Tag Archive | "NYC"

This is What Displacement Looks Like

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I’ve been on a tumultuous emotional journey since the NYPD violent raided Liberty Square last week. After initially plunging into a sea of despair, my dreams of building an even better, brighter movement based on everything we’ve learned over the past two months buoyed me back up to the surface of hope. Then, on Monday, [...]

WOW Demands Respect from the OWS Community

Sunday, November 13, 2011


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 [...]

Are We Bonobos or Chimpanzees? Evolution and Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Bonobos and chimpanzees, our closest animal relatives, are almost exactly the same type of monkey. They are so similar, in fact, they only became distinguished as separate species in 1929. But chimpanzee and bonobo societies are dramatically different. In chimpanzee culture, males dominate, sex is strictly for reproduction and violence and infanticide are common. Bonobo [...]

Occupy Wall Street Day 5: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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After yesterday’s rain and violent arrests, I’m afraid of what to expect as I approach Liberty Plaza for the fifth day of Occupy Wall Street. Mainstream media report that numbers have dwindled; our own media’s livestream was shut down yesterday while people were arrested for trying to cover the equipment with tarps. I am bracing [...]

Make Choices Not War

Friday, September 2, 2011

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-By Barbara Harris CODEPINK NYC and the Granny Peace Brigade partnered for peace at The East Harlem Youth Fair, sponsored by Councilwomen Melissa Mark-Viverito, Tuesday August 30th. We engaged the community with information about the cost of war, truth in military recruitment, and non-military options for youth after high school.  Ms Gizmo provided an opportunity [...]

Official release: Local taxpayers to rally TODAY outside of AIG New York offices

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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WHAT: Local taxpayers to gather outside of AIG New York offices, demand their fair $80 million share of sale WHEN: 12 p.m. TODAY (April 15) WHERE: AIG headquarters @ 70 Pine St., New York, NY NEW YORK CITY — AIG is selling its Manhattan offices here — and local taxpayers want their fair share of [...]

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