Occupy Wall Street Protests
I now have an issue with Occupy Wall Street. This isn’t to say that before this I was extremely happy with them. I believed, as many have already stated, that the movement had indeed accomplished a great feat by shifting the conversation to income inequality and the ways the 1% profit while the rest are […]
NEW YORK — Protesters plan to “occupy” courthouses in more than 100 cities across the U.S. on Friday to protest a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed most limits on corporate and labor spending in federal elections. SEE ALSO: Tea Party Leaders To Endorse Newt The grassroots coalition, called Move to Amend, said the […]
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WASHINGTON-The White House was on lock down for more than an hour after what appeared to be a smoke bomb was thrown over the fence onto the executive compound. The smoke bomb was thrown while between 1,000 and 1,500 people affiliated with Occupy D.C. were protesting outside the White House. Reuters reports: A majority of […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several hundred protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement converged on the West Lawn of the Capitol Tuesday to decry the influence of corporate money in politics and voice myriad other grievances. Organizers had touted the rally, known as Occupy Congress, as the largest national gathering of Occupy protesters to date […]
Rats have taken over two Occupy Wall Street encampment areas in Washington, D.C.’s McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza. Now health officials are worried and are comparing camp conditions to refugee camps, according to the Washington Post. SEE ALSO: MTV Pretends Poetry Night Was Ron Paul Event Since Occupiers are reportedly attracting the rodent population with their outdoor kitchens […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested as they tore down the barricades surrounding New York City’s Zuccotti Park just before midnight on New Year’s Eve. SEE ALSO: America’s Drunkest Cities Police say 68 people were arrested during the scuffle. At least one person was accused of assaulting […]
Most major Occupy encampments have been dispersed, but they live on in a flurry of lawsuits in which protesters are asserting their constitutional rights to free speech and assembly and challenging authorities’ mass arrests and use of force to break up tent cities. SEE ALSO: The 9-to-5 Workday About To Be Gone?
OAKLAND, Calif.— Anti-Wall Street protesters along the West Coast joined an effort Monday to blockade some of the nation’s busiest ports from Anchorage, Alaska, to San Diego, with the thought that if they cut off the ports, they cut into corporate profits. Demonstrators were to gather to march on the Port of Oakland, which Occupy […]
Former “Man Show” host and writer for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Adam Carolla, recently slammed Occupy Wall Street protesters, calling them “self-entitled monsters,” and are ungrateful for the %1 who “already are paying way more than their fair share” in taxes.
After facing some criticism for being involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement despite his capitalist credentials, including his debit card, The Rush Card, Russell Simmons has defended himself in an open letter to The Huffington Post. Simmons had been criticized by NewsOne blogger, Ryan Mack who called him “officially part of the 1%” and […]
LOS ANGELES — Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia stormed Occupy Wall Street encampments under darkness Wednesday to arrest or drive out some of the longest-lasting protesters since crackdowns ended similar occupations across the country.
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