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‘Occupy Springfield’ protesters crash Missouri Republican Assembly meeting

A group of “Occupy Springfield” protesters attended the 7th District of Missouri Republican Assembly’s monthly meeting on Saturday to make their viewpoints known, according to KY3 News. “Major corporations and very wealthy individuals have more influence on our political process than the average person does,” said Christopher Smith. “I would…

Members of British far-right group arrested over threats to Occupiers

The Guardian reported on Friday that British police have arrested more than 170 members of the far-right English Defense League over threats to attack the Occupy encampment in London. The arrests took place outside a London pub, but police believed that those arrested were preparing to head for the Occupy…

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,”…

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