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Arin Greenwood

Occupy DC Ready And Willing To Resod McPherson Square's Grass | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.25.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Matthew Patterson, a member of Occupy DC's media team, is not impressed with the Washington Examiner article over the weekend that sugge...

U.S. Park Service Eyes Next Steps For Occupy DC's Encampment

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.24.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While relations between the group of assembled protesters in McPherson Square and local police jurisdictions have been relatively peacef...

Jason Linkins

Lisa Simeone Under Fire From NPR For Part In D.C. Protests, Remains 'World of Opera' Host | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2011 | Media

UPDATE, 10.22: NPR, having failed to pressure WDAV into getting rid of Lisa Simeone as the host of "World Of Opera," has gone ahead and done the next ...

Arin Greenwood

OccupyDC: The McPherson Square Counter-Protest That Wasn't | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There was no sign of a counter-protest scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday at McPherson Square, home to the ever-expanding -- and,...

Arin Greenwood

Harvard Professor: Occupy Movement Should Join Forces With Tea Party | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig urged OccupyDC protesters to join forces with the Tea Party Tuesday evening during a teach-in with...

Arin Greenwood

Cornel West, Other D.C. Protesters Released From Detention | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After a day in detention, noted academic Cornel West and a group of protesters arrested at the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday, have been r...

Arin Greenwood

D.C. Protests Grow, Along With Their Trash | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "Trash is the biggest issue, and no one wants to be on the sanitation committee," said Geko, a 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street protester ...

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...

7 'Stop The Machine' Protesters Arrested On Capitol Hill

Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Seven "Stop the Machine" protesters were arrested Thursday morning on Capitol Hill. The protest -- similar to but separate from the ong...

Propaganda By Deed: 99% Protesters #Occupy the Senate

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

It's striking that at this late date, Senator Kerry would still be promoting a corporate-driven trade agreement by claiming that the agreement would create jobs based on an estimate of increased exports, while ignoring the issue of imports.

Reading the Pictures: Occupy Demographics: Dirty Hippies?

Michael Shaw | Posted 12.12.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-10-12-Screenshot20111012at9.08.15AM.jpgIs Occupy Wall Street comprised of hippie youth? Not according to these photos.

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...

Arin Greenwood

At Occupy DC, A 1-Percenter Speaks In Solidarity | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Leavell missed the first part of Occupy DC's takeover of McPherson Square because she was home sick. (She thinks she might have...

Protesters Arrested On Capitol Hill In Hart Senate Office Building

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Several protesters were arrested late Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill, part of the ongoing demonstrations inspired by the Occupy Wall St...

Let's #Occupy to Block the Colombia Trade Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives is poised to pass three Wall Street-driven trade deals written by the 1% for the benefit of the 1%, which will further impoverish and disempower the 99%, in the U.S. and abroad.

'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...

An Iran Policy for the 99%: Yes to the Medical Nuke Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.09.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Jacking up the confrontation with Iran would serve the interests of the 1% and hurt the interests of the 99%: it would produce more spending and focus on the military economy at the expense of the productive domestic economy that employs and nourishes the 99%.

#occupy: Just Get In the Way

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 12.09.2011 | DC
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

To all you folks filling the nation's capital for the "Occupy DC" movement, here's the best political advice from a living civil rights legend: "Sometimes, you just have to get in the way."

D.C. Protests: Reports Of Pepper-Spray Incident At Air And Space Museum

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- According to dispatches on Twitter, security officials at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum used pepper spray on "Stop the...

Tyler Kingkade

Protesters Travel From Far Away To Join The Occupy Movement In D.C | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Cynthia Dalton has no health insurance, no home and has been unemployed for five years. She was taken in to live with her family, but he...

Max J. Rosenthal

Protesters Mark 10th Anniversary Of War In Afghanistan | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Fueled by days of protests in the nation's capital, including marches on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Martin Luther King Jr. Mem...

On Foggy Bottom March, Protesters At World Bank, IMF Thank Police

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of young college-age people who have been active in the OccupyDC and "Stop the Machine" protests marched through downtown early F...