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I Was There: Occupy Louisville

A sign posted at the edge of camp. On Thursday, I went down to Occupy Louisville for the solidarity rally. The rally was across the street from City Hall, at 6th and Jefferson. The people gathered were buzzing about the attacks on protesters in other cities–yet here in Louisville, the police were absent. Occupy Louisville and LMPD have not had any issues. In fact, the only officers we saw were overseeing traffic redirection for the decoration of the city for the holidays! This video was actually shot the second time we sang, since so many more people arrived. We started…


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This is NOT What Democracy Looks Like

I’m very upset this afternoon. I received word this morning that Occupy Wall Street had been raided in the middle of the night–over 200 citizens were arrested, the entire camp dismantled, and everything thrown into the trash. Three things about this event are most disturbing: 1. OWS had created a massive public library in the camp: 5,554 volumes strong. While some of the books were rescued, the vast majority of the collection was thrown into the trash. Five thousand books, gone. Knowledge, destroyed. Here is an online database of the OWS library. No matter where you stand on the political…