Occupy Wall Street was forcibly evicted last night: as I watched my Twitter feed explode with news about the police action, I saw reports of violence from police (including at least one being taken away in an ambulance) and media being kept out of the area. I saw expressions of surprise, dismay, and outrage at … Continue reading The violence we don’t see
I went down to see Occupy Perth today with some friends. I haven't been to any of the planning meetings for Occupy Perth and my friends and I were mostly just curious to see what it was all about: how many people would be there, what people would be saying about their grievances and goals. … Continue reading Occupy Perth
Occupy Together: who’s the 99 percent?
The Occupy Wall Street protests continue, and are now spreading to other places in the US and around the world, including Australia. In the process, some useful questions about solidarity and inclusion are coming up. Many of those who support Occupy Together (or some of their actions) feel, or are judged by others to be, … Continue reading Occupy Together: who’s the 99 percent?