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Op-Ed: The U.S government’s history of violently suppressing protest

Washington D.c. - Without resisting the laws forced onto them by the British, America wouldn’t exist. The dissent that built a nation is still strong among those protesting police brutality, but as history shows, the attack on protest by the U.S government is not rare.

Last of the Occupy Wall Street trials begins in NYC

The trial of an Occupy Wall Street activist accused of assaulting a police officer two years ago begins in earnest Monday, after a surprisingly lengthy jury selection and opening arguments by both sides last week.

Review: Power of the people: 'Cesar Chavez' — Time for a national holiday Special

"Cesar Chavez" is a must-see movie about a man who spoke for all the people and showed us we can win. America has celebrated genocide and genocidists with holidays. It's time that there was an official national holiday for the people - Cesar Chavez Day.

Occupy protester wounded by Oakland police gets $4.5 million

Oakland - A former US Marine and Iraq war veteran who was critically injured after being struck in the head with a 'less lethal' police projectile during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland in 2011 will receive $4.5 million from the city.

Op-Ed: Memes, memes everywhere — and some will make you think Special

For over two years I had shared many Internet memes on the Occupy Wall Street page I had administered. More than any other form of content, memes had proven to be the clear winner in the share-ability department in an age of real-time revolution.

Op-Ed: Nothing stands forever — Happy 2nd birthday, Occupy Wall Street

New York - Nothing stands forever. Not even Wall Street, or the dominion of their puppets in Washington D.C. History is very instructive on this point. There is always a beginning, a middle, and an end. A time of reign. The inevitable fall. New beginnings.

Op-Ed: Marni Halasa — Breaking the protester mold

New York - Protesters usually don't look like Marni Halasa. Then again, there are far too few Americans demonstrating to take notice. The Marnis of the world are helping to break the protester's mold, and more importantly, to break the protesting ice.

Op-Ed: The evolution of revolution

The Occupy Wall Street movement was a preview of a much broader revolution now underway. In light of banking scandals and revelations of government spying on its own citizens, the great irony is our rulers have left us little choice but to revolt.

Op-Ed: Occupy Wall Street and the discontent of nations

New York - The crowds in the parks have died down for now, but the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to be a powerful symbol of discontent for a great many people in the United States who are fed up with Wall Street and a bought-and-paid-for two-party system.

OWS takes Zucotti Park in support of Turkey's protesters (video)

New York - As demonstrations continue to spread all over Turkey against the harsh handling of the Gezi Park protest by both police and government, Occupy Wall Street and Turkish Americans hit the street in support of the protesters.

Occupy activist Michael Premo cleared in NYPD case by video proof

New York - Occupy Wall Street activist, Michael Premo was acquitted of assaulting a police officer, amongst other charges, at a December 17, 2011 OWS demonstration in Lower Manhattan. Video evidence of the incident was presented and jurors found him not guilty.

Stéphane Hessel, inspiration for the Indignados, dies aged 95

Stéphane Hessel, the former French resistance fighter, diplomat and political activist, often regarded as the inspiration for the Indignados movement, the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring, died in Paris on Tuesday at the age of 95.

FBI knew of assassination plot against Occupy but gave no warning

The Federal Bureau of Investigation knew of a plot to assassinate members of the Occupy Wall Street at protests around the United States but did not inform the potential victims of the threats to their lives.

FBI investigated Occupy Wall Street as 'domestic terrorists'

Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in concert with the US military, Department of Homeland Security and private corporations, investigated the Occupy Wall Street protests as potential "criminal" activity and Occupy protesters as "domestic terrorists."

Iraq war vet sues Oakland over Occupy police brutality injury

Oakland - An Iraq war veteran seriously injured by police during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland, California is suing the city.

Profile of an Anonymous artistic protester Special

The Internet is amazing. You can meet a like-minded person, living on the other side of the world. You can collaborate, stay in touch and make a difference, all without ever meeting in person.

Dan Deacon dances to his own tune Special

Musician Dan Deacon contemplates his homeland on America, a bold album that combines hard-edged dance beats and gorgeous symphonic soundscapes. It's a timely work from a thoughtful artist who gladly puts actions behind his convictions.

Op-Ed: The Rolling Jubilee set to bail out the 99%

New York - It's time for a bailout of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is what proponents of the Rolling Jubilee are saying about their new movement to free the 99% of debt like the 99% did for the banks.

Video: Occupy Wall Street to launch 'Rolling Jubilee'

Movements of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) have banded together to create "Strike Debt." Through Strike Debt, an initiative called "Rolling Jubilee" has been created with a simple goal: buy up debt and forgive it.

Where FEMA fails, Occupy Sandy delivers storm relief

New York - The Occupy Wall Street movement, nearly forgotten after a brief but global flourish a year ago, has found a new mission delivering emergency aid to Sandy-stricken residents of New York and New Jersey.

Occupy Sandy Relief: Rockaway devastation and recovery (video)

Rockaway Park - Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Sandy Relief projects are still continuing in New York. Rockaway residents reflect, recover and rebuild the community after Hurricane Sandy brings destruction and chaos to the beachfront neighborhood. (Video update).

Occupy Wall Street uses pedal-power to charge NYC cellphones

New York - As part of the Occupy Sandy Relief NYC campaign, members of the Occupy movement have started an OWS bike generator service, to charge battery-depleted phones and get people back in contact in New York City.

Occupy Sandy Relief NYC: OWS helps victims of the superstorm

New York - In the wake of devastation by Superstorm Sandy, OWS is getting involved, using its grassroots strength to help those affected and to organize relief efforts.

Bank of England exec: 'Occupy' right about cause of '08 crash

London - A top official at the Bank of England has praised the Occupy Wall Street movement for its role in inciting a "reformation" in the financial services industry and for correctly attributing the 2008 global financial collapse to economic inequality.

UC Davis agrees to pay $1 million over Occupy pepper sprayings

Davis - In a victory for victims of police brutality during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration last year, the University of California, Davis has agreed to pay $1 million to students pepper-sprayed by campus police.

Video: Occupy Wall Street — One year on

New York - Between September 15 and 17, Occupy Wall Street celebrated its first year anniversary in several actions in lower Manhattan. (Video update)

SF marks Occupy anniversary with citywide day of action Special

San Francisco - San Francisco marked the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement against inequality and corporate greed with a citywide day of action on Monday. Digital Journal was on the scene at most of the day's demonstrations.

Mass arrests as OWS celebrates 1 year anniversary (videos)

New York - Over 180 protesters were arrested and photographers abused as Occupy Wall Street took over the Financial District of New York yelling, 'Banks got bailed out, we got sold out.'

Videos: Occupy Wall Street celebrates one-year anniversary

New York - Today marks the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. They are out and about in the Wall Street area today.

Multiple arrests at Occupy Wall Street gathering (video)

New York - As OWS members gathered on Saturday, ready for Monday's anniversary march in Wall Street, police swooped in and arrested 25 protesters.
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Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square in New York City  NY. October 09  10  12  2011.
Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square in New York City, NY. October 09, 10, 12, 2011.
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Occupy Wall Street - M22 - 4th night of occupation of Union Square. Screen capture from video.
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A sign displayed at the Occupy L.A. protest.  Similar signs are being displayed at other Occupy camp...
A sign displayed at the Occupy L.A. protest. Similar signs are being displayed at other Occupy camps around the world.
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Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square in New York City  NY. October 09  10  12  2011.
Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square in New York City, NY. October 09, 10, 12, 2011.
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Screengrab from the YouTube short film called "Occupy Wall St - The Revolution Is Love."
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Occupy Bank of America March 15  2012  Occupy Wall Street targets BofA with a rally and march. Activ...
Occupy Bank of America March 15, 2012, Occupy Wall Street targets BofA with a rally and march. Activists "moved in" to a branch by setting up a sidewalk living room on the theory that 'the bank took our homes so we're moving in with them.' A half dozen people were arrested.
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New York City: Occupy Wall Street
New York City: Occupy Wall Street
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Occupy Wall Street - M22 - 4th night of occupation of Union Square.  Screen capture from video.
Occupy Wall Street - M22 - 4th night of occupation of Union Square. Screen capture from video.
Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters walking by the Bank of Montreal on Bay Street.
Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters walking by the Bank of Montreal on Bay Street.
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Are banks to blame?
Saturday in New York City during the Occupy Wall Street Protest
Saturday in New York City during the Occupy Wall Street Protest
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Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters walking by the Bank of Montreal on Bay Street.
Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters walking by the Bank of Montreal on Bay Street.
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Screen shot of 99% Spring's Facebook page.
Saturday in New York City during the Occupy Wall Street Protest
Saturday in New York City during the Occupy Wall Street Protest
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One of the signs displayed at the Occupy L.A. protest.
One of the signs displayed at the Occupy L.A. protest.
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A concerned Toronto individual looks on as one billboard reads, "1% Margin of Error."
Occupy Sandy organizer Diego Ibañez in Far Rockaway
Occupy Sandy organizer Diego Ibañez in Far Rockaway
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