Occupy Wall Street
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."
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.
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."
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?