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Occupy Wall Street Arrests

Matt Sledge

Occupy Protesters Arrested For Satirizing NYPD Get $22,000 Settlement | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Two Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in May 2012 over a piece of street theater meant to satirize the New York Police Department hav...

Matt Sledge

OWS Still Fighting NYPD In Court | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- As Occupy Wall Street notched its second anniversary on Tuesday, many of its supporters marked another milestone: one more day pursuing la...

Matt Sledge

PHOTOS: Occupy's Back In NYC | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Occupy Wall Street was back -- if only for a day. Hundreds and then thousands of protesters took to New York City's streets on Tuesday ...

WATCH: How The NYPD Targeted OWS Protesters

Posted 09.17.2013 | New York

One day before the two-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York, a new film sheds light on the NYPD's controversial treatment o...


Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street protesters who once vowed to "occupy" the courts by challenging their ar...

Pussy Riot, Putin and Pole Vaulting

Sandi Bachom | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

On February 21, 2012, Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk rock band, festooned in primary colored ski masks called, 'balaclavas' stormed the securit...

Occupy Arrests Near 8,000 As Wall Street Eludes Prosecution

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Here's a fact that may make your blood boil: Nearly 8,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested in association with the activist movement, ...

Compañeros of the Word: Toward a Literacy of Rebellion

Greg Ruggiero | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Greg Ruggiero

As of the time of this writing, authorities have arrested more than 7,730 people at events and actions organized by Occupy movement. I was among the 700 people subjected to a mass arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1, 2011.

Journalists Arrested In Occupy Wall Street Protests

Posted 11.17.2012 | Media

Journalists were among the scores arrested in New York City as the Occupy Wall Street movement marked its one-year anniversary. The movement has be...

Occupy Wall Street Arrests On One-Year Anniversary

Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

Police arrested demonstrators on Monday, the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to several news reports. The New York ...

Kardboard Kops vs. Artist Activists -- Robert Lederman Crusades for Occupiers

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Long before a single Zuccotti protestor waving a cardboard sign decorated with protest art was ever arrested, Robert Lederman had been there, done that.

The Thinnest Blue Line - Valiant Officers Who Protect Citizens From Their Own

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.31.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Is Ray Lewis a renegade, or does he embody the characteristics of the "true American" that people think about when we picture "common" people in history who have stood up against powerful forces?

United States Drops In Another Press Freedom Index Over Occupy Arrests

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

The United States has dropped slightly in a newly released press freedom index, thanks to the treatment of journalists covering the Occupy movement. ...

Major Occupy Court Victory -- 31 Occupy Philly Protesters Acquitted on All Charges

Rob Kall | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Rob Kall

I interviewed Paul Hetznecker, one of the lead attorneys among a team of 14 lawyers who defended 31 Occupy Philly protesters who were arrested on November 30, 2011, shortly after Occupy Philly was shut down.

Occupy Wall Street Demonstrators Arrested During New York City Protests

Posted 02.29.2012 | New York

By Gianna Palmer NEW YORK, Feb 29 (Reuters) - About 10 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were arrested in New York City on Wednesday during protests...

Occupy Wall Street Journalist Arrests Cost U.S. Dearly In Latest Press Freedom Index

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media

The targeting of journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement has caused the United States to drop precipitously in a leading survey of press ...

Protesters Arrested For Public Mic Check

In These Times | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

Around 150 people turned out to several Midtown locations yesterday for Occupy Wall Street's January 3 (#J3) event. This time, protesters were hitting...

Occupy Wall Street Protestors Continue March To Times Square

Posted 12.20.2011 | New York

by Colleen Long, Associated Press NEW YORK -- Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested Saturday after they scaled a chain-link fence o...

Why I Got Arrested on November 17th

Molly Gott | Posted 01.21.2012 | College
Molly Gott

It is integral that students across the country become even more involved in the Occupy movement. We can carry on the legacy of student activism in our country by working to build a more just future in which we will live.

WATCH: Video Timeline Of #OWS Two Month Anniversary

Posted 11.18.2011 | New York

Occupy Wall Street celebrated its two month anniversary in New York City Thursday. The 'Day Of Action' began with an attempt to literally occupy Wall ...

From Cairo to New York, Which Side Are Police On?

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

In the Occupy Wall Street movements, the position of the police has again been called into question: are they tools of a tyrannical state or ordinary folks trying to make a living?

LIVE UPDATES: Protesters Gain International Support, Look To Spread To Other Sites In New York

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Occupy Wall Street, a cause that began as a small band of protesters in Zuccotti Park, has gained international recognition with protests spreading to...

American Autumn in Los Angeles -- OccupyWallSt Joins Main Street

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 12.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Suzanne O'Keeffe

The movement is resonating because, as much as we like to argue and wail about politics, the bedrock underpinning our lives is not our government, it's our money system.

5 Wesleyan Students Arrested During Occupy Wall Street

The Wesleyan Argus | Posted 12.04.2011 | College

On Saturday afternoon at around 5:15 p.m., five Wesleyan students were arrested along with over 700 other protesters while marching across the Brookly...

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PHOTOS: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Remain Defiant After Brooklyn Bridge Arrests | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The day after the police took custody of an estimated 700 marchers on the Brooklyn Bridge, protesters in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park s...