Hibernation; or Why I Haven’t Been Blogging About Occupy

Occupy Wall Street, and its offspring in my locale, Occupy Oakland, have not gone away. And though it is winter, and activity has died down a bit, we still have major actions frequently, like just this week when the Oakland Police Department arrested 400 protesters in broad daylight. So why haven't I been talking about … Continue reading Hibernation; or Why I Haven’t Been Blogging About Occupy

As I Write This, OccupyWallStreet Is Being Raided.

...the punchline, kids, is "and my husband is recording the live police radio on Audacity for @AnonyOps". No, really. So, I've been watching the protest feeds avidly- mainly @OakFoSho's livestream- and reading all kinds of articles about all the various movements. I've got a more coherent post in the works about our experiences at OccupySF and … Continue reading As I Write This, OccupyWallStreet Is Being Raided.

It’s 11:30 pm on a Tuesday- do you know where your police are?

Mine, apparently, are in Oakland, assisting in a violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations. See, I live in Berkeley, that lovely little liberal enclave just north of scary, ghettoized, minority-filled Oakland*. For those of you who don't live here, believe me when I say that, in many ways, Oakland and Berkeley are completely different entities- including … Continue reading It’s 11:30 pm on a Tuesday- do you know where your police are?