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Occupy Seattle

May Day Rally Turns Violent In Seattle

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime

SEATTLE — Police used "flash bangs" and pepper spray against some protesters who pelted them with rocks and bottles late Wednesday, as violence ...

Pepper Spray Use on Passive Civilians? Not on Ret. Police Captain Ray Lewis' Watch!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Ret. Captain Ray Lewis has found himself more and more estranged from today's police tactics. He doesn't like it, and wants to come to your city and tell you about it personally.

Free Speech Battle Over Protests Looming at Seattle College

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

A major battle over free speech is being waged at Seattle Community College District, where the Board of Trustees wants to revise the Washington Administrative Code to allow new rules that would regulate protests on all three of the city's state funded community college campuses.

Occupy Women's Rights: Already Activated, Seattle Rallies on International Women's Day

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

Despite the persistant rain, spirits were high among Seattle activists and their supporters at International Women's Day. However, many of the speeches included angry criticisms directed at both Rush Limbaugh and the advertisers on his national radio program.

Anti-Gay Church Threatens To Picket Powell Boys' Funeral

The News Tribune | STACIA GLENN | Posted 02.10.2012 | Religion

A notoriously anti-gay church is threatening to picket Saturday's funeral for Charlie and Braden Powell and Occupy Seattle promises a counterprotest. ...

WATCH: Seattle Woman's 'Gay Wedding' To 107-Year-Old Warehouse

Posted 01.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Seattle resident Babylonia Aivaz looked every inch the blushing bride at her weekend wedding -- but the nuptials themselves were anything but traditio...

What If They Gave A Protest And Nobody Came?

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

Hundreds of people braved the cold temperatures in Seattle Saturday to stand in solidarity with nationwide demonstrations against the Supreme Court's controversial "Citizens United" ruling. January 21 marked the one year anniversary of that important judicial decision.

Occupy Olympia Ousted

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

The Washington State Patrol and the Department of Enterprise Services have delivered a "Notice to Cease and Desist Camping" to Occupy Olympia at the state capitol...Occupy Olympia's encampment has served as a meeting place and organizing spot for demonstrations at the state capitol against state budget cuts to healthcare, education, and social services.

Peace, Love and Flash Grenades: Witness to the Seattle Port Strike

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Wendy K. Leigh

In Seattle, people were marching with passion and full awareness that ports of call in America are federal property -- and that the terminal we were marching toward is owned in part by Goldman Sachs, one of the most powerful financial entities in the world.

Seattle Community Celebrates 85th Birthday Of Most Famous Pepper Spray Victim

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

The octogenarian Seattle activist whose face was seen in news media around the world when police pepper sprayed her during an Occupy Seattle protest l...

Pepper Sprayed Activist Turns 85

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

Community activists, political campaigners, Occupy Seattle supporters, local church ministers and a Buddhist monk turned out to celebrate the 85th birthday of local activist and Occupy Seattle movement spokesperson Dorli Rainey.

Facing Eviction, Occupy Seattle Plans Re-Emergence in 'American Spring'

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

One by one the Occupy Wall Street solidarity camps are disappearing, swept away by public officials using local municipal police departments. The late...

Frustrated With Cuts To Public Services And Safety, Washingtonians March With Occupy Movement To Capitol

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

Disappointed that April's protests failed to stop the budget cuts, groups from all around the state of Washington will be gathering in Olympia to try it again. Folks from Spokane to Port Townsend will be traveling to the state capitol [Monday] to tell their legislature to find new revenue and continue state funding for vital social service programs.

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.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Occupy Seattle Protester Alleges Miscarriage After Pepper Spray Incident

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents

NEW YORK -- In recent weeks, the repeated use of pepper spray by police officers against Occupy Wall Street protesters has elicited widespread critici...

Occupy Seattle Ranks Expand

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Wendy K. Leigh

As a testament to the far-reaching effects of the Occupy Seattle movement, the daily religious presence at the sanctuary tent includes ministers, rabbis, priests, yoga practitioners and more. When police unleashed pepper spray during earlier protest marches in November, those indiscriminately sprayed included peaceful members of the clergy wearing identifiable religious clothing.

2011 Rhymes With 1968

Ethan Casey | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Comparing 1968 and 2011, ask yourself if there is any real difference between Mayor Daley's police brutalizing antiwar protesters in Chicago then, and Mayor Bloomberg's police clearing Zuccotti Park last week.

84-Year-Old Occupy Seattle Protester, Pepper Sprayed In The Face, Becomes Symbol

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

A woman old enough to be a grandmother is quickly becoming the face of Occupy Seattle. Dorli Rainey, the 84-year-old, pictured in the photo below, ...

84-Year-Old Activist, Pregnant Teen, Priest Among Those Pepper Sprayed At Occupy Seattle

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Impact

SEATTLE -- A downtown march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement turned briefly chaotic as police scattered a crowd of rowdy protes...

Occupy Seattle Medic Maced While Attending To Protestors

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Wendy K. Leigh

An Iraq War veteran serving as a volunteer medic for participants in the Occupy Seattle movement alleges he was maced 23 times in the face by Seattle police while attempting to render aid to protestors during the November 2 protest at a downtown Chase Bank.

Chase CEO's 'Freedom' Not what It Used To Be

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

When JP Morgan/Chase CEO Jamie Dimon came to Seattle on November 2 he experienced the growing power of the national occupation movement. It was no longer possible for him to slip into town and address the business class without being challenged by the 99%.

Zombies Celebrate Death of Inequality

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Wendy K. Leigh

Skeletons and zombies joined mothers, babies, grannies and men in business suits to celebrate the death of unequal economic practices that have held the world in what protesters consider a death grip for way too long.

How Are The Occupy Protests Affecting Local Small Businesses?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone and Janean Chun | Posted 12.27.2011 | Small Business

Since the Occupy Wall Street movement began on Sept. 17 in New York's Zuccotti Park, it has expanded to grassroots protests in more than 100 cities in...

Seattle Mayor Welcomes Protestors

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Wendy K. Leigh

Occupy Seattle protesters have voted to dig in their heels at Westlake Park "indefinitely" and to pitch tents for a large demonstration on Saturday, October 15.

Occupy Seattle And America As More Than Talking Heads

Tom Rhodes | Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel
Tom Rhodes

Strolling around Seattle my wife and I happened upon the Occupy Seattle protest in West Lake park as the cops were just about to bust it up. There was a tense stand off as the police stood firmly in a circle around 8 young men seated around a tent with their arms interlocked.