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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: What Happened When I Tried to Get Some Answers About the Creepy NYPD Watchtower Monitoring OWS

Sourced from AlterNet / By Nick Turse There’s a metal monster looming over Liberty Square, but don’t ask questions about it or else. LIBERTY SQUARE – The drummers drummed. The guitarists strummed. And the hearty souls building a new society

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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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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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Posted in Human Rights

‘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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‘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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