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First Aid Tent at Zuccotti Park, Sunday, Nov. 13 2011

Occupy Wall Street's first aid tent goes mobile

11/17/11 02:44PM

For all the claims that Zuccotti Park had to be cleared early Tuesday morning due to "intolerable" health and safety conditions, Zuccotti Park did include a First Aid tent, staffed with nurses, offering free flu shots to willing participants this past Sunday.Just over a day later, we received an e-mail from Carl Ginsburg, spokesman for... read more

Stop, children. What's that sound?

11/17/11 01:00PM

Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing has been reporting this morning that police in New York appear to be using sonic weapons against Occupy Wall Street protesters involved in direct action today. Long Range Acoustic Devices are basically giant noise machines designed to make it impossible for humans to stay anywhere near them. As you can see in the... read more



11/17/11 12:00PM

Georgia Republicans are focused 110% on jobs, jobs, jobs. But first...Republican Sen. Bill Heath filed a proposal mandating that all Georgia license plates manufactured after July 1 display the motto "In God We Trust." All of them. Nice to know the Republicans still have their passion for small, unobtrusive government.Good news, atheists! read more

The People's Bookmobile?

The People's Bookmobile?

11/17/11 11:01AM

After being evicted once again from Zuccotti Park, The People's Library has gone mobile. According to a post this morning on their blog, the library (or what remains of it) is now in those ubiquitous New York rolley carts (Is there a name for those? Ask your local reference librarian). So if John Hodgman wants to get down there and donate... read more

Rick Perry and the politics of 'otherizing'

Rick Perry and the politics of 'otherizing'

11/17/11 09:40AM

Tuesday was the day he pledged to "uproot and overhaul" every branch of federal government if elected president. It appears that is just what Rick Perry does to get warmed up.First, there was the new Iowa ad in which he dusted off the "Obama-as-Socialist" meme. read more

Morning Maddow: November 17

11/17/11 07:47AM

A roundup of today's National Day of Action planned events.New details about the man who allegedly shot at the White House.Now, why wouldn't Herman Cain want this interview to be on camera?A sighting of actual Herman Cain campaign staff!Don't forget about Ron Paul.More fake candidates to use elections to get anti-abortion ads on... read more

Growing the 'Occupy' family

11/16/11 07:40PM

As OccupyWriters help the Occupy Wall Street librarians pick up the pieces of the People's Library destroyed in Monday's overnight raid of the Liberty Park encampment, we can look forward to another another creative collective rising in support of the movement: OccupyMusicians... read more

Rachel Maddow knocks John Hodgman's socks off

Rachel Maddow knocks John Hodgman's socks off

11/16/11 07:00PM

John Hodgman, "deranged millionaire" and author of That Is All, talks with Rachel Maddow about the destruction of the Occupy Wall Street library and the immense discomfort suffered by the wealthiest Americans for having to witness the spectacle of the... watch