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Cops seize Occupy Boston’s sink, spawning flood of bad puns

When riot police invaded the Occupy Boston encampment on Thursday evening and carried off a kitchen sink that had recently been donated by MIT, the initial reaction was one of outrage. As described by Brad Johnson at Think Progress, “Police seized the newly donated graywater sink and tossed it into…

Pepper-spray creator ‘shocked’ by UC Davis incident

Kamran Loghman, who helped the FBI develop pepper-spray in the 1980’s, said he was shocked and bewildered that it was used against non-violent protesters at the University of California at Davis. In mid November, two campus police officers hit a group of “Occupy” protesters who had locked arms and refused…

Tasers come out for ‘Occupy Olympia’ protesters

At least four of the thousands of protesters who were attempting to occupy the Washington state Capitol were arrested on Monday as lawmakers considered $2 billion in budget cuts. The State Patrol used tasers on three other protesters. About 3,000 people from Occupy Olympia, unions and social service groups gathered…

Released from hospital, injured ‘Occupy Oakland’ Marine calls for justice, peace

Now out of the hospital after a painful injury dealt by the business end of an Oakland police projectile, Marine veteran Scott Olsen, 24, has begun his road to recovery — but he’s still waiting to hear if justice is served to the officer who cracked his skull. After his…

‘Occupy Philadelphia’ avoids scheduled eviction

Update: As of 6:15, Michael Tracey tweets, “Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan indicates police will *not* be forcibly evicting @OccupyPhilly tonight.” However, protesters remain prepared for anything to happen. Following the passing of a 5:00 PM Sunday deadline issued by the City of Philadelphia for the eviction of Occupy Philadelphia protesters…

‘Occupy San Diego’ targets Wal-Mart on Black Friday

Protesters affiliated with “Occupy San Diego” took their demonstration to two Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday. A group of protesters filled shopping carts with merchandise and congregated at the check out lines at their first target, a Wal-Mart on on Murphy Canyon Road in San Diego, California. “Citizens of WalMart!” they…

Mona Eltahawy tells CNN about her sexual assault from Egyptian police

Renowned Egyptian American journalist Mona Eltahawy appeared on CNN throughout Friday to discuss her brutal beating at the hands of Egyptian police forces at Tahrir Square. Speaking on The Situation Room with guest host Joe Johns, Eltahawy discussed her horrifying sexual assault, which resulted in a broken arm and hand.…

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Protesters plan to Occupy Black Friday

Across the U.S. on Black Friday, activists in the Occupy movement are urging boycotts of big chain stores. At least 150 protesters were gathering outside Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan for an anti-fur rally. In Seattle, protesters were carpooling to Wal-Mart stores. Occupy Seattle is encouraging shoppers to patronize small…

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…

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