all stories tagged "Occupy Wall Street"


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Sam Lewis  |  October 28, 2011 5:51 PM | 3 Comments
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York and it's not because they're schooled in democratic theory, it's a simple bread and butter issue: the student protesters say rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt are what drove them to the streets.
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John Farley  |  October 26, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
As the Occupy Wall Street movement receives a helping hair cut, MetroFocus looks back at the history of "shear activism."
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Alex Vitale  |  October 26, 2011 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
MetroFocus took a look at the surprising roots of disorderly conduct as a legal concept in 14th-century British common law and the myriad ways in which the NYPD has used it.
The "Digital Communications" panel, including Occupy Wall Street spokesperson, Bill Buster (second from left). The panel talked about proven strategies, and current roadblocks, to political organizing through digital means. MetroFocus/Charnee Perez.
John Farley  |  October 21, 2011 9:00 AM | Updated: October 24, 2011 10:23 AM | 1 Comment
On Oct. 21, technology leaders in government, advocacy and business held a panel discussion about online organizing with a spokesperson from Occupy Wall Street.VIDEO
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Julian Dunn for City Limits  |  October 18, 2011 12:53 PM | 5 Comments
Improving Occupy Wall Street's accounting will help increase transparency and accountability for donors, an issue that several potential donors have complained about on the movement's blog. City Limits reports.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 18, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Occupy Wall Street protesters have been criticized for an amorphous agenda but another group of union-backed activists delivered a clear message to Albany on Monday: "Tax the rich!"
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Marina Lopes and Tom Liddy for DNAinfo  |  October 17, 2011 10:28 AM | 1 Comment
Tens of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters, emboldened after plans to clean their encampment at Zuccotti Park were scrapped, crammed into the Crossroads of the World after marching on banks across Manhattan Saturday amid a series of rallies across the globe. DNAinfo reports.VIDEO
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Yotam Marom  |  October 13, 2011 6:40 PM | 6 Comments
An Occupy Wall Street participant shares his thoughts on the movement.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 13, 2011 5:11 PM | 6 Comments
MetroFocus looks at what politicians had to say when the Occupy Wall Street movement started nearly four weeks ago, and what they're saying now.VIDEO
Bank bailouts have fueled the fire of the Occupy Wall Street movement, now in its fourth week, but a new report anticipates lower profit margins. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Andrew J. Hawkins for The Capitol  |  October 11, 2011 9:52 AM | 2 Comments
Bank bailouts have fueled the fire of Occupy Wall Street protesters but a new report anticipates lower profit margins, rampant job loss and fewer sky-high bonuses for Wall Street's workforce.
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