Yesterday was a pretty busy day for #OccupyBoston: arguing the constitutional merits of Dewey Square in state court, getting their sink bogarted by BPD. So we totally understand if you missed that our easter-egg meme from last week's paper -- #OCCUTAN, created by Phoenix design director Kevin Banks -- was declared "winner of the internet" by some dudes on Reddit
Think the BPD is sore about the injunction -- extended yesterday by a judge in court yesterday -- that keeps them from mopping up Occupy Boston?
Last night, in a bizarre but also scary show of force, the cops removed an industrial sink from Dewey Square, allegedly roughing up some protesters as they did so.
Occupy Boston went to court today. The case -- Occupy Boston and Others vs. the City of Boston and Others -- ended with Judge Frances McIntyre extending the temporary restraining order currently prohibiting the city from evicting the camp at Dewey Square. McIntyre's decision is currently under advisement until December 15; until then, the restraining order remains in place and in full effect.
The Women's Caucus of Occupy Boston -- a group of women-identified occupiers and allies working against patriarchy and sexism in the Occupy Movement -- will march this Sunday from 12 to 2 PM. The march will address the safety of women within the Occupy Movement and the ways that economic injustice disproportionately affects women, as well as health care, housing, education, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, the
right to paid parental leave, universal health care, and other related
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.
If there's one thing I learned about the nation-trotting Occupy troll
Paul Carnes (a/k/a Paul Fetch) in profiling him last month, it's that
he's relentless. There's no limit to his schemes, and he seemingly
has no shame (we'll get there in a second, but Carnes is now suing
four individuals aligned with the movement for reasons you'd never
On November 17, hundreds of Occupy Boston and
MassUniting marchers (labor unions, community organizers; SEUI, Local
Ironworkers, Jobs with Justice, and more) took to the city streets again in
solidarity with another global day of action. Despite near freezing temperatures
and relentless rain, the troupe gathered at the Boston-side of the Charlestown Bridge, where the Ironworkers Union
mic-checked and announced a proposal for the city to repair the bridge -- giving
work to unemployed laborers.
Last night's GA promised to be extra involved, given Wednesday's court order prohibiting the city from evicting Camp Dewey until after a December 1st hearing, plus the letter unveiled yesterday revealing the Greenway Conservancy's request that the city to clear the camp. The majority of the GA was dedicated to choosing representatives to attend a court-ordered mediation between Occupy Boston and the City of Boston, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, and Boston Police.
At a general assembly tonight, Occupy Boston is debating what steps to take -- including potentially seeking an injunction against the city -- in response to a letter from the Rose Kennedy Greenway, dated November 8, that explicitly asks the city to have police remove the occupiers from Dewey Square. "After much thought and discussion, we have come to the conclusion that.
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
Anti-nuclear power demonstration; 1974 Kendall Square, Cambridge
THIS THE TRUST FUND CLUB?” shouted an #OccupyBoston protester in a black
hoodie, bandana and backpack, through the big metal fence surrounding Harvard Yard, at
around 10PM last Wednesday night -- the first night of #OccupyHarvard. Inside, a
small circle of frustrated freshman in sweatpants and maroon baseball
caps were yelling at Occupiers to “go home.
As promised, KARL ROVE's political action group CROSSROADS GPS is spending over a half-million bucks to flood Massachusetts airwaves with this new 30-second slop-bucket of a campaign ad (see below), which attempts to smear Scotto Brow's surging Senate opponent ELIZABETH WARREN by handcuffing her to the Occupy movement.
Harvard students, staff, faculty, and community members will gather at Harvard Yard tomorrow at 7 PM for an Occupy Harvard general assembly. At 8 PM, the protesters will create an encampment on Harvard Yard, with plans to occupy the yard indefinitely.
"This is an occupation in solidarity with the global Occupy movement," read a press release from Occupy Harvard, "and with the intent of calling attention to the growing corporatization of higher education."