When the Occupy Wall Street movement set up camp in New York’s financial district in September 2011, few people paid much attention to the self-proclaimed 99 per cent. But the tents in Zuccotti Park were like a spark to America’s social kindling.
The first amendment is on the ropes as a secretive court ruling will force Twitter to hand user account information over to the Boston Police Department. The case highlights fears that political speech is increasingly being criminalized in America.
Law enforcement can already beat protesters with batons, spray subversive chemicals into their eyeballs, shoot rubber bullets at a speed of around 100 yards-per-second and blast deafening sound bursts.
The 99 percent has found an ally 2,500 years in the past. It just so happens that it’s with those that found themselves in the Ancient Roman plebian and slave classes.
As the mainstream outlets in the US continue to pick and choose approaches to coverage according to geographic location and potential political gain, it’s becoming increasingly visible that selective facts aren't really facts at all.
Massive “Occupy” protests have again erupted across America, paralyzing its West Coast. From the blocked port of Oakland to the shipping hub of Seattle, thousands of disenchanted activists have taken to the streets in defiance of a police crackdown.
Demonstrators from the US-born Occupy movement marched on several West Coast ports on Monday, hoping to shut them down. And according to journalist Felipe Messina, the movement is showing just how flawed Americans think their political system is.
Officers within the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department have confirmed that undercover cops infiltrated the Occupy LA encampment and conducted clandestine surveillance on the protesters in the days leading up to last month’s raid and eviction.
The US police continue to play cat and mouse with the Occupy movement, having torn down the last remaining Occupy Wall Street camp in San Francisco, arresting 55 people for illegal lodging.
Forty-seven people have been arrested during a police clear-out of Boston’s Dewey Square Occupy camp. Public health and safety was cited as grounds for the eviction.
Up to 70 arrests have been made in Washington DC after the police dispersed a mass demonstration only walking distance away from the White House. “Occupiers” blocked downtown streets to protest against high unemployment and corporate bailouts.
Police clad in riot gear cracked down hard on another Occupy encampment early Wednesday morning, this time dismantling the tent city in San Francisco, California and arresting 70 protesters.
The ongoing anti-greed Occupy protests have seen too many instances of police using brutal tactics against demonstrators. Some says the US is militarizing its police force and squashing the very freedoms it is so keen to preach internationally.
At least one protester has been injured as riot police were clearing an OWS encampment in a downtown Portland park area in Oregon, USA, on Saturday night. The teenager was hit in the face with a police baton. Several others were arrested.
LA police used nearly a dozen undercover detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment in the weeks before Wednesday's raid to learn about plans of resistance and the location of any weapons that might be used against police.
The Los Angeles police chief says more than 200 Occupy LA protesters were arrested as over a thousand officers moved in to dismantle the Occupy LA City Hall Camp. A similar encampment in Philadelphia have been cleaned early hours on Wednesday.
It ain’t called Black Friday for nothing: every day after Thanksgiving, the leftovers haven’t gone cold yet, but crowds are already charging to start the year’s biggest event – Christmas shopping. But this year, Occupy Wall Street could change that.
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