Occupy Wall Street
Workers from the Hot & Crusty restaurant on the Upper East Side gathered Saturday evening to celebrate the formation of a union, following a high-profile sit-in at the restaurant last year.
When the Occupy Wall Street movement was setting up shop in Zuccotti Park last year, the FBI was already using counter-terrorism agents to investigate it, according to a report.
An Occupy Wall Street protester whose tweets were subpoenaed pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct, in a case that became a clash over social media privacy.
Students at Cooper Union this weekend continued to fight against a move from a free education to a tuition-based model with a march from Washington Square Park to the school’s East Village campus.
The Occupy Sandy volunteer movement by Occupy Wall Street members has been growing in Brooklyn.
He’s a doctor and a passionate supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but prosecutors say the New Jersey physician was hiding something in his apartment that could have proved deadly.
While organizations such as power companies have drawn furor in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a group more associated with very different issues – Occupy Wall Street – has been hailed as an effective relief agency.
“It’s a popular event for the community, but given the conditions… we felt it was not a safe environment,” Linda Hanick of Trinity Church said.
A woman who was pepper sprayed during an Occupy Wall Street protest last year has filed a civil suit against the New York Police Department and the officer involved.
“Occupy is a different kind of movement because we’re not trying to work within the political system,” said demonstrator Emily Reynolds. “We’re trying to build people power and we’re trying to push from the outside.”
Occupy Wall Street made the world aware of Wall Street’s nearly-obscene inequities. But, unfortunately, that has been about it. How much has really changed because of the 12-month-old movement?
Organizers said Sunday’s events focus on people power and the use of culturally creative tactics to build the movement.
Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests, but Occupiers are getting the celebration started early.
Jackie Barcliff, 44, was also charged with the Aug. 12 rape of a 14-year-old girl in Midtown.
Jackie Barcliff allegedly forced the victim to the elevated level of Pier 15 park near the East River, raped her, and tossed her over the railing to the ground below, police said.