Friday, October 14, 2011

Occupy, Occupy, Occupy (and other alternative news links)

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM

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Every so often we collect a few recommended stories from other alternative newspapers. Here are nine for your weekend reading pleasure, including a bunch of reports on Occupy events across the country.

There will be no "cleaning" today
Village Voice is at the Occupy Wall Street protests and providing regular updates. The latest: Zuccotti Park will not be cleared out today, as officials first threatened.

Unlike anything we've ever seen
The Stranger sorts through the good, the bad, and the ugly from Occupy Seattle.

Interviewing the masses
A San Diego City Beat editor interviewed Occupy San Diego protesters. All at once.

PR 101
The Portland Mercury coaches Occupy protesters on how to handle the media. Sample:

1) If you're wearing a funny hat, take it off.

By the way, have you seen or heard the Occupy Missoula drum circle?
It's right here:

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Creative Loafing Atlanta explains why Occupy Atlanta protesters deserve more support than ridicule.

Project Runway: Occupy edition
L.A. Weekly discusses Occupy L.A. fashion trends.

Meanwhile, "green jobs" may not save the economy
Willamette Week looks at how much the state of Oregon spent to create "green jobs" and discovers the payoff was relatively little.

Steve Jobs' secret trip to Memphis
Lastly, the Memphis Flyer published an interesting story about how Jobs stealthily moved to Memphis in 2009 for a liver transplant. The operation extended his life and remained mostly secret, until now.

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