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Opinion: Romney's '47 Percent' Gives Fading OWS a Birthday Present

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This puts Romney not only in the 1 percent that OWS has been targeting; but in an elite, exclusive top 1 percent of 1 percent of most unfortunate political comments caught on video.

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More Than 180 Arrested Near Wall Street in OWS Protests

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement's anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city's financial district and marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.

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More Than 100 OWS Protesters Arrested Near Stock Exchange

Monday, September 17, 2012

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Police say more than 100 people have been arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters march in small groups around Manhattan's financial district to mark the anniversary of the grass-roots movement.

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Opinion: Soda 'Ban' Puts Bloomberg to the Left of Obama on Regulations

Friday, September 14, 2012

This bold, unapologetically regulatory and somewhat nannyish would not be instigated on the federal level by Obama or any president.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Is the Stock Market Another Bubble in the Making?

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy four years ago marked the start of a financial crisis that left millions jobless, smashed nest eggs and sent the stock market into a downward spiral. These days — at least on Wall Street — it’s as if the recession never happened. WNYC’s Money Talking discusses whether the stock market is entering another bubble.

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WNYC News

84 Arrested as Occupy Activists Mark May Day

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Activists with a variety of causes spread out over the city Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions.

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WNYC News

Occupy Activists Fan Out Across to Mark May Day

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Occupy activists had said they planned to bring business to a standstill on May Day, but the crowds protesting in the rain Tuesday morning were modest. Organizers had called for protesters to block one or more bridges or tunnels, but there was no evidence of success by midday.

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Opinion: This May Day Isn't A Call For Help - It's an OWS Response

Monday, April 30, 2012

Americans are shouting "May Day" hoping someone — politicians, courts, the media, shareholders, the consciences of CEOs — can rebuild the dream.

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City Ready for Upcoming OWS Protest, Says Mayor

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not losing any sleep over a series of protests planned by organizers associated with Occupy Wall Street for Tuesday. The group is calling for a day “without the 99 percent” on May 1 including a series of demonstrations across the city, some which are permitted and others that may take place more spontaneously.

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Reporter's Notebook: A Day in the Life of an OWS Protest

Friday, April 27, 2012

After the relative quiet of winter, organizers with the Occupy Wall Street movement say they are planning a reemergence this spring marked by a series of events scheduled to coincide with May Day, the labor movement’s International Workers Day.

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Occupy Protesters Camp on Wall Street

Friday, April 13, 2012

Occupy demonstrators, armed with sleeping bags and blankets, have begun spending nights on the sidewalks of Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange and in front of banks.

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Zuccotti Park Owners Were Right to Eject OWS Protesters: Judge

Monday, April 09, 2012

The owners of Zuccotti Park, Brookfield Properties, were within their rights to eject protesters from the park last November in order to clean it, a Manhattan judge ruled last week.

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DA Tosses Charges Against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez in OWS-Related Arrest

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Manhattan District Attorney dropped charges Wednesday against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez who was arrested during the clearing of Zuccotti Park last year.

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Opinion: St. Patty's Arrests Prove OWS Hibernation is Over

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg needs to defend corporate abuses one day, and police actions the next, making him the best recruiter Occupy Wall Street could ask for.

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Take Aim at Prison System

Monday, February 20, 2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered in Harlem Monday to protest what they call mass incarceration of minority men by a racist prison system. 

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Occupy Wall Street, Vowing Spring Return, Dwindles in NY

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

These days, it's easy to miss the Occupiers at Zuccotti Park: Where there were once hundreds of demonstrators and a sea of tents — a roiling mini-city, complete with kitchen and laundry services -- the park that birthed Occupy Wall Street is now practically empty.

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The Takeaway

Over 400 Occupy Oakland Protesters Arrested

Monday, January 30, 2012

On Saturday, an estimated 2,000 people participated in the Oakland Rise-Up! Festival, an Occupy Oakland demonstration. However, the situation turned violent halfway through the afternoon as protesters began tearing down construction barricades to a building they planned to re-purpose as a community action center. Riot police used tear gas and flash bombs to disperse the crowd, who reportedly retaliated by pelting officers with broken bottles, pipes, and improvised explosive devices. The protesters went on to enter and vandalize City Hall, burning two American flags.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OWS and Student Loans

Monday, January 02, 2012

OWS wants people to default on their student loan debts. Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, and Generation Debt, discusses the idea and other news around higher education financing. 

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WNYC News

Albany Mayor Defends Occupy Eviction

Friday, December 23, 2011

The mayor of Albany said the police department had no choice but to act forcefully as officers broke up an Occupy Wall Street encampment in the state capital Thursday.

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Police Dismantle Occupy Albany Camp After Deadline

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Albany police are dismantling tents at the Occupy Albany encampment on the first day of winter, the deadline city officials gave the protesters to move out of a city park across from the Capitol.

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