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- May Day Occupy Protests - Live Coverage
- Occupy Makes a Massive May Day Comeback
- Occupy May Day Protests Across US As Activists and Unions Link Up
- Why Are We Striking?
- Report Criticizes Oakland Police: "Overwhelming Military-Type Response"
- "Tuition Fees are Class War!" CUNY Brooklyn College Students Roughed Up By Police for Demanding Fairer Treatment
- What It's Like When the NYPD Raids Your Apartment At Dawn-- Because Your Roommate Is in Occupy
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Highlights Week of May 6
What It's Like When the NYPD Raids Your Apartment At Dawn-- Because Your Roommate Is in Occupy, Sarah Seltzer, Alternet
I chatted briefly with musician Justin Remer, whose Brooklyn apartment was raided by the NYPD on (a recent) morning in an incident that was first reported on Gawker and sure looks from all angles like a pre May Day intimidation tactic. I was curious about how the experience felt. “At around six-fifteen I was woken up. I sleep in a lofted bed, and there's a police officer standing in my bedroom shining a flashlight in my face. He woke me up and said ‘get down in the living room.," he said. Remer dressed, grabbed his ID as requested, and joined his housemates in the living room.
"Tuition Fees are Class War!" CUNY Brooklyn College Students Roughed Up By Police for Demanding Fairer Treatment, Sarah Jaffe, Alternet
Every gate at the City University of New York's Brooklyn College had doubled security—no one was getting in without a student ID. That and the rain might have dampened turnout for a mass student day of action calling for increased access to higher education and supported by the likes of Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky, but it didn't dampen the spirits of the student activists who rallied on the quad and then marched into Boylan Hall, chanting, “1, 2, 3, 4, tuition fees are class war! 5, 6, 7, 8, students will retaliate!” It took police, batons and riot cuffs to do that.
Occupy Makes a Massive May Day Comeback, Sarah Jaffe, Anna Lekas Miller, Sarah Seltzer, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Alex Kane, Joshua Holland, AlterNet
Midtown is a great place for chanting; your voice echoes off the tall buildings and you can hear it blocks away. Even better for marching bands, bells and whistles. There may not actually be 99 pickets, but midtown Manhattan is clogged with them in the morning, and they're inside the heads of the people on the street - I walk past a couple discussing our "cruel," unequal society as I hurry from picket to picket.
Report Criticizes Oakland Police: "Overwhelming Military-Type Response", Mary Slosson, Reuters / Chicago (IL) Tribune
Oakland police used "an overwhelming military-type response" to disperse Occupy Oakland demonstrators and fired at a former Marine and Iraq war veteran who was critically injured in the clashes in October, according to a report issued on Monday (May 2).
Occupy May Day Protests Across US As Activists and Unions Link Up, Ryan Devereaux, Guardian UK
The Occupy Wall Street movement has attempted to breathe new life into its campaign against inequities in the global financial system with a series of May Day protests around the United States.
May Day Occupy Protests - Live Coverage, Tom McCarthy, Guardian UK
Live coverage of Occupy and May Day protests in New York and other US cities, plus highlights from around the world.
Why Are We Striking? Mike David, Adbusters
Of course, most of us know what's wrong with the world. We know about the poverty, war, violence and disease. We're conscious of the injustice, but not fully conscious of it, because frankly, we have enough to worry about in our own lives.