12:27 PM, February 29th, 2012
There’s a law against everything. That’s America.
That’s what one cop told an Occupy Wall Street protester last night in Zuccotti Park. Eight of an estimated 30 protesters were arrested, mostly for disorderly conduct. Kind of the anti-'Wire', no? (via NY Mag)
11:04 AM, January 31st, 2012

Frontpage: Tuesday, Jan 31st

  1. Officials: Iran Willing to Attack U.S.: U.S. intelligence officials said in a report Tuesday that Iran is increasingly willing to attack on U.S. soil in response to American threats.
  2. U.N. Meets on SyriaWorld leaders are in New York on Tuesday to discuss a plan to end the violence in Syria, which continues to worsen as President Bashar al-Assad’s troops retaliate against gains made by rebels over the weekend.
  3. Romney Has Early Lead: Polls have been open in Florida for 4 hours, but Romney already has reason to be confident. Analysis of 632,000 early votes put him up by at least 60,000 votes.
  4. Italy Ends Shipwreck Search: Rescue has become too dangerous to continue at the Costa Concordia site, says Italy’s Civil Protection Agency.
  5. Occupy D.C. Vows to Flout Ban: Occupy D.C. protesters said Tuesday that they planned to remain in two parks near the White House despite an order by the U.S. National Park Service to stop camping in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza. 

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5:21 PM, January 30th, 2012

A flyer handed out by “Occupy kids” at a Romney event in Florida. Photo by Brian Braiker of the Guardian, who suspects those handing them out might be “Newt moles.”

12:39 PM, January 30th, 2012
As Oakland cleans up this week, it’s time for a change. The tired tropes of police brutality, radical occupiers, zip ties, tear gas, and vandalism have begun to lose their allure. We don’t want war. We want change.
U.C. Berkley student Christopher Haugh, an Occupy Oakland protester, explains why the Movement is losing its idealistic roots.  
6:15 PM, January 25th, 2012


The United States has fallen 27 places in the Press Freedom Index. The reason? The many arrests of journalists covering Occupy protests.

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11:15 AM, January 17th, 2012

The latest in our op-video campaign features our columnist Michelle Goldberg, who says that progressives shouldn’t give up on Obama or electoral politics

1:00 PM, December 28th, 2011


Why people hate Congress, in one chart

based on data from Wealth, Income, and Power

For Occupy Wall Street’s take on this, we got Jeff Smith, a member of the OWS press team, to write a piece about the cash that’s corrupting Congress

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1:00 PM, December 21st, 2011
Thousands of local police departments nationwide have been amassing stockpiles of military-style equipment in the name of homeland security, aided by more than $34 billion in federal grants since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a Daily Beast investigation conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting has found.
Your townies are just about ready for an end-of-days war, our investigation has found. That’s…concerning! But surprising? Not at all. (via newsweek
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11:00 AM, December 21st, 2011



OWS Invests In Unmanned Surveillance Drone Dubbed The ‘Occucopter’

For years we’ve seen images of the military’s unmanned aerial vehicles aiding soldiers in combat zones, and their evolution from surveillance tools to the heavily weaponized Predator drones. Now, the Guardian reports, Occupy Wall Street livestreamer Tim Pool hopes to use that technology as an additional set of eyes on the police department.

Tim Pool, an Occupy Wall Street protester, has acquired a Parrot AR drone he amusingly calls the “occucopter”. It is a lightweight four-rotor helicopter that you can buy cheaply on Amazon and control with your iPhone. It has an onboard camera so that you can view everything on your phone that it points at. Pool has modified the software to stream live video to the internet so that we can watch the action as it unfolds. [more]

(images courtesy of Time/iPhoneZA/GeekAlerts)

Wow, Occupy just stepped up its game. Be sure to read Manic, Chill’s full piece.

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10:00 AM, December 14th, 2011



TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

An obvious choice. But a great one.

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5:31 PM, December 13th, 2011

Long Beach, California: A protester faces riot police during an attempt to shut down West Coast ports.


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12:04 PM, December 8th, 2011

Say hello to Rep. Jerry Nadler, the Congressman from New York who’s sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding a full investigation of the NYPD and their conduct handling the ‘Occupy’ protesters. 

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