Milstein smiles and talks with her hands to a room of 25 attentive listeners,
mostly twenty-somethings and some older, all sitting in folding chairs. Standing
in front of the floor-to-ceiling glass storefront at Jamaica Plain’s Lucy Parsons
Center, a radical
bookstore and community space, the anarchist author and activist speaks of her
experiences in with Occupy Philly, anarchism, and the intersections of the two.
best way to comprehend the nuts and bolts of the American political
machine is to work for it. And so I did. For Newt Gingrich.
in downtown Manch next to a cigar shop, the office broadcasts the
message that Newt wants you to know that the good people of New
Hampshire like him. Really like him.
Enough with all the bullshit about how much New Hampshire residents
know about politics. And about how everyone who lives here has had
numerous dinner dates with each of the candidates, in which they've
discussed Iranian nuclear proliferation over porterhouses. It's
nonsense, and if you don't believe me, then ask any average
“undecided” voter what they think of Rick Santorum's foreign
policy, or Ron Paul's vintage collection of Nike Airs.
Dispatch from Boston Phoenix New Hampshire correspondent Dan McCarthy:
– Rick Santorum wants to be like Ronald Reagan in the 1980 campaign
New Hampshire Primary. He wants to compare his plight here against
Mitt Romney to how the Gipper came around and whooped George H. W.
Bush, who eventually conceded and accepted the VP nod.
that the Boston Police Department had a few undercover officers
embedded in the Occupy Boston First Night operation. Whoever they
sent deep into the heart of last evening's activism would have found
a whole mess of juicy goods to bring back to the Suffolk County
District Attorney's office, which is apparently investigating its
local Occupy outpost
noon start time there are hardly more than 100 folks milling around
Duarte Square, an obscure triangular slice of real estate on the
northwest corner of Canal Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. It's
a certifiable Occupy event, complete with street theater, balloon
metaphors, and an impromptu curbside teach-in on the evolution of the
American police state.
my favorite sources for both information and entertainment have
blessed us this week with multimedia assaults concerning the Occupy
movement at large. One is the activist gang at Strange Famous
Records, which assembled the progressive rap dream team of Sage
Francis, B. Dolan, Toki Wright, Jasiri X, and Buddy Peace for an
important public service announcement: “Film The Police.
After more hours than I care to count I finally went to warm up in a
press crash spot at around four in the morning. When I got back to Dewey
Square fifteen minutes later, a female member of the media team had
been assaulted by a never-seen-before stranger in a dark suit. It was an
extraordinarily strange occurrence by all accounts.
Chris Faraone (@Fara1) and Ariel Shearer (@arielshearer) were on the scene early Saturday morning as Boston Police -- many with black tape covering badge numbers -- arrested around 40 protesters and cleared Dewey Square. According to reports, two legal observers were among those arrested. Faraone, who has ripped the BPD a new asshole on numerous occasions and has been covering Occupy around the clock since the beginning -- here in Boston and around the country -- was singled out by the police and removed from a designated press viewing area.
it's rather fitting that Dewey Square looks like a trampled
battlefield today, with just a few dozen tents left among the planks,
cardboard, packed boxes, and rubble. While the park-wide clean-up and
vacate effort kicked off with a bang yesterday – allowing most
Occupy Boston campers and working groups to safely store valuables –
by this afternoon it had slowed to a crawl.
mob scene at Occupy Boston tonight. A peaceful mob scene. The terrain
is mostly muddy, with remnants of more than two months of revolution
scattered over Dewey Square. The signs are packed up. So are most of
the larger working group tents, including the enduring food
operation, which now consists of just a table with some meager
We'll be updating our Storify with tweets, photos, video, and whatever else we can find. Tweet links and photos to us @bostonphoenix.
BREAKING NEWS: thephoenix.com/occupyboston
Is Occupy Boston dismantling the Dewey Square camp?
The National Lawyers Guild and American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts have released this statement in reponse to Mayor Tom Menino's warning that Occupy Boston vacate Dewey Square by midnight, or the city will take "further action":
Across the country, people from across the political spectrum have been shocked by
are clearing tools out of the logistics and media hubs, unplugging
chords and carting off their operations. The canopy of blue and green
tarps atop Dewey Square is being dismantled, revealing bright tents
that haven't seen sunlight in months. A bucket of butternut squash
gets loaded into a van. So do the canned goods, which are headed to
the Pine Street Inn.
All photos by Liz Pelly.
Our reporters @LizPelly, @Fara1, @Eugenia_Will, and @arielshearer are on the ground in Dewey Square this afternoon, as OCCUPY BOSTON preps for a midnight deadline set by Mayor Tom Menino for the occupants to leave the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Liz Pelly reports that some campers are breaking down their tents -- but also points out that this is being done autonomously.