“Mic Check! Karl Rove is the Architect. The Architect of OccupyIraq. The Architect of OccupyAfghanistan. The Architect of tax cuts for the 1%. The 99% think it’s time to #Occupy the Architect. To #Occupy the Architecture. Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Baltimore. Occupy Johns Hopkins. Occupy America. Liberate America. Occupy everything. Occupy everywhere. Occupy together. We are the 99%.”
In Seattle, Washington, a march through the city’s downtown district late Tuesday turned grim after a pregnant 19-year-old girl who only gave her name as Jennifer was pepper-sprayed by police officers while participating in a peaceful protest. That same evening, Dorli Rainey, described by the Occupy Seattle movement as “a 4-foot 10-inch, 84-year-old woman” with ties to activist dating back decades, also became the victim of a pepper-spray assault from the Seattle Police Department.
In a Special Comment, Keith contextualizes Mayor Bloomberg’s actions against Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park and how they have – unintentionally – vaulted the movement from a local nuisance to a global platform for the disenfranchised.
Reverend Billy and His Choir Re-Occupy Zuccotti Park
- Scott Stringer Unhappy With Occupy Wall Street Eviction From Zuccotti Park, Treatment Of Press (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Judge tells Occupy Wall Street: You can’t sleep in Zuccotti Park anymore (csmonitor.com)
- Occupy Wall Street Loses Its Occupy (abcnews.go.com)
- Bloomberg under fire from the left (politico.com)
- Judge rules against protesters in Occupy Wall Street eviction challenge (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- 10 Reasons Why The New York Police Evicted the Occupy Wall Street Protesters (listofx.wordpress.com)
- Occupy Wall Street: New York Police Department Evicts Protesters, Clears Zuccotti Park [LATEST UPDATES] (laurieanichols.wordpress.com)
Michael Moore expresses his suspicion that the DOJ and DHS are behind the coordinated evictions of the #OWS protesters.
Just this month, Jasiri X was slated to appear at the University of Connecticut for a “political awareness rally” organized by the student government. But then was told that he would only be paid and allowed to attend if he didn’t perform his song, “Occupy (We are the 99)”, because it contained “obvious political statements”