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Author: NYPD violence has helped ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Appearing on Wednesday night’s broadcast of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, author Errol Louis, an anchor at NY1 News, explained how the New York Police Department has actually been a major motivating force for “Occupy Wall Street” and the 99 Percent movement. The most startling example of police violence came just…

Marine veteran on ‘Occupy’ protests: This is our time to change greed in America

The Marine Corps veteran seen in videos shouting at New York City police officers during the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration appeared Monday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the situation. Sgt. Shamar Thomas, of the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, confronted a group of police officers and…

Matt Taibbi: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ should demand end to monopolies

Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibbi appeared Thursday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York City and other places. He said a good demand for the protesters would be to break up the “too big to fail” companies, because they “are…

‘Occupy Tucson’ organizer gives advice on how to start new chapters

In an interview with Current TV’s liberal news host Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night, “Occupy Tucson” organizer Craig Barber gave viewers a few tips on how they can start new chapters of the protest movement in their own towns and cities. Namely, he hit on a political meme that runs…

Feingold: Republicans ‘nervous’ that ‘Occupy’ protests ‘might work’

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, arguably one of the most progressive members the Senate has seen in decades, joined Current TV’s liberal news host Keith Olbermann on Monday night to encourage more Democrats to support the “Occupy” protests sweeping the country. “My sense is that there’s great fear that this…

Russell Simmons says Occupy Wall St. goal is simple: Power to the people

Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons said Monday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that despite frequent criticism that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement had no specific purpose or grievances, the goal of the demonstration was quite simple. “They’re at Wall Street because Wall Street runs our government and they’d like to,”…

Spitzer to Obama: Support Occupy Wall Street

Former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer (D) told Current TV’s Keith Olbermann that the Occupy Wall Street protests should be a sign to President Barack Obama. “What the NYPD did with the arrest of 700 protesters on Brooklyn Bridge was the single best public relations for the protesters because suddenly…

Sanders skewers the ‘class warfare’ of America’s ‘economic royalists’

Appearing on Tuesday night’s edition of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) felt the need to correct former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Earlier that day, the former Massachusetts governor labeled the protest “dangerous” and “class warfare.” “The irony is that Romney is…

Ruffalo: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ is ‘a beautiful celebration of democracy’

Appearing on Tuesday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, actor Mark Ruffalo cheered on protesters at “Occupy Wall Street,” calling his visit to the protest site “a beautiful celebration of democracy.” “This is a movement that’s transcending political ideologies,” he said. “It’s a movement that’s touching people all over the United…

Moore: The ‘Occupy’ movement will only continue to grow

Appearing on Monday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, activist filmmaker Michael Moore explained that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has all the momentum it needs to continue growing rapidly. “This is something much larger. We oppose the way our economy is structured. The economic system itself, at its core, is…

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