Occupying Wall Street and other city spaces for a month by assortments of individuals commanded broad attention and galvanized widespread apathy into action. The suppressed subtext of discontent with the exercise of economic power and its grave consequences suddenly became the text of prime time news. Although various groups such as UK/US/Uncut had spotlighted corporate conniving and tax evasion, they gained little traction among natural allies or consumers of news media because their actions were not well covered.
Police Attack Occupy Boston, Arresting 141 Peaceful Protestors
Brothers and sisters,
I want to tell to you what happened to me on Monday night into early Tuesday morning and explain what it means for the movement.
Monday afternoon, the mass march of thousands of students and workers joined by MassUniting and the Right to the City Alliance culminated in a demonstration at the park square just north of Dewey Square, across the street.
Video of Boston police arresting #OccupyBoston protestors at their second camp yesterday early morning.
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Prosecutor Cyrus Vance,
IBEW Local 2222 members voted at their monthly meeting on Oct. 5 to support the occupations opposed to corporate greed in New York and Boston's financial districts.
Labor support for the occupations has been growing. On Oct. 4, the Greater Boston Labor Council passed a strong resolution in support of Occupy Boston. On Oct. 5, the Massachusetts Nurses Association rallied with occupation activists in downtown Boston while a large number of New York union members marched to join with the Wall Street occupation.
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts (N2N-MA) is requesting help with election observation during the Worcester municipal primary elections next week on Tuesday, September 20 and the general election on November 8. They are looking for volunteers to fill shifts throughout the day, to ensure that voter intimidation and suppression tactics do not prevent people from casting their ballots.
Labor Day Conversation With Wayne Langley of SEIU 615: “Unions Need To Recapture Historic Role Speaking For The Public Good”
Unions and their allies across the country delayed cookouts and bargain shopping, at least for a few hours this Labor Day, to hold rallies promoting organized labor and workplace democracy, and call on elected representatives to support prosperity building measures rather than cuts to the social safety net.
One Onyango Obama was arrested in Framingham last Wednesday night for failure to stop at a stop sign when a police car was starting to cross the intersection. After he tested positive for blood alcohol, he was brought in and booked. According to the police log,
1105897 19:10 ARREST: OBAMA, ONYANGO 37 CHARLES ST FRAMINGHAM,
MADOB:06/03/44 Arrested@ WAVERLEY ST, CHICKEN BONE SALOON for
M/V-OUI-ALCOHOL M/V-TRAF/CNTRL/SIG/DEV/RMKS M/V-OP
Why Health Care Strikes Should Demand “Health Care For All,” Not Just “Hands Off My ‘Middle Class’ Benefits”
On July 28th in Jamaica Plain, a heavily populated neighborhood of Boston, MA, a surprise military exercise took place involving a helicopter landing and a commando raid. As a resident of JP I cannot begin to express my outrage and shock that this could be thrust upon us. JP is a diverse, cultural, and politically progressive community and this is an affront to our security and dignity. The supreme irony of the event is that it took place at a shuttered school. It shines truth on the simple fact that we live in a society where the military is valued more than education.