at Occupy DC in McPherson Square, bundled up, bracing myself for the cold day ahead. Right away I found Mel, CODEPINK staffer from the NYC office, and we excitedly rejoiced at being reunited. Shortly afterwards we boarded the bus chartered by Occupy [...]
It was my honor to deliver the following message to the OWS community tonight on behalf of WOW (Women Occupying Wall Street). The statement was drafted to express our collective outrage at being blatantly disrespected and sidelined during Friday night’s Spokes Council meeting. Unfortunately, the chaotic nature of tonight’s GA further illustrated the urgency of [...]
I participated in a march from City Hall to LA’s school district headquarters yesterday afternoon and at 10 p.m. when the call came from teachers at Occupy LAUSD that they needed backup from Occupy LA, I was able to lead the OLA supporters to the LAUSD encampment through a route that offered amplification by a [...]
Today, the second largest city in the country went on record in support of the OccupyTogether movement. The city council didn’t just vote in support of OccupyLA, they also called into question corporate personhood and the banking industry. They connected to people’s movement with their own inability to act on city-wide banking regulation. This caused [...]
I arrived at sunset as the downpour ended.
Melanie is moving through the community as if it were her living room.
She has made friends and allies and nurtured relationships of mutual support.
And of course her headquarters is the Wiki-Leaks truck!