Radio Boston, December 1, 2011
- Professor Timothy McCarthy, director of the human rights and social movements program, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; and author of “Protest Nation: Words That Inspired A Century of American Radicalism”
- Philip Anderson, Occupy Boston protester, WeCanOccupy.com
… Occupy Boston is now more than two months old. And across the nation — from New York to Los Angeles — police have cleared and shut down similar encampments, suggesting this stage of the protest movement may be slowing down or ending.
But whether the city evicts the protesters or let’s them stay, what’s next for Occupy Boston? Can it survive without its Dewey Square presence? And if it digs in for the winter, then what?
Full Interview on WBUR.org
All Things Considered, November 17, 2011
Melissa Block checks back in with Jason Potteiger with the Occupy Boston movement. The recent college graduate was unemployed when we first talked to him last month. Now he’s got a job, but he continues to work with the movement on various projects.
“… BLOCK: What is your involvement with Occupy Boston at this point?
POTTEIGER: Well, some friends of mine and I are working on this website called WeCanOccupy.com and the idea is that we’ve really reached the second phase of this movement here, at least that’s what a lot of people in Boston feel. And we want to take this movement, the Occupy movement, we want to try to decentralize it. What we’re trying to do with the website is encourage local groups to get together. Maybe they don’t set up any tents, but to get engaged in local politics as well as national politics.
We want to have it not be so focused on the actual encampments and get people in the suburbs more engaged and make them feel like they’re really part of the movement rather than just supporters of the movement.”
Full Interview on NPR.org
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Jason Potteiger, media volunteer for Occupy Boston
As New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and officials in other cities work to evict occupy demonstrators from their encampments, we look at what’s next for protesters in Boston.
The Boston group is moving beyond the downtown occupation, Occupy Boston media volunteer Jason Potteiger said on “The Emily Rooney Show.” They’re setting up a website “to move the discussion to the suburbs,” Potteiger said. “We really are in Phase 2 of the movement.”
Full Interview on WGBH.org
By Matt Cloyd on 10/24/11 • Categorized as Featured Articles
“Last night, Jason Potteiger and Phil Anderson of Occupy Boston hosted an Occupy Boston “house party” in Needham, MA. The house party was a pilot run of an effort to bring the generally city-centric Occupy movement to Boston’s more distant suburbs. The house party effort seeks to provide an avenue for those who live far outside major Occupied cities to engage with the movement.”
Read full Article on BostonOccupier.com