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Occupy, One Year Later: Fizzling or Thriving?

Observers weigh in on the movement's impact

(Newser) - Occupy Wall Street celebrated its first anniversary today not so much with a bang as with a whimper— police and press outnumbered protesters . Reactions from both sides of the fence:
  • In the Daily Beast, Matt Taylor says the movement has "fizzled" as organizers, too worried about being "co-opted"
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300 Mark Occupy's 1-Year Anniversary

Cops bust about a dozen in small march on Zuccotti

(Newser) - About 300 people observing the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street marched to tiny Zuccotti Park in New York's lower Manhattan, the birthplace and headquarters for the protest movement. Police patrolled the crowd yesterday and took at least a dozen people into custody near Trinity Church, which borders Zuccotti Park.... More »

May Day Protests Sweep the Globe

Russia, Malaysia, Taiwan, France ... the planet marches

(Newser) - May Day rallies are in effect in all corners of the globe, from Greece and Iraq to France and the Philippines—and, soon, stateside. What began as an international workers' holiday has morphed into an international day of protest, fueled in part by the Occupy Wall Street movement, with Asians... More »

Occupy Plots Global Protests Tomorrow

115 US cities plan to reignite movement

(Newser) - We haven't heard much from Occupy Wall Street in a while, so protesters are looking to make some noise tomorrow. Groups from Barcelona to London to Kuala Lumpur, as well as in 115 cities across the US, are getting ready for May 1, known as International Workers' Day. "... More »

Cops Bust Dozens, Clear Zuccotti Park

Dozens arrested in Zuccotti Park, 6 months after protests started

(Newser) - The NYPD cleared Zuccotti Park last night around 11:30pm, arresting the small number of Occupy protesters who refused to leave the park on the six-month anniversary of the movement's birth, reports the AP . Demonstrators had started filling Zuccotti in the afternoon, with signs and banners. Around 1pm they... More »

Occupiers Get Cash From... Corporate Bosses

Ben and Jerry's leading the way

(Newser) - As the last Occupy camps are dismantled , an unlikely force has emerged to keep the rag-tag protest movement going. A team of corporate leaders is joining forces to raise money for protesters, with some $300,000 collected so far. Among the members of the new Movement Resource Group are Ben... More »

Showdown as Occupy DC Protesters Defy Eviction

Instead, they erect giant tent over statue

(Newser) - The ban on overnight camping took effect at noon today in the Occupy DC encampments in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza, but protesters in McPherson Square show no signs of leaving. Instead, they threw a tent over the square's main statue, then gathered in front of it to prepare... More »

Thousands Occupy the Rose Parade

Protest peaceful, but at times contentious

(Newser) - It wasn't all rosy at today's Rose Parade, as Occupiers marched at the end of the festivities, eliciting both applause and cries of "Get a job" and "You guys had your 15 minutes." "You people are no more than communist revolutionaries who destroy our... More »

NYPD Arrests Occupiers Who Retake Zuccotti

New York police were waiting for protesters

(Newser) - Occupiers retook Zuccotti Park in New York City last night and began a slow-building dispute with police that ended with scores of protesters carted off in handcuffs, the New York Times reports. Police initially allowed protesters to enter the park in return for two little girls in a small tent... More »

Cops Clear Occupy Denver; Tebowing, Fires Ensue

Officials extinguished fires after brief struggle with protesters

(Newser) - Fires and angry words, but only a few arrests resulted last night as Denver became the latest city to end its local Occupy protest, reports the Denver Post . Police moved in just before midnight, squaring off against the remaining 40 protesters who refused to leave. Things got a little tense... More »

Time's Person of the Year: the Protester

He is once again a 'maker of history'

(Newser) - In 2010, Time's Person of the Year was someone who united millions of people. This year, the magazine has chosen to honor ... those millions of people. Time today announced that "the protester" is its 2011 Person of the Year. Writing for the magazine, Kurt Andersen presents a world... More »

A 7-Step Guide to Ruining Your Life

First, make sure you develop no marketable skills: Walter Russell Mead

(Newser) - If you want to emerge from college "with massive debt loads, major attitude problems, and no marketable skills," Walter Russell Mead has a 7-step plan that's sure to work. Disgusted with a recent Boston Globe column about "awesome" college courses (among them: "The Culture of... More »

70 Arrested in Occupy SF Raid

San Francisco encampment cleared out

(Newser) - Another Occupy encampment was cleared out early today, as police raided Occupy SF and arrested 70 people who had been camping at Justin Herman Plaza. Protesters at the 2-month-old encampment were given five minutes to leave shortly after 1am; most did, but 30 who did not were arrested. The other... More »

DC Cops Bust 31 Occupiers in Spat Over Shack

Police dismantle structure after 31 arrests

(Newser) - The final arrest tally from yesterday's Occupy DC standoff : 31. The first instance of mass arrests in that location, the clash erupted over a 15-foot-tall wood building constructed by protesters. The Washington Post reports that 15 demonstrators were arrested during the day, charged with crossing a police line, and... More »

LA to Occupiers: We'll Give You Farmland if You Leave

City officials offer office space, housing for homeless, too

(Newser) - Perhaps aiming to catch more flies with honey than pepper spray, officials in Los Angeles are offering Occupy LA protesters incentives to dismantle their City Hall camp. The city has offered a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall for $1 per year, plus farmland elsewhere and housing for homeless... More »

Scenes From Occupy's 'Day of Action'

Police arrest more than 240 in New York City; some officers injured

(Newser) - Occupy Wall Street's "Day of Action" has resulted in more than 240 arrests and counting, mostly in New York City but also throughout the country in smaller protests. Daily Intel has a live blog of the events in New York, the latest being a march to the Brooklyn... More »

Occupy Raid Gets Sinatra Treatment

'New York, New York' plays as cops round up protesters

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra and police raids: a marriage made in ... NYC. A local filmmaker has set the police raid of Zuccotti Park to Sinatra's "New York, New York" in a new YouTube video—and it makes for quite a contrast. As Sinatra sings about "the city that never... More »

Protesters Ousted From Zuccotti Park

70 arrested as protesters shout: 'No surrender!'

(Newser) - Occupy Wall Street protesters were cleared from Zuccotti Park by hundreds of cops in riot gear early this morning. "The police are forming a human shield, and are pushing everyone away," said a witness. Angry protesters shouted: "Our park! No retreat. No surrender!" reports the New ... More »

Oakland Protesters Regroup

Activists may not re-establish tent city

(Newser) - Occupy protesters were back in the plaza in front of Oakland City Hall just 12 hours after police cleared their encampment yesterday. Around a thousand people gathered in the plaza for a peaceful general assembly soon after police reopened it at 5pm, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Protesters have been... More »

Police Clear Occupy Oakland, Arrest 25

Hundreds protest, but few stay in camp to be arrested

(Newser) - Police in riot gear moved to clear out the Occupy Oakland camp early today, arresting dozens as protesters watched. Hundreds of police moved in at about 5am, according to the San Francisco Chronicle . Protesters had broken into two groups, with some defending the tent city and hundreds of others standing,... More »

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