Tim Pool And Henry Ferry: The Men Behind Occupy Wall Street’s Live Stream
The best ground view of Occupy Wall Street has been through the lenses of a video phone-wielding former skateboarder and a one-time Realtor, aka Tim Pool and Henry Ferry of The Other 99. The media startup is already beating Fox, CBS, CNN, NBC, and others to many of the stories. They might soon have a better aerial view, too.
The overwhelming sentiment expressed by the occupiers: This changes nothing. They said they may find another spot (although that was proving difficult after eviction from a backup location). Or they may be physically disbanded. But it was hard to find anyone who said he thinks the movement will break up.
An organization called the Free Network Foundation has equipped Occupy Wall Street and two other Occupy protests with secure communications towers. Now the organization is leading a fundraising drive so others can enjoy secure networks.
Frustration, doubt, chaos, and failures dominated the early days of Occupy Wall Street. So how has it lasted so long, grown, and spread around the country? Fast Company reporter Sean Captain was at the occupation from day one and looks back on a series of moments that made the movement feel different than any other action he’d covered or participated in before.
Leading The Leaderless:The movement aimed at calling attention to injustice in the American financial system prides itself on having no central leadership, and it’s been criticized for having no central message. Here’s how it’s working anyway—and changing the way we think of protests.