Occupy Updates: Boston Evicted, Family from Occupy Homes on Chris Hayes, Today's March Targets Kochs, Voter Suppression
--Last night, Occupy Boston was evicted and 46 protesters were arrested. The Boston Globe has a live-blog rundownof what happened in the action, which--like others--occurred in the wee small hours of the night and resulted in tents and tarps being tossed in the back of a sanitation truck. Also like others, this eviction resulted in calls from the activist group for a new GA tonight and the vow: "Screw us and we multiply."
In the wake of the eviction, a local blogger muses on what exactly that now-cleared space was used for, pre-occupation: "Now that the Greenway is restoring the Dewey Square parcel I am trying to remember what people did there before it became a tent city. It's not the most attractive parcel. It's bordered by an off ramp for 93, two of Boston's largest buildings and a MassDOT ventilation building. "
--In New York City, the Occupy Our Homes occupation in East New York, Brooklyn, continues--and the family's father, Alfredo Carrasquillo, was featured on this morning on Chris Hayes' segment on the "foreclosure tsunami" and how these home re-occupations push back against the bank-backed tide that is drowning the disadvantaged.
Hayes' foreclosure primer, below:
--Also in New York, marchers including civil rights, civil libertarians, and Occupiers, assembled to protest the "assault" on voting rights nationwide.
One of the targets of the march? The Koch Brothers, whose headquarters marched the kickoff point of the march and whose money has been behind many of the voter suppression initiatives around the country.