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‘Slacktivism’ in the age of Occupy: Tuning in, signing up and tuning out

Starting last September, thousands of Americans young and old got up from their sofas and headed to various urban (and semi-urban) centers around the country as part of the Occupy Movement. They slept outdoors, risked arrest, learned twinkle-fingers and got visible to make their voices and displeasure with the current…

WATCH LIVE: Tea party and Occupy members debate

MSNBC’s Richard Lui moderates a live discussion with members of both the Occupy movement and tea party affiliated groups. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Jan. 11, 2012. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

‘Occupy DC’ protesters arrested after standoff

Police have arrested 31 protesters at an anti-Wall Street encampment in Washington and torn down the wooden shelter that activists illegally erected overnight, prompting a nine-hour confrontation. Officers on foot and horseback converged on McPherson Square, near the White House and where demonstrators have been living since late September, leading several activists to climb onto the structure…

Protesters plan to Occupy Black Friday

Across the U.S. on Black Friday, activists in the Occupy movement are urging boycotts of big chain stores. At least 150 protesters were gathering outside Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan for an anti-fur rally. In Seattle, protesters were carpooling to Wal-Mart stores. Occupy Seattle is encouraging shoppers to patronize small…

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