"The Full Story Of How A Boston Journalist Got Arrested On Some Bullshit At The Anniversary Of Occupy Wall Street" - I wasn't supposed to be sitting in a bar, my right elbow bent like a bastard, on the night of September 17, 2012. It was the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street – a movement I've been covering for about a year – and the plan was to be out in the streets, tweeting, taking pictures, and scribbling obscenities in my notepad. That's what I do. I'm a reporter. It's my fucking job.....Read more »
Occupy Wall Street protester Dallas Pesola remained in a holding cell on Sunday night, essentially being punished for not submitting to what was supposed to be a voluntary photograph of his irises. Mr. Pesola was released on Monday after spending 48 hours in custody, double the maximum time for arraignments set in 1990 by a state Supreme Court judge. After his release, he said that he declined the iris photographs because he did not believe the police were entitled to pictures of his eyes.Read more »
Euphemistically titled the "Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act" and referred to by our corporate-controlled mainstream media as a "non-controversial bill", a more truthful moniker for HR 347 would be the "First Amendment Rights Eradication Act".Read more »
Out of all of the cities with Occupy movements, the cost per arrest in Phoenix was the highest - taxpayers spent $4,430 per. If this math is correct, each officer got around $8,000 in overtime for 72 hours of police work to protect the city from just 40 protestors. Who does this benefit? Not Phoenicians. Additional coverage at the San Francisco Chronicle here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/02/08/prweb9168446...Read more »
Sweeping protests around the world made it an extremely difficult year for the media, and tested journalists as never before, the annual report into press freedom reveals. The annual report by Reporters Without Borders shows the United States fell 27 points on the list due to the many arrests of journalists covering Occupy Wall Street protests.Read more »
Much like years past, 2011 has seen it's share of ups and downs, natural and unnatural disasters, more freedoms were taken away than gained & governments at all levels expanded their authority. Here's to a more freedom in 2012 & beyond!Read more »
MRCTV went down to Zuccotti Park and asked three of these questions to the protesters. The video below features their answers.
The questions asked were:
1. What is the Dodd-Frank Act?
2. Who is the Chairman of the Federal Reserve?
3. Who is Elizabeth Warren?Read more »
Here are some more demands from people claiming to represent the '99 percent' movement. It's slightly less socialist and much more detailed than demands previously read on the air.
Here's some interesting headings:
'Healthcare For All'
'Protection of the Planet'
'Jobs for all Americans'
Anyone else tired of the media attacking protesters based on one or two signs? Tired of hearing people chastise a movement that they have never interacted with? It happens to both the Occupy movement and the Tea Party movement.Read more »
In every instance, I side with the People on the street, even when unpopular, against the seemingly obvious shared enemy: any and all authority backed by force.
But when an enemy goes unidentified or more authority is offered as an answer, I'm out. And at this point, I have a few thoughts to share.Read more »
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