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Eight arrested as police move in on Occupy DC

Police swept through the Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, arresting eight people in a day-long raid that virtually shut down the tent colony a stone’s throw from the White House. Some scuffles broke out, but stunned members of Occupy DC otherwise put up little resistance as National Park Service…

Seven arrested, tents seized as police target Occupy DC

Police in riot gear clamped down on the Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street on Saturday, seizing tents and bedding from the four-month-old tent colony and arresting seven protesters. Stunned members of Occupy DC in McPherson Square, three blocks from the White House, shouted words of anger, but otherwise put…

Police tell Occupy DC to remove ‘tent of dreams’

WASHINGTON — Police ordered the Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday to pull down a “tent of dreams” it erected the day before in an escalation of its protest against corporate power and greed. Members of Occupy DC in McPherson Square, a stone’s throw from the White House,…

Seattle occupier gets ‘gay married’ to 107-year-old building

An “Occupy Wall Street” protester in Seattle was so desperate to save a 107-year-old building from destruction that she decided to marry it Sunday afternoon. According to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV, Babylonia Aivaz made the unorthodox decision to go into wedlock with the “10th and Union” warehouse after hearing it would…

Over 200 ‘Occupy’ protesters arrested in Oakland

LOS ANGELES — Police fired tear gas and arrested more than 200 people and four people were injured as anti-Wall Street protesters tried but failed to take over downtown buildings, including City Hall, in Oakland, California. Protesters from Occupy Oakland — the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street — first…

Rash of ‘Occupy’ arrests tank America’s annual press freedom score

In the wide world of reporting, the nation of Finland is the very best place to be a journalist — or Norway (they’re tied for first). But in the United States, press freedoms are gradually sinking into the mire, and with them, so too goes the nation’s placement on the…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ drops eviction lawsuit

“Occupy Wall Street” protesters dropped on Tuesday their two month lawsuit against New York City over the group’s eviction from Zuccotti Park. The National Lawyers Guild, representing the protesters, said the decision stemmed from private security removing the barricades surrounding the park two weeks ago. The park’s owner, Brookfield Properties,…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ puts its hopes in spring rebirth

Two months after being ejected from their campsite in New York’s financial district, the founders of Occupy Wall Street hope the arrival of spring will breathe new life into a flagging campaign. On Thursday, barely 20 people attended the daily General Assemblymeeting at Zuccotti Park, the square where the OWS movement was born in September last year…

WATCH LIVE: Protesters ‘Occupy the Courts’

Occupy Wall Street activists will demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court Friday and outside courts all over the country to mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Watch this live video from protesters with “Occupy the Courts,” broadcast Jan. 20, 2011.…

Occupier Jesse LaGreca: The movement needs to change laws

“Occupy Wall Street” protester Jesse LaGreca told The Young Turks host Cenk Ugyur on Tuesday that he thought the movement should lobby lawmakers. “I’m a political creature and in my vision Occupy Wall Street should be about changing laws, whether it is bringing back Glass-Steagall [Act], campaign finance reform or…

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