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Occupy Wall Street 2nd Anniversary Tues. September 17, Returns to Washington Sq Park with 12 Noon Rally

Occupy Wall Street 2nd Anniversary Tues. September 17, Returns to Washington Sq Park with 12 Noon Rally

September 16, 2013

It will have been two years tomorrow, September 17th, since Occupy Wall Street formed at Zuccotti Park. Although some people seem to think the movement ended, that is not so. On the 2nd Anniversary Tuesday, there is a full day of activities scheduled focusing on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a “backroom deal for the 1%.” Part [...]

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One Year of OWS - What Has and What Hasn't Changed in Bloomberg's NY

One Year of OWS – What Has and What Hasn't Changed in Bloomberg's NY

September 18, 2012

A really good recap of Occupy Wall Street, the unprovoked and needless arrests by Mayor Bloomberg’s NYPD, his “army,” as he (sadly) likes to say), and what OWS means on its one year anniversary which (many) people tend to forget, by Allison Kilkenny of The Nation: It was one of the largest turnouts since the [...]

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Occupy Wall Street Leads to One Year Anniversary with 3 Days of Community, Events & Action; Saturday, September 15th Kicks Off at Washington Square

Occupy Wall Street Leads to One Year Anniversary with 3 Days of Community, Events & Action; Saturday, September 15th Kicks Off at Washington Square

September 15, 2012

Occupy Wall Street’s 1 Year Anniversary is on September 17th (it feels like so long ago in so many ways!). See My Visit to Zuccotti Park from early October 2011 (the two shots above are from then). There are three days of events leading up to the anniversary beginning today. Today, Saturday, September 15th Occupy Wall [...]

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May Day Happenings in NYC Parks Today: Free University at Madison Sq, Rally Union Sq, Pop-Up Occupation Bryant Park, More

May Day Happenings in NYC Parks Today: Free University at Madison Sq, Rally Union Sq, Pop-Up Occupation Bryant Park, More

May 1, 2012

* NYU Occupy Wall Street 2 p.m. Washington Square (will add in link) * Rally at Union Square for May Day at 4 p.m. The first Labor Day March was held there in 1882 and was huge. Today, there will be a rally and then march beginning at 5:30 p.m. heading to Zuccotti Park. * [...]

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Union Square Park Site of "New Occupation;" Bloomberg/NYPD Violence as Park Shut Down Last Night; Vandana Shiva to Appear There Thursday Noon

Union Square Park Site of "New Occupation;" Bloomberg/NYPD Violence as Park Shut Down Last Night; Vandana Shiva to Appear There Thursday Noon

March 21, 2012

Union Square Park has become the site of the new Occupy Wall Street “occupation.” If you have not been following, here is the OWS primer on it. After an NYPD crack down at Zuccotti Park this past weekend, Mayor Michael Bloomberg came out with some characteristically bullying, over the top statements – to show he’s [...]

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Occupy Town Square Kicks Off at WSP Sunday (Photos)

Occupy Town Square Kicks Off at WSP Sunday (Photos)

January 31, 2012

Sunday, January 29th. Great job by Occupy Town Square. Love to see the Park utilized in this way. Bustling, great energy, lots of people (the photos don’t quite reflect that). Music, speak outs, teach-ins, free food, information tables, and many places and ways to come together. A thank you to the Parks Department for allowing [...]

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Statement of Occupy Town Square: "We need to reclaim and re-invent the purpose and relationship of democratic public space"

Statement of Occupy Town Square: "We need to reclaim and re-invent the purpose and relationship of democratic public space"

January 30, 2012

More photos coming from yesterday’s Occupy Town Square at Washington Square but this “Statement of Intent & Guidelines” by Occupy Town Square is so well done I felt it needed publishing (this is slightly amended). To fellow neighbors, the local parks department, government officials, and the press: This is an open notice of self-permitting by [...]

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Occupy Town Square Comes to WSP for Kick-Off Event Sunday, January 29th

Occupy Town Square Comes to WSP for Kick-Off Event Sunday, January 29th

January 27, 2012

Well, first, Occupy Wall Street came to WSP for a General Assembly, then we had our own Occupy Washington Square group (which I would have liked to see last a bit longer, but fizzled out around the time Zuccotti Park got raided) … Next up: Occupy Town Square which is choosing Washington Square as the [...]

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OWS Occupies Thanksgiving; Free Meals & Festive Atmosphere While Zuccotti Park Uber Restricted and Barricaded

OWS Occupies Thanksgiving; Free Meals & Festive Atmosphere While Zuccotti Park Uber Restricted and Barricaded

November 25, 2011

Despite being double barricaded in with only two entry points on the north and south sides of the park, Occupy Wall Street occupied Thanksgiving yesterday at Zuccotti with an overflow of free Thanksgiving meals – turkey, vegetarian and vegan options – (Some of the food was later donated to a church in Upper Manhattan and [...]

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Sunday Night: Occupy Wall Street, Ani DiFranco, Anaïs Mitchell Occupy Washington Square

Sunday Night: Occupy Wall Street, Ani DiFranco, Anaïs Mitchell Occupy Washington Square

November 21, 2011

Yesterday, Sunday evening 11/20, Washington Square Park: Carrying large blue and yellow tents on poles, people streamed to the park last night. The colorful tents lit up Washington Square, spreading messages such as “Occupy to Liberate” and”Foreclose on Banks, Not People, and “You Cannot Evict An Idea Whose Time Has Come.” Via Twitter: @Cheimonette: 7-7:30 [...]

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