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Egyptian activist: U.S.-supplied teargas ‘clinging to my lungs’

An Egyptian activist says that the U.S. is still providing the teargas the Egyptian military has been using to crackdown on protesters this week. Khalid Abdalla, who has also starred in movies such as The Kite Runner, United 93 and Green Zone, told CBS News Wednesday that he had recently…

‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters ‘mic check’ city alderman

Protesters “mic checked” Chicago Aldermann Joe Moore, one of the most progressive members of the City Council, on Monday for joining his colleagues in a unanimous vote for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget. “We are here because you and the City Council unanimously chose to support Rahm Emanuel’s budget,” the protesters…

Obama gets ‘mic checked’ in New Hampshire

Republicans who have been urging the Occupy movement to protest President Barack Obama finally got their wish Tuesday. At a campaign event in New Hampshire, the president waited patiently as he was “mic checked” by a group of protesters. “Mic check!” they shouted. “Mr. President, over 4,000 peaceful protesters have…

Pregnant Seattle protester miscarries after being kicked, pepper sprayed

A woman who was pepper sprayed during during a raid on Occupy Seattle last week is blaming police after she miscarried Sunday. Jennifer Fox, 19, told The Stranger that she had been with the Occupy protests since they started in Westlake Park. She said she was homeless and three months…

University chancellor in silent ‘walk of shame’ after pepper spraying

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi of the University of California-Davis has come under heavy criticism and calls for her resignation following her support of the use of pepper spray by campus police on unresisting demonstrators. On Saturday, students and supporters surrounded the building where she was holding a press conference, and…

Ret. police captain: To be arrested in solidarity ‘was the proudest moment of my life’

Retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis, who was arrested last week alongside others in the Occupy movement, calls the ordeal “the proudest moment of my life.” “I saw all of you sleeping out here,” Lewis recalled to a videographer in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. “The cause, you were for…

Howard Kurtz to NYC: Apologize for media ‘censorship’ of Occupy evictions

CNN’s Howard Kurtz is calling for New York City and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to apologize for the way the media was censored, roughed up and arrested during the recent eviction of Occupy Wall Street activists in Zuccotti Park. “New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a post-midnight raid to clear the…

‘Third Eye Blind’ releases ‘Occupy Wall St.’ song

Alternative rockers “Third Eye Blind,” who’ve sold millions of albums in their decade and a half on the published scene, released this week one of the highest-profile songs in support of the “Occupy” movement yet. Titled “If There Ever Was A Time,” the track opens with the sounds of protesters…

Michael Kink: No way to stop ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Michael Kink, executive director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition, shared his experience of being inside the New York Stock Exchange while protesters outside tried to shut it down. “Occupy Wall Street” protesters on Thursday had hoped to prevent financial workers from reaching their offices, but police barricaded the…

Police arrest ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters in front of New York Stock Exchange

New York police arrested scores of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters outside the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. At least 177 people were arrested during the morning during a demonstration aimed at shutting down New York’s financial district to mark two months since the movement against corporate greed began. They…

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