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News, The Snitch Occupy Camp Cleared Out, Multiple Protesters Arrested

Occupy Camp Cleared Out, Multiple Protesters Arrested

That makeshift Occupy camp that had become a fixture in downtown San Francisco is no more. According to press reports, some 70 police officers raided the small camp late last night, arresting 20 or so protesters. The drama started about…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Tries to Stay Relevant, One Year Later (Photos)

Occupy SF Tries to Stay Relevant, One Year Later (Photos)

Yesterday, more than 500 Occupiers took to the streets to celebrate the anti-bank Movement's first birthday. For those of you who couldn't skip work to celebrate with protesters on this special day, here's what you missed in the Financial District…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Movement Turns One Year Old on Monday, But Shows No Sign of Growing Up

Occupy Movement Turns One Year Old on Monday, But Shows No Sign of Growing Up

It seems like just yesterday Occupiers had created their own unregulated cities playgrounds in downtowns, hoping this would help combat American poverty. Here we are a year later, and it's time to ask: What's really changed?Well, nothing, of course.  But who…
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Music, All Shook Down Shout Along to "SHOCK-YOU-PY," Jello Biafra's New Occupy Anthem

Shout Along to "SHOCK-YOU-PY," Jello Biafra's New Occupy Anthem

It's never too late for another Occupy anthem -- right? -- especially when it's from the S.F. master of sardonic protest, Jello Biafra. Instead of waiting to release the song on their upcoming album (the hilariously titled White People and…
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News, The Snitch Occupied Church Building Cleared, Police Arrest 24

Occupied Church Building Cleared, Police Arrest 24

The madness at 888 Turk St. began a little after 5 p.m. Police officers in riot gear had begun erecting metal barricades around the front of the previously empty Archdiocese of San Francisco building, which protesters had occupied a few…
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News, The Snitch Building Occupiers Hurl Bricks Onto Crowd Below -- Arrests Made

Building Occupiers Hurl Bricks Onto Crowd Below -- Arrests Made

Update, 6:25 p.m.: SF Weekly's Albert Samaha says the man accused of tossing bricks onto the crowd from atop occupied 888 Turk has been arrested. The suspect has been charged with felony aggravated assault, according to Police Chief Greg Suhr.Suhr…
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News, The Snitch Protesters Trash the Mission District, One Arrested

Protesters Trash the Mission District, One Arrested

(Update 11:45 a.m.): Across the Bay in Oakland, it appears that the hundreds of protesters in downtown have forced some businesses to close shop for the day. As occupiers traversed the streets, many dressed in black, some were seen banging…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Storms Wells Fargo Meeting, 24 Arrested

Occupy SF Storms Wells Fargo Meeting, 24 Arrested

(Update 9 a.m.): SFPD is now reporting 24 people were arrested in yesterday's Occupy action. As promised, protesters marched by the hundreds to the Financial District this afternoon where they planned to take over a scheduled Wells Fargo shareholders' meeting…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Protesters Take Over Catholic Church Building

Occupy SF: Protesters Take Over Catholic Church Building

Occupy SF is back in action -- and just in time for Easter! The group last night stormed a vacant building that is reportedly owned by the San Francisco Archdiocese, which they plan to turn into a "permanent occupation" for…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Protester Accused of Stabbing Fellow Occupier

Occupy SF Protester Accused of Stabbing Fellow Occupier

San Francisco police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing an Occupy protester earlier this week after the two got into a fight over a camera. Police said they took the suspect -- who has only been identified…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Protesters Really Close to Forming People's Reserve Credit Union

Occupy SF Protesters Really Close to Forming People's Reserve Credit Union

While Occupy Oakland protesters are busy destroying the reputation of Oakland, occupiers in San Francisco have adopted a more thoughtful approach to attacking the 1 percent. Remember last November when protesters, some of whom were affiliated with Occupy SF, announced…
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Music, All Shook Down Bouncer Finds That Even The Man Supports Occupy (Well, Sorta)

Bouncer Finds That Even The Man Supports Occupy (Well, Sorta)

From this week's Bouncer column: I like bars for the same reason I like Facebook: I can come face-to-face (literally and metaphorically) with people who have different opinions than I do. When I was growing up in the middle of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Graphic Journalist Susie Cagle on Occupy: "The Camp Is the Demand"

Graphic Journalist Susie Cagle on Occupy: "The Camp Is the Demand"

Reporting on the Occupy movement is a frustrating task, one that has been especially difficult for Susie Cagle. As a graphic journalist, Cagle covers Occupy Oakland with her signature blend of writing and cartooning. While her cartoons make her reporting…
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News, The Snitch SF Occupier Looking for Roommate to Share Tent for Cheap Rent

SF Occupier Looking for Roommate to Share Tent for Cheap Rent

The Occupy Movement has given us reporters plenty of fodder for good stories -- some informative and others entertaining. And while it appears Occupy SF has ceased to exist as a camp since police raided the encampment on Wednesday, there…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Protesters Reoccupied Justin Herman Plaza -- Sort Of

Occupy SF: Protesters Reoccupied Justin Herman Plaza -- Sort Of

The reoccupy scene down at Justin Herman Plaza was dramatic last night, but nothing like what we saw in Oakland when protesters tried to retake Frank Ogawa Plaza after being booted out. No flash-bang grenades or pepper spray that we…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF to Reoccupy Justin Herman Plaza

Occupy SF to Reoccupy Justin Herman Plaza

Update (2:10 p.m.) Protesting makes you hungry, which is why Occupiers have taken their cause back to the Federal Reserve building where there's rumors of pizza on its way. After they regain their energy, the group is planning to reoccupy…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF, Please Come Pick Up Your Stuff

Occupy SF, Please Come Pick Up Your Stuff

Dump trucks swept through Justin Herman Plaza early this morning, collecting all the stuff that protesters left behind after police raided the Occupy SF encampment early this morning. Rest assured, the city has no desire to hang onto any of…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Police Raid Camp, Arrest Protesters

Occupy SF: Police Raid Camp, Arrest Protesters

Police stormed into the Occupy SF camp early this morning, arresting more than 70 protesters and breaking down the encampment on Justin Herman Plaza. Media outlets are reporting that police and fire crews circled the camp at about 1 a.m.,…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Homeowners Evicted, but Refuse to Leave

San Francisco Homeowners Evicted, but Refuse to Leave

If Occupy SF has done anything useful, it's inspire the community to find new ways to stand up to big banks. Last week, we told readers about how members of the Occupy movement are establishing a credit union in San…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Mission District Residents Don't Want Protesters in Their Backyard

Occupy SF: Mission District Residents Don't Want Protesters in Their Backyard

The feeling is mutual between Mission residents and Occupy SF protesters: Neither group wants to see the encampment relocate to the Mission District, despite what city officials say. The Chron's Matier and Ross report this morning that Mission District residents…
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