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‘Occupy Wall Street’ lends support to Sotheby’s protest

A group of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters on Tuesday marched to Sotheby’s locales in Manhattan to show their support for unionized art handlers who are locked in a three-months-long contract dispute with the auction house. Sotheby’s wants the workers to accept wage cuts, even though the company reportedly sold $3…

‘Occupy Las Vegas’ protest drowns out CNN host Erin Burnett

CNN anchor Erin Burnett had to talk over a loud group of “Occupy Las Vegas” protesters while she was broadcasting her show live outside the CNN Western Republican debate on Tuesday night. She had mocked the “Occupy Wall Street” protest during the debut of her CNN show on October 3.…

Scarborough responds to Raw: ‘I’m always the problem’

MSNBC’s Morning Joe called out Raw Story and other media outlets Tuesday for reporting that he had downplayed the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Raw Story was the first to note that CNBC’s Melissa Francis criticized Scarborough Monday for “making this whole thing a whole lot worse” by…

Author Naomi Wolf arrested outside Huffington Post awards ceremony

Feminist author Naomi Wolf was arrested last night outside the Huffington Post’s “Game Changers” awards ceremony as she marched with about 150 members of “Occupy Wall Street” to protest New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) resistance to raising taxes on the wealthy. Cuomo, who was being honored by the AOL…

Charlotte riot police begin training for Democratic National Convention

If the Occupy movement decides to come to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, police in Charlotte, North Carolina are planning to be ready. Nearly 1,700 officers in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area are undergoing riot training in the months leading up to the gathering of Democrats. “The point of some of the…

Daily Show’s John Oliver asks protesters, ‘Am I the man?’

Comedy Central’s John Oliver wanted to join the Occupy Wall Street movement, but after visiting Zuccotti Park this week, he found that he just didn’t fit in. “We’re fighting the man,” several protesters in Guy Fawkes masks explained to Oliver. “Am I the man?” Oliver worried. “Because you’re making me…

Cenk Uygur takes tour of sprawling ‘Occupy Wall Street’ demonstration

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Monday received a guided tour through the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, which has practically grown into a miniature town. He visited the kitchen, the comfort station, the sanitation department, and the site of the nightly general assembly…

Watch: Cornel West arrested with ‘Occupy D.C.’ in front of Supreme Court

Dr. Cornel West was one of 18 people with “Occupy D.C.” who were arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court last weekend, in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” and to mark the date during the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial. As protesters were peacefully demonstrating, West…

Hedges: ‘Corporations have carried out a coup d’état in my country’

In an interview published Monday, taken in Times Square during Saturday’s global day of protests, Pulitzer-winning writer Chris Hedges explained his view of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and why he’s supporting it. “I spent 20 years overseas, I’m a war correspondent,” he said. “I came back and realized that…

Jews celebrate Sukkot at ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

Local Jewish clergy and activists rallied in a sukkah — a temporary hut built for the seven day festival of Sukkot — amid other tarps and tents at the ongoing “Occupy Los Angeles” protest on Sunday. “Leaving Yom Kippur, we go out into the world and make the statement that…

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