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Occupy Protests

Matt Sledge

Occupy Protesters Reach Major Settlement Over 2012 Arrests | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Jennifer Peat was one of 14 Occupy Wall Street protesters marching in Manhattan's East Village in the early hours of New Year's Day 2012 w...

Radley Balko

Is This The Best Police Chief In America? | Radley Balko | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

This article is the sixth in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. Read Part 5 here. In November 2011, a homeless man estimated t...

On The Second Anniversary Of Occupy, Honolulu Protests Still Going Strong

Civil Beat | Ed White | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

On the second anniversary of the original Occupy protests in New York City’s Zucotti Park Sept. 17, Honolulu protesters marked their 682nd continuou...

The Wonderful American World of Informers and Agents Provocateurs

Todd Gitlin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Todd Gitlin

Some intriguing bits about informers and agents provocateurs briefly made it into the public spotlight when Occupy Wall Street was riding high. But as always, dots need connecting.

Alice Hines

FBI Monitored Occupy Wall Street As Potential Terrorist, Criminal Threat | Alice Hines | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business

According to internal documents newly released by the FBI, the agency spearheaded a nationwide law enforcement effort to investigate and monitor the O...

'Occupy' To Protest World Food Prize For Lack Of Focus On Safety, Hunger

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact

DES MOINES, Iowa — It's difficult to argue with the goals of the World Food Prize Foundation – to recognize people who have helped improve...

Occupy Your Victories

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

With Occupy, remarkable things have already happened, and more remarkable systemic change could be ahead. Remember that many of the effects of what has already happened are incalculable, and more of what is being accomplished will only be clear further down the road.

Several Arrested At OWS Anniversary March

AP | Posted 11.15.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- About 300 people observing the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street ended a march to a small concrete park in New York's Lower Manha...

John Rudolf

Outside Review Needed Of NYPD Abuses At Occupy: Lawyers' Group | John Rudolf | Posted 07.27.2012 | New York

New York City police used unnecessarily aggressive tactics and excessive force against peaceful protesters and illegally suppressed press freedoms dur...

Occupy Movement Drifts From Tents To Kitchen Tables

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

By Edith Honan NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) - Seven months after Occupy Wall Street's eviction from Zuccotti Park, the round-the-clock ...

New Report Blasts Use Of Batons By Campus Cops

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 06.08.2012 | College

SAN FRANCISCO -- A University of California, Berkeley report released Wednesday criticizes campus police for jabbing and clubbing student protesters w...

Adbusters: Occupy Wall Street's 'Early Heroes' Are 'Losing The Edge'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Even some of the founders of the Occupy movement say it may be petering out. Last September, organizers set up its first encampment in Manhattan's...

Saki Knafo

The Fight Over 4044 Cedar Ave. | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

The house at 4404 Cedar Ave., in south Minneapolis, sits a little ways back from a leafy road. An American flag flies from the front door. When member...

LOOK: Letters To UC Berkeley Detail A Strong Public Reaction

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.01.2012 | College

In the days and weeks after University of California police struck student protesters with batons on the Berkeley campus, hundreds of people emailed c...

Saki Knafo

Police Retreat From Foreclosed Home In Minneapolis After Standoff With Occupy Protesters | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

On Friday morning, police from the Hennepin Country Sheriff's Office abandoned an attempt to evict protesters from a foreclosed home in south Minneapo...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Activists Declare Victory In Chicago | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago

As Occupy activists from around the country begin heading home to their respective cities after a weekend of protests in Chicago, many say the massive...

If Only it Were 99 Percent -- or Even 80 Percent -- Versus the Rich

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Without the restoration of middle class jobs for Americans, the lights will not go back on and support for education will continue to fade.

Romney: Bank Of America, Occupy Protesters 'Too Young' To Understand Economy

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said the protesters rallying against Bank of America in Charlotte this week are too young "to really understand how the economy works." ...

Massive Demonstrations Erupt In City Hosting Major Dem Event

Creative Loafing | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Uptown was a little nosier than usual today after nearly 600 protesters rallied around Bank of America's headquarters, then the stadium, then old city...

Occupy Groups Unite Over Foreclosures

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

* Occupy groups working in several cities * Foreclosure crisis inspires middle class * Some banks cooperate, wanting to ...

Occupy Movement Targets Bank Of America

The Nation | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

It's fairly impossible to speak with OWS activists without hearing Taibbi jargon about "vampire squids" or "raging hurricanes of theft and fraud," so ...

Welcome to the American Spring

Max Berger | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics
Max Berger

This week, the American Spring began. It was a celebration of what's best in America -- civic community and self-expression. But last night I also saw the worst of America. I saw police do everything they could to suppress our right to express ourselves and gather freely.

Protesters Complain Of Police Monitoring

New York Times | Posted 03.12.2012 | New York

On Nov. 17, Kira Moyer-Sims was near the Manhattan Bridge, buying coffee while three friends waited nearby in a car. More than a dozen blocks away, pr...

Occupy Wall Street's Money Woes

Village Voice | Posted 03.11.2012 | New York

Yesterday, NY1 brought our attention to the news that New York's Occupy Wall Street appears to be tight on funds, findings based on on a weekly report...

Occupy Wall Street In NYC On Pace To Run Out Of Money By End Of Month

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

(Adds missing word "debt" in last paragraph) By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) - The Occupy Wall Street g...