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Court declares 92 Occupy Chicago arrests unconstitutional

A judge in Cook County, Illinois on Thursday dismissed over 90 cases against Occupy Chicago activists on the grounds that they violated the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Judge Thomas Donnelly declared that the city’s park curfew law that was used to arrest activists in Grant Park last…

Pepper sprayed Occupier having baby with medic who came to her aid

An Occupy Wall Street protester who was penned on a sidewalk by police, then pepper-sprayed by a New York Police Department officer is expecting a baby with a volunteer medic who came to her aid that day. According to the New York Times, Kaylee Dedrick, and fellow protester Robert Grodt…

Occupy Wall Street anniversary marred by arrests and weakening support

Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary began with early morning protests at New York’s financial centre, but the demonstrations were marred by numerous arrests as activists marched around lower Manhattan. On 17 September 2011 hundreds had answered a call from Adbusters, the Canadian activist magazine, sparking demonstrations against failing financial systems…

Doocy: Occupy movement ‘looks like what happened last week in Libya’

Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday likened the latest Occupy Wall Street protests to the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Libya that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. During a segment on Fox & Friends, Doocy asked Fox News contributor (and conservative…

Occupy Wall Street returns for one-year anniversary as NYPD report arrests

Police in New York have made “multiple” arrests during marches and protests ushering in the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Around 300 people were estimated to have taken part in a rally Saturday, which saw activists head towards Zuccotti Park – the lower Manhattan site which served…

Twitter hands over Occupy protester messages to prosecutors

Twitter has relented in its fight with New York prosecutors to hand over three months worth of messages from an Occupy Wall Street protester ahead of the activist’s criminal trial. Twitter had argued that the posts belong to Malcolm Harris and as such it would be violating fourth amendment privacy…

Protesters blow whistles against New York police department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy

New Yorkers blew whistles Thursday in protest against the police department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy aimed at getting guns off the streets. At small protests in Harlem, Manhattan and other corners of the city dozens of people blew on whistles handed out by organizers to show their opposition to what they…

Jay-Z beefs with Occupy Wall Street

Jay-Z is beefing with Occupy Wall Street. Less than a year after he started wearing and selling Occupy-related T-shirts, the rapper has spoken out against the movement, criticising protesters for not being clear about their complaints. “What are you fighting for?” Jay-Z asked in a new interview with the New York Times. “I don’t…

Police admit to infiltrating Occupy Austin, may have acted as provocateurs

When the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street began a five-month encampment in Austin, Texas last fall, the Austin police assigned at least three undercover officers to infiltrate the group and gather information on potentially illegal actions. According to the Austin Statesman, court documents and interviews show that the infiltrators…

Occupy Wall Street plans to block NYSE

Occupy Wall Street will mark its first anniversary this September by trying to blockade the New York Stock Exchange and perhaps carry out citizen’s arrests of bankers, organizers of the social protest movement said Thursday. Occupy has seen a steep drop in support since its founding a year ago when…

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