10 Arrests in 87 Minutes: The Anatomy of the NYPD’s Protest Dispersal Process

[NEW YORK, NY]  On the eve of the second anniversary of the Occupy movement, two video activists, have released a 10 minute short film providing perhaps the most detailed civilian account to date of the NYPD’s process of crowd dispersion during mass mobilizations. The video, shot on September 17th, 2012, during Occupy Wall Street’s first […]

Occupier Jelani Mashariki Announces Candidacy for New York City Council-District 35

[NEW YORK, NY] Occupy Wall Street activist Jelani Mashariki will announce his candidacy for New York City Council – District 35 at an announcement party at 6pm tonight (9/25/2012) at Brooklyn’s Rustik Tavern [located at 471 Dekalb ave (btwn Kent & Franklin Aves) Brooklyn, NY 11205] Mashariki is the second candidate to run under the […]

CrimethInc vs. Chris Hedges, a Debate on Tactics & Legitimacy in Occupy & Beyond

[NEW YORK, NY] The debate surrounding “diversity of tactics” has indeed become a polarizing one …perhaps we helped (in part) to change that last week as we attempted to bring the fervor of both sides to the CUNY Grad Center for a respectful debate surrounding tactical legitimacy in today’s contemporary social movements. Chris Hedges made himself a self-described “lightning rod” […]

All Day, All Week, Occupy All Streets: George Martinez’s Response to Jay-Z

[NEW YORK, NY] George Martinez grabbed national headlines when he became the first Occupier to qualify as a major party primary candidate for the United States House of Representatives, but few know that the fledgling politician also has a seasoned career as a celebrated hip-hop emcee in New York City’s grassroots political hip-hop scene. Last […]