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Catching up with the ongoing trials of Occupy Boston activists

At a hearing in Boston Municipal Court last month, attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild received nine DVDs from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Cops, tents, and videotape
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 14, 2012
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Fables of the Occupation

It's been one year since thousands of outraged protesters swarmed Zuccotti Park to demand vast socio-economic changes, but the movement's aftertremors continue to be felt.
One year later, the movement continues
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 14, 2012
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Occupiers then and now

Camp Dewey thrived between September 30 and December 10 of last year.
Class of 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 14, 2012
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PHOTOS: NATO demonstrations in Chicago

#NoNATO actions in the Windy City
Scenes from the NATO protests | May 18-20
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  May 18, 2012
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Occupy, more occupy, even more occupy

I just read your article about the Occupy New Hampshire primary event ("A Wedding and Four Funerals," January 13).
Letters to the Boston Phoenix  editors, January 20, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 20, 2012
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As Occupy Boston struggles with a sex-offender ban, its weaknesses have been laid bare

It was after 10 pm on Tuesday, January 10, in the stale, bright basement of the Arlington Street Church, where now-nomadic Occupy Boston was holding a meeting.
Temperature check: Will the movement stabilize? Or will it splinter?
By LIZ PELLY  |  January 20, 2012


Capitol Offensive: Occupy Congress delivers message of national disapproval

Capitol Offensive: Occupy Congress delivers message of national disapproval


As legislators returned to Washington, DC, for the start of a new congressional session on Tuesday, January 17, hundreds of Occupy protesters from around the...
By Ariel Shearer  |  January 18, 2012

Homeland Security investigating TSA agent who allegedly assaulted #OccupyBoston tweeter


Wired reports that Homeland Security agents recently contacted a member of Occupy Boston to discuss one of the stranger incidents from OB's tenure in Dewey...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 13, 2012

PHOTOS: Scenes from the NH primaries, starring Romney, Santorum, Occupy, Vermin Supreme, and Callista Gingrich's hair


This weekend, while the entire Granite State was gripped with #FITN fever, our operatives leapt into the fray -- even infiltrating the Newt Gingrich phone...
By webteam  |  January 09, 2012
In Jamaica Plain, anarchist writer Cindy Milstein speaks to radicals on Occupy’s roots: “There is a pre-history to this that we understand”

In Jamaica Plain, anarchist writer Cindy Milstein speaks to radicals on Occupy’s roots: “There is a pre-history to this that we understand”


Cindy Milstein smiles and talks with her hands to a room of 25 attentive listeners, mostly twenty-somethings and some older, all sitting in folding chairs....
By Liz Pelly  |  January 09, 2012
I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries

I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries


Sometimes the only way to really dive into an early morning presidential debate is with a little cough syrup. Or actually a lot of cough...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 08, 2012


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Occupy First Night

If the Boston Police Department had undercover officers embedded in the Occupy Boston First Night operation, they would have found a whole mess of juicy goods to bring back to the Suffolk County district attorney's office.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 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
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


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Occupy Everywhere

Forget the plowed debris field left at Dewey Square. That space is no longer synonymous with Occupy Boston — the movement is pushing forward.
After the decimation of Dewey, the movement finds new allies
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 16, 2011
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The short, happy life of Occupy Boston's A-Z Library

On the final night in the brief and wondrous life of the Audre Lorde to Howard Zinn Library, it poured.
Reading the revolution
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 16, 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
Occupy Boston's Anarchist Alliance calls for neighborhood-based general assemblies; Occupy Allston-Brighton meeting Thursday

Occupy Boston's Anarchist Alliance calls for neighborhood-based general assemblies; Occupy Allston-Brighton meeting Thursday


Image via Occupy Allston-Brighton on Facebook.Occupy Boston held its first post-Dewey General Assembly on Saturday evening at the Boston Common bandstand. At Saturday's GA, a...
By Liz Pelly  |  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


Eviction Dispatch - Watching This Morning's #OccupyBoston Raid Unfold

Eviction Dispatch - Watching This Morning's #OccupyBoston Raid Unfold


After more hours than I care to count I finally went to warm up in a press crash spot at around four in the morning....
By Chris Faraone  |  December 10, 2011
OccupyBoston evicted from Dewey Square in 5 am raid

OccupyBoston evicted from Dewey Square in 5 am raid


Chris Faraone (@Fara1) and Ariel Shearer (@arielshearer) were on the scene early Saturday morning as Boston Police -- many with black tape covering badge numbers...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 10, 2011
LiveBlog: OccupyBoston evicted from Dewey Square in 5 am raid

LiveBlog: OccupyBoston evicted from Dewey Square in 5 am raid


Chris Faraone (@Fara1) and Ariel Shearer (@arielshearer) were on the scene early Saturday morning as Boston Police -- many with black tape covering badge numbers...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 10, 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


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PHOTOS: Occupy Boston defies Menino’s order to vacate Dewey Square

The scene from Occupy Boston after Mayor Menino gave orders to vacate.
Thousands rallied on the Greenway, and protesters packed up much of the camp for safekeeping | December 8, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 09, 2011
Dispatch from #OccupyBoston: Less Than Two Hours To Go Before Dewey Square Eviction

Dispatch from #OccupyBoston: Less Than Two Hours To Go Before Dewey Square Eviction


It's a mob scene at Occupy Boston tonight. A peaceful mob scene. The terrain is mostly muddy, with remnants of more than two months of...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 08, 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
Live Blog: Countdown to Mayor Menino's midnight deadline for #OccupyBoston

Live Blog: Countdown to Mayor Menino's midnight deadline for #OccupyBoston


We'll be updating our Storify with tweets, photos, video, and whatever else we can find. Tweet links and photos to us @bostonphoenix. View the story...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 08, 2011