When the NYPD cleared Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protestors back in November, the Occupy movement seemed to have reached a high point. New restrictions were placed on the number of people who could gather in the park and what they could keep there, making the spot much less ideal for an “occupation.” Media coverage of [...]
Last week, the federal government shut down the file-sharing website MegaUpload. During this shut down, they arrested several high-ranking executives of the website. There were claims that MegaUpload was illegally sharing copyrighted material, costing the music and film industry about half a billion dollars and profiting $175 million. In retaliation, the hacker group Anonymous responded [...]
As primaries approach to select the Republican candidate that will run against President Obama in 2012, many key players vying for that position are doing everything they can to publicize their viewpoints. One of those players, Michelle Bachmann, hosted a book signing for her autobiography recently. It went as most booksignings go: Bachmann sat behind [...]
Occupations generally aren’t popular among the folks being occupied, and in general it seems better to avoid occupying someplace when you can. So why did the protestors choose this negatively charged word to name themselves?
Monday marked the one-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street: for over four weeks, a fluctuating but solid number of protestors have camped out in Zuccotti Square to voice their political frustrations, concerns, and demands. It has been, in my opinion, a remarkable and beautiful movement. It’s the first time in a long time that Americans have ceased to be [...]