On Sunday, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars led thousands of people in a march on the NATO summit in Chicago, at the end of which 50 former soldiers renounced the wars by throwing their military service medals toward the building where leaders were gathered.
In the winter of 2011, discussion about calling a general strike had already begun within Occupy Los Angeles. At the end of January 2012, in the wake of police raids against Occupy encampments, Occupy Los Angeles issued a call for a May Day general strike, which was quickly endorsed by Occupy Oakland. In the winter of 2011, discussion about calling a general strike had already begun within Occupy Los Angeles.
Protesters successfully shut down some operations in three major ports spanning the Western United States on Monday. Coordinated action in Washington, Oregon and California was designed to interfere with commerce, bolster the spirits of the evicted and -- why not? -- inconvenience Goldman Sachs.Protesters successfully shut down some operations in three major ports spanning the Western United States on Monday.
Things are looking up for two-tour Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen, who was injured Oct. 25 during a police raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment, where he was taking part in demonstrations against the corporatization of the American political system. (more)Things are looking up for two-tour Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen, who has regained his voice after being wounded at Occupy Oakland on Oct. 25.
This disturbing video clip shows Occupy Oakland protester and three-tour Iraq War veteran Kayvan Sabehgi in an altercation with riot police Nov. 2. The Guardian posted the clip late last week and reported that Sabehgi suffered a ruptured spleen as a result of the beat-down captured here, and that Oakland police say they are looking into the incident.
The Occupy Wall Street movement isn't just some lefty rejoinder to the tea party, even though the two political phenomena have been subject to comparison over the last two months, but at least one prominent tea partyer joins a host of scholars and analysts in suggesting that OWS is about far more than (more).
It wasn’t quite Berkeley in 1964, but it wanted to be, and that might be the ultimate significance of the thousands-strong gathering Tuesday night in Sproul Plaza on the Cal campus.The Occupy movement, which has kept apart from other social movements, reached back and grabbed onto the past.
Dan Siegel was a friend and legal adviser to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, but he resigned his post the same day police cleared the Occupy Oakland encampment.