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2011 will be remembered most of all as the year of people power, with unprecedented numbers of ordinary citizens taking to the streets throughout the world to protest against old systems of power. Here we share a few images of these protests, all posted under a Creative Commons license on the photo sharing site Flickr. Cairo, Egypt – Tens of thousands of Egyptians camp out in Tahrir Square amid protests calling for the resignation of president Hosni Mubarak and new elections. Photographer: Rowan El Shimi .
As 2011 draws to a close, the Post’s photo department takes a look back at the year in photos. Below, the best photos of the Occupy movement from the past year. WARNING: Some photographs depict scenes of violence. View more photo galleries REUTERS/Andrew Burton Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement lift a chainlink fence while storming into Duarte Square in New York, December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign march in the rain through the streets of the financial district of New York September 29, 2011.
UPDATE! We now have even more photos from Occupy Sesame Street. Stay tuned to Tauntr for all the latest news regarding this historic movement. Occupy Wall Street is a major movement both on the streets and on the web, but it isn’t getting the media attention it deserves. Why?
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Documents Reveal That The Government Worked With Big Banks To Crackdown On The Occupy Movement It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI , the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves – was coordinated with the big banks themselves . The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should once more shame major US media outlets ( why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil liberties news? ), filed this request.