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#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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‘Occupy Wall Street’ Fighting Bankster Greed and the Surveillance State

Over a week in, and despite mass arrests, the protesters are still camped out around the corner from Wall Street, and the Internet is watching. The crackdown on the Wall Street protesters this weekend seems to have backfired. The campsite-cum-experiment

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Cop Caught Macing “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters a Second Time, NYPD Launches Investigation

The comically named New York policeman Anthony “Tony” Bologna has now been caught macing #OccupyWallSt protesters without apparent provocation not once, but twice. The Guardian reports that new footage of Officer Bologna macing protesters emerged yesterday, and that the NYPD is

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China: Secret Arrest to be Justified by Law Amendment

Written by Oiwan Lam The Chinese government is in the process of completing an amendment to its Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). The draft, released for public consultation on 30 August, 2011, has sparked an intense debate among law professors and lawyers,

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Syrian Forces Seeking Army Defectors Storm Cities, Killing 8

Syrian troops backed by tanks and helicopters have killed at least eight people in raids designed to crush army deserters who are fighting back after months of mostly peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Activists say dozens of armored vehicles

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Vietnam: Ambassador Urged to Press Rights

Congress members want a greater focus on human rights in Vietnam. More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have urged the newly appointed American Ambassador to Vietnam to give a higher priority to raising human rights issues in the communist-ruled nation.

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Russia: Cyber Security Code of Conduct?

Written by Alexey Sidorenko The year of 2011 has turned out to be a hot season for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA): the government is attempting to spread the system of Internet controls abroad – and the Russian

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