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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…

WATCH: ‘I Am Not Moving’ compares Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street

A video combining footage of United States government leaders and clips of the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movement in downtown New York City has gone viral, reposted across several accounts on YouTube. The video opens with a statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the Egyptian uprising that sparked…

Naomi Klein on Occupy Wall Street: Compassion is a radical act

Naomi Klein, a reporter whose work has been featured in Rolling Stone, The Atlantic and The Guardian, among others, as well as in her best-selling books “Shock Doctrine” and “No Logo,” has been reporting on today’s key activist causes: Occupy Wall Street and the Keystone Pipeline. Klein sat down for…

Watch: U.S. Marines tell Hannity to ‘f*ck off’

At “Occupy Wall Street” on Monday, two men in military colors who claimed to be Marines spoke to a cameraman with “The Other 99 Percent” and explained why they joined the protest. Along the way, both men gave arch-conservative Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity a piece of their minds.…

Thousands of protesters flood streets of Chicago

Several thousand demonstrators marched through downtown Chicago on Monday to protest against economic inequality, the lack of good jobs and the influence of corporations in politics. The “Take Back Chicago” demonstration was organized by Stand Up Chicago, a coalition of some 20 community groups and organizations. Protesters from the ongoing…

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