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Scott Olsen News

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.

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.

44 Oakland police officers face discipline over 'Occupy' response

Oakland - Oakland, California's police chief announced he would seek disciplinary action against 44 police officers for excessive use of force and other offenses against mostly peaceful Occupy Oakland protesters over the past year.

Video: RT nominated for Emmy Award for Occupy coverage

Washington - RT News has been nominated for an Emmy Award for its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement. While the mainstream media either ignored or mocked, RT gave coverage from day one.

Video: Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland (update)

Oakland - A rally and occupation action for accused whistleblower Bradley Manning was held at President Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland and Portland on August 16. 12 people were arrested. Updated with photos.

Video: Interview with Scott Olsen on why he gave back his medal

Chicago - RT interviews Scott Olsen, an Iraq vet who was badly injured in an Occupy protest in Oakland, on why he gave back his medal. He also explains why voting Republican or Democrat is a waste of time.

Occupy movement plans general strike over Scott Olsen's injury

Oakland - Scott Olsen, a two-tour veteran of the Iraq war, suffered a cracked skull during a police crackdown on Oakland Occupy protesters Tuesday. Now, demonstrators are taking that up as a central rallying point, mulling over calling for a Nov. 2 general strike.
 

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This photo was taken moments before Scott Olsen was shot by these same police officers during an Occ...
This photo was taken moments before Scott Olsen was shot by these same police officers during an Occupy Wall Street rally in Oakland on October 25, 2011. (Photo: Brett Wilkins)
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Oakland police officers preparing to attack Occupy Oakland protesters  October 25  2011.
Oakland police officers preparing to attack Occupy Oakland protesters, October 25, 2011.
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Scott Olsen  immediately after being shot.
Scott Olsen, immediately after being shot.
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