The courts have ruled against Occupy Wall St. Occupiers are allowed to stay in the park 24 hours a day but they cannot have tents. They can, however, have sleeping bags. And at least for tonight, they can sleep there. After all the miss steps that the NYPD have taken I can’t believe the courts would rule in the city’s favor. There are some huge first amendment issues that couldn’t have been addressed today but the legal team assures OWS that this is not the end.
Karol Olesiak is a poet, writer, and activist. He is a graduate of Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College at The New School and an MFA student at The University of San Francisco. As a Navy sailor, he commissioned the USS Ronald Reagan, navigated the straits of Magellan, and served in the Persian Gulf. In 2011 Karol headlined The Bowery Poetry Club in New York. That same year he became a staunch supporter of The Occupy Wall Street Movement and became entrenched in the Occupy network of affinity groups. Karol was one of the founders of www.soldiersforthecause.org. He became an antiwar activist in 2010 and has written many political essays. He has been translated into Spanish. Karol's poetry has been incorporated into cinematography and sound art.