#OccupyTheWorld NewZ & Media
Journalists Covering Occupy Wall Street Are Being Targeted for Arrest Nationwide International Press Institute reports today that American police are arresting journalists covering the Occupy protests … often on trumped-up charges : The intimidation and harassment of reporters by authorities has not been confined to widely-publicised hotspots such as New York and Oakland, Calif., but has moved into the heartland, with recent arrests of journalists caught on video in Wisconsin and Tennessee. The latest incidents came Wednesday night, when police arrested Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Photographer Kristyna Wentz-Graff as she took pictures during a demonstration at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Oakland police arrested freelance journalist and cartoonist Susie Cagle. They followed the arrest three days earlier of Nashville Scene reporter Jonathan Meador outside of Tennessee’s Capital building.
Last night I was arrested in my home town , outside an event to which I had been invited, for standing lawfully on the sidewalk in an evening gown. Let me explain; my partner and I were attending an event for the Huffington Post, for which I often write: Game Changers 2011 , in a venue space on Hudson Street. As we entered the space, we saw that about 200 Occupy Wall Street protesters were peacefully assembled and were chanting.
By Reuters Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:29 EDT About 130 protesters were arrested at an Occupy Chicago demonstration early on Sunday after they set up tents and refused to leave a public park after closing time, police said. The protests, which have spread across the United States and to other countries since starting in New York last month, focus on anger over inequality of wealth, government bailouts of big banks and persistently high unemployment.
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Immortal Technique: Revolutionary spirit of ‘Occupy Wall Street is still alive’ It may not be in the news at all anymore, but the revolutionary spirit of “Occupy Wall Street” is “still alive” in the U.S., according to political hip-hop artist Immortal Technique, who spoke to Raw Story ahead of a show in Austin, Texas. “I think Occupy Wall Street is still… Occupy protester to face trial over subpoenaed tweets Malcolm Harris, who has been in a battle with prosecutors over the privacy of his tweets, has plea deal withdrawn by judge An Occupy Wall Street protester who has been fighting with prosecutors to keep some of his tweets private looks likely to face trail next week after a judge…