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Occupy Needs to Separate to Unite

I’m heading to North Carolina with my first stop in Charlotte to research labor organizations protesting at the Democratic National Convention. As with any national action like this, groups build alliances. In this case, two of the main forces are Occupy and labor. They have come together under the banner of Occupy Wall Street South. These [...]

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I’m on the Wall for being at the Mall

The Governments’ Digital Pictures of Protesters is not a Pretty Picture for Democracy I should be in court this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. Well, I am in a way, even though I’m writing this from Oakland, California. No, this isn’t science fiction or schizophrenia. It’s all about a sociogram. What’s that, you say? Let [...]

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Arrested Development – Occupy Style

Not Just a Bunch of Hippy Anarchist College Students Among the six of us, we have 15 kids. Meeting for the first time, we sat on the bench talking about our children. I have two, I said. Derrick has one daughter. Roger said he had four while Patrick boasted of eight children. No, this wasn’t [...]

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In Defense of Tents – Place Matters for the Occupy Movement

On Monday morning, I saw the sunrise over various police agencies dismantling (again) Occupy Oakland tents. That evening, I marched back at sunset with other protesters to take back the plaza. The night before, Denver and Portland authorities moved in to take down local occupy encampments and a swat team stormed an Occupy group’s takeover [...]

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