Monday, November 14, 2011

Protesters Have the Right to Protest … and to Resist Unlawful Arrest

Top Military Commander and Courts Support Right to Protest

In response to comments from those supporting the police crackdowns on peaceful protesters exercising their constitutional rights but violating local ordinances (see comments here), reader Purplemuse writes:
The Constitution supersedes local ordinances that are being used to OBSTRUCT 1st Amendment Rights. The camping ITSELF is in order to MAKE A STATEMENT – a First Amendment Right. Protesters are not camping because it is fun to expose yourself to the elements and hardship and you want to roast wienies and marshmallows and drink beer while swapping ghost

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Gets Its Generators Back

Occupy Wall Street got its confiscated generators back on Tuesday after its legal team pressed the Fire Department of New York to release

Living Wage Campaign: The Answer to Occupy Wall Street

AUSTIN, TX, Nov 08, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- As Americans camp out in cities across the country to protest economic inequality, Richard Troxell, a National Coalition for the Homeless board member and author of "Looking Up at the Bottom Line," ( ), offers a goal for Occupy Wall Street.
Get people to sign the petition at .

US Sen. Whitehouse tapping into Occupy anger

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island's junior senator is trying to harness Occupy Wall Street anger against big banks into a legislative effort to crack down on sky-high credit card interest rates he calls "grotesque."

ACORN heirs deny funneling cash to Occupy Wall Street

A top Republican today tried to link the defunct community organizing group ACORN to the Occupy Wall Street movement, demanding that one of Acorn’s successors be investigated for “fraud” for allegedly raising money for other causes and giving it to the

Occupy Wall Street May Be Moving To L.A. For Winter

Occupy Wall Street organizer and publisher of AmpedStatus David DeGraw told a crowded tent at Occupy L.A. on Sunday night that during the harsh winter months, Los Angeles' camp is going to become the central and crucial occupation.

Back to the future for Occupy Wall Street: Folk stars David Crosby and Graham Nash perform at Zuccotti

Occupy Wall Street was in retro mode Tuesday with a concert by 1960s folk superstars David Crosby and Graham Nash and plans for a march on Washington.
The two graying numembers of the legendary Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young played classic protest songs for twentysomethings whose parents weren’t yet born when the songs were