October 11, 2011 |
Ryan gave us a ground report from Dewey Square, where Occupy Boston has been protesting and camping. He was there and posted on it in Ryan’s Take.
He also spoke about the police actions in Manhattan and Boston over the long weekend. For more on that, check out the pix and words at UniversalHub.
On the show, we discussed the dichotomy of a city famed for protest speech from colonial times with the mayor and police opposing what most would call peaceful free speech. We also talked about the implications of an amorphous action suddenly taking form and doing it in 100 cities with positions and demands gelling as quickly as it became a true movement.
We didn’t get to the other topic we intended to cover — whether identity politics and zip-code voting in a traditionally monolithic South Boston will hold. We’ll have at-large contenders incumbent Ayanna Pressley and former Council Prez Michael Flaherty on shows before the November 8th election…Insh’Allah. Check back here for the dates and times.
Mike’s piece on South Boston’s role in District 2 and at-large Council races is here.