Posts tagged occupy wall street

We recently learned of World of Opera host Lisa Simeone’s participation in an Occupy DC group. World of Opera is produced by WDAV, a music and arts station based in Davidson, North Carolina. The program is distributed by NPR. Lisa is not an employee of NPR or of WDAV; she is a freelancer with the station.

We’re in conversations with WDAV about how they intend to handle this. We of course take this issue very seriously.

Official statement from NPR regarding Lisa Simeone’s participation in the Occupy protests.

It’s pledge week, so of course NPR has to make a ridiculous PR gaffe

NPR Opera Host Fired After Speaking for Occupy D.C.

Lisa Simeone, the freelance host of Soundprint and World of Opera, confirmed on Thursday that she had been dismissed after National Public Radio discovered she  had been working as a spokeswoman for Occupy D.C. Simeone has been  talking to the press on behalf of the offshoot of Occupy Wall  Street since early October, but the news of her involvement only reached the public radio network’s headquarters this week.

[via The Atlantic Wire]

NPR Opera Host Fired After Speaking for Occupy D.C.

Lisa Simeone, the freelance host of Soundprint and World of Opera, confirmed on Thursday that she had been dismissed after National Public Radio discovered she had been working as a spokeswoman for Occupy D.C. Simeone has been talking to the press on behalf of the offshoot of Occupy Wall Street since early October, but the news of her involvement only reached the public radio network’s headquarters this week.

[via The Atlantic Wire]

"I am on the edge of 40 and such behavior is seen as a little extreme, but we are fighting an extreme system."

motherjones:

Priscilla Grim, one of the two editors of the awesome “We Are the 99 Percent” Tumblr.

The first full interview with both of ‘em is here.

What They've Come to Find at Occupy Wall Street Is America

This is a protest about declining wages and corporate greed, about baroque financial schemes and the unfathomable fine print on the back of your credit-card statement, about a grand critique of mutated capitalism and outrage at the simple tragedy of foreclosure fraud.

via Esquire’s The Politics Blog

Absolutely disgusting.

OCCUPY AUSTIN

elizs:

Over 3,000 RSVP’d so far.

makeshiftpatriot:

(by CeciliaMajzoub)