Occupy Wall Street Sept 17
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Pepper spray is all the rage these days, with law enforcers wielding it against protesters from downtown Manhattan to UC Davis, where video of a campus cop nonchalantly spraying a group of peaceful demonstrators has sparked widespread outrage.
On Friday, Naomi Wolf made the attention-grabbing accusation in the Guardian that federal officials were involved in, indeed ordered, the violent crackdowns against Occupy Wall Street protesters that we've been seeing across the country these past few weeks.
I’m giving a talk on activist uses of mobile phones in the developing world later this month. Prior to the talk, the organizers have asked me to submit a short paper on the topic - here’s a draft of what I’m planning on turning in, with the hope that you guys can offer some comments and make it better. If you ask a US-based activist the most important technical development of the past five years, they’ll likely tell you about the rise of citizen media, the use of blogs and web community sites to disseminate information, organize events and raise money.
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On March 13 th – March 17 th the trial of Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond garnered national attention and stirred up a local frenzy in Steubenville, OH, a town which had never before seen so much national attention, attention that was perceived by many residents of Steubenville as largely negative.
Looks like the ongoing #OccupyWallSt protest against corporations got a bit tense on its eighth day, with lots of cops present for today's march to Union Square and the official protest home page reporting at least 80 arrests.
Sep 25, 2011 1:03pm
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When the culture-jamming activist group Adbusters put out a call on July 13 for "20,000 people" to "flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months," it never said who those people would be. Now, the question on the minds of everyone from the Department of Homeland Security to the Lower East Side anarchist set is just who and how many will actually show up.
Protesters have been occupying Wall Street for days to draw attention to “the economic occupation” of Big Banks, Big Corporations, Big Money, Big Greed.
Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/19/2011 Sep 19, 2011 02:22 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost
Members of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement have vowed to stay through winter in a park near New York's iconic financial district, where they are protesting issues including the 2008 bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment in the United States.
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The call to occupy Wall Street resonates around the world | Micah White and Kalle Lasn | Comment is freePeople protest during the 'Occupy Wall Street' rally at Bowling Green Plaza on 17 September. Photograph: Steven Greaves/Demotix/Corbis
Henry Blodget purports to have no idea what the " Occupy Wall Street" protestors in Manhattan's Liberty Plaza really want.
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