Occupy Wall Street

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Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: Using the "people's mic" that is his own booming voice, U.S. Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas, a veteran with two tours in Iraq to his name, delivers a powerful excoriation of the New York Police Department, chastising officers for hurting unharmed civilians.

Some of the more brutal confrontations referenced by Sgt. Thomas

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Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: Occupy Santa Cruz protesters who attempted to close their Bank of America accounts were denied service last week because, according to the branch manager, "you can not be a protester and a customer at the same time."

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Second Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: 24 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were locked inside the La Guardia Place Citibank branch and arrested for criminal trespassing. They were attempting to close their bank account at the time.

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Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: Demonstrator Felix Rivera-Pitre, who was involved in a serious altercation with an NYPD officer, spoke out in the aftermath of the incident to insist that he did nothing to provoke Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona's right hook.

"The cop just lunged at me full throttle a

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Police Brutality of the Day: Though this morning's confrontation at Zuccotti Park was called off at the last minute when the park's owner decided to postpone its clean-up project, police still managed to clash with Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrating their "victory."

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Occupy Wall Street News Update of the Day: A tense standoff between police and Occupy Wall Street protesters was quickly defused as word came down from Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway that Brookfield Properties, owners of Zuccotti Park, have postponed the park cleaning that would have forced

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Beautification Project of the Day: Speaking of which, the Occupy Wall Street protest may be coming to abrupt halt.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who recently told demonstrators they were welcome to occupy Zuccotti Park "indefinitely," visited the movement's home base today to tell those present they would have t

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Musical Guest of the Day: Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello stopped by Occupy Wall Street today to perform "This Land Is Your Land," be a general badass.

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Celebrities Slummin' It of the Day: Video of Kanye West and Russell Simmons Occupy Wall Street sojourn has emerged, and, though the footage is somewhat brief, Kanye's Simmons-interpreted "spiritual" silence (complimented nicely by his gold chain, gold grill, and

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Celebrities Are Not Like Us of the Day: Kanye West and Russell Simmons stopped by Occupy Wall Street today to see how the other 99% live.

"I just walked @kanyewest thru the #occupywallstreet," Simmons tweeted. "I love how sweet and tolerant he was to the crowd."

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Scenes From A Protest of the Day: Perhaps in retaliation for the conveniently unaired clip of 99 percenter Jesse LaGreca being eloquent in the presence of a Fox News producer, Occupy Wall Street demonstrators chase away Geraldo Rivera and his film crew from their stomping ground with repeated cries of "Fox News Lies."

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Sweet Support of the Day: The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators just received an encouraging nod from two of their highest profile supporters to date: Ben & Jerry.

"We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those ar

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Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: Members of some of the largest labor unions in the country will join Occupy Wall Street demonstrators this afternoon to march on Wall Street from Foley Square.

Occupy Wall Street organizers are expecting several thousands to participate in the march,

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Uncut Interview of the Day: Courtesy of OccupyWallSt.org‘s Kyle Christopher comes this unaired footage of Occupy Wall Street protester Jesse LaGreca taking the news media (and particularly Fox News) to task for their coverage of the ongoing demonstrations -- now in their third week -- in an intervie

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Follow Up of the Day: A second video has surfaced online appearing to show pepper-spraying NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna -- a known civil rights violator -- matter-of-factly dousing a second set of Wall Street demonstrators with the painful inflammatory agent.

Bologna "looked as if he were spraying cockroaches," remarked the New York Times after viewing