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Category Archive: OWS

Jan 31 2012

Oakland Cop Reprimanded by Judge

Officer John Hargraves suspended for hiding his nameplate for OWS protestors. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson has handed down a scathing opinion to Officer Hargraves and his Lt, Clifford Wong, for Hargraves act of taping over his nameplate during interactions with Occupy Oakland on November 2nd of last year. At the time, Lt. Wong noticed …

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Jan 03 2012

Sen. John Thune Asserts that Millionaire Mitt Romney is not One of the 1%

And neither is Michael Moore… It is very telling in how prominent political figures of all persuasions are shying away from being labeled as wealthy even as they push policies geared to support the rich. If nothing else, OWS has at leased made us all take note of the ever increasing income inequality in America. …

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Dec 08 2011

OWS Starts to Shift the Democratic Message

Former Super Committee co-chair attempts to dispel the GOP’s “Job Creator” myth. It’s good to see that Occupy Wall Street has done what protest movements need to do, shift the discussion within our society to focus on uncomfortable truths that were previously ignored by politics and the mass media. Before OWS in the republican sphere, …

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Dec 07 2011

The Cost of Free Speech

Wisconsin Administration drags its feet on controversial new protest law. We Americans are having to slowly adjust to the uncomfortable reality that money now equals free speech and that the more money you have, the more “free” speech you can use to push the opposition into irrelevancy. In a system of government that is supposed …

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Nov 15 2011

Showdown at Zuccotti Park

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My Twitter feed is ablaze. As I write this, NYPD are in the act of evicting the OWS protestors from Zuccotti Park. And the cops must feel justified in the rightness of their actions because they are doing it at 2 am under the cover of darkness, barring any reporters from getting near the scene, …

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Nov 14 2011

Wag The Dog

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Jay-Z supports Occupy Wall Street without actually supporting OWS. Jay-Z’s apparel company, Rocawear, has a hot new shirt for sale that they hope will sell like hotcakes. (by some accounts it already is)

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Nov 03 2011

Al Jazeera English on OWS

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Well versed from the Arab Spring, AJE devotes a section to OWS.   Al Jazeera English has been covering the events of the Arab Spring in great detail, giving each country a section where live blogs are created and maintained, social media is congregated, and commentary is provided. This had led to some of the …

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Nov 02 2011

Conservative Bloggers Get Trolled

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Right Wingers Quote Satirical OWS Story. FreedomBunker.com, AdventuresInCapitalists.com, SayAnythingBlog.com (North Dakota’s “Most Popular” blog), Rick Perry, and others recently got trolled. Hard. Anxious for any news to belittle the Occupy Wall Street movement, conservative writers jumped on a satirical piece published one week ago by Mark Schatzker, a writer for Toronto’s Globe and Mail, thinking …

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Oct 30 2011

Investigation Under Way in Scott Olsen Shooting

Internal Affairs in the hizzle The City of Oakland has started a Tier 1 investigation into the shooting of Iraqi War Vet Scott Olsen, who has now be upgraded to stable condition and will soon undergo brain surgery, reportedly to reduce the effects of swelling on his brain. Scott is now conscious and able to …

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