Jurist Guest Columnist Jules Lobel of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that if the Occupy Movement can create organizational forms that combine its democratic, egalitarian origins with ongoing direct action, a narrative of solidarity, equality and democracy over the long term, it will have made a major contribution in transforming the public dialogue and birthing a new society...
In light of the recent raid upon the Occupy LA encampment, many wondered how much of our resources had been spent on clearing out City Hall. With over 1400 cops, choppers, bomb squads, HAZMAT suits and more – the cost is likely high. The outcome could potentially make public the immense and disheartening mismanagement of money by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
December 12, 2011 WASHINGTON -- Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, announced today that the committee has completed its conference of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The bill authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE).
The port shutdown action has attracted about 1500 in Oakland, and the in-progress action in Long Beach is turning into an epic live-stream event. Watch it here until its conclusion which at this point hinges on whether or not LBPD enforces their dispersal order. Disturbing events in Houston
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world,” exclaimed Mayor Michael Bloomberg after successfully evicting OWS, at least for the winter. 84-year old Dorli Rainey found out what it's like to demonstrate against corruption, the photo of her after she was pepper-sprayed becoming iconic: