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Judge Hears Motion to Dismiss OWS Brooklyn Bridge Arrests

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Attorneys representing Occupy Wall Street protesters asked a federal judge to dismiss the mass arrests of 700 demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge in early October. The protesters' lawsuit, brought against the city, argues that the arrests, which took place during a march, were unconstitutional and resulted from the "entrapment" of demonstrators by police officers.

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Manhattan Councilman Wants to Give Stipend to Occupy Wall Street

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez asked to donate his most recent $5,000 leadership stipend to the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to his letter to the Council Speaker.

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Opinion: Occupy Movement Stuck in Second Gear

Monday, January 02, 2012

Regardless of where the Occupy movement decides to fall on issues, and even if it got well-organized overnight, remaining a protest movement that does not mobilize toward electing friendly politicians or enacting friendly legislation will get them nowhere.

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The Takeaway

2011 Is History: Looking Back at a Tumultuous Year

Friday, December 30, 2011

Some years just seem to have less impact than others. But 2011 held the Arab Spring, the death of Osama bin Laden, Occupy Wall Street, protests against austerity measures and the ousting of Berlusconi, as well as the end of the Iraq War. Which events of the past year will make it to the history textbooks, and which will be esoteric stories we confuse our grandkids with?

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Iowa GOP Ups Protection Against Hacker Attack

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Iowa Republican Party is increasing security of the electronic systems it will use next week to count the votes from presidential caucusegoers. Law enforcement and cyber security geeks are also on high alert following a threat from a group of hackers delivered via video. 

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Opinion: Occupy Pop Culture

Monday, December 26, 2011

However much Occupy Wall Street doesn't want to be co-opted - by pop culture, commercialism or even other progressive institutions - it isn't stopping the culture-at-large from embracing the images and spirit of the movement.

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Protesters' Plan to Fix Foreclosed Home Put on Hold

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, who took over a Brooklyn house in foreclosure since 2008 have yet to be kicked out of the property. But they haven't been able to fix up the place yet, either.

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The Empire

How to know if someone is running for Mayor in 2013

Friday, December 16, 2011

The candidate will be able, in one sentence, to shove every campaign talking point and example of effective leadership into one sentence, regardless of the question. Like City Council Speaker Christine Quinn did earlier today on the Leonard Lopate Show. The topic, for what it's worth, is the city's food system:

Though I think a lot of the work were doing now in the council, whether it is to end fingerprinting for food stamps, whether it's recently having filed a lawsuit against a proposal to push homeless people in need out of the homeless system, or our efforts in FoodWorks and other places to try and create more jobs for New Yorkers at different economic and education levels, I hope speaks to the anger that came out of Occupy Wall Street in the way that we in government should be responding by putting in place policies that will put people to work in diverse industries and support new industries.

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The Takeaway

Time Magazine Names 'The Protester' as Person of the Year

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Time magazine has declared 2011 the year of the protester. In the year that gave the world the Arab Spring, austerity-related uprisings throughout Europe, and the Occupy Wall Street movement, it is no surprise the newsweekly chose "The Protester" as its iconic 2011 Person of the Year. Two protesters from very different movements join The Takeaway to talk about the popular uprisings that have dominated headlines and captivated minds around the globe in 2011.

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Features

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Crash Production of OWS-Themed 'Law & Order' Episode

Friday, December 09, 2011

A protest by about 100 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators shut down production of an "Occupy Wall Street"-themed episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in Foley Square early Friday morning.

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Opinion: What the Critics Get Right About the Occupy Movement (and What they Get Wrong)

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A few weeks into the Occupy Movement's sparking, I took a bit of a page from John Avlon, who did great work following around the Tea Party during their rise, and began following Occupy groups around the country - mostly groups in the midwest and the major Occupy groups that ...

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The Takeaway

Occupy Our Homes Spreads Throughout the Country

Thursday, December 08, 2011

The impact of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations around the country is difficult to see in raw numbers. But the way in which the national discourse has been moved, and how individual lives have been changed tells another compelling story of the movement's potential. The families in millions of households across the nation who are fighting to hold onto their homes against banks, authority, and the much reviled "1 percent" may have a powerful new ally. Occupy Our Homes, the latest incarnation of the OWS, is seizing foreclosed homes and claiming them for families in need.

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Protesters Occupy Foreclosed Home

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters have taken over a foreclosed home in Brooklyn that's been vacant for years so a homeless family can stay there.

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Five Things We Learned from Obama's Roosevelt Speech

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

More than just another call to extend a payroll tax cut, today's speech from President Obama on the economy gave a broad idea of the kind of campaign he'll run during the general election, and what his policy priorities would be if he won a second term.

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Opinion: From Occupying a Park to Occupying Debate

Friday, December 02, 2011

More than two weeks have passed since Occupy Wall Street's flagship encampment was cleared from Zuccotti Park.  Part of me misses the 24-hour spectacle of signs, songs, debates, tarps and kitchen queues.  Through the fall, I planned my schedule to include visits to lower Manhattan, knowing I would always find ...

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Features

Snapshot | Fishs Eddy Takes Political Stance in Holiday Windows

Friday, December 02, 2011

The independent kitchenware and gift store Fishs Eddy has taken a political stance on Occupy Wall Street, hydrofracking and birth control in its holiday windows.

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The Takeaway

How Can Populists Retain the Populace?

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Despite existing on the extreme right and left of U.S. politics respectively, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements both claim that the American dream has gone away, and that hard work alone will no longer allow common people to be masters of their own destinies. However, the means for either group to successfully defy the U.S.'s two-party system and impact change remains ill-defined. And, according to a new Pew poll, support for Tea Party policies are down by 10 percent in their former strongholds, as compared to a year ago.

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Protesters Target Obama at City Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

After an afternoon of events in a blue-collar corner of Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama will be in Manhattan Wednesday evening to court well-heeled supporters at three private fundraisers.

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The Process is Political: Targeting Manhattan Fundraisers

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Republican challenger targets incumbent's link to Bloomberg and "New York liberals." A fundraiser for Mitt Romney is disrupted by dressed-up Occupy Tampa protesters. Former presidential campaign strategist Howard Wolfson explains his move from Washington to local government. 

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The Takeaway

Occupy Philadelphia Protesters Evicted From Encampment

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Police in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia moved in overnight Wednesday to remove Occupy protesters from their encampments near City Hall in both cities. More than 200 people were arrested in Los Angeles. In Philadelphia, police arrested dozens of roving protesters after they were forced to leave their camp in Dilworth Plaza. Sanitation crews quickly moved in to begin cleaning what the protesters left behind. In both Los Angeles and Philadelphia, the operations were relatively peaceful in comparison to other Occupy encampment evictions, which have brought at times violent clashes between protesters and police.

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