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Germany delays signing anti-piracy treaty as opposition mounts

Opposition has been mounting worldwide to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which would creative a new set of international standards for enforcing so-called “intellectual property” rights. Many opponents see the provisions of the agreement as threatening the integrity of the Internet by promoting censorship and criminalizing everyday online activities. It was…

Oakland port reopens after Occupy protests

One of the United States’ busiest sea ports reopened, a day after being closed down by anti-Wall Street protests that again turned violent in Oakland, Californian. The Port of Oakland resumed full operations after the docks, the fourth biggest in the United States by cargo volume, were closed overnight as…

Port of Oakland begins to re-open after protests

Operations at one of the busiest US ports “partially resumed” Thursday, a day after they were closed down following anti-Wall Street protests, officials said. The Port of Oakland said staff were returning to work after the docks, the fourth biggest in the United States by cargo volume according to its…

‘Occupy’ protestors find allies in app makers

OAKLAND, California — US street protestors have won allies in software makers who have crafted programs that let smartphones fire off word of imminent arrest or let rallying cries be heard by crowds. A free “I’m Being Arrested” application was available on Thursday at the online Android Market stocked with…

Erick Erickson: GOP should not dismiss ‘Occupy’ protests

Erick Erickson, CNN contributor and founder of RedState.org, said Friday that the Republican Party should not completely dismiss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in lower Manhattan and other cities. He noted that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and the tea party movement were both opposed to the Troubled Asset…

Matt Taibbi: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ should demand end to monopolies

Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibbi appeared Thursday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York City and other places. He said a good demand for the protesters would be to break up the “too big to fail” companies, because they “are…

Politics professor: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ a turning point for the left

Dorian Warren, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at Columbia University, appeared Monday on Democracy Now to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in Manhattan and other cities across the United States. “This is an incredibly significant moment, I think, in U.S. history,” he told Amy Goodman.…

Romney: Protesters ‘trying to find scapegoats to attack’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who recently declared that “corporations are people,” urged the Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday not to “attack a whole class of Americans.” “I’ve been really disappointed and in some respects a little frightened by the president’s rhetoric — this class warfare — trying to find…

Paul Ryan: Obama ‘sowing class envy and social unrest’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street protests were the fault of President Barack Obama for “sowing class envy and social unrest.” Ryan told NBC’s David Gregory that the real source of the sluggish economy and lack of jobs was that businesses “needed…

Cantor ‘concerned about growing mobs’ at Occupy Wall Street

At the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) referred to the Occupy Wall Street protests as “growing mobs.” “This administration’s policies have resulted in an assault on many of our nation’s bedrock principles,” Cantor declared. “If you read the newspapers today, I, for…

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