Occupy Oakland News
Tune-Yards: More Than Just 'One Chick With a Ukulele'
D.I.Y. crooner Merrill Garbus initially began Tune-Yards (stylized as “tUnE-yArDs”) as a solo project, in which she used looping pedals and drums to back her vocals and ukulele-playing. The 2009 debut, “Bird-Brains,” attracted listeners cult-like in their appreciation. Fans, who include the likes
Occupy Oakland : 300 Protesters Arrested
Oakland police arrested about 300 Occupy Oakland protesters Saturday, after demonstrators broke into a vacant convention center, a YMCA and City Hall, where they burned an American flag. Police fired tear gas, flash grenades and bean bags in an attempt to control the crowd after...
Protesters Throw Bricks and Bibles at Police in San Francisco
Occupy San Francisco’s “Day of Action” turned violent Friday night when protesters occupied an abandoned hotel and began throwing objects at police officers from the roof, police said. “Once they gained access [to the hotel] , some of them made it to the top of the...
Occupy's 2012 Agenda: Visiting Campaign Cities
"Occupy" protest organizers say they are using the winter to hone in on specific events and presidential campaign events instead of occupying town centers and financial institutions. Caitlin Manning, 55, an Occupy Oakland organizer, said the group has two specific goals in January. First, it plans
Video: Occupy Oakland Veteran Says Recovery ‘Frustrating’
In his first video interview since suffering a head injury at the Occupy Oakland protests, Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen appeared to have difficulty forming words. The 24-year-old former Marine was participating in the protests at the Frank H. Ogawa plaza outside city hall on...
UC Davis Pepper Spraying: Cops Suspended
Campus Police Were Dismantling An Occupy Encampment That's Against College Rules
Videos Show 'Occupy' Protesters Pepper Sprayed, Beaten
Police and protesters have frequently gone toe-to-toe at Occupy camps across the country, however three recent videos that show protesters, including a veteran being roughed up and students being pepper sprayed, are causing many to question whether police have overstepped their bounds. In the last
177 Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested
New York City activists, angry at having been evicted from their encampment, began a "Day of Action" Thursday in an attempt to disrupt the New York Stock Exchange and transit in the city. Police arrested about 177 Occupy Wall Street protesters by the end of the day for actions like obstructing
Police Clear 'Occupy' Oakland Camp
Police outfitted in riot gear entered the Occupy Oakland encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza at around 5 a.m. PT to evict protesters who had called the plaza next to City Hall home for more than a month. The police were met with little resistance and...
Occupy Crackdown: Beginning of the End for Protests?
The tension is mounting outside Oakland's City Hall after police issued three eviction notices to anti-Wall Street protesters over the weekend, telling demonstrators they do not have the right to camp overnight. Still, 150 tents remained today in Frank Ogawa Plaza. Though authorities have not said