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Hannity tells Perry he sounds like ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Fox News host Sean Hannity told Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday night that he sounded like an “Occupy Wall Street” protester. Perry had earlier in the day asserted that both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, the firm he founded, were “vultures” for preying on distressed companies.…

WikiLeaks truck up for sale on eBay

The infamous Wikileaks truck that has been a presence at Occupy Wall Street since last fall has now been put up for sale on eBay . The “Wikileaks Mobile Information Collection Unit” — actually a repainted U-Haul truck that has no official connection with Wikileaks — is instantly recognizable for…

American Dialect Society names ‘Occupy’ word of the year for 2011

The American Dialect Society, an organization dedicated to the study of language in North America, has named “Occupy” its word of the year for 2011 following the proliferation of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. “It’s a very old word, but over the course of just a few months it took…

Columbia University to offer ‘Occupy Wall Street’ course

Add becoming an Ivy League college course to the list of accomplishments for the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. According to The New York Post, Columbia University’s anthropology department will offer a full credit course about the national and global demonstrations next semester, titled “Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters return to Zuccotti Park

As many in New York turned their attention towards new resolutions in new places for 2012, “Occupy Wall Street” protesters enthusiastically returned to Zuccotti Park Saturday night. According to the New York Daily News, demonstrators knocked down barricades surrounding the park 90 minutes prior to midnight in a full fledge…

Permit extended for Washington protesters

WASHINGTON — A Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street has won a green light to keep occupying until February 28, officials said Thursday, so long as it shares its space with a conservative group. Occupy Washington DC in Freedom Plaza, which grew out of an anti-war protest in early October,…

Madrid to New York: The year of Western protest

NEW YORK — From Spain’s “indignados” protesters to Occupy Wall Street, 2011 was the year when people power, fueled by frustration at a deepening financial crisis, confronted the Western world’s elites. Initially it was the drama in North Africa that gripped the world, starting with Tunisians ousting president-for-life Zine El…

‘Occupy the Caucus’ protesters arrested at Wells Fargo bank in Iowa

Three people affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement were arrested at a Wells Fargo branch in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The protesters said they targeted Wells Fargo because the bank gave $61,500 to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. “Wells Fargo along with other banks…

5 strange things on which Occupy Wall Street spent donor money

While the Occupy Wall Street movement was raking in its more than $686,000 in donations from people all over the country determined to help the occupiers with food, shelter, sanitation and more, the Finance-cum-Accounting working group was allocating money based on General Assembly votes and other working group requests. Though,…

Parody video: Grandma got indefinitely detained now

Arab-American comedian Remy Munasifi, who has lampooned everything from “Occupy Wall Street” to the debt ceiling debt, uploaded a video to YouTube on Monday that parodies the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and indefinite detention. The parody music video is based on the goofy Christmas tune “Grandma Got Run Over by…

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