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Occupy Wall Street: Events Planned Nationally For Anniversary

(1) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 11:48 AM

As the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement approaches on September 17th, occupy groups across the country are planning solidarity events.

To commemorate the birth of OWS in New York City, activists in Seattle plan to stage a march and vigil at the original site of their encampment at...

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Free Speech Battle Over Protests Looming at Seattle Colleges

(27) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 2:20 PM

A major battle over free speech is being waged on local college campuses in Seattle. The Seattle Community College District Board of Trustees wants to revise the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for Seattle colleges. The district is proposing new rules that would regulate protests on all three of...

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Trayvon Martin Killing Sparks Strong Reaction in Seattle; Thousands March

(16) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 12:13 PM

An estimated three thousand people gathered in Seattle Sunday to show support for the family of Trayvon Martin and to protest the killing of the Florida teenager.

In attendance was Trayvon Martin's cousin, Cedric President-Turner. He spoke to the capacity crowd at Greater Mount Baker Baptist Church, saying, "We...

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Police Forcibly Evict Midwest Occupy Conference Participants; 14 Arrested In St. Louis

(82) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Activists in St. Louis for a national Occupy convention were arrested Thursday night while leaving a park where the city had denied permission for them to camp.

Some 600 people from all over the US are gathering in the midwest city for the second major national conference of the Occupy...

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Occupy Women's Rights: Already Activated, Seattle Rallies on International Women's Day

(3) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 11:35 AM

International Women's Day was celebrated in Seattle with an entire day of events on March 10. Activities organized across the city included a conference on women's issues, a public rally, grassroots teach-ins and several music concerts.

Occupy movement participants gathered with other folks from around the community at Westlake Park...

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Occupy Activists From Across US And Abroad Converge in Olympia

(21) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 4:35 PM

Over President's Day weekend, Olympia, Washington became the first city in the nation to host a major national occupy movement conference. Activists from all across the country gathered to participate in three days of organizing activities, including dozens of workshops, training sessions and meetings. The Occupy Solidarity Social Forum was...

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News Blackout Greets Citizens United Protest in Seattle

(13) Comments | Posted January 22, 2012 | 9:42 PM

Hundreds of people braved the cold temperatures in Seattle Saturday to stand in solidarity with nationwide demonstrations against the Supreme Court's controversial "Citizens United" ruling. January 21 marked the one year anniversary of that important judicial decision.

Occupy Seattle activists claim that the Supreme Court's ruling allows...

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Occupy Olympia Ousted

(6) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 11:51 AM

The Washington State Patrol and the Department of Enterprise Services have delivered a "Notice to Cease and Desist Camping" to Occupy Olympia at the state capitol.

The camp has been located at Heritage Park in downtown Olympia on the shores of Capitol Lake for over a month. Occupy Olympia's encampment...

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Seattle Community Celebrates 85th Birthday Of Most Famous Pepper Spray Victim

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 1:50 PM

The octogenarian Seattle activist whose face was seen in news media around the world when police pepper sprayed her during an Occupy Seattle protest last month, was honored at a large community gathering on Sunday, Dec. 11, the day preceding a large protest action planned for the Port of Seattle.

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Seattle Community Celebrates 85th Birthday Of Most Famous Pepper Spray Victim

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 12:38 PM

The octogenarian Seattle activist whose face was seen in news media around the world when police pepper sprayed her during an Occupy Seattle protest last month, was honored at a large community gathering on Sunday, Dec. 11, the day preceding a large protest action planned for the Port of Seattle.

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Facing Eviction, Occupy Seattle Plans Re-emergence In 'American Spring'

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 12:26 PM

One by one the Occupy Wall Street solidarity camps are disappearing, swept away by public officials using local municipal police departments. The latest attempts to end the nationwide occupations include activist camps located in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston.

Police departments trying to control the...

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Washingtonians to Converge on Olympia to Fight Budget Cuts

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2011 | 11:31 AM

With their camp of more than 100 tents in jeopardy of being evicted from its current site, Occupy Seattle has endorsed a proposal to send folks to the state capitol where organizations from all over Washington will converge to fight state budget cuts on Nov. 28. Although Seattle...

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Chase 'Freedom' Not What It Used To Be: Protests Greet CEO in Seattle

(2) Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 10:39 AM

When JP Morgan/Chase CEO Jamie Dimon came to Seattle on November 2 he experienced the growing power of the national occupation movement. It was no longer possible for him to slip into town and address the business class without being challenged by the 99%.

A major convergence of 300 people...

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