Occupy Movements Plan D.C. March, Home Takeovers

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Occupy Movements Plan D.C. March, Home Takeovers

Occupy Movements Plan D.C. March, Home Takeovers

Occupy Wall Street soon will be occupying the highway. The movement that started in downtown Manhattan is taking its protest on the road with a two-week march from New York to Washington, D.C. The march will start at noon this Wednesday, according to flyers handed out over the weekend by organizers. It will end at… Read More

Tea Time for the Occupation

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Tea Time for the Occupation

Tea Time for the Occupation

Historically, America’s greatness as a country could be measured by the social mobility of its citizens. If you worked hard enough at a well-defined goal, you could get where you’re going, no matter who you were or from where you started. Case in point, the election of Barack Obama—but is it really true that anyone… Read More

One Week, Three Lawsuits Over ATM Fees

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One Week, Three Lawsuits Over ATM Fees

One Week, Three Lawsuits Over ATM Fees

Frustration over ATM fees may be helping to fuel the Occupy Wall Street protests, but last week it also helped to fill federal court dockets. In three separate lawsuits, Visa and MasterCard were accused of collusion by fixing the fees they charge consumers withdrawing money from ATMs. One of the suits also names a number… Read More

Which Part of the 99% Are You?

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Which Part of the 99% Are You?

Which Part of the 99% Are You?

For over a month now, protesters have been marching around Wall Street shouting a now-familiar chant: “We Are The 99 Percent!” Okay, you say, but exactly what percent am I? The Wall Street Journal just posted this neato-burrito tool to help you find out. Simply type in how much money you make in a year,… Read More

Three Bank Protests, Three Very Different Responses

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Three Bank Protests, Three Very Different Responses

Three Bank Protests, Three Very Different Responses

Three banks, three very different responses to anti-bank protests. As protesters associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement gathered at branches of the nation’s largest banks over the weekend, some of them intent on closing their accounts, banks and their employees reacted in very different ways, indicating some confusion by banks about how best to… Read More

Unions, Advocacy Groups Rally with Occupy Wall Street

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Unions, Advocacy Groups Rally with Occupy Wall Street

Unions, Advocacy Groups Rally with Occupy Wall Street

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of lower Manhattan Wednesday to speak out against issues including bank bailouts, tax cuts for the wealthy, and economic conditions that have resulted in joblessness, lower wages and more. The movement, sparked by the hundreds of mostly young protesters who’ve camped out in recent weeks in lower Manhattan’s… Read More

As Occupy Wall Street Grows, Scope of Grievances is Great

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As Occupy Wall Street Grows, Scope of Grievances is Great

As Occupy Wall Street Grows, Scope of Grievances is Great

Katrina Brees paraded around Wall Street Tuesday in a white marching band costume and white furry boots, pulling a tricycle transformed into a sculpture of a pink unicorn. She drove all the way from New Orleans to help with the Occupy Wall Street protests, “to lift spirits and lend support,” she said, resting her hand… Read More

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