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Apathy catches up to Occupy in Philadelphia

It's the final day of the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, and few people outside of the progressive bubble give a shit.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 13, 2012
Shitload of Pics from Tonight's Massive March Down Sixth and Tom Morello #OccupySXSW Show

Shitload of Pics from Tonight's Massive March Down Sixth and Tom Morello #OccupySXSW Show


After an unbelievably long week of workshops and shows, titanic blunts and dozens of rap sets, I had reservations about joining Occupy Austin (also known...
By bostonphoenix  |  March 17, 2012
In Hell: On "Mexicans," Kiddie Beds, and Phone-Banking for Newt

In Hell: On "Mexicans," Kiddie Beds, and Phone-Banking for Newt


The best way to comprehend the nuts and bolts of the American political machine is to work for it. And so I did. For Newt...
By Daniel McCarthy  |  January 09, 2012
The Undecideds: Hanging with Huntsman, Occupiers, and People Who Don't Know Shit in New Hampshire

The Undecideds: Hanging with Huntsman, Occupiers, and People Who Don't Know Shit in New Hampshire


  Enough with all the bullshit about how much New Hampshire residents know about politics. And about how everyone who lives here has had numerous...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 07, 2012
Chasing Santorum: The Muppet Takes Manch-attan, Signs Baseballs

Chasing Santorum: The Muppet Takes Manch-attan, Signs Baseballs


 Dispatch from Boston Phoenix New Hampshire correspondent Dan McCarthy: MANCHESTER – Rick Santorum wants to be like Ronald Reagan in the 1980 campaign New Hampshire...
By Daniel McCarthy  |  January 07, 2012

Emily Posner raps about #Occupy, name-checks #OccupyMaine


Making the rounds of the tubes is this video from New Orleans of Maine activist Emily Posner, now attending law school in the Big Easy,...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 04, 2012


[awesome video alert] Mr. Lif & Thievery Corporation - "Unified Tribes" (#Occupy Anthem)

[awesome video alert] Mr. Lif & Thievery Corporation - "Unified Tribes" (#Occupy Anthem)


I rarely hear Mr. Lif listed among the most, as they say, "political rappers." He's not mentioned alongside the more aggressive likes of Immortal Technique,...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 03, 2012
Couple Pics and Scenes from #OccupyBoston First Night Festivities

Couple Pics and Scenes from #OccupyBoston First Night Festivities


I hope that the Boston Police Department had a few undercover officers embedded in the Occupy Boston First Night operation. Whoever they sent deep into...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 01, 2012
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Occupy the future

After barreling straight ahead for more than three months, Occupy is at its first fundamental turning point.
As it evolves, the movement is building on a network laid down in the encampments
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2011
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Photos: #OWS protesters attempt to re-occupy NYC

Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered at Manhattan’s Duarte Square on December 17, 2011 (#D17 day of action) to celebrate the original protest’s 3-month anniversary by attempting to reclaim a space.
 Occupy Wall Street #D17 day of action | Duarte Square, NYC | December 17, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 23, 2011
Dispatch from Occupy Wall Street Three-Month #D17 Anniversary and Not-One-But-Two #OWS Conferences in NYC

Dispatch from Occupy Wall Street Three-Month #D17 Anniversary and Not-One-But-Two #OWS Conferences in NYC


At the noon start time there are hardly more than 100 folks milling around Duarte Square, an obscure triangular slice of real estate on the...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 18, 2011


New Must-See #Occupy Visuals from Strange Famous Records and Current TV

New Must-See #Occupy Visuals from Strange Famous Records and Current TV


Two of my favorite sources for both information and entertainment have blessed us this week with multimedia assaults concerning the Occupy movement at large. One...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 13, 2011

Bomb threat at #OccupyMaine encampment; police check, find nothing


After being notified of a bomb threat involving the OccupyMaine encampment this morning, Portland police had bomb dogs check the park as well as the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 12, 2011
This Is What a Boiling Point Looks Like: #Occupy Boston's Final Hours at Dewey Square

This Is What a Boiling Point Looks Like: #Occupy Boston's Final Hours at Dewey Square


Perhaps it's rather fitting that Dewey Square looks like a trampled battlefield today, with just a few dozen tents left among the planks, cardboard, packed...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 09, 2011
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PHOTOS: On the scene of the Occupy Boston eviction

And then it came. Right before five o'clock. Nobody really believed that it was coming, even though we all knew it was inevitable ...
Police raid the Dewey Square encampment at 5am | December 10, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 09, 2011

Portland City Council to #OccupyMaine: No dialogue here


It appears time to consider the possibility that the pro-business, anti-public ethos that plagues American politics has also started to infect Portland's city council. To...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 08, 2011


Will the Portland City Council work with #OccupyMaine, or refuse all dialogue?


There is one question that must be answered at tomorrow night's Portland City Council meeting: Will the councilors treat the Occupiers the same way the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 06, 2011
The New Unofficial #OccupyBoston PR Strategy, And How It's Winning

The New Unofficial #OccupyBoston PR Strategy, And How It's Winning


All Photos By Aaron Spagnolo . . . More Pics Here I woke up early last Friday in Chicago, where I was covering that city's...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 05, 2011
Oh, also: #Occutan won the internet yesterday

Oh, also: #Occutan won the internet yesterday


 Yesterday was a pretty busy day for #OccupyBoston: arguing the constitutional merits of Dewey Square in state court, getting their sink bogarted by BPD. So...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 02, 2011

Invited to dance by city staff, #OccupyMaine is spurned by councilors


Portland's Public Safety Committee, a subcommittee of the City Council, has refused to enter into ongoing negotiations with OccupyMaine over conditions in Lincoln Park, with...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 02, 2011
Boston Police Department removes sink from Occupy Boston in bizarre raid, spawns #sinkgate meme

Boston Police Department removes sink from Occupy Boston in bizarre raid, spawns #sinkgate meme


Think the BPD is sore about the injunction -- extended yesterday by a judge in court yesterday -- that keeps them from mopping up Occupy...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 02, 2011


#OccupyBoston goes to court: tweets from the Suffolk Superior Court bathroom


Occupy Boston went to court today. The case -- Occupy Boston and Others vs. the City of Boston and Others -- ended with  Judge Frances...
By Liz Pelly  |  December 01, 2011

This is what a journalist getting evicted from an Occupy Boston meeting looks like


About 40 members of Occupy Boston met in a working group last night at a Chinatown location to discuss strategy. The main topic of discussion:...
By Ariel Shearer  |  November 29, 2011
Miley Cyrus supports #OccupyWallStreet with a song and video

Miley Cyrus supports #OccupyWallStreet with a song and video


"And if there's any hope for America, it lies in a revolution, and if there's any hope for a revolution in America, it lies in...
By Liz Pelly  |  November 29, 2011

The never-ending saga of accused #Occupy embezzler Paul “Fetch” Carnes, who is now suing the movement


If there's one thing I learned about the nation-trotting Occupy troll Paul Carnes (a/k/a Paul Fetch) in profiling him last month, it's that he's relentless....
By Chris Faraone  |  November 23, 2011
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Photos: Before and after the raid of Zuccotti Park

Plus, OWS protesters invade the Upper East Side.
Occupy Boston protesters show their solidarity with Occupy Wall Street
By ARIEL SHEARER, MIKE SPENCER, AND PAUL QUITORIANO  |  November 18, 2011


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Photos: Scenes from Before and After the Raid of Zuccotti Park

Three photographic takes on the Occupy movement, in Boston and NYC.
Scenes from Occupy Boston's march in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street after the Tuesday-morning raid of Zuccotti Park.
By ARIEL SHEARER, MIKE SPENCER, & PAUL QUITORIANO  |  November 18, 2011
Photos: #OccupyBoston erecting "30-foot teepee greenhouse temple of democracy" to keep warm this winter

Photos: #OccupyBoston erecting "30-foot teepee greenhouse temple of democracy" to keep warm this winter


This is what a democracy-teepee condom looks like.  "They never told me I couldn't build a 30-foot teepee greenhouse temple of democracy," says Sage Radachowsky....
By Ariel Shearer  |  November 16, 2011
Writers, librarians react to OWS People's Library Seizure

Writers, librarians react to OWS People's Library Seizure


 Over at Shareable, Paul M. Davis is keeping real-time tabs on what's happening with the Occupy Wall Street People's Library after the NYPD seized its...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  November 16, 2011

Watch: Amanda Palmer teams up with #OccupyBoston filmmaker Mike Gill for new #OWS video


Fresh off a mini-tour of seven #Occupy sites around the country -- wonder if she's trying to out-hustle our own Chris Faraone; if so, good...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 14, 2011