WBEZ | Occupy Chicago http://www.wbez.org/tags/occupy-chicago Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Occupy activists try to lift spirits of jailed comrades http://www.wbez.org/news/occupy-activists-try-lift-spirits-jailed-comrades-100080 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/99percentSCALED.jpg" style="margin: 4px 0px 0px 0px; float: left; width: 192px; height: 287px;" title="An Occupy Chicago activist Wednesday heads from the Cook County Criminal Courthouse after a hearing for two NATO protesters facing bomb-related charges. (WBEZ/Chip Mitchell) " /></div><p>Sebastian Senakiewicz and Mark Neiweem are getting less public attention than <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/prosecutors-keep-terror-indictments-defendants-100044">three other NATO protesters</a> jailed on bomb-related charges. But Occupy Chicago activists on Wednesday pulled off a defiant display inside a Cook County courtroom to let the two know they are not going it alone.</p><p>The scene was a hearing at which prosecutors announced that a grand jury had indicted Senakiewicz, 24, and Neiweem, 28, for allegedly talking about building explosives to wreak havoc during the military alliance&rsquo;s summit in Chicago last month. Two or three diligent reporters were on hand but not a single television camera. The media &ldquo;pen&rdquo; &mdash; a cordoned section of the courthouse lobby &mdash; was barren.</p><p>The courtroom, though, was full of Occupy activists willing to buck warnings from a beefy sheriff&rsquo;s officer against creating any sort of spectacle.</p><p>After the hearing, as Senakiewicz and Neiweem were led to the courtroom&rsquo;s side door, their Occupy comrades made their move. There were just a few seconds for the defendants to get a glimpse of the gallery and, when they did, they saw a dozen fists in the air.</p><p>&ldquo;They can waive back to us in solidarity and they can feel that love and support that our whole movement has for them,&rdquo; said Rachael Perrotta, one of the Occupy activists.</p><p>Prosecutors last month charged Senakiewicz with falsely making a terrorist threat and Neiweem with solicitation for explosives or incendiary devices. A judge set their bonds at, respectively, $750,000 and $500,000 &mdash; amounts their attorneys say will keep them locked up.</p><p>At Wednesday&rsquo;s hearing, Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set their next court appearance for July 2.</p><p>The Occupy activists vowed to be there.</p></p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/occupy-activists-try-lift-spirits-jailed-comrades-100080 NATO terrorism defendants kept in ‘observation’ cells http://www.wbez.org/news/nato-terrorism-defendants-kept-%E2%80%98observation%E2%80%99-cells-99442 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/RS5837_AP120519150342-scr_1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A spokesman for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says three anti-NATO protesters accused of planning terrorist actions have been held around-the-clock since Saturday in white-walled &ldquo;observation&rdquo; cells, where they are isolated from each other and the rest of the inmate population and kept from writing materials, books and all other media.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s for their own safety and the safety of the [jail] staff and other inmates,&rdquo; the spokesman, Frank Bilecki, said Tuesday afternoon. &ldquo;Obviously we&rsquo;re concerned about their mental status and well-being.&rdquo;</p><p>A medical staff member checks on the three every 15 minutes, Bilecki said. The cells each have one window through which natural light passes and a larger window for the observation, he added.</p><p>Gary Hickerson, acting executive director of the office&rsquo;s Department of Corrections, ordered the observation because the defendants are young and because their charges are serious, Bilecki said. The decision had nothing to do with defendants&rsquo; behavior since arrest, he added.</p><p>The sheriff&rsquo;s spokesman says the State&rsquo;s Attorney&rsquo;s office had no input into the protesters&rsquo; jail conditions.</p><p>But a lawyer for one of the alleged terrorists says the conditions amount to &ldquo;sensory deprivation&rdquo; intended to hamper their defense. &ldquo;This is a way to break someone&rsquo;s spirit and break their ability to cooperate with their attorneys,&rdquo; said the lawyer, Michael Deutsch, who represents Brian Church, 20, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.</p><p>Deutsch complained about the conditions in a court hearing about the case Tuesday afternoon. Defense attorneys said they were &ldquo;negotiating&rdquo; with jail staff members to improve the conditions.</p><p>Those talks may be paying off. Bilecki said the jail was planning to move the three protesters Tuesday evening into the general inmate population.</p><p>Church and the other protesters &mdash; Jared Chase, 27, of Keene, N.H; and Brent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. &mdash; face charges of terrorism conspiracy, providing material support for terrorism, and possession of explosives or incendiary devices. Cook County Judge Edward S. Harmening on Saturday set their bonds at $1.5 million each.</p><p>Authorities accused the trio of possessing Molotov cocktails and planning or proposing attacks on targets including President Barack Obama&rsquo;s campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel&rsquo;s home. The three were among nine people arrested during a police raid last Wednesday at the South Side apartment of some Occupy Chicago leaders who helped organize protests against the NATO summit.</p><p>Church, Chase and Betterly appeared at Tuesday&rsquo;s hearing in tan jail uniforms but did not speak. Judge Adam D. Bourgeois Jr. granted a request by prosecutors to continue the case until June 12.</p><p>At least two other anti-NATO protesters arrested last week face serious felony charges. Sebastian Senakiewicz, 24, of Chicago is charged with falsely making a terrorist threat. Mark Neiweem, 28, of Chicago is charged with solicitation for explosives or incendiary devices. A judge on Sunday set their bonds at $750,000 and $500,000, respectively.</p><p>Senakiewicz and Neiweem are scheduled for a status hearing Wednesday.</p></p> Tue, 22 May 2012 15:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/nato-terrorism-defendants-kept-%E2%80%98observation%E2%80%99-cells-99442 For NATO protesters, a welcome mat http://www.wbez.org/news/nato-protesters-welcome-mat-99136 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/LorraineChavez4cropscale.jpg" style="margin: 4px 0px 0px; float: left; width: 356px; height: 223px;" title="Lorraine Chavez is hosting protesters in her McKinley Park home: ‘If we did not have wars, we could have investments for jobs.’ (WBEZ/Chip Mitchell)" /></div><p><em>With Chicago&rsquo;s NATO summit just days away, officials are battening down the hatches for protests that could draw thousands from out of town. But some other Chicagoans are rolling out a welcome mat for those same protesters. They&rsquo;re clearing space in their businesses and churches, allowing tents in their yards, even opening spare bedrooms. We report from our West Side bureau.</em></p><p>Officials are planning to close streets and highways. They&rsquo;re bringing in state police officers and National Guardsmen and preparing for mass arrests. They&rsquo;re ready to roll out a military device that sends ear-piercing tones over long distances. But over in Chicago&rsquo;s McKinley Park neighborhood, there is Lorraine Chavez.</p><p>CHAVEZ: And here is another bedroom if someone has an inflatable mattress. My kids are off to college so I have some empty space.</p><p>Chavez is offering two rooms of her cramped century-old house to some protesters from Florida this weekend.</p><p>MITCHELL: What do you know about these guests?</p><p>CHAVEZ: Not much [laughs] but I requested older guests.</p><p>Chavez says she is taking them in because the protest could bring some attention to joblessness in this country.</p><p>CHAVEZ: I am underemployed myself, despite having a master&rsquo;s, a career path, and doctoral work at the University of Chicago. All of the men in my family who are responsible for college-age kids have all been laid off. If we did not have wars, we could have investments for jobs. This is the moment that these demands are being made and heard and I need to be a part of it.</p><p>Chavez got connected to the Floridians through Occupy Chicago. That group is using its website to collect lodging offers and requests for the NATO protests. A group called CANG8 has a similar site.</p><p>HUNT: If somebody has 20 dogs and someone&rsquo;s allergic to dogs, that would be a bad match.</p><p>Pat Hunt&rsquo;s helping run that system.</p><p>HUNT: If they&rsquo;re providing a warehouse space for 50 to 100 people, they&rsquo;ve asked us to have somebody there just to make sure that [there will be] no drugs, no alcohol, no weapons -- basically that type of thing.</p><p>The anti-NATO groups say they have fielded offers from about 265 potential hosts. They include a homeowner who is installing a wheelchair ramp for a disabled protester. A Latino nonprofit group is taking in guests as long as they don&rsquo;t draw police back to the neighborhood, which is full of undocumented immigrants. A man in DuPage County is letting protesters camp around a house he is losing to foreclosure. An African-American congregation is offering its yard for tents.</p><p>MARSHALL: It was almost a no-brainer for us. It was just a matter of, really, logistics and trying to work out the logistics for it.</p><p>John Marshall serves on the board of that church, Trinity Episcopal. It&rsquo;s just a few blocks from McCormick Place, the site of the NATO summit. He says hosting protesters is not exactly a stand against the military alliance.</p><p>MARSHALL: It&rsquo;s the residue of what happens with war, what happens to refugees, what happens to people who are made poor because of war. Even if they&rsquo;re not within the theater of war, there are lots of people who are poor in the world that we could be helping as opposed to making another B-1 bomber.</p><p>Trinity officials say there hasn&rsquo;t been much fallout for taking that stand but they are hearing from some neighbors. When the church held an educational forum about NATO, some nearby homeowners showed up with questions about the campers.</p><p>NEIGHBOR: How are you going to keep your guests on your property and not coming onto the property of other people who live in the neighborhood?</p><p>MARSHALL: We&rsquo;re going to monitor them. And they&rsquo;re going to be outside at their own Porta-Potties and provide their own stuff.</p><p>Someone peeing in a neighbor&rsquo;s yard isn&rsquo;t the worst thing that could happen. Pat Hunt, the protester who is running one of the housing websites, says what worries her is theft or any sort of attack.</p><p>HUNT: Either one of the guests takes advantage of the host or a host takes advantage of one of the guests. Somebody would get hurt. That&rsquo;s always my fear.</p><p>Hunt says these logistical considerations go beyond this protest against NATO. She says her movement has to start creating the sort of world it&rsquo;s demanding.</p><p>HUNT: If what we&rsquo;re saying is shared resources then we have to model shared resources.</p><p>Hunt thinks this model can work. And, this weekend, we might see if she&rsquo;s right.</p></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/nato-protesters-welcome-mat-99136 What kind of NATO protests could we see? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/what-kind-nato-protests-could-we-see-98783 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/tentcity.jpg" title="(Flickr/Erin! Nekervis)"></div><p>Back in January, the anti-consumerist website Adbusters had high hopes for mass protests in Chicago right around this time.&nbsp;</p><p>“On May 1, 50,000 people from all over the world will flock to Chicago, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and #OCCUPYCHICAGO for a month. With a bit of luck, we’ll pull off the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting the world has ever seen,” a January <a href="http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/tactical-briefing-25.html">blog post</a> reads.</p><p>No protests of that scale have actually materialized so far, but many protest organizers have their sights set on later in the month. Just yesterday, Occupy Chicago announced <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/352562164806601/352677494795068/">plans</a> to “shut down” Boeing’s headquarters in downtown Chicago on May 21, the last day of the NATO summit.</p><p>To get a better sense for what kind of protests we might expect during and leading up to the NATO summit on May 20 and 21, Steve Edwards talks with two protest organizers Thursday on <em>Afternoon Shift. </em>Occupy Chicago member Micah Philbrook and longtime protestor and spokesperson for the Coalition Against NATO/G8 Andy Thayer stop by to talk about what they expect later this month.&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 03 May 2012 05:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/what-kind-nato-protests-could-we-see-98783 Immigrant, labor, Occupy groups join for May Day protests http://www.wbez.org/news/immigrant-labor-occupy-groups-join-may-day-protests-98705 <p><p>Activists say a May Day rally in Chicago includes the Occupy movement along with it usual focus on immigrant rights.</p><p>Organizer Orlando Sepulveda says the anti-Wall Street groups' presence enriches the march. They plan to gather in a park around noon and then march downtown.</p><p>Sepulveda has marched in Chicago every year since 2006. That's when more than 1 million people nationwide protested federal legislation that would have made being an illegal immigrant a felony. Nearly half a million people marched in Chicago.</p><p>Since then, the numbers have greatly dwindled and advocates haven't united behind a single cause.</p><p>Some activists have focused on voter registration and politics, while others have focused on workers' rights.</p><p>A few thousand marched last year in Chicago and organizers expected the same turnout Tuesday.</p></p> Tue, 01 May 2012 14:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/immigrant-labor-occupy-groups-join-may-day-protests-98705 What Chicago can learn from last weekend's Occupy Oakland riots http://www.wbez.org/blog/achy-obejas/2012-01-31/what-chicago-can-learn-last-weekends-occupy-oakland-riots-95999 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-January/2012-01-31/6782751111_36cdfa3a49_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-January/2012-01-31/6782751111_36cdfa3a49_0.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 398px; " title="Riots broke out in Oakland on the night of January 28 (Flickr/Glenn Halog)"></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Occupy Wall Street may have started out as a global movement but, in the last few months, as numerous encampments became embroiled in turf wars that were more and more local in nature, it began to look as if some of the movement’s more agglutinating issues were getting diluted. Occupy Oakland, which is practically engaged in hand to hand combat with Mayor Jean Quan, seemed the poster child for this kind of parochial diffusion.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Last Saturday night, rioting broke out again in Oakland. On face value, it seemed the same as before: protestors trying to maintain a foothold on public space as an aggressive and widely discredited police force used excessive -- almost gleefully excessive force -- to keep them out. (There isn’t a lot of debate about what a debacle the OPD is as it verges <a href="http:// http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/will-opd-end-up-in-receivership/Content?oid=3108756">on the edge of federal receivership</a>, but it continues to flaunt basic rules, as happened recently when a judge found an officer guilty of deliberately <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/30/BAIM1N0JPG.DTL">covering his name tag&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/30/BAIM1N0JPG.DTL">to avoid identification by protestors</a>.)&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">But, in fact, things were quite different this time, and if anyone needs to take special notice, it’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose new rules for Chicago demonstrators are an invitation to mayhem exactly on the Oakland model.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">What happened in Oakland is straightforward: People got fed up. After months and months of struggling to find a place to meet -- a basic, simple Constitutional privilege known as the right to peaceful assembly -- and getting tied up in rules (some followed and some not), and laws (some enforced and some not), that were clearly designed to keep them from assembling at all, the masses decided to take over unused public space.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Again, this seems like the same tug of war between Occupy Oakland and the mayor and OPD. But here’s what was different: By continuously insisting on the right to peaceful assembly in public, Occupy Oakland and its counterparts around the world are demonstrating that public spaces, and particularly symbolic public spaces such as open air plazas, parks and convention centers, are the foundation for democracy. Where, if not in public spaces, should the people assemble to protest? Where, if not in spaces supported by public taxes, should the public gather to air its grievances?</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">When the people clamor -- whether it’s people whose issues we agree with&nbsp; or not -- the right to express anger and frustration in public in peaceful assembly is fundamental.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://www.insidebayarea.com/oakland-tribune/ci_19855703">Rage took over in Oakland</a> on Saturday night, and protestors broke into and attacked City Hall. It’s not an action I condone, but it’s one I understand: The protestors were telling the mayor that no one -- not government itself -- is safe when the streets of the city aren’t safe from its own government. And the government of Oakland, with the <a href="http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/01/occupy-oakland-kettled">OPD tricking and trapping demonstrators</a> to arrest them, and arresting even <a href="http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/01/journalists-arrested-occupy-oakland">journalists with OPD approved credentials</a>, had most certainly made the city unsafe.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">On Sunday, Occupy movements in more than two dozen cities marched and rallied in solidarity with Occupy Oakland. Here in Chicago, <a href="http://occupiedchicagotribune.org/?p=317">less than 100 demonstrators</a> led an increasingly less accommodating police escort around the Loop and stopped traffic temporarily on a few streets, including Michigan Avenue.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Of course, these things are inconvenient. Annoying. Unpredictable and, because of that, problematic. But this -- the right to protest peacefully about anything at all -- and habeus corpus (I’ll get to that another day) are the things that make America extraordinary, that make it a light and beacon throughout the world.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">All of which leads me to think that Mayor Emanuel’s new rules for demonstrators in anticipation of the <a href="http:// http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-chicago/chicago-dilemma-g8-nato-protesters">G-8/NATO get togethers in May</a>, when the whole world will most definitely be watching, are just a set up for chaos of the highest order.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s3">The conferences are expected to draw about 10,000 participants and media, but about 50,000 international protestors<b>. </b>And Chicago's&nbsp;</span><span class="s4">new parade rules -- which cover demonstrations -- now impose $1 million liability insurance to </span><span class="s1">"indemnify the city against any additional or uncovered third party claims against the city arising out of or caused by the parade; and (3) agree to reimburse the city for any damage to the public way or to city property arising out of or caused by the parade."&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">No insurance, no parade, no freedom of assembly -- $1 million in insurance! Talk about class divide! Talk about the 1 percent!&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1"><a href="http:// http://dadaarchive.chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display/95686/index.php">Chicago Independent Media</a>&nbsp;explains that there’s an exemption process: “Under the new ordinance, one can apply to the Commissioner of Transportation for a waiver of the financial requirements ‘if the application is for an activity protected by the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution [virtually every activity is protected by the 1st Amendment] and the requirement would be so financially burdensome that it would preclude the applicant from applying for a parade permit for the proposed activity. An application for a waiver of the application fee or insurance requirement shall be made on a form prescribed by and contain reasonable proof acceptable to the commissioner.’ (But) there is no definition as to what constitutes 'reasonable proof acceptable to the commissioner'.”</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">Other rules limit daylight hours for demonstrations, the size of signage, and even give the Chicago police, like their disastrous Oakland counterparts, the authority to deputize.</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">In other words, these rules, as in Oakland, are not designed to enshrine anyone’s right to peacefully assemble and express their opinions. </span><span class="s4">They are drawn precisely to do what the powers at be in Oakland have been trying to do: To intimidate, to suffocate, to frustrate.</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">Mayor Emanuel, the demonstrators in May won’t be so easily intimidated. The city needs a pro-active, respectful plan that considers the needs of its residents and its visitors, including the thousands of people coming here to exercise their Constitutional rights. It’s appropriate that they do that here, in the heartland of America, in the president’s hometown.</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">Don’t wait until frustration and rage boil over.<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span></span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">If you want to see what that looks like in 2012 -- not 1968 -- just take a glance at the pictures from last Saturday’s Oakland riots.</span></p></p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:57:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/achy-obejas/2012-01-31/what-chicago-can-learn-last-weekends-occupy-oakland-riots-95999 Campaign to bring 50k protesters to Chicago begins http://www.wbez.org/story/campaign-bring-50k-protesters-chicago-begins-95907 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-12/Occupy Chicago.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The magazine that helped launch the Occupy Wall Street movement is calling for 50,000 protesters to come to Chicago for the NATO and G-8 summits.</p><p>Adbusters Magazine is based in Canada, but has followers and fans around the world. This week it posted a <a href="http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/tactical-briefing-25.html">tactical briefing</a> on its website that calls for a showdown in Chicago. They want 50,000 protesters to show up on May first with tents for a month-long people&#39;s summit. That&#39;s nearly three weeks before the NATO and G-8 summits will begin.</p><p>Adbuster&#39;s rally cry was news to <a href="http://occupychi.org/">Occupy Chicago</a>.</p><p>&quot;Adbusters had not contacted us prior to making this internet call,&quot; said Evelyn Dehais, a press liaison for Occupy Chicago. &quot;We&#39;re excited by the possibilities of it, but we&#39;re still figuring out internally exactly how to deal with the situation.&quot;</p><p>Dehais said Occupy Chicago is committed to non-violent action. The adbusters posting is calling for flashmobs and shutting down unnamed corporate headquarters if their demands are ignored.</p><p>Chicago Police Director of News Affairs Melissa Stratton issued the following written statement:</p><p>&ldquo;The Chicago Police Department is actively preparing to achieve two goals &ndash; to ensure the public safety of residents, visitors and event participants &ndash; and to protect the First Amendments rights of individuals who choose to exercise them. We are preparing for an event and are confident in the ability of the men and women of the Chicago Police Department to provide a quality experience for everyone involved.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:38:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/campaign-bring-50k-protesters-chicago-begins-95907 Occupy Chicago plans for winter and NATO/G-8 summits http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-09/occupy-chicago-plans-winter-and-natog-8-summits-95382 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-09/6464867983_19aae1df00_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Occupiers have certainly faced hurdles in the past few months; and in the eyes of some veteran protesters it is still a young movement. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by <a href="http://occupychi.org/" target="_blank">Occupy Chicago</a> spokesperson Evelyn DeHais to get up to speed on the group’s future plans.</p><p><em>Music Button: Mickey Hart, "Dance of the Hunter's Fire", from the album Planet Drum, (Shout Factory!)</em></p></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 14:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-09/occupy-chicago-plans-winter-and-natog-8-summits-95382 Occupy and its adversaries need to find common ground, says rabbi http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-06/occupy-and-its-adversaries-need-find-common-ground-says-rabbi-94619 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-05/occupy1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Occupy movement has been a learning experience for everyone, including <a href="http://www.bradhirschfield.com/" target="_blank">Rabbi Brad Hirschfield</a>, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and Beliefnet.com <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/windowsanddoors/" target="_blank">blogger</a>.</p><p>He gives his take on religious congregations' reaction to Occupy Wall Street.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-06/occupy-and-its-adversaries-need-find-common-ground-says-rabbi-94619 Occupiers share their perceptions of Chicago police http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-05/occupiers-share-their-perceptions-chicago-police-94589 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-05/Sara Schroeder.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> decided to hit the streets to hear what Occupy Chicago protestors think about the men and women in blue. Their comments were gathered by Pritzker Journalism Fellow LaCreshia Birts.</p><p><em>Music Button Led Bib, "Moth Dilemna", from the album Bring Your Own, (Cuneiform)</em></p></p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-05/occupiers-share-their-perceptions-chicago-police-94589