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1:21 PM, August 17th, 2012

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From ART BEAST:

As we approach the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, on Sept. 17, the International Center of Photography in New York is marking it with a suitably open-armed exhibition called simply “Occupy!” It will be on view each weekend through Sept. 30 in a reclaimed barracks on Governor’s Island. ICP curators have held an open call for submissions, and will be hanging every Occupy image that came in before Aug. 15—a few of which are shown here. “There’s an incredibly wide range of pictures, of surprisingly high quality,” says Brian Wallis, chief curator at ICP. He gives the credit to new digital technologies, which put photography within reach of more people than ever. He also notes that this same technology was crucial to Occupy’s success, and to spreading news of its actions.

—Blake Gopnik

SEE THE FULL GALLERY HERE

Brings back memories. 

Reblogged from Picture Dept
4:14 PM, July 11th, 2012

newsweek:

Zuccotti has been reoccupied. Watch live.

We’re seeing that this is the end of a 99-mile march from Philadelphia. Can anyone confirm?

Currently on the livestream from Zuccotti, it looks like a drummer is getting arrested. Just like old times. Another stream here (under NYC2)

Reblogged from Newsweek
11:57 AM, May 22nd, 2012
Social media was very good at short-term mobilization that removed Ben Ali, Mubarak, and others. But organization-building takes more than that, and the liberals in Egypt didn’t move on to that stage.
Francis Fukuyama in our live chat. If you hurry you can still get a question in. Also, read his op-ed from yesterday on how the Facebook revolution of the Arab Spring has failed to deliver lasting political change
11:37 AM, May 22nd, 2012
2:28 PM, May 16th, 2012

In the first Occupy Wall Street protest trial, video from a livestream is used as evidence against the police’s side of the story, leading to an acquittal of the arrested journalist, Alexander Arbuckle. (“The relevant section in the video above begins around minute 31:50 and ends with the arrests around minute 35:00.”)

As your Tumblr quoted a protester in October, the livestream is "our greatest weapon for letting people see things as they develop."

6:16 PM, May 1st, 2012

Captain America salutes the Occupy Wall Street protesters marching down Broadway to Wall Street. (photo from @macfathom

1:19 PM, May 1st, 2012
newsweek:

When we heard (on this live stream, that’s currently off the air) that some May Day protesters started marching toward a Chipotle in midtown, we thought we’d give them a heads-up. Hopefully they’re making some burritos, because the picketers aren’t super happy with some of their political decisions that we believe have to do with immigrant hiring practices. 
Follow our May Day live blog for more. 

Check nwktumblr, as well as our live blog, for more May Day updates as the day goes on. 

newsweek:

When we heard (on this live stream, that’s currently off the air) that some May Day protesters started marching toward a Chipotle in midtown, we thought we’d give them a heads-up. Hopefully they’re making some burritos, because the picketers aren’t super happy with some of their political decisions that we believe have to do with immigrant hiring practices. 

Follow our May Day live blog for more. 

Check nwktumblr, as well as our live blog, for more May Day updates as the day goes on. 

Reblogged from Newsweek
11:50 AM, May 1st, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, May 1st

  1. Report: Bank of America to Cut 2,000 Jobs: Bank of America is planning on cutting 2,000 jobs—including 400 in its investment banking, corporate banking, and sales and trading units—The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. 
  2. May Day Protests Across the GlobeHappy May Day! Workers across the globe planned strikes and marches to demand better labor conditions on Tuesday, while Occupy Wall Street hopes to launch a spring awakening of its protest movement. Occupy called for “no work, no school, no shopping, no banking” throughout the country, as spokesman Mark Bray said the movement wants to show that the “99 percenters make things run in this country.”
  3. Bin Laden Planned Obama Assassination: In the months before his death, Osama bin Laden planned assassinations of President Obama, General Petraeus, and other U.S. officials, while also considering changing the name of al Qaeda due to “disaster after disaster.” John Brennan, President Obama’s top counterterrorism official, said the documents found in the raid that killed bin Laden showed that he felt the terrorism network had become a “shadow” of its former self and its core leadership would soon be “no longer relevant.” 
  4. M.P.s: Rupert Murdoch Not ‘Fit’Members of the British Parliament who are investigating phone hacking called Rupert Murdoch “not a fit person” to lead News Corp. and said he had misled them. Murdoch “turned a blind eye and exhibited willful blindness,” said the report by the 11-member House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport. 
  5. Clinton Heads to ChinaU.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left for China on Monday, where a blind dissident is reportedly being protected at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Both governments avoided making any official comments about Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest last week, but officials said that Chen is expected to demand to stay in China and continue his campaign for reform.

Photo: “NYPD arrest #OWS protester in Midtown, Manhattan for ‘jaywalking’ #m1gs” (via @_mikehayes, @timcast) Watch Tim Pool’s live stream. You can also follow tweets from the protests.  

1:12 PM, April 25th, 2012
The Occupy movement has raised important questions about rising inequality, and about the terms of the bailout. I think that we continue to experience the political fallout from anger over the bailout—esp. the fact that it did not hold the banks to account. Nor did subsequent regulations resolve the problem of banks “too big to fail.” It is important to continue to keep these questions at the center of our politics.
We’re chatting live with Harvard’s Michael Sandel about capitalism and morality. Come join us
3:19 PM, April 3rd, 2012

shortformblog:

Occupy has its own site: Meet Occupy.com, everyone, a polished front page intended for the Occupy movement. Here’s the backstory. (thanks capitalnewyork, who we would’ve just reblogged if they used a screenshot)

Reblogged from ShortFormBlog
4:32 PM, March 21st, 2012
Emma Goldman yelled to her crowd of dupes in Union Square Saturday afternoon, “March down to the Mayor, march down to the police!” Her instructions ought not to have been needed. New York pays heavily for protection from mob violence. The authority of the city should have been vigorously represented there, where Emma Goldman, a professional law-breaker to whom we grant unaccountable license, was inciting an ignorant assemblage to violence. The parade on Fifth Avenue was a clear violation of the letter and the spirit of our laws. Parades without permits are illegal. A mob of some hundreds blocked traffic and insulted decent and peaceable citizens for an hour or more.
So begins a New York Times story from 1914. (via @AllisonBurtch, h/t @Newyorkist)
11:04 AM, March 21st, 2012

Frontpage: Wednesday, Mar 21st

  1. Romney Sweeps Illinois Primary: Mitt Romney took another major step toward silencing the GOP’s doubters with a decisive win in Tuesday night’s Illinois primary, where he took 46 percent of the vote to Rick Santorum’s 35 percent, and nearly three times as many delegates. 
  2. Obama Plans Korea Border VisitIn a bid to turn up the heat on North Korea before a critical nuclear-security meeting, President Barack Obama plans to visit the demilitarized zone on Sunday. The White House said the trip will show American support for South Korea as the country squares off against its neighbor to the north over nuclear disarmament.
  3. French Police Besiege Suspect: Two days after a shooter on a motorbike killed four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse, French police launched a predawn raid on a house in the city where the only suspect was hiding. Two cops were injured in the hours-long standoff, during which they exchanged fire with the suspect and arrested his brother, who was in the house. 
  4. Super PACs Outspend DonationsA Federal Election Commission (FEC) report filed today shows that the pro-Romney super PAC called Restore Our Future raised just more than $6 million in February—but spent twice that amount. The super PAC has $10 mil in cash left. 
  5. NYPD Boots 300 Occupiers: Spring weather means more Occupy protesters are coming out of hibernation, and the New York Police Department is getting straight to work. The NYPD, dressed in riot gear, threw 300 protesters out of Union Square Park overnight on Wednesday. One person was arrested. 

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Photo: Women celebrate the Persian New Year Nowruz in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mustafa Najafizada / AP Photo, Mustafa Najafizada)

More Photos of the Day

12:53 PM, February 29th, 2012

#F29: Some photos from today’s Occupy Wall Street protests, which are centered around Bryant Park in New York City and aimed at corrupt corporations. Using the hashtags #F29 and #ShutDowntheCorporations, the protesters seem to be aiming their ire at corporations as well as the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC, a conservative non-profit. 

The image in the second row on the left reportedly shows protesters outside of Pfizer’s NYC offices. The bottom two images are a poster advertising and an image of journalist and author Matt Taibbi speaking at the park. Among other things he reportedly urged listeners to take their money out of Bank of America because, “it’s not safe.” (source)

(photos via @allisonkilkenny, @OWStactical, @mollycrabapple, @amymillerz)

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