“Sanitation officials said Wednesday that they expect to haul away 30 tons of debris from the Occupy L.A. encampment — everything from clothing to heaps of garbage to oddball curiosities left behind by the protesters who lived at the City Hall tent city for two months.” [LAT]

Hey, what’s a quick way to annoy the fuck out of anybody who might agree with you?

Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest “the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street.”

Organizers are encouraging consumers to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded, according to the Stop Black Friday website.


Demonstrators Plan to Occupy Retailers on Black Friday [CNBC]

Occupy Black Friday

Image: Occupy the North Pole t-shirt [Despair, Inc., via RevZafod]

“Occupy Wall Street hoped to show there was life after Zuccotti Thursday by staging a series of marches and rallies — starting with a sneak attack on the Stock Exchange itself… The ‘day of action’ is to begin early, with protesters converging on Wall Street camouflaged in business suits hoping to blend in with office workers trooping out of the subway.” [Daily News]

Demonstrating why we haven’t been fans of Occupy Wall Street, ThinkProgress chose this morning to highlight a statement from Occupy Portland (attn. Brent Musburger: “Orygun”) after the Rose City cops provided them some valuable baton-wielding publicity:

By camping outside the city hall, we gave you a choice to decide to stand with us and with working class Americans. Instead, you made the choice to protect unjust social and economic policies that are leading our nation into a state of financial ruin and institutionalized oppression.

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“Someone at the Chicago Board of Trade issued another message to the Occupy Chicago protesters by blanketing them with these McDonald’s job applications. The protesters are understandably offended by both the message and by the hundreds of pieces of new litter around them.” [Chicagoist, via ThinkProgress]


Our guest columnist reminds us why we’re keeping our distance.

The game is up: we see through the pyramid schemes of the temples of cultural elitism controlled by the 1%. No longer will we, the artists of the 99%, allow ourselves to be tricked into accepting a corrupt hierarchical system based on false scarcity and propaganda concerning absurd elevation of one individual genius over another human being for the monetary gain of the elitest of elite. For the past decade and more, artists and art lovers have been the victims of the intense commercialization and co-optation or art. We recognize that art is for everyone, across all classes and cultures and communities. We believe that the Occupy Wall Street Movement will awaken a consciousness that art can bring people together rather than divide them apart as the art world does in our current time…

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