green doctor martens Occupy Wall Street Archive 4
By Adrian Chen, Gawker
21 October 11
Although they had a hand in starting the Occupy Wall Street protest, the hacktivist collective Anonymous has been pretty quiet since it started. No longer: Anonymous claims they just hacked a ton of police sites and leaked usernames and passwords.
The biggest target of today’s hack was the International Association of Chiefs of Police, whose website is still down as of this writing. It’s auspicious timing, as the IACP is holding its annual meeting in Chicago. READ MORE
Occupy London: Demo Forces St Paul’s Cathedral to Close
21 October 11
The decision was taken with a “heavy heart” for health and safety reasons, said the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles.
Anti capitalist demonstrators from Occupy London Stock Exchange have been in St Paul’s Churchyard since Saturday. The group said they were “disappointed” by the closure but they planned to continue the protest.
Following a meeting of the protesters, one of the group, who gave her name as Lucy, said: “It was felt by everyone that we really wanted to stay and continue with the protest.
“This protest is massive, it affects everybody, everyone’s watching at home right now.
“It’s not just about a few people who have got some tents in St Paul’s, it’s not a stunt, it’s not a spectacle.”
Earlier a statement from Occupy London Stock Exchange said the camp had been reorganised in order to meet fire safety concerns. READ MORE
More Arrests Coming for Wall St. Protesters, Bloomberg Says
By Erin Calabrese and Josh Margolin, NY Post
21 October 11
More arrests are coming for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Mayor Bloomberg announced this morning that the city is going to take a hard line with demonstrators making camp in Lower Manhattan after going easy on the throngs for weeks.
“We will start enforcing that more,” he said of rules requiring permits for marches and assemblies. Seeger, accompanied by musician grandson Tao Rodriguez Seeger, composer David Amram, and bluesman Guy Davis, shouted out a verse as the crowd of about 1,000 people sang and chanted. They marched peacefully over more than 30 blocks from Symphony Space, where the Seegers and other musicians performed, to Columbus Circle. Police watched from the sidelines. At the circle, Seeger and friends walked to the chant of “We are the 99 percent” and “We are unstoppable, another world is possible.” Seeger stopped to bang a metal statue of an elephant with his cane to cheers from the crowd. At the center of the circle, Seeger and Amram were joined by ’60s folk singer Arlo Guthrie in a round of “We Shall Overcome,” a protest anthem made popular by Seeger.