The AFL-CIO, the Greater Boston Labor Council, and other labor groups are headed to Dewey Square tomorrow to show their support for the Occupants.
At 10 am, incoming Massachusetts AFL-CIO president -- and Massachusetts State Senator -- Steven A. Tolman will visit Occupy Boston "as part of a national week of action calling for long-awaited and desperately-needed jobs for middle class workers," according to the group.
Rob Potylo & the Lonely Planets are at ZuZu on Sunday
Pearl Jam 20th
Anniversary Documentary screening | advanced screening of the new
Cameron Crowe doc at the Spot on Thursday, October 13 @ 6:45 pm | thespotboston.com
Allston Rock City Art Tour | Local artists work on display in stores and other establishments around Allston, endes with a wrap party at Wonder Bar on Saturday, October 15 @ 10 am; party starts @ 8 pm | artvenue.
20 MORE PHOTOS: Police Arrest over 140 #OccupyBoston Protesters
1. The media department of OccupyBoston provided us with a minute-long reel of video footage (below) evidently shot from within the Greenway as the police moved in to break up the encampment. We're presenting it as-is -- the provenance of the material is unclear to us, although we believe it to have been shot and edited by OccupyBoston volunteers.
As #OccupyBoston gets ready for its first post-showdown General Assembly, we're posting links to the best photos we've found from last night. Our photographer DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN was in the thick of it when the Boston Police moved in to clear the Occupants from Camp No. 2 this morning. We've now posted 20 of his photos here
We'll have more in the morning. If you want the full story, we'll point you to our Twitter feed, where we've been covering #OccupyBoston -- and the Boston Police crackdown that sent at least 100 to city jails early Tuesday morning -- in real time, from our cell phones. Many thanks to the countless Twitter followers who helped by supplying information from the ground, photos, videos, and reporting.
I arrived at Occupy Baltimore just in time to see a young man with purple hair getting walked like a dog. On the other end of the leash, a sexy brunette activist in heels – the “cruel mistress of capitalism,” as her cohorts jokingly called her – snickering at the audience. Of course I would have expected nothing less at the “Military Industrial Complex S&M Pageant,” which had already delivered an explicit scene depicting horrors that companies like Bechtel inflict upon all of us.
Photos by @LizPelly via bostonphoenix.tumblr.com and by @ArielShearer
In its second weekend, the ranks of #OccupyBoston swelled with students, anarchists, and members of the Iron Workers union for an afternoon of direct action that included a march through downtown Boston and culminated in a voluminous rally at the Federal Reserve, just across the street from Dewey Square.
First and foremost, I'd like to salute the
women of the Washington DC Hooters for being an outstanding pack of hotties and
some fine hosts whose grasp of politics is as firm as their titanic breasts.
Photo by @ArielShearer
The movement is spreading: #Occupy protesters are now assembling and marching in over 800 cities, according to today's Democracy Now War and Peace report. Whether you want to devote your three-day weekend to joining the #OccupyBoston revolution, or just want to observe for a few hours, here's a guide to when, where, and how to #occupy your Columbus Day weekend.
"I keep looking up and expecting to see snipers," she joked. As reported here first yesterday, AMANDA PALMER arrived at Occupy Boston yesteday afternoon dressed like an anarchist field general for a ninja gig on Dewey Square. After urging her fellow Boston musicians to join the Occupation -- and to bring their fans -- she played a short set that included Neutral Milk Hotel's "Two Headed Boy" (in homage to Jeff Mangum's serenading of #OccupyWallStreet), Rebecca Black's "Friday," and the olde English protest-folk "The World Turned Upside Down."
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Fenway ParkMatthew Goldstein
So, you take pictures
of fans and the Park sells them as souvenirs. Has anyone ever made an obscene
gesture while you took their picture?
A critical component of #OccupyWallStreet and the national solidarity occupations has been the overwhelming amount of online media: it's allowed independent occupations nationwide to watch, learn, and gain inspiration from one another. Here are ten videos that can serve as either an introduction to the revolution currently sweeping America, or further inspiration for those already entrenched.
Over on the Phoenix's Talking Politics blog, I present some thoughts about the Occupy movement -- and how, whether either side wants to believe it, this movement is very similar to the early Tea Party protests. You can read it here.
#OccupyBoston protesters will expand to the Boston Commons on Monday, when #StudentsOccupyBoston's Student Solidarity March plans to meet at 1:30 at the gazebo. Students will march from the Commons to Dewey Square, where they will join the Labor March taking
place at 2pm.