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Photo roundup of Hurricane Sandy’s effects on Coney Island and Brighton Beach. Taken Oct. 30.

Twitter feed not working at zuccotti park #ows #s17

Twitter feed not working at zuccotti park #ows #s17

New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez yells to the marchers on December 17 during the Occupy Wall St D17 occupation of Durante Park

New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez yells to the marchers on December 17 during the Occupy Wall St D17 occupation of Durante Park

CPJ - Imprisoned Journalists reaches 15 year high

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released their 2011 Imprisoned List today, and the numbers are startling - 179 journalists in prison on December 1st.  This is an increase of almost 20% from last year, and the highest tally since the all time high was set at 185 in 1996. The number one jailer of journalists is Iran, with 42 imprisoned, followed by Ethiopia (28), China (27), and Burma (12).

The report is not all bad news however, for the first time in the Committee’s 21 year history of compiling the report there are no jailed journalists in the Americas. Yet this good news is tainted by the fact that there has been a spate of short term detention of Journalists in the US surrounding the Occupy Wall Street protests, and a sharp increase in the killing of Journalists in Mexico and Latin America. The CPJ will be releasing its Killed Journalists List later this month.

Read the full report, including the details of the individual detained journos at the CPJ’s website.

Maybe god does hate wall st., but the weather today was perfect for thousands of union members to join forces with occupywallstreet demonstrators. The scene downtown was unreal, at least 10,000 people crammed into “liberty” square sprinkled with celebs like Michael Moore and Jeff Mangum.

Maybe god does hate wall st., but the weather today was perfect for thousands of union members to join forces with occupywallstreet demonstrators. The scene downtown was unreal, at least 10,000 people crammed into “liberty” square sprinkled with celebs like Michael Moore and Jeff Mangum.

Symbols of both a corporate US and left wing socialism fly on Wall St during the initial march of the Occupy Wall Street movement on September 17th.

Symbols of both a corporate US and left wing socialism fly on Wall St during the initial march of the Occupy Wall Street movement on September 17th.

Pretty much sums up my post work plan this evening, although im pretty sure my french press will work so i can cross that one off.
bebetterblog:

Be Better…at Weather.

Pretty much sums up my post work plan this evening, although im pretty sure my french press will work so i can cross that one off.

bebetterblog:

Be Better…at Weather.

(Source: bebetterblog)