The Occupy Wall Street activist who two weeks ago was found guilty of assaulting a police officer as he led her out of a protest in Zuccotti Park was sentenced Monday.
As an Occupy Wall Street activist goes to trial on charges of assaulting a police officer, author and lawyer Chase Madar asks what the rights to freedom of assembly, freedom of the press and freedom from warrantless search are worth in the United States today.
Seattle's first socialist city official in decades, an economics teacher, former Occupy Wall Street activist and former Truthdigger of the Week, ran on a campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. She enters office Monday along with Mayor Ed Murray.
Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party, the national, independent, inequality-focused political coalition sponsored by labor unions that helped elect Bill de Blasio to the position of mayor of New York City, tells "Democracy Now!" about the role Occupy Wall Street played in the latest election.
The UC Davis cop who pepper-sprayed at close range a group of peacefully protesting students was awarded $38,000 for his experience in the aftermath of the altercation, more than those he brutalized received.
While economists are celebrating a tenuous recovery five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, this week’s US Census Bureau report on poverty provided a sobering statisticThis week’s U Census Bureau report on poverty provides a sobering statistic.
On the second anniversary of that day in lower Manhattan when people sat down in outrage and stayed in dedication and solidarity and hope, remember how unpredictably the world changes, remember those doing heroic work that you might hear little or nothing about but who are all around you, remember to hope and remember to build.
The people of Chicago are learning how to disturb, embarrass and block the ambitions of socially destructive politicians and corporate executives, Rick Perlstein of The Nation magazine reports.
"Did the FBI ignore, or even abet, a plot to assassinate Occupy Houston leaders?" asks journalist Dave Lindorff at WhoWhatWhy. "What did the Feds know? Whom did they warn? And what did the Houston Police know?"