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Occupy Boston: The people and the land

I’ve lived in the Boston area on and off since 2005, and nothing I saw last night compares to anything that’s happened here in all those years. If there was ever a larger mass arrest in Boston...

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‘Respectful and proportional’

The Boston Globe: Occupy Boston said today in a statement that police had ‘brutally attacked’ protesters. ‘Today’s reprehensible attack by the Boston Police Department represents a sad and disturbing...

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From Egypt to Occupy: ‘Keep going and do not stop’

The following is a solidarity statement sent to us today by comrades in Cairo. It is a powerful and extremely timely document on reclaiming space, the nature of speculative market capitalism,...

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Not your friend: dissensus and the police

(‘Circle of Truth Hovering Over the USA’ by The London Police) This piece I wrote was published today in The New Inquiry. I am reposting it here with permission. One of the most heated aspects of the...

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On Occupy Harvard

I have a piece in today’s Los Angeles Review of Books on the nascent-formed Occupy Harvard, the ‘indefinite’ 24-hour lockdown of Harvard Yard, and campus divisions over the encampment (which I argue...

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Democratic leaders and OWS crackdowns

In ‘Here’s What Attempted Co-option of OWS Looks Like‘ Glenn Greenwald slammed the disingenuous and immoral ‘Occupy Congress’ effort to siphon the energy, labor, mass appeal, and success of the...

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For the health and safety of—

(‘George with a Gas Mask’ from F’NRAD) An anaphoric Twitter-essay. For the health and safety of UC-Davis students we deployed chemical weapons at point-blank range three times all over their bodies...

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If you see something, say something.

‘I think someone hacked the MBTA Red Line.’ This is a little story about how the grinchy MBTA is trying to steal Christmas. (UPDATES: MBTA General Manager Richard Davey appeared on Fox News to say that...

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Ghosts in the machine: Twitter and the trickle-down Patriot Act effect

(Art by My Dead Pony.) Yesterday I heard Paul M. Davis, the radio host of Radical Free Ruin, ask why there haven’t been more ghost stories about electronic gadgets the way there used to be about analog...

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Field notes on fashion and occupy (Part One)

This first appeared at The New Inquiry. ‘The kids aren’t too bright,’ he is telling me on this particular day. ‘They’ll tell you then can always spot an undercover, they’ll tell you about “the kind of...

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Field notes on fashion and occupy (Part Two)

This is the second in a two-part compilation about fashion and clothing in the dynamics of Occupy and within the wider political frontiers in its wake. Part One.  Soon the whole bridge was trembling...

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Little yellow boy giant, terrorist

This first appeared on The New Inquiry. ‘The Giant of Boston’ by Os Gêmeos, Rose Kennedy Greenway at Dewey Square, August 2012. Photo by Geoff Hargadon. Occupy Boston in Dewey Square, September 2011....

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