Liberato’s Pizza has now officially renamed a pizza after the Occupy Wall Street action happening in a park in lower Manhattan in New York. The pizza is called The Occu-pie and it is 99% cheese, 1% pig.
For anyone going, what is Occupy Wall Street? It is an occupation being maintained by hundreds of US citizens in Zuccotti Park, a private park, that the protesters have renamed Liberty Park. The organizers are using the format known as General Assembly to facilitate organizing. [For more info on that, watch organizer David Graeber talk on Democracy Now!] Through the General Assembly, people make proposals for actions that are deliberated on and then approved or not approved. This is how they decide when to march, whether to comply with police orders, how to raise funds for food, how to get more people to support the occupation and how best to get items donated that the occupation needs to continue.
There is supposedly a direct action that will be happening this evening. Here’s a post from today on how crucial pizza could be to the occupation.
Firedoglake has been live blogging the action since Day One. For a record of the action, here is the first day’s blogs – morning & night. Here is Day Two – morning & night. [Send any reports, tips or updates to firstname.lastname@example.org ]
I put together a list on Twitter to follow that has users that are constantly sending updates from the action.
Below the fold are updates and a livestream of the action from Global Revolution: [cont’d]