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Seeking to defuse tensions with supporters of the Occupy movement in the northern California city of Oakland, officials are looking at ways to facilitate a dialogue with members of the group as a week marked by clashes between police and protesters comes to a close. The move comes after plumes of teargas and the loud crack of flash-bang grenades filled the air on Tuesday as police forcibly dispersed a crowd of several hundred protesters trying to recapture a dismantled encampment. Map of Oakland.
Jillian Rayfield Occupy Wall Street’s momentum is reaching new heights this week as the movement spreads throughout the country and the core group of protesters in New York City prepare for the unions to join up on Wednesday. The protests, initially organized by the hacktivist collective Anonymous, began on September 17, with the broad and fluid aim of opposing the influence of the financial sector in politics.
Here’s another day as #OccupyWallStreet catches fire around the country.
By Eric W. Dolan Wednesday, October 5, 2011 23:55 EDT Dozens of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were arrested Wednesday night after they tried to push past a police barrier and officers moved in to contain them.
It's now been three weeks since the "Occupy Wall Street" protests began in New York City's Financial District, and the movement has grown, spreading to other cities in the U.S. Protesters have organized marches, rallies, and "occupations" from Boston to Boise, Los Angeles to New Orleans, Seattle to Tampa.
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SEIU has issued a union-wide endorsement of support for Occupy Wall Street and its message about shrinking income inequality, investing in public education, and making the rich pay their fair share in taxes. We're excited to be able to contribute our union's energy, resources and organizing strength to the resilient demonstrations that began in downtown Manhattan more than two weeks ago. From SEIU President Mary Kay Henry:
Occupy Atlanta September 23rd, 2011 · Ella · 5 comments
A group of people sitting on sidewalk at the Chavez Park entrance at Ninth and K streets are waiting to be arrested.
A small group of demonstrators on Thursday joined in solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters by assembling outside a JPMorgan Chase bank in Lexington, Kentucky. “We are union members, students, teachers, veterans, families, the unemployed and underemployed,” the group said .
Many Thanks To C&L Readers and Those Who Donated Over $8K To Our 'Solidarity Pizzas' For #OccupyWallStreetTina and Gordon went down to the occupy LA event on Saturday and it was overflowing with people. I want to thank all our readers and those who passed on our Solidarity Pizza action.
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Larry Hanley Occupies Wall Street on ' Ed Show ' (MSNBC) From the News' Alison Gendar: Approximately 10:20 PM EDT Tonight: International President Larry Hanley will appear on the ‘Ed Show,’ at 10:20 PM EDT, tonight on the cable news channel, MSNBC.
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