This video taken by one of the participants of the demonstration at the Air and Space Museum shows protestors (and legal counsel) telling what happened during the pepper spray incident in Washington DC on Saturday, in their own words.
|By: RFShunt Monday October 10, 2011 8:45 am|
|By: Anthony Noel Saturday October 8, 2011 10:40 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday October 7, 2011 7:20 am|
As the occupiers in Liberty Park begin to confront the reality that their movement is now mainstream for liberal organizations or groups and something Democratic Party operatives may want to manipulate to help President Barack Obama win re-election in 2012, hundreds of people have taken over Freedom Plaza in DC. Legally, with permits, they hold down the plaza from now until Sunday is over. They are calling attention to corporatism and militarism, using the general assembly to plan out how they will organize and grow the occupation and they are occupying this federally-owned park.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 6, 2011 6:20 pm|
I spent my morning at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC for the beginning of the October 2011 rally. While the event is heavily focused on ending our highly unpopular and expensive wars, it is also about economic justice and stopping the corporate control of government that is destroying the country for the other 99 percent. This was a protest not just against the Republican policies that started under George W. Bush, but also the policies that Barack Obama chooses to continue and expand on a daily basis.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 6, 2011 4:23 pm|
Livestream from October 2011
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 6, 2011 10:21 am|
I’m at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC with Jon Walker and Kevin Gozstola, where we’ll be livestreaming the occupation.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday October 3, 2011 9:40 am|
Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, two of the principle organizers of the October2011 protest in Washington DC, discussed their plans for the upcoming occupation of Freedom Plaza with FDL members at our recent webinar. The demonstration will start on Thursday October 6, and continue until they believe the government responds in a meaningful way — “symbolic gestures” are not enough.
|By: Billy Glad Sunday October 2, 2011 7:15 pm|
Interesting to see the establishment media begin to cope with protests outside the political process they control. The venerable New York Times has an opinion piece up today, poking at the nascent movement. The writer reminds me of one of Kubrick’s monkeys, working his courage up to touch the monolith in 2001 A Space Odyssey.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 29, 2011 9:46 am|
|By: KevinZeese Monday September 5, 2011 1:00 pm|
The stark realities of the American economy show the political and economic elites sending the country in the wrong direction, destroying the strongest economy and world history. The American people know better and could rule better than the elites. It is time for Americans to organize and mobilize to take power, http://october2011.org.