Posts tagged "occupy wall street"

OWS Reads

Our founding editor, Jeff Sharlet, has two new articles out on the Occupy Movement:  at Bookforum and at Rolling Stone. Here's an excerpt from the former:
I’m not sure when I first felt that joy, but I know when I named it for what it was: one night lying on a sleeping pad beneath a thin...

Sanctifying Wall Street

Amy Levin: Time for an update on #religion at #occupywallstreet? This week, Sarah Posner mediated a roundtable discussion with Religion Dispatches regular contributors highlighting particular religious moments of the occupy movement. Anthea Butler tells Posner says that Occupy Atlanta's refusal to let civil rights protestor and Congressman John Lewis speak was a reflection of OWS “becoming...

Scenes From an Occupation

Nora Connor spent the wee hours of Friday morning in Zucotti Park, waiting for Bloomberg to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters.  Below she documents dawn in the park and the breaking news that the eviction had been called off.  Some of the images are dark or hard to see; they all convey the unfolding...

Occupy Writers

The Revealer founder Jeff Sharlet hustled up a list of writers who support the Occupy movement on Wall Street and around the world.  Read it here:  www.occupywriters.com

In Praise of Capital

Amy Levin:  Marching down Lafayette yesterday, surrounded by hundreds of #occupywallstreet protesters, I experienced what many in my shoes might call a “secular spirituality,” as we ritually chanted in exhilarated unison. “We are the 99%”--or as my cohorts and I chanted it, “you are the 99%”--occupied the street-as-stage, sending our...

Hello Daily Links

Whattayaknow?! Mormons handle money differently than the rest of us. Same with the Mennonites, and the Jews. Is the Fall true or just factual?  Or both?  And what does that mean for Catholicism? Or, as the always witty @danielsilliman asked via twitter, in response to this, aliens? Charisma confuses mission work in North...

The Market, Warren Buffett, and the Occupation of Wall Street

The power of consumer society works precisely by blurring the distinction between the street and the interests of financial markets. By George González “Do You Really Think 3000 People Are Here at This Park Today to Make a Point About Nothing Important?”--Sign written by one of the protesters at Occupy Wall Street in New York City In his...

For Those About to Gouge

Mary Valle:Via Gawker, here's a report on a man who gouged his eyes out in the middle of Mass in Viareggio, Italy.  The most impressive thing about this tale is that the priest who was offering the Holy Sacrifice, Lorenzo Tanganelli, called the paramedics who took the poor disturbed fellow away. Then Fr. Tanganelli...