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Scores Arrested at #OccupyWallStreet Protests in New York & Rome

Police in New York arrested more than 70 protesters Saturday, including dozens in Times Square, as part of a month-long global demonstration against what protesters call corporate greed. Police in riot gear, and others on horses tried to push protesters

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#OccupyWallStreet Protest Cleanup Also Aims for Wall Street Cleanup

Anti-Wall Street demonstrators in New York City have pre-empted the official cleanup and potential dispersal of their protest by cleaning up the park where the action is taking place themselves.  And the movement against corporate excess is now spreading overseas.

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Arab Activists: Little in Common Between #OccupyWallStreet, #ArabSpring

Many Arab activists say comparing the Occupy Wall Street movement in America to the uprisings of the Arab Spring denigrates their cause. Written by Cecily Hilleary Lately, the mainstream media is making parallel comparisons between the United States’ Occupy Wall

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This Is Only Getting Bigger: 20,000 Rally in New York to Support #OccupyWallStreet

Written By Sarah Jaffe Despite another clash with police, the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to gain support as unions and community groups march in solidarity. It’s 10pm in Liberty Plaza and the jubilant 20,000-plus crowd from the day’s solidarity

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Police Arrest Dozens of #OccupyBoston Protesters

Police in the U.S. city of Boston have arrested dozens of protesters who are affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement that has sprung up in major cities across the United States. Arrests began early Tuesday after demonstrators refused police

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Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Across Country

Jeff Swicord | Washington Liberal activists seem to be getting a boost from the spreading Occupy Wall Street protests in the United States. Their influence on American political dialogue is a work in progress. The demonstrations in New York against

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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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#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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#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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