Zuccotti Park News
Coming Soon: Occupy Wall St. Debit Card
An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement plans to issue its own debit card. What's next? The Occupy-edition Range Rover? Asked this same snide question, Carne Ross, a board member of the Occupy Money Cooperative , tells ABC News that his group's intentions could not be more altruistic or more
Occupy Wall Street Anniversary Protests Dwarfed by Police Presence
Occupy Wall Street protesters poured into New York's financial district today to mark the first anniversary of the movement, but their presence was dwarfed by riot-gear-clad police, who set up metal barriers and formed human walls to pacify the demonstrators. Hundreds of protesters scattered into
Why Occupy Wall Street's Racket Is the Folk Music of Our Time
On November 20, 2011, five days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg evicted Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park, protestors brought their sleeping bags and musical instruments uptown to camp outside of his Upper East Side home in Manhattan. Residents on East 79th Street could hear the sounds of snare,
Occupy Wall Street : 25 Arrests Made as Movement Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary
A protest in New York City's financial district is planned for Monday to mark the 1-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a movement against corporate greed that spawned tent cities of protesters around the globe and became a rallying point for the "99 percent". Twenty-five people were arrested
President Obama's Coalition Faces Strains
The political press characterized it as a stinging censure by the young commander-in-chief. President Obama, barely two months removed from his inauguration, had gathered a roomful of bailed-out Wall Street executives in the White House and delivered a stark message: Change the way you do business
Occupy Movement Hopes for New Lease on Life
The Occupy movement got off to a great start last fall, but living in a tent camp seemed less attractive during the Northern European winter. Now that spring is back, activists are hoping for a protest renaissance. But the loose-knit group still needs to figure out what it actually stands for. When
2012 'May Day' Protests From Coast to Coast
Police detained at least six people in New York as Occupy demonstrators and labor and immigration activists participated in "May Day" protests across the country on Tuesday. Protest organizers said they intended to show the "1 percent" what life without the "99 percent" would look like, as they
Occupy DC: Police Enforce Ban on Camping
U.S. Park Police clad in riot gear and on horseback raided the Occupy D.C. camp today to enforce a ban on camping in McPherson Square, a federal park, authorities said. “They effectively removed any kind of bedding from the tents and they’re going to start...
Questlove on Fried Chicken, Republicans, and Occupy
PARK CITY, Utah — Questlove is a man of many hats: “Roots” drummer, chicken entrepreneur, soul DJ, Occupy spokesman (of sorts) and occasional, unwitting instigator on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” His band incensed former presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann in November when she walked on...
Occupy Protesters Ring in the New Year with Largest Demonstration Since Eviction
Occupy Wall Street protesters rang in the New Year with a renewed push, holding their largest demonstration since the movement was evicted last month from the lower Manhattan park where it began. Dozens of protesters were arrested after a confrontation between demonstrators and police when...