A Year of Occupy

By: Monday September 17, 2012 12:18 am

During a rally for the Chicago teachers union on September 15, a representative from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) introduces the president, Karen Lewis, who has led the fight for a fair contract and better conditions for students in schools. He says she taught everyone, including himself, that there’s power in the 99%. A [...]

Suppressing Dissent: Report Details NYPD Aggression, Use of Force Against Occupy Movement

By: Thursday July 26, 2012 12:26 pm

A report recently published by the Global Justice Clinic (NYU School of Law) and the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice (Fordham Law School) has been making headlines, as it meticulously shows how the New York Police Department has systematically violated the rights of participants in [...]

Titillating Reports on Occupy Wall Street Tie to Unsolved Murder Likely Result of DNA Contamination

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 2:38 pm

UPDATE — 6:50 PM EST Nearly twenty-four hours, a new development from NBC confirms what I suggested might have happened. Investigators are now reporting “contamination at a city laboratory could have led to the match between DNA found at the murder scene of a Julliard student eight years ago and a chain used at a recent [...]

Julian Assange’s Show Highlights the Occupy Movement

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 11:00 am

In the latest episode of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s show, “The World Tomorrow,” Assange examines the Occupy movement with guests from Occupy Wall Street and Occupy London. The show gets into a compelling discussion of the importance of occupying space, why governments might want to use violence against Occupy, what fueled the movement and why [...]

Occupy Journalists Stopped, Searched, Handcuffed & Interrogated at Gunpoint

By: Sunday May 20, 2012 10:18 am

Under cover of the night around twelve police cars stopped five journalists when they were heading back to where they are staying in Chicago during the NATO summit. All five have been covering protests against the NATO summit for the past few days. The five journalists included Luke Rudkowksi, who streams as @Lukewearechange, Tim Pool, [...]

Twitter’s Continued Defense of User’s Rights

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 5:03 pm

Twitter has moved to quash a court order requiring the company to hand over data on  one of its users. The user, Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall Street protester who is being prosecuted in New York for disorderly conduct, has been battling a government subpoena for his communications. On April 20, a judge ruled Harris [...]

Groups Call on Justice Department to Protect Right to Record

By: Thursday May 3, 2012 4:37 pm

Nine groups, which regularly defend free speech and digital rights, have sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Justice Department to protect the right to record by examining the arrests of people, who have been documenting Occupy protests. The letter carries extra significance because today is World Press Freedom Day and the [...]

Occupy Doesn’t Need to Get With the Vote

By: Thursday May 3, 2012 11:41 am

From the movement’s early days, there have been commentators who have suggested the Occupy movement really needs to get involved in elections. They’ve proposed running Occupy candidates. Some have gone as far as explicitly suggesting that Occupy become the Tea Party of the left. Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones is the latest to advocate this [...]

Occupy Movement’s May Day Actions (M1GS Liveblog)

By: Tuesday May 1, 2012 4:31 pm

Dustin M. Slaughter of the David and Goliath Project has been invited to blog here at The Dissenter throughout May Day. Slaughter has done some great work covering the Occupy movement through social media and blogging since the early days of Occupy. As mentioned, we will be doing shifts so we can cover as much of the [...]

Occupy Movement May Day Actions – (Live Blog)

By: Tuesday May 1, 2012 12:23 pm

4:50 PM ET This live blog is closed down now. Updates on May Day action resume at The Dissenter here with Dustin Slaughter taking over. 4:33 PM ET From earlier, Tom Morello leads “Guitar Army” in march to Union Square in New York. Concert is now happening. 4:30 PM ET Riot police, bicycle cops breaking [...]

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