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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

New York: 73 Arrested At Occupy Protest

via AP, Politico Police say more than 70 people were taken into custody following a rally at the park where the Occupy movement was born. Hundreds of protesters had returned to Zuccotti Park near Wall Street on Saturday to mark the six months that have passed since the movement began. They locked arms and sat … 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

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

At Least 70 Arrested As Police Clear NYC Occupy Wall Street Camp

via Colleen Long and Verena Dobnik, AP, TIME Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided Zuccotti Park early Tuesday, evicting dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters from what has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement protesting corporate greed and economic inequality. About 70 people were arrested, including some who chained themselves together, while … Continue reading

‘Vendetta’ Mask Becomes Symbol Of #Occupy Protests

via Tamara Lush and Verena Dobnik, AP, Yahoo News Look at a photo or news clip from around the world of Occupy protesters and you’ll likely spot a handful of people wearing masks of a cartoon-like man with a pointy beard, closed-mouth smile and mysterious eyes. The mask is a stylized version of Guy Fawkes, … Continue reading

#Occupy Demonstrators Battle Wind & Cold As Storm Moves In

via Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt, CNN Demonstrators encamped in a Lower Manhattan park faced New York’s first snow storm of the season Saturday without the benefit of propane tanks and generators that they had been using to cook food and keep warm. “It’s pretty dirty, and we’re all freezing cold,” said Alec Courtney, who … Continue reading

Police, Protesters Clash In Atlanta & Oakland

via Darryl Bush, USA Today Police guarded newly cleared plazas early Wednesday in Atlanta and Oakland, Calif., after clearing Occupy Wall Street protest camps in both cities. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested in swift crackdowns by riot squads after local authorities lost patience with the rallies. Helicopters hovered and trained spotlights on downtown Atlanta as … Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street Protests Draw Global Attention

via Vernea Dobnik, AP/The Huffington Post The Occupy Wall Street movement, which has spawned grass-roots activities around the U.S. and prompted comments from President Barack Obama, is now drawing political remarks from overseas. Poland’s former President Lech Walesa says he supports the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York, saying he is planning either a … Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street Compared To Other Protests

via The Huffington Post To veterans of past social movements, the Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York and spread nationwide have been a welcome response to corporate greed and the enfeebled economy. But whether the energy of protesters can be tapped to transform the political climate remains to be seen. “There’s a … Continue reading

Wall Street Protest Spurs Online Dialogue On Inequity

via Jennifer Preston, The New York Times What began as a small group of protesters expressing their grievances about economic inequities last month from a park in New York City has evolved into an online conversation that is spreading across the country on social media platforms. Inspired by the populist message of the group known … Continue reading

Arrests Don’t Deter Wall Street Protesters

Protesters camped out in Manhattan’s Financial District on Sunday, a day after more than 700 of them were arrested during a demonstration against what they view as corporate greed. Police start making arrests on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge during Saturday’s march by Occupy Wall Street. Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances attempted … Continue reading

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