Category Archives: U.S.

Journalists detained at NYC Occupy protests

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Journalists have been detained by police while covering
Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. Continue reading

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General Strike Shuts Port of Oakland and Downtown Banks

Huge, enthusiastic, crowds swarmed through downtown Oakland with half a dozen major marches on banks and corporations that shut down Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, Bank of America and many others.  Police stayed clear of the strikers who ranged freely, from Broadway to Grand Avenue and around the Lake.  By late afternoon the crowds had swelled to over 10,000.  Waves of feeder marches continued to pour into the Oscar Grant Plaza, including 800 children, parents, and teachers  who had gathered at the Oakland Main Library. Continue reading

Oakland, NYC occupiers see violence, legal action

By Augie Martin and Michael Martinez, CNN

updated 8:29 PM EST, Thu November 3, 2011
A masked protester smashes a window at a Wells Fargo bank during the citywide general strike Wednesday. Police said a small group vandalized some Oakland businesses, including banks and a grocery store.
A masked protester smashes a window at a Wells Fargo bank during the citywide general strike Wednesday.
Police said a small group vandalized some Oakland businesses, including banks and a grocery store.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • NEW: “I plead not guilty,” one NYC protester says after court
  • NEW: Police made unfair arrests in NYC, attorney says
  • 64 charged NYC protesters go to court; 14 don’t show up
  • Oakland is again the violent center of the Occupy movement

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Oakland, California (CNN) — Two major hubs of the Occupy movement — Oakland and New York City — recovered Thursday from West Coast violence and East Coast court actions, with both fronts continuing their protest camps despite their encounters with the law. Continue reading

Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Oakland, Calif. (NY Times)


Police tear gas Occupy Oakland protesters (San Francisco Chronicle)

Matthai Kuruvila, Justin Berton,Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writers
10/25/11

(10-25) 22:13 PDT OAKLAND — Police fired tear gas at least three times Tuesday night into a crowd of several hundred protesters backing the Occupy movement who unsuccessfully tried to retake an encampment outside Oakland City Hall that officers had cleared away more than 12 hours earlier. Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street #OWS: the American Dream 2.0


Protesters shout slogans while holding banners in Los Angeles. (FREDERIC J. BROWN – AFP/GETTY IMAGES) So much of what is broken today in the United States, as illustrated by the ever expanding #occupy protests, is mirrored in the Great Depression of the 1930’s. But it is equally the case that some of what will heal the brokenness of this country can be found in lessons from that era. These come together in the term the “American Dream” as it was coined by James Truslow Adams in his 1931 book, The Epic of America. Continue reading

I AM NOT MOVING – Short Film – Occupy Wall Street

We are witnessing history Unfold……… speech of President Obama on Egypt anti regime protests.

October Revolution is now Global

KUHNER: Obama’s October revolution
Protesters aren’t interested in solutions, just demonizing enemies of the people

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner –  The Washington Times

President Obama’s shock troops are marching in the streets. Occupy Wall Street – a movement composed of communists, anarchists, socialists and anti-globalization student radicals – is spreading. Protests have swelled in cities including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver and Philadelphia. The protesters are gaining influence and numbers. A ragtag group of hippie students has turned into a potent political force. Continue reading

Occupy Pittsburgh march targets corporate headquarters

By Bill Vidonic and Jason Cato, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, October 16, 2011

After a day of chanting, marching and speeches in Downtown, Occupy Pittsburgh protesters today are the guests of one of the corporate giants they oppose.

Protesters set up camp on Saturday night at Mellon Green, a park that global financial services giant BNY Mellon owns at Grant Street and Sixth Avenue, in the shadow of its 54-story office tower. Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Flood Times Square [Updated]

Police keeping watch as protesters arrived in Times Square early in the evening.Police keeping watch as protesters arrived in Times Square early in the evening.Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Occupy Wall Street protesters are massing in Times Square, after marching up Sixth Avenue to the neon-lit tourist capital of the world. It’s been an eventful day already around the world with Occupy Wall Street-inspired protests rattling through hundreds of cities, including Madrid, which saw some 60,000 people turn out, and Rome, where the demonstrations turned violent with cars and government offices set on fire, as well as dozens of injured. Closer to home, Continue reading