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Man shot and killed near ‘Occupy Oakland’ camp

A man was shot Thursday evening near the “Occupy Oakland” encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza and declared dead after being rushed to the hospital, according to local media reports. NBC Bay Area reporter Jodi Hernandez said she heard 6 to 8 gunshots at 4:59 PM PST, near the intersection of…

Video of police attack on peaceful protesters at Occupy Berkeley

This video is difficult to watch and some viewers may find the footage from Berkeley, California disturbing. In it, a line of police in riot gear attempt to surge into a line of peaceful protesters, jabbing with night-sticks. Cries of pain and alarm are heard as the protesters are jabbed…

Raw Video: Occupy protesters begin march to DC

“This is what America looks like!” says a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters in this AP video as they set out to march from New York City to Washington, DC. According to Agence France Presse, the marchers’ every move was monitored by a heavy police presence as they left…

Ohio protester: Occupiers ‘stand with the unions’

MSNBC host Ed Schultz spoke with one protester in Ohio on Tuesday who said the Occupy movement “stands with the Unions.” While the movement generally considers itself to be non-partisan, many protesters showed up Tuesday night to celebrate the defeat of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s (R) Issue 2, a measure…

Seniors block busy Chicago street to protest cuts to social programs

Chicago police on Monday issued citations to 43 senior citizens and their supporters who linked arms to block an intersection near the city’s financial district. The action was part of a protest against proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other benefits. The Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC), their supporters…

‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters host family fair in Grant Park

Protesters participating in the ongoing “Occupy Chicago” demonstration aren’t just using the signs and chants to highlight the consolidation of economic and political power. On Saturday, the protesters joined with the International Bedlam Society to host a family fair in Chicago’s Grant Park. The event, called “Keep Your Children Occupied,”…

‘Anonymous’ documentary film ‘expected’ in 2012

A documentary film about the hacker activist collective “Anonymous” is set for release next year, according to a new trailer released recently by production firm Luminant Media. “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists” aims to probe the beginnings of “Anonymous” from the early days of the hacker scene…

Watch: ‘Occupy Oakland’ protester shot by rubber bullet while filming cops

In a video published to YouTube, an unidentified protester holding a video camera, filming a police line during the early hours of Thursday, Nov. 3, is apparently shot with a rubber bullet even after repeatedly asking officers, “Is this okay?” Rubber bullets, though considered non-lethal, have killed people before. They…

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