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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…

Canadian protesters greet Bush with song ‘praising’ his unending wars

Protesters outside the fourth annual Surrey Regional Economic Summit in Canada on Thursday mockingly praised former President George W. Bush’s “unending war on drugs and terror and the poor” with a hymn. He was invited to speak at the summit by Mayor Dianne Watts. The demonstration came after Amnesty International…

Author: NYPD violence has helped ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Appearing on Wednesday night’s broadcast of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, author Errol Louis, an anchor at NY1 News, explained how the New York Police Department has actually been a major motivating force for “Occupy Wall Street” and the 99 Percent movement. The most startling example of police violence came just…

NPR host fired after conservatives spot her at ‘Occupy DC’

A broadcaster that hosts several programs that air on NPR was reportedly fired Wednesday for her participation in “October 2011/Stop the Machine” protests in Washington, D.C. after conservative websites suggested “apparent ethics violations.” Lisa Simeone said Thursday that she was read NPR’s code of ethics as she was fired as…

‘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…

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