Happy Friday the 13th. :)
I think it's getting time to let you all know about this. There are only three weeks left until the end of the semester, and my graduation. Of course, this means I am scrambling to get things done. As a result, you all are going to see more link days cropping up, like today. As soon as the semester is over in entirety (mid-May), you can be sure you'll see me pop back in with lots of info. I can't say that I won't do that anyway, but I just wanted to let you know.
On to the news:
-- Occupy Wall Street has changed tactics a bit. As a result of a court decision in 2000, Occupiers have the right to sleep on sidewalks as a form of political expression. Here's more on what they're working on.
-- Occupy Papua New Guinea has taken on the government and won. See what's up here:
-- Students in Ottawa are unhappy with fee hikes and are tired of being excluded from budget decision-making processes. They are driving their point home by Occupying the office of University of Ottawa President Allan Rock. These students want to be heard!
-- Occupy Boise is offering a compromise on their relocation, but it is unclear whether or not the judge will accept it.
-- UC Davis is in an uproar over the recent release of the pepper spray report. Some believe disciplinary action must be taken. Here's an opinion piece on the topic.
-- Concerning the same report, a Berkeley Assembly member is calling for new legislation based on the recommendations in the findings.
-- Two members of Occupy DC were arrested yesterday morning after they held a "sleep-in" protest outside of a Bank of America branch.
-- The University of Pittsburgh is in a tizzy--and rightfully so. Someone has been making bomb threats against the school and its faculty and students. Police arrested one man who they believed to be responsible, but two more threats came in afterward. The arrested man has attempted to tie the Occupy Movement to the threats, but there is no indication that he was accurate. Read on:
-- The ACLU is demanding an official inquest into the actions of Occupy Denver, concerning their use of force and pepper balls.
-- A group of children are Occupying a ski slope in Wales, angry about the diversion of funds to the London Olympics rather than fixing the slope. Hundreds to thousands of children have learned to ski on the slopes, but the owner is refusing all solutions offered by those who want to rescue it.
-- Occupy Chicago is working with dozens of patients and staff who have barricaded themselves inside a mental health clinic. The clinic is one of six slated to close in the area, but those who use it say it is still desperately needed.
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