Category Archives: Occupy Boston

Will Occupy Make a Comeback in 2012?

So what now? Six months ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement swept across the country, encapsulating growing economic inequities through chants and slogans, even as it failed to cohere in formulating plans to address them. The movement, with its encampments … Continue reading

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In Occupy clashes, the most onerous violence has come from police

The emerging narrative in a growing number of recent media accounts suggests that the two-month-old, global Occupy movement is descending into a mix of squalid, homeless squatter camps and random, if still fringe, acts of violence. There is no doubt … Continue reading

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Cities move to shut down Occupy encampments nationwide

Atlanta, Nashville, Salt Lake, Portland, Ore., Oakland (twice) and now the New York City epicenter. As winter approaches and larger contingents of homeless people migrate to Occupy encampments, police departments across the country are moving aggressively to shut them down. … Continue reading

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As winter closes in, protest is no lark for the Occupy movement

The Occupy Boston protest camp in Dewey Square marked its first month yesterday, a day after a bitter Nor’easter lashed the encampment with sheets of rain and a coating of snow. This much I’ve figured out: Protest for these folks … Continue reading

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Troubling images as Oakland, Calif., cops crack down on Occupy

It’s tough to assess an event that happened 3,000 miles away. But the photos and videos from Oakland, Calif., this morning look far more fitting for the streets of Syria than for an American city. ‘   In other video … Continue reading

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The Right turns nasty over Occupy Wall Street

Perhaps the surest sign that the national Occupy movement has gained at least some¬†traction is a shift in the strategy of the Right, which has moved from dismissing the protesters to demonizing them. A couple of recent polls showed widespread … Continue reading

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A 92-year-old icon of the ’60s marches with Occupy Wall Street

Pete Seeger epitomizes peaceful protest. ¬†With gentle smile, banjo and an arsenal of folk music — songs like If I had a Hammer and We Shall Overcome — he has long stood for both community and personal freedoms. So I … Continue reading

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