It will be an interesting couple of weeks in the CLE… Whenever someone mentions the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which is about every hour if not more often, I can’t help […]
State of Emergency! Ferguson battens hatches
And who can blame Governor Nixon for that? Like most folks who keep up at least a little with the news, I’ve heard a thing or three about Ferguson. Of late, I’ve […]
Cop Killer 2011: Police, power and the case of Lt. Pike
I think at some point in our lives, most of us imagine that it might be cool to be famous. But perhaps…perhaps not like this.
#Occupy Portland: The end of free speech, or the end of taking responsibility?
By Greg Stene The City of Portland and the Occupy movement are both to blame for Portland’s impending Sunday morning, at 12:01 a.m., dismantling of the Occupy movement’s tent city in downtown […]
#Occupy Oakland: an injury to one is an injury to all
So Twitter is abuzz with the news that the Port of Oakland has been shut down; major news sites are either ignoring the act or standing with reports from earlier in the […]
The trouble with Occupy
The Occupy movement seems as if it has the potential to do great things. While it professes no leadership, it has galvanized the left—and a growing part of the middle, possibly—in ways […]
Nota Bene #122: OWStanding
“When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into […]
Stop the Machine wins Freedom Plaza
On Sunday at midnight, October2011’s Stop the Machine permit for occupying Freedom Plaza expired. While some, like our group from the Tulane School of Social Work, had to return to our respective […]
Talk of the plaza
Two main topics consume the conversations of Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza today. Whether through announcements, group assemblies or personal chatter, most cannot help but consider two large issues: moving forward from an […]
Preparing our stand against "The Machine"
Hope and excitement filled the room today as our group of nine Tulane students, staff and faculty members made final preparations for October2011. We are two days away. Our ultimate mission: change. We […]