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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

We Are The 99.99%

Are we the 99 percent? "The Guardian" crunches the numbers behind Occupy Wall Street's rallying cry.

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.

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.

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?

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)

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.

Ally Bank Commercial Remixed As A Bank Robbery

This politically-charged mashup edits Ally Bank's "Stop Accepting Nonsense" commercial the way it should be -- with spliced fragments of bank heists from Hollywood movies. That's your money they're taking.

Occupy D.C. Comics

"Village Voice" cartoonist Ward Sutton had some ideas of his own how D.C. Comics should reboot their characters. It's never too late, D.C.! We've got at least an entire year until Election merch goes bad.

Man Shot With Rubber Bullet For Filming Police In Oakland

This is shocking. A man is filming a police line in Oakland when a police officer opens fires on him. I honestly am at a loss for words. But I'd like to take this moment to remind our boys in blue that pointing a camera at a police officer is not a crime.

Oakland Police Hospitalize ANOTHER Military Veteran

Former U.S. Army ranger Kayvan Sabeghi was badly beaten with batons by Oakland police as he was on his way home from an Occupy demonstration Wednesday night. Sabeghi, a local business owner, was denied medical treatment for 18 hours while in jail and is now in intensive care with a ruptured spleen.

Protestors Occupy U.S. Senator's Office

About 20 to 30 protestors began a peaceful demonstration inside Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office this morning in Washington D.C. Organizers of the group say they want to speak to him "face to face" about President Obama's Rebuild America Act, which McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans killed in a 51 to 49 vote.

The Truth About #OccupyWallStreet

Disclaimer: In this political banter, we cover the shocking truth about Occupy Wall Street from the POV of conservatives who aren't taking kindly to the prostests.

47 Photos Of #OccupyWallStreet Bearing The Cold

Citing "potential fire hazards," city officials confiscated six power generators and dozens of fuel canisters from the OWS camp this weekend. But protesters are still hanging in there -- despite the record October snowfall, high winds, inches of slush, and reports of hypothermia in Zuccotti Park. About 20 percent of the demonstrators left the scene Saturday, but "they'll be back," one protester said. "We're not going anywhere."

How The Media Is Covering #OccupyOakland's Horrific Night

So last night the streets of Oakland turned into a Michael Bay movie for a while. The images and video are somewhat reminiscent of those we saw in Egypt earlier this year. Seeing as these type of images occurring in our country are somewhat rare, I figured it would be interesting to see how the media was covering the story. Here are a few looks at where and how news sites featured the story.

Banksy Contributes A Sculpture To Occupy London

The famed street artist put together a pretty fantastic piece for the protests. But then again, I always hated Mr. Moneybags so maybe I'm biased. (So in putting this together I discovered the Monopoly mascot's official name is apparently "Rich Uncle Pennybags." You mean those bags of money are filled with pennies? I don't think that's how rich uncles roll.)

Man Attacks Occupy Albuquerque Protesters With Knife, Gets Tasered By Police

Albuquerque Police tasered 39-year-old Miguel Aguirre after he lunged at Occupy protesters with a knife and asked, "Who wants to be first?" He later told police his reason for the attack was because he felt the demonstration was disrespectful to the nearby university. He also admitted that he was on a days-long drinking binge.

#OccupyWallStreet Propaganda Posters

"The response to the Occupy movements across the country, especially in the early coverage, seems to be very dismissive and condescending," writes artist Fro. "I thought it’d be interesting to represent that visually with a bit of old school propaganda."

Meghan McCain At #OccupyWallStreet

The daughter of former Presidential Candidate John McCain, and an heiress in her own right spent some time in Zucotti Park. She says that she has a "column soon to follow." Judging from her Twitter she seems sympathetic to the situation. She would certainly make for an interesting #OWS supporter...

Okay 1%, Your Move

This photo of Steve Way illustrates how wide-ranging and serious the Occupy Wall Street protestors are. The fact is that as long as Wall Street is financing elections, this will be a concern for Steve.

#OccupyTatooine

The force is 99% strong with this one.

Occupy Wall Street Spreads To Norway

The Occupy Wall Street movement has finally arrived in Norway. So far it consists of one man only: 27-year-old Simen Spikkeland, who's set up camp outside Oslo Stock Exchange. It's hard to fight the system in a country with free health care and virtually no unemployment.

Occupy Wall Street Rap

It's about time. You can learn more about the issues addressed in 'Tap Dat A$$et' here.

Cornel West Arrested At Supreme Court

The Princeton professor and the 18 other demonstrators taken into custody will not be prosecuted for occupying the steps of the Supreme Court as part of the Occupy D.C. movement.

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