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Mayor of St. Louis’s website hacked by ‘Occupy Wall St’ sympathizer

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – A hacker broke into the mayor of St. Louis’s website and posted a message in support of anti-Wall Street protesters who are facing eviction from a city park they occupied five weeks ago. “You can remove the movement from the city, but you cannot remove the…

Michael Moore responds to ‘hypocrisy’ criticism for supporting ‘Occupy’ protests

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore responded Thursday to accusations from conservative critics that he was a hypocrite for supporting the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations. His critics claimed that he got “rich because of capitalism” and thus should not be protesting against inequalities in the economic system of the United States. Moore…

Pat Robertson: Christians should not join ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Thursday on The 700 Club that Christians should not be involved in the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations in cities around the nation. His comment was picked up by the liberal watchdog website RightWingWatch.org. “I think this is a rebellion,” he said. “I think it is atavistic.…

Obama sympathizes with ‘Occupy’ protesters: They feel separated from government

Barack Obama told ABC News on Tuesday that he understood the frustration being expressed by the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. “In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party,” he said. “Both on the left and the right, I…

Hedges: ‘Corporations have carried out a coup d’état in my country’

In an interview published Monday, taken in Times Square during Saturday’s global day of protests, Pulitzer-winning writer Chris Hedges explained his view of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and why he’s supporting it. “I spent 20 years overseas, I’m a war correspondent,” he said. “I came back and realized that…

‘Occupy’ protesters remain camped out in Frankfurt and London

Protesters in Frankfurt and London who were inspired by the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City have vowed to remain encamped until something is done about the world’s financial system and economic injustice. Those upset with corporate greed launched worldwide street demonstrations Saturday following America’s “Occupy Wall…

Dick Gregory says Occupy Wall Street has whiff of 1960s

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Veteran comic and activist Dick Gregory said the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations were reminiscent of the 1960s civil rights movement and police violence could catapult it into a mass protest. Gregory, 78, said political leaders faced the danger of underestimating the strength of the anti-corporate protests that…

Rand Paul: Obama inflaming ‘Occupy Wall Street’ mob

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky on Fox Business warned Thursday that the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York City could become violent thanks, in part, to President Barack Obama. “As far as this Occupy Wall Street movement goes, you know I see it sort of like a Paris…

Obama: ‘Protesters are giving voice’ to Americans’ frustrations

During a White House news conference Thursday, President Barack Obama said that the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations were proof people wanted to see tighter financial regulations. “Obviously, I’ve heard of it,” the president said of the protests. “I’ve seen it on television. I think it expresses the frustrations that the…

‘Money zombies’ invade Wall Street protest

During yesterday’s “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations, a group of “money zombies” rampaged through the streets of New York City, as a theatrical mockery of the wealthy elite who runt he financial sector. Chris Longenecker, one of the protesters in zombie makeup, explained to ABC News reporter Dan Harris that the…

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