Tag Archives: Cecily McMillan

How to Stop the Empire in your living room!

I spent my Saturday performing in Zuccotti Park/Liberty Square, the place where OWS started some five years ago. The newest version of HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB kicked off around 1 PM and I had a decent crowd of people there to listen. I brought new material in on the […]

Cecily McMillan’s sentencing: the state gets what it wants

Monday, when it was all said and done, Cecily McMillan received a three month prison sentence plus five years probation after being convicted of assaulting a police officer during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration on the six-month anniversary of the original occupation of Zuccotti Park. Many believe that any sentence including  jail time–indeed any sentence at all –was […]

Cecily McMillan: The Jury objects

Apparently, nine of the jurors who decided the case of Cecily McMillan are suffering from buyer’s remorse. They’ve sent the attached letter to Judge Zweibel asking for leniency in sentencing McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist, who was convicted of assaulting a police officer. According to their letter, they were prevented from learning that a […]

Cecily McMillan is convicted of assault

I had a bad feeling about this from the first day in court (which I showed up for). Cecily McMillan was found guilty of felony assault of a police officer yesterday. I had done a post about this a few weeks ago, so if you need context go here. The case was marked by suppression […]

Cecily McMillan–a critical Occupy trial at hand

If you read this space, you know that I write about troublemakers. The three kinds of troublemakers I’ve written about are: Intentional troublemakers who expect prison time for their deeds. This is a relatively small group–the Plowshares activists come to mind. Their whole point is to be arrested in protest because the thing they’re protesting […]