Occupy Wall Street
NYPD Presence At The Occupy Wall Street Concert
There were plenty of police (and barricades) around Foley Square on September 16, the anniversary of the Occupy movement, but nothing like when a politician or other political operative appears in the city.
Twitter-Loving Judge's OWS Ruling Is Full Of #LOLZ
Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris saw his bid to stop prosecutors from subpoenaing his Twitter records shut down by Manhattan's geekiest judge, Matthew Sciarrino Jr.
Activists In Seattle Make It Rain Money
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to throw a whole bunch of money off a building and into the street? So did we.
"Be the Crisis": The Street Art of Occupy's General Strike
Check out the graffiti and digital art Occupy Wall Street is using to publicize their May Day General Strike!
Video: Palin Takes On Occupiers
A few protesters tried to disrupt Sarah Palin's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference today. They didn't last long: the crowd (and Palin herself!) chanted "USA, USA" at the occupiers as security removed them.
Breitbart To Occupiers: "Stop Raping People!"
Andrew Breitbart really lost it Friday night on Occupiers protesting outside the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Activists Turn 85 Bank Of America ATMs Into "Truth Machines"
Members of San Francisco's Rainforest Action Network covered 85 Bank of America ATM screens with overlay stickers, the environmental organization reported, to create awareness of "everything BoA customers' money is being used for."
Iowa Coffee Shop Tosses A Group Of Occupiers
The owner of Java Joe's in Des Moines gave the boot to a handful of Occupy Iowa demonstrators Friday morning. The coffee shop's proprietor, who was hosting a scheduled appearance by GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich, said she "had to shut [the protest] down" and "couldn't stand it."
Occupy Protester Accidentally Runs Into Pole
Not a good look for the movement. The mishap occurred Friday in Iowa during Chris Christie's stump speech for Mitt Romney.
Police Clear One Man From Occupy "Site" In Texas
My hometown paper reported yesterday that "police confiscated signs and other items from the Occupy Fort Worth site" yesterday -- but there was just, like, one guy there. "Before it got cold maybe six dudes were hangin' out," one local told BuzzFeed. "They were about as distracting to motorists as those guys dressed in gorilla costumes waving around vacuum-for-sale signs." Check out the before/after photos of the sleepy Texas town's "site" below.
Calvin and Hobbes #Occupy the Lawn
Found outside a home in Rocklin, CA, the most awesome lawn display ever. Calvin and Hobbes stand with the 99 percent! (via robotmutant.com).
Occupy Melbourne's Tent Monsters
It’s illegal to camp out in the parks in Melbourne, Australia, so protesters decided to wear their tents as clothing. In America, this is what we would call trolling the cops.
UC Davis Pepper Spray LEGO Set
San Francisco artist Doctor Popular used an abandoned newspaper receptacle to install his LEGO diorama of last week's pepper spray incident at UC Davis. Doc Pop said he wanted "to get people thinking about recent police violence while they were trying to do their holiday shopping."
WWII Vet Owns Town Hall Meeting
The venerable Senator (and Occupy Wall Street supporter) Bernie Sanders held a town hall meeting at a Vermont high school last weekend, where World War II Veteran Verne McGrew stole the show. Listen to the kind man's wise words.
Occupy Wall Streeter Calls Ai Weiwei Selfish For Not Liking Occupy Wall Street Enough
This is the same Ai Weiwei who was arrested by the Chinese government for his human rights activism, so, yeah...how dare he not be more involved. From an MSNBC live chat with the outspoken artist, who still faces threat of imprisonment for his struggle against the repressive regime. A commenter named Angelina didn't think Ai was sufficiently reverential in his response about OWS. This is infuriating.
#OWS Protestors Interrupt President Obama
A group of Occupy Wall Street protestors interrupted President Obama during a speech promoting his jobs bill in Manchester, NH. I don't know about you, but I think he handled it pretty well.
Fox News On Pepper Spray: "It's A Food Product, Essentially"
I will say that for one brief second Megyn Kelly seems to concede that this was a bad move by police. But then Bill O'Reilly comes out and says, "I don't think we have the right to Monday-morning quarterback the police. Particularly at a place like UC Davis, which is a fairly liberal campus." What does that even mean?
Egyptian State TV Uses The Police Response To #Occupy To Justify Their Own Brutality
Their protests were an inspiration for ours, so why shouldn't our police's violent response be an inspiration for theirs?
Oakland Cops Beat Iraq War Veteran
Another day, another batch of police brutality videos. God bless America.
Anonymous Fights Pepper Spray With Personal Information
In response to Lt. John Pike's pepper spraying of UC Davis protestors, the international hacking group Anonymous has put out this video urging people to flood his home phone, cell, email, office, and mail box with messages condemning his actions. What do you think? Is this a fair response to an officer's use of pepper spray?
Video Of A War Vet Getting Beaten By Police At Occupy Oakland
In the video, Kayvan Sabehgi, war veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who claims he was peacefully protesting as part of the Occupy Oakland, Calif., movement on November 2nd. He was protesting in front of line of marching police officers in riot gear. At one point, a single officer appears to command Sabehgi to leave before shoving him and hitting him with a nightstick.
Judah Friedlander Visits OWS, Warns Of Alien Invasion
I honestly have no idea what the man's talking about. Well, most of what he's saying anyway. Maybe he's just ripped.
UC Davis Chancellor Shamed By Student Body
UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, who approved the police action taken November 18 on her students, gets the silent treatment from her school as she leaves campus. Silence has never been so deafening.
We Are The 99.99%
Are we the 99 percent? "The Guardian" crunches the numbers behind Occupy Wall Street's rallying cry.
Newt Gingrich On OWS: "Go Get A Job Right After You Take A Bath"
At the faith-based
Republican debate Thanksgiving Family Forum on Saturday evening, Newt Gingrich shared his particularly mean sentiments about Occupy Wall Street with Iowa churchgoers. (via gotchamediablog.com)
Maybe Occupy Wall Street Has A Point
One horror story in North Carolina might help shine more light on why banks need shorter leashes.
Occupy Baltimore Interrupts Karl Rove Speech
To the GOP braniac's credit, he had the
cohones cojones to not leave the stage and snap back at the protesters (unlike Scott Walker). Best line of the night: "This is actually the most fun you can have on a Tuesday in Baltimore."
UC Davis Students Pepper Sprayed During Peaceful Demonstration
Police maced a group of students at the University of California, Davis, yesterday after they refused to remove their tents from the quad. About 50 protesters have been camping out there since they were kicked out of the administration building two days prior. No fatal injuries were reported on the scene, but ... I'm not so sure UC Davis police can justify their actions here.
Shepard Fairey Remixes His Iconic Hope Poster For #Occupy
It's pretty amazing that the artist that helped President Obama get elected is now using his own iconic design to appeal to the President on behalf of the #Occupy movement.
10 Tips For Filming Occupy Wall Street
Witness, the international human rights organization that trains activists on how to use video for change, have put together these tips on effectively filming and sharing documentation of protests, arrests, and police conduct.
Occupy, California Style
Police remove most laid back protester ever from the corner of 4th and Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles.
Striking Photo Of A Pepper Sprayed Protestor At #OccupyPortland
I still can't get over the fact that photos like this have been coming out so consistently from protests in our own country. It's becoming harder not to become desensitized by it.
The NYC Skyline Is Now Occupied
Nothing like a little bat-signal-style protest. The side of the Verizon Building has been displaying pro-99% messages this evening as protestors marched across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Is Anne Hathaway Occupying Wall Street?
Twitter user @Elana_Brooklyn tweeted a photo of someone who resembles the star holding a sign that said "Blackboards Not Bullets" during today's protests in Union Square. Hathaway does live in New York and her newest movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," did just wrap filming near Zuccotti Park, but it's hard to tell if it's her. What do you think?
The Daily Show Reveals That Zuccotti Park Had Its Own Ghetto
I don't think I could love Jon Stewart and Samantha Bee any more. It is an impossibility.
OWS Raid Set To "New York, New York"
Filmmaker Casey Neistat filmed the November 15th OWS raid and set the beautifully tense scene to the iconic "New York, New York". If you can make it there you can make it anywhere. (Best bit is at 3:05)
Keith Olbermann Blasts Bloomberg's Handling Of #OccupyWallStreet
Well said, Mr. Olbermann. Bloomberg Now, Bloomberg Tomorrow, Bloomberg Forever!
Zuccotti Park Zoo: Being There
Cinema verite-style documentary footage of Zuccotti Park at night, before it got cleared out by NYC police on November 15, 2011.