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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…

Rep. Grijalva: Protesters ‘not some fringe element’

Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd Monday that he had been inspired by attending Occupy protests in Tucson over the weekend. “I went and visited with the occupiers that were there at the park and talked to them and found that it is…

CNBC reporter to Scarborough: ‘You are the problem’ for mocking protests

CNBC Wall Street reporter Melissa Francis told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Monday that he was just “making this whole thing a whole lot worse” by downplaying the impact of the Occupy movement. “When you come in [to the New York Stock Exchange] even at this hour, you can’t ignore Occupy Wall…

NYPD charges Times Square protesters with police horses

When thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched north to Times Square on Saturday, the New York Police Department was quick to respond with barricades, horses, and arrests. Ryan Devereaux, a reporter with Democracy Now! who accompanied the march, described the police deployment of barricades and kettling nets and the…

‘Occupy’ protesters remain camped out in Frankfurt and London

Protesters in Frankfurt and London who were inspired by the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City have vowed to remain encamped until something is done about the world’s financial system and economic injustice. Those upset with corporate greed launched worldwide street demonstrations Saturday following America’s “Occupy Wall…

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