Clashes and Hundreds of Arrests Mark Protest’s ‘Day of Action’

The New York Times – 6:22 pm Around 5:50 p.m., about 80 protesters were arrested after they sat down in the roadway in a coordinated action at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. They included City Councilman Jumaane Williams. The protesters, all wearing white “99 percent” T-shirts, marched toward the bridge marched from the rally… More Clashes and Hundreds of Arrests Mark Protest’s ‘Day of Action’

Former Philadelphia Police Captain Joins Occupy Protesters, Gets Arrested

This is what Democracy looks like… Common Dreams Former Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis joined Occupy Wall Street protesters on Tuesday. He was seen holding a sign reading “NYPD Don’t Be Wall Street Mercenaries.” In a video interview with Livestreamers, he railed against the excessive power of corporate America and the wrongful eviction of protesters from Zuccotti Park. He… More Former Philadelphia Police Captain Joins Occupy Protesters, Gets Arrested

Elderly woman maced during ‘Occupy Seattle’ protest speaks out

The Raw Story Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey spoke to Countdown host Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night after being pepper sprayed by police the previous night during an “Occupy Seattle” protest. The protest was formed in downtown Seattle in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” after it was raided by authorities. Police claimed they gave warnings to protesters for… More Elderly woman maced during ‘Occupy Seattle’ protest speaks out

Lauren Pierce, President Of College Republicans At Texas University: Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’

This is scary and absurd, all at once… The Huffington Post Lauren Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, said on Twitter Wednesday that the idea of assassinating President Barack Obama was “tempting.” At approximately 2:30 p.m., Pierce posted, “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him… More Lauren Pierce, President Of College Republicans At Texas University: Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’

Private Prison Charges Inmates $5 A Minute For Phone Calls While They Work For $1 A Day

I understand that corporations exist to make profits, but at least pay your “employees” enough to pay for things that you charge them. Five days of work gives them enough for a one minute phone call.  That’s absurd.  Essentially, the inmates are slaves, based upon that calculation. Think Progress Last year the Corrections Corporation of America(CCA),… More Private Prison Charges Inmates $5 A Minute For Phone Calls While They Work For $1 A Day