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Police drag Occupy activists from Santorum event

Police on Monday physically dragged several Occupy Tampa protesters from an event with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and cited them for trespassing. One of the men had thrown glitter at the candidate as he was he was giving his closing remarks. WESH cameras caught a man in a suit…

Occupiers build igloos ahead of World Economic Forum

In preparation for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, Swiss “occupy” protesters are preparing a unique strategy to maintain their vigil in the bitter cold: igloos. As the world’s most wealthy and powerful business leaders and government officials flock to the posh resort town, occupiers are making use…

Active duty soldiers send message of tolerance to gay teens

A group of active duty soldiers in Bagram, Afghanistan recently released their own contribution to the “It Gets Better” video series, sending a message of tolerance to gay and bisexual teens hounded by bullies and their peers. “It’s really hard, being accepted, to be different,” one soldier explains. “But it’s…

Romney to protesters: ‘Take a hike’

At a campaign event in Florida Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tried to get tough with a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters, telling them to “take a hike.” While speaking in Ormond Beach, the candidate found himself being “mic checked,” a phrase Occupy Wall Street protesters often use…

Bill Moyers: How ordinary people can fight ‘Citizens United’

In this clip, commentator Bill Moyers answers a question frequently posed to him by viewers — “How can ordinary people fight ‘Citizens United’?” The controversial Supreme Court ruling enshrines the notion of “corporate personhood” into law, giving companies many of the same rights and protections as U.S. citizens, allowing businesses…

Romney gets confronted about his opposition to the Dream Act

GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney received a stern question from an unexpected source Tuesday evening. While coming out of an event in New York City, Romney encountered an immigrant named Lucy who asked him about his stance on the DREAM Act. “Are you going to support the DREAM Act?” she…

Occupier Jesse LaGreca: The movement needs to change laws

“Occupy Wall Street” protester Jesse LaGreca told The Young Turks host Cenk Ugyur on Tuesday that he thought the movement should lobby lawmakers. “I’m a political creature and in my vision Occupy Wall Street should be about changing laws, whether it is bringing back Glass-Steagall [Act], campaign finance reform or…

Watch: Elementary school students read MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’

To celebrate the man who moved America, whose life was cut short by an assassin just as he’d begun a campaign to fight poverty as he tested the waters for a possible presidential run, fourth grade students from Washington, D.C.’s Watkins Elementary School gathered on a recent Martin Luther King,…

Seventh-Day Adventists battle to keep McDonald’s out of town

The residents of Loma Linda, California are overwhelmingly Seventh-Day Adventists, which means they are also healthy eaters with a strong learning towards vegetarianism. But the city council approved an application to set up a McDonald’s franchise last month, and now many residents are up in arms. According to ABC News,…

Bill Moyers Essay: ‘Occupying a Cause’

Commentator Bill Moyers has a new weekly show on public television called Moyers and Company. The show bills itself as “a forum to poets, writers and artists, scientists and philosophers, and leading scholars.” Moyers has long been known for his clear but nuanced take on the issues of the day.…

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