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PHOTOS: On the scene of the Occupy Boston eviction

Police raid the Dewey Square encampment at 5am | December 10, 2011
And then it came. Right before five o'clock. Nobody really believed that it was coming, even though we all knew it was inevitable ...
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 10, 2011


FULL COVERAGE: OccupyBoston evicted from Dewey Square in 5 am raid

Liveblogging the OccupyBoston eviction
Chris Faraone and Ariel Shearer were on the scene early Saturday morning as Boston Police -- many with black tape covering badge numbers -- arrested around 40 protesters and cleared Dewey Square. Here are photos and tweets from the eviction.
By: BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 10, 2011


PHOTOS: Occupy Boston defies Menino’s order to vacate Dewey Square

Thousands rallied on the Greenway, and protesters packed up much of the camp for safekeeping | December 8, 2011
The scene from Occupy Boston after Mayor Menino gave orders to vacate.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 09, 2011


The 100 Unsexiest Men of 2011

The Phoenix presents its annual survey of the year’s least appealing dudes
We finally pull back the curtain on the most loathsome, wretched, and unhumpable men of the year — from Ashton Kutcher to Anthony Weiner.
By: OUR FAR TOO SEXY PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 08, 2011


We asked Occupy Boston protesters: What Is Your #OccupyXmas Wish?

This is what the holidays look like
Since the beginning of the Occupy movement, protesters have broadcast the #NeedsOfTheOccupiers through tweets, Google docs, and camp posters. But besides the bare necessities — food, blankets, first-aid supplies — what do the protesters really want?
By: LIZ PELLY AND ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 06, 2011


With support among police quietly growing, can Occupy cross over the thin blue line?

Silent partners
As Occupy camps from coast to coast face evictions — and in many cases have already been pushed out of parks and plazas like so much human trash — it's clear that the institutional response to the movement is escalating dangerously.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 30, 2011


From Seattle to Oakland, Occupy efforts are fighting back at establishment brutality

Wild Wild West Coast
Whether true or not, it's always been my vague impression that West Coasters take as much pride in relaxation as East Coasters do in being assholes.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 23, 2011


A PERF-ect Storm

How a nonprofit led by Boston's finest peacemakers was blamed for the Occupy crackdowns
In recent weeks, Occupations in cities across America have seen brutal crackdowns by local police forces.
By: KHADIJAH BRITTON  |  November 26, 2011


Interview: Police Executives' Research Forum Director Chuck Wexler

PERF’s Boston-connected leader discusses role in Occupy conference calls
In this week's Boston Phoenix ,  Khadijah Britton reports on PERF , a non-government, non-profit police agency that has been accused of coordinating national police responses to the Occupy movement.
By: KHADIJAH BRITTON  |  November 23, 2011


Photos: Occupy Boston on the National Day of Action

Charlestown Bridge | November 17, 2011
On November 17, 2011, hundreds of Occupy Boston and MassUniting marchers (labor unions, community organizers; SEUI, Local Ironworkers, Jobs for Justice, and more) took to the city streets again in solidarity with another global day of action.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 18, 2011


Photos: Before and after the raid of Zuccotti Park

Occupy Boston protesters show their solidarity with Occupy Wall Street
Plus, OWS protesters invade the Upper East Side.


Are cities trying to freeze the Occupy movement to death?

The Cold War
As New York City police scrubbed Occupy Wall Street clean of its inhabitants and their belongings Tuesday morning, emotions ran high back in Boston .
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 16, 2011


Photos: Boston City Council Elections 2011

November 8, 2011
Boston held its City Council elections on November 8, 2011.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 11, 2011


How microfunding is feeding the creative economy

Hacking philanthropy
Erika Hess showed up at Voltage Coffee & Art in Kendall Square last spring with an idea: she wanted to combine art and activism to teach people about urban gardening. But first, she needed funding.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  November 14, 2011


The strange, sprawling tale of Paul Carnes

Odd man out
In his first few weeks at Occupy Boston, Paul Carnes was just another face in the horde, an affable 27-year-old with a sweet Southern accent.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 14, 2011


'Anonymous Boston' addresses the media's role in covering inner-city homicides

Paying Respects
Jermaine Perry was shot multiple times and left for dead on his Mattapan doorstep on December 29, 2008.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 02, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston celebrates one-month anniversary at Dewey Square

Dewey Square | October 30, 2011
Occupy Boston celebrates the one-month anniversary of their protest at Dewey Square on October 30, 2011.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 31, 2011


C.T. Butler is back on the front lines

Thirty years after he helped found Food Not Bombs, the consensus king returns
C.T. Lawrence Butler hasn't been to Boston in nearly a decade.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 19, 2011

Photos: 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College

October 11, 2011 | Hanover, NH
The 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH on October 11, 2011.
By: JOE DIFAZIO  |  October 17, 2011


Photos: Occupy Boston protesters rally with unions, veterans, and more

Downtown Crossing | October 13, 2011
Occupy  Boston protesters march alongside Veterans for Peace, as well as other activist groups such as Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, at Downtown Crossing on October 13, 2011.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011


Photos: Scenes from Occupy Wall Street

Shots of the Zuccotti Park #OWS encampment this past Columbus Day weekend
Zuccotti Park is now a settled shantytown, complete with its own classrooms, junkies, trash collectors, and daily broadsheet.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 12, 2011

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