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  • Press and Elected Officials Sue Wall Street, the NYPD

    Lawyers on behalf of five elected officials and half a dozen members of the press filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the City of New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the New York Police Department, Brookfield Properties and JPMorgan Chase are in violation of numerous civil rights, including the First Amendment right to free speech and assembly.

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  • Training an Eye on Occupy

    The world's biggest banks have been working carefully and methodically with police to gather data and intelligence on protesters ahead of May Day, the NATO summit and a summer of Occupy actions.

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  • Anonymous Issues Emergency Call to Action: "Phase II of Operation Defense"

    In response to Thursday's passage of the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, in the U.S. House of Representatives, Anonymous issued an emergency message calling on U.S. citizens to protest the latest anti-Constitutional legislation that will allow for detailed information-sharing about individuals between private companies and the government.

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  • School's Out for Occupy

    Occupy has caught young students' attention -- and some are planning to join the May 1 general strike.

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  • On May 1, Toronto's Out Sick With the Austerity Flu

    Though capitalism and corporate greed have infected much of Toronto since the late 19th century, its most virulent form, "austerity," has only recently turned into a pan-damn-emic. Time to call out sick!

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  • Disabled, but Not Disempowered

    Refusing to sit by and watch quietly as politicians shred their social safety net, more than 500 people with disabilities descended on D.C. last week from across the country. "It's worth getting arrested, it's worth dying for, but they're gonna kill us first because of the cuts," one of them said.

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  • #Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines – Pre-May Day Edition

    This week in Occupy, several shareholder meetings were #occupied, Chicago fought to preserve mental health care, #occupied Wall Street is here to stay and we all prepared to call out sick on May Day. #Maybe you weren’t aware?

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  • Mic Check! Wells Fargo on the Hot Seat

    The latest Occupy insurgence -- disrupting shareholder meetings of major corporations, primarily banks -- happened in force on Tuesday in San Francisco, where union members, housing justice advocates and others hurt by foreclosures descended on the Wells Fargo annual summit.

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  • Iowans Sue Egregious Polluter

    For years, residents of the Mississippi River town of Muscatine put up with constant pollution and "dangerously high" levels of toxic compounds that damaged their property and affected their health. Now they are fighting back.

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  • Interview: Noam Chomsky on Occupy, the Arab Spring and America's Decline

    "Occupy came along at a time which was ripe, and the strategy was brilliant. If I had been asked, I wouldn’t have advised it. I never thought it was going to work. Fortunately, I was wrong."

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