About 40 members of Occupy Boston met in a working group last night at a Chinatown location to discuss strategy. The main topic of discussion: given that Occupy has a looming court date on Thursday, how should the Dewey Square tribe deal with a potential eviction?But 20 minutes into the discussion, the group interrupted proceedings to take a vote on a different issue: how they felt about having a journalist present.
This is what a democracy-teepee condom looks like.
"They never told me I couldn't build a 30-foot teepee greenhouse temple of democracy," says Sage Radachowsky.
Duly noted. And so sometime this afternoon he'll start building one.
We first met Radachowsky in the midst of Occupy Boston's first snowstorm, when he showed up with a plan to keep the camp warm all winter: small, cheap, coffin-sized tiny-house trailers
Our sister paper, the PORTLAND PHOENIX, has been covering #OccupyMaine. This morning they published news of a Sunday morning attack on the #Occupy camp at Lincoln Park -- no one was injured, but an IED was lobbed into the camp, and Portland police are reportedly searching for a silver four-door sedan thought to have been used in the attack.
Photo credit: Shorenstein Center
One of our favorite old-media curmudgeons, the New York Times columnist DAVID CARR, got together over at Harvard over the weekend with one of the smartest people on the internet, DANAH BOYD, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the SHORENSTEIN CENTER FOR PRESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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.