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Occupy DC Hunger Strike: Protesters Began Fast For D.C. Voting Rights

Posted December 8, 2011 | 16:38:00 (EST)

WASHINGTON -- Three Occupy DC protesters began a hunger strike for D.C. voting rights, full budget autonomy and full legislative autonomy at 12 noon Thursday.

After their last meal, Adrian Parsons, Sam Jewler and Kelly Mears vow to only drink water and take multivitamins until...

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Occupy DC Targets Fundraiser For Congressional Democrats

34 Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 12:28:00 (EST)

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the two-month anniversary of Occupy DC, approximately 100 protesters marched from McPherson Square to 727 15th St. NW to protest outside a $5,000-to-$75,000-a-plate fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

"This elitist event is indicative of how the Democrats represent a major part of...

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Health Care Reform Program That Covers Pre-Existing Conditions Sees Low Enrollment

1532 Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 14:28:39 (EST)

WASHINGTON -- Fewer than 34,000 Americans have signed up for a health care reform program designed to insure the uninsurable until the new law's broader provisions take effect in 2014.

Enrollment in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) has been far below all expectations, including one estimate that 375,000...

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Patch Adams On Obama's Health Care Reform: 'He Sold Out'

143 Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 21:15:54 (EST)

WASHINGTON -- Just before protesters evacuated Freedom Plaza because of a tornado watch Thursday evening, social activist Patch Adams made a quick stop to speak to Stop the Machine protesters who have been camped out there for more than a week.

Adams, made famous...

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Protest Marches Planned For Downtown D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

17 Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 13:57:00 (EST)

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters, who have been in McPherson Square for nearly a week, are making plans for several marches on Friday. "We may be coordinating with the other groups, but we haven't figured it out yet," said Brian Grimes, a coordinator for Occupy DC, referring to...

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