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Protesters ‘mic check’ Gingrich in Iowa

Protesters affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement on Wednesday interrupted Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich during a speech at the University of Iowa. “Mic check,” the protesters shouted. “We are here to protest your speech today. We object to your callous and arrogant attitude toward poverty and poor people.”…

Port truck drivers thank ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters

A group of port truck drivers thanked the “99 Percenters” on Monday for bringing attention to their profession, which they claim is rife with labor abuses. “Occupy” protesters disrupted traffic at ports along the U.S. west coast on Monday, as a small number were arrested for seeking to shut down…

Children of OWS post paper hearts, cops rip them down

An anti-bullying march by parents and children directed against the New York Police Department’s arrests of peaceful protesters encountered a first-hand taste of what they were protesting against when police ripped down the paper hearts the children were attempting to post at City Hall. As described by Margaret Flowers at…

Occupy Wall Street reaches the North Pole via Internet

The Occupy Wall Street movement reached Santa’s workshop on Friday, at least in the imagination of a Miami web firm that has come up with a way to rant with wit over the Christmas holiday. Occupy North Pole (www.occupynorthpole.net) features a platoon of elves in green tights waving placards bearing…

‘Mockupy’ protesters crash set of ‘Law and Order: SVU’

Last night, a group of peaceful protesters crashed the set of an ‘Occupy Wall Street’-themed episode of the long-running TV show “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” According to The Huffington Post, the show’s producers constructed a replica in New York City’s Foley Park of the Zuccoti Park encampment where…

Police arrest 62 as ‘Occupy’ protesters target lobbyists

WASHINGTON — Police arrested 62 protesters Wednesday as supporters of Occupy Wall Street targeted lobbyists who promote the interests of corporate America in Washington’s corridors of power. Undeterred by steady rain, more than 1,000 marchers — many of them labor-union activists — shut down several blocks of K Street, epicenter…

Police arrest 12 during ‘Take Back the Capitol’ rally

WASHINGTON — US police made a dozen arrests near the White House on Wednesday as more than a thousand demonstrators converged in the latest protest against corporate greed and inequitable distribution of wealth. After an hour of face-to-face talks, officers including some on horseback, started to detain demonstrators who had…

Bank’s leaked email admits ‘Occupy’ movement ‘could impact our industry’

A national effort to reclaim vacant properties has one of the country’s largest lenders scrambling. The financial website Zero Hedge has allegedly obtained a memo from Bank of America’s field services operation warning, “We need to make sure we are all prepared.” Vocal New York organizer Sean Barry told Raw…

Anti-Wall Street groups arrive for Washington meet

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters and union activists on Monday began to arrive in Washington for a campaign in which they aim to “Take back the Capitol from corporate control.” A week of demonstrations and sit-ins are planned “in the name of the 99 percent,” that the anti-corporate…

Judge rules Seattle college can evict Occupy protesters

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A judge rejected on Friday a bid by anti-Wall Street activists to block their eviction from a Seattle community college, clearing the way for the city to remove them as early as next week. Officials at Seattle Central Community College said they would start posting no-camping notices…

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