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NYPD bike cop runs over ‘Occupy Wall St.’ legal observer

During a march this morning, a New York Police Department officer on a motorbike appears to have run over a legal observer with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. The man was then dragged across the pavement by police and had a baton placed against his throat, despite his laying there…

Watch: Tom Morello performs ‘This Land is Your Land’ at ‘Occupy Wall St.’

In a rousing performance for “Occupy Wall Street” activists yesterday, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello played Woodie Guthrie’s classic folk song “This Land is Your Land,” cheering the protesters on as the faced a possible eviction from Zuccotti Park on Friday morning. Thankfully for demonstrators, that eviction did…

Watch: The dramatic moment ‘Occupy Wall St.’ found out they could stay

Late last night, protesters at “Occupy Wall Street” were informed that Brookfield Properties had decided to let them stay, despite prior demands that they be evicted so the park could be cleaned. A statement from New York City Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway explained that the park’s owners were “postponing their…

Watch live: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protesters defend space in Zuccotti Park

Protesters at New York City’s Zuccotti Park on Friday were preparing for the worst — a forcible eviction — when the plans were reportedly delayed. However, some area news was reporting Friday morning on police clashing with demonstrators near the protest site. Tension remains high, and it’s not clear what…

Chicago protesters hold ‘die-in’ at Bank of America

Approximately 30 protesters affiliated with Stand Up Chicago staged a “die-in” at a Bank of America on Thursday before complying with police orders to leave. “We are told in our baptismal vows and our ordination vows to resist evil,” one protester said before the event. “And I think the corruption…

Amanda Palmer performs Lennon’s ‘Working Class Hero’ at Wall Street protest

Amanda Palmer, best known as the as the lead singer of The Dresden Dolls, on Wednesday performed John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero” song at the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in lower Manhattan. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below: Photo credit: Mykal Burns…

Jello Biafra: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters need to run for office

Jello Biafra, best known as the lead singer for the punk band The Dead Kennedys, on Wednesday praised the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and gave the demonstrators some advice. “This is what we should have been doing starting in January 2009 to remind our hope and change Barack-star of why…

Santorum heckler at GOP debate outraged over booing of gay soldier

The mystery of who heckled candidates at Tuesday night’s The Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican presidential debate has been solved. Andrew Vera of Hanover, New Hampshire told ConcordPatch that he raised his voice after Rick Santorum, who vehemently opposes same sex marriage, blamed the faltering U.S. economy on “the breakdown of the…

‘Occupy Tucson’ organizer gives advice on how to start new chapters

In an interview with Current TV’s liberal news host Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night, “Occupy Tucson” organizer Craig Barber gave viewers a few tips on how they can start new chapters of the protest movement in their own towns and cities. Namely, he hit on a political meme that runs…

‘Occupy Chicago’ crashes Mortgage Bankers Association party

On Tuesday night, a party for Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) members was greeted by “Occupy Chicago” protesters, who chanted “banks got bailed out, we got sold out.” The party was hosted by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange at Union Station. The protesters gathered at the one of the entrances of the…

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