Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside banks, meditated in public parks and staged anti-corporate song-and-dance routines on Tuesday in a May Day bid around the United States to revive a movement that triggered nationwide protests last year against economic injustice.
New York police prevented protesters from shutting down Wall Street, arresting at least 177 people in repeated clashes with an Occupy Wall Street rally that grew to several thousand strong.
As protestors against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43.000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.
A judge upheld New York City's legal justification for evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from a park when police in riot gear broke up a two-month-old demonstration against economic inequality.
Police wearing helmets and carrying shields evicted protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement early Tuesday from the park in New York City's financial district where they have camped since September, dismantling their tent city and arresting about 70 people.
Police in riot gear clashed with protesters in Oakland, California Thursday, firing tear gas to disperse demonstrators lingering in the streets after a day of mostly peaceful rallies against economic inequality and police brutality.
President Barack Obama, seizing on a report that showed the US rich getting richer while the rest of the country struggled to get ahead, said that Republicans were thwarting a fairer approach.
A former US soldier wounded in a protest on the streets of Oakland after surviving two tours in Iraq has put a new face on the 'Occupy' movement by galvanizing veteran backing for the push against economic inequality in the United States.
As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, the response from the movement’s targets has gradually changed: contemptuous dismissal has been replaced by whining. (A reader of my blog suggests that we start calling our ruling class the “kvetchocracy.”) The modern lords of finance look at the protesters and ask: Don’t they understand what we’ve done for the U.S. economy?
Thousands of protesters, including teachers and religious leaders, converged on downtown Chicago Monday to rally against economic inequality, with two financial industry events in their crosshairs.