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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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Wall Street Protests Target City's Neighborhoods

Sunday, November 13, 2011

In an effort to entrench themselves in the city's neighborhoods, anti-Wall Street protesters held events throughout the city this weekend — including a meeting in downtown Brooklyn and at a food court in a Staten Island mall.

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New Tents Will Help Anti-Wall Street Protesters Hunker Down for Winter

Monday, November 07, 2011

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Protesters with Occupy Wall Street have begun erecting all-weather tents at their encampment in Zuccotti Park to get ready for winter.

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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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Bloomberg: City Won't Tolerate Protest Violence

Friday, November 04, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the recent violence that erupted in Oakland stemming from anti-Wall Street protests won't be repeated in New York.

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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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Fewer Barricades Occupying Wall Street

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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The city has removed hundreds of police barricades from the Financial District, a day after local politicians complained to Mayor Michael Bloomberg about them. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and others said they were a nuisance to those who live and work downtown.

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Himes: A Wall Street Democrat’s Take on OWS, Compromise

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The reality is that right now, the president of the United States does not hold nearly as much power with respect to where we go in the next ten years than the twelve members of the supercommittee do.

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Wall Street Protesters Prep for Winter

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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As the weather gets colder, Occupy Wall Street protesters are fighting to get back generators the Fire Department took out of Zuccotti Park last week. At the same, the Working Families Party is circulating a petition asking Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help protesters survive the winter.

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Opinion: A Modest Proposal - Occupy the Bank's Mailboxes

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I would like to see less junk mail in my mailbox, and the idea of costing the bank that sent me this rubbish a little bit in postage and processing is well worth the 60 seconds (and two pieces of tape... it was pretty darn full) I spent on this.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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CBO Shows Income Gap Widens Further

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Seemingly tailor-made for protesters, new statistics from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office show after-tax income grew more for the top 1 percent than it has for anyone else since 1979.

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Wall Street Protesters Often Make Decisions Off-Site

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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One of the most noticeable features of the Occupy Wall Street protest is the decentralized structure and lack of central leaders. Decisions are made at daily General Assembly meetings. But, in fact, hundreds of smaller decisions aren't made at those gatherings, but happen off site.

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Analysis | The Mayor's Migraine: The Wall Street Protests

Monday, October 24, 2011

It is at times like this that Mayor Michael Bloomberg must be wondering, yet again, why it was that he wanted a third term. The Occupy Wall Street protest is a headache for him. The world is watching and he is the man in charge of the city. If he antagonizes the protesters, he could wind up with a riot on his hands. If he lets them continue to protest, he looks weak and indecisive.

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A Year of Stucknation: More Stuck than Ever, a Movement is Born

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What President Obama and the Republicans can't address is actually what's happening that keeps us stuck. In our era of global speculation there's no countervailing force that acts in the public interest on a worldwide scale as a check on corporate power and reach.

-Bob Hennelly, Stucknation columnist

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Young, Low-Earning Independents Make Up Majority of Online Protest Traffic: Survey

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Visitors to the Occupy Wall Street website tend to be young, identified as Independents and make less than $50,000 a year, according to a recent unscientific survey conducted in collaboration with the group’s organizers.

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Kristof on Inequality and What To Do About It

Friday, October 21, 2011

This is not just an issue of fairness, it's also an issue of economic inefficiency. When you reach the kind of levels that we have now then it becomes an impediment to growth.

—  Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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As Protests Continue, Politicians Weigh in on Wall Street

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Within a month the anti-Wall Street protests have gone from novelty status to the subject of serious debate — with even President Barack Obama weighing in and Mayor Michael Bloomberg expressing sympathy for their cause.

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NYPD Inspector Violated Pepper Spray Rules

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The high-ranking NYPD supervisor who used pepper spray on anti-Wall Street protesters near Union Square last month violated department guidelines when he used pepper spray on Occupy Wall Street protesters last month, police sources confirmed to WNYC.

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Opinion: Dems Must Take Up the 99 Percent's Cry

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Many Republicans never claimed to speak for the Tea Party, but tailored their message to resonate with Tea Party themes. Progressive elected officials can do the same with the passion coming out of Wall Street.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Bloomberg: Wall Street Protests Have No Place in My 'Pillow Talk'

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that the Occupy Wall Street protests have no place in his bedroom.

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