Posts Tagged: occupy Wall Street


"I don’t want to live in a fucking commune. I don’t want to blow shit up. I want to get stuff done."

- Max Berger, an Occupy Wall Street organizer, quoted in John Heilemann’s really phenomenal New York Magazine story explaining OWS. I highly recommend reading the whole thing.

"The enforcement action you are requesting raises serious First Amendment and other legal concerns… Under the guise of cleaning the Park you are threatening fundamental constitutional rights."

- A letter from the National Lawyers Guild representing the Occupy Wall Street Protestors to New York City counsel. The only problem is NLG isn’t quite sure how First Amendment applies to these public private spaces, nor whether these rules are content-agnostic. This is a fascinating legal issue, mixing first amendment with zoning regulations and these weird public/private parks rules. Don’t worry, folks - this is what lawsuits are for! 



Best. Sign. Ever.

This quote came from a post by our own staff writer Conor Friedersdorf! Context.

What she said. Also, Ezra Klein has a hilarious slideshow of the wonkiest signs at Occupy Wall Street. My favorite favorite favorite sign from OWS, though, is this one from Above the Law. It’s funny ‘cause it’s true.


So you know how Occupy Wall Street folks are communicating? Twitter, sure, and Facebook, yeah, and texts, obviously, but GUESS WHAT ELSE? They’re printing an honest-to-goodness old-fashioned BROADSHEET! It’s a real print newspaper and everything and it’s AWESOME.

They’re calling it “Occupied Wall Street Journal.” Clever, no?