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'Occupy' Winds Lift de Blasio

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Bill de Blasio called it "a tale of two cities" — not "Occupy Wall Street." But the fierce anti-inequality sentiment that provoked mass protests two years ago Tuesday is giving his campaign for mayor a huge boost. And, that's fine with de Blasio.

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One Year Later, Assessing Occupy’s Impact

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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For the first time in several months, the Occupy Wall Street movement grabbed headlines with protests marking its first anniversary. The movement that introduced the chant "We are the 99-percent" to the lexicon, has also been marked by tensions with the police, as well tensions within the grassroots organization. But how much has changed inside and outside Occupy Wall Street in the past year?

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The Takeaway

What Would Don Draper Do?: Rebranding the Occupy Movement

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Before there were tents in Zuccotti Park, before there were demonstrations, the creative minds at the Canadian magazine Adbusters had already made the name "Occupy Wall Street" — a Twitter hash tag that was creating buzz. And then they had a slogan: We are the 99 percent. Unsurprising for a group that has specialized in activism through subversive advertising, or subvertising, as they call it.

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Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street Protesters Due in Court

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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More than 300 arrested during Occupy Wall Street demonstrations this fall are expected to pack a Manhattan courthouse this week to answer the charges.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: OWS Skeptics

Friday, November 18, 2011

Listeners who aren't buying into the Occupy Wall Street protests call in. Do you disagree with all or parts of the goals and tactics? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OWS: Two Months In

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dubbed the "anti-leader of Occupy Wall Street" by Bloomberg Businessweek, David Graeber, an American anthropologist at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years,  talks about where OWS goes from here.

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Lower Manhattan Businesses Hope Fewer Protesters Mean More Customers

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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The removal of the Occupy Wall street encampment from Zuccotti Park has left some downtown stores and restaurants optimistic that their business will soon return to normal.

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Protesters Try to Retrieve Items Confiscated from Zuccotti Park

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Anti-Wall Street protesters tried to reclaim their confiscated items from the Department of Sanitation on Wednesday, a day after 26 truckloads of sleeping bags, tents, books and other belongings were taken by police during an overnight sweep of Zuccotti Park.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Legal Standing of OWS

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly and Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, discuss  the legal standing of the Occupy Wall Street protesters here in New York City as well as around the country.

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Look | Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

PHOTOS. Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided Zuccotti Park early Tuesday, evicting dozens of protesters from what has become the headquarters of the corporate greed demonstrations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What OWS Tells Us About Mike Bloomberg

Monday, November 07, 2011

WNYC political analyst, longtime New York Times political writer and author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, Joyce Purnick, discusses Mayor Bloomberg's response to Occupy Wall Street. And Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone on Mike Bloomberg's analysis of the financial meltdown.

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Occupy Wall Street's Message Doesn't Resonate with All of the 99%

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters say they represent the 99 percent of the population that’s not wealthy. It’s a big percentage, and includes all kinds of people and income levels. But while Occupy Wall Street may have sparked a global protest, the message has failed to resonate in some of New York’s poorest communities.

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Newly Acquired Wealth Gives Occupy Wall Street Opportunities and Challenges

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Having raised approximately half a million dollars, Occupy Wall Street now sits atop more wealth than most protesters ever expected — presenting some opportunities for organizers, as well as some challenges.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Occupy Wall Street Dialogue

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer; Greg David, director of the business reporting from at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a contributor to Crain's New York Business; Kathryn Wylde, New York Federal Reserve deputy chairwoman and head of the Partnership for New York City; and Jesse LaGreca  of #occupywallstreet and the Daily Kos, participate in a dialogue about the issues at the heart of the Occupy Wall Street protests, including inequality and the contribution of investment banking to the economic life of the city and the country.

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Occupy Albany Demonstrators Hunker Down For Winter

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Occupy Albany demonstrators are using outdoor heaters as they hunker down across from the state capitol.

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Occupy Wall Street Releases First Financial Report

Monday, October 31, 2011

In a bid to remain transparent as it amasses hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, Occupy Wall Street released its first financial report Monday. The report, compiled by the OWS Finance working group, covers revenues and expenses from September 16 through October 18, during which time the protest raised $454,437.47 in donations.

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Rain, Snow Test OWS Protesters

Saturday, October 29, 2011

As New York City endures a record-breaking, unseasonably early winter storm, those camping out in Zuccotti Park as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests are getting their first taste of what conditions may be like when the seasons officially change.

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FDNY Removes Fire Hazards From Zuccotti Park

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said dozens of firefighters went to Zuccotti Park Friday morning to remove fire hazards from the anti-Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Occupy Protests in Oakland and Nationally

Friday, October 28, 2011

Scott Johnson, Oakland Tribune reporter, talks about the recent violence at Occupy Oakland, and NPR’s Margot Adler looks at the national picture.

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The Takeaway

Occupy Protesters' Focus on Income Inequality 'Just Plain Wrong'

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Takeaway is continuing our conversation this week on income inequality in America. We’ve covered the Occupy movement, where inequality is a rallying cry, and we reported on a Congressional Budget Office report that highlighted the growth in uneven incomes over the last three decades.We’re taking another look at income inequality this morning, this time from a guest who says Occupy protestors are wrong to focus on income inequality. 

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