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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…

Michael Moore: OWS is ‘beyond’ party politics, election of candidates

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, filmmaker Michael Moore said that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement isn’t lobbying Congress because our elected officials are the “employees of Wall Street” and that the famous lobbyist enclave “K-Street” is the “lobbying arm of Wall Street”. Moore believes that traditional channels for affecting…

Credit union flap may reveal Goldman Sachs is bullying community banks

When it was announced recently that Goldman Sachs had withdrawn its sponsorship of the small community bank at which Occupy Wall Street had set up an account for its donations, it appeared to be merely a petty act of vindictiveness. According to investigative reporter Greg Palast, however, the motivations go…

Tennessee judge orders Occupy Nashville protesters released

Twenty-nine protesters arrested in Nashville, Tennessee at 3 AM on Friday for refusing to comply with a newly-enacted city rule banning “overnight occupation” have been released after a judge refused to sign criminal trespassing warrants against them. According to The Tennessean, Night Court Magistrate Tom Nelson explained in an email…

Sgt. Shamar Thomas encourages veterans to join ‘Occupy’ movement

Sgt. Shamar Thomas, the U.S. Marine who confronted New York City police in a now-famous video from the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, appeared on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” to discuss acts of police brutality against “Occupy” protesters, including Marine Scott Olsen, whose skull was fractured by police in Oakland. Thomas rallied…

Chicago traders taunt ‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters with ‘We are Wall Street’ leaflets

Someone in the Chicago Board of Trade dropped leaflets on top of “Occupy Chicago” protesters Wednesday afternoon as they rallied alongside unions in the city’s financial district. “We are Wall Street,” the leaflet said. “It is our job to make money.” “Go ahead and continue to take us down, but…

Olbermann interviews roommate of Iraq veteran injured in Oakland

On last night’s “Countdown”, Keith interviewed Iraq War veteran Keith Shannon, the roommate of “Occupy Oakland” protester Scott Olsen, who was injured Wednesday when police attacked the crowd of protesters with tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets. Olsen was struck in the head by a tear-gas canister. His skull…

‘Occupy Portland’ touts highly-organized peaceful protest in video

Although footage of protesters clashing with police has received an overwhelming amount of media coverage, peaceful assemblies of “Occupy” protesters have mostly gone ignored. “Occupy Portland” released a short video on Wednesday that shows how the group’s Peace & Safety Committee has maintained public safety and kept their actions peaceful.…

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