We’ve received a few diaries in the last week but we’ve also gotten some great pictures and a couple of nice videos from folks.
|By: RFShunt Tuesday February 7, 2012 6:00 am|
The Occupy Pittsburgh encampment is a site of uneasy anticipation as people have gathered to support the occupation during what is probably its last hours at People’s Park (formerly Mellon Green). The day of waiting produced a great deal that is metaphorical of this ad hoc social movement.
|By: RFShunt Thursday February 2, 2012 6:20 pm|
Judge Christine A Ward issued a decision yesterday finding in favor of BNY/Mellon and against Occupy Pittsburgh. The 23-page ruling sides with the bank’s claim of immediate and irreparable harm, and gives the occupation 3 days to remove tents and personal belongings, cease camping, and comply with all BNY/Mellon notices.
The ruling, despite a sometimes sympathetic tone towards Occupy Pittsburgh’s message, finds that the bank met nearly all the criteria for a temporary injunction which allows for eviction before a full hearing of the case.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday January 20, 2012 12:45 pm|
An organization known as Move to Amend, inspired by Occupy Wall Street and Dr. Cornel West, has called for actions at federal courthouses all over the United States to mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court, which essentially struck down limits to money in elections.
|By: dakine01 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.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Tuesday January 10, 2012 10:00 am|
Occupy Pittsburgh has called for a day of action and solidarity today against their impending eviction from People’s Park. This morning was Occupy Pittsburgh’s preliminary injunction hearing, and they have planned a big demonstration outside the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh starting at 3:30PM. The group will then march on BNY Mellon and onto People’s Park to protest the lawsuit and their eviction.
|By: RFShunt Monday January 9, 2012 6:30 pm|
Occupy Pittsburgh has issued a statement calling for a day of solidarity and action this Tuesday, Jan 10 to coincide with the first day of a court hearing of a lawsuit brought against them by Bank of New York/Mellon. The suit calls for their eviction from the space formerly called Mellon Green, now dubbed by the occupation as People’s Park.
|By: RFShunt Tuesday December 20, 2011 7:00 am|
steno pool media is anxious to write the obituary for the occupations around America. Early drafts of the predictable death notice are already appearing. Like the papers that supposedly* got their facts slightly wrong concerning Mark Twain’s demise, the media may be completely off the mark when it comes to the occupy movement circling the drain.
|By: dakine01 Sunday December 11, 2011 12:20 pm|
In two months time, Occupy Wall Street has already made a significant impact in moving the national dialogue towards the needs of people rather than the needs of the elite.
|By: RFShunt Sunday October 16, 2011 7:50 am|
Occupy Pittsburgh, like Occupy actions in many other cities, kicked off today. What had started out in the planning stages as energetic but rough-hewn and chaotic seemed to settle into a more cohesive event.
It began with a march from Freedom Corner in Pittsburgh’s Hill district – historically the starting point of many marches dating back to the civil rights movement of the 1950′s and 60′s.