The suit alleged that the NYPD, as well as the city, itself, all violated the 1st Amendment and often used more force than necessary.
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On December 16, 2013, a Federal Appeals Court judge ruled that South Carolina Governor Niki Haley violated the civil rights of protesters. The protesters, who gathered at the state’s capital building in 2011, were a spring off of the Occupy Wall Street movement. 19 protesters, who were a part of the group Occupy […]
Occupy Wall Street’s Strike Debt group successfully bought 15 million dollars worth of personal American debt and ‘abolished’ it!
The most frightening piece of information reveals that someone was planning to engage in sniper attacks against the leaders of OWS in several Texas cities.
This country has hardly ever been so divided, particularly on so many issues. And this has, most unfortunately, led to a great number of US citizens becoming either entirely apathetic, or loath to the very idea of partaking in the political ‘game’ at all.
Yesterday I saw two examples of people struggling against the issues that truly do plague more than 99% of our nation: war, peace, poverty and prosperity.
I am sure you would have cringed in gross disbelief in staff writer Matthew Sheffield’s ridiculous and baseless assertion that yesterday’s bridge-bombing plot was actually connected to the Occupy Wall Street protests occurring in unison across the country and, more specifically, Cleveland..
Mayor Bloomberg And The NYPD Being Sued By Democrats For Assaulting Occupy Wall Street And The First Amendment
The well documented arrests, beatings, pepper spraying and overall abuse of civil rights has been an international embarrassment for the United States and New York has lead the way
There are those who would complain that the Occupy Movement is being co-opted by MoveOn and all the other organizations that have come together to make this huge push for social justice. But as one of the organizers of the meeting said, being co-opted isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
On Friday, March 23, Paul Gattone, the lawyer representing many of the Occupy Tucson arrestees, held a press conference to protest the Tucson Police Department’s recent actions against the occupiers at Vente de Agosto park downtown. Despite the fact that five occupiers had been arrested two nights before the press conference, and two the night before, no mainstream media turned up.
Expect the right to go off the deep end at the portrayal of right wing militias as the violent fanatics they actually are.
The winter of discontent is over and Occupy Wall St. has made its presence known by marching on and reoccupying Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan.
One of the last camps left in the country is under a slow assault.
The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday, calling for Congress to overturn Citizens United via Constitutional Amendment.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
When was the last time you heard anyone talk about ‘shared sacrifice’ and ‘austerity?’ Exactly.
All of the GOP contenders are so ingrained in their religious beliefs that it has corrupted their thinking processes and their decision-making abilities. All four of them unconsciously approach government policies in a Christian fashion, one of rewards and punishments.
Romney paid a 13.9% tax rate on over $40 million earned through investments in 2010 and 2011, though Romney expects to be paying 15.4% for the 2011 returns. 13.9% is a minuscule number compared to the top rate, which is about 35%. Romney’s fortune comes from investments, which Romney doesn’t even manage himself. In other words, he didn’t earn money the way most Americans have to. He doesn’t even have to lift a finger.
Protest for the sake of protest is a wasted effort.
In the absence of traditional media coverage that Tea Party protests enjoyed, the Occupy movement has been largely ignored and has had to rely on cell phone footage and livestream internet feeds to show the American public what’s been happening.