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UC Davis To Pay Damages To Students In Pepper-Spraying Incident

via Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times The University of California will pay damages of $30,000 to each of the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest 10 months ago, the university system announced Wednesday. The agreement, which must still be approved in federal court, also … Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street Movement Sees First Anniversary

via Rick Hampson, USA Today Protesters will mark the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement today with rallies in more than 30 cities around the world, including a march on the New York Stock Exchange, not far from the park where the movement was born. But as the last of its urban encampments close … Continue reading

N.Y. Court Rules That Your Tweets Are Not Your Own

via Mary Long, Media Bistro The City of New York sent a subpoena to Twitter in February demanding it release all of Occupy Wall Street protestor Malcolm Harris’ tweets between September 15 and December 31 2011, as well as his email address and any other user information associated with his account. Well, after a lot … Continue reading

Occupy Geriatrics: Seniors In Walkers Shut Down Local Bank Of America

via Erin Sherbert, The Snitch What some healthy and spry Occupy Movements across the nation couldn’t quite accomplish, San Francisco geriatrics have! KCBS reports that a small group of senior citizens between the ages of 69 and 82 successfully shut down a Bank of America in Bernal Heights on Thursday with nothing more than walkers … Continue reading

Shipping Resumes At West Coast Ports After Occupy Protests; Officials Cite Likely Millions In Losses

via Beth Duff-Brown and Nigel Duara, AP, The Washington Post West Coast ports tried to get back to business as usual Tuesday as they tallied their losses after anti-Wall Street protests that blocked trucks and curbed business along busy waterfronts. Long lines of trucks waited outside port gates and some workers reported early to clear … Continue reading

Los Angeles, Philadelphia Move To Evict Occupy Protesters

via Christopher Palmeri and Romy Varghese, Businessweek Los Angeles police evicted protesters camped in hundreds of tents around City Hall, ending almost two months of occupation and detaining about 300 people, while a similar operation in Philadelphia led to 52 arrests. The demonstrators in the second- and fifth-most-populous U.S. cities were offshoots of the Occupy … Continue reading

The Shocking Truth About The Crackdown On Occupy

via Naomi Wolf, The Guardian US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by … Continue reading

Image As Interest: How The Pepper Spray Cop Could Change The Trajectory Of Occupy Wall Street

via Megan Garber, Nieman Journalism Lab In his Times column this morning, David Carr wonders about the future of the Occupy Wall Street movement and, specifically, its fate as an ongoing topic of mass-media conversation. “Occupy Wall Street left many all revved up with no place to go,” he writes. Which is a problem, traditional-press-coverage wise, because: “In addition … Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street: A New Target For The Banking Lobby

via Ben Johnson, Slate The banking lobby has a new message for the Occupy movement: don’t mess with our money. A well-known financial services lobbying firm based in Washington has come up with a plan that would funnel close to $1 million in funds towards undermining the Occupy Wall Street and other Occupy protests. According … Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Vow To Wear Suits, Blend In And Get Revenge For The Zuccotti Park Raid

via Reuven Blau, Helen Kennedy, Tina Moore and Matthew Lysiak, New York Daily News Occupy Wall Street hoped to show there was life after Zuccotti Thursday by staging a series of marches and rallies – starting with a sneak attack on the Stock Exchange itself. As the city braced for a “sizeable” crowd, observers on … Continue reading

#OWS: What the Media Can’t See About America’s First Web-Era Movement

via J.J. Gould, The Atlantic When the now-national demonstrations against the Wall Street / Washington status quo began in New York last month, it was easy (too easy, it turns out) to write the whole thing off as a hackneyed, vapid hipster fest. The most confident early appraisals were essentially exercises in verbalizing the eye-roll: … Continue reading

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