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Zurich police evict ‘Occupy’ protesters

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss police on Tuesday evicted anti-banker protesters from the Lindenhof, an ancient square in one of the oldest parts of Zurich, just hours after a similar move by police in New York against an anti-Wall Street demonstration. The 50 or so protesters were given 20 minutes to…

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…

WATCH LIVE: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protesters return to park

Hundreds of police surrounded the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti’s Park early Tuesday morning, evicting the protesters and arresting about 200 people. The protesters have begun to return to the park, but are not allowed to bring tents, drums and other items. Follow it live on…

Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz speaks at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz spoke to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Tuesday at the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in lower Manhattan. “Many of U.S. residents were in solidarity with us,” she said. “So, we have to keep going all over the world, because another world is possible for all…

MTV to air ‘True Life’ special on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ demonstration

MTV will air a special documentary November 5 on the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. As part of the long-running documentary series True Life, MTV embedded with protesters at Zuccotti Park to “get a real sense of how the Occupy movement is taking shape.”…

Veterans at ‘Occupy Louisville’ talk to Democracy Now

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman visited the “Occupy Louisville” demonstration over the weekend and spoke with a number of protesters, including two veterans. “I’m here because this is our moment to stand up and to voice the grievances, to voice what we’ve all been thinking of for a long time,”…

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson visits ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protest

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday visited the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park to talk with the protesters. The former Governor of New Mexico and libertarian is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports withdrawing…

Libertarian Overstock.com CEO supports ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com, talked to The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Tuesday night at the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. He described himself as a libertarian who was fond of the economic ideas of Milton Friedman. “I think there’s a difference…

Alec Baldwin visits ‘Occupy Wall Street’ demonstration

NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin, star of the hit TV show “30 Rock,” was the latest celebrity to visit the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, and he urged them to find some goals. “OWS needs to coalesce around some legislative policy. The ‘occupy’ strategy may be an effective…

Robert Reich: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest is already successful

Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich on Wednesday night said the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration had already succeeded in changing the political discourse of the United States. “I actually had, for the first time in years, conversations with people who spontaneously began to talk…

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