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. [...]
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.
February 29, 2012: Occupy protesters observing the national Shut Down The Corporations Day of Action begin to set up a “Food Bank” to give away food outside a Bank of America branch. They begin to set up an awning to protect the food from the pouring rain, but police seize the awning, and quickly clear [...]
February 27, 2012: As part of the National Day of Action to Occupy Our Food Supply, Occupy Wall Street organized several actions including a Seed Exchange and a Seed Bombing of vacant lots, drawing attention to the threats posed by big agribusiness and celebrating the free exchange and planting of natural, unmodified crop seeds. Three [...]
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a 501(c)3 “non-profit” organization used by its corporate members to pen legislation that serves their own interests. ALEC members include Pfizer, Bank of America, Koch Industries, AT&T, ExxonMobil, Kraft Food, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, State Farm Insurance, and Coca Cola. On February 29, 2012, Occupy Wall [...]
On February 29 in Bryant Park, journalist Matt Taibbi talks to Occupy Wall Street activists about Bank of America and the mortgage crisis.
February 9, 2012: Mobilized by Occupy the Department of Education, over 1,000 students, parents, teachers, principals and protesters gathered to protest the Panel for Educational Policy’s plan to shut down 23 public schools in New York City. Taped and edited by Atiq Zabinski, http://www.youtube.com/user/MrPotatoHeadNews