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Homeless Family Occupies Foreclosed Home in Brooklyn (Inside Story)

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Agence France-Press: Anti-Wall Street Groups Arrive for Washington meet

Agence France-Press: Anti-Wall Street Groups Arrive for Washington meet

By Agence France-Press WASHINGTON — Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters and union activists on Monday began to arrive in Washington for a campaign in which they aim to “Take back the Capitol from corporate control.” A week of demonstrations and sit-ins are planned “in the name of the 99 percent,” that the anti-corporate movement says has been sidelined as lobbyists have bought up the US political system for the benefit of big business. As “Occupy” camps across the United … Read entire article »

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#OCCUPYOURHOMES #OWS #DECEMBER6 #D6 – GET THE WORD OUT

#OCCUPYOURHOMES #OWS #DECEMBER6 #D6 – GET THE WORD OUT

#OCCUPYOURHOMES #OWS #DECEMBER6 #D6 – GET THE WORD OUT from Rhodes Pictures on Vimeo. On December 3rd, community activists and occupiers canvassed East New York, Brooklyn in preparation for December 6th National Day of Action. Just from the few hours, conversing and handing out flyers, over 300 community members are already interested in being involved. “This action is part of a national kick-off for a new frontier for the occupy movement: the liberation of vacant bank-owned homes for … Read entire article »

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Nader Fawz: Flotilla Heads to Gaza Amid Turkish Obstruction

Nader Fawz: Flotilla Heads to Gaza Amid Turkish Obstruction

By Nader Fawz Flotilla activists bent on breaking the Israeli siege of Gaza had to pose as tourists and downsize their crew to overcome Turkish efforts to stall their trip. Fatiha (Turkey) - Two boats carrying Canadian and Irish activists joined by a handful of journalists managed to leave Turkish waters for Greece to avoid any legal bans that could be imposed by Ankara before declaring their official destination was Gaza. The two boats, named Tahrir and Saoirse respectively, … Read entire article »

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Grassroots Global Justice Stands in Solidarity with the Occupy Oakland General Strike

Grassroots Global Justice Stands in Solidarity with the Occupy Oakland General Strike

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Stands in Solidarity with the Occupy Oakland General Strike Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) supports the workers, students, children and families, the LEFTBAY99 coalition of social justice organizations, OCCUPY/Liberate Oakland, and all those who are taking action as part of the Oakland General Strike of November 2. We echo organizers’ call to “FORECLOSE ON THE 1%” and “OCCUPY THE BANKS!”!  Wall Street, big bankers, and corporate CEO’s should pay for the damage they have done to … Read entire article »

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David Haack: How the Occupy movement won me over

David Haack: How the Occupy movement won me over

By David Haack Occupy Wall Street has wisely resisted calls for ‘demands’. This great democratic experiment is bigger than any program. All of July, I worked at an awful exploitative job, for which I was paid $5 an hour under the guise of a “stipend”. Disillusioned, in August, I found the general assembly. I was captivated by their plan to occupy Wall Street – with one major objection. At the time, I was under the impression that without concrete demands, or even … Read entire article »

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Mohamed Ezzeldin: Occupy Wall Street General Assembly

Mohamed Ezzeldin: Occupy Wall Street General Assembly

Egyptian activist Mohamed Ezzeldin addresses the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly at Washington Square Park, Manhattan, NYC, Oct. 8, 2011. An inspiring moment in this historic period. … Read entire article »

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Occupy Wall Street GA In Washington Square October 8, 2011

Occupy Wall Street GA In Washington Square October 8, 2011

This video documents just one of the massive general assemblies (GA) that occurred during the current historic Occupy Wall Street events with thousands of participants, and that is still unfolding. Topics covered in this GA include: - Introduction - Assembly Process - Peoples Mic - Working Group Report Backs from: *Labor *Info *Media *Comfort *Shipping *Speak Easy *Direct Action *Arts & Culture *Others… The assembly also included an address from Egyptian activist Mohamed Ezzeldin. A call to action from Direct Action. And finally, the closing of the GA. … Read entire article »

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Naomi Klein: Occupy Wall Street Oct. 5th Demo

Naomi Klein: Occupy Wall Street Oct. 5th Demo

TNS ran into author Naomi Klein at the Oct. 5 Occupy Wall Street march from Foley Square on Wall Street. She commented on the significance of Occupy Wall Street and the global fight against economic austerity. Length: 2 min. 4 sec. … Read entire article »

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Occupy Wall Street: Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

Occupy Wall Street: Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, … Read entire article »

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Michael Sorkin: “Liberty Square”

Michael Sorkin: “Liberty Square”

By Michael Sorkin ‘Liberty Square’ is from Michael Sorkin’s All Over the Map One of the basic rights enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution is that of “the people to freely assemble.” Free assembly is the primary expression of democracy in space, the physical embodiment of liberty. This relationship far predates the American experience. Cities, in particular, have long been seen as especially conducive to freedom, as exemplified in the famous motto of the Hanseatic League: … Read entire article »

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Yotam Marom: Live from Liberty Plaza: A Brief Analysis from a Wall Street Occupier

Yotam Marom: Live from Liberty Plaza: A Brief Analysis from a Wall Street Occupier

Writing for Ourselves The occupation of Wall Street is now in its third week. Thousands of people have worked and fought for it, have given it their time, their bodies, their ideas, their blood. People have used their bodies as shields, sent letters of solidarity, marched, slept out, donated, tweeted, and more. There are thousands more still who have not been with us, whether because geographical reasons or because they are busy struggling elsewhere. I have been … Read entire article »

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Gabriella Coleman: The Ethics Of Digital Direct Action

Gabriella Coleman: The Ethics Of Digital Direct Action

By Gabriella Coleman Denial-of-service attacks and similar tactics are becoming more widely used as protest tools.   The political movement known as Anonymous has managed to capture the attention of the media, the hearts of many supporters, and the ire of many spectators after an eight-month spree of political interventions, stretching from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) campaigns, to human rights technical assistance in Tunisia, to a more recent spate of hacks under the guise of Operation Antisec. The state … Read entire article »

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James Butler: Kettled Youth By Dan Hancox

James Butler: Kettled Youth By Dan Hancox

By James Butler   The very best kinds of journalism, which are rare and difficult to accomplish, are not those which seek to present a spurious, pseudo-objective ‘balance’, but which dwell in the heart of their subject matter, overturn orthodoxies, present an event from its inside. By that definition, Dan Hancox’s new pamphlet, Kettled Youth, is very good journalism indeed. In the pursuit of such ends it can be easy to traduce or simplify one’s subjects, or cede … Read entire article »

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Charles Arthur: Alleged LulzSec Hacker Released On Bail

Charles Arthur: Alleged LulzSec Hacker Released On Bail

By Charles Arthur Jake Davis, allegedly known online as ‘Topiary’, released on bail after being charged with five offences.   Jake Davis, an 18-year-old from the Shetland Islands, was released on bail on Monday after being charged with five offences relating to computer attacks and break-ins by the LulzSec and Anonymous hackinggroups earlier this year. The black-haired Davis, wearing a black T-shirt under a blue denim shirt and holding a copy of a book called Free radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science, showed … Read entire article »

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Ryan Gallagher: A Passion For Change – LulzSec Interview

Ryan Gallagher: A Passion For Change – LulzSec Interview

By Ryan Gallagher Source: openDemocracy A rare and candid interview conducted with Topiary, founding member of LulzSec and self-described ‘captain of the Lulz Boat’ – on becoming involved in hacktivism, fighting extortion claims, donating to Wikileaks, revolution, and the US government. Last week, hacker collective LulzSec returned with a bang, attacking a series of websites owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News International in apparent response to the ongoing phone hacking scandal. For 50 days between May and June, the tight-knit, six-strong group … Read entire article »

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TNS Exclusive: OFS on Bloombergville Experience and Lessons

TNS Exclusive: OFS on Bloombergville Experience and Lessons

Ileia Burgos, Ben Case and Yotam Marom, from the Organization for a Free Society (OFS), discuss organizing and activism around the New York City budget cuts as well as strategy and tactics against economic austerity more generally. They explain their experiences and lessons as individual participants and as an organization. (video) Length: 55:22 … Read entire article »

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