The Eviction of OccupyWallStreet from Zuccotti Park

Will Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD manage to evict the #OWS protesters tomorrow? Drew Grant’s report for the New York Observer suggests maybe not:

After being told that they would have to “temporarily” vacate Zuccotti Park for sanitation reasons by Mayor Bloomberg, Occupy Wall Street responded to what one member is calling “an eviction notice.”

According to one of OWS’ Media team, a young man named Luke, there is “no way” that the protesters can comply with all the outlines set in Brookfield’s letter to the city, since OWS has been expressly forbidden from emptying the parks trash receptacles themselves; that the “cleaning” would include the removal of all tarps and sleeping bags, which the residents have been using to spend the night in the parks.

In reaction, Occupy Wall Street has planned to clean the park up in their own, which they announced on Twitter…

[continues at the New York Observer]

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  • Anon

    Happened at Occupy Austin last night- four arrested http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/police-arrest-occupy-austin-protestors

  • Anon

    Happened at Occupy Austin last night- four arrested http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/police-arrest-occupy-austin-protestors

    • Rodale

      Obviously this must be a fake story or a fake website for KXAN, NBC-21 because there’s a corporate media blackout of the Occupy Wall Street protests going on right now. At least that’s what I heard on CNN. 

      (When I tell my toddler he can’t have something he so often wants it even more … so I tell him he can’t have spinach …)

    • Rodale

      Obviously this must be a fake story or a fake website for KXAN, NBC-21 because there’s a corporate media blackout of the Occupy Wall Street protests going on right now. At least that’s what I heard on CNN. 

      (When I tell my toddler he can’t have something he so often wants it even more … so I tell him he can’t have spinach …)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

    I had a feeling this was going to happen pretty soon.  Everyone was talking about how Bloomturd said he supported the occupiers but I had a feeling something was up his sleeve.  A lot of people where i work thought he was just going to wait until the weather got bad and people would leave on their own.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

    I had a feeling this was going to happen pretty soon.  Everyone was talking about how Bloomturd said he supported the occupiers but I had a feeling something was up his sleeve.  A lot of people where i work thought he was just going to wait until the weather got bad and people would leave on their own.

  • Anonymous

    Occupy is bigger than any one park.  Remember, it’s a process, not an event. A “moveable feast”, if you will.

    But there are at least two tracks that can be persued concurrently to address this.

    1.  Petition. 
    http://www.civic.moveon.org/defend_ows/?id=31974-6100133-aYFqAlx&t=3

    2.  Pull the Ol’ Switcheroo on ‘em:  Just like the banks that started this whole mess threw a monkey wrench in the business by f*dging up robo-signed property liens that held up renegotiations and foreclosures for months, so, too can some canny NYC lawyers file public right-of-way liens and other non-ownership interest paperwork over the park to forestall the planned eviction.

    Fair is fair.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Occupy is bigger than any one park.  Remember, it’s a process, not an event. A “moveable feast”, if you will.

    But there are at least two tracks that can be persued concurrently to address this.

    1.  Petition. 
    http://www.civic.moveon.org/defend_ows/?id=31974-6100133-aYFqAlx&t=3

    2.  Pull the Ol’ Switcheroo on ‘em:  Just like the banks that started this whole mess threw a monkey wrench in the business by f*dging up robo-signed property liens that held up renegotiations and foreclosures for months, so, too can some canny NYC lawyers file public right-of-way liens and other non-ownership interest paperwork over the park to forestall the planned eviction.

    Fair is fair.

    • Rodale

      lol

  • Rodale

    Oh God, enough with this fake uprising already. It’s been cataloged over and over this so-called “Occupy” is an institutionally-managed steam-valve strategy to funnel anger into easily manageable pockets of people that hysterically proclaim non-violence, no vandalism, etc. 

    Now even Unilever is signing-on as a corporate sponsor of “Occupy” it’s so safe, vanilla and unoffensive. (http://www.parapolitical.com/post/11401411765#axzz1afqUmv9m)

    Stick a fork in this, it’s done. 

  • Rodale

    Oh God, enough with this fake uprising already. It’s been cataloged over and over this so-called “Occupy” is an institutionally-managed steam-valve strategy to funnel anger into easily manageable pockets of people that hysterically proclaim non-violence, no vandalism, etc. 

    Now even Unilever is signing-on as a corporate sponsor of “Occupy” it’s so safe, vanilla and unoffensive. (http://www.parapolitical.com/post/11401411765#axzz1afqUmv9m)

    Stick a fork in this, it’s done. 

    • Audio7

      Your faux outrage is humorous. It depicts one disturbed by the rights of others. Bummer to be you.

      • Rodale

        Some of us have legitimate grievances with corporate America and are engaged in legitimate action. It’s frustrating to see this undone by a gaggle of corporation puppet protesters (even if they are unwitting and well-intentioned puppets and dupes). 

      • Rodale

        That said, I’m not trying to be irritable nor am I mad at or dislike you. We’re both on the same side. Our only difference is you have marionette strings planted firmly in your back commanding the flailing movements of an ever-spastic dance. This is a by-the-book, civil contingencies, 1-2-3 steam-valve operation; the goal is to  release pressure through a stage-managed series of calm, vanilla, orderly protests instead of a having to battle a spontaneous uprising. 

        By all means, go enjoy your free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream samples the Unilever corporation delivers to protest sites, have fun waving the professionally-printed hand signs that are distributed by the Amalgamated Marketing street teamers, feel empowered signing virtual petitions from your home computer and sending out angry tweets or gathering in orderly groups at a “General Assembly” under watchful police eyes.

        Just don’t take it too seriously. Because it’s a joke. A total joke. 

        In East Germany there were 5 political parties: the Communist Party and four dupe parties to provide a safe outlet to release occasional popular dissatisfaction. This is one of the dupe parties. Just understand that now so you don’t get frustrated this time next month.

        • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

          Do you know how frankincense is made?

          • Rodale

            Have you been enjoying the free ice cream samples Unilever Inc. is handing out to the anti-corporate protesters at Zuccoti park? Have you snagged a free souvenir t-shirt from Suave shampoo yet? You should grab a couple before they’re gone! 

          • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

            I guess you’re not one for riddles.

    • Gergith

      This is interesting…. While I can neither prove nor disprove the fact that this is a PLANNED steam-valve strategy, I can’t help but look at this whole thing through new eyes when you phrase it this way. Whether I agree or disagree with this being the case in terms of the cause of the event, I can’t help but recognize what you speak of might be the RESULT of the protest, regardless of how it started. I can’t help but watch this and wonder if it’s just a mutual rage fest for everyone frustrated. Perhaps something actually will come of this, and I REALLY REALLY hope that is the case. I wonder if politicians were shamed by the people to end the vietnam war, or if it just ended due to a lack of profits..

  • Rodale

    lol

  • Anonymous

    Your faux outrage is humorous. It depicts one disturbed by the rights of others. Bummer to be you.

  • Rodale

    Some of us have legitimate grievances with corporate America and are engaged in legitimate action. It’s frustrating to see this undone by a gaggle of corporation puppet protesters (even if they are unwitting and well-intentioned puppets and dupes). 

  • emperorreagan

    Maybe they could march up to the Koch’s and put a few heads on some pikes since they want them to march around.

  • emperorreagan

    Maybe they could march up to the Koch’s and put a few heads on some pikes since they want them to march around.

  • Rodale

    That said, I’m not trying to be irritable nor am I mad at or dislike you. We’re both on the same side. Our only difference is you have marionette strings planted firmly in your back commanding the flailing movements of an ever-spastic dance. This is a by-the-book, civil contingencies, 1-2-3 steam-valve operation; the goal is to  release pressure through a stage-managed series of calm, vanilla, orderly protests instead of a having to battle a spontaneous uprising. 

    By all means, go enjoy your free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream samples the Unilever corporation delivers to protest sites, have fun waving the professionally-printed hand signs that are distributed by the Amalgamated Marketing street teamers, feel empowered signing virtual petitions from your home computer and sending out angry tweets or gathering in orderly groups at a “General Assembly” under watchful police eyes.

    Just don’t take it too seriously. Because it’s a joke. A total joke. 

    In East Germany there were 5 political parties: the Communist Party and four dupe parties to provide a safe outlet to release occasional popular dissatisfaction. This is one of the dupe parties. Just understand that now so you don’t get frustrated this time next month.

  • Rodale

    Obviously this must be a fake story or a fake website for KXAN, NBC-21 because there’s a corporate media blackout of the Occupy Wall Street protests going on right now. At least that’s what I heard on CNN. 

    (When I tell my toddler he can’t have something he so often wants it even more … so I tell him he can’t have spinach …)

  • Fredsez

    O.K. , let’s give rodale the benefit of the doubt. Let’s be as fair as possible and allow that there’s a 50% chance that he or she is 100% right about the original intentions. Maybe, it was intended to allow the  enjoyment of the spectacle, identify dissenters, and prepare for prioritized upheaval. On the other hand, by what means does over-entitlement change to empowerment ?
       A month from now, . . . the weather won’t be fine. Many will have left, what will they take with them ?
       A month from now, . . . that lonely figure at the sidelines smiling wryly and shaking their finger, may find that they have excluded themselves, from any form of connection to many who participated, and relevent information which could be useful; whether that participation has been in person, or on-line support. Entrenched skepticism is a wonderfully safe haven.   

    • Rodale

      I’m not peddling some conspiracy theory. I’ve never said this is to “identify dissenters.” Don’t be ridiculous. This isn’t a cloak-and-dagger black op. 

      “A month from now, . . . the weather won’t be fine. Many will have left, what will they take with them ?”

      They’ll have Ben & Jerry’s branded souvenir t-shirts, courtesy “Occupy Wall Street” sponsor Unilever, Inc. Maybe some coupons for 1/2 off Ben & Jerry’s at Wal-Mart? Maybe some other corporate sponsors will find opportunities for brand psychograhic alignment with “Occupy Wall Street” — protesters might take home some coupons for “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” Dockers khakis at Macy’s they can pick-up as they dutifully queue in a polite line to go pull the lever for Obama once again? *shrug* Who knows … the only thing we know is that this is not the WTO Protests, the French Revolution, Red October … this is just a silly little theatrical performance. 

  • Fredsez

    O.K. , let’s give rodale the benefit of the doubt. Let’s be as fair as possible and allow that there’s a 50% chance that he or she is 100% right about the original intentions. Maybe, it was intended to allow the  enjoyment of the spectacle, identify dissenters, and prepare for prioritized upheaval. On the other hand, by what means does over-entitlement change to empowerment ?
       A month from now, . . . the weather won’t be fine. Many will have left, what will they take with them ?
       A month from now, . . . that lonely figure at the sidelines smiling wryly and shaking their finger, may find that they have excluded themselves, from any form of connection to many who participated, and relevent information which could be useful; whether that participation has been in person, or on-line support. Entrenched skepticism is a wonderfully safe haven.   

  • davakins

    I figured there would be some shenanigan pulled to get them out of there.

  • davakins

    I figured there would be some shenanigan pulled to get them out of there.

  • Rodale

    So hawt when people yelling about being censored start deleting comments that disagree with them. I am the 1%! :)

  • Rodale

    So hawt when people yelling about being censored start deleting comments that disagree with them. I am the 1%! :)

  • Rodale

    I’m not peddling some conspiracy theory. I’ve never said this is to “identify dissenters.” Don’t be ridiculous. This isn’t a cloak-and-dagger black op. 

    “A month from now, . . . the weather won’t be fine. Many will have left, what will they take with them ?”

    They’ll have Ben & Jerry’s branded souvenir t-shirts, courtesy “Occupy Wall Street” sponsor Unilever, Inc. Maybe some coupons for 1/2 off Ben & Jerry’s at Wal-Mart? Maybe some other corporate sponsors will find opportunities for brand psychograhic alignment with “Occupy Wall Street” — protesters might take home some coupons for “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” Dockers khakis at Macy’s they can pick-up as they dutifully queue in a polite line to go pull the lever for Obama once again? *shrug* Who knows … the only thing we know is that this is not the WTO Protests, the French Revolution, Red October … this is just a silly little theatrical performance. 

  • Rodale

    Nice, Webster Tarpley posted a good summary and pics of the Army teams in place at the assorted “protests” to make sure everything remains calm. After all, a steam-valve strategy (stage-managing an “uprising” to give people a chance to blow-off steam in a controlled atmosphere) doesn’t work if a real riot breaks out! 

    http://redactednews.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-who-wants-to-hijack.html

  • Rodale

    Nice, Webster Tarpley posted a good summary and pics of the Army teams in place at the assorted “protests” to make sure everything remains calm. After all, a steam-valve strategy (stage-managing an “uprising” to give people a chance to blow-off steam in a controlled atmosphere) doesn’t work if a real riot breaks out! 

    http://redactednews.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-who-wants-to-hijack.html

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Do you know how frankincense is made?

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Not that it was really in doubt before, but I suppose it was inevitable that Bloomberg would step up and permanently write his name in History’s Big Book Of Worthless Amoral Corrupt Douchebag Fucks…in highlighted capital letters to make sure it stood out nice and clear :-)

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Not that it was really in doubt before, but I suppose it was inevitable that Bloomberg would step up and permanently write his name in History’s Big Book Of Worthless Amoral Corrupt Douchebag Fucks…in highlighted capital letters to make sure it stood out nice and clear :-)

  • Rodale

    The “eviction” at Zuccoti Park was “stopped” after local NY city and state career politicians and public officials intervened to stop it. All good revolutions have tons of support from the power elite, after all. 

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/14/us/occupy-wall-street/index.html?hpt=hp_t1After all, Didn’t King Louis say he stood in solidarity with the French revolutionaries? Didn’t Tsar Nicholas order the communists be treated kindly? Didn’t the Mayor of Seattle march with the WTO protesters? Didn’t Emperor Wilhelm feed the Berlin insurrectionists? LOLEnjoy your “revolution” endorsed by Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Harry Reid and all the other career politicians making daily statements of support. You really are a bunch of rebels risking it all. hahaha

    *yawn* nothing to see here – just another mobile marketing campaign dreamed-up by a Madison Avenue PR agency

  • Rodale

    The “eviction” at Zuccoti Park was “stopped” after local NY city and state career politicians and public officials intervened to stop it. All good revolutions have tons of support from the power elite, after all. 

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/14/us/occupy-wall-street/index.html?hpt=hp_t1After all, Didn’t King Louis say he stood in solidarity with the French revolutionaries? Didn’t Tsar Nicholas order the communists be treated kindly? Didn’t the Mayor of Seattle march with the WTO protesters? Didn’t Emperor Wilhelm feed the Berlin insurrectionists? LOLEnjoy your “revolution” endorsed by Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Harry Reid and all the other career politicians making daily statements of support. You really are a bunch of rebels risking it all. hahaha

    *yawn* nothing to see here – just another mobile marketing campaign dreamed-up by a Madison Avenue PR agency

  • Rodale

    Have you been enjoying the free ice cream samples Unilever Inc. is handing out to the anti-corporate protesters at Zuccoti park? Have you snagged a free souvenir t-shirt from Suave shampoo yet? You should grab a couple before they’re gone! 

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5OQFBZ26C3VQ5ONGZGDBDY4BUU Mark A

    Translation of notice:
    This park is for rich people. Messy poor people please leave.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5OQFBZ26C3VQ5ONGZGDBDY4BUU Mark A

    Translation of notice:
    This park is for rich people. Messy poor people please leave.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    The problem with the type of “skepticism” that Rodale typifies is that it’s ultimately paralyzing. 

    I think we all saw how the Tea Party movement was co-opted by the right-wing establishment and many of us hope that the same thing won’t happen to the OWS movement.

    But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t even try to organize and protest. It just means we have to be smart about it.

    There are many ways to go about it, here’s an example: Use asymmetrical tactics.

    If Ben & Jerrys wants to hand out free ice cream and t-shirts, that’s great. Leaves more money in the food budget. Maybe take that Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream and mix in some croton oil, put on a free t-shirt and then hand that “special ice cream” out to the cops as though you’re a Ben & Jerry’s Rep.

    Two birds with one stone.

    If some big corporation wants to “sign on” to the movement, then makes sure someone’s there to remind them of that at the next shareholders meeting. Beat them over their head with their own commitments.

    I could go on, but I think the point is clear.

    We’re never going to get anything done if we wait for the “perfect and incorruptible movement”.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    The problem with the type of “skepticism” that Rodale typifies is that it’s ultimately paralyzing. 

    I think we all saw how the Tea Party movement was co-opted by the right-wing establishment and many of us hope that the same thing won’t happen to the OWS movement.

    But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t even try to organize and protest. It just means we have to be smart about it.

    There are many ways to go about it, here’s an example: Use asymmetrical tactics.

    If Ben & Jerrys wants to hand out free ice cream and t-shirts, that’s great. Leaves more money in the food budget. Maybe take that Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream and mix in some croton oil, put on a free t-shirt and then hand that “special ice cream” out to the cops as though you’re a Ben & Jerry’s Rep.

    Two birds with one stone.

    If some big corporation wants to “sign on” to the movement, then makes sure someone’s there to remind them of that at the next shareholders meeting. Beat them over their head with their own commitments.

    I could go on, but I think the point is clear.

    We’re never going to get anything done if we wait for the “perfect and incorruptible movement”.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    I guess you’re not one for riddles.

  • 5by5

    What’s hilarious about this  (not to mention billionaire Bloomberg’s reaction to the protest generally) are simply the FACTS about the park itself.

    Zuccotti Park is owned privately, but BY THE LAW, the public must be given 24 hour access to it, per an agreement signed when the US Steel Tower was built. 

    The tower was allowed to exceed the maximum zoned height by the public in exchange for some of the footprint of the property being turned into this park. 

    To the conservatives who claim to respect the law, do you have respect for legal contracts? 

    Because the contract here states that the public gets to use the park 24/7.

    End of story.

  • 5by5

    What’s hilarious about this  (not to mention billionaire Bloomberg’s reaction to the protest generally) are simply the FACTS about the park itself.

    Zuccotti Park is owned privately, but BY THE LAW, the public must be given 24 hour access to it, per an agreement signed when the US Steel Tower was built. 

    The tower was allowed to exceed the maximum zoned height by the public in exchange for some of the footprint of the property being turned into this park. 

    To the conservatives who claim to respect the law, do you have respect for legal contracts? 

    Because the contract here states that the public gets to use the park 24/7.

    End of story.

  • Gergith

    This is interesting…. While I can neither prove nor disprove the fact that this is a PLANNED steam-valve strategy, I can’t help but look at this whole thing through new eyes when you phrase it this way. Whether I agree or disagree with this being the case in terms of the cause of the event, I can’t help but recognize what you speak of might be the RESULT of the protest, regardless of how it started. I can’t help but watch this and wonder if it’s just a mutual rage fest for everyone frustrated. Perhaps something actually will come of this, and I REALLY REALLY hope that is the case. I wonder if politicians were shamed by the people to end the vietnam war, or if it just ended due to a lack of profits..

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