Friday, September 30, 2011

Wall Street Protests continuing (as reported today by the NY Times)

Hello from CORD

Today the NY Times is reporting on the on-going Wall Street Protests

September 30, 2011, 10:35 PM

Protests Stir Up Voices on the Web

"As the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York cycled through their 14th day, with a surge of attention and confusion over a Radiohead show that wasn’t, an overwhelming amount of information continued to flood the Internet, from snarky Tweets to informational Web sites to blogs representing individual experiences during the economic crisis."

The protests were in many ways born on the Web, with calls to action on multiple organizing sites, including Adbusters and NYC General Assembly. Anonymous, an Internet hacking group that has taken a leadership role in the movement, continues to spread information through its blog and Twitter feeds.

The organization Occupy Wall Street has been using its Web site to spread news to supporters and the news media. As controversy over the Police Department’s use of pepper spray intensified, Occupy Wall Street posted videos of the episode and published the name of the deputy inspector involved, Anthony Bologna. Inspector Bologna was later taken to task on “The Daily Show” by its host, Jon Stewart, and the actor Christopher Meloni, a former star of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”..... see the NY Times for more coverage


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........