occupy albany http://wamc.org en #OccupyAlbany Returns http://wamc.org/post/occupyalbany-returns <p>Local voices of the national Occupy movement came together over the weekend in Albany.</p><p>In October 2011, the anti-establishment, anti-corporate movement that began a month earlier on Wall Street reached New York State's seat of political power when an "Occupy" encampment <a href="http://wamc.org/post/occupy-albany" target="_blank">sprung up</a> in Lafayette Park, across the street from the state capitol.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:58:49 +0000 Dave Lucas 94786 at http://wamc.org #OccupyAlbany Returns OccupyAlbany Sponsors Jobs Forum http://wamc.org/post/occupyalbany-sponsors-jobs-forum <p>When does an activist group hold a jobs forum? When it believes the local community is threatened by casino expansion.&nbsp; Operating under the premise that commercial gambling and casino culture are not the answer to the need for local economic development, OccupyAlbany is sponsoring a jobs forum to explore local job creation. Activist Jonathan Capra:&nbsp; "The purpose of this forum is to get the community together and brainstorm about what we can do together to build new forms of economy, whether it be worker cooperatives or other ideas like that. Tue, 27 May 2014 22:33:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 91377 at http://wamc.org OccupyAlbany Sponsors Jobs Forum A Community Divided http://wamc.org/post/community-divided <p>A community march sparked by a bar brawl in Troy has initiated debate and division in the Collar City and beyond.</p><p></p><p>Security and mobile phone videos of<a href="http://wamc.org/post/incident-kokopellis-finding-racism-where-some-say-there-none" target="_blank"> a late-January nightclub brawl </a>seem to show police overpowering patrons at Kokopellis,&nbsp; including the severe beating of one individual. Police say they followed procedure.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:25:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 83555 at http://wamc.org A Community Divided #OccupyAlbany Turns 2 http://wamc.org/post/occupyalbany-turns-2 <p></p><p>A small band of protestors gathered quietly late Monday afternoon at the edge of Academy Park to celebrate the anti-establishment crusade that began two years ago, in conjunction with <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/220100/occupy-wall-street-a-protest-timeline" target="_blank">Occupy Wall Street</a>.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:30:47 +0000 Dave Lucas 76344 at http://wamc.org #OccupyAlbany Turns 2 Occupy the 4th of July! http://wamc.org/post/occupy-4th-july <p>A National Rally to uphold citizens' constitutional rights is being observed in New York’s Capital city…</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 23:07:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 68446 at http://wamc.org Occupy the 4th of July! #Occupy Albany Hits The Courts Friday http://wamc.org/post/occupy-albany-hits-courts-friday <p><a href="http://wamc.org/post/occupy-albany">Occupy Albany</a> comes out of hibernation tomorrow - the group is urging citizens to “come out to show support at two separate hearings for activists who were arrested locally for engaging in civil disobedience in furtherance of social justice."</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:46:29 +0000 Dave Lucas 68018 at http://wamc.org #Occupy Albany Hits The Courts Friday Occupy Albany Demonstrates for Higher Minimum Wage http://wamc.org/post/occupy-albany-demonstrates-higher-minimum-wage <p>Occupy Albany demonstrators in the Capitol insist the movement to increase the minimum wage is unstoppable. About 40 protesters wound throughout the building Tuesday, chanting and refusing to accept that the measure is politically dead. WAMC&rsquo;s Dave Lucas has more&hellip;</p><p>The Occupiers targeted Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos and Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, saying their refusal to push the Assembly bill is &quot;shameful.&quot; Neither Cuomo nor Skelos was in Albany.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 12:07:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 40035 at http://wamc.org Occupy Albany Demonstrates for Higher Minimum Wage