Joe Macaré is a writer, editor and development and communications professional, originally hailing from the UK and now residing in Chicago. His writing has appeared at In These Times, TruthOut, AlterNet, Dazed and Confused, The Times, Plan B and Stylus. He has appeared on WBEZ radio and Chicago Newsroom to discuss his extensive coverage of the Occupy Chicago movement.
In London and then Chicago, Joe has been a Writer/Editor, a Communications Consultant and an online Content Editor, but all of those jobs seemed to end up involving the same skill set.
He has been an occasional contributor to the music press and in that capacity has written for several publications and websites, many of them now defunct, including Stylus, Plan B and No Innocent Bystanders. He also wrote a couple of short comic strips which were drawn by a very talented artist. People seemed to like them.
The Steady Occupation: Does Occupy Chicago’s South Side Camp Point a New Way Forward?
On the night of Sunday, December 4, members of Occupy Chicago finally camped out overnight, and their camp is still standing at the time of writing. They had to go all the way to... MORE
The ITT List · December 7, 2011
Occupy’s Radicalism Prompts Disdain from Liberal Class
After holding so-called 'progressive' Democrats accountable, Occupy Chicago gets a telling-off from media and aldermen. MORE
Features · November 30, 2011
Obama for America Says: Stay Home and Shop!
I hadn't intended to start a regular series of blog posts regarding clueless, tone deaf emails from Obama for America campaign. But then I didn't expect that, just under two weeks after Jim... MORE
The ITT List · November 18, 2011
The Steady Occupation: Watch Livestream of Today’s Occupy Day of Action
Broadcasting live with Ustream Allison Kilkenny has a report from this morning's events in Manhattan (which she also reported via Twitter) on her Uprising blog. Here's video Kilkenny recorded of a protester... MORE
The ITT List · November 17, 2011
The Steady Occupation: NYPD Eviction Attempt Underway in Dead of Night
Update: For the latest news on this story please see Allison Kilkenny's Uprising blog. A large number of New York Police Department riot police have moved in to raid and shut down Occupy... MORE
The ITT List · November 14, 2011
The Steady Occupation: Police Move in on Occupy Oakland, Quan’s Legal Adviser Resigns
As had been widely rumored yesterday, police have raided and dismantled Occupy Oakland's camp. In addition to the Oakland Police Department, as many as 11 different law enforcement agencies ranging from Alameda County to... MORE
The ITT List · November 14, 2011
The Steady Occupation: Should Obama for America Be Embarrassed by Chicago’s Emanuel?
This week, the White House went further than ever before in implying that the grievances of Occupy Wall Street will be served by the Obama administration. In a conference call on Thursday "designed... MORE
The ITT List · November 5, 2011
The Daily Occupation: Occupy Chicago and Emanuel Face Escalating War of Attrition
On Saturday night, as promised, Occupy Chicago attempted for the second time to set up camp at "The Horse": The plaza in Grant Park on the northeast side of Michigan and Congress. And... MORE
The ITT List · October 23, 2011
The Daily Occupation: Preparing to Take the Horse, Even if Rahm Says Nay
It's official: Occupy Chicago will return to the scene of the "crime" on Saturday—that's if you believe that peaceful assembly and free speech constitute a crime. Last night's General Assembly was... MORE
The ITT List · October 21, 2011
The Daily Occupation: Testing the Limits of Freedom
The text of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution reads as follows (bolding mine): "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or... MORE
The ITT List · October 16, 2011