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The Media Messenger of Zuccotti Park

Posted by on Thursday, December 15, 2011,
As part of TIME Magazine's special issue on TIME's Person of the Year 2011: The Protester , they produced this video centering on how an activist/journalist's (Tim Poole) live video stream from New York City's Zuccotti Park garnered mainstream attention and helped galvanize a movement.  Tim has gone beyond Zuccotti and has traveled up and down the east coast and to California in the last several weeks to cover the other Occupy protests and to help others set up similar livestreams.

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STOP ATTEMPTS TO CENSOR THE INTERNET!

Posted by on Tuesday, November 29, 2011,


The Senate will soon vote on a bill that would let big corporations censor websites at will.

The bill — the Protect IP Act, or PIPA (S. 968) — is intended to stop online copyright piracy (just like SOPA, its cousin in the House). But PIPA’s authority is so broad it would give corporations unprecedented power to abuse our Internet freedoms. .

In the last month, more than one million people have told Congress to reject PIPA and SOPA..

But we need to keep pushing. Join more than a dozen organ...
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RETIRED POLICE CAPTAIN ARRESTED

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,
Captain Raymond Lewis, featured in two of our previous videos, below, was arrested this afternoon in NYC during the Occupy protests. Thus far today, over 175 people have been arrested and several injuries have been reported.  Bloodied protesters were seen being led away by police.  The estimate by those on the ground in the afternoon was that 5000 protesters were currently involved.  That number was expected to swell as people got off work. By late in the evening. 35,000 protesters were said ...
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THE POLICE STATE HAS ARRIVED: An Assault on the Free Press

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,

"Public Safety" has become the mantra of those who seek to squash dissent and defend the powerful.

The New York Times confirmed what was already reported via twitter by those on the scene at the time. As New York City police cleared the Occupy Wall Street campsite in Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, many journalists were blocked from observing and interviewing protesters. Some called it a media blackout and said in interviews that they believed that the police efforts were a deliberate att...
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POLICE ATTACK Peaceful Protestors in Oakland

Posted by on Wednesday, October 26, 2011,


In the video below, Oakland California Police in riot gear fire flash grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets at a group of 1,000 peaceful demonstrators outside of City Hall on 14th St and Broadway on October 25th. The demonstrators were protesting the violent police assault on the Occupy Oakland encampment earlier that day that resulted in several protesters having bones broken and one protester hospitalized due to injuries from a police assault.  Among them were veterans carrying Veteran...
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