Occupy!

A semi-regular, forty-page tabloid newspaper inspired by the Occupy movement.

Free Cecily!

Free Cecily!

A gazette revival

On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation. To tell McMillan’s story and assess its consequences, a group of editors revived the Occupy! gazette in anticipation of her May 19 sentencing. Our hope is to enter into evidence what the court ignored.

Read Suppressing Protest

Read Suppressing Protest

Reflecting on police misconduct

In light of Cecily McMillan’s guilty verdict, we once again encourage readers to look at Suppressing Protest, a report prepared by a coalition of legal scholars and human rights activists calling for police reform.

Occupy and Space

Occupy and Space

If Occupy Wall Street takes the wrong space it may end up as lost as if it had none at all.

Even before Liberty Plaza was raided, many of us were asking what was next for Occupy Wall Street. The movement, we said, was about more than holding a space, even one in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district. Occupation, I often heard, was a means, not an end; a tactic, not a target. The goal, from the beginning, was to do more than build an outdoor urban commune.