Activists say a May Day rally in Chicago includes the Occupy movement along with it usual focus on immigrant rights.Organizer Orlando Sepulveda says the anti-Wall Street groups' presence enriches the march.
Many observers were surprised and even shocked by police methods used to subdue various "Occupy" demonstrations across the U.S. and Europe. There seems to be increasing dependence on methods of local policing that is eerily similar to how western militaries behave in the battlefield.
Ironic, it seems to me, that shortly after the Occupy movement had some of its biggest successes -- 30,000 people on the Brooklyn Bridge, Bank Transfer Day, the president of the University of California condemning the behavior of his own police force -- mainstream media figures usually considered pr
Chances are you've seen part of this video from the pepper spraying incident at UC Davis last week. The police's casual shaking of the spray can, the way he strolled through and shot directly at the students' faces while they were sitting ... surely an appalling sight. But keep watching ...
dDid I read this right in the New York Times? 32,000 people gathered on or by the Brooklyn Bridge for the Occupy Wall St. march yesterday? And in Chicago, right at rush hour, protesters shut down the LaSalle Street bridge here in Chicago.