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Pepper-Spraying Campus Cop Awarded $38,000 For 'Psychiatric Injury'

A video of Officer John Pike pepper-spraying demonstrators at UC Davis went viral in 2011

The Occupy Movement raised issues of inequality in the U.S. One video of John Pike pepper-spraying protestors went viral. Now he's been given workers' comp. Read More »

Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Workers' Pay Dropped, CEOs' Soared

Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Workers' Pay Dropped, CEOs' Soared

America bills itself as a land of opportunity, and the slogan still may be true in so many ways in 2012. But many see a persistent and growing inequality in both the labor force and standard of living. The gap between the "two Americas" has been an issue on the left for years, and was a catalyst for the Occupy... Read More »

May Day: Occupy Sympathizers Skip Work To Protest, Hang Out And Rail Against Greed

May Day: Occupy Sympathizers Skip Work To Protest, Hang Out And Rail Against Greed

Robert Harrington comes to his Midtown Manhattan office each day wearing a businessman's trenchcoat. At 65, he runs his own apparel-import business. But he decided to close shop on Tuesday, May 1. Instead, he left his office to take part in the protests marking the 2012 May Day, the first to coincide with... Read More »

Class Conflicts Have Reached A 25-Year High, Survey Says

Class Conflicts Have Reached A 25-Year High, Survey Says

Three years ago, if you were to ask Americans what the strongest social conflicts were in this country, the divide between immigrants and native born Americans would have ranked at the top. But today, hostilities between the rich and the poor has taken that spot, beating out both racial and immigration-related... Read More »

Stock Market's Stagnant Year Means Smaller Bonuses On Wall Street

Stock Market's Stagnant Year Means Smaller Bonuses On Wall Street

Workers who routinely track the balances of their 401(k) savings know that 2011 was a pretty dismal year for investing in stocks. The S&P 500, a broad stock index that includes about 75 percent of publicly traded U.S. companies, finished 2011 statistically where it began, meaning many investors ended the... Read More »

Workers, Students Join Occupy Rally In Oakland

Workers, Students Join Occupy Rally In Oakland

By Terence Chea and Lisa Leff OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands of anti-Wall Street protesters marched in the streets of Oakland on Wednesday as they geared up with labor unions to picket banks, take over foreclosed homes and vacant buildings and disrupt operations at the nation's fifth-busiest... Read More »

What It's Like To Be An Occupier At Night: A Firsthand Account

What It's Like To Be An Occupier At Night: A Firsthand Account

An Occupier isn't just your casual visitor to Zuccotti Park, or a sometime demonstrator for the Occupy Wall Street cause. Occupiers are those who actually sleep out in the concrete square, enduring the bitter New York night to prove their point. It is those nighttime hours that make Occupy Wall Street such a... Read More »

Teacher Fired For Anti-Semitic Comments At 'Occupy' Rally

Teacher Fired For Anti-Semitic Comments At 'Occupy' Rally

The Occupy Wall Street camp at Zucotti Park harkens to the early kibbutzim of Israel. It's a self-sustaining scrappy community, with members eating, sleeping, and living collectively, braced against harsh climes, while dreaming up and playing at a better way to live. But in another sense, they aren't like... Read More »

Who Are The 'One Percent' Protesters So Despise?

Who Are The 'One Percent' Protesters So Despise?

The One Percent is the villain of the moment, but it's a mostly faceless one. We can imagine Bernie Madoff, Rupert Murdoch, those guys from Enron, and a smattering of Goldman Sachs execs sitting around a mahogany table smoking cigars and ashing on your mortgage papers. But really, it's hard to know who the... Read More »

Occupy Wall Street Wins Sympathy Of Neighborhood Businesses

Occupy Wall Street Wins Sympathy Of Neighborhood Businesses

One of the more damaging criticisms leveled against the Wall Street protesters in recent days is that their "occupation" is doing damage to surrounding businesses, hurting fellow members of the 99 percent whom they claim to be defending. Droves of participants have been using the bathroom in a nearby cafe,... Read More »

Wall St. Office Cleaners Join March For Better Jobs

Wall St. Office Cleaners Join March For Better Jobs

By Michelle Nichols and Paula Rogo NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Hundreds of office cleaners and guards marched near Wall Street on Wednesday demanding good jobs and protesting economic inequality, while a smaller group of demonstrators rallied at JPMorgan Chase's skyscraper. Read More »

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Don't Quit Their Day Jobs

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Don't Quit Their Day Jobs

They have the noble goal of making a better world, and they're still paying the bills in the interim. When the Canadian anti-consumerist group Adbusters put out a call for the Occupy Wall Street resistance movement to commence in New York on Sept. 17, it seemed to be the launch of yet another... Read More »

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