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The Police Remembered Occupy Wall Street’s One Year Anniversary!!!

Last year, it took Occupy less than three weeks to reallocate $2 million in government-funded aid to working men and women in New York City, in the form of overtime pay to the city’s police department. This year, some in the movement hope to achieve this goal sooner — and judging from the police turnout on Occupy’s one year anniversary, they stand a good chance of meeting their goal! It’s always nice when the dominant partner in a very hetero-normative relationship goes “all out” for an anniversary, and this year the police did not disappoint. “As usual, they brought Occupy some pretty police horses and cute police dogs.” Commissioner Ray Kelly’s NYPD is rumored to have splurged on a secret signal jammer to cut into Occupy’s livestream feed. The Associated Press is reporting that the police have arrested somewhere around 180 people (the NYT is saying 185), including about five journalists, wheelchair-bound Americans, one goth girl, and a fucking legal observer from The National Lawyers’ Guild: an act of puckish over-exuberance tantamount to capturing a Red Cross nurse as a POW. The police also gave a 99% bro a ride in a shopping cart. Read more on The Police Remembered Occupy Wall Street’s One Year Anniversary!!!…
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On ‘Day of Action,’ White House Wants You To Buy Their Beer Koozies

Is there “some stuff” going on in the country today, maybe? Sure, a few things, like shopping day with Joe Biden! Here for example from some freshly-arrived Barack Obama re-election campaign spam promoting their online store is this convenient beer koozie with Joe’s goofy grinning mug on it. And what’s the “best part” of showing your support by using the Internet to purchase cheap crap, according to the email? “You won’t have to fight the crowds, or even leave home.” See, nice ‘n safe! Read more on On ‘Day of Action,’ White House Wants You To Buy Their Beer Koozies…
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Panicky Billionaire Mayor Orders Eviction of Zuccotti Park (VIDEO)

Here is video from inside Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning as the NYPD moved in to trash the encampment and arrest dozens of peacefully resisting protesters. THAT’S QUITE ENOUGH FREEDUMZ 4 U ALL according to nervous billionaire goon Michael Bloomberg, who ordered the “closed-to-the-press” midnight raid to placate twitchy corporate overlords to protect the “safety” of protesters. There was so much safety, in fact, that a New York City Councilman got his head smashed in and was arrested in the sweep. More photos after the jump! Read more on Panicky Billionaire Mayor Orders Eviction of Zuccotti Park (VIDEO)…
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Meghan McCain Writes Least Insightful Column About #OWS In History

EVERYONE EXHALE, America’s foremost pillar of Internet opinionation Meghan McCain has finally found time in her manic schedule writing her bi-monthly Daily Beast column to drop by Zuccotti Park so she can do her part and help explain to any of her readers who have been in a coma for the last month, “what’s up with all that protesting?” The exciting title for her piece is “My Day at Occupy Wall Street” in accordance with the third-grade manual of style guidelines for first-person essays about field trips to the zoo, which is what we will call her “theme” since Meg has eschewed the more reporterly trope of using any kind of “angle” whatsoever. So let’s see, what trove of recycled generalizations has our intrepid columnist obtained through her journey? Read more on Meghan McCain Writes Least Insightful Column About #OWS In History…
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Long Island Couple Trademark ‘Occupy Wall St.’ In Hope of The Big Bucks

What is the real trouble with the Occupy Wall Street movement these days? Nobody is making enough money off it! Anti-corporate sentiment is finally hip enough to be mass marketable again, so you can all retire those Che Guevara t-shirts at last, hippies. You’ve got a new brand now! MTV is busily producing some slick “Life of an Occupier” reality teevee program to explore this exciting new youth “lifestyle trend” to fill air time between ads for glow-in-the-dark talking sneakers and anusburgers or whatever it is ad men think the dirty communists secretly crave between their bouts of outrage, and now Long Island couple Robert and Diane Maresca have filed paperwork to trademark the phrase “Occupy Wall St.” for themselves, because it has killer brand potential. Read more on Long Island Couple Trademark ‘Occupy Wall St.’ In Hope of The Big Bucks…
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NY Post Blames Peaceful Ocupados For (Fake?) Rise In Gun Violence

The wheezy little shadow humans hovering around in the dank caves over at Rupert Murdoch’s terror pamphlet the New York Post sure are devoting an awful lot of comical reporting to the fabrication of elaborate Jesusween bedtime stories about the Occupy Wall Street protesters. It’s like they’re kind of (very) worried or something! The latest strenuous fiction plucked at random — there are several to choose from on any given day — has a variety of anonymous numbers and sources claiming that shootings across the city have risen two billion percent since the protests started on account of the NYPD having too much fun beating up on peaceful protesters to go beating up on actual criminals with guns anymore. That would be sort of embarrassing for the cops, if it were actually true! Read more on NY Post Blames Peaceful Ocupados For (Fake?) Rise In Gun Violence…
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To New York Post, Beans & Rice Donated To #OWS Is ‘Food For a King’

When there’s nothing else to bitch about, count on ignorant scare-sheet the New York Post to find something evil about the peaceful and polite Occupy Wall Street protesters. Maybe they are eating fancy liberal food? A new poll of New Yorkers proves that 67% agree with the growing protest against America’s bank-run corporate-welfare system, and an overwhelming 87% of New Yorkers say the protesters have the right to stay at Zuccotti Park. But to the increasingly mythical Archie Bunker whose mouth moves while he reads the Post headlines and then shakes his fist at the coloreds on NY1 or whatever, those damned dirty hippies are living large like Prince Charles. Read more on To New York Post, Beans & Rice Donated To #OWS Is ‘Food For a King’…
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GOP Debate #194,834 This Month: Choose Your Own Adventure!

OH, is there is another CNN GOP debate 2NITE? It’s a “day,” probably, so YES, there is. The alcoholic beverage makers of America thank you, CNN! Everyone else thinks you are terrible. So, uh, Herman Cain will eat a delicious fried Mexican,  Newt Gingrich will eat Wolf Blitzer, the fried Mexican will eat Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney will play the part of the plate of withered steamed brussel sprouts nobody wants to eat. Who will survive?! Odds are good you can watch it here. And now for a change, both your editors are down roaming Liberty Plaza like wild goats and will not be liveblogging, so, our dearest Wonketteers, we leave it to you to make your own fun, in the comments! Read more on GOP Debate #194,834 This Month: Choose Your Own Adventure!…
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Occupation Dispatch #10, In Which Riley Prepares To Be Cleaned & Beaten

Hello again! Your #OWS correspondent has returned from a weird, rainy night full of …. cleaning? In the above YouTube movie, we see two park savages frantically trying to sweep away all of the bodily fluids and hypodermic needles that have accumulated over the last few weeks in Zuccotti Park. (Is that soapy water, or “runoff” from the constant finger-bang Groupons that are going on at all hours of the day, according to Sean Hannity? We’ll never know/of course it’s semen!) This OCD cleaning session was part of a malicious and extremely successful plan to make Michael Bloomberg and his billionaire pals looks like complete douchebags — and hooray, it worked! Poor (but actually very rich) Michael Bloomberg! Maybe the FBI could murder everyone in Zuccotti Park and then blame Iran? No, that would be retarded. Read more on Occupation Dispatch #10, In Which Riley Prepares To Be Cleaned & Beaten…
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Ocupados Cheer As Billionaires Chicken Out On Zuccotti Park Eviction

The Ocupados celebrated early this morning as NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg unceremoniously tweeted that the owners of Zuccotti Park decided for mysterious undisclosed reasons (fear) to postpone for now their plan to “clean up” (billionaire-speak for “evict, using police force”) the space at 7 a.m. Thousands of the uppity peasant-folk flooded the site overnight to lock arms and resist the planned eviction, and although the coppers didn’t get to cold haul everybody off, they still managed to have their fun beating up some of the protesters and running over them with scooters, just to SHOW THEM, TAKE THAT, FILTHY HIPPIES (who are now cleaning the park on their own). Read more on Ocupados Cheer As Billionaires Chicken Out On Zuccotti Park Eviction…
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Occupation Dispatch #5: Radiohead Unplugged & Massive Demonstrations

Greetings from Zuccotti Park, where everything is going apeshit crazy at the moment. We just returned from a march around Wall Street — the largest we’ve witnessed since Sunday. There will be an even larger rally and protest at 5:30 p.m. that will include members of the New York Transit Workers Union, which voted to support the Occupation at a meeting earlier this week. The park dwellers have raised more than $25,000 since September 17, and have received at least 150 packages since Wednesday. We watched some protesters as they gleefully opened their mail this morning — it was like Hanukkah Rosh Hashanah! Video and the latest Radiohead gossip-scoops after the jump! Read more on Occupation Dispatch #5: Radiohead Unplugged & Massive Demonstrations…
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Mayor Bloomberg On Wall Street Protests: We Need ‘To Help The Banks’

UH. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg discussing the Wall Street protests: “The protesters are protesting against people who make $40-50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet. That’s the bottom line.” Hm! We could try to unpack that and “solve” the riddle of this bizarre statement, which is the utter opposite of what is the actual case, but let’s dive right into the subtext and assume the swelling heathen ranks of protesters are starting to itch like wet beach sand in Bloomberg’s nervous trousers. Or, Michele Bachmann took over his brain. Read more on Mayor Bloomberg On Wall Street Protests: We Need ‘To Help The Banks’…
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NYC Protesting and Palling Around With Anti-Terror Militarized Police

Good morning! Your dutiful Occupy Wall Street correspondent is still embedded with the Sandinistas of Zuccotti Park, who still want to destroy America with their nonviolent opposition to living in a terrible banana republic. We even accompanied the park dwellers on their daily morning march around Wall Street, which was filmed in its entirety by shadowy NYPD types armed with camcorders, probably so that they can tag us all on Facebook/add our names to the No Fly List/Assassination Queue. Famous non-white scholar Cornel West made a surprise visit, and we also accosted high school teachers and preachers, all of whom admitted on camera that they need to get a job. Read more on NYC Protesting and Palling Around With Anti-Terror Militarized Police…
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American Media Hates Peaceful Protesters For Not Being Violent Pigs

Occupy Wall Street has just completed its ninth day — but you wouldn’t know, since America’s glorious free press is too busy covering the Big Stories: “New Ben and Jerry’s flavor in poor taste?” and “Man with broken leg survives 4 days in desert” and “Michele Bachmann goes somewhere, says something”). The anti-American media-fairness group FAIR recently deduced, “The answer to the problem of non-coverage would seem to be simple: If the people occupying Wall Street want more media attention, they should just call themselves Tea Party activists.” Noticing the lack of teabag bedazzlement, the official organ of the progressive movement (the New York Times, obviously) lamented, “The group’s lack of cohesion and its apparent wish to pantomime progressivism rather than practice it knowledgably is unsettling.” Your former editor/Breitbart rentboy arrived in Manhattan last night and is now living amongst these seedy people, with their evil messages of “peace” and “no more corporate greed” — and we plan on writing many vainglorious articles, chastising concerned Americans who are sleeping in a park for not being more like the violent slob-beasts who bring assault rifles to their corporate-backed Freedumb shindigs, which last two hours/until the scooter batteries run out of juice (you know, what the New York Times once called a “platform for conservative populist discontent”). We even made a video! We’ll be making lots of videos this week, because we want to help the New York Times expose these “pantomiming” deadbeats. Read more on American Media Hates Peaceful Protesters For Not Being Violent Pigs…