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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…

Marine at ‘Occupy Chicago’: We need to change things

A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps at the “Occupy Chicago” protest told independent reporter John Sheehan that he supported the movement because Americans need to change things back to they way they were, “where the people are in control” instead of corporations. He was at the weeks-long demonstration…

40 Seattle cops arrest woman for sitting down, opening umbrella

About 40 police officers were needed to arrest a single woman who sat down and opened an umbrella in a Seattle park this morning, according to local media. Amid the ongoing “Occupy Seattle” protest, city officials decided to ban sitting down with umbrellas in public spaces, ostensibly because they become…

Decorated Marine lectures New York police: ‘There is no honor in this’

At the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York City over the weekend, a decorated Marine sergeant wearing military colors confronted a group of police officers and gave them a stern lecture at the top of his voice about how they should not be hurting peaceful American protesters. “Stop hurting…

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