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
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?
Occupy Wall Street: movements and manifestos
Occupy Wall Street has been attracting a lot of attention, at least in the parts of the Internet I visit regularly. Most of the commentary I've seen so far, including from activists, is doubtful about the protesters' ability to force change: numbers at the protests are increasing and unions are beginning to join in, but … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street: movements and manifestos