Monday, October 17, 2011

The TCBH! Collective: "It's All Here: Our Coverage of the First Three Weeks of the Occupation Movement!" @ This Can't Be Happening!

All Hail the Unknown Organizer!
Chuck follows an unnamed leader with a red flag to defend Citibank protestors about to be busted for wanting to pull their money out of the evil bank. Victory is won when the police can't figure out who the enemy really is. The leader, and her red flag, vanish.

'We Won't Be Iced Out': Philadelphia Occupation Plans to Stay for the Long Haul
The tents are up, bathrooms have been lined up, and support is building for a long winter, says Dave, who finds a '60s relic who says this is the same but very different too.

NYPD Scooter Cop Takes Out Legal Observer
One of NYPD's finest runs over a National Lawyers Guild observer on Wall Street, then runs over him again, then parks on his broken leg, before he is beaten and arrested...for assault.

A New Dawn: Midnight to 9am, 10/14/11
They responded to the call from Zuccotti Plaze, coming by the thousands in the early dawn hours, out of the subway exits, and Bloomberg and his cop minions were routed.

Urgent Call to Action: Go and Defend Zuccotti Park
Chuck says it's all on the line, and people need to get down there by 6 am to block Bloomberg's eviction plan.

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Press Passes
By John Grant
John gets threatened by a D.C. cop who demands a press pass, and John stands his ground.

Corporate Greed is on the Table: The Occupation Movement has Broken Through a Wall in America
By Dave Lindorff
A comparison of the first two occupations on Wall Street and in Washington. Lindorff says that these events are creating a new reality in America.

Right After All: Marx Hits the Mark on Cruelties of Capitalism
By Linn Washington, Jr.
Currently on a project in the U.K., Linn visits the tomb of Karl Marx to reflect on the new sense of rebellion in Britain and the U.S. and says Marx may have been off in his timing, but he was right that capitalism is immisserating the working class (the 99%).

Commentary on the First Statement of the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Dave says the Wall Street occupation movement has somehow managed to come up with a list of demands/grievances/issues that doesn't mention the words "war," "climate change" or "mass incarceration," and suggests it needs work.

Mike Cadell Interviews Charles M. Young about the Wall Street Occupation
Mike Cadell, prairie radical and host of Radio Free Kansas, asks TCBH!'s New York City correspondent to report on what's happening in Liberty Park just off of Wall Street.

The Sluts Shall Lead Us: Before, During and After the Deluge on the Brooklyn Bridge
By Charles M. Young
Charles walks the Slut Walk, and then marches with #OccupyWallStreet across the Brooklyn Bridge, dodging arrest but watching as 700 are "kettled" by New York's supposedly "finest"

A Poem: Weak Bridge Ahead
By Gary Lindorff
The poet calls it, prophetically penning a poem just days ahead of the Occupation's Brooklyn Bridge march that calls for marching ahead even though if situation looks dire. The marchers did just that, the police over-reacted, and the movement grew dramatically.

Wall Street Buys Protection from the NYPD
By Dave Lindorff
TCBH! breaks the news about a page on the JPMorgan Chase website boasting that the big bank donated a record $4.6 to NY's police ahead of the occupation that went to buy 1000 patrol car computers and, more sinisterly, "security monitoring software" for the police main data center. Pinkerton's anyone?

Heroes to Pigs: The Shapeshifting of New York's Cops Took only 24 Hours of Porcine Behavior
By Dave Lindorff
Dave suggests that Pigs, the Black Panther Party's term for the police occupying black communities in the 1960s and early '70s, needs to be brought back to describe the police thugs who are pepper spraying and battering women bystanders and peaceful marchers in New York.

Is the US a Police State?
By John Grant
John's answer is yes it is.

13 Ways to Look at the Occupation of Wall Street
By Charles M. Young
After hanging around Liberty Square for several days, and watching what 's happening, how it's being organized, what the police and the Mayor are doing, and how the occupiers are responding, Charles gives his take on it all.

Some Resonance Please!
By Charles M. Young
In one of the first on-the-scene reports on the Occupation of Wall Street, Charles asks: Where are the unions? Where are the leftist parties? Where is the peace movement? Why are the kids on Wall Street being left to face Bloomberg's goons on their own?

NOTE: These are all stories that you can only find here, at ThisCantBeHappening! They aren't lifted from somewhere else. They are all our own work. While some of the pieces were picked up by Counterpunch, and we usually get run on Smirking Chimp and Op Ed News, none of the major "progressive" or liberal aggregator sites has run any of them. If you want this kind of journalism, then, you have to come to this online newspaper to get it. We're proud of the work we've done covering this historic moment and movement, and we hope that seeing what we've done will convince you that you should also support us with a donation (see the "Support Us" button above).

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