Honestly, I have nothing rational to add to this weekend’s insanity, except to point to the commenter on the New York Times ‘coverage’ of the Brooklyn Bridge Arrests who asked, “Why do the police wear jackets that say NYPD instead of Wall Street Security?” As someone who supports the protesters’ goals, I’m almost afraid to say anything, lest Bloomberg and the NYPD come to their senses and stop putting their collective foot in their collective mouth.
Here’s a link to the Huffington Post coverage roundup, which I’m including because they documented the New York Times’s weird headline switch over the course of the day. Also, the Guardian is asking anyone who was actually on the bridge to post eye-witness accounts of the entrapment and kettling.
And once again, here’s a recap of the links I posted last week for donating to Occupy Wall Street:
Global Revolution is the best place both to watch live feed from Zuccotti Park and to donate to keep it going. Scroll down the page below the streaming feed and you’ll find a list of donation links to keep the live streaming going:
The media team at Liberty Park has said on air that while their online donations pages are definitely going to be useful in the long run, they’re having a lot of trouble accessing them for immediate funds. If you want to help with immediate needs for bedding, camping supplies and just plain cash, you need to send either nonperishable items or a money order (no checks!) to the nearest UPS store. Make money orders payable to Occupy Wall Street and send them to:
Occupy Wall Street
UPS Store 118A
Fulton st #205
New York, NY, 10038
Next, here’s a list of local businesses that will deliver to the protesters at Zuccotti Park is here:
And finally, the New York General Assembly (one of the several organizations involved in the protest) also has a links page for people who want to donate:
Good luck Occupiers! Many of us who can’t be there are thinking of you and supporting you! You’re doing great work. And with a little more help from the NYPD like you got this weekend, this should really take off!