Posted by: Intern Kerishma
on May 22, 2012
The Occupy Wall Street movement doesn't exactly have the most shining reputation. It has been criticized for having no concrete goals or any sort of discernable structure, for oversimplifying the complex issue of the economy, and for its treatment of gender and race (among other things).
#OWS's treatment of women in particular hasn't been great. From the repulsive Hot Chicks at Occupy tumblr (which I know isn't a blog sanctioned by #OWS, ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Kelsie
on Apr 30, 2012
The Occupy Movement is kicking it up a notch. Tomorrow, May 1st, Occupy is calling for a general strike of the 99%, a continuation of the historical May Day, which has been International Workers Day for over a century. Regardless of your political leanings, the hype around tomorrow's events calls for some attention.
In Bryant Park, there will be free food, a free market, public art, the Occupy Library, and a rehearsal for the ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Courtney
on Jan 13, 2012
While reading the Huffington Post this morning, an article titled “Is Occupy Good for Women?” grabbed my attention. The movement that started in New York City in September gathered strength across the country and coined the slogan “We are the 99 percent.” The article's author, Christine Bork, reveals where women fall in the richest 1% of Americans (those that control 40% of U.S. wealth).
Bork found that the ... Read More
Posted by: Laurie
on Dec 16, 2011
As IF you needed a reason to go downtown tomorrow and celebrate the amazing movement that is waking up America. Lou Reed & Patti Smith are scheduled to play on Saturday, December 17th – the three month anniversary of Occupy Wall St., the birthday of Bradley Manning, and the 1 year anniversary of the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi – the act that sparked the Arab Spring.
Beloved New York band, Dean and Britta will ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Courtnay
on Oct 23, 2011
Naomi Wolf is not the only woman to be arrested in the Occupy Wall Street protests but she is probably the most famous. The feminist author and activist was attending the Huffington Post's Game Changers 2011 events in New York City last Tuesday when she was arrested. She was entering the event when she saw over 200 protestors peacefully assembled snd chanting. They did not have a megaphone so they were using a human mic technique, where the ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Candice
on Oct 19, 2011
Daniel Handler, better known by the pen name Lemony Snicket and beloved author of the delightfully depressing "A Series of Unfortunate Events", is just one of the many (no seriously, there are SO many) authors that's showing their support for Occupy Wall Street on the Occupy Writers site.While the goal of the whole protest is broad and at times hazy, Snicket doesn't hesitate to draw his own conclusions on what's going in his signature witty ... Read More