Occupy Wall Street Protests

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WASHINGTON-The White House was on lock down for more than an hour after what appeared to be a smoke bomb was thrown over the fence onto the executive compound. The smoke bomb was thrown while between 1,000 and 1,500 people affiliated with Occupy D.C. were protesting outside the White House. Reuters reports: A majority of […]

Rats have taken over two Occupy Wall Street encampment areas in Washington, D.C.’s McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza. Now health officials are worried and are comparing camp conditions to refugee camps, according to the Washington Post. SEE ALSO: MTV Pretends Poetry Night Was Ron Paul Event Since Occupiers are reportedly attracting the rodent population with their outdoor kitchens […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested as they tore down the barricades surrounding New York City’s Zuccotti Park just before midnight on New Year’s Eve. SEE ALSO: America’s Drunkest Cities Police say 68 people were arrested during the scuffle. At least one person was accused of assaulting […]

After facing some criticism for being involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement despite his capitalist credentials, including his debit card, The Rush Card, Russell Simmons has defended himself in an open letter to The Huffington Post. Simmons had been criticized by NewsOne blogger, Ryan Mack who called him “officially part of the 1%” and […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wall Street protest encampments were largely intact in Los Angeles and Philadelphia on Monday, hours after deadlines for demonstrators to clear out passed without the acrimony that marked forced evictions in other cities. See also: Don’t Be Afraid of People in Tents — Learn From Them See also: These Numbers Don’t Lie Protesters […]

Despite the fact that African Americans have been hit harder by the recession than white people, African Americans are not participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement at the same rate as white people. Despite the fact that African Americans are more than 12% of the country, according to a Fast Company survey, they only […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The protesters whose tents line the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall made it clear that they received the eviction notice issued by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Whether they’ll heed it is much less certain. See also: Millions Spent To Evict Camps, While Cutting Shelter Funds See also: Half Of The People […]

Former Obama Green Energy Czar and progressive political activist Van Jones is starting his own movement. See also: Super Committee Fails, but American People Win Riding the wave of the Occupy movement, Jones’ the American Dream Movement, a coalition of hundreds of progressive organizations, formed to become what Jones describes as the open-source brand of […]

Though corporate greed is highly frowned upon by the Occupy Wall Streeters, everybody loves a thoughtful gift. So, if you find yourself camping out for Black Friday, keep these 10 presents in mind for the friendly neighborhood protesters in your life. RELATED: Occupier: Pepper Spray Made Me Miscarry

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Occupy protesters want shoppers to occupy something besides door-buster sales and crowded mall parking lots on Black Friday. Some don’t want people to shop at all. Others just want to divert shoppers from big chains and giant shopping malls to local mom-and-pops. And while the actions don’t appear coordinated, they have […]

After being evicted from its original encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside of Oakland’s City Hall, and after weeks of  highly publicized confrontations between protestors and authorities, Occupy Oakland is fighting hard to stay alive. In the spirit of the Oakland demonstrations, which have moved to the forefront of the national Occupy movement, Good Magazine […]