Nailed it hard. (via laughterkey.tumblr.com)
The more you know.
So last night the streets of Oakland turned into a Michael Bay movie for a while. The images and video are somewhat reminiscent of those we saw in Egypt earlier this year. Seeing as these type of images occurring in our country are somewhat rare, I figured it would be interesting to see how the media was covering the story. Here are a few looks at where and how news sites featured the story. View List ›
Early this morning around 500 police officers dismantled Occupy Oakland’s camp by allegedly using rubber bullets, tear gas, and sound canons. Democracy at its finest.
The force is 99% strong with this one. View Image ›
A growing movement gets its moment in the political cartoon spotlight. Some of these would look great on placards.
Marine Shamar Thomas shamed the NYPD this past weekend. How? By stating the obvious about how ridiculous the NYPD has been during this whole process. Watch Video ›
The protests in Madrid, were peaceful, family-oriented, and included people of all ages. The most amazing moment of the demonstration, which took place at Plaza del Sol (the heart of Spain’s capital), was when a live orchestra performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony over loud speakers. It was an amazing experience, unlike anything I’ve ever seen in the States. View List ›
The News Corp. CEO gave a speech in San Francisco yesterday at an education summit and was interrupted by #OccupySesameStreet activists, ostensibly speaking out for education reform. All six protesters were ejected from the conference but no arrests were made. Staged? (via Gawker and Xinhua News.) Watch Video ›
“We are the 53%” refers to the 53% of American households who pay federal income tax. It is the brain child of CNN correspondent and Red State’s Erick Erickson.
And the Occupy movement gains more momentum. B&J’s list of grievances is pretty clear, too. This is great. View Image ›
We Are The 99 Percent is an amazing website where people tell their stories of economic peril. If you ever wondered why people want to occupy Wall Street, well now you’ll know. (via wearethe99percent.tumblr.com)