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Sen. Bernie Sanders blasts economic inequality: This is not what democracy looks like

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) railed against the growing economic inequality in the United States during a Senate speech in support of the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012. “It is absurd that at a time when our country has a $15 trillion national debt and enormous unmet needs, the…

Middle-class areas shrinking in U.S.: study

WASHINGTON — The number of middle-income neighborhoods in the United States has dwindled significantly over the past 40 years, as the rich-poor divide deepens across the country, a study released Wednesday showed. In 2007, nearly a third of American families — 31 percent — lived in either an affluent neighborhood…

Police in riot gear order ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters to leave park

WATCH LIVE: Evicted occupiers take to the streets Hundreds of police officers in riot gear descended on the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park not long after midnight Tuesday. Police handed out letters to protesters ordering them to immediately remove their possessions from the park. The…

Mayor of St. Louis’s website hacked by ‘Occupy Wall St’ sympathizer

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – A hacker broke into the mayor of St. Louis’s website and posted a message in support of anti-Wall Street protesters who are facing eviction from a city park they occupied five weeks ago. “You can remove the movement from the city, but you cannot remove the…

Agitators blamed for Oakland unrest that injured 8

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Police arrested more than 100 demonstrators early on Thursday in clashes that activists and Oakland city officials alike blamed on agitators who provoked unrest following a day of mostly peaceful rallies against economic inequality. Officials said eight people — five civilians and three police officers —…

Police fire mace at Denver protesters, 20 arrested

DENVER (Reuters) – Police in riot gear fired pepper balls and mace into a crowd of economic protesters in Denver on Saturday and arrested 20 after some people entered the grounds of the State Capitol, police said. Denver Police Spokesman Lt. Matt Murray said about 2,000 demonstrators from “Occupy Wall…

Oakland mayor ‘sorry’ for clash that injured ex-Marine

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, who was booed out of a public square by protesters against economic inequality on Thursday, apologized for a clash between police and demonstrators that badly injured an ex-Marine. Quan, who has drawn withering criticism for her handling of a confrontation with so-called…

Wall Street protest plans global rally before G20

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An activist group that sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for global protests on Saturday to demand G20 leaders impose a “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions and currency trades. Canada-based Adbusters wants the Occupy Wall Street protest movement against economic inequality to take…

Professor explains how economic inequality harms societies

University of Nottingham professor Richard Wilkinson showed during a recent TEDTalk that economic inequality was associated with the health and basic values of a society. There is no correlation between a country’s economic prosperity and the average lifespan of its citizens, he explained. But as economic inequality increases, overall measures…

Police break up ‘Occupy Sydney’ protest in raid

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Police broke up a Sydney protest camp inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in an early morning raid on Sunday, making dozens of arrests, police and protesters said. The ‘Occupy Sydney’ protest against corporate greed and economic inequality in the Martin Place business district had been…

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