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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…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ seeks new ways to remain radically inclusive

As the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan grows, the demonstrators are hoping to find new ways to insure that everyone’s voice is heard. The New York City General Assembly — the decision-making body for the protest — describes itself as a “horizontal, autonomous, leaderless, modified-consensus-based system.” The body…

Tom Morello: Whole world is watching ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Tom Morello, best known as the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, appeared at the “Occupy Los Angeles” protest on Friday to show his support for the movement. At the demonstration, he performed the songs “This Land is Your Land” and “World Wide Rebel Song.” “Occupy Wall Street was inspired…

Romney: Protesters ‘trying to find scapegoats to attack’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who recently declared that “corporations are people,” urged the Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday not to “attack a whole class of Americans.” “I’ve been really disappointed and in some respects a little frightened by the president’s rhetoric — this class warfare — trying to find…

Watch: Police arrest 32 ‘Occupy Iowa’ protesters

Thirty-two people were arrested Sunday night in Iowa while participating in an “Occupy” protest on public land, after police warned that the proper permits had not been issued. The Iowa State Patrol began arresting the peaceful demonstrators, including two juveniles, after 11 p.m. They gave protesters several warnings that they…

Cornel West: Herman Cain ‘needs to get off the symbolic crack pipe’

Princeton University professor Cornel West thinks Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is wrong to suggest that racism no longer matters in this country. Cain had told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sunday that some simply used racism as an excuse when they failed to achieve their goals. “I have seen blacks in…

‘Occupy Cleveland’ grows into ‘a small town’: report

Last week, “Occupy” protests against corporate greed sprung up all over the country. From Boston to San Francisco and everywhere in-between, the “99 percent” have become a legitimate political movement. The same is true in Cleveland, Ohio, where “a small town” has formed on the Public Square, according to local…

Obama-appointed CEO: Protesters should ‘root for me’

In an interview that aired Sunday, General Electric Chairman and Obama job czar Jeffrey Immelt told CBS’ Leslie Stahl that the notion that Americans were against big companies was “just wrong.” “I want you to root for me,” Immelt said. “Everybody in Japan roots for Toshiba. Everybody in China roots…

Paul Ryan: Obama ‘sowing class envy and social unrest’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street protests were the fault of President Barack Obama for “sowing class envy and social unrest.” Ryan told NBC’s David Gregory that the real source of the sluggish economy and lack of jobs was that businesses “needed…

Cain calls Occupy Wall Street protesters ‘anti-American’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain claimed Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street protests going on in New York City and across the country were a conspiracy designed to help President Barack Obama. “The proof is quite simply the bankers and the people on Wall Street didn’t write these failed policies…

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