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Ray Kelly: NYPD has ‘means to take down a plane’

In an interview that aired Sunday, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly shocked CBS’ Scott Pelley by telling him that the NYPD has the capability to shoot down a plane if needed. “Are you satisfied that you’ve dealt with threats from aircraft, even light planes, model planes, that kind…

Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street is ‘where the hope of America lies’

Journalist Chris Hedges put in an appearance at the Occupy Wall Street protest on Sunday morning and engaged in a lengthy interview, during which he described the protest as “really where the hope of America lies.” Hedges was particularly impressed by the significance of Saturday’s mass arrests on the part…

Police arrest 80 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors

NEW YORK — At least 80 people protesting in New York against the US financial system and Wall Street practices were arrested in the first big crackdown since demonstrators began camping on city streets a week ago. “About 80 arrests were made,” a spokesman for the New York Police Department…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest enters sixth day

The “Occupy Wall Street” protest that started on Saturday has lasted six days. The protesters are camped out in New York’s old Liberty Plaza, one block from the Federal Reserve. They’re holding camp in an effort to inspire others to join them, borrowing their tactics from Egyptians who camped in…

Colbert has trouble finding ‘hippie argle-bargle’ in ‘Occupy Wall St.’

In a segment Wednesday night, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert tried to crack jokes about the “moon units” protesting Wall Street, but seemed to have a little trouble finding the “mindless hippie argle-bargle” he wanted. “Today I sent a camera crew to film the fabulous furry freak show and find…

Olbermann calls out media hypocrisy on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Keith Olbermann pointed out Wednesday night on Countdown that the major newspapers had been ignoring the five-day-long “Occupy Wall Street” protests, but would have scrambled to cover a similar-sized tea party protest. “Why isn’t any major news outlet covering this?” he asked. “If that’s a tea party protest in front…

Roseanne Barr appears at Occupy Wall Street protest

Actress and TV producer Roseanne Barr made a surprise appearance at the Occupy Wall Street protest, where she called for “a new capitalism.” “I’m talking about a system that rewards hard work and ambition but cares for it’s weakest child,” she said. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on September 19,…

Occupy Wall Street organizer: Republicans are the ones waging class warfare

David Graeberm, one of the organizers of the “Occupy Wall Street” protest, said Monday on Democracy Now that it was Republicans, not President Barack Obama, who were engaged in class warfare. “Well, generally speaking, when you hear a Republican talk about class warfare, you know they’re waging it,” he said.…

Protesters besiege Wall Street, pledging ‘long term’ occupation

After a “day of rage” on Friday that saw over 5,000 protesters march through Wall Street, only to be rebuffed by a police barricade, organizers say their struggle has only just begun. Presently encamped one block from the Federal Reserve are several hundred protesters, in a tent city that’s sprung…

More than 1,000 ‘Day of Rage’ protesters march around Wall Street

More than 1,000 people staged a large rally over the weekend near Wall Street in New York. The protesters had planned to “occupy” Wall Street, but police blocked all the streets near the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan. “A lot of us feel there is…

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