Supporting a Strike against AT&T or Chalking? Occupy’s Priorities Seem Misplaced

Earlier this week I tweeted to Occupy Wall Street asking for support for AT&T technicians who were on strike. I figured the strike was as good an example of the 99% (workers) fighting the 1% (AT&T with their billions in annual profit) as one will ever find. Occupy Wall Street was kind enough to re-tweet…

Occupy Wall Street Book Launch & Slideshow

Occupy Wall Street Book Launch & Slideshow

Anyone in and around Brooklyn should head out on Wed, Jan 18, to catch the book launch for Occupy Wall Street Movement: The 99%: How the Occupy Wall Street Movement is Changing America.” The book is being published by Alternet and includes some great images. The slideshow was curated by my friend and colleague, Nina…

The Protester

The Protester

  TIME magazine’s prestigious and much anticipated Person of the Year award today went to the hundreds of thousands of protesters around the world who have brought political and financial change to the forefront of global discussion. Yes, the PROTESTER is the Person of the Year. To honor all the activists who have taken to…

Occupy LA: Still Standing

Hours after the city’s deadline for eviction had passed, Occupy LA was still standing. Protesters who turned the 1.7 acre City Hall park into their home seven weeks ago made up for a sleepless night by crashing out on sidewalks, pallets, dirt and even in trees. A noticeably smaller crowd (police estimated 150 fewer tents…

If “Citizen Journalist” is Acceptable, Why Not “Citizen Lawyer” or “Citizen Doctor”

If “Citizen Journalist” is Acceptable, Why Not “Citizen Lawyer” or “Citizen Doctor”

If I swing a hammer on the weekend and build myself a nice birdhouse, am I now a carpenter? Does disinfecting and placing gauze on a gash make me a doctor? If I am cited for speeding and defend myself in court as is allowed, does that make me a lawyer? No, no and definitely…

N17: Occupy LA on National Day of Protest

N17, billed as the National Day of Protest marking the two month anniversary of the anti Wall Street movement, was a reminder that the movement is alive and well. Los Angeles occupiers, whose ranks swelled with support of by labor unions and others, joined cities across the nation in protest by briefly occupying intersections and…

Wandering the Occupy LA Neighborhood

Wandering the Occupy LA Neighborhood

Camp Occupy LA, as I’ve come to think of it, has taken on the look and feel of a community. Neighborhoods seem to have sprouted up with clearly defined lines that all but say “keep out” if you aren’t invited. There seems to be a clear desire on the organizers part to create a welcoming…

Camp Occupy LA

As history has shown, a movement is not made overnight. We don’t need to look very far into the past to see the evidence of it. The Arab Spring, the moniker for the civil unrest in Arab countries like Libya, Egypt and Syria, developed over many weeks and months. Their message was clear: Freedom from…