On May 18, 2012, registered nurses, renowned musician Tom Morello, labor, community, and Occupy Wall Street activists gather to call for a “robin hood” tax on financial institutions and a stop in cuts to social services, kicking off protests on the eve of the NATO summit in Chicago.
Daniel B. Wood investigates the Occupy movement and whether a filmmaking website will unify or simply “facebookize” the movement in the Christian Science Monitor. The site, StudioOccupy.org, enables anyone to place their own content on a ‘cloud’ server. Any of the local Occupy Wall Street encampments can create a universal video, audio, and image [...]
Did you know there is a holiday event called “Buy Nothing Day?” In case Black Friday isn’t your cup of tea, read more. The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has sponsored a series of videos that show you how to gift saving a whale or polar bear, instead of buying more consumer goods. Consider alternatives [...]
Earlier today, a small group of Occupy Wall Street activists engaged in a near-successful corrida against the Wall Street Bull. The incident began when two clowns, Hannah Morgan and Louis Jargow, scaled the steel barricades protecting the landmark. The clowns began spanking and climbing the beast as well as playing the harmonica, traditional ways of [...]
Carrying a sign that said “Honk to Indict Banksters,” Mary O’Sullivan waved and gave a thumbs up to drivers who honked in approval at her sign. “I want to bring attention to all the crimes. It’s amazing how many crimes our government is committing that are being unpunished,” said O’Sullivan, 72, who has been unemployed [...]
Juan Oribio has been standing in front of the Federal Reserve Bank for 10 days, protesting against corporate greed and the bank bailout in the Occupy Chicago movement. Oribio, an Illinois School of Arts student, said he is angry at all political parties. He said his tax money is being used to finance wars that [...]