10 Arrests In 87 Minutes: The Anatomy Of The NYPD’s Protest Dispersal Process

Filmed September 17th, 2012, during Occupy Wall Street’s first anniversary celebration action, details 10 arrests that took place over the span of 87 minutes. While at first glance many of the individual arrests appear to be arbitrary, careful analysis from the videographers illustrates a larger picture wherein the NYPD’s actions are calculated and designed to derail the protestors ability to effectively assemble.

On Consensus

Opening up the debate around one of the most contentious issues within organizing the Occupy Wall Street community on the limits, perils, or need for consensus as a decision making philosophy within the future of OWS.

Chris Hayes Story Of The Week: The Beauty Of Process

From this Saturday's Up With Chris Hayes, his Story of the Week is a good reminder for anyone who is not thrilled with a lot of the ugliness of our democratic process, or frustrated with dealing with the United Nations -- it sure beats the

Rules Committee Fun And Hackery

The list of amendments for Rules Committee consideration is now published. Of 90 proposed amendments, one belongs to Democrats. The rest are nothing m

Open Thread

We've posted about artist Chris Jordan's work before. Here's his latest. It's an 8 foot by 25 foot mural in five panels showing the heading of the C

Mike's Blog Round Up

Yet more blog links for you from Bob Morris of the leftie enviro Politics in the Zeros. Asymptotic Life cut carbon emissions in their home by a whopp