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Michael Moore to CNBC: ‘Do your job’ and cover the 99%

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore pleaded with an anchor from business channel CNBC Monday to “please do your job” and report on problems facing 99 percent of Americans, instead of the wealthy one percent. “Moore is not one to hold back when it comes to capitalism, corporate American and now the…

Rep. Lewis gives fiery tribute at Shuttlesworth funeral

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) remembered civil rights leader Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth with a passionate speech in Birmingham, Alabama Monday. “I first met this good man more than 50 years ago on May of 1961 at the Greyhound bus station during the Freedom Rides,” Lewis recalled at a funeral service for…

Sean Lennon serenades ‘Occupy Wall St.’ with Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’

In a surprise appearance last night, Sean Lennon — son of the famed Beatles frontman John Lennon — dropped by “Occupy Wall Street” and performed Madonna’s “Material Girl” for the protesters camping in Zuccotti Park. He was reportedly joined by songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Video of the impromptu show is below,…

Protester to Fox News host: Many people ‘f*cked by the system’

An Occupy Wall Street protester shocked Geraldo Rivera by dropping an f-bomb live on Fox News Sunday night. All things considered, Rivera’s decision to do his entire show live from Zuccotti Park — including a segment on missing baby List Irwin — went better than many would have expected. “My…

‘Occupy Milwaukee’ organizer: Movement creating new political space

Peter Rickman, a member of UW-Madison’s Teaching Assistant Association, told The UpTake in an interview that the “Occupy Milwaukee” demonstration was part of a global movement for social and economic justice. Thousands marched October 15 and many of the protesters have remain encamped at a park in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood.…

Tim Wise: White folks have been ‘occupying’ Manhattan for hundreds of years

Indigenous activists have recently expressed concern over “language of occupy.” On Friday night, Melissa Harris-Perry and anti-racist activist and educator Tim Wise took on the topic on The Rachel Maddow Show. Wise is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. During their discussion, Wise…

Cornel West arrested for protesting ‘stop and frisk’ in New York City

Princeton professor and noted activist Cornel West was arrested last weekend for protesting in front of the Supreme Court, and on Friday afternoon he repeated the experience in New York City. West was part of a demonstration against the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policy, in which individuals…

‘Rebel alliance’ flash protest targets Walmart executives

A flash mob sporting signs from the “rebel alliance” of Star Wars fame surprised a group of Walmart executives last night when they showed up at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C.’s Union Square, banging drums and playing the film’s famous theme song. Chanting “hey-hey, ho-ho, corporate greed has got to…

‘Occupy Melbourne’ violently torn apart by police

A large gathering of protesters in Melbourne, Australia was violently disrupted by police last night, with activists forcibly evicted from a public park. The struggle ensued after roughly 100 protesters defied an order to leave City Square, and police said about 20 were ultimately arrested. The number of activists grew…

Immortal Technique: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ does not support Obama

Speaking to a “We Are Change” activist at “Occupy Wall Street” this week, political hip-hop artist Immortal Technique threw down the gauntlet to those in the media who characterize the anti-corruption movement as a partisan affair, suggesting that the 99 Percent are willing to “sacrifice” President Barack Obama’s second term…

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