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Rep. Keith Ellison: ‘Occupy’ protests should respond to voter suppression

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) appealed to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement to respond to state legislatures that have passed voting restrictions. According to a recent report by the Brennan Center for Justice, changes to voting laws could suppress up to five million votes during the 2012 elections, particularly among young,…

Chris Hedges, 16 others arrested in Occupy protest at Goldman Sachs

Police arrested at least 17 protesters who were demonstrating outside the Manhattan headquarters of Goldman Sachs on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Protesters had marched from Zuccotti Park to Goldman’s headquarters to stage a “people’s trial” and deliver a guilty verdict to Goldman executives. Police asked protesters to vacate the…

‘Occupy Oakland’ protesters injured by car

A man and a woman were injured during the large “Occupy Oakland” protest on Wednesday night after being struck by a silver Mercedes-Benz sedan. ABC7 reported that the two protesters were hit by the car in downtown Oakland. The driver of the car apparently tried to drive through the crowd…

Iraq War vet: Scott Olsen injury created ‘collective rage’ among veterans

Iraq War veteran Joshua Shepherd, a friend of the veteran injured by police at an “Occupy Oakland” protest, appeared Wednesday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Olsen, a two-time Iraq war veteran and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, sustained a skull fracture in late October after being struck…

WATCH LIVE: Occupy Oakland prepares for general strike

Protesters in Oakland on Wednesday were planning a range of activities aimed at shutting down the nation’s fifth-largest port. Actions were expected to kick off at 9 a.m. PT at a rally downtown. At around 7 p.m. PT, demonstrators were expected to march to the Port of Oakland. Watch this…

Protest organizer on NYPD infiltrators: ‘We’ll take them’

One Occupy Wall Street activist told Current TV on Tuesday that he isn’t worried that New York City police may be trying to sabotage the movement by sending drunk and homeless people to Zuccotti Park. The New York Daily News’ Harry Siegel wrote Sunday that at least two drunks told…

One protester dead in Oklahoma City, nine arrested in Portland

In what was an otherwise calm night across the country, one Occupy Oklahoma City protester was found dead and nine Occupy Portland protesters were arrested. In a press advisory Monday, Occupy Oklahoma City organizers expressed their sadness at the passing of a homeless protester who went by the name “Street…

Disabled ‘Occupy Portland’ protester explains move into Jamison Square

A disabled “Occupy Portland” protester explained why the demonstration tried to expand into Jamison Square Park in a video released Sunday. Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Denny was arrested along with 24 other people early Sunday morning, after warnings from the Mayor’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau. “One of the reasons why…

Police use bulldozers to break up Occupy Richmond

Virginia State Police brought in bulldozers at about 1 a.m. Monday morning to clear out an encampment of Occupy Richmond protesters. At least 15 protesters who choose not to leave Kanawha Plaza after a 45 minute warning were arrested, according to Richmond Times-Dispatch. Demonstrators had been occupying the plaza since…

Occupy Wall Street turns to pedal power

The Occupy Wall Street protesters who were left without power after their gas-fueled generators were confiscated by New York City authorities on Friday may have found the idea solution in the form of a stationary bicycle hooked up to charge batteries. Stephan Keegan of the non-profit environmental group Time’s Up…

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