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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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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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Weekend at Washington Square

Weekend at Washington Square

November 7, 2011

Still wondering about the health of the remaining trees that line the fountain. They certainly did ‘turn’ color early (see one in background here and a few shots below) and I’m thinking they have also met the fate of their predecessors. In defiance of the newly and seemingly arbitrarily enforced “regulation” that musicians and artists [...]

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Sunday, November 6th: Occupy Washington Square Forum -- "Debt & Money: Demand the Impossible"

Sunday, November 6th: Occupy Washington Square Forum — "Debt & Money: Demand the Impossible"

November 5, 2011

Occupy Washington Square announces a Public Forum in Washington Square Park this Sunday, November 6th at 4 p.m.: “DEBT & MONEY — DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE” The General Assembly of Washington Square Park (www.OccupyWSP.org) is hosting a Public Forum this Sunday, November 6th at 4 p.m. on imagining new responses to debt. Are other systems beyond [...]

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David Harvey on the Right to Public Space and the 99 Percent

David Harvey on the Right to Public Space and the 99 Percent

November 3, 2011

NYC-based author and professor David Harvey often speaks out on the use of public space. While reading this piece (excerpted), I couldn’t help thinking about New York’s billionaire (and out of touch) Mayor Mike “Wall Street, real estate and tourists are all I look out for” Bloomberg. The Party of Wall Street Meets Its Nemesis [...]

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Angela Davis Speaks at Occupy Washington Square Yesterday, Sunday

Angela Davis Speaks at Occupy Washington Square Yesterday, Sunday

October 31, 2011

And perhaps the most exciting sight to see… Updated — Professor, author and activist Angela Davis spoke at Occupy Washington Square yesterday Sunday 10/30 in an inspirational and engaging talk with the Arch as a backdrop, stating: “Your movement calls upon the majority to stand up against the minority. The old minorities are the new [...]

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Occupy Washington Square Hosts Angela Davis as Featured Speaker Sunday, October 30th, 5 p.m., followed by General Meeting

Occupy Washington Square Hosts Angela Davis as Featured Speaker Sunday, October 30th, 5 p.m., followed by General Meeting

October 29, 2011

Occupy Washington Square will be joined by professor, author and activist Angela Davis as speaker on Sunday, October 30th at 5 p.m. (Meet near Fountain or look for chalked directions on the Plaza.) More on Davis here. This will be followed by Occupy Washington Square’s General Assembly which now meets on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays [...]

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Yesterday at the Park (Photos)

Yesterday at the Park (Photos)

October 25, 2011

The squirrels in the park were in fine form yesterday … enjoying visitors and regulars, and, of course, the park’s trees — pictured at top is the famous and very old “Hanging Elm” in the North West Quadrant. … Work appears to have resumed somewhat on construction on Phase II-B – South West Quadrant/Chess Plaza  [...]

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Arch Remains Barricaded ... Occupy Washington Square Next Meets Wednesday, October 26th 7 p.m. at Park

Arch Remains Barricaded … Occupy Washington Square Next Meets Wednesday, October 26th 7 p.m. at Park

October 24, 2011

From Occupy Washington Square meeting notes of October 22nd: Welcome! Who we are: The General Assembly of Washington Square Park – we are different from “OWS” in Zucotti Park, which is a 24-hour occupation. What does “occupy” mean? – can mean ‘occupy your mind’; ‘occupy the space your mind’; ‘occupy public spaces’ This is a [...]

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