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Entries by Jason Cherkis from 10/2011

Occupy Wall Street Arrests: An Eyewitness View

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

Joshua Stephens, 33, had joined the protest march and had ended up on the Brooklyn Bridge. He managed to avoid being one of the 500 or so penned in by...

Rick Perry 'Niggerhead' Rock: Is GOP Candidate Racially Insensitive?

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) took friends, fellow legislators or campaign donors to his hunting camp, they passed the word "Niggerhead...

Occupy Wall Street Mass Arrest Resembles Infamous, Costly Police Tactic, Critics Say

Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ben Becker, 27, sat in the back of a police-commandeered transit bus on Saturday night, his hands placed tightly behind his back in plas...

Occupy Wall Street: Video Allegedly Shows NYPD Officer Striking Protesters With Baton (Photos)

Posted 10.05.2011 | New York

Just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, reportedly at the corner of Broadway and Wall Street, a New York Police Department officer appeared to turn on a throng ...

Occupy Boston Mass Arrests: Police Jail 100 (VIDEO)

Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Early this morning, the Boston Police Department arrested at least 100 Occupy Boston activists after they refused to abandon a second en...

Occupy Dallas Brings Lawsuit Over Portable Toilets

Posted 10.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Dallas protesters have been camping on a swath of downtown land since Oct. 7. The spot, known as Pioneer Park, has come to resemb...

Rick Perry Voted Against Sanctions On Apartheid-Era South Africa

Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Conservatives concerned about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Democratic past may have one less reason to worry. From Perry's past comes a...

Author Naomi Wolf Speaks Out About Her Arrest At Occupy Wall Street Protest

Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Naomi Wolf is a permit nerd. In her recent book, "Give Me Liberty: A Handbook For American Revolutionaries," she dedicated ample spa...

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy March

Posted 10.26.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- The Oakland Police Department fired tear gas on Occupy Oakland demonstrators Tuesday night as they marched through downtown, determined ...

Scott Olsen's Condition Improving: Injured Occupy Activist And Iraq War Vet Now Breathing On His Own [UPDATED]

Posted 10.27.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Iraq War veteran and Occupy activist suffering from a head injury after being hit with a police projectile ...