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Cecily McMillan and the Rise of the Soldier-Cop

Cecily McMillan and the Rise of the Soldier-Cop

  • May 07, 2014
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On Monday a New York jury found Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan guilty of felony assault on police officer Grantley Bovell, during a protest in New York’s Zucotti park on March 17, 2012.    McMillan was convicted of deliberately elbowing Bovell in the face, during a violent police assault on a protest to mark...

The One Percent

  • November 25, 2011
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There’s a hilarious pseudo-manifesto by John Kenny in the New Yorker on behalf of a very different Occupy movement.

We, too, have mobilized.  We come from near and far, by any means necessary, some on private jets, others on extremely large private jets.  But you will not find us sleeping in a park and waiting in...

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