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Occupy Wall Street

Civil Rights

UC Davis Cop Who Cavalierly Pepper Sprayed Students Now Claiming Psychiatric Injury From Event

by David Badash ● 10:19 AM July 29, 2013
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John Pike, the UC Davis who cavalierly and heartlessly pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy Wall Street 2011 protest is now claiming psychiatric injury.

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On Our Radar – Jeff ‘Eat My Chalk Dust’ Olson – The Gay Guy Wins!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:51 AM July 7, 2013
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Jeff Olson used sidewalk chalk to protest in front of Bank of America in San Diego. The City Attorney charged him with 13 counts of vandalism, which could have meant 13 years in prison and a $13,000 fine. Today the malicious prosecution of Jeff Olson, is On Our Radar.

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Occupy Wall Street To Play Robin Hood

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:27 PM November 15, 2012
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Occupy Wall Street is back in the news with tonight’s launch of Rolling Jubilee, the group’s brilliant new idea to buy up millions in defaulted consumer debt for pennies on the dollar and then forgive the debtors outright.

News

Pepper-Sprayed UC Davis Students Win — University To Pay $1 Million

by David Badash ● 2:24 PM September 26, 2012
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Twenty-one UC Davis students will receive about $30,000 each and a personal written note of apology from Chancellor Linda Katehi after they were pepper-sprayed

Health

CDC Partners with Walgreens, Announces HIV Testing Day

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:20 PM June 27, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control in partnership with Wallgreen’s drug stores announced HIV-testing day in an new public-private partnership    Today is HIV testing day! In the hope of making HIV testing more easily available, the Centers for Disease Control rolled out a new pilot program offering free HIV tests at two-dozen local drug stores [...]

News

Andrew Breitbart Loses It On Occupy Protestors “Filthy Freaks…Stop Raping People!”

by David Badash ● 10:18 PM February 10, 2012
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Breitbart lost it on an Occupy protest, screaming, “Behave yourself!” over and over, and “you filthy freaks!,” and, repeatedly, “Stop raping people!”

Discrimination

Santorum Slams Occupy Wall Street As “Everybody Who Doesn’t Pay Taxes”

by David Badash ● 11:55 AM January 6, 2012
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Santorum in New Hampshire attacked the Occupy Wall Street Movement, claiming it wasn’t defined as 99% or 1%, but rather, it included anyone who doesn’t pay taxes.

Economics

‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:15 AM December 24, 2011
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Our annual, “‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas,” poem, a retrospective of some of the year’s main events, including Occupy Wall Street, by Jean Ann Esselink.

News

Bachmann Heckled In Iowa By Occupy Group, And A Gay Robot

by David Badash ● 9:47 AM December 23, 2011
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Michele Bachmann was heckled in Iowa yesterday for her anti-gay views, by both an Occupy Movement group, and a gay robot.

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Infographic: Occupy Wall Street – Ten Top Tens

by David Badash ● 11:13 AM December 13, 2011
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This infographic takes a look at the top ten top 10’s of the #occupy movement, from speeches and photographs to news headlines from around the world.

Civil Rights

Occupy Wall Street: Shocking Video Of NYPD Prohibiting NY Times From Taking Photos

by David Badash ● 3:17 PM December 12, 2011
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At an Occupy Wall Street protest today NYPD officers prohibited a credentialed New York Times photographer from photographing the arrests and police activity.

Media

Bill O’Reilly: Cell Phone Armed Occupy Wall Street Anarchist Attacked Me

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM December 9, 2011
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Apparently Bill O’Reilly’s “no spin zone” is reserved for news not related to Bill O’Reilly, like the story he’s spinning to protect himself from arrest for assault.

News

Real Occupiers Don’t Pay Taxes? Zucotti Park Owners Owe NYC $139,000

by David Badash ● 12:04 PM December 5, 2011
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Zucotti Park owners Brookfield Properties owe New York City $139,000 in back taxes for the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, according to NYC Finance Department.

News

HAPPENING NOW: Occupy Broadway

by David Badash ● 6:54 PM December 2, 2011

Quick alert: There’s an important Occupy Wall Street Movement event happening right now, through 6:00 PM Saturday in New York City: Occupy Broadway. 100s of performers and artists will be performing around the clock. Visit Occupy Broadway for details.