About John Stephen Dwyer

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Contributing editor John Stephen Dwyer is in love with his native Boston but has also done work in Amsterdam, London, New York, Paris and other cool cities. In recent months he's photographed notables including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Rosalynn Carter.

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Michael Steele and Juan Williams voice approval of Occupy

Michael Steele and Juan Williams voice approval of Occupy 0

In the days before the New Hampshire primary, Occupy Manchester set up a camp in Veterans Memorial Park to serve as daytime base of operations for activists who came from as far away as the West Coast to protest the perversion of politics by corporate money. On the night before voting, the proximity of this(…)

People of Occupy Boston: John Murphy

People of Occupy Boston: John Murphy 0

BLAST: Who are you? JOHN MURPHY: Murph. I’m 24, from Boston, union carpenter, student at community college. BLAST: What do you do? JM: Making sure the movement moves forward. Putting a foot to people’s asses when need be. Simple as that. I would rather be part of history than read about it. BLAST: What’s your(…)

People of Occupy Boston: Al Suarez

People of Occupy Boston: Al Suarez 0

BLAST: Who are you? AL SUAREZ: My name is Alexander Suarez. Most people on camp called me Al. My hometown is Boston. I’m 27, unemployed. I’m one of the 46 arrested December 10th at the camp, and one of the 25 first arraigned, and one of the 8 of them who plead not guilty and(…)

Suffolk District Attorney subpoenas Occupy Boston Twitter info

Suffolk District Attorney subpoenas Occupy Boston Twitter info 2

A document faxed from One Bullfinch Place to the Twitter offices in San Francisco Friday details a subpoena “Pursuant to an official criminal investigation being conducted by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s and the Boston Police Department” filed by the DA’s office Special Prosecutions Unit. Dated December 14, the subpoena is signed by Benjamin Goldberger,(…)

People of Occupy Boston: Nicole Sullivan

People of Occupy Boston: Nicole Sullivan 0

BLAST: Who are you? NICOLE SULLIVAN: Well, it depends who you ask. First, important demographics: I am a twenty one year old queer women living in Somerville and going to school at a local community college. I have been involved in activism for over a year, I started with anti-rape activism (I am survivor of(…)

People of Occupy Boston: Elizabeth Holmes

People of Occupy Boston: Elizabeth Holmes 0

BLAST: Who are you? ELIZABETH HOLMES: Who am I? I’m Elizabeth, also known as Mom or Eli. BLAST: What do you do? EH: I am a part of medical, safety, wellness, legal and jail support; was in media and direct action. BLAST: What’s your gripe? EH: I’m tired of hearing that there are people starving,(…)

People of Occupy Boston: Mike Kostigan

People of Occupy Boston: Mike Kostigan 1

BLAST: Who are you? MIKE KOSTIGEN: I’m 22, Born and raised in Boston. Sailing Instructor. Former Marine Transportation major, transferring to study history. BLAST: What do you do? MK: Within Occupy Boston I work with the Direct Action working group. We help to plan marches, as well as try to keep everyone safe during the(…)

Video: Mel King tells Occupy Boston “You have the right to revolution” 0

King Mel is a long-time Boston community activist and civil rights leader who served as State Representative and ran for Mayor of Boston in 1982. Early in his career, he was a vocal organizer of a 1968 protest in which neighborhood activists erected a tent city in a parking lot where the Boston Redevelopment Authority(…)

An inside look at Occupy Boston’s last morning in Dewey Square

An inside look at Occupy Boston’s last morning in Dewey Square 3

Editor’s note: John Stephen Dwyer, a contributing editor for Blast, has been writing about Occupy Boston and spending several nights a week in Dewey Square since the protest began on September 30. He also reports on Occupy Harvard, the protest that began on November 9 and continues behind the locked and guarded gates of Harvard(…)

Occupy Boston anticipates and prepares for early morning raid

Occupy Boston anticipates and prepares for early morning raid 1

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, speaking less than 24 hours after Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre lifted a restraining order that kept the city from raiding Occupy Boston’s tent city at Dewey Square Park, seems to have issued an ultimatum to the activists by saying “We’re going to ask the occupants of Dewey Square(…)

Occupy Boston protesters arrested in Washington 0

At least 20 arrests were reported Wednesday in connection with an Occupy-related march in Washington D.C. Urszula Masny-Latos of the Massachusetts Chapter of National Lawyers Guild wrote at 5 p.m. that at least four people from Occupy Boston were among those arrested. Another source said that at least two are known to be associated with(…)

Menino, ACLU, and others react to court ruling against Occupy Boston

Menino, ACLU, and others react to court ruling against Occupy Boston 0

Despite the rain, well over 100 activists gathered at Dewey Square for an emergency General Assembly of Occupy Boston at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss what to do now that Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre has lifted the temporary restraining order protecting the camp from being raided or cleared out by the Boston Police(…)

Judge rules against Occupy Boston, lifts restraining order on city

Judge rules against Occupy Boston, lifts restraining order on city 3

Click here to read the full decision Shortly before 4 p.m. today, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre lifted the temporary restraining order to protecting the Occupy Boston camp at Dewey Square from being raided or cleared out by the city. In her decision she wrote, “Plaintiffs claim that their occupation of the site and(…)

Interviews with Occupy Manchester and Occupy Burlington activists

Interviews with Occupy Manchester and Occupy Burlington activists 2

Although not as busy as it was in October, Occupy Boston still gets thousands of visitors a week. Most live locally, but others are activists associated with out-of-state occupations. Among those coming to Dewey Square recently was a group from Manchester, N.H. who mic checked Obama on November 22 and a person arriving from Burlington,(…)

Occupy Boston and Occupy Harvard “mic check” Newt Gingrich

Occupy Boston and Occupy Harvard “mic check” Newt Gingrich 5

CAMBRIDGE — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House (R-GA) and current Republican candidate for president, appeared at Harvard University last night to introduce a documentary he helped create, “A City upon a Hill: The Spirit of American Exceptionalism,” at John F. Kennedy School of Government. But was soon interrupted by members of Occupy Boston(…)

Greenway asks city to evict Occupy Boston, court order says “no”

Greenway asks city to evict Occupy Boston, court order says “no” 0

Up to now, there has been a good relationship between Occupy Boston and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the non-profit organization that stewards the publicly-owned Dewey Square Park. Although crowded and desirous of more space, the occupiers have stayed off the strip of land along the gravel path since the Conservancy indicated the plants(…)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 4 Occupy Boston protesters arrested

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 4 Occupy Boston protesters arrested 0

At approximately 5:55 p.m. yesterday, Sean Cormier, 21, of Westport, Kiean Lyons, 17, of Norwood, and Jeffrey Nunes, 17 of Westport, were arrested outside the Burger King at 553 Boylston Street across from Trinity Church in Copley Plaza. A police spokesperson told the Boston Globe the three were masked when “they burst through the front(…)