The Class Movement
Evolution of a revolution
Notes From the Inside: Redressing Grievances
Freedom of speech is a frequent rallying point for protesters, whether from the 99% / Occupy Wall Street movement or the tea party. The First Amendment guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Many occupiers have interpreted this to mean they have the right to make their camp on public property.
Notes From the Inside: Timeline of an Occupation
Sept. 17: The Occupy Wall Street protests, originally promoted by Adbusters magazine, begin in New York. Within days, demonstrations spring up around the country.
Notes From the Inside: Not Quite 99% Accurate
Five myths about the occupiers at Camp Coyote
They’re not cooperating with UNM. The protesters, to the best of their knowledge, followed UNM’s instructions to the letter. When they were asked to move from Tight Grove on University and Central to Yale Park at Yale and Central, they did so two days before the University’s deadline. The demonstrators who were removed by police from Yale Park in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 10, were not aware they were in violation of University policy.
Notes From the Inside: How to Help
Interested in getting involved in the movement? Here are some things you can do:
Bring supplies: Camp Coyote offers free food and blankets to the public, and therefore it can never have enough of either. Drop off chairs, medical supplies, reading material, whatever you’ve got.
Volunteer: The group needs trained medical professionals, people to man the information booths, people with cameras and film skills, and people to stay up at night and make their presence known on the sidewalk, as well as volunteers for many other jobs.