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Watch live: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ gears up for union-backed march

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, starting at 3 p.m. EST, “Occupy Wall Street” will march through the streets of New York City with the members of more than a dozen labor unions backing them up. Included on the list of unions now in solidarity with the occupation are: the AFL-CIO, the…

‘Money zombies’ invade Wall Street protest

During yesterday’s “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations, a group of “money zombies” rampaged through the streets of New York City, as a theatrical mockery of the wealthy elite who runt he financial sector. Chris Longenecker, one of the protesters in zombie makeup, explained to ABC News reporter Dan Harris that the…

Ruffalo: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ is ‘a beautiful celebration of democracy’

Appearing on Tuesday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, actor Mark Ruffalo cheered on protesters at “Occupy Wall Street,” calling his visit to the protest site “a beautiful celebration of democracy.” “This is a movement that’s transcending political ideologies,” he said. “It’s a movement that’s touching people all over the United…

‘Occupy Boston’ protesters gather outside ‘fascist’ Fox affiliate

Video has emerged of Occupy Boston protesters yelling outside the local Fox affiliate’s station on Monday. The protesters walked through downtown Boston towards Fox-25′s studio, shouting “Fascist media, corporate media.” Despite being in the shadows of Occupy Wall Street, the Occupy Boston movement has attracted over 3,600 followers on micro-blogging website Twitter. Last…

Moore: The ‘Occupy’ movement will only continue to grow

Appearing on Monday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, activist filmmaker Michael Moore explained that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has all the momentum it needs to continue growing rapidly. “This is something much larger. We oppose the way our economy is structured. The economic system itself, at its core, is…

‘Occupy Chicago’ enters eleventh day of protest

The “Occupy Chicago” protest against corporate influence on the United States government has lasted for eleven straight days. “Occupy Chicago” began on September 23, when around 20 people gathered at Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, and then marched to the Federal Reserve Bank to show their solidarity…

‘Occupy Maine’ protesters paint artwork to keep occupation legal

A group of more than 60 demonstrators in Portland, Maine marched from Monument Square to the University of Southern Maine on Monday to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City and elsewhere, Bangor Daily News reported. The “Occupy Maine” protesters have been camped out…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ attorney: NYPD trying to intimidate

Marina Sitrin, an attorney who is part of the “Occupy Wall Street” legal working group, told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Monday that New York Police officers were conducting mass arrests in hopes of suppressing the ongoing protest. More than 700 demonstrators were arrested as they tried to cross…

CodePink activists arrive at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Two members of the anti-war activist group CodePink on Saturday arrived at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan. “We are here with the 99 percent to say that we’ve had enough of the corruption and greed on Wall Street,” said on activist, Mel. “I’ve been to Tahrir square…

Van Jones: Marines to stand with Wall Street protesters

In his speech to the “Take Back The American Dream” conference Monday, former Obama advisor Van Jones held up the “Occupy Wall Street” movement as an example of what progressives could do to force change. “I’m not mad at [the tea party] for being so loud,” he said. “I’m mad…

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