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Occupy Wall Street Crackdowns Smack of Colonialism

Kelly Moore | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Kelly Moore

You know something is seriously wrong when people who have the option of sleeping in the comfort of their own beds instead choose to sleep in parks across America to drive home a point.

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...

Zach Carter

Oakland Police Show Solidarity With Occupy Protests | Zach Carter | Posted 01.01.2012 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- The Oakland Police Officers' Association sent an open letter to city Mayor Jean Quan, criticizing the mayor's response to Occupy Oakland...

Oakland Police History, Culture Under Scrutiny In Wake Of Violence

Turnstyle | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

By: Nishat Kurwa At a general assembly of Occupy Oakland protesters last week, a surprising number of people said they were there to thank the police...

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.

Lessons in Positive Policing From Wisconsin's 'Original Occupation'

Mary Bottari | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Elected officials and police forces need to take a deep breath and gain some perspective. The Wall Street bankers have done far more damage to cities and counties by tanking the economy and local tax receipts than a few hundred protesters could ever do.

Protesters Face Winter Weather In New York, Arrests In Other Cities [LIVE UPDATES]

Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

Protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park contended with snow, wind, rain and unseasonably cold temperatures for the first time Saturday as the Occupy Wa...

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...

Pat Buchanan: Occupy Wall Street Is 'Going To End Very, Very Badly'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.30.2011 | Media

Pat Buchanan issued a stern warning to Occupy Wall Street this weekend. In a round-table discussion on 'The McLaughlin Group', host John McLaughlin...

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!

Many Cities Leaving Occupy Protesters Alone

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI and MEGHAN BARR | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI and MEGHAN BARR, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- While more U.S. cities are resorting to force to break up the Wall Street...

'A Watershed Moment In Oakland'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco

On Friday, famed activist and documentarian Michael Moore visited Occupy Oakland to address the crowd. Moore laughed and joked with protesters upon ar...

Scott Olsen Injury Becomes Rallying Point For Oakland Protesters

Turnstyle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

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Donations To Occupy Wall Street Skyrocketed In Last Three Weeks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

People seem to be getting more and more eager to send their money to the Occupiers. As the protest movement -- initially based in Manhattan's Zucco...

How To Get Laid By The 99 Percent: An Occupy SF Manifesto

| Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Lauren Smiley We learned a couple days ago that the Occupy protesters are a horn...

Quan: 'When There's Violence, There Are No Winners'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday night, Occupy Oakland hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Iraq war veteran who was critically wounded at T...

Occupy Chicago Denied Grant Park Base After Meeting With City

Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago

Occupy Chicago protesters on Thursday met for the first time with city representatives and were denied their request to find a permanent demonstration...

Memo to Occupy Protesters: Don't Make The Mistakes We Made in the 60s

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Somehow the hippie movement lost its unity and credibility when it became about flower children making love and tripping out instead of what we can do together to end war and create social justice.

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Calls On Oakland Mayor To Resign

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

After a violent, nationally televised clash between police and Occupy Oakland protesters on Tuesday, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is facing a growing list ...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Sergeants Union Blasts Protesters In Oakland For Violence | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.27.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A union representing 5,000 New York City Police Department sergeants blasted Occupy Wall Street protesters on Thursday and threatened to s...

Jason Cherkis

Scott Olsen's Condition Improves: Iraq War Vet, Occupy Activist Now Breathing On His Own | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Iraq War veteran and Occupy activist suffering from a head injury after being hit with a police projectile ...

Scott Olsen's Family Arrives In Oakland

Turnstyle | Posted 10.27.2011 | San Francisco

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Police Violence Against Veterans: A Long and Painful Legacy

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

We thought our uniforms made us safe. We were wrong. I wore an American flag bandanna around my wrist when we marched on the debate, and held another folded in my hands. I don't wear my uniform anymore, and the flag no longer has any home on my body.

Joshua Hersh

Occupy Oakland: Egyptian Protesters To Hold Pro-Occupy Rally Friday (Update) | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

Egyptian protesters who have camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square are set to march to the U.S. Embassy Friday, in a rally of support for the Occupy Wal...