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Iraq Veteran Scott Olsen Revisits Occupy Oakland After Injury

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio Scott olsen, 25-year-old Iraq veteran, visits Occupy Oakland one year after injury. By: Youth Radio Youth ...

Report Criticizes Police Response To Oakland Protests

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* SWAT team fired beanbag round at ex Marine - report * Outside monitor of OPD "dismayed" by police actions * Sees "mili...

Shocking Twist In Case Of War Vet Hurt During Occupy Oakland Protest

AP | Posted 05.15.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- An Iraq War veteran whose skull was fractured during an Occupy Oakland protest last fall was hit by a beanbag round fired by a...

Oakland Opens Investigation Into Police Conduct At Occupy Protests

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

In the wake of violent clashes between the Oakland Police Department and Occupy Oakland protestors that shocked the nation, the city of Oakland has la...

WATCH: Iraq Vet Critically Injured At Occupy Oakland Speaks Out To Schultz

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Media

Ed Schultz interviewed Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who was struck in the head and critically injured by a police projectile during an Occupy Oak...

Eleanor Goldberg

Veterans Group Releases New Statement: The 1 Percent Profits From Our Sacrifices | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact

Unemployed for two years and still recovering from a war injury, Dottie Guy has just about blown through her life savings. While the Iraq veteran qual...

WATCH: Iraq Vet Injured In Occupy Oakland Protest Gives First Interview

AP | Posted 01.28.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Marine Corps veteran who was struck in the head during a clash between police and Occupy Oakland protesters says he expects to ...

No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson's Library

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

As the occupiers of Zuccotti Park recently found out, the government's ability to limit free speech, to stop the First Amendment, to undercut the right to peaceably assemble and petition for redress of grievances, is perhaps the most critical issue our republic can face.

Miscarriage at Occupy Seattle

Tessa Blake | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Tessa Blake

On Monday, some might say the Occupy movement suffered its first fatality.

Tangled Up in Blue: Can There Be Solidarity Between Activists and Police?

Randall Amster | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Randall Amster

The police, as a class, are generally in the 99 percent -- and while they often do their bidding for the 1 percent, many of them have cultural and economic roots that are more closely aligned with those against whom they are being asked to use force.

Jason Cherkis

'It Felt Like A War Zone': Recent Oakland Police Violence Recalls 2003 Incident | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Nearly three weeks ago, the Oakland Police Department made international headlines when it razed Occupy Oakland's encampment under a hai...

Jason Cherkis

Mayor Quan's Legal Adviser Quits Over Her Handling Of Occupy Oakland Camp | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- As a platoon of Oakland Police Department officers began clearing out Occupy Oakland's encampment for a second time at Frank Ogawa Plaza...

Iraq War Veteran Hurt In Occupy Oakland Protests Leaves Hospital

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Friends say that Scott Olsen, the Iraq War veteran who suffered a serious head injury during a police raid on the Occupy Oakland en...

Occupy Veterans Day

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

Veterans from coast to coast are finding out there are lots of people in this country who believe the validity of one's First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceful assembly are tied to whether they are approved by the rest of us.

Army Sniper to Riot Police: Just Say "No, I'm Not Going to Shoot."

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Since his return from combat, former Iraq Veterans Against the War board chair Garett Reppenhagen has tirelessly opposed the Iraq war as well as all recent acts of U.S. aggression -- including the violent attack of Occupation protesters.

Scott Olsen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


SLIDESHOW: Occupy Oakland Protest

AP | JASON DEAREN and LISA LEFF | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Occupy Wall Street supporters who staged rallies that shut down the nation's fifth-busiest port during a day of protests condemned ...

Occupy Protests Get Ugly

AP | TERENCE CHEA, LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A protest that shut down the Port of Oakland to show the broadening reach of the Occupy Wall Street movement ended in violence...

Oakland Prepares To Be The Occupy Epicenter

AP/The Huffington Post | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Thousands of Wall Street protesters marched in the streets of Oakland and picketed banks on Wednesday as they geared up to disrupt ...

Aaron Sankin

Oakland Violence Reveals A City Divided By Its Troubled Police Force | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.01.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The eruption of violence at last week's Occupy Oakland protest prompted shock across the country, leading some to ask if the long-sim...

Will Oakland Shut Down Tomorrow?

AP | By LISA LEFF | Posted 01.01.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Anti-Wall Street demonstrators and Oakland city officials on Monday were preparing for a midweek strike by protesters that would in...

99 To 1: Six Pictures From The Wall Street Culture War

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

2011-11-01-Screenshot20111101at8.50.31AM.jpg The movement is trying to change the way we view ourselves and our society. That has started a war.

Weekend Rally Features Costumes, Michael Moore Appearance

AP/The Huffington Post | TERRY COLLINS and JULIE WATSON | Posted 12.30.2011 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Anti-Wall Street demonstrators held a festive march through San Francisco Saturday, but tension marked another march in nearby Oak...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Halloween is tomorrow, so this week people in the news were trying on costumes and masks, deciding who they want to be. In sports, the St. Louis Cardinals were the ultimate Cinderella, going from 10.5 games behind in late August to World Series champs. In the GOP race, Rick Perry couldn't make up his mind. At first he decided to go retro, donning a Steve Forbes-inspired look as Flat Tax Man. But I guess that wasn't scary enough, so he switched to a more modern -- and much creepier -- mask: Birther Guy. Meanwhile, the Oakland police department apparently has decided to come as Richard Daley's 1968 Chicago police force, with injured Iraq war vet Scott Olsen left looking like the civil rights protesters bloodied on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge. Lastly, what's the over/under on how many "Sodomized Gaddafi" outfits we'll see tomorrow night? Boo!

Scott Olsen Injury Becomes Rallying Point For Oakland Protesters

Turnstyle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

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