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‘Occupy Portland’ protesters defy order to abandon encampment

Protesters against corporate greed in Portland, Oregon defied a midnight deadline to abandon an encampment at two adjacent city parks in a hours-long stand off with police. Thousands of “Occupy Portland” protesters gathered peacefully at Lownsdale and Chapman Squares late Saturday night to protect the encampments and remained into Sunday…

Author Stephen King releases statement supporting ‘Occupy Bangor’

From the Occupy Bangor website, this quote from author Stephen King and his wife Tabitha King: “It’s time for the wealthy to pay their fair share before the middle class becomes the forgotten class. And it’s time for the banks to give back what they were given. There are those…

‘Occupy’ protests held in European capitals for third day

LONDON — Protesters inspired by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement camped out in European cities for a third day Monday in a campaign that has got the EU and Russia both unexpectedly on the same page. From London and Frankfurt to Madrid and Amsterdam, hundreds of demonstrators pitched tents following…

‘Occupy Cleveland’ grows into ‘a small town’: report

Last week, “Occupy” protests against corporate greed sprung up all over the country. From Boston to San Francisco and everywhere in-between, the “99 percent” have become a legitimate political movement. The same is true in Cleveland, Ohio, where “a small town” has formed on the Public Square, according to local…

Mitt Romney: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest is dangerous

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney — who has raised $2.3 million from the financial sector — is no fan of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in lower Manhattan. “I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare,” he said at a retirement community in Florida. As corporations enjoy near record profits and…

Wall Street protesters approve ‘Declaration of Occupation’

The New York City General Assembly — the decision-making body for the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan — approved a statement of purpose on Friday amid concerns that the movement lacked a clear message. As corporations enjoy near record profits and Americans face staggering unemployment, protesters have pledged…

Police arrest 24 protesters outside Bank of America

NEW YORK — Twenty-four protesters were arrested as a vast crowd marched outside Bank of America offices in Boston, police said Saturday in the latest US demonstrations against corporate influence and greed. Nine men and 15 women were charged with trespassing for their part in a sit-down protest Friday afternoon,…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest slowly spreads across the United States

Small groups of demonstrators in major American cities have started their own “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations and organizers are planning further actions in more cities across the United States. A diverse coalition of people have pledged to occupy Wall Street until something is done about corporate greed and the financial…

Police block ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters

Hundreds of people marched Saturday near Wall Street in New York, but the city thwarted their bid to descend into the heart of global finance itself to protest greed, corruption and budget cuts. Protesters had planned to stake out Wall Street until their anger over a financial system they say…

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