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Free Speech: Occupy Wall Street Protesters’ Rights Violated By Police

Occupy Wall Street activists took their protest against social inequality and corporate greed to New York’s Financial District Thursday, as police kept demonstrators from Wall Street itself.  Minor skirmishes reported between protesters and police. Police used barricades to shunt demonstrators

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights

Free Speech: We Have a First Amendment Right to Protest — So Why All These Arrests Around Occupy Wall Street?

Many of those detained won’t face charges, but the arrests take them off the streets. By Joshua Holland On Saturday night, 175 members of Occupy Chicago were arrested after refusing to comply with a curfew the city had imposed on

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Posted in Free Speech

#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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Posted in Human Rights

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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Posted in Human Rights

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #22 Participatory Budgeting – A Method to Empower Local Citizens & Communities

“Participatory Budgeting” (PB) is a process that allows citizens to decide directly how to allocate all or part of a public budget, typically through a series of meetings, work by community “delegates” or representatives, and ultimately a final vote. It

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

#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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Posted in Human Rights

#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

#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

‘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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Posted in Human Rights

‘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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Posted in Human Rights

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