Brooklyn, NY: On the rainy morning of May Day 2012, Occupy Bushwick hosted a rally in Maria Hernandez Park to kick off a march to Williamsburg. Numbering about 200, including supporters from Occupy Williamsburg, the protesters marched across the Williamsburg Bridge and joined a contingent in Manhattan for a march to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. [...]
May 12, 2012: Cyclists take to the streets to educate the public about a proposed 16-mile fracked gas pipeline from New Jersey to New York. The pipeline would go through New York City’s West Village, right under the High Line park. Top 10 reasons why Spectra Energy’s proposed pipeline is a terrible idea: It’s a [...]
Concerned citizens deliver a letter to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on May 4 demanding that he hold a public hearing regarding the federal bank fraud investigation he co-chairs. Arrests are made. FtheBanks.org
Occupy Wall Street’s Immigrant Worker Justice Tour takes hundreds of protesters (and a brass band) through midtown Manhattan, calling out companies and bosses at several sites where immigrant workers’ rights are threatened. When some of the demonstrators take to the street, riot police arrive. But members of the OWS Immigrant Worker Justice Working Group marshall [...]
Labor, Immigrants, Community Organizations and Occupy Wall Street unite for a historic May Day in New York City. Featuring George Martinez of Occupy Wall Street/ Occupy the Hood.
May 1, 2012: After tens of thousands march from Union Square to Wall Street, filling twenty five blocks of the city with people, representatives of unions, immigrant rights groups and the occupy wall street movement address a jubilant crowd. “For all the people who thought we fell asleep this winter, loud and clear, once and [...]
May Day 2012: After the speeches, a representative of the Transit Workers Union disagrees with a member of Occupy Wall Street over how to wrap up the night.
April 13, NYC: Occupy Wall Street gathers on the steps of Federal Hall to counter the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange with “the People’s Gong.” Police make several arrests and attempt to prevent media from documenting them.
NYC, March 22: Night Four of the Occupation of Union Square. As has become a nightly ritual, NYPD closes the park at midnight with a show of brutal force, barricading off the steps, and in an echo of the eviction of Zucotti Park, use as a rationale a cleansing of the park sanitation workers testify [...]
NYC, March 24: Occupy Wall Street stages a protest against the suppression of the movement, and of police brutality, surveillance and infiltration. Demand are made for the resignation of Police Commissioner Ray Kelley and justice for slain teenager Trayvon Martin. 600 people rally in Zuccotti Park and march to Union Square, at times taking the [...]