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Progress Without Pepper Spraynew

How a burger baron, four indie rockers, a bleeding-heart Muslim and a group of trash tour guides are fighting for the 99%.
Willamette Week  |  Casey Jarman  |  12-06-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Bank of America Frets About Occupynew

An internal Bank of America email has surfaced, making it clear that the megabank is concerned about the national day of action against evictions and foreclosures being carried out by the Occupy Wall Street movement. The leaked internal memo suggests BofA is taking Occupy housing actions very seriously.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Rebecca Bowe  |  12-06-2011  |  #OCCUPY

OccupyNOLA to City: We're Going to Stand Our Groundnew

In a press conference in front of City Hall today, one after another Occupy New Orleans protester said they have no intention to comply with Mayor Mitch Landrieu's request that the group leave Duncan Plaza.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  12-05-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Occupy DC Builds a "People’s Pentagon"new

The structure was one infraction too many for the Park Police, who were arresting people and surrounding the square with vehicles all day on Sunday.
Washington City Paper  |  Lydia DePillis  |  12-05-2011  |  #OCCUPY

New Orleans Police Department hands out (a very polite) eviction flier to Occupy protestorsnew

NOPD officers have walked through the park, distributing a "courtesy notice" reiterating the city's position and adding "In the coming days, we will move forward in a fashion that respects your 1st Amendment rights within the bounds of the law that protect the common good."
Gambit  |  Kevin Allman  |  12-04-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Unhappy Members of Occupy Philly Form Splinter Groupnew

As of tomorrow, there will be two groups occupying Philadelphia—just not together. The new group, calling themselves Reasonable Solutions/OWS Philadelphia, launches today. Occupy Philly calls RS's new daytime occupation of Paine Plaza a "back-door deal made by a few power-hungry people … not affiliated with our movement."
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  12-03-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Occupy SF to Open Credit Unionnew

Occupy SF announced its ambitious plans to turn protesters into bankers by creating the People's Reserve Credit Union.
SF Weekly  |  Erin Sherbert  |  12-02-2011  |  #OCCUPY

The 99 Percentnew

On the ground in Albany, and in the air everywhere, signs that a movement has changed the conversation about inequality.
Metroland  |  Miriam Axel-Lute  |  12-02-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Three Important Lessons of the Occupy Movementnew

The youth movement is back, the elite have damaged democracy, and always carry a camera.
East Bay Express  |  Jay Youngdahl  |  12-02-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Inside the Overnight Raid and Arrests of Occupy Phillynew

As the police presence steadily grew, more Occupiers—many familiar faces—began showing up in droves. “Wake up, Occupy Philly!” one chanted as he walked through the tent area.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Randy LoBasso  |  11-30-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Pepper Spraying Jesusnew

The iconic shot of a UC Davis cop and his pepper spray became an instant Internet meme. But will it help galvanize support for the Occupy movement?
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  11-30-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Occupy Winston-Salem Negotiates With City Over Campsite

Occupy Winston-Salem members met with Assistant City Manager Greg Turner on the eve of Thanksgiving to discuss possible sites for a campsite.
YES! Weekly  |  Keith T. Barber  |  11-30-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Occupy Indy Dividednew

Twists to Occupy Indy have emerged over the last few weeks: a contentious financial document, a faction divide, arrests and an unsuccessful Taser deployment.
NUVO  |  Rebecca Townsend  |  11-30-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Is the LAPD Restricting Occupy L.A. Coverage With Last-Minute 'Pool Media'?new

If the LAPD doesn't lift media restrictions, the ACLU plans to file an injunction.
L.A. Weekly  |  Simone Wilson  |  11-29-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Occupy Together? Down Twinkle For Nownew

Over 100 people representing Humboldt's various Occupy groups gathered Monday night for what was billed as a countywide General Assembly to explore the local movement’s options going forward. Numero uno on the list of topics: should/could/would Occupy Humboldt, Occupy Eureka and Occupy Arcata consolidate their energies in one form or another.
North Coast Journal  |  Andrew Goff  |  11-29-2011  |  #OCCUPY

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