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Oprah On Protests: 'Y'all Are Not The First To Do It '

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices

On Saturday, thousands of Americans participated in protests across the nation in an effort to call for justice against police brutality. In joining t...

Lilly Workneh

March In Washington Draws Thousands Of Protesters Demanding Justice For All | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, hundreds of people began to gather at the Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. By noon, the crowd had swelled to thousands....

Michael Grass

PHOTOS: D.C. Trayvon Martin Rally Draws Hundreds To Pennsylvania Avenue | Michael Grass | Posted 03.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Amid light but steady rainfall, hundreds of people crowded Pennsylvania Avenue and Freedom Plaza on Saturday afternoon to protest the Fe...

Jason Cherkis

Two Occupy DC Activists Remain Jailed After Police Clash | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON--Two members of Occupy DC will remain jailed until at least Thursday on charges they assaulted police officers during Saturday's clash with...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Y'All Street: Occupy Charlotte Activist Gambles Everything On The Movement | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

This is the fourth in a series of stories and short films on under-publicized Occupy sites. The first is here, the second is here, and the third is he...

Park Service Enforcing Camping Rules At D.C. Occupy Sites

AP | Posted 03.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — U.S. Park Police reminded demonstrators at two Washington sites where Occupy protesters have been demonstrating for months of a no-...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy DC To Weigh Options After No-Camping Warning | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Friday evening, Occupy activists in the nation's capital are scheduled to discuss new warnings from the National Park Service about c...

Park Service Warns Occupy Groups In D.C. On Camping

AP | Posted 01.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Park Police are warning occupy protesters that they must stop camping at two Washington parks on Monday or risk arrest. The Nation...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Monitored By U.S. Conference Of Mayors, Emails Show | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After denying that they are coordinating responses to Occupy Wall Street, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently surveyed city administr...

Mayor Gray Wants Occupy DC Evicted From McPherson Square

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has turned up the pressure on the federal government to remove the Occupy DC encampment from McP...

NPS Extends Freedom Plaza Occupy Protest Permit

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The protesters who've pitched tents in Freedom Plaza in the nation's capital since October have a permit to extend their stay through th...

Hayley Miller

Jackson Browne Performs Free Show In Freedom Plaza | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Musician and political activist Jackson Browne gave a free performance at Occupy Washington DC in Freedom Plaza on Monday, just four day...

Arin Greenwood

Occupy Protesters Read Between Lines Of Park Service Memo | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are Occupy protesters in the nation's capital on the brink of eviction? Some say a notice from the National Park Service, which has juri...

Arin Greenwood

Protesters Occupy 'Super Committee' Hearing In Freedom Plaza | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Washington DC, the movement formerly known as Stop the Machine that has been camping and protesting in Freedom Plaza since Oct. 6...

D.C. Labor Walking Tour: Great Moments In 99% History (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Chris Garlock, a mobilizer for the AFL-CIO and creator of D.C.'s labor history online map -- will be leading a walking tour of the Distr...

Arin Greenwood

D.C. Statehood Rally Honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Speaker after speaker invoked the civil rights legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the D.C. Full Democracy Freedom Rally and March held ...

Jane Smith

Patch Adams On Obama's Health Care Reform: 'He Sold Out' | Jane Smith | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Just before protesters evacuated Freedom Plaza because of a tornado watch Thursday evening, social activist Patch Adams made a quick sto...

Arin Greenwood

Stop the Machine To Merge With Occupy DC? Not Quite Yet | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON - It's been confusing at times to have the Stop the Machine protests going on in Freedom Plaza, while Occupy DC has been camped out in McPh...

Arin Greenwood

McPherson Square Gets Tents, A Visit From The Police | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC

Eleven days since the Occupy DC movement began with a few protesters trying to stay dry under a tree in McPherson Square, there's a lot more to the pr...

Go to Freedom Plaza. Stop the War Machine. End Empire Before It Ends Us.

Coleen Rowley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Despite the Woodstock-like atmosphere, it is obviously people's misery -- actually a panoply of different miseries -- which are bringing out thousands like this in each city all over the country.

Occupy the Lives of Children in DC

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Real justice is about service to others, not ourselves. A movement that is only about expressing anger over our own individual hurts will soon disintegrate for lack of an achievable common cause.

'Stop The Machine' Protesters Vow To Stay Put In Freedom Plaza (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.10.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Protesters plan to stay in Freedom Plaza past the expiration of the group's permits at 2 p.m. on Monday, according to Kevin Zeese, an or...

Arin Greenwood

Freedom Plaza Protests: U.S. Park Police Offers 4-Month Permit Extension | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.10.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Protesters plan to stay in Freedom Plaza past the expiration of the group's permits at 2 p.m. on Monday, according to Kevin Zeese, an or...

Freedom Plaza Protest Continies Without Permit

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 12.09.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The sanctioned dance party in Freedom Plaza may have ended at 10 p.m. Sunday but the "Stop the Machine" protest and ongoing encampment c...

Jane Smith

Protest Marches Planned For Downtown D.C., MLK Memorial Friday | Jane Smith | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

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 co...