Occupy the Blog!

By: Sunday March 11, 2012 7:00 pm

Wow! It has been nearly three weeks since the last Occupy the Blog! diary. While we have reached the doldrums of the winter, the Occupations around the country are still performing their activities, big and small, and making an impact on the world.

Please DONATE to the Occupy Supply fund if you can. It is donations from people like you that allows Occupy Supply to help the Occupations survive the cold.

 

Occupy Boise – TRO or No? We’re in for a Cliffhanger, Folks

By: Saturday February 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Occupy Boise was in federal court today, seeking a Temporary Restraining Order to protect the Vigil Site and prevent eviction by the state. Idaho Governor Butch Otter issued an edict that the Vigil Site must be vacated by 5 pm Monday.

Judge Winmill was in Pocatello, on the other side of the State. Occupy Boise Attorney Bryan Walker argued against Otter’s Attorney in a courtroom in Boise, with the Judge on a video screen. There was much discussion about whether there was an emergency that required immediate eviction. The Judge said he would decide on Monday. So there will be only a few hours between the Court’s decision and the State’s deadline.

Co-Sponsor of Bill to Evict Occupy Boise Resigns From Idaho Legislature in Disgrace

By: Thursday February 23, 2012 4:20 pm

The Occupy Vigil site has outlasted at least one of the Freedom-squelching Bill’s sponsors!

Occupy Boise: Eviction Countdown, the City’s Prosecution of a Peaceful Protestor, and Other General Insanity

By: Monday February 20, 2012 4:17 pm

The Idaho House Passed the final version of the Bill to Evict Occupy Boise on Friday afternoon. The Bill did not make it to Governor Butch Otter’s desk by Friday evening. It could be signed any moment. But a lawsuit and Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order has been filed in Federal Court by Occupy Boise.

Occupy Boise: Is Idaho So Afraid of the World That We Can’t Deal With It?

By: Saturday January 28, 2012 6:00 pm

It’s been a whirlwind week for Occupy Boise. The week began with another day of compelling testimony in the Idaho Legislature, and overwhelming public support was expressed for the Occupy Boise Vigil. Just listen to what the public had to say!

Occupy the Blog! (1/22/2012)

By: Monday January 23, 2012 8:15 am

An Occupy Roundup, including reports from New Haven, Newark, Nashville, Syracuse and Boise, Idaho.

Go Pick Apples in Washington: An Idaho Legislator’s Solution for a Homeless Man at Occupy Boise

By: Sunday January 22, 2012 5:40 pm

A hearing in the Idaho Legislature with public testimony on Representative Scott Bedke’s bill to evict the Occupy Boise Vigil from public property began at 8:30 Friday morning. Occupiers packed the hearing room. Everybody was ready to testify. The House State Affairs Committee planned to speed the bill through.

But delay set in, as the Committee Chairman tried to resolve a snafu. They needed a correctly worded printed bill in front of them for a hearing and vote out of Committee.

Power Play Against Occupy Boise Vigil Starts on Martin Luther King Day

By: Saturday January 21, 2012 5:45 pm

Martin Luther King Day in Boise began with a parade, and a short celebration of diversity, in a state still struggling to escape a reputation for racism.

Free red MLK T-shirts from Coke had been given out at the start of the March by someone. Occupiers then took the opportunity to conduct public education about corporate practices.

Occupy the Blog!

By: Sunday January 15, 2012 6:00 pm

Well, there have only been four new diaries since the last Occupy the Blog on Wednesday. Fortunately for us, all four of these are excellent reports from all over.

Occupy Boise: Democracy Visits the Idaho Legislature

By: Thursday January 12, 2012 7:00 am

On January 9th, Occupy Boise took a message about Citizen’s United and the general scuttling of Democracy in the U. S. to the Idaho Statehouse. It was the day of Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter’s State of the State address. This marks the official start of the Idaho Legislature – which meets in Boise for 3 or so months in winter.

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