Sharing with you some of the pictures I took of the Occupy Wall Street Movement (New York City) in 2011 and a monthly 2012 calendar.
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Some of the chants of the Occupy Wall Street Movement in 2011:
“We are the 99%” “Whose street? Our street!” “Whose park? Our park!” “Whose bridge? Our bridge!”
1. A boy with a sign, "Don't be greedy, help the needy". Liberty Square (former Zuccotti Park). New York City.
2. Saturday, October 1rst, 2011 - OWS protesters marching on the Brooklyn Bridge. More than 700 people were arrested, including freelance photographers, videographers and bloggers. In this picture, demonstrators are carrying a sign with the phrase, "We the people".
3. Saturday, October 1, 2011 - Police arresting a Occupy Wall Street protester on the Brooklyn Bridge (more than 700 were arrested). What you see in this picture is not uncommon. In 2010, the NYPD police officers "Stopped and Frisked" more than six hundred thousand people in NYC for not reason, most of them Blacks and Latinos (www.nyclu.org/stopandfrisk). People say, the "Stop and Frisk" policy is racist, however NYC Mayor Bloomberg doesn't want to end it. In 2011, the NYPD will "Stop and Frisk" more than 700 thousand people.
4. Sabado, 1 de Octubre, 2011 - Un manifestante del Movimiento Ocupa Wall Street con una pancarta momentos antes de ser arrestado en el Puente de Brooklyn. Esta es una de las ultimas fotos que tomé antes de que la policía me arrestará por estar tomando fotos. Este día, la policía de la Ciudad de Nueva York arrestó a mas de 700 personas, incluyendo fotografos, videografos y blogeros independientes.
5. An Occupy Wall Street protester with a 10 dollar bill covering his mouth and the word, "Occupy". On his side, the United States American flag.
6. Liberty Plaza, the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Two young men with signs that reads, "Let's break this wall" and "Mr. Obama, tear down this wall".
7. A OWS demonstrator at Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) with 3 different signs. "No more nukes. Nuclear power industry is costly, contaminates the earth. Nuke power a dead end". "The earth is our mother. We must take care of her".
8. A beautiful, colorful sign with the word, "revolution" at Liberty Plaza - Occupy Wall Street.
2012 calendar - September. Calendario 2012 - Septiembre.
9. Protesters and visitors at Liberty Square. This is the birth place of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.
10. Teachers had a class with children at Liberty Plaza - Occupy Wall Street.
11. A father and his daughter. He is holding a sign with the phrase, "Corporations are not people". She is holding another sign that reads, "American dream, not just for the rich".
12. A baby boy with his father at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) - Occupy Wall Street. New York City.
13. A father and his son and daughter. The boy is holding a sign, "Jamestown, NY with Occupy Wall Street".
14. A protester at Liberty Square with a sign, "WAKE UP". Un manifestante de Ocupar Wall Street con un anuncio que dice, "DESPIERTA".
15. A student at Foley Square with a sign, "PSC supports you". This was a big rally and march from Foley Square to Liberty Plaza.
16. A rally at Foley Square. A man carrying a sign with the phrase, "Occupy the hood @ twitter".
17. An Occupy Wall Street woman supporter with a sign, "Dear police officer, please don't spray, I'm here to save your union pay".
18. A woman holding a sign, "Imagine how the $1 trillion++ to kill people in Afghanistan + Iraq could have been used here : job creation, education, health care".
19. An OWS demonstrator with a sign "Heal America. Tax Wall Street". This was a rally and march from Foley Square to Liberty Square. New York City.
20. An OWS protester with a sign, "Tear down Wall Street greed, before it tears down the world". Another demonstrator is making a video with a cellphone.
21. A demonstrator at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) holding a sign, "protect Medicare, not billionaires".
22. Occupy Wall Street protesters cleaning the park. Protesters have been cleaning their parks since day one in every occupy encampment.
23. A woman with a sign that reads, "The 99% includes the undocumented". Una mujer en la Plaza de la Libertad -Ocupa Wall Street- con un anuncio que dice, "El 99% incluye a los indocumentados".
2012 calendar - October. Calendario 2012 - Octubre.
24. 2 young men with signs: "They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization". "They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, wich is itself a human right".
25. One of the many General Assemblies at Liberty Plaza, the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.
26. An OWS supporter at Liberty Square. His sign says, "Our economy could be more fair".
27. Brookfield Properties, the owner of Liberty Park wanted to evict OWS activists with the help of Bloomberg and the NYPD. The day was Friday, October 14th, 2011. Thousands of supporters came to the park to defend it from eviction. The NYPD didn't evict protesters. It was a victory, but the police could come back at any time.
28. A protester sleeping at Liberty Square. 10/14/11 was the day of the eviction. After 11/5/11 people can not lay down. If they do, they get errested by the NYPD police officers.
29. These two women and the baby came to defend Liberty Square on the eviction day. They are holding a sign that says, "Nobody puts baby in a corner". The police didn't evict protesters on 10/14/11.
30. On 10/15/2011 More than 950 demonstrations against the global financial system and corporate greed were held in more than 80 countries around the world. Thousands gather in Times Square, NYC. The man in the picture is one of them. He is holding a sign that reads, "I pay more taxes than General Electric".
31. On 10/15/2011 Thousands Occupy Wall Street protesters gather in Times Square, NYC. When the police were pushing peaceful demonstrators, they chanted: “Dear officers, We are your sisters, we are your brothers, we are your sons, we are your daughters, we are your friends. We are peaceful. We are fighting for you. We love you!”.
32. October 15th, 2011. Times Square. The NYPD police officers were pushing peaceful protesters. A white shirt officer came and told the police to stop. When he left, they started pushing demonstrators again. People started chanting, "We want Esposito(the officer). We want Esposito". The white shirt officer came back. He agreed to let protesters cross the street. Some officers were not happy, like the one behind him.
33. An OWS supporter at Liberty Plaza holding a sign, "Alto a las redadas y deportaciones. Stop the raids and deportations".
34. Students at Liberty Plaza. Estudiantes en la Plaza de la Libertad. Lugar del nacimiento del Movimiento Ocupar Wall Street. Nueva York.
35. On October 21, 2011 Muslim New Yorkers held Friday Prayer at Liberty Plaza, with a sermon on social justice and Islam. "Despite our differences and the challenges that face us, we are still the 99% and we are coming to the recognition of the true meaning of that. Solidarity is blossoming."_OWS
36. On October 21, 2011 500 parents with their children gathered in Liberty Plaza. It was a family sleepover that started at 4 p.m. on Oct. 21 and ran through 11 a.m. on Oct. 22. "I think it's good for kids to participate in democracy. This is what democracy looks like."_Megan Davidson, mother of two, ages 4 and 9.
37. A protester at Liberty Plaza holding a sign, "Arrest the bankers". On Saturday, September 17th, 2011 the Occupy Wall Street Movement started in this park.
38. On Friday, October 28th, 2011 the NYPD and FDNY confiscated the OWS generators, Time’s Up came to the rescue with bicycle powered gennys. Protesters said that they had done their best to comply with health and safety officials' constant inspections of the park, and that the action was a politically motivated effort to clamp down on them.
39. A Halloween pumpkin at Occupy Wall Street - Liberty Plaza. Behind the pumpkin there is a sign about hydrofracking in New York State.
40. It was a raining and cold day/night at Liberty Square but OWS protesters were staying here. Most people in NYC support them. Drummers are part of the 99%!
41. Tents at Liberty Plaza. It was getting cold and we were expecting the first snow of the year. OWS protesters needed tents to protect themselves from the weather.
42. On Monday, October 31, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street protesters marched at the Halloween parade in New York City. They said, "because the 1% shouldn't get all the candy". They Dressed up in elaborate costumes and armed with props and floats. The demonstrators spoke out against corporate greed and income inequality.
43. Thursday, November 17th, 2011 was the two month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. After they shutted Down Wall Street they went back to Liberty Square were I saw this couple kissing each other.
44. Thursday, November 17th, 2011 was the two month anniversary of the OWS Movement. After a rally at Foley Square, 32,500 demonstrators marched over the Brooklyn Bridge where they enjoyed a "bat-signal" - light show on the Verizon Building: "MIC CHECK! / LOOK AROUND / YOU ARE A PART / OF A GLOBAL UPRISING / WE ARE A CRY / FROM THE HEART / OF THE WORLD / WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE / ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE / HAPPY BIRTHDAY / #OCCUPY MOVEMENT / OCCUPY WALL STREET / list of cities, states and countries / OCCUPY EARTH / WE ARE WINNING / IT IS THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING / DO NOT BE AFRAID / LOVE/WE ARE THE 99%."
45. On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 The NYC Mayor Bloomberg, The NYPD Police, and NYC Sanitation workers destroyed 5,000 books from the People’s Library at Liberty Square. The protesters had a People’s Library on the Brooklyn Bridge on the 2 month anniversary of the OWS Movement. The Library was open at Liberty Plaza and on the Brooklyn Bridge. Knowledge is power. Read!
46. El Jueves, 17 de Noviembre fué el mes 2 del aniversario del Movimiento Ocupa Wall Street. Después de un rally en Foley Square, 32,500 personas marcharon sobre el Puente de Brooklyn. Muchas de ellas llegaron a Cadman Plaza en Brooklyn donde tuvieron una Asamblea General.
47. An Occupy Wall Street Woman supporter making scarfs for the protesters. They have been coming to Liberty Plaza to make scarfs for several weeks.
48. The Occupy kitchen after the eviction of protesters on 11/15/11.
49. Liberty Plaza - Occupy Wall Street. Victor Toro is a South Bronx community organizer - tortured by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's government in the 1970s. Victor es un organizador comunitario en el Sur del Bronx. Fué torturado por el gobierno del dictador Chileno Augusto Pinochet en los 70s. Miles de Chilenos fueron masacrados en ese tiempo. El gobierno de USA apoyaba al gobierno de Pinochet.
50. Una mujer en apoyo del Movimiento Ocupa Wall Street en la Plaza de la Libertad. Muchas mujeres vinieron a pedir que sus derechos como mujeres sean respetados.
51. Women at Occupy Wall Street - Liberty Plaza. "Mujeres necesitan empleos y cuidado de salud"_La Red de mujeres en la lucha. "Women defend the Occupy Wall St."_Women's fightback network.
52. El Domingo, 20 de Noviembre, 2011, mujeres Indigenas, Latinas y de otras razas vinieron a la Plaza de la Libertad a apoyar el Movimiento Ocupa Wall Street y al mismo tiempo a pedir que se respeten sus derechos como mujeres.
53. On Sunday, November 20th, 2011, representatives from the Council of Elders leaded a worship service in Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park). They said, “We see Occupy Wall Street as a continuation, a deepening and expansion of the determination of the diverse peoples of our nation to transform our country into a more democratic, equitable, just, and compassionate society.” They urged elders from around the nation and the world to join the movement.
54. 11/20/11 Representatives from the Council of Elders had a worship service in Liberty Square. “We applaud the miraculous extent to which the Occupy initiative around the nation has been non-violent and democratic, especially in light of the weight of the systematic violence under which the great majority of people are forced to live,” said Rev. James Lawson.
55. 11/20/2011 - Following the worship service at Liberty Plaza, the Council of Elders hosted a conversation with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators at Judson Memorial Church. After the church, people gathered at Washington Square Park for a candle light vigil march to Duarte Park. The Council of Elders were looking for a new place to occupy.
56. 11/20/2011 - Following the worship service at Liberty Plaza, the Council of Elders hosted a conversation with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators at Judson Memorial Church. In this photo, you can see 3 women of the Granny Peace Brigade. They went to many OWS events and some of them were arrested, too.
57. 11/20/2011 - Following the worship service at Liberty Plaza, the Council of Elders hosted a conversation with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators at Judson Memorial Church. After the church, people gathered at Washington Square Park for a candle light vigil march to Duarte Park. The Council of Elders were looking for a new space for the Occupy Movement.
2012 calendar - November. Calendario 2012 - Noviembre.
58. On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, Sgt Shamar Thomas marched with other protesters in East New York, Brooklyn. A foreclosed home was reclaimed by a local homeless family on that day. Shamar is a Marine Corps veteran who attended the Occupy Times Square protest on Oct. 15 and confronted police officers for using excessive force on peaceful protesters. On Wednesday, Oct. 26th, at least 25 veterans marched in NYC in support of OWS and in solidarity for injured Vet Scott Olsen in Oakland who was almost killed by the police.
59. Tuesday, December 6th, 2011. Occupy Wall Street: "We have a right to shelter. No one can take that right from us. Today we re-occupied our homes." OWS Protesters marched in East New York, Brooklyn, NYC to reclaim a foreclosed home for a homeless family in need. Two homes in Atlanta were re-occupied. In Oakland, foreclosure auctions were disrupted at the county courthouse - more than a dozen homes were saved.
60. 12/6/11-East New York. Brooklyn, NYC. OWS demonstrators re-occupied an abandoned home from Bank of America. This is the family that will stay in the reclaimed home. "Banks are able to restructure settlements constantly - we are not - they receive billions of dollars enabling them to stay afloat for long enough to steal our homes. Do not let them."Occupy Wall Street.
61. 12/6/2011 - East New York, Brooklyn, New York City. "Banks steal Homes" and "Foreclose on banks, not people"_Occupy Wall Street. are the signs in front of the reclaimed home. Kendall Jacklman from Picture The Homeless said, "There is enough housing in this city to shut down the Department of Homeless Services and offer everyone decent, affordable housing based on our real wages."
62. Saturday, December 10th, 2011 - Dozens of parents for Occupy Wall Street and their children marched and protested against police brutality and the "Stop and Frisk" policy. It was International Human Rights Day and they wanted to send a message to NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Raymond Kelly of the NYPD that bulling is not OK. Children posted these hearts on the fence but 2 Police officers teared the paper hearts made by children off of a fence in front of City Hall in front of them. Some children started crying.
63. Wednesday, December 14, 2011. New York – As you know, I was taking pictures of the Occupy Wall Street march on Saturday, October 1rst on the Brooklyn Bridge and I was arrested. Today was my court date. After the court I went to Liberty Plaza and I met this protester. He had a sign with a picture of the front page of TIME magazine and the phrase: “This could be you”. Time magazine named “THE PROTESTER”, person of the year 2011. The front page of TIME says, "From the Arab Spring to Athens, from Occupy Wall Street to Moscow".
64. 12/17/2011- 3rd month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street – New York City. This is Diego, one of the hunger strikers at Duarte Park on Day 15. They wanted Trinity Church to let them use an abandoned lot for a year. The lot has been vacant for years. The church said, NO.
65. 12/17/2011- 3rd month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street – New York City. A OWS protester with a sign that says, "Remembering Bradley Manning". Today is Bradley's 24th birthday. He has been in prison for 18 months. More info: www.bradleymanning.org
66. Saturday, December 17th, 2011. New York City - Today was the celebration of the 3rd month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the birthday of Bradley Manning and the 1 year anniversary of the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi – the act that sparked the Arab Spring. In this picture you can see OWS artists/protesters at Duarte Park.
67. Saturday, December 17th, 2011. New York City - Today was the celebration of the 3rd month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the birthday of Bradley Manning and the 1 year anniversary of the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi – the act that sparked the Arab Spring. In this picture you can see doctors in support of OWS at Duarte Square.
68. Saturday, December 17th, 2011. NYC - Today was the 3rd month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The NYPD was arresting an OWS protester and this woman was holding a signs that reads, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."_Margaret Mead
69. Saturday, December 17th, 2011. NYC - Today was the 3rd month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Some demonstrators went to Times Square. Other protesters went to Union Square and then, they took the train to Liberty Plaza. People on the subway were very supportive. You can see 2 persons making videos with their cellphones.
2012 calendar - December. Calendario 2012 - Diciembre.
70. Por que luchar por tus derechos es mas importante que las bajas temperaturas, los migrantes de Nueva York marcharon de Foley Square a la Plaza de la Libertad el Domingo, 18 de Diciembre, Día Internacional del Migrante.
71. Sunday, December 18th, 2011 – Many organizations and the Occupy Wall Street Movement celebrated the International Migrant Day in New York City.
72. 12/25/2011. Liberty Square – Occupy Wall Street on Christmas Day and Day 100 of the occupation. Former Philadelphia police chief Ray Lewis in front of 6 NYPD police officers.
73. 12/25/2011. Children came to celebrate Christmas at Liberty Square - Occupy Wall Street. Los niños vinieron a celebrar la Navidad en la Plaza de la Libertad.
74. 12/25/2011. People celebrating Christmas at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) - Occupy Wall Street Movement. Gente celebrando la Navidad en la Plaza de la Libertad – Movimiento Ocupa Wall Street.
75. 12/25/2011. NYPD police officer Kirkland tried to stop me from taking pictures of him while he was screaming at a protester. It's legal to take pictures or videotape police officer while they are working. http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/you-have-every-right-photograph-cop On 11/15/11, they day protesters were evicted from Liberty Plaza, Bloomberg/NYPD didn't allow many members of the mainstream media to take pictures/videotape the eviction. On 12/12/11, a New York Times freelance photographer, Robert Stolarik was pushed down the stairs by an officer, another officer backed him up with a baton and another one blocked all his shots. "The NYTimes along with the various other news agencies that have had journalists and photographers harassed, banned, arrested or even beaten need to take greater action to ensure that this sort of treatment stops and stops, NOW."_ Jim Zieger
76. "We are the 99%" (Somos el 99%). Occupy Wall Street Movement - Movimiento Ocupa Wall Street. 2011.
These are some of my favorite photographs of the Occupy Wall Street Movement in New York City from 2011. As a freelance photographer/journalist, I will cover some of the events of the Movement in 2012. I will be posting pictures on my blog.
Estas son algunas de mis fotografias favoritas del Movimiento Ocupa Wall Street en la Ciudad de Nueva York del 2011. Voy a cubrir algunos de los eventos del movimiento en el 2012, como fotografo/periodista independiente. Pondre las fotos en mi blog.
HAVE A GREAT 2012!!!
¡¡¡QUE TENGAN UN EXCELENTE 2012!!!
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