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2 Protesters to Sue City for Alleged Civil Rights Violations

Monday, November 21, 2011

Two anti-Wall Street protesters are filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and police department Monday, alleging they were unlawfully searched and unlawfully arrested after participating in a protest at a Citibank branch in Greenwich Village last month.

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Bloomberg: Bridge Marchers Didn't Represent Protesters

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the several anti-Wall Street thousand protesters who marched over the Brooklyn Bridge Thursday didn't really represent Occupy Wall Street.

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Look | Protesters Take to City Streets

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Two days after the encampment that sparked the global Occupy movement was cleared by authorities, demonstrators blocked traffic into New York's financial district on Thursday and promised mass gatherings in other cities.

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Approximately 250 Arrested as Protesters Surge Into the Streets

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Approximately 250 were arrested when protesters marched through the streets of Manhattan on Thursday as part of the all-day citywide demonstration that officials said could draw tens of thousands.

PHOTOS: Watch the Protests Unfold in Photos

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Local Police Ask Each Other How Do You Solve a Challenge Like OWS

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WNYC has confirmed that the Police Executive Research Forum, a DC-based non-profit that has 1,600 police department as members, held two conference calls with 40 different cities looking to compare notes on how best to deal with their versions of Occupy Wall Street.

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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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OWS 2.0: Tactics and Tone Vary for November 17 Protests

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Are the protests on November 17 going to ratchet up the civil disobedience to show that eviction hasn’t weakened protesters’ resolve, or an opportunity to demonstrate a broad post-encampment solidarity across the country? Depends on whom you ask.

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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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Protesters Stay Awake All Night at Zuccotti Park

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

About a dozen activists stayed awake all night at Zuccotti Park where a handful of skirmishes erupted between police and protesters who were evicted in a nighttime sweep Tuesday tried to figure out what to do next.

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Shooting at UC Berkeley, Suspect in Custody

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A man with a gun was shot by police Tuesday inside the business school at the University of California, Berkeley, after hundreds of students and anti-Wall Street activists descended on the campus for a day of protests.

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Look | Protesters Return to Occupy Zuccotti Park

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hundreds of protesters returned to Zuccotti Park early Tuesday evening, about an hour after a ruling by Manhattan Supreme Court ruled that they could legally return to the park. Police cleared a path at the north and south ends of the park and a steady stream of protesters filed in to cheers and applause.

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Opinion: Bloomberg's Removal of OWS will Galvanize Occupy Everywhere

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

If the mayor had just let time pass, OWS would have inherently changed, and the presence in the park would have diminished. The cold weather would mean a smaller, more intense and likely more radical crew would have remained. Instead, the mayor has thrown fuel on the fire.

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

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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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Judge Rules Protesters Cannot Camp in Zuccotti Park

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The same day anti-Wall Street protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park, a judge's ruled they could not return with tents and sleeping bags to the space that has served as the group's defacto headquarters in Lower Manhattan for nearly two months.

PHOTOS | Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park

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Opinion: Occupy Tactics Weakening Its Message

Friday, November 11, 2011

Even I didn't see this coming, and I was expecting whatever eventual liberal Tea Party would arise to match or go farther than the activists on the right. It still remains to be seen where the heart of this movement will coalesce ideologically, but they've already gone far past the Tea Party in outlandish tactics.

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Labor’s Choice after Ohio: To Lead or Follow OWS

Friday, November 11, 2011

After labor unions won big in Ohio this week with a vote to reject limits on collective bargaining, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called it “the road map for Democrats” to win in 2012.  

But after a bruising couple of years, and the emergence of Occupy Wall Street, some union leaders in New York are reexamining that message — and reconsidering that starkly partisan approach.

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Majority of Anti-Wall Street Protesters Turn Down Deal

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The majority of the 79 protesters who appeared in Manhattan court Thursday to face charges on disorderly conduct stemming from a September protest march refused prosecutors' offers to dismiss the charges if they stay out of trouble for six months.

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Wall Street Protesters Plan Letter Delivery March

Friday, October 28, 2011

Anti-Wall Street protesters say they plan to march to a handful of bank headquarters Friday and deliver thousands of letters from people who have posted them online. 

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Silver: On Millionaire's Tax, Occupy Protesters 'Not Political Allies'

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Albany protesters are gathering in the state capitol to call for an extension to the so-called millionaire's tax. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver also supports re-upping the tax, but stopped short of embracing the protesters. 

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The additional tax on taxpayers earning more than $200-thousand a year is set to expire on January 1. Governor Andrew Cuomo has consistently opposed extending the tax, but Speaker Silver said that in the coming months, he and others will continue to press for the additional revenue. 
New York voters support extending the millionaire's tax by a two-to-one margin, according to a Quinnipiac poll out today. 

"I don't consider them political allies," Speaker Silver said at a press conference at his Manhattan office on Thursday. "I think they make a point. Clearly they highlight a point of frustration among Americans." 

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Occupy Wall Street Unmoved by Obama's Student Loan Changes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

At Occupy Wall Street, between signs about demanding more regulations for banks and less money in politics, another common refrain has focused on the massive student debt load facing young people entering the workforce.

President Obama picked up on that theme and announced a series of student loan reforms before a crowd of Denver students on Wednesday. But at Zuccotti Park, the reaction of Occupy protesters was much more muted – and cynical.

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