Monthly Archives: February 2012

Stewart, Colbert and Coldplay Lined Up for First Secret Policeman’s Ball in U.S.

By DAVE ITZKOFF     The New York Times A logo for the Secret Policeman’s Ball, a British benefit event that is coming to America. 11:28 a.m. | Updated For American comedians like David Javerbaum, the former “Daily Show” producer, a misspent … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter casts Occupy movement as successful

GREG BLUESTEIN From Associated Press February 15, 2012 9:36 PM EST ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that Occupy organizers have created a “relatively successful” movement because they focused national discussion on wealth disparity despite lacking … Continue reading

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Anonymous Hacks Tear Gas Company

FEARS FOR TEARS Last week, hacker group Anonymous took on Syrian president Bashar al Hassad, releasing private correspondences between him and his closest aids. Among the most incriminating were strategic briefings for his interview with Barbara Walters that promised: “American psyche can … Continue reading

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Occupy Movement Regroups, Preparing for Its Next Phase

Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement have started a five-week bus tour to exchange ideas and hold training sessions with other Occupy groups. Here, a workshop at the First Churches of Northampton during a … Continue reading

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Apple supplier Foxconn hacked in factory conditions protest

Swagg Security publishes staff passwords online on the day campaigners around world demand ethically-made iPhone 5 Change.org delivers 250,000 signatures in protest at factory conditions in China to the Apple store in Grand Central Station, New York. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Flight Attendants in Uniform OccuFLY LAX

LAX airport workers and several unionsjoin rally against legislative andcorporate attacks on airline workers Hundreds of flight attendants dressed in uniform from over 20 airlines held an OccuFLY protest at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, February 6. Flight attendants, … Continue reading

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F.B.I. Admits Hacker Group’s Eavesdropping

By SCOTT SHANE  The New York Times Published: February 3, 2012 WASHINGTON — The international hackers group known as Anonymous turned the tables on the F.B.I. by listening in on a conference call last month between the bureau, Scotland Yard and other foreign police agencies about their … Continue reading

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Indiana’s ‘Right to Work’ Foes Could Bring the Fight to Super Bowl

Theresa Moran |  February 2, 2012 Yesterday Indiana became the nation’s 23rd right-to-work state after the Senate approved the anti-union measure 28-22. In protest, thousands of right-to-work opponents poured out of the statehouse in Indianapolis and took to the streets, chanting … Continue reading

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What the Occupy movement must learn from Sundance

Naomi Wolf     Guardian U.K. These great documentary films have a simple lesson: effective political protest needs good organisation and smart messaging. So, late last year, I said – to some controversy here – that the violent crackdown against the Occupy movement in the United Statesrepresented the … Continue reading

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