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Protestors give Sotheby’s clients rough reception

NEW YORK — Union workers and Occupy Wall Street activists gave a rough welcome Wednesday to well-heeled Sotheby’s clients as they arrived in limousines to attend an auction of contemporary art in New York. More than 100 protestors screamed abuse and blew ear-splitting whistles as men in suits and streams…

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.”…

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…

New York City Councilmembers urge Bloomberg not to evict ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Thirteen members of the New York City Council on Thursday urged Mayor Michael Bloomberg to allow the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters to remain camped out at Zuccotti Park. “We are writing to appeal to your not to enforce new rules at Liberty Plaza that would effectively evict the Occupy Wall…

WATCH: ‘I Am Not Moving’ compares Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street

A video combining footage of United States government leaders and clips of the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movement in downtown New York City has gone viral, reposted across several accounts on YouTube. The video opens with a statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the Egyptian uprising that sparked…

Ben & Jerry’s endorses ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

The Vermont-based ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s has announced its support for the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest, making it the first corporation to publicly endorse the weeks-long demonstration. “We know the media will either ignore you or frame the issue as to who may be getting pepper sprayed…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ seeks new ways to remain radically inclusive

As the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan grows, the demonstrators are hoping to find new ways to insure that everyone’s voice is heard. The New York City General Assembly — the decision-making body for the protest — describes itself as a “horizontal, autonomous, leaderless, modified-consensus-based system.” The body…

Keith Olbermann: Media ‘too corrupt or too dense’ to understand ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Keith Olbermann blasted the mainstream media on his show Wednesday night for being either “too corrupt or too dense” to understand the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Numerous media outlets repeated the criticism that the protest had no specific purpose or demands. Fox News host Charles Gasparino called the protest “idiotic”…

Labor unions join ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest for huge march

NEW YORK — Thousands of anti-corporate demonstrators and union members poured through New York’s financial district Wednesday to protest inequality in the US economy. The ranks of the more than two weeks-long sit-in protest in New York swelled hugely ahead of the start of the march as US labor unions…

Senator Bernie Sanders: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ has touched a nerve

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Tuesday night that the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest may have an impact on Congress. “I think they are touching a nerve,” he told MSNBC host Ed Schultz. “I think the average American understands that there is something very, very wrong when the…

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