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Jan 07 2012

OWS: Grand Central Station arrests

Protesters have been arrested in Grand Central Station for the grievous crime of… protesting indefinite detention without charges in a public place. What do you want to bet that they’re going to be detained indefinitely without charges?

Dec 07 2011

Casual Pepper-spray Cop and the Christmas Miracle

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Via Copyranter, possibly the only Christmas sweater I’d ever consider buying and wearing.

Nov 22 2011

The casual pepper-spraying cop meme

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Dana linked a picture of a campus cop by the name of John Pike casually spraying a line of seated Occupy Wall Street protesters with pepper-spray. This video went viral. Then, like most viral things do once they reach a certain level of critical mass, it mutated. In some cases rather drastically. Here’s some pictures …

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Nov 14 2011

An anthem for the minority

We keep forgetting, in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the minority’s rights. Kris Kitko wrote them an anthem of their own.

Nov 11 2011

Teachers and Students Occupy Wall Street

Don’t mind the repeating — it’s not ritualistic chanting, it’s a technique to allow the people at the back to hear the speaker. It’s completely necessary in these protests because megaphones or speakers or other volume amplification techniques require city permits. Heh. That last guy doesn’t know how to work this crowd-based megaphone very well, …

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Oct 28 2011

One new OWS photo meme that broke my heart

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Those other OWS memes can’t hold a candle to this one. A US Marine posted this picture on Reddit describing his metaphorical brother-in-arms. The tear in this man’s eye choked me up. Click to zoom. For context, see this video.

Oct 26 2011

Police in Oakland disperse crowd using a flashbang while they try to rescue Iraq vet

Way to go, you jackbooted thugs, you fascist assholes. I hope you feel really big now. These people were trying to rescue the 24 year old two-tour Iraq War veteran you just shot in the face with a tear gas canister — fracturing his damned skull, by the way — and you have the gall …

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Oct 25 2011

Hot Chicks of OWS dude: “rape jokes are legitimate!”

I paraphrase only slightly. Via Feministe, it seems Stephen Greenstreet, the one-man brain-trust behind the Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street tumblr (no link this time — not even a nofollow), thinks he’s contributing to the movement by attracting dudes with erections. Erections that legitimize rape. To protect the privacy of people who are Steven’s …

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Oct 22 2011

Occupy Wall Street photo memes

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A number of great photos from or about the Occupy Wall Street protests have gone viral. Figured you’d like to see some of them. Below the fold, obviously.

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Oct 22 2011

On the Role of the Middle Class in Occupy Wall Street

I’ve been involved in a conversation with Juniper Shoemaker these past few days about the Occupy Wall Street movement, the worry that the middle class will eventually co-opt it, and that the concerns of the less-privileged will be subsumed into returning the middle class to the status quo. It’s also been a conversation largely about …

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