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Julian Assange speaks at Occupy London

Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange made a speech at the Occupy London protests Saturday afternoon. A spokesperson indicated that police had challenged Assange for wearing a mask as he walked up to the protests. “This movement is not about the destruction of law, but the construction of law,” he said. WATCH:…

Olbermann: NYPD account of run over Occupy lawyer ‘absurd’

On Friday evening, Countdown host Keith Olbermann interviewed Yetta Kurland, the attorney for fellow Legal Guild lawyer Ari Douglas who was run over by an NYPD cop on a moving vehicle earlier in the day. Kurland revealed that she had not been able to talk to incarcerated Douglas yet, who…

Sean Penn: ‘I applaud the spirit’ of Occupy Wall Street

Academy award winning actor and activist Sean Penn appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight Friday evening and expressed positive sentiments for Occupy Wall Street. “I applaud the spirit of what’s happening now on Wall Street,” he told host Morgan. “I hope that increased organization can come to it.” Penn also felt…

Pastor Jeffress and Bill Maher agree: Mormonism is a ‘cult’

On Friday night's episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher commenced the show with an interview with Robert Jeffress, the infamous Rick Perry-supporting Baptist pastor who made headlines last week at the Values Voters Summit by calling Mormonism a "cult." Jeffress said, “…Mormonism has never been a part of historical…

Tea Party co-founder expresses support for Occupy Wall Street

One of the original founders of the Tea Party movement has told RT.com that he believes Occupy Wall Street is not only comparable to the earliest states of the movement he helped launch but can learn from its mistakes. “The problem with protests and the political process is that it…

‘Occupy’ protester brutally attacked by cop

Felix Rivera-Pitre, a demonstrator with “Occupy Wall Street,” withstood a dramatic assault by a New York police officer on Friday morning during a march with thousands of others. Captured on video, the attack appears to have been unprovoked, and Pitre claims the blow he received ripped one of his earrings…

Catholic bishop charged in child abuse case

For the first time in the history of the United States, a Catholic bishop is facing criminal charges. A Grand Jury in Jackson County, Missouri has indicted Bishop Robert Finn for failing to report child abuse. The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph was also indicted. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean…

Rahm Emanuel mandates Chicago city employees use public transit

A new policy introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week says public transportation is “the preferred method of travel” for Chicago city employees. Under the new rules, employees who do not take public transportation must give an explanation on reimbursement forms. The maximum mileage per day has been capped at…

Police stage mass eviction of ‘Occupy Denver’ activists; 23 arrested

Colorado state police arrested 23 people early this morning, hours after officers began forcibly evicting protesters from the “Occupy Denver” camp in front of the state’s capitol. Individuals arrested were facing likely charges of “unlawful conduct on public land,” according to The Denver Post. Several others were being charged with…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama speaks at GM plant

President Obama and President Lee of the Republic of Korea were expected to speak Friday on the U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreement at the General Motors Orion Assembly plant in Lake Orion, Michigan. The event was scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. ET. Watch this live video from The White House,…

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