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Twitter appeals court on Occupy protestor’s disorderly conduct charge

Twitter has lodged an appeal against a New York judge’s decision that it must hand over detailed information related to an Occupy Wall Street protester charged with disorderly conduct. In July, Twitter was ordered to hand over almost three months’ worth of messages and other details related to the account of activist Malcolm Harris. Harris was…

Pro-Bradley Manning protesters occupy Obama campaign’s Oakland headquarters

A rally on Thursday demanding justice for whistleblower Bradley Manning was followed by a group of at least sixty protesters showing up at the Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland, California. According to the Washington Whispers blog at U.S. News, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War handed a letter…

Protesters interrupt Ryan in Iowa: ‘Stop the war on the middle class!’

Speaking from the same stage in Iowa where Mitt Romney once declared that “corporation are people,” presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan found himself on Monday being interrupted by protesters who accused him of waging a “war on the middle class.” During an stump speech at the Iowa State…

HSBC seeks to evict Hong Kong ‘Occupy’ protesters

Global banking giant HSBC on Monday sought legal permission to evict a handful of protesters camped outside its Hong Kong headquarters, one of the last remnants of the “Occupy” movement in Asia. The bank named the “occupiers of the ground floor” of its downtown office tower as the defendants in…

Chomsky: Occupy movement can’t compete with ‘massive corporate propaganda’

In an interview with The Guardian’s Gary Younge, veteran activist Noam Chomsky expressed his thoughts about the Occupy movement and whether it can be expected to have any impact on United States politics. “It was a great surprise,” said of Occupy Wall Street’s explosion on the scene last fall. “There…

‘Occupy’ hosts lackluster gathering in Philadelphia

Judging by the Occupy national gathering in Philadelphia this week, the Middle Ages is making a comeback. In the shadow of Independence Hall, America’s secular Bethlehem, hundreds of pilgrims gathered here for a five-day festival of democracy culminating in night-time procession around the manors of power on the nation’s high…

Court orders Twitter to hand over Occupy protester’s tweets

NEW YORK — A New York judge Monday ordered Twitter to turn over data on one of its users involved in the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, in a case watched closely as a test of online freedom of speech. Manhattan criminal court Judge Matthew Sciarrino ruled that law enforcement…

15 year old twins win CNN award for video on Occupy Wall Street

A video that fifteen year old twins Anna and Rachel Otto created on “Occupy Wall Street, Day 23″ has won them an award for “Compelling Imagery” in the Second Annual CNN iReport Awards. In an interview with CNN’s Randi Kaye, the two girls described how they had put together a…

Activists occupy Amazon dam construction site

Around 300 indigenous and green activists occupied Friday the construction site of a huge hydro-electric dam across the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon, protest organizers said. The demonstration at the Belo Monte dam sought to draw attention to the project at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development taking…

Occupy Wall Street trial begins for protesters accused of trespassing

Eight Occupy Wall Street protesters accused of trespassing on the property of a New York church in December went on trial Monday. The courtroom was packed and an overflow of Occupy supporters spilled out into the hall as a Manhattan judge heard the testimony of New York City police officers…

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