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#OccupyWallStreet Spawns #OccupyDC

The anti-capitalist protests that began near Wall Street in New York are spreading to other cities.  Unlike the Tea Party movement, which blames big government for America’s economic problems, the so-called Occupy movement holds big business responsible.  Our reporter went

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Footage Surfaces of Police Brutality at Occupy Wall Street Rally

As AlterNet’s Kristen Gwynne and Sarah Jaffe reported late last night, the labor and community rally held in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street was inspiring, well-attended — and unfortunately, marred by some amount of police brutality. Reportedly, about 20 protesters

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The Pirate Bay Adds Domain to Bypass Court Order

Showing how futile Internet censorship can be, The Pirate Bay has registered a new domain name to allow Belgian users to access the site and bypass a recent court order. For just a few dollars, The Pirate Bay should now

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

#OccupyWallStreet Protest Joined by Labor, Community Groups

Written by Carolyn Weaver | New York City #OccupyWallStreet protestors were joined Wednesday by labor unions and community organizers demonstrating in New York against what they see as economic injustice. The “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, who have camped out in

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

Tunisian Internet Agency Admits to Testing Western Companies’ Censorship Software

By: Qichen Zhang At the third annual Arab Bloggers Meeting this week, it was revealed that Tunisia has been secretly testing western companies’ censorship software. AB11’s website recently reported that software companies offered discounts to the Tunisian government in order

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#OccupyWallStreet Protest Movement Spreading Like Wildfire

What began in New York City more than two weeks ago and labeled #OccupyWallStreet has spawned similar demonstrations in several major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and across the Midwest. Now the #OccupyWallStreet protest crowd will be getting

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

#OccupyWallStreet Group to Continue Protests After Mass Arrests

Protesters decrying corporate greed and other grievances maintained a presence in New York City’s financial district Sunday, one day after more than 700 of them were arrested as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The group “Occupy Wall

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Hundreds Of #OccupyWallStreet Protestors Arrested in New York

Several hundred anti-Wall Street protestors were arrested Saturday evening as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators forced the temporary closure of the bridge as they rallied against what they said was corporate greed,

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‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters in NYC Decry Corruption, Greed

Carolyn Weaver | New York Since mid-September, several hundred protesters have been camped out on a plaza in the heart of New York’s financial district. They call their leaderless movement “Occupy Wall Street” and they are opposed to what they

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If it Bleeds, it Leads: Why it Took Police Violence to Make the Media Notice ‘Occupy Wall Street’

To what do the protesters owe the sudden interest from the mainstream media? Scenes of protesters being dragged by their hair and pepper-sprayed in the face. A bit after 10 p.m. on Saturday night in occupied Liberty Plaza, there was

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

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