All photos taken today, Monday May 6, 2013. Photos resized and resampled to VGA; click any to enlarge.
I haven’t been to the city since a few days after Supertstorm Sandy. And being off Twitter has kept me out of the Occupy loop.
Still, today was surprising, if not discouraging.
Even though the Wall Street Bull has barricades around it, people can freely get next to it and there was no longer any NYPD present.
Due to the herd of cats, my weekend schedule has changed and I’ve no longer been popping into the city to see what’s up with Occupy. And staying off Twitter kept me from seeing today’s news until now.
NY Daily News: Occupy Wall Street settles lawsuit with city over books destruction for $232K
The city agreed to pay $232,000 — $47,000 to cover the costs of the books and $185,000 to civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, who brought the lawsuit last year.
The city also agreed to shell out another $133,000 to settle two other lawsuits growing out the raid, which evicted members of the protest movement from the park after a lengthy encampment.
Global Revolution TV is getting $75,000 for damaged electronic gear, and their lawyers are getting nearly $50,000. Time’s Up, an environmental nonprofit, will receive $8,500 for 16 damaged “energy” bicycles.
Who do those fines actually help?
November 13, 2011:
November 15, 2011:
I criticized the fuck out of them in post after post.
It’s only been since the eviction I’ve come to appreciate what they were doing, despite the extreme messiness of it all.
Occupy Sandy is epic.
As for the Rolling Jubilee, I think that’s the wrong way to go but aside from this one post, I’m going to just shut the hell up this time and let it unfurl to see what happens.
For prior posts:
One of the most inspiring things I’ve seen is the Occupy Wall Street movement become Occupy Sandy, delivering aid to those who have been forgotten, neglected, or otherwise ill-served by those in power.
Out of the strange disorganization that was Occupy has come organizing that puts FEMA, the Red Cross, and other “official” responses to shame.
Follow @OccupySandy on Twitter.
Occupy Sandy Relief NYC on Facebook
Photos taken today, Sunday October 7, 2012. Resampled and resized to VGA; click any to enlarge.
There were few people at the Trinity Whore Church sleep protest:
Photos taken Saturday, September 29, 2012. Resampled and resized to VGA; click any to enlarge.
I don’t know if this sticker is part of the protest, but it’s apt:
A police state shielded by money!