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Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed

April 4, 2012

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Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed By GREG RISLING | Associated Press – 1 hr 23 mins ago SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The dozens of student protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police at a California community college weren’t just angry about not getting into a meeting of school trustees. They were fuming about a new Santa Monica College plan that […]

At 12:45 am, police chief demands reporter make changes

March 11, 2012

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At 12:45 am, police chief demands reporter make changes March 10, 2012 10:05 am by Frances Dinkelspiel Update 2:30 pm. City officials respond to incident: Statement from Interim City Manager Christine Daniel: I take this situation very seriously. We understand and appreciate the depth of response to this incident.  The value of the free press in our […]

“Anonymous” hurt by arrests but hard to kill

March 8, 2012

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“Anonymous” hurt by arrests but hard to kill By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent | Reuters – 3 hrs ago LONDON (Reuters) – In turning one of its best-known hackers into an informant and breaking open the highest profile elements of the “Anonymous” movement, authorities have dealt a serious blow to a group they found a growing irritant. But as the broader […]

Georgia sheriff condemns proposed anti-picketing law

March 4, 2012

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Georgia sheriff condemns proposed anti-picketing law by: JOHN WOJCIK march 2 2012 On Feb. 29 Georgia legislators discussed a new proposed law that would make union picketing a felony but yesterday the sheriff of the largest county in the state blasted the bill, saying it would require him to shift from policing crime to policing free […]

ACTION ALERT! Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

March 1, 2012

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Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal Published: 29 February, 2012, 02:13 Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it. The US […]

UC Davis officials sued over pepper spraying

February 29, 2012

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UC Davis officials sued over pepper spraying Nineteen students and alumni file a federal lawsuit alleging that their free speech and assembly rights were violated in the Occupy-related incident. February 23, 2012|By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times Three months after being pepper sprayed or allegedly roughed up by UC Davis campus police during an Occupy […]

Occupy’s Influence on Obama’s State of the Union Address (INSPIRING SPEECH TEXT!)

January 26, 2012

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(Be sure to read the speech highlighted in red towards the bottom!) From In These Times: WEDNESDAY JAN 25, 2012 11:11 AM Occupy’s Influence on Obama’s State of the Union Address BY ALLISON KILKENNY   Income inequality was a major theme in President Obama’s State Of The Union address last night. As I wrote yesterday, the fact […]

Protesters to demonstrate outside US courthouses

January 20, 2012

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Protesters to demonstrate outside US courthouses Associated Press – 2 hrs 26 mins ago NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters plan to “occupy” courthouses in more than 100 cities across the U.S. on Friday to protest a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed most limits on corporate and labor spending in federal elections. The grassroots coalition, called Move to […]

Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline

January 19, 2012

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From Gizmodo: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline BY SAM BIDDLE JAN 19, 2012 5:14 PM Anonymous has sure been quiet lately, but today’s federal bust of Megaupload riled ’em up good: a retaliatory strike against DoJ.gov (and plenty of other foes) leaving them completely dead. DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com is reporting the […]

Why Now? What’s Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street

January 12, 2012

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A highlight from the article: “This is not a game. A society where there are empty homes but people who don’t have homes is a fundamentally revolting thing and it’s unacceptable, can’t be allowed. You can say that for all the other things: for war, or for patriarchy, racism. We have an incredible responsibility.” It’s […]