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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…

Gingrich: ‘No such thing as 99%’

Newly minted frontrunner New Gingrich became the latest Republican to get “mic checked” by the Occupy movement at a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida Thursday. One tea party supporter agreed with Gingrich that the current 99 Percent protests were “destructive” to America. “Do you have a directive — do you…

More than 60 arrested as protesters march on Wall Street

In celebration of the two month anniversary of the Occupy movement and in a show of defiance three days after the post-midnight raid of the original encampment, the Occupy Wall Street protesters marched on Wall Street this morning in a big show of support. Occasional violent clashes were reported between…

Daniel Ellsberg joins protest at UC Berkeley

Protesters at UC Berkeley were joined overnight Wednesday by former Defense Department official Daniel Ellsberg. The 80-year-old Ellsberg is credited with leaking the so-called Pentagon Papers to The New York Times in 1969, which revealed that the government had lied about the progress of the Vietnam war, among other things.…

Watch Live: ‘Occupy’ protesters converge on NY Stock Exchange

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters are marching on the New York Stock Exchange to begin a day of civil disobedience. You can watch one of the live streams below. Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com (Image via David Shankbone, Flickr commons)…

Elderly woman maced during ‘Occupy Seattle’ protest speaks out

Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey spoke to Countdown host Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night after being pepper sprayed by police the previous night during an “Occupy Seattle” protest. The protest was formed in downtown Seattle in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” after it was raided by authorities. Police claimed they gave…

Occupy Portland demands mayor apologize for violent crackdown

Members of Occupy Portland’s liaison team gathered Tuesday to speak out against a violent police crackdown that left protester Justin James Bridges in a wheelchair. While Mayor Sam Adams had originally voiced support for the movement, he announced last week that protesters would be forced to leave the park. “You…

Judge issues restraining order against Zuccotti Park evictions

After ordering the eviction of protesters from Zuccotti Park, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday explained that the park would temporarily remain closed due to a court order that restrained the city from closing the park. A ruling issued by Judge Lucy Billings in the hours after the…

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