Categories: Zuccotti Park

No Tents = No Cameras = No Audience = No Occupy

Posted by: Mark Gimein on December 07

Three weeks ago, when New York City evicted the protesters from Zuccotti Park, it was not immediately clear what the outcome of the raid would be. I wrote in...

The Strangest History Of Apple Ever

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 30

Reading Debt: The First 5,000 Years, the history of the economics and ethics of debt by David Graeber, I stumbled on one of the oddest histories of Silicon Valley...

Wednesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 30

Occupy LA, Philly: Police Raids Clear Camps (Bloomberg) Shadow of Assange: OWS and Advantages of a Leaderless Movement (NY Magazine) Peer pressure: At Top Colleges, Anti-Wall St. Fervor Complicates...

Tuesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 29

$100 billion IPO: Why Greedy Stockholders Could Hurt Facebook (TechCrunch) "Crony capitalism": How Paulson Tipped Hedge Funds to GSE Plan (Bloomberg) More, please: Bloomberg Report Exposes the Fed Doing...

Monday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 28

Occupy LA: Police and Los Angeles protesters skirmish (Reuters) Secrets of the Fed: Banks Made $13B on Undisclosed Loans (Bloomberg) 2012=1968?: How OWS could consume Obama (NY Magazine) A...

Weekend Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 27

To leave or stay in LA: Some vow civil disobedience at midnight (LA Times) 5 PM deadline: Occupy Philadelphia weighs options (Philly Inquirer) Protest becomes performance: The Man Behind...

Wednesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 23

Low value-added: What's the Contribution of the Financial Sector? (Naked Capitalism) "Homogeneously high-skilled": The Great Work Divide (McArdle, Atlantic) $30 camcorders: Stores Bow to Shoppers on Black Friday (Bloomberg)...

Finding the Humor in Occupy Wall Street

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 22

Before "Saturday Night Live," before "Animal House," there was "Lemmings" -- a biting 1973 Off-Broadway musical satire about Woodstock and the peace movement. Written by young comic geniuses from...

Tuesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 22

Unoccupied: Wave of Layoffs Hits Wall Street (Bloomberg) Pepper-spray apology: Angry UC Davis protesters confront chancellor (SF Chronicle) "Modern-day debtor's prison": Debtor Arrests Criticized (WSJ) Home of the 1%:...

Weekend Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 20

UC Davis, call for restraint: Too Much Violence, Pepper Spray (Atlantic) UC Davis reactions: The Moral Power of an Image (Fallows, Atlantic) The near-poor: Older, Suburban and Struggling (NY...

OccupyTheInternet.com*: The OWS Digital Land Grab

Posted by: Suzanne Woolley on November 18

While Occupy[fill-in-the-blank]ers are being rousted from camps in the U.S. and abroad, there's a digital land grab underway. Godaddy.com has sold 5,200 domain names with "occupy" in them from September...

Friday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 18

March on Wall Street: Clashes, 240 Arrests Mark 'Day of Action' (NY Times) Going mobile: Occupy Wall Street's new tactics (NY Magazine) "The consumer is an income stream": Why...

Occupy Wall Street After 2 Months: A Scorecard

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 17

It began on Sept. 17 with a few hundred people gathering in lower Manhattan. The protest -- against banks, moneyed influence in Washington, corporate power, and a host of...

Fighting Your Way To The NYSE

Posted by: Micha Rondeau on November 17

Producer Micha Rondeau is directing Bloomberg TV's coverage of today's march on the New York Stock Exchange and protesters' return to Zuccotti Park. While arrests were made, few cameras...

Thursday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 17

Live coverage: Occupy Wall Street's day of action (Guardian) Subways, stock exchange: New York City Protesters on the March (Bloomberg) Dennis Gartman: God bless income disparity (FT Alphaville) Tick:...

OWS: Simple as You Want It to Be

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 16

At the tail end of a long interview with Betty Liu on Bloomberg TV today, AIG Chairman Steve Miller was asked what he thought of Occupy Wall Street's criticism...

In Zuccotti Park, Tents Are Gone, People Stay

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 16

The Occupation is dead. Long live the Occupation! Just before one o'clock this morning, less than 20 hours after Zuccotti Park was cleared by the New York City police,...

Wednesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 16

Now what?: Occupy Wall Street's Eviction Was a Lucky Break (Atlantic) Hold the pepper spray: After an Earlier Misstep, a Minutely Planned Raid (NY Times) Heard on the street:...

Blocked From Raid, The Media Await A Next Act

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 15

"Those who were arrested wanted to be arrested," New York City's police commissioner told reporters after today's police raid on Zuccotti park. It's hard to know if this is...

The End Of Utopia In Zuccotti Park

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 15

Early this morning, the police moved in to clear Zuccotti Park. Whether this was the last day for tent city is still being argued in court. Mike Bloomberg, the...

Tuesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 15

NYC cracks down: Police Clear Zuccotti Park of Protesters (NY Times) What's next: Mayor speaks, protesters plan next move (NY Times, City Room blog) Prelude to the crackdown: Protesters...

Monday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 14

Perfect timing: Is Congress trading stock on inside information? (60 Minutes, CBS) Capitol gains: Congress and stocks: Does it matter? (Atlantic) Fee for all: Banks Quietly Ramping Up Costs...

Weekend Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 12

Chef takes heat: Bankers Blast Batali; Others Say 'Leave Mario Alone!' (Bloomberg) Sandy Weill's $88 million downsizing: Occupy This, OWS (Greiff, Bloomberg View) Back at ya: Occupy Wall Street...

Friday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 11

J.C. Penney takes a stand: Thanksgiving as Day to Shop Meets Rejection (NY Times) Congrats, you made the 10Q: OWS Gets CME Group's Attention (Footnoted.org) Bad day for OWS:...

Thursday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 10

Bobby Bailout, Flash Cash: Meet OWS's Mysterious Finance Committee (NY Magazine) Down the sewer: Jefferson County in Biggest Municipal Bankruptcy (Bloomberg) Bragging rights: Ultra Wealthy in U.S. to Outnumber...

In Zuccotti Park, Supplying the Occupying Army

Posted by: Kenzie Delaine on November 10

Bloomberg reporter Kenzie Delaine and producer Annmarie Hordern go inside the Zuccotti Park donation center, where 200 to 400 boxes of supplies for the protesters arrive each day. Distributing...

Wednesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 09

Tide turns: Ohio Turns Back a Law Limiting Unions' Rights (NY Times) Tapping energy: Occupy Movement Inspires Unions to Embrace Bold Tactics (NY Times) Economic bias: I Was Wrong,...

Tuesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 08

The "safe" side: The Truth About Crime And Sexual Assault At OWS (Business Insider) Too big for bonuses: End Bonuses for Bankers (Taleb, NY Times) $1 million medallion: Taxi...

Friday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 04

Residents' revolt: Calls grow for Mayor Bloomberg to act on protest camp (Guardian) No $12 million severance: Corzine Resigns From MF Global (NY Times) Today's tepid jobs report: A...

Thursday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 03

Port shut down: Protest in Oakland Turns Violent (NY Times) Occupying Jamie Dimon: Occupy Seattle swoops in on JPMorgan CEO (LA Times) Portrait of Scott Olsen: Veteran's journey from...

Wednesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 02

Goodbye, debit-card fee: Will BofA Just Accept a $2 Billion Loss? (Atlantic) Head count: They're occupying, but who's counting? (Washington Post) Occupy London: St Paul's holy smokescreen lifts to...

Full Tilt Trading?

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 01

If the collapse of MF Global wasn't enough for critics who accuse Wall Street of being one big casino, this should do it: Reports say that the big brokerage was...

Misery is the River of the World

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 01

If you're out of work and see that prices are rising, you have every right to feel miserable. And there's a chart for that: the misery index (above) --...

OWS Does Halloween

Posted by: Kenzie Delaine on November 01

Bloomberg videographer Kenzie Delaine recorded Occupy Wall Street demonstrators dressed up as vampire bankers, bleeding bank customers, and zombie billionaires as they marched at the New York City Annual...

Tuesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 01

Update: Banks fold: BofA Eliminates Plan for $5 Debit-Card Fee (Bloomberg) Making Volcker's point: MF Global Exposes Trading Risk (Bloomberg) Gimme shelter: Homeless Stake a Claim at Protests (NY...

Monday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 31

Update: Broker-dealer gone bust: MF Global Files for Bankruptcy Protection (Bloomberg) Arrests update: Recapping A Clash Between Denver Police and Protesters (Atlantic) Bankers as black hats: In The Halls...

David Graeber In His Own Words

Posted by: Mark Gimein on October 30

The subject of this week's Businessweek's cover story is David Graeber, the anthropologist who is--well, as writer Drake Bennett explains, not exactly the spokesman or leader of the Zuccotti...

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