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Occupy San Jose protester refusing to come down off City Hall wall

A protester from Occupy San Jose climbed a three-story wall near City Hall Monday and refused to come down. The protester, who goes by the name “Cracker,” was identified as 27-year-old Shaun O’Kelly by another demonstrator, according to KGO. O’Kelly told reporters that he was an itinerant construction worker who…

Watch live: ‘Occupy Oakland’ attacked by police

With additional reporting by Andrew Jones. Hundreds of protesters at “Occupy Oakland” were facing arrest in the early hours of Tuesday morning as 100 or more police officers closed in on their location. Local media reports indicated that hundreds of police showed up wearing riot gear around 4:40 a.m. and…

23 ‘Occupy Dallas’ protesters arrested for blocking Chase bank

A group of “Occupy Dallas” protesters were arrested on Monday afternoon during a demonstration in front of a Chase Bank branch. Twenty-three people were arrested for criminal trespassing after blocking customers from entering the bank, according to NBC DFW. Dallas officers told the protesters that they would not be arrested…

Veterans at ‘Occupy Louisville’ talk to Democracy Now

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman visited the “Occupy Louisville” demonstration over the weekend and spoke with a number of protesters, including two veterans. “I’m here because this is our moment to stand up and to voice the grievances, to voice what we’ve all been thinking of for a long time,”…

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…

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